Posted Oct 11, 2016
My husband and I stayed 3 nights at the Best Western Island Palms on Shelter Island in San Diego. We were pleasantly surprised at the quality of this hotel. We loved the location because Shelter Island is a small, quiet area with many people fishing, boating, and biking, and we had great views of the harbor out front and the marina in the back. It was only about a 15 minute drive with traffic into downtown San Diego/Gaslamp District, 20 min drive up to La Jolla, and 15 min to Point Loma. The food in the restaurant was excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed the quiet pool and the views of the boats from the pool. The hotel also offered free bike rentals which was something new and different for us to try. Humphrey's, the hotel right next door and within walking, has a concert venue with some pretty big name comedians and musicians if you're looking for something to do. There are also seal tours that go out right from the island. I would say my only complaint is that the room had a bit of a musty smell at first, but after running the AC it got better, not enough to deter me from staying here again. In fact, I've already recommended it to a few people thinking of travelling to San Diego. My husband and I can't wait to go back ourselves.