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Island Palms Best Western Hotel

Searching for a place to stay during your whale watching excursion? Look no further! The Island Palms Best Western Hotel is a fantastic choice for San Diego whale watchers. Located on Shelter Island, the Island Palms is just a quick nine minute drive from the San Diego Airport. This hotel has a variety of rooms with wonderful views of the San Diego Bay or La Playa. You can even book a room that has a clear view of our gorgeous Yacht America.

The Experience

This facility has beautiful landscaping, a gym, several pools, tennis courts, and parking. The location is fabulous for both couples and families. Across the street from the hotel is a long grassy park with a sidewalk where you can take a morning stroll and enjoy lovely views of downtown San Diego and the Coronado Bridge. Conveniently, this park is also where we check in for our San Diego whale watching trips. 

Eat a delicious breakfast at the Blue Wave Bar & Grill, located inside the hotel. For those with kids, the Shelter Island Playground is just an eleven minute walk from the hotel. There is even a little beach with bonfire pits so you can enjoy the views at night. If you want to catch some fish during your stay, the Shelter Island Fishing Pier is close by! For those that want a night out on the town, walk down to the Bali Hai for the best Mai Tai in San Diego. Wherever your San Diego adventure takes you, the Best Western Island Palms hotel is waiting for you! Click here to book.