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Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • 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

"The serene, quiet room on the marina side."
31 Oct, 2018 - Murrieta, CA, USA
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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.



  • 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)


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 15 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 Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

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

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(12 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina over the past 15 months.
4.5 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.5 Rooms
4.9 Quality of Service
4.7 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The serene, quiet room on the marina side.
Other Comments
The staff were very accommodating, let us check in early, and we very excited to give us a really good room right next to the water. It was a great experience!
Bob 31 Oct, 2018 Murrieta, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The friendly staff
Lindsay 16 May, 2018 Las Vegas, NV, USA
Enjoyed Most
The rooms were nice and updated and loved looking over at the bay
Other Comments
I was disappointed in what description of the room said and what I was going to get. I had to upgrade and pay more to get the room described. I was not happy with that.
Eileen 22 Mar, 2018 Lummi Islandl, WA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The room was unexpected lovely and how could you miss with a bay on one side and a marina on the other. Could easily stay for a week.
Patricia 06 Mar, 2018 Los Angeles, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
This hotel has a marina on one side and the bay on the other. Rooms were spacious and clean. Close to just about everything. We really enjoyed our stay here.
brenda 11 Feb, 2018 Chehalis, WA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Staff and front desk were very accommodating.
russell 04 Feb, 2018 San Leandro, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Quiet, great location, good restaurant, clean
Other Comments
The front desk went out of their way to find me a room with a king size bed. They were very helpful and kind.
Ledys 29 Jan, 2018 La Mirada, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The pillow top king bed, I didn't want to get up, very very comfy. Was told all the beds were changed out within the past year. Our room looked out to the bay, room very clean and dated
Douglas 22 Jan, 2018 Mesa, AZ, USA
Enjoyed Most
We were upgraded to Marina view room for free.
Other Comments
This hotel is great for families who has young kids because there was a park with playground close by.
chizuka 04 Jan, 2018 Culver City, CA, USA

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