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Handlery Hotel San Diego

San Diego, CA, US (SAN)

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Based on 1127 reviews
The Handlery Hotel has a family history of genuine hospitality dating back to 1954. Newly renovated rooms near all of the action in San Diego!
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Handlery Hotel San Diego
950 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA US 92108

Why Stay Here?

  • Poolside fitness room
  • Complimentary transportation to such local attractions as Seaworld, Old Town and San Diego Zoo
  • FREE Wi-Fi
  • Award-winning dining at the Postcards American Bistro
  • Room service from 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Same-day dry cleaning and laundering
  • Hair and nail salon
  • Car Rental agency
  • Spectator Tickets for local shows and events
  • Gift shop for souvenirs, sporting apparel and an array of convenience items
  • Parking [$14 per day]
  • Adjacent to the 27-hole championship Riverwalk Golf Course and Driving Range.

Central Location

Just minutes to Sea World, the Zoo, Old Town, museums, beaches, world-class shopping, downtown and the Convention Center. Perfectly located to experience all San Diego has to offer. 

Relax and Enjoy
Sunbathe around the heated swimming pool and whirlpool, and let the stress of a busy life dissolve away, perhaps with the help of a revitalizing massage? Or jump into the fun of San Diego, the Zoo, Sea World, Old Town, museums, waterfront, and world class shopping ... all only minutes away.

Upscale Accommodations

These newly renovated rooms have a choice of Serta king or double beds, both of which offer a host of amenities to make your stay comfortable and pleasant. Room amenities include 37-inch HD flat screen TV w/40 Channels, phone w/voicemail, Free Wi-Fi, clock radio w/alarm and MPG plug, refrigerators, coffee/tea maker, iron/ironing board and hairdryer.

Delectable Dining

After a exciting day out at SeaWorld or the beach, grab some grub. Enjoy an amazing bistro style meal at Postcards American Bistro where Executive Chef Karl Prohaska prepares a classic California style cuisine breakfast, lunch and dinner. Or, keep it simple at the poolside bar and grill.

Based on 1127 reviews
from Glasgow, United Kingdom
Submitted on 02-06-2016
Turned up at the hotel much earlier than check in time as I had misjudged the traffic coming down from L.A. I thought I would just ask if it was possible to check in early however I wasn't expecting much. To my surprise, the receptionist was very accommodating and checked us in. I mentioned that the hotel we had stayed in the night before wouldn't accommodate us 1 hour before check in and gave us a room with a view of an aircon unit. She hit a few buttons and gave us a room with a pool view. Jus... Read more
Submitted on 02-06-2016
My husband and I booked a trip to San Diego for the Memorial Day weekend, through Expedia for 2 nights then about a week before our trip decided to stay another night which we paid directly through to the hotel. Overall the hotel and staff were inviting and friendly. Rooms and bathroom were really small considering we paid for a "Premier Room," with balcony. Everything was great until I noticed a bite on the back of my leg, that was driving me nuts from itching, but now my husband and I are both... Read more
Submitted on 02-06-2016
Aging facility, piss poor service in the bars and eating facilities, crunchy carpets, and the shower / restroom facilities are miserable and barely functional. The menu is over priced and the food is sub par, and will more than likely make you sick. Glad I left and sure wont return....ever. Posted pictures paint a vastly different picture than reality. Nice marketing. For close to $200 a night, I will save the cash and stay at a Motel 6 next time. At least I know I am getting what I paid f... Read more
Submitted on 06-06-2016
I only stayed there for one night on my birthday and I left wishing I stayed longer. When I got there the staff was very friendly and we even got an upgrade for our room! The room was excellent and free wifi. It's perfect if you want to go to old town since it's not far of a drive or you can take the shuttle. Definitely recommended!
Submitted on 09-06-2016
I staid here with my wife for one night during our roadtrip on the west coast. Had a great stay. The personel was friendly breakfast was nice and as always to much. The pool is great especially the hottub which is opened to 22:00
from La Jolla, California
Submitted on 31-07-2016
We stayed at this hotel for a week and witnessed two separate verbal fights right outside the hotel buildings/near parking lot. Really trashy and questionable groups of people in general who seemed to be staying at this hotel.
from Tulsa, OK
Submitted on 24-09-2016
We have visited SD many times but this was our first time at the Handlery Hotel. It has a great location which provides easy navigation to any place you want to go. The grounds are very pretty and well maintained. The pool is very large....not your typical hotel pool. The staff throughout the hotel are so friendly. Food and service in the restaurant and bar is excellent. The hotel rooms which are spread among three buildings are nicely appointed, clean, quiet and well maintained. Our only "... Read more
from Encinitas, California
Submitted on 27-09-2016
Rooms were OK. TV and A/C worked well. No free coffee except that stuff in the rooms! Parking fees $14 per day seems a little steep. Glass of milk cost $5. Check in and out was very fast. Staff friendly and helpful.
from El Cajon
Submitted on 29-09-2016
The hotel is older, but very nice and well maintained. The staff couldn't have been more accommodating or friendly. They bent over backwards to get anything we needed - extra chairs, tables, etc. the food at our event buffet was beyond our expectations. Friends are still commenting about it! Free parking and wifi was a plus. Close proximity to the airport was helpful. Pricing for our event was not out of our price range and there are many different size rooms. I would recommend it for reunions.
Submitted on 30-09-2016
I thought the hotel was great. Room was nice except there were no elevators & we are seniors which made getting luggage up to room a little difficult. Everyone was friendly & very helpful. Although there was no complementary breakfast- the meals were plentiful & Delicious. The wedding & reception were very nice also. Well done.
from North Platte, Nebraska
Submitted on 05-10-2016
The Handlery Hotel took Great care of us during our 50th anniversary of the commissioning of the USS Brooke DEG/FFG-1 reunion. We had a big Hospitality room for our use everyday. They put on two great banquets for us with five star service. The Garden Luau was the best. Our room was always refreshed each day and the staff was always very friendly. Brunch each morning was well stocked and reasonably price for a hotel of this caliber.
from Yuma, Arizona
Submitted on 10-10-2016
My daughter and I were going to be in SD for a concert. Very picky about hotels I choose. Reserved on Orbitz. Called and asked for early check in and was told to call day of. I did when we arrived in SD. They said they had a wedding that were using late check out and could not guarantee. I explained reason and said I would check. Arrived at 140 and they had found me and room to check in early and it was there for me. Appreciate they seem to have went above and beyond for my request. Awesome serv... Read more
from San Jose, California
Submitted on 14-10-2016
First, the location stinks... (unless you have a car). Second, desk personal are not 100% truthful, I wanted to go to the mall near by, and I was told it was two blocks down, less than a 10 minute walk... It took me 25 minutes and nearly had an asthma attack on the way!!!! Third, the "Mall" had only "exclusive" stores... If I wanted to shop at a Target or similar, I had to walk two more miles!!!! Fourth, when asked the desk clerk if they had a notion/gift shop, I was told no... What hotel doesn... Read more
Submitted on 16-10-2016
Price was reasonable and they are pet ($25) friendly. Yes you need a car or can at least walk a few blocks to the Metro but it is well maintained and has a restaurant and bar. Food was okay, don't expect fancy dining. I'll stay again.
from Tucson, Arizona
Submitted on 18-10-2016
the rooms were clean and very roomy, the pool area was very nice. we ate the breakfast and the food was very good and great service in the bar area. daughters used the work out room and had a nice vew of the pool area.
from London, England, United Kingdom
Submitted on 19-10-2016
The hotel is positioned conveniently 10 mins walk from the near by mall. About 25 mins from the airport and about 15 mins from Gass Lamp quarter. The bistro restaurant serves amazing food and wine to accompany it. Live bands were also playing wile I was there. The rooms I stayed were both had lovely views. The pool, hot tube and gym are all in the same place so I could enjoy all three. By far the most amazing thing about the hotel are the staff. Always happy and polite, offering great service to... Read more
from Seattle, Washington
Submitted on 23-10-2016
Nice hotel, friendly staff, great get around to certain sites they have a shuttle service, or you can catch a trolley nearby, or Uber it... The restaurant bar is very nice and on Friday's they have local bands performing in the evening. The Pool & Exercise Room are located in the courtyard...very nice...there is a hot tub there as well. Fashion Valley mall is nearby where we walked every morning ...which was nice and if you like you can catch a bus from there to some of the are... Read more
Submitted on 25-10-2016
I had a most enjoyable stay at the Handlery Hotel in San Diego. The staff was friendly and efficient. The room was clean and of a good size. I would not only stay there again, but would recommend this hotel to my family and friends.
from San Diego, California
Submitted on 26-10-2016
I just wanted to say that the best part about my experience with the Handlery Hotel was booking the stay on the phone with Theresa. I had called around other hotels and did not receive the same type of service I did with Theresa. She was professional, friendly, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic about accommodating my situation, going out of her way to google and help me find a great deal. I was really happy with my experience with her on the phone and that was the reason I decided to stay at th... Read more
Submitted on 28-10-2016
Perfectly nice hotel, but it seemed like it was catering more for conferences etc. than the independent traveller. Easy check in, small, but clean rooms and nice breakfast. As UK travelers with large suitcases we had to haul them up stairs to our room as the hotel has no lift! Although the view outside was of car park and main route to San Diego we slept ok.
Submitted on 30-10-2016
Wow, I researched hotels for a month trying to find the best one in the area we were looking to stay and in our budget. I finally decided on the Handlery Hotel mostly because the pictures made it look like a top notch hotel but when we got to our room we realized looks can be deceiving! The double bed room was so small, the beds definitely did not feel like queens, there was a huge stain on the carpet and "hairs" in the bath tub. Welhen booking the room over the phone I stated I needed a pack an... Read more
from Fresno, California
Submitted on 01-11-2016
This hotel is Motel Six of old. It`s clean enough. It`s big enough. Seems safe. Nothing fancy. The outside is nicer than the inside. Fortunately parking was included in the price or I would have chosen another place to stay. Breakfast is not included but the price is reasonable if you have AAA or some other discount.
from findlay, ohio
Submitted on 07-11-2016
the hotel is older, but it is scheduled for a facelift soon. the pool is very large and nice....could have been a few degrees warmer. now for the important part.....the front desk staff is the BEST i have ever encountered. pleasant, thorough, non rushing....appreciative of your business. and the shuttle driver, Jeff, was great!! the location turned out to be good for us. there is a large upscale mall very near by. we did the trolley tour, and that picks you up at hotel. another GREAT thi... Read more
from Adelaide, Australia
Submitted on 09-11-2016
The location of this hotel was definitely a positive, it always seemed to be less than 15 minutes from where we wanted to go. The staff were also friendly and courteous and the breakfast were amazing along with their other available food. On the down side, the rooms are small and the beds doubles (not queens). Our room had a horrible smell that remained all four nights (admittedly we didn't complain to management as we were traveling with others and liked the convenience of being next door and ... Read more
from Orange, CA
Submitted on 17-11-2016
Rooms are small, tiny bathrooms, hotel needs to be upgraded. Staff is great, friendly, efficient. Lobby bar and restaurant have limited menus and hours, server was new but fast and friendly. This area needs to be remodeled and updated.
Submitted on 17-11-2016
A great location is its only good point. The room was tired, there was no water pressure in the shower and most of the staff were not very friendly. The breakfast at the adjoining resturant was good value.
Submitted on 19-11-2016
I had trouble unloading a lot of large items in through the front doors of the Handlery for a trade show, but Ameer helped out and even assisted in things when he saw I was in need of another set of hands. Way above and beyond! Thanks Ameer, that is real customer service that the Handlery should be proud of for their staff going above any beyond.
from Melbourne, Australia
Submitted on 20-11-2016
The staff is what make this hotel. We found the hotel was great for getting us to our location as it has a shuttle service but there isn't anything that is walking distance to get to go out for tea as we didn't have a vehicle to drive in. The hotel is outdated, the rooms and beds are small and bathroom is small as well. The rooms when first enter smell musty but once in you don't tend to smell it. The hotel has a restaurant but the variety isn't great if you are staying more than a couple of ... Read more
from San Francisco, California
Submitted on 21-11-2016
We checked in 11/17/16. The night clerk put us in a room facing the parking lot. The room was heavily sprayed with harsh cleaning fluid. I asked the night clerk if he could change our room, even though there were many available rooms, he refused to move us.This guy was a real jerk and was very unhelpful and may have purposely put us in the worst vacant room.Since it was going to be a prepaid 3 day stay, I needed to get out of this room, so the next day I asked the clerk that was there in the mo... Read more
from San Diego, California
Submitted on 22-11-2016
I had to stay in a hotel due to water damage in my apartment here in San Diego. I had a very difficult time dealing with my property manager & the insurance but the staff at Handlery were exceptionally helpful. I originally called & spoke with Luke in the reservations dept. who was by far one of the most patient & helpful individuals I spoke to. The hotel accounting department had a lovely woman named Kimberly that helped me out tremendously. She was able to speak with my property manager's insu... Read more
Submitted on 30-11-2016
It was like being in a shoe box with a bathroom. The bed is super small but, the staff was very nice. The room service was decent and they did offer us a ride to our next location. It was fine for an over night stay and would be ok for a single traveler.