Mission Valley - Old Town, San Diego

Handlery Hotel

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Dana Marshall
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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 within 3 miles
  • Guest rooms are kept up-to-date with free Wi-Fi and ergonomic work desks

89% (293 Member Ratings)

"Free parking, free breakfast, free shuttle"
Oct 16, 2016
Meridian, ID, United States


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 across 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 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 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.

Make the most of the city with this seven-day SeaWorld, San Diego Zoo and Safari Park pass.



  • 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


  • Bathrobes
  • 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 check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 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. 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.

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

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

It is the responsibility of the hotel chain and/ or the individual property to ensure the accuracy of the photos displayed. Travelzoo is not responsible for any inaccuracies in the photos.

293 Member Reviews
(89% Positive)
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Enjoyed Most: Free parking, free breakfast, free shuttle
Other Comments: There are no elevators to 2nd floor so we had to drag strollers upstairs
Joni Oct 16, 2016 Meridian, ID, United States
Enjoyed Most: Friendly staff
Gwen Oct 13, 2016 Corona, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most: Friendly staff
Paul Oct 10, 2016 Divernon, IL, United States
Enjoyed Most: Location - proximity to conference center at Town an Country was good. Pool was tremendous. Really big, clean. Staff very friendly.
Heather Oct 07, 2016 Seattle, WA, United States
Enjoyed Most: The location and the breakfast!
Michelle Oct 02, 2016 Memphis, TN, United States
Enjoyed Most: Service was great
Other Comments: Hotel is a little more run down then photos show (esp the rooms). Also no elevators (FYI if you are bringing a stroller).
Catherine Sep 29, 2016 Brookings, SD, United States
Other Comments: When requesting to be next door to someone, it would be nice if it were the adjoining rooms that had an internal shared door.
Catherine Sep 27, 2016 Brookings, SD, United States
Enjoyed Most: Convenient location to the MCRD
C Gilbert Sep 24, 2016 Ventura, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most: For the "deal" I received, the hotel is very dated and not very clean.
Other Comments: 1) bathroom soap dish was filthy and not changed from the previous guest. 2) TV controls would not change channels - had to contact front desk 3) was kept awake the first night by a LOUD buzzing/humming sound 4) It took over 10 minutes to be seated for breakfast the first morning, coffee was not brought, and had to leave due to time schedule (was later told I could have had the buffet with the voucher. All was eventually taken care of, but none of these should have taken place. I saw room service plates outside of rooms in the morning, and they were still out in the hallway at 1 pm.
Maria Sep 17, 2016 San Dimas, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most: Convenience to convention center
Other Comments: Our " upgrade " was a balcony with a view of parking lot/highway.
Helen Sep 16, 2016 Naples, FL, United States

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