The BW+ Island Palms Hotel pool at night surrounded by palm trees

Island Palms 2022 Year in Review

2022 was truly a magical year here at Island Palms. We kicked off an exciting fire-spinning series, debuted a Polynesian dance show, introduced our poolside taco truck, welcomed guests from all over the world, and so much more. We also received some incredible guest-chosen honors — it’s certainly been one to remember. 

Here are some of our favorite moments from the last year.


#IslandPalmsInferno Fire Shows at Blue Wave Bar & Grill 

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Island Palms was absolutely thrilled to welcome fire dancer Fiora Firefly and her mesmerizing performances to Blue Wave Bar & Grill every Thursday for some scintillating summer sizzle. Anyone who had a chance to watch her heat things up left thoroughly thrilled!


Island Palms Taco Truck

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One of the things that confirms San Diego’s confirmed “foodie town” status? Our abundance of awesome food trucks. Island Palms decided to get in on this culinary trend over the summer with our very own poolside taco cart, serving up great taste to guests. 


Guest Experiences

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We’re always thrilled when guests share positive accounts of their time with us here at Island Palms. Even more so when they know a thing or two about travel! Chet Garner — host of the Emmy award-winning PBS show “The Daytripper” — had some very kind words for us this year.  


Hope & Sophia’s Social Media Takeover

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Island Palms was excited to hand over the reins of our Instagram account to a pair of guests who were experiencing a whirlwind tour of the best of San Diego in 2022, and their adventures would make any traveler envious. Here’s their awesome travelogue.


Amazing Accolades

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Best Western Island Palms was incredibly honored to be the recipient of a TripAdvisor 2022 Traveler’s Choice Award. These guest-chosen honors are among the most meaningful any hotel could hope to achieve. We can’t thank our guests enough for recognizing us! 


Aloha Thursdays

This past year, our team and guests really got into theShelter Island spirit thanks to our Aloha Thursdays series. Polynesian dance shows from master practitioner Bebe Valero set the mood for kicking back and enjoying San Diego’s legendarily mild weather in style. 


Delicious Drink Specials

During Aloha Thursdays,  Island Palms embraced our tropical roots by introducing some decadent drink specials at Blue Wave Bar & Grill. Our guests definitely enjoyed relaxing poolside with these frosty, first-rate refreshments. 


Wonderful Waterfront Weddings

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Thanks to our breathtaking bayside location and all-star events team, Best Western Plus Island Palms is the location of choice for countless happy couples looking to start their forever together. It’s always a beautiful day to say “I do” here! Check out our weddings Instagram page to see some of the lovely ceremonies we were honored to have hosted in 2022.  


Fun Family Vacations

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There’s no better spot in San Diego to plan your family get-togethers than at Island Palms. We were honored to have hosted so many happy families who visited us over the last 12 months to enjoy all of the special magic San Diego has to offer. 


Best Western Plus Island Palms Photo Contest

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Did you visit us at Island Palms this year? If you have 2022 memories to share, you could enter and win our photo contest! When you share a photo of what you loved most about your stay in 2022, you’ll be entered for a chance to win 50% off a future 2-night getaway, plus 50% off parking! Entry and details can be found here


Here’s to Even More Happy Memories at Island Palms    

The only thing better than enjoying fond memories of Best Western Plus Island Palms? Looking forward to making some new ones! Our Special Offers page is the place to find all the best San Diego travel deals. We look forward to helping you enjoy your 2023!