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2051 Shelter Island Drive
San Diego, California 92106-3105
United States


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Hotel Overview

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With a waterfront location close to Ocean Beach, SeaWorld®, and the San Diego Zoo®, the Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina is a hotel in San Diego, CA’s idyllic Shelter Island neighborhood, earning TripAdvisor® Top 25 accolades thanks in part to our incredible views and resort amenities.

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Our rooms overlook our private marina, San Diego Bay, or the downtown skyline, and each comes with free high-speed Internet, refrigerator, and microwave, because whether you’re here for a romantic bayside getaway or rooting for the Padres at Petco Park having the comforts of home matters when you’re on the road. And speaking of comfort, our pillow top mattresses and upgraded pillows guarantee you a good night’s sleep.

We take full advantage of our waterfront location, and so can you. Host an event for up to 200 in our unique waterfront meeting venue, overlooking Point Loma and our private yacht marina. While you’re here, enjoy a friendly match of tennis or take a walk on the trails along the water.

The most unique amenity at the Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina is the marina itself, which welcomes sailboats, super yachts, and cruisers as the closest yacht basin to the open ocean. The boat slips range from 20 to 200 feet and boast full hookups for water, electric, phone and cable.

Reserve your room at this unique waterfront San Diego/Shelter Island hotel today. For the safety and welfare of our guests and staff, our fitness center is currently closed.


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Hotel Policies

Pet Policy
No pets allowed


Hotel location and the surrounding area

Hotel Amenities


  • 100% smoke-free hotel
  • Restaurant on-site
  • Cocktail lounge Blue Wave Bar & Grill, a full service restaurant & bar
  • Outdoor pool Heated Two available, from 8AM - 10PM daily.
  • Spa
  • Safe deposit box
  • Ice/vending machines
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Hot tub,
  • Car rental desk
  • Poolside services, seasonal food and beverage service
  • Parking for the physically challenged Unassigned parking Nominal fee applies.
  • Meeting facilities
  • Banquet facilities
  • Business center
  • Fax services
  • Treadmill
  • Porterage/bell services
  • Massage services
  • Printer available
  • Computer available
  • Photocopy, nominal fee
  • Exercise facility, due to the safety and welfare of our guests and staff, our fitness center is currently closed.
  • Conference services
  • Dataports
  • Shipping
  • Mail services
  • Universal gym
  • Wedding services, please inquire with our sales department
  • Air-conditioning
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • Stationary bike
  • Inter/Exter corridor
  • Laundromat, $2.50 fee
  • Dry cleaning, same day service available
  • Free wireless internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
  • Conference facilities
  • Catering
  • Ballroom
  • Tennis courts, two
  • Bicycling, rental
  • Sailing boating
  • Sightseeing tours
  • Sunbathing
  • Hearing impaired services, strobe lights for fire safety and doorbell in some rooms
  • Physically challenged facilities, pool and spa lifts
  • Elevator, wheelchair accessible. Elevators in Casa Marina and Casa Del Mar buildings only
  • Outdoor parking, Unassigned, No trailers registered guests only, nominal fee applies.
  • Paid parking, 18.00 USD, nominal fee
  • 188 slip marina
  • Bay-side walking and jogging path
  • 10,000 sq ft waterfront banquet, meeting space

Suites: 60

  • Emergency alerting lighting

Public Space ADA Accessible Features:

  • Accessible parking spaces and signage (car and van)
  • Accessible parking space that is 96-inches wide with an appropriate access aisle
  • An accessible route that allows for approaching and entering the hotel
  • An accessible lobby entrance door
  • Interior routes to public spaces that do not have abrupt level changes
  • An accessible reception desk or accessible folding shelf or reception area
  • Room signage: 60-inches to sign center above finished floor
  • Accessible table in eating area
  • Public restrooms accessible

Guest Room Communication Assist Features:

  • Closed-caption televisions
  • Visual notification devices for telephones
  • Telephones have volume control
  • Visual fire alarms
  • Visual smoke alarms
More Amenities


  • Cable or satellite television, High Definition channels, DirectTV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • AM/FM radio stereo
  • Coffee/tea maker, single cup
  • Microwave, available in Island Palms and Marina guestrooms and Casa Del Mar Junior Suites
  • Refrigerator, larger refrigerators available in suites
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron, ironing board
  • Voice mail
  • Free local calls under 30 minutes
  • Room service, from 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Air-conditioning
  • Wake-up calls, please make arrangements with the front desk
  • Sofabed available in suites only
  • Adjoining rooms available
  • Balcony available in second and third floor rooms
  • Water view rooms available at a higher rate
  • In-room safe
  • The Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina offers beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites with a wide array of amenities to make your stay enjoyable and comfortable.
  • The following room types are available: Marina View Rooms, Bay Side Rooms and Standard, Non-View Rooms

Rooms for the Physically Challenged: 7

  • Physically challenged rooms/facilities available
  • Bathtub seat available
  • Rails in bathrooms available
  • Wheelchair accessible available
  • Closed-caption TV
  • Raised toilet with grab bars available
  • Visual alarm available
  • Knock lights available
  • Safety bar in shower available
  • Walk-in shower available

Kitchenettes: available in regular and junior suites only

  • Extra wide doors in bathrooms
  • Lowered vanity areas
  • Access ramps
  • Property meets ADA of 1990 (US hotels only)
  • Pots/pans/dishes full suites only

Guest Room Mobility Accessible Features:

  • Accessible doors and doorways (at least 32-inches of clear width passage)
  • Accessible bathrooms and features, including shower/tub
  • Accessible room controls (e.g. HVAC and lighting)
  • Accessible clear floor space
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Nearby Attractions

Area Business

  • 2.50 mile(s) from Mitre Corporation
  • 2.50 mile(s) from US Navy Submarine Base, Point Loma
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Spaware, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command
  • 6.00 mile(s) from San Diego Convention Center
  • 7.00 mile(s) from Marine Corps Recruit Depot
  • 8.00 mile(s) from NASSCO
  • 8.00 mile(s) from General Dynamics
  • 12.00 mile(s) from NAS North Island, Naval Air Station Coronado
  • 12.00 mile(s) from 32nd Street Naval Base


  • 5.00 mile(s) from Ocean Beach, minutes to the most beautiful beaches in San Diego.
  • 5.00 mile(s) from SeaWorld®
  • 7.00 mile(s) from Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres
  • 8.00 mile(s) from San Diego Zoo
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Qualcomm Stadium, home of the San Diego Chargers
  • 20.00 mile(s) from Stephen Birch Aquarium
  • 20.00 mile(s) from Air Affair Balloon Excursions
  • 35.00 mile(s) from Wild Animal Park
  • 45.00 mile(s) from Legoland®
  • 90.00 mile(s) from Disneyland® Park


  • Blue Wave Bar and Grill, on premises, bar/lounge, seafood, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, step into the Blue Wave Bar & Grill for great waterfront dining with spectacular views of the bay and our private marina. Experience the tropical feel of our bayside restaurant or enjoy the gentle ocean breezes while dining outdoors on the patio. Menu items include fresh seafood, tender steaks, innovative daily specials and much more.
  • .25 mile(s) from Humphrey's by the Bay, bar/lounge, seafood, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • 1 mile(s) from The Brigantine Seafood Restaurant, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 1 mile(s) from Miguel's Mexican Cocina, bar/lounge, Mexican, open for: lunch, dinner, seafood creations
  • .50 mile(s) from Bali Hai, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 1.25 mile(s) from Old Venice, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 1.50 mile(s) from Pizza Nova, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 1.25 mile(s) from Point Loma Seafood, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner


  • 4.00 mile(s) from Point Loma Nazarene University
  • 7.00 mile(s) from University of San Diego
  • 10.00 mile(s) from San Diego State University
  • 12.00 mile(s) from University of California, San Diego

Nearby Cities

  • 10.00 mile(s) from La Jolla
  • 10.00 mile(s) from El Cajon
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Chula Vista
  • 30.00 mile(s) from Carlsbad
  • 80.00 mile(s) from Anaheim
  • 120 mile(s) from Los Angeles


  • 5.00 mile(s) from Horton Plaza
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Seaport Village
  • 7.00 mile(s) from Fashion Valley
  • 7.00 mile(s) from Mission Valley


  • 3.00 mile(s) from San Diego International Airport
  • 100 mile(s) from John Wayne Airport
  • 1.00 mile(s) from MTS Bus service
  • 4.50 mile(s) from Santa Fe Depot
  • 7.00 mile(s) from San Diego Bus stop 1.00 mile from property