Mission Valley - Old Town

Handlery Hotel

Dana Marshall
Deal Expert

Why We Love It

  • 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 that are within 5 kilometres of the property
  • Guest rooms are kept up-to-date with free Wi-Fi and ergonomic work desks

Enjoyed This
(203 Member Ratings)
"location to all areas, ease of on/off freeway. breakfast was included."
Jan 02, 2018
Las Vegas, NV, USA

Map & Directions

The Handlery Hotel San Diego is an approximately 10-minute drive from San Diego International Airport, with an estimated taxi fare of US$28.

Rooms & Rates

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With a family-owned history that spans across four generations and more than 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 northern part of town in the Mission Valley neighbourhood, 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 5 kilometres of the property.

Guest rooms are styled in traditional fashion and kept fresh 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, and 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 Monday-Thursday, and jazz nights every Friday, when staff menu picks like panko-crusted portobello mushroom fries are served in casual So-Cal style. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available at Postcards, which specializes in American bistro cuisine.

Make the most of the city with this Explorer Pass to 39 different attractions, including SeaWorld and the San Diego Zoo, which saves up to 55% on retail admission prices.



  • 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


  • 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

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

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 Parking for $14.00 (subject to tax), per day. 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.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

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

Enjoyed This
(203 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Handlery Hotel, San Diego (CA) over the past 15 months.
3.7 Ambiance
4.4 Location
3.6 Rooms
4.5 Quality of Service
4.2 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
location to all areas, ease of on/off freeway. breakfast was included.
Jennifer Jan 02, 2018 Las Vegas, NV, USA
Enjoyed Most
The staff, food, and pool area exceeded our expectations. If we visit San Diego again we will definitely stay at the Handlery Hotel.
Lisa Dec 12, 2017 Enumclaw, WA, USA
Other Comments
Thought it was a great deal at 99$ a night but after being in the area for the first time I realized it was not. It is a basic hotel room similar to hotel 6 or 8 days. which is on the same street for 54.99 a night.. oh well!
david Dec 08, 2017 Palm Springs, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Juan are waiter at breakfast both mornings was great.
Keith Nov 24, 2017 Hermosa Beach, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Breakfast at their restaurant
Jess Nov 18, 2017 La Mirada, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Breakfast Buffet was delicious.
Other Comments
Staff were friendly & attentive
lydia Nov 14, 2017 La Mirada, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location, location, location. The staff was excellent too!
BRENDA Nov 13, 2017 Orange, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The staff was very attentive and accommodating. The rooms clean and comfortable. It's an older hotel that's maintained its mid-century feel with modern upgrades.
Other Comments
Front desk, restaurant, and banquet staff, on all levels, are spectacular.
Edwina Nov 13, 2017 La Mesa, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great breakfast, fast check in, ease in parking
Peter Nov 11, 2017 Claremont, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great breakfast, fast front desk, ease in parking
Peter Nov 11, 2017 Claremont, CA, USA

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