$109 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 21, 2014 Check-out: Aug 22, 2014

Handlery Hotel San Diego

3 stars
950 Hotel Circle N, San Diego, CA 92108
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
162 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
  • Sea World: 3.4 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
  • Gaslamp Quarter: 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

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.

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.

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 (162)

Ratings and reviews for Handlery Hotel San Diego

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
162 out of 162
Amenities:
3.7
Room cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.1
Value:
3.7

75% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Handlery Hotel San Diego

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
tired and fed up
S.Cal
Aug 9, 2014

Disastrous

Our Wedding Anniversary vacation was a disaster! The request for a nice room on the ground floor near the pool area sounded reasonable. Sadly, we were placed in the midst of a large party of "revelers" there for the weekend for a reunion. By 4:10 a.m., after 3 phone calls to complain to the front desk and after suggesting they contact the police if the party outside our room could not be silenced, we finally had some sleep! Other guests were sitting on our patio furniture drinking, yelling and banging a drum. POORLY handled by staff and security, but a most memorable stay! NOT to be repeated- although the room charge was refunded and management graciously "comped" a cup of coffee for our inconvenience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
1
Review of Handlery Hotel San Diego

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Victor Nick
Boston Ma
Jul 28, 2014

Handelry average

The first room was noisy due to the Freeway outside and we were moved to a quieter but still noisy room. There are no elevators in the hotel even though there are only 2 floors. The maid never replaced the coffee filters and I had to get them from her.The hotel put a $50 per nite charge on my bill in case there was damage to the room. Room was noisy. It was removed 4 days on my bank credit card when I returned to Boston. No complimentary coffee in the lobby. Good pool and hot tub, and shuttle service to some San Diego attractions.Interior of the hotel was furnished nicely. Victor

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Handlery Hotel San Diego

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Crabby Gaby
Denver
Jul 24, 2014

Staying at Handlery Hotel

The hotel was a great location with easy access to the highway. It was nice to not be over crowded. The only downside was that the bathroom tub drained slow. Other then that it was a good stay. The staff was very nice and helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

if you're going downtown find a central all day parking. Pay the the one fee and plan on walking and riding the buses.

Review of Handlery Hotel San Diego

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Lisa and frank
Cali
Jul 21, 2014

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 comfortable. The pool area was very nice and inviting. We would definitely go again and recommend to mainly and friends.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Handlery Hotel San Diego

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Davito
Los Angeles
Jul 15, 2014

Great

Comfortable and convenient. Pool was great for kids.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Time-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Right off of the 8 west

Review of Handlery Hotel San Diego

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Bidwell stayover
chula vista california
Jul 14, 2014

Funeral

Hotel in GREAT LOCATION!!! Near everything!!! 15 to 20 minutes longest ride too get anywhere. Staff VERY friendly. No microwave in room as it stated. Rm 327 we stayed, at times very very noisy near stairs and outside door. Otherwise we would stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Handlery Hotel San Diego

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Lexysmom
Highland, Ca
Jul 14, 2014

Disappointed

The rooms are smaller then what was expected. One can hear every noise from the hallway area to the outside parking...too noisy for me.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Great location...small trip down the freeway to a major mall and movie theater.

Review of Handlery Hotel San Diego

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
BJ and Dawn
Aurora, CO.
Jul 13, 2014

Honeymoon

Thersa at the front desk upgraded our room, sent us chocolate coverd strawberries and champagne for the honeymoon couple. Thanks

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

The mall was ten minute walk from the hotel

Review of Handlery Hotel San Diego

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Spllbnd10
Hemet, CA
Jul 13, 2014

Great stay

I think that the King room was great for the price. I spent most of my one night stay in the restaurant bar. The manager was great as was the bartender. I will definitely book another room the next time I need to get away. The biggest draw back I think would be the price of parking for guests. I think I should be half the price or free!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Martinis Above 4th.

Review of Handlery Hotel San Diego

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
AnonymousJuly14
Los Angeles, CA
Jul 7, 2014

Great location, average hotel

This was a great location, close to many of the sights of San Diego. It has a lot of amenities - pool, on site laundry, restaurant, even a hair salon. The rooms could use a little updating for style (it feels outdated) but overall it is very clean and comfortable.

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