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Restful getaway

This hotel is set on Shelter Island, surrounded by San Diego Bay and a private marina; Old Town is 5 miles away, and downtown San Diego is within 6 miles.

Private marina

Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel and Marina offers 2 outdoor pools, 2 tennis courts, and spa tubs with marina views. A waterfront bar and grill offers bay views.

Wi-Fi, refrigerators

Guestrooms at the Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel and Marina offer complimentary wireless Internet access, cable TV with HBO and pay movies, and refrigerators.

Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina

2051 Shelter Island Dr San Diego CA 92106

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Located on beautiful Shelter Island in San Diego Bay, the Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina is situated on nearly 6 acres of lush, tropical landscaping and overlooks the hotel's private 188-slip marina. Recreational amenities include 2 heated waterfront pools and spa tubs and 2 tennis courts. A waterfront bar and grill has stunning bay views and flexible meeting spaces also overlook Point Loma and the bay. Free WiFi is available throughout the property.

Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina is a smoke-free property.

  • Marina on site 
  • Spa tub 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Restaurant 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Picnic area 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Wedding services 
  • Concierge services 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Express check-out 
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2 
  • Computer station 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • One meeting room 
  • Tennis on site 
  • Total number of rooms - 227 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 2 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 12 
  • Free WiFi 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pools  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Outdoor tennis courts  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Microwave 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Shower only 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Free local calls 
  • Cable TV service 
  • In-room safe 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • Free WiFi 

Where to Eat

Blue Wave Bar & Grill - This contemporary waterfront restaurant specializes in seafood and coastal cuisine. Terrace dining. Cocktail lounge. Open for breakfast (6:30 AM to 11:00 AM), lunch, and dinner. Children's menu available.

Nearby Things to Do

The Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina offers a private, 180-boat marina, boat cruises and tours; two outdoor pools and spa tubs with marina views, 2 tennis courts; and a complimentary fitness center. Massage services are available on site.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Free bicycles on site 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 
  • Segway rental/tour nearby 
  • Boat tours on site 


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 4 PM


Check-out time is noon

Payment types


  • Pets not allowed (service dogs only)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.

Only service animals are allowed


Optional extras

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.

Hotel Name

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