Mission Valley - Old Town

Handlery Hotel

Dana Marshall
Deal Expert

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
(512 Member Ratings)
"Love that the rooms have a large balcony to enjoy the outside!"
Oct 14, 2018
Franklin, TN, 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


  • 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 Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

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

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
(512 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
Love that the rooms have a large balcony to enjoy the outside!
Other Comments
The breakfast is great, service was very good!
Andrea Oct 14, 2018 Franklin, TN, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great hotel. Friendly staff. Nicely appointed rooms. Beautiful pool. Close to highways, but need transportation to get to downtown. Accessible by bike to downtown.
Zach Oct 11, 2018 Ventura, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Free parking and breakfast with room package
Jayne L. Oct 10, 2018 San Francisco, CA, USA
Other Comments
wish there was an elevator. Traveling with toddlers can be hard especially when a stroller can't be used. Also wish there were micorwaves in the rooms.
Nneka Oct 11, 2018 San Pablo, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Rooms were very comfortable and location convenient to everything.
Other Comments
Breakfast was excellent and staff very friendly and helpful.
Paul D. Oct 11, 2018 Bend, OR, USA
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Very helpful and friendly staff
Kathleen Oct 11, 2018 Anthem, AZ, USA
Enjoyed Most
Unfortunately I can’t really think of a single thing.
Other Comments
Hotel was very dated , we stayed 2 nights and housekeeping did not change bedding they just made the beds the next morning. Most disappointing aspect was that the hotel description made no mention of the fact that the buildings did not have elevators so we had to drag our luggage up the stairs- had we known this I don’t think we would have booked this location. Staff were very friendly but overall hotel did not have a very inviting atmosphere, we were very happy to check out early on our day of departure. This hotel is definitely off our list of places to stay .
heather Oct 08, 2018 Surrey, BC, Canada
Enjoyed Most
Breakfast was amazing!
Other Comments
Bed wasn't as comfortable as I would have liked.
Ronald Oct 10, 2018 San Diego, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Staff was very helpful.
Other Comments
Need to have air conditioning or screens on the patio doors to have air flow at night.
Linda Oct 07, 2018 Liberty Lake, WA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great hotel in a central San Diego location
Loralie Oct 03, 2018 Hesperia, CA, USA

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