$99 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Nov 30, 2014 Check-out: Dec 3, 2014

Handlery Hotel San Diego

3 stars
950 Hotel Circle N, San Diego, CA 92108
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
166 reviews
Excellent service and clean. Beautiful pool as well.

We were greeted as soon as we arrived and received the best service. The room was very clean and... See full review

  • Lisa and frank
  • Jul 21, 2014
Honeymoon

Thersa at the front desk upgraded our room, sent us chocolate coverd strawberries and champagne for... See full review

  • BJ and Dawn
  • Jul 13, 2014
Historic resort in heart of Mission Valley
Built in 1954, Handlery Hotel San Diego is centrally located near many of San Diego's most popular attractions. Guests enjoy a luxurious swimming pool and complimentary shuttle service to Old Town and Sea World. The hotel also sits next to the 27-hole Riverwalk Golf Course and Driving Range. The on-site restaurant, Postcards American Bistro, serves three meals daily and specializes in California cuisine.
Highlights
  • Adjacent to Riverwalk Golf Course and Driving Range
  • Complimentary shuttle to area attractions
  • On-site restaurant serves California cuisine
  • 24-hour business center
Rooms

Handlery Hotel San Diego offers 217 rooms, including 5 one-bedroom suites. All accommodations are spacious and modern and many rooms boast patios or balconies. Each room comes standard with a flat-screen TV, mini refrigerator, marble-top furniture, hair dryer and spacious work desk. Wi-Fi and high-speed Internet access are available (fees apply).

Features

Handlery Hotel San Diego was built in 1954--a time when owner Harry Handlery was among the first to erect a luxury property in Mission Valley. The property underwent significant renovations in 2009 and 2010.

Today, all guests receive discount tickets to Sea World and other attractions in the San Diego area. Guests also have access to a luxurious swimming pool that shows movies on Saturday nights and hosts parties every Sunday. The complimentary on-site fitness center, complete with state-of-the-art cardio equipment overlooks the pool. The hotel offers 24-hour laundry service (fees apply), babysitting service (fees apply) and a hair salon. Guests also have complimentary access to a computer from which they can print airline boarding passes.

The on-site restaurant, Postcards American Bistro, serves California-style cuisine that incorporates fresh fish and locally-caught seafood. The on-site bar, 950 Lounge, features live music five nights a week.

Transportation
  • MTS Bus (3 blocks)
  • San Diego Trolley (5 blocks)
  • San Diego International Airport (2 mi/3 km)
Attractions
  • Old Town (2 mi/3 km)
  • Sea World (3 mi/5 km)
  • Point Loma (4 mi/6 km)
  • San Diego Zoo (5 mi/8 km)
  • Petco Park (6 mi/10 km)
Business
  • 42,000 square feet of meeting space
  • 18 total meeting rooms
  • Indoor and outdoor meeting space
  • 24-hour business center
Policies and fees
  • Valet and self parking are available (fees apply)

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Hotel Map

32.7608 -117.171
Area served
San Diego, CA
Nearby airports
San Diego International Airport (SAN)
Area description
Take your pick of nearby adventures: Sea World, San Diego Zoo and Old Town. All are serviced by our complimentary shuttle. If it's golf your seeking the hotel is adjacent to Riverwalk golf course and within five minutes of some of the best courses in the county. Shopping is just around the corner and is also serviced by our complimentary shuttle. Visit Bazaar del Mundo in Old Town, Fashion Valley or the boutiques in Hillcrest.

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Handlery Hotel San Diego Rooms

Premier Two Double Beds
These rooms surround our pool and include the following additional amenities: two 16oz bottles of water, free wireless Internet connection, iHome, robes, slippers, upgraded bath amenities and newspaper.
Premier King Bed
Features a balcony or patio with one king bed, marble top custom furniture, refrigerator, 37" flat screen TV with 40 channels, ergonomic desk chair, iron and ironing board, hair dryer and coffee maker with complimentary coffee and tea. These rooms surround our pool and include the following additional amenities: two 16oz bottles of water, free wireless Internet connection, iHome, robes, slippers, upgraded bath amenities and newspaper
Superior King Bed
Features a balcony or patio with one king bed, marble top custom furniture, wireless high speed Internet access, refrigerator, 37" flat screen TV with 40 channels, ergonomic desk chair, iron and ironing board, hair dryer and coffee maker with complimentary coffee and tea.
Standard Two Double Beds
Features two double beds, marble top custom furniture, wireless high speed Internet access, refrigerator, 37" flat screen TV with 40 channels, ergonomic desk chair, iron and ironing board, hair dryer and coffee maker with complimentary coffee and tea.
Premier Two Double Beds
Features a balcony or patio with one king bed, marble top custom furniture, refrigerator, 37" flat screen TV with 40 channels, ergonomic desk chair, iron and ironing board, hair dryer and coffee maker with complimentary coffee and tea. These rooms surround our pool and include the following additional amenities: two 16oz bottles of water, free wireless Internet connection, iHome, robes, slippers, upgraded bath amenities and newspaper
Nonrefundable Standard Room
The nonrefundable standard room requires full prepayment upon the time of booking. Room type is assigned upon arrival. No refunds, no exceptions.
Standard King Bed
Features one king bed, marble top custom furniture, wireless high speed Internet access, refrigerator, 37" flat screen TV with 40 channels, ergonomic desk chair, iron and ironing board, hair dryer and coffee maker with complimentary coffee and tea.
Superior Two Double Beds
Features a balcony or patio with two double beds, marble top custom furniture, wireless high speed Internet access, refrigerator, 37" flat screen TV with 40 channels, ergonomic desk chair, iron and ironing board, hair dryer and coffee maker with complimentary coffee and tea.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Pet friendly
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Golf
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Barber/Beauty shop
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Service dogs allowed
Service animals allowed
Accessible parking
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Handicapped parking
Audible emergency alarm for sight impaired guest
Ramp access to buildings

Nearby points of interest

  • Heritage Park: 1.3 mi
  • Junipero Serra Museum: 1.3 mi
  • Whaley House Museum: 1.5 mi
  • Old Town San Diego: 1.5 mi
  • Bazaar Del Mundo: 1.5 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Art: 2 mi
  • Qualcomm Stadium: 2.1 mi
  • San Diego Zoo: 2.2 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Man: 2.3 mi
  • Spanish Village Art Center: 2.4 mi
  • Timken Museum of Art: 2.4 mi
  • Casa De Balboa: 2.4 mi
  • Botanical Building: 2.4 mi
  • San Diego Natural History Museum: 2.4 mi
  • San Diego Automotive Museum: 2.5 mi
  • Heritage Park: 1.3 mi
  • Junipero Serra Museum: 1.3 mi
  • Whaley House Museum: 1.5 mi
  • Old Town San Diego: 1.5 mi
  • Bazaar Del Mundo: 1.5 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Art: 2 mi
  • Qualcomm Stadium: 2.1 mi
  • San Diego Zoo: 2.2 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Man: 2.3 mi
  • Spanish Village Art Center: 2.4 mi
  • Timken Museum of Art: 2.4 mi
  • Casa De Balboa: 2.4 mi
  • Botanical Building: 2.4 mi
  • San Diego Natural History Museum: 2.4 mi
  • San Diego Automotive Museum: 2.5 mi
  • Fleet Space Theater and Science Center: 2.5 mi
  • San Diego Aerospace Museum: 2.6 mi
  • Port of San Diego: 2.7 mi
  • Firehouse Museum: 2.7 mi
  • Mission Bay Park: 3.3 mi
  • Childrens Museum of San Diego: 3.5 mi
  • Hospitality Point: 3.8 mi
  • San Diego Convention Center: 3.8 mi
  • PETCO Park: 3.8 mi
  • Belmont Park: 4.7 mi
  • Pacific Beach: 4.8 mi
  • Family Fun Center: 4.9 mi
  • Sunset Cliffs: 5.2 mi
  • Sorrento Valley: 9 mi
  • Chula Vista Nature Center: 9.3 mi
  • California Center For The Arts Museum: 25.1 mi
  • Legoland: 26.8 mi
  • Cox Arena: 2,117.5 mi

Dining

Postcards American Bistro
Postcards Bistro features classic California cuisine.
Poolside
May through September the hotel features poolside movies and Sunday Pool Parties.
950 Lounge
950 Lounge is Mission Valley's newest hot spot featuring delightful drink specials. Enjoy weekly happy hour with live musical entertainment.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
The Handlery Hotel and Resort boasts over 40,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space. Our meeting facilities can accomodate meetings up to 500 people. We offer a private lush Terrace Garden for outdoor events.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (166)

Ratings and reviews for Handlery Hotel San Diego

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
166 out of 166
Amenities:
3.7
Room cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.7

74% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Bye Felicia
Business
Los Angeles, Ca
Nov 4, 2014

Great location

We got this place for a little day-cation with a group of friends. The location was great for catching an Uber to nearby San Diego bars/attractions

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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4
5.01.0
San Antonio mariachi
Business
San Antonio, Ca
Oct 23, 2014

Family getaway

Booked this family vacation to meet up with my brother coming from Japan. Perfect room for my partner, mom and grandma. Bathroom was a little small but we made it work. Paying for parking was a bummer but we didn't have a car that often so it worked out. Staff was sort of helpful. When we asked about a business center, the gentleman at the front desk failed to mention it charges by the minute of internet usage. Two big things: if you use a debit card they put a $50 per day hold on your card while you are there. You get it back but if you are not prepared for that, it'll catch you off guard. #2: my partner left her clothes wrapped in a towel, cleaning staff took the towel. Called and asked about it.... NEVER got a call back. Besides all of that, great stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

Check out Lamb's players theater on Coronado Island. They have great shows!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Disney Dude1
Business
Bakersfield, California
Oct 12, 2014

Family getaway

Good service, friendly staff. Room was clean and the location was perfect. Only issue was they claimed that the pool was heated but it did not feel like it was.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Marly28
Business
El Centro, Ca
Sep 14, 2014

Great Pool!

Pros: check-in was quick, centrally located, parking was secure, room was very clean and the pool area was spacious and looked beautiful. Cons: We had to pay $12 for overnight parking which I feel should not be imposed on top of room fee. The room was a bit in the small side, and the mattresses were very worn in, but still ok as far as comfort. Overall: I would definitely stay again for the deal that I got ($90 a night) and simply for the pool.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Tomray
Business
San Diego
Sep 7, 2014

Stayed for the pool

My husband and I needed a daycation and wanted to stay at a hotel with a decent pool. The pool at the Handlery was perfect. It had a deep end and it wasn't busy. We stayed for one night and went swimming 3 different times. The staff is all nice as well. The only complaint I have was the room service pizza! It's terrible and not worth the money. Other than that the room was cozy and the stay was great!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
G Funkles
Business
San diego, ca
Sep 2, 2014

old, Dirty

Walked in to an old hotel which wouldn't have been to bad but there was hair everywhere from previous guests. Bathroom, Sink, tub and bed. Definitely need to clean up better.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
The bergens
Business
Fresno, California
Sep 2, 2014

Ok motel

The hotel was close to sea world and old town, with this being said take a short 5 minute drive to old town for some really good food. The food at the hotel was so so, nothing to go back for. No one spoke English. They had a guy as the hostess for their restaurant who didn't speak enough English to answer simple questions but he was nice and friendly. The hotel is old, it didn't look clean, in fact, the mirrors were not clean and the room was dusty. The lobby was welcoming and had a clean airy feeling. The grounds and the pool were nice. The toilet backed up. Our room over looked the linen cart area in the back. Overall, our stay was ok but I wouldn't stay there again

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Eat in old town if you like good Mexican food

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
PT53
Business
Sacramento, CA
Aug 27, 2014

Adequate Hotel, So-So Staff

Nice hotel, mid-century modern feel, good location, not that helpful of staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ILuvMonkeys
Business
Mission Bay, California
Aug 25, 2014

Great value with discount

Great size pool that goes to 10 ft deep. It has floats to separate 4ft from deeper area. Hot tub is good size as well. Outside bars were closed, but with Trader Joe's about 2 miles away, we stocked ourselves up. Inside bar will take all your drink and food orders, but do not serve you outside. Our room was clean and was on the first floor by stairs so we did not share a wall so it was relatively quiet. I don't think any conventions were happening so it was calm which made for a good stay. Being by a highway makes It's easy to get to the attractions. It's not the newest hotel,but we felt it was a great value because of the location, pool area, and ability to order food from bar/restaurant/room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Mall area about two miles away with all the stores you could ever need. Restaurants are there also. Bonus is the Trader Joe's.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
San Diego Stay
Business
Orange County
Aug 20, 2014

Average Hotel

The hotel room is really just average. Stayed in a One Bedroom King. We were put in a room that is detached from the main section of the hotel. Our room was not ready until exactly at the advertised check-in time. If I did not receive a discount, I probably would not have stayed. Probably will not be staying again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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