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Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina

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2 outdoor pools
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Overview of Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina

Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina

3 out of 5

4.4/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Breakfast available

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
2051 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA, 92106

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationPoint Loma Nazarene University6 min drive
  • Popular LocationSunset Cliffs Natural Park8 min drive
  • AirportSan Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.)11 min drive
  • Popular LocationHarbor Island14 min drive

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About this area

San Diego

Located in San Diego's Point Loma neighbourhood, Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina is in the historical district and on the waterfront. Port of San Diego and B Street Cruise Ship Terminal are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those in the mood for shopping can visit Seaport Village and Fashion Valley Mall. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Petco Park or Viejas Arena. Waterskiing and surfing/boogie boarding offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails nearby. Guests love the hotel's central location.

What's nearby

  • Point Loma Nazarene University - 6 min drive
  • Sunset Cliffs Natural Park - 8 min drive
  • Harbor Island - 14 min drive
  • Marine Corps Recruit Depot - 16 min drive
  • Naval Base Coronado - 30 min drive

Getting around

  • Old Town Transit Center Station - 9 min drive
  • San Diego-Old Town Transit Center - 14 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) - 11 min drive


  • Blue Wave Bar & Grill — 1 min walk
  • Humphreys Concerts By the Bay - 5 min walk
  • Vessel Restaurant - 8 min walk
  • Bali Hai - 11 min walk
  • Brigantine Point Loma - 15 min walk

About this property

Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina

Bayside San Diego hotel in Point Loma, walk to Shelter Island
Along with a marina, this smoke-free hotel has 2 outdoor pools and a restaurant. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a fitness centre, outdoor tennis courts and a 24-hour business centre are on-site. All 227 rooms provide conveniences such as fridges and microwaves, plus in-room free WiFi and LCD TVs with cable channels. Room service, coffee makers and free local calls are among the other amenities available to guests.
Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina offers 227 forms of accommodation with a safe and coffee/tea makers. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges and microwaves. Bathrooms include a shower, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. 42-inch LCD televisions come with cable channels. In-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

2 outdoor swimming pools and 2 hot tubs are on site. Other recreational amenities include outdoor tennis courts and a fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows the standard cleaning and disinfection practices of We Care Clean (Best Western)
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Self parking on site (USD 18 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • On-site parking includes off-street options

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–11:00 AM: USD 10-15 for adults and USD 10-15 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • 2 outdoor tennis courts
  • 2 hot tubs
  • Fitness centre
  • Tennis

Family friendly

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • ATM/banking services
  • Lift
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • 24-hour business centre
  • Computer station
  • Conference space (6500 square feet)
  • Meeting rooms 6


  • Marina on site
  • Picnic area


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower


  • 42-inch LCD TV
  • TV channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Fridge


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Free local calls
  • In-room massage
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Safe

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Check-in from 4 PM - 11:30 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
Due to COVID-19, this property's food and beverage options may be limited pursuant to local regulations.

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from June 1 2021 to October 1 2021 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities
Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.0 per night.
Free cots (infant beds)

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

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

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 10 and USD 15 for adults, and USD 10 and USD 15 for children (approximately)
  • Self-parking fee: USD 18 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.0 per night

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

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

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
A car is not required for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Best Western Island
Best Western Island Hotel
Best Western Island Palms
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Best Western Plus Island Palms
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Island Palms
Island Palms Hotel
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Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina Hotel
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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 1100 out of 1838 reviews
5 - Excellent 60%
Rating 4 - Good. 506 out of 1838 reviews
4 - Good 28%
Rating 3 - Okay. 141 out of 1838 reviews
3 - Okay 8%
Rating 2 - Poor. 63 out of 1838 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 28 out of 1838 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
View of the Marina was awesome. Lots of walking area on the island.
Stayed 6 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The front desk agent at check-in was very professional, welcoming and accommodating. He even offered food options for late night dining, as well as a list of restaurants that were in walking distance ( included dress code requirements as well). The rooms were nice and clean with a balcony view of the water. The kids absolutely loved the fact that the pool didn't close until 11pm. That was just the cherry on top. I told my colleague about my trip and she stated that she loves the San Diego area and pulled out her phone and showed me the hotel she likes to visit with her family and it was the same hotel. I was like omg that's where i stayed. She also told me that she's a Diamond member and advised me to sign up for the rewards. What a coincidence. Great stay and price.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with partner
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I paid In advance for my stay (weeks) in advance and asked for a king bed with a patio just to end up in a basic double Queen bed. Also receptionist were no help at all I asked for help with several issues I had getting in the room on top of the fact that I was already in a room that I did not pay for and still got no help. She said she couldn’t do nothing about it because they were booked? Yeah wouldn’t stay here again.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We liked the location showing water on both sides. We didn’t like that whenever we would use the tv it was set to CNN every time it was turned on. That is an easy way to turn off many people who do not listen to nonsense like that. Also the guest wifi was not that good, it kept dropping off. It was pretty expensive for just one night stay, at $500 per night, everything should have been top notch instead of just ok. The view is the best feature of the hotel by far.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We really like how beautiful the room is and that we are so close to the Marina. The room has a wonderful view of the water.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021