Mission Valley - Old Town

Handlery Hotel

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • 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

Enjoyed This
(482 Member Ratings)
"Great value for the price in this area. 2 free breakfasts was a nice plus as there aren't many choices in this area."
Sep 23, 2018
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Map & Directions

The Handlery Hotel San Diego is  approximately a 15-minute drive from San Diego International Airport with an estimated taxi fare of $28.

Rooms & Rates

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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.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children under age 18 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Cribs available on request, free of charge for children under age 3. Extra bed available on request and in King Standard and King Superior room only: $10 (subject to tax) per night.
Extra person charge is $10 (subject to tax), per person, per night.
Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: One dog (maximum weight: 40 pounds) is allowed on request, and will be charged a nonrefundable $25 per night (subject to tax) and one-time $250 deposit (subject to tax) at check-in, refundable if no damage or soiling is found in room. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

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: The hotel offers Self Parking for $14.00 (subject to tax) per day and $20.00 (subject to tax) per day for oversize vehicles applies. Charges will be applied to your bill at the hotel. These rates are subject to change without notice and at the discretion of the property.

The Self-Parking Fee of $14 is waived when booking the Travelzoo Deal. 

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

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.

Enjoyed This
(482 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Handlery Hotel, San Diego (CA) over the past 15 months.
3.8 Ambiance
4.4 Location
3.7 Rooms
4.5 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Great value for the price in this area. 2 free breakfasts was a nice plus as there aren't many choices in this area.
Joe Sep 23, 2018 Los Angeles, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Our cleaning lady, Megan. She was wonderful!! The waiter and waitress were prompt, courteous, and fun to talk to and joke with.
Other Comments
Ants in our bathroom! Took them 2 days to give us a can of spray. Kinda helped but we still saw a few of them even on our last day.
William Sep 22, 2018 Puyallup, WA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The breakfast was fantastic!
Melissa Sep 21, 2018 Buckeye, AZ, USA
Enjoyed Most
Pool, hot tub, landscaping, staff.
Jeanette Sep 18, 2018 Mattapoisett, MA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Comfortable, clean, dark rooms. Great for sleeping!! Pool area was large with jacuzzi. Breakfast was delicious!
Jeri Sep 17, 2018 Thousand Oaks, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Large, clean, comfortable, well stocked room overlooking the pool.
Other Comments
Very friendly and helpful employees. Hope to be able to stay again at another time.
Carol Sep 17, 2018 Green Valley, AZ, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beds were very comfortable. Clean rooms and hotel. Relatively quiet hallways. Location was great for sightseeing. Breakfast was very tasty and nice selection of hot and cold food. Menu selection was good too.
Linda Sep 15, 2018 Arlington, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
Affordable accomodating
Kathy Sep 15, 2018 London, On, Canada
Enjoyed Most
Live music on Friday night in the restaurant/lounge. Good food in the restaurant- variety on menu, great service. Pleasant and helpful front desk. Clean pool and Jacuzzi. Great price for a convenient location.
Other Comments
Guest laundry was useful- bring quarters, no change machine. Travelzoo upgrades were terrific!
Linda Sep 13, 2018 Tucson, AZ, USA
Enjoyed Most
Pool was nice Very clean and well kept
Other Comments
Didnt like the fact we could only get two full size beds instead of two queens
Marka Sep 12, 2018 Minden, NV, USA

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