Work, Stay and Play on San Diego Bay

Ah, San Diego. It’s no secret that we love where we live. San Diego’s nickname of “America’s Finest City” proves itself true no matter how you look at it. Mild weather, stunning scenery, endless beaches, world-class museums and culture, fantastic food — you name it, and we’ve got it. 

So since there’s never a bad season — or reason — to visit, there’s no sense in waiting for an excuse to come by and see us at Best Western Plus Island Palms. Need a break from the everyday? A place to relax and work, and a fresh change of scenery? We’re open, clean as a whistle, and ready to welcome you for whatever reason you choose.

Here’s just some of what you can look forward to when you drop in to see us.   

Stunning Location

Best Western Plus Island Palms makes its home on Shelter Island, located within North San Diego Bay. Shelter Island is one of San Diego’s most beautiful and unique neighborhoods; a peninsula that’s completely surrounded by water. That means there are breathtaking water views everywhere you look. The island is also packed with outstanding recreational activities, unique public art, fantastic green space, and even a world-class concert venue. So while there’s plenty of great fun to be had in and around the hotel, there’s always a new adventure just steps from our front door.

A Great Getaway

Best Western Plus Island Palms is a guest-first hotel. In short, that means we’ve done everything we can to make sure we’ve anticipated and provided for your every need. Our suite of top-notch amenities makes for a stay packed with creature comforts. Guests are free to enjoy two heated pools, complimentary bicycle rentals, an on-site fitness center, tennis courts (with complimentary racquet rentals), an outdoor fireplace, and even massage services. 


Check Out the View

Our unique location on Shelter Island means that a captivating bay view is never far away. We’re located right on the water, so you’re never more than moments away from being able to dip your toes into the sea. Our frontage overlooks the marina, so you’re always free to relax, stroll out onto the pier, and feel your tension melt away as the boats make their way in and out of the nearby docks. So kick back, relax, and bask in a waterfront sunset. 

Area Activities

No matter how you and your family like to spend your time, you’ll find plenty of ways to enjoy yourself here. Several nearby businesses offer water-sports rentals, so paddleboarding, kayaking, and even sailing charters are always fun options. Feel like casting a line? Several designated fishing areas offer superior angling opportunities. Why not pack a picnic and head to Shoreline Park? Or even do a lap around the island’s walking trail and check out attractions like the Tunaman’s Memorial, Friendship Bell, or Pearl of the Pacific? No matter what, you’ll always have plenty to see and do here. 

Kidasion Boat Rafting in Mission Bay

Perfect for Productivity

“That all sounds great,” we can hear you saying. “But I really can’t spend the time away from work.” Thankfully, when you’re our guest, you don’t have to. We offer complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi throughout the property, so you can stay connected during business hours. Then when quitting time rolls around, you’re already in the perfect spot to unwind with a beverage, a walk down to the marina, a dip in the pool, or any other leisure-time activities you’d like to dive into!