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
(532 Member Ratings)
"free breakfast was wonderful"
Nov 16, 2018
Prescott, AZ, 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
(532 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
3.8 Rooms
4.5 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
free breakfast was wonderful
Other Comments
shuttle issues but free so oh well
JASON Nov 16, 2018 Prescott, AZ, USA
Other Comments
I had my wallet stolen out if my golf bag and did not have the necessary ID to check in. The lady behind the desk was extraordinarily poor at handling the situation.
terry Nov 15, 2018 San Diego, CA, USA
Other Comments
The rooms are clean, spacious and comfortable. The grounds are beautiful and well kept. Staff was very accommodating and helpful. A great place to stay.
Peggy Nov 02, 2018 Milwaukee, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great location, package included parking and breakfast
Other Comments
Great staff
Marge Nov 01, 2018 Mesa, AZ, USA
Enjoyed Most
Staff, ambiance and food all great.
Other Comments
Connie Oct 31, 2018 Warner Springs, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Close to Old Town, Airport, Train and Port.
Other Comments
Bad directions for getting to our room and steps the way we were sent even though requested no steps. Breakfast was also up a few steps. Had to take ramp which went behind the bar. Buffet breakfast was weekend only, but able to order from menu on the weekday. Talked with couple from the UK who thought it was filthy.
Charles Oct 31, 2018 Los Fresnos, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
Booking process was very easy and friendly. Manager was very nice and courteous.
Other Comments
Noise, paper thin walls and bugs.
Eliana Oct 28, 2018 McKinney, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
The excellent staff from checking in to checking out.
Other Comments
Bar in the lobby is great as is the restaurant postcards
Pamela Oct 27, 2018 Redmond, OR, USA
Enjoyed Most
Breakfast was good.
Other Comments
Someone had a keycard for our friends room and tried twice to enter at 1:20 am. Management seemed little concerned. Tried to shift blame. The pillows in our room smelled. Also the questionably clean decorative pillows were placed on the sleeping pillows.
Philip Oct 27, 2018 Burbank, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great pool, staff, restaurant, bar.
ellie Oct 27, 2018 Sonora, CA, USA

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