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Shelter Island Inn, San Diego, CA (hotel)
Tiki-Kate
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Joined: Sep 21, 2003
Posts: 1700
From: Yucaipa, CA
Posted: 2009-06-14 5:21 pm   Permalink

Name:Shelter Island Inn
Type:hotel
Street:2051 Shelter Island Drive
City:San Diego
State:CA
Zip:92106
country:USA
Phone:222-0561
Status:defunct

Description:
The Shelter Island Inn was located in Point Loma in San Diego. It is now a Best Western. Grrr!



 
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Tiki-Kate
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Joined: Sep 21, 2003
Posts: 1700
From: Yucaipa, CA
Posted: 2009-06-14 5:22 pm   Permalink

I always thought that the Shelter Island Inn was cool because of its fabulous pointy sign, but I never thought that it was particularly tiki. Then I found this brochure. While there's still no evidence that there were any tikis on the property, the brochure shows that the building had a nice roof line with an outrigger. Also, it was home to the Moana Cocktail Lounge and the Islander Restaurant. Plus, the brochure is full of cute little New Guinea inspired drawings.









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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 4074
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2009-06-15 12:29 pm   Permalink

Kate,

Nice score on the brochure.

I have the one postcard that shows the cool sign and the building. I have always wanted to see more from this place.



Thanks for posting.

DC


 
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Tiki Shaker
Grand Member (6 years)  

Joined: Jun 28, 2008
Posts: 702
From: Menifee, CA
Posted: 2009-06-15 6:02 pm   Permalink

I've been meaning to post that brochure myself Kate. Here is the rest of the Shelter Island Inn stuff I have.














And last time I was in the area, I took pics of what it looks like now.






















 
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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 4074
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2009-06-15 9:10 pm   Permalink

Shaker,

The San Diego paper market has been treating you well, great stuff from the Shelter Island Inn. That ad stating the "Exotic Boatel" is cool - didn't the Half Moon Inn also use that Boatel tag line? I have seen that before somewhere.

DC


 
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Tiki-Kate
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Joined: Sep 21, 2003
Posts: 1700
From: Yucaipa, CA
Posted: 2009-06-16 08:30 am   Permalink

Great stuff, TS. When were those pictures taken? The images on the web site make it look like just another Spanish box hotel.

 
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WooHooWahine
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Joined: Mar 04, 2005
Posts: 3039
From: Mission (Impossible) Viejo, Ca
Posted: 2009-06-16 08:52 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-06-16 08:30, Tiki-Kate wrote:
The images on the web site make it look like just another Spanish box hotel.



The Best Western Island Palms still has a Island-Feel to it. The Spanish Box Hotel pictures you saw on the website are of the new building on the property.


 
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Tiki Shaker
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Joined: Jun 28, 2008
Posts: 702
From: Menifee, CA
Posted: 2009-06-16 09:20 am   Permalink

Those were taken last year.

 
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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 4074
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2012-06-27 7:21 pm   Permalink

Worth a look see this place if you are in San Diego for Tiki Oasis and have not seen it before.

I picked up this nice napkin from the Shelter Island Inn.



Also saw this postcard on-line that shows the A-frame entrance with a carved sign that looks like a Don the Beachcomber logo coaster.






Can't quite read what is says.

DC


 
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