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- Best Western Island Palms Hotel & Marina2051 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92106recommended Best Western Island Palms Hotel & MarinaDon't let the chain gang name fool you! This mid-century modern hotel on the waterfront is tiki fabulous. Ask for a top-floor room in the Casa Marina building facing the boat docks, which will get you ... read morea private balcony with views. Only about 20 minutes from downtown San Diego, but soooo relaxing. Affordable, too!Recommended for:Family Travelers.Comment.about 1 month ago. ReportSara Benson
I've been to the Dolphin Motel, and it is clean and reasonably priced on a budget, though there are much better deals around. It's an older property and not as good of a value as Shelter Island's Best Western, which is more spacious with better rooms and amenities, for not too much more money.
- Ocean Beach Hotel5080 Newport Ave, San Diego, CA 92107recommended Ocean Beach HotelDespite my hesitation to ever use the word "cute," I have to admit this hotel fits the bill. It's perfectly sandwiched between the beach bum town of OB and the beach itself, meaning you can step right ... read moreoutside and go surfing, swimming, or tanning, or stroll along the eclectic promenade filled with street performers, sidewalk artists, or OB's Friday night market. It's in the midst of hustle and bustle, but the friendly receptionist will whisk you away to the privacy of a casual, cozy little room that reminded me of the beach house where I used to spend summers as a kid. And the courtyard is the piece de resistance - with glass walls that separate you from the noisy crowds on the sidewalk while still allowing you to enjoy the ocean in the evening -- and the fairy lights strung overhead light the place up with charm..Comment.about 1 month ago. ReportBecky Mahan
I haven't been to the Dolphin Motel, but if you need another suggestion, I'd recommend the Ocean Beach Hotel on the other side of the Point Loma spit. :)