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Welcome to Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina

A Tranquil, Waterfront Shelter Island Hotel in San Diego, CA

Let your Shelter Island Hotel adventure begin on San Diego’s Hawaiian Isle! The Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina is a well-appointed waterfront hotel surrounded by the deep blue waters of San Diego's Big Bay and enveloped by lush, tropical landscaping.  You are cordially invited to savor sunny days, starlit nights and the cool sea breeze at our island retreat.
Your island escape will feature warm, friendly hospitality and personalized service with spectacular views of The San Diego Bay, Downtown Skyline, and our own private mega yacht marina as your backdrop.  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.  Our many amenities including private tennis courts, two tropical pools, complimentary WiFi and close proximity to everything in San Diego makes our resort the perfect refuge for today’s traveler.  


Blue Wave Bar & Grill - Our San Diego Restaurant

Delicious California coastal cuisine is what you'll experience at the hotel's own Blue Wave Bar & Grill. This casual fine dining establishment is open every day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, serving up both main dishes and small plates along with incredible marina views. Enjoy the beautiful view of Point Loma paired with the delectable flavors of tropically inspired cuisine created by Executive Chef, Andrew Mroz. Relax and unwind around a great meal.

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Coastal-Inspired San Diego Lodging

The guest rooms and suites at Island Palms are a perfect combination of tranquility and modern conveniences. These non-smoking accommodations will warm you with their island-inspired décor that features little touches like imported furnishings and plantation shutters. For added room, our one-bedroom suites will make you feel right at home with their separate living areas, fully-equipped kitchens, and private patios that deliver amazing marina and San Diego Bay views.

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    Stylish Extended Stays In San Diego

    Find your peaceful oasis in San Diego, surrounded by Mediterranean-style architecture and the thoughtful appointments of Casa Del Mar's waterfront accommodations. Select from a wide array of spacious guest rooms and one- and two-bedroom suites, including your own private patio or balcony, imported furnishings, and full kitchens. Guests also enjoy access to a private outdoor heated pool, spa, and an outdoor fireplace overlooking the water and marina.

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      Centrally located on San Diego’s Shelter Island, our stunning, waterfront banquet halls and event facilities make The Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel and Marina the perfect destination for your business or social event. 

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