Handlery Hotel San Diego

San Diego, USA

The hotel

It's a friendly, family-run property in the Mission Valley area of San Diego, a short walk to the Fashion Valley Mall where there are lots of popular shops and restaurants. The pool area, in a central courtyard, is a very pleasant place to relax when you're not out exploring San Diego. When you are, you have the option of a complimentary shuttle to San Diego's main attractions. The hotel's restaurant, Postcards American Bistro, serves some great food and is good value. Its big breakfasts, with unlimited tea and coffee, will set you up for a day of full-on sightseeing.

Amenities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Hot tub
  • Families
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Wheelchair access
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to Beach
  • Close to City Centre
  • Golf

Where is it

San Diego. 2 miles from Old Town and an easy drive to the beach. A short walk to Fashion Valley Mall, the city's top shopping centre, with shops, restaurants and cinemas, together with Red Trolley and bus stops.

Hotel information

217 rooms. All with air-conditioning, complimentary WiFi, safe, cable TV, tea/coffee maker, mini-fridge, iron and board, and hairdryer. Standard Rooms, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Postcards American Bistro (breakfast, lunch and dinner). Reef Lounge Bar & Grill (open seasonally). Outdoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi. Fitness centre. 27-hole Riverwalk Championship golf course adjacent to the hotel*. Complimentary shuttle service to selected area attractions. Complimentary WiFi. Room service*. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Salon*. Self-parking $14 plus tax per night (payable locally, subject to change).

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice hotel but needs abit more life

Sep 5, 2019 Louise B Ellesmere port

This is the second time we have stayed at this hotel, the first time being 7 years ago. The room was perfect and overlooked the pool which was a bonus. We knew what we were getting with this hotel in terms of location, the only thing nearby is the fashion mall. The hotel has a restaurant which for the most part was empty. The bar is ok but the… Read more
This is the second time we have stayed at this hotel, the first time being 7 years ago. The room was perfect and overlooked the pool which was a bonus. We knew what we were getting with this hotel in terms of location, the only thing nearby is the fashion mall. The hotel has a restaurant which for the most part was empty. The bar is ok but the prices are more than the gas lamp area and it lacks any atmosphere. There is a lovely pool bar,which when we visited last time in May,was only open for a couple of hours. It was not open at all this time. You have to pay for parking which I feel is poor as there is nowhere else to park so you have no choice. I think the hotel is missing a trick with the pool bar, as the pool area is lovely and it could be much more utilised. I’m not sure we would come back here again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Disaster

Sep 3, 2019 Deb3636

Dirtiest hotel I have been to. Feels like a motel. We booked the rooms off the actual website and they did not look like the pictures. The hotel room was extremely small, had no balcony or even fully functioning windows to prop open since the smell of cigarette smoke and dirty carpets and mold rules the place. The refrigerator that I had my baby’s… Read more
Dirtiest hotel I have been to. Feels like a motel. We booked the rooms off the actual website and they did not look like the pictures. The hotel room was extremely small, had no balcony or even fully functioning windows to prop open since the smell of cigarette smoke and dirty carpets and mold rules the place. The refrigerator that I had my baby’s milk bottle in was cool at night but stopped working in the middle of the night so I had to throw a whole gallon of milk away. The walls were not sound proof so I was woken up at 7:40am by delivery trucks backing up and housekeeping carts being pushed around and people walking outside our windows. Just an overall horrible experience, not to mention that there is no outside parking so you have to pay $15 for parking which is the only thing they reimbursed us for after we literally complained about black mold! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Last minute Getaway

Sep 2, 2019 crystlee81 Gilbert, Arizona

Hotel is located in a convenient location. Minutes from beach, shops, restaurants and activities. The rooms were nice, smaller than most I’ve stayed in, but they were comfortable. The grounds and rooms were well maintained. Pool/ hot tub area were very nice. The pool Lounge was a little disappointing, I was hoping to see more seafood or local type… Read more
Hotel is located in a convenient location. Minutes from beach, shops, restaurants and activities. The rooms were nice, smaller than most I’ve stayed in, but they were comfortable. The grounds and rooms were well maintained. Pool/ hot tub area were very nice. The pool Lounge was a little disappointing, I was hoping to see more seafood or local type eats on the menu. The service at the lounge was not bad..... but it wasn’t great either. Room service was ok. Food was ice cold when we got it. Otherwise we had a great time and would return. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Staycation Alone

Aug 29, 2019 Rkr0 San Diego, California

Made some great memories here this week staff was very nice and friendly. I would come back. Rooms were clean and cool they had everything I needed. Food was pricy and the deposit was confusing but all else was good. 😎
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A good, solid stay

Aug 27, 2019 BlueGold75 Northampton, Massachusetts

I spent five days here on vacation and everything went pretty smoothly. Check-in was quick, especially considering Hotwire made the reservation for me only a few minutes before checking in, due to issues at my original hotel. My room was in the Point Loma building, a short walk outside from the lobby. The room was fine. I don't usually sleep very… Read more
I spent five days here on vacation and everything went pretty smoothly. Check-in was quick, especially considering Hotwire made the reservation for me only a few minutes before checking in, due to issues at my original hotel. My room was in the Point Loma building, a short walk outside from the lobby. The room was fine. I don't usually sleep very well in hotels, but I did here. The bed was very comfortable, the room was quiet, although the pillows were small and flat. I liked the very heavy curtains, which kept the sun out quite nicely as I tried to sleep in. There was a good-sized television, spacious closet, fridge, microwave and safe. The bathroom was fine as well. Sure, some of the furnishings were a bit old, but everything was clean, the housekeepers did a great job and the room was comfortable. The pool area was quite comfortable and large. There were plenty of lounge chairs around, not to mention a hot tub, and everything seemed clean. The restaurant was average at best. The $15 buffet needed more hot items, and the quality was just OK. The bar was comfortable at night for a couple of nightcaps and seemed well-stocked. The location is great, only a few miles from all the attractions, and a short walk to a trolley station, and a mall. Although, there aren't a ton of restaurants/bars within a mile of the hotel. While a little old, this hotel was clean, comfortable and safe. I certainly would return. Read less