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Handlery Hotel

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I booked this hotel for a week long vacation in San Diego. Obviously I was mainly going off the beautiful pool. That was my main thing. I got there and the pool was just gorgeous, I felt like I was at a 5 star resort with how nice and updated the pool is. They have ample amount of towels and the Jacuzzi is very relaxing also. The Customer Service was amazing. We made requests and they didn't even hesitate to accommodate us. The hotel is in a great location, nearby plenty of beaches, parks and restaurants. We used uber all week and it was fantastic. The cleaning ladies were very nice and cleaned the room daily. I am pretty picky with hotels and I would definitely recommend this one. As for the room, they could definitely be updated. But, we didn't spend much time in there anyway. The Pool, Location and Customer Service makes this hotel definitely FIVE STARS!

It has a nice salt water pool. There is good parking. Everything else is kind of retro.

Did not live up to photos as advertised. Facilities need updating, particularly fitness area. Should have stayed at major chain hotel.

Good customer service, bad beds needs to be updated.

I came into town to visit a childhood friend, who lives in the Mission Valley area, but did not have guest space to offer me. This hotel was convenient in its location. The property is much bigger in person than it appears online. The pool is as nice as it appears in the photos. The room was clean and quiet (I had a corner room at the end of the hall of the last building). Most of staff were friendly and helpful. The free shuttle only has a 5 mile service radius, but the staff were able to help me arrange an affordable driver to the airport. I did not eat in the restaurant on site, so am unable to comment on the food. Overall, it was a good place to stay for what I needed for the weekend.

The rooms look much larger and more modern than they are. They are clean and the beds are pretty comfortable. The bathroom is a joke. Absolutely NO counter space, can't even set down any of your toiletries. The pool is nice but didn't use it much due to summer vacation and lots of kids thrashing around. I will say the location is prime for the desirable attentions. It's an okay place but I'd recommend shopping around a bit

The restaurant has excellent food but the room has very thin walls

We loved the swimming pool, which we made great use of, loved the workout room, and the dining room, which we experienced by eating there. We plan to come back and stay at this particular hotel the Handlery Hotel. Thank you so much for all your help when we called and requested something you came through immediately.

I showing up early to check-in, and was helped right away. My room requests were all met and having no additional charge for early check in was nice. They have quick room service, thought the food was not great it sufficed. The service is quick and kind and their parking is easy and convenient. Also located cebtrally so that its close to sea world, beaches, and downtown.

The staff was very helpful, pleasant and everyone was so very friendly.

The hotel is ok, but not worth the price. I actually stayed there with my family in 1996 and remembered it being quite a nice hotel and so I was very excited to see the price that the room was offered. I do not believe anything has been up dated, or remodeled in that time. The hotel seems dingy, dull, there were areas that needed to be painted, etc. It just seems that they are squeezing every last drop out of the hotel and its quality was extremely below the price point. The room rates should be more on par with a Motel 6 price, because that is about the quality that I found the facilities to be.

the price I got for the rooms it was great. The beds were super comfortable I thought anyways.

over priced nothing to look forward to. Paid for everything nothing to make me want to stay there again. hotel restaurant was limited choice and food was bland and over priced room service was great. Free parking was a plus bed was uncomfortable guest noise was unacceptable I was waken up at 2am by guest laughing and talking and making noise in the parking lot and again in the hallway

We knew we weren't getting a five star hotel for the price, but didn't expect it to be dirty. My son who is three, threw a ball under the bed and immediately our comfort level changed. It was so dirty and clearly hadn't been cleaned that my husband wanted to leave. We decided to place blankets over the dusty area and checked out the next morning. The shower doesn't have any real water pressure and the freeway is very loud at night. Plus you can hear people in the rooms next to you like they're in your room with you. The staff is very pleasant and it's in a prime location. We did receive free parking which was a great offer from Orbitz, but even with great staff, we won't be back.

My wife and I enjoyed our stay easy access to all areas we were going to and it helped that the rail trolley was near by.

The hotel sufficed for how close it was to good shopping and Qualcomm stadium

The photos of the hotel look SO nice compared to what you walk into when you get there. The smell reminded me of traveling in motels when I was younger, a mix between smoke, pets, and a damp cloth. The room was freezing when we walked in, which itself wasnt terrible, except that the bed felt WET when I went to climb in. The comforters were super old and grungy, I ended up taking it off the bed and not even using it at all. The carpet felt wet also. Probably from the humidity of just being in San Diego, but it still felt gross without shoes on. Overall, it was a bed to sleep in. We won't stay there again because it was still super expensive. I'd rather stay downtown or closer to the beach for the price we paid.

Nice place no real complaints. It is in the heart of fashion valley and just blocks away from the Fashion Valley mall and Mission Valley.

It sucks to leave a bad review however I feel in this case it is needed. We chose this hotel because it looked very very nice in the pictures specially the pool area however once we got there we were very disappointed with the room. The shower had no pressure, the toilet leaked the whole time and the worse part was that the air conditioner vent on the ceiling leaked like a cup of water out of nowhere every few minutes. On another occasion we got back to the hotel and were locked out. The keys did not work at all. We go to the front desk and they told us the keys were deactivated for some reason. Front desk and security were actually very nice which I greatly appreciated however I believe for the price we paid we should have received much more. No complimentary breakfast, $14 per person for breakfast buffet. Also can't leave out that we were not aware we had to pay for parking $15 a night. Overall very upset with this stay.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Premier Room, 2 Double Beds

Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Premier Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Handlery Hotel

Everyone (28) Couples (59) Business (31) Family (48) Other (13) Friends (16)
5

beautiful resort style pool

Everyone

I booked this hotel for a week long vacation in San Diego. Obviously I was mainly going off the beautiful pool. That was my main thing. I got there and the pool was just gorgeous, I felt like I was at a 5 star resort with how nice and updated the pool is. They have ample amount of towels and the Jacuzzi is very relaxing also. The Customer Service was amazing. We made requests and they didn't even hesitate to accommodate us. The hotel is in a great location, nearby plenty of beaches, parks and restaurants. We used uber all week and it was fantastic. The cleaning ladies were very nice and cleaned the room daily. I am pretty picky with hotels and I would definitely recommend this one. As for the room, they could definitely be updated. But, we didn't spend much time in there anyway. The Pool, Location and Customer Service makes this hotel definitely FIVE STARS!

By , from Cleveland, Oh on Sep 27, 2017

3
Everyone

It has a nice salt water pool. There is good parking. Everything else is kind of retro.

By on Sep 5, 2017

2

disappointed

Everyone

Did not live up to photos as advertised. Facilities need updating, particularly fitness area. Should have stayed at major chain hotel.

By on Aug 27, 2017

3
Everyone

Good customer service, bad beds needs to be updated.

By on Aug 22, 2017

4

girl's weekend

Everyone

I came into town to visit a childhood friend, who lives in the Mission Valley area, but did not have guest space to offer me. This hotel was convenient in its location. The property is much bigger in person than it appears online. The pool is as nice as it appears in the photos. The room was clean and quiet (I had a corner room at the end of the hall of the last building). Most of staff were friendly and helpful. The free shuttle only has a 5 mile service radius, but the staff were able to help me arrange an affordable driver to the airport. I did not eat in the restaurant on site, so am unable to comment on the food. Overall, it was a good place to stay for what I needed for the weekend.

By , from Michigan on Aug 5, 2017

3

looks are deceiving

Everyone

The rooms look much larger and more modern than they are. They are clean and the beds are pretty comfortable. The bathroom is a joke. Absolutely NO counter space, can't even set down any of your toiletries. The pool is nice but didn't use it much due to summer vacation and lots of kids thrashing around. I will say the location is prime for the desirable attentions. It's an okay place but I'd recommend shopping around a bit

By on Jul 31, 2017

3
Everyone

The restaurant has excellent food but the room has very thin walls

By on Jul 9, 2017

5

we were totally satisfied with everything,

Everyone

We loved the swimming pool, which we made great use of, loved the workout room, and the dining room, which we experienced by eating there. We plan to come back and stay at this particular hotel the Handlery Hotel. Thank you so much for all your help when we called and requested something you came through immediately.

By on Jun 25, 2017

4

wonderful time

Everyone

I showing up early to check-in, and was helped right away. My room requests were all met and having no additional charge for early check in was nice. They have quick room service, thought the food was not great it sufficed. The service is quick and kind and their parking is easy and convenient. Also located cebtrally so that its close to sea world, beaches, and downtown.

By on Jun 23, 2017

4
Everyone

The staff was very helpful, pleasant and everyone was so very friendly.

By on May 23, 2017

Review comment responded on May 25, 2017

Greetings Valued Guest, Thank you so much for providing us a 4-star review. We hope to see you back again! Best Regards, Waneda