Mission Valley - Old Town

$99 – San Diego Hotel w/Breakfast, 50% Off

Handlery Hotel
Dana Marshall
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The Deal

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This newly renovated property is a quick drive from SeaWorld, and this 50%-off deal is available pretty much every day through June 15.

  • Standard rooms are $99 per night, Sunday-Thursday 
  • Weekends are +$20 per night
  • Daily breakfast for two ($32 value), free parking ($14 value) and Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary room upgrade (based on availability at check-in)
  • Children under age 18 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding
  • Feed rescued big cats and bears at the Lions Tigers & Bears sanctuary with this 30%-off deal

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


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


  • 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 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.

50% Off

$99 / night


When You Can Go

Sunday-Thursday through June 15; weekends are +$20 per night

Enjoyed This
(369 Member Ratings)
"The included breakfast was very good and the wait staff were excellent. We enjoyed the pool and spa tub and pool side service."
Norman L
Apr 16, 2018
Santa Barbara, CA, USA

Getting There

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

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Customer Service available 24 hours

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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Enjoyed This
(369 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
The included breakfast was very good and the wait staff were excellent. We enjoyed the pool and spa tub and pool side service.
Other Comments
It was unfortunate that the internet was inoperable for half our stay as one in our party had school projects due requiring use of the internet.
Norman L Apr 16, 2018 Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location and the Swimming pool
Dennis Apr 16, 2018 Ankorage, AK, USA
Enjoyed Most
Free breakfast, pool
Ray Apr 15, 2018 Chino Hills, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The staff was very pleasant at check-in and check-out. The rooms were clean, and the furniture in the rooms seemed new. The bathrooms were clean, though a bit dated. It was nice to be upgraded to a room with a balcony which was relatively private, so we could have the curtains open without feeling like we were on display. The air conditioner worked well. The included breakfast and included parking were nice bonuses. This hotel is in a great location for easy access to Interstate 8 and Highway 163, putting almost all of San Diego within a 20-minute drive.
Other Comments
The bottom sheet on the bed was too short and moved around. The outer buildings of the hotel are two-story, and there is no elevator, so be forewarned if you ask for an upstairs room.
Vincent Apr 16, 2018 Los Angeles, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Breakfast was great. Room very comfy. Had a show going on that weekend and was also able to get great essential oils and other gifts.
Julie Apr 15, 2018 Mississauga, ON, Canada
Enjoyed Most
Free parking, WiFi, and the free breakfast!
Other Comments
Great value, bathrooms could use an update but other than that, staff was great, free parking, great location and the free breakfast was awesome!
Philip Apr 16, 2018 Las Vegas, NV, USA
Enjoyed Most
From our check in to check out, we found all the staff to be courteous and professional. We enjoyed the pool area very much during our 5 night stay.
Other Comments
The "breakfast included" option was excellent every morning.
John Apr 15, 2018 RevelstokeRevelstoke, BC, Canada
Enjoyed Most
Sitting at the bar in the restaurant watching the Masters and being served The American Breakfast — great service by staff here and at check in and check out.
Ken Apr 10, 2018 Edmonton, AB, Canada
Enjoyed Most
Location, breakfast buffet, pool, convenient parking
Other Comments
My wife and I stayed at the Handlery while on vacation. The location was great and saved a lot of driving time to the sites we wanted to visit. The staff was friendly and facilities were clean and beautiful.
Dale Apr 13, 2018 Waldorf, MN, USA
Other Comments
We were on the second floor of the hotel and there was no elevator. We had to make several trips back & forth to the car to get all of our luggage out of the car and do the same when it was time to check out. A bit of a nuisance.
Regina Apr 13, 2018 Watsonville, CA, USA

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