San Diego

Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina

Dana Marshall
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Why We Love It

  • This waterfront hotel boasts some of the best bay and marina views in the area
  • All guestrooms come equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi, and many have private patios and full kitchens
  • The well-reviewed on-site restaurant is popular with locals for inexpensive tacos and margaritas
  • Two large pools, two spas and two tennis courts help guests take advantage of the near-perfect San Diego weather

"#16 of 270 San Diego hotels" --
Enjoyed This
(15 Member Ratings)
"The restaurant the Blue Wave!"
Sep 08, 2017
Vista, CA, USA

Map & Directions

This hotel is 10 minutes from the San Diego airport. Cab fare will cost roughly $20 one-way.

Rooms & Rates

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San Diego’s Shelter Island, almost completely surrounded by pristine Pacific waterfront, is a mecca for boat lovers of all kinds, fisherman of every skill level and seafood-loving-landlubbers alike. The Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel sits at the center of the action, overlooking the Big Bay.

Many of the spacious guestrooms at this hotel come equipped with full kitchens, private patios and sparkling water views, and all are adorned with Garden Sleep System beds and offer complimentary Wi-Fi. Guests can take advantage of the city’s near-perfect weather with two large pools, two spas, two tennis courts, tons of walking trails and bike rentals.

The on-site restaurant boasts marina views and was the recipient of a 2014 Diners’ Choice Award from OpenTable.

From The Press:
  • With tennis courts, two pools, jogging paths, and complimentary bike rentals, this waterfront hotel is a natural fit for fitness enthusiasts” -- Fodor’s
  • “Our independent authors have visited Best Western Island Palms and selected it as one of our Recommended Accommodations in San Diego” -- Lonely Planet



  • Bar
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis courts
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Hair-dryer


  • Parking (fees apply)

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 4pm Check-out time is 12pm

Know Before You Go

  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 11.95 and USD 20.00 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 10 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available 24 hours

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

It is the responsibility of the hotel chain and/or the individual property to ensure the accuracy of the photos displayed. Travelzoo is not responsible for any inaccuracies in the photos.

Enjoyed This
(15 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina over the past 15 months.
4.1 Ambiance
4.6 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The restaurant the Blue Wave!
Other Comments
Everything was great and the staff was wonderful! We enjoyed that we could ride the bikes!
Cheryl Sep 08, 2017 Vista, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Very friendly staff and beautiful property
Heather Sep 02, 2017 Gilbert, AZ, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location and room value through Travelzoo. The greeting phone call to the room after check in to make sure everything was satisfactory was a nice, welcoming touch.
Other Comments
Excellent front row to any fireworks display on the bay. We didn't even have to leave our east facing room for it.
Beth Jul 07, 2017 Las Vegas, NV, USA
Enjoyed Most
Friendly staff at checking who upgraded our room. Just stayed one night prior to our early morning flight to Kauai.
Roy May 07, 2017 Banning, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Relaxed casual vibe
Other Comments
We enjoyed the whole property. Restaurant was very good and a special shout out to Jeff the bartender.
Ronald Jun 12, 2017 Riverside , CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location was really nice and easy access to parts of San Diego.
Young Apr 12, 2017 Vienna, VA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The view and the location
Other Comments
Great hotel
Susanne Aug 15, 2016 Woodbury, MN, USA
Enjoyed Most
Comfortable bed and very clean room.
Other Comments
Good dinner their restaurant. The
Gary Nov 08, 2016 Ladera Ranch, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location, ample parking, clean and well-appointed rooms, and amenities like the pool and restaurant were all fantastic.
Other Comments
We would definitely stay here again.
Christina Feb 23, 2017 Minneapolis, MN, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location near water, parking near room, heated swimming pool and jacuzzi, beds comfortable, large bathroom
Other Comments
It has a nice skyline view at night and a nice view of ships and boats going in and out. I like the fact it had a laundry room, tennis courts, and bicycles to borrow.
Lucinda Jan 17, 2017 Waimea, HI, USA

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