Mission Valley - Old Town

Handlery Hotel, San Diego

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • Rooms come with free Wi-Fi and were just renovated in 2018
  • Warm and friendly service is a staple at this fourth-generation family-owned boutique
  • The property boasts one of the biggest outdoor heated pools in the Mission Valley
  • Free courtesy shuttle to SeaWorld, the San Diego Zoo and other spots within 3 miles

"it was great easy to check in great breakfast"
Nov 11, 2019 - rowland heights, CA, USA
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With a family-owned history that spans four generations and over half a century, the Handlery Hotel specializes in friendly service. A moderate price tag and an easy-to-reach locale add to the appeal.

The boutique hotel is set in the north part of town in the Mission Valley neighborhood, so guests can hop on the highway and be at most of the city’s top attractions -- SeaWorld, the San Diego Zoo, the Fashion Valley Mall and the Gaslamp District -- in 15 minutes flat. Parking is safe and secure and half the price of downtown hotels, plus there’s a convenient complimentary shuttle that treks to Old Town and spots within 3 miles.

Guest rooms -- all renovated in 2018 -- are traditional with modern touches like free Wi-Fi and ergonomic work desks. Just beyond the sleeping quarters sits the centerpiece of the property -- a huge outdoor heated pool and hot tub with plenty of chaises for year-round lounging plus seasonal snacks and beverages from the poolside Reef Lounge. Upgraded Premier rooms offer the best views and quickest access to the pool. The pool area closes at 10 p.m. but can be noisy during the day.

After a dip, head to the 950 Lounge for happy hour cocktails on Mondays-Thursdays, and jazz nights every Friday where staff menu picks like panko-crusted portebello mushroom fries are served in causal SoCal style. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available at Postcards, which specializes in American bistro cuisine.



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Nightlife / entertainment
  • Pet-friendly
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 100% smoke-free
  • No elevator / lift


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Complimentary shuttle service
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Hair salon (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel


  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)


  • Parking (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children 17 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Extra bedding available upon request: $10 plus tax, per night.
Crib/Pack 'n Play available upon request: free of charge.
Extra guest charges will apply as follows:
$10 plus tax per night for older children and adults.

Extra bed allowed in Traditional King and Premier King rooms only.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at $250 plus tax per pet per stay.
Maximum weight of 40 pounds.
A non-refundable cleaning fee of $25 plus tax, per stay will be charged upon arrival.

One dog allowed, the Handlery Hotel requires prior notice of pet-friendly room.
The $250 deposit is refundable if there is no damage.

Fees: Car park fee: $15 plus tax per night.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Complimentary shuttle service is offered to the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, SeaWorld, Fashion Valley Mall and Old Town. Shuttle service is also offered businesses, attractions and restaurants within a five-mile radius of the hotel, based on availability. Complimentary Shuttle Service does not go to or from the airport and has limited hours. Please check with the hotel for current hours of operation.

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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(454 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Handlery Hotel, San Diego (CA) over the past 15 months.
3.8 Ambiance
4.3 Location
3.7 Rooms
4.4 Quality of Service
4.2 Value for the Money
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Smelly carpet in room
Mario Nov 11, 2019 BoisbriandBoisbriand, QC, Canada
Enjoyed Most
it was great easy to check in great breakfast
margaret Nov 11, 2019 rowland heights, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The rooms are always clean.The staff friendly, and never have any issues.Highly recommend.
Raul Nov 05, 2019 Inglewood, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
We were very pleasantly surprised. The hotel is clean, convenient to all places in San Diego, and the breakfast is excellent. We no doubt will be back!
Adriana Nov 04, 2019 Costa MesaCosta Mesa, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
No well yes the restaurant staff!
Other Comments
It's too long to explain
Walter Nov 03, 2019 Riverside, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great staff, they made sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed
Kathleen Nov 01, 2019 Rio Verde, AZ, USA
Enjoyed Most
Pretty good Breakfast staff was amazing!!!
Other Comments
On our last night there something or someone (sounded heavy like a person) was on the roof at 4am right above our room- scared the poop out of me.... The pool should be warmer to be considered heated
Travis Oct 30, 2019 Orange, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great price with breakfast. Great location. Needs a little updating and bathroom small but works & clean. Pool clean.
Sherry Oct 30, 2019 Oxnard, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
It was very nice. We were only there one night and checked in late, so we didn't get to use all the amenities. I would definitely stay here again and take advantage of the pool/jacuzzi and restaurant/bar.
Shawna Oct 29, 2019 Los Angeles, CA, USA
Other Comments
The breakfast included was very good and a lot of food. The discounted parking was a nice benefit as well. This is an older hotel with an older style layout including NO Elevators!!! However, it has been updated enough to make the price worth the type of hotel and a good value for San Diego since most hotels are quite a bit higher.
Tamara Oct 29, 2019 Vacaville, CA, USA

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