Unbeatable Location and Service
Premier Waterfront Hotel in San Diego
Let your island adventure begin! The BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina is ideally located on Shelter Island, San Diego's Hawaiian Isle. Our waterfront hotel is surrounded by the deep blue waters of San Diego’s Big Bay and enveloped by lush, tropical landscaping. We invite you to experience an Island vacation without the long flight over the Pacific! Savor sunny days, starlit nights and majestic palm trees swaying in the cool sea breeze. Add warm, friendly hospitality and personalized service, and you have the makings of an ideal getaway.
Our island retreat features spectacular views of The San Diego Bay, Downtown Skyline, and our own private mega yacht marina. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina is home to Blue Wave Bar & Grill, a waterfront restaurant and lounge that offers a decadent variety of tropically inspired dishes. The peaceful oasis that is Shelter Island is located only minutes from the San Diego Airport, Downtown San Diego, and all of popular San Diego area attractions.
Whether traveling on business or pleasure, The BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina is the perfect choice for your San Diego stay.
Amenities Beyond Compare
- Keep fit in our fully equipped fitness center
- Explore Shelter Island’s bayside bike paths with complimentary bicycle rentals
- Work on your serve on one of two tennis courts (complimentary racquet and ball rentals available)
- View San Diego from the water on a classic sailing adventure departing from our marina
- Pamper yourself with a relaxing spa treatment
- Relax poolside at one of two pools and bubbling spas
- Snuggle under the stars in front of the Casa Del Mar poolside fire place
- Save time! Book online and enhance your stay with a variety of San Diego tours and attractions during the reservation process. You can also purchase attraction tickets and book tours upon arrival. It’s really that easy!
- Customized trip planning - Our front desk staff will assist you in preparing vacation outings to popular San Diego area attractions such as SeaWorld, the San Diego Zoo, museums, shopping, and much more.
We are also proud to offer:
Free parking, complimentary shuttle to San Diego International Airport and Amtrak (available 7:00 AM-11:00 PM), complimentary wireless Internet access, guest laundry facilities on site as well as laundry valet service. We are a 100% non smoking hotel.
Relax in Beautiful Waterfront Accommodations
The BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel & Marina offers three distinctively unique guest experiences, making this San Diego Hotel the perfect choice for a party of two or a family of six.
Whether you're staying in our beautiful tropical Island Palms rooms and suites, the Mediterranean style Casa del Mar, or our fabulous Casa Marina, our friendly staff is committed to providing you with the best travel experience possible during your stay here at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel.
We are happy to offer a variety of accommodations to fit your needs. Many of our suites and guest rooms offer San Diego 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. We look forward to seeing you and doing our best to enhance your visit to San Diego.
Plan your next meeting or banquet on San Diego Bay
Our stunning, waterfront facilities make our hotel and marina the perfect San Diego destination for all occasions and events. We regularly host corporate retreats, conferences, meetings and banquets and weddings. Our skilled, full-service staff is pleased to assist you during the planning process to ensure a successful event.