Yes, we know this is really self-serving…but when you earn it, and it’s a good praise, you just have to toot your horn a little.
We thought it interesting that although all the resort hotels (Kona Kai Resort, Spa & Marina, The Bay Club Hotel & Marina, Humphreys Half Moon Inn & Suites, Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina) on Shelter Island in San Diego offer outstanding quality, courtesy and beautiful accommodations – our little Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel has earned significant enough praise lately that we wanted to share it. So here you go…A few highlights from their ‘Atta Boy list’ – uncut and uncensored:

The BEST WESTERN PLUS Island Palms Hotel and Marina is a proud recipient of TripAdvisor’s prestigious 2012 Certificate of Excellence!

I read the reviews and we booked 5 nights at the BW Island Palms & Marina. It was a great choice…..great location. We stayed in the new section- wonderful view of marina by the KONA Marina entrance. It was very quiet….we stayed street level – Room 482. Had a patio with blooming red begonias….I really enjoyed having a glass of wine and checking out the happenings at the marina. Be sure and have breakfast at the hotel…..again a wonderful view of the marina, good food & service. We had breakfast and then walked every morning on the SD Bay walking path….before starting our day’s activities. They do have multiple pools….with outside fireplace…..if you want to veg out at the hotel. This hotel is definitely a feather in the Best Western properties. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! – Tripadvisor, May 19, 2012

“The location is great! Shelter Island is conveniently close to everything, but still separated from busy traffic and the “hub-bub” of the city. When we go back, we wouldn’t hesitate to stay at the Island Palms again”- Tripadvisor, April 26, 2012

“Stayed here for our honeymoon 3 years ago and have come back every year since. The staff is friendly & has many amenities available if requested. Late night walks on the strand across the street are so romantic & peaceful. So happy to have found this place!” – Tripadvisor, May 17, 2012

Great Hotel “We really enjoyed this Best Western Plus. We were only there one night, so take the review for what it is worth. We would definitely stay again. The room was very clean and neat and the location is great. We did use the pool and hot tub (I believe they have two of each) and enjoyed them as well. Our unit had a kitchen that was all one would need.” – by Traveler on 7/3/12
Posted: Jul 4, 2012

Trip recommended “Everything was just as I would want it. Service was friendly and prompt. All staff very helpful and happy to help. Location was across from water and a walkway. Relaxing.” – by a guest on 6/25/12

“We stayed at the Best Western Island Palms on Shelter Island and I have to say, we’ll be staying there again. The lobby was beautiful with a nice water fountain and greenery. The staff was very nice and it was easy to check in. Our room was next to the pool and had a view of the marina. It was a king size bed and was very clean. They are a very family friendly hotel. The Sunday that we were there, they had a movie night in the pool area, showing “Horton Hears a Who.” It was fun floating in the pool watching the movie. We had breakfast and two dinners at the hotel’s restaurant, the Blue Wave Bar & Grill. The food was delicious and the staff was very friendly. They have patio seating that over looks the pool area and a wonderful view of the marina. We even got to see the fireworks from Sea World as we had late night drinks and desert. The price range is typical of what you would expect from a hotel restaurant.” Via Orbitz 7/25/12

Atta’ Boy Island Palms – you make us proud.

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