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Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina

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The Island Palms Hotel and Marina is ideally located on Shelter Island, just minutes from downtown San Diego and all of the area attractions, and surrounded by the San Diego Bay and our private, mega-yacht marina.

We take pride in providing excellent service in a tranquil, casual, California setting. Hotel guests can unwind at either of our two bayside pools, work out in the fitness center, or take a stroll around Shelter Island. Our island-style getaway features a waterfront restaurant and plenty of services and amenities.

You'll find it easy to relax in our beautiful accommodations. Many of our suites, guest rooms and villas offer bay or marina views, as well as balconies or patios. You'll feel right at home whether you are staying with us for a romantic weekend, family vacation, or business trip. Whatever your preference during your stay, our friendly staff is more than happy to help you make the most of your visit.


  • Airport Hotel
  • Banquet Facility(s)
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Bay View Rooms (Some)
  • Bicycle Rentals
  • Business Services
  • Cable/Satellite Television with Premium Channels
  • Dry Cleaning/Valet Laundry
  • Fitness Center (Complimentary)
  • In-Room Coffee Maker
  • In-Room Refrigerator
  • Jacuzzi/Hot Tub (Outdoor)
  • Kitchenettes (Some Rooms)
  • Marina
  • Massage/Spa Services
  • Meeting Facilities
  • Pool (Outdoor Heated)
  • Pools - Multiple on Property
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Room Service
  • Suites Available
  • Waterfront Location
  • Wi-Fi (Complimentary)


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Blue Wave

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. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Recreation & More

Spa Services photo

Spa Services

Renew the body, relax the mind, and revitalize the spirit with any of our rejuvenating massages. Melt all of your cares away on our soft, heated massage tables. Let the tranquil sounds of water falls, relaxing music, and the soothing scent of aromatherapy, take you away.

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Swimming Pools

Escape to a secluded island hideaway near the tranquil deep blue waters of the San Diego Bay, where you can relax and unwind at either of our two bayside pools and hot tubs.

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Meetings & Banquets

Our stunning, waterfront facilities make the Island Palms Hotel and Marina the perfect destination for any event. In addition to our indoor facilities, our ample outdoor space encompasses lush courtyards and gardens, two pools and spectacular views of our private yacht marina. Our skilled, full-service staff is here to assist you from the planning process through to the final farewell, ensuring that your event exceeds your expectations.


  • Check-in Time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out Time: 12:00 PM
  • Parking: $10.00 per day
  • Pet Policy: No pets allowed