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 Homey feeling

Sep 10, 2020 Leticia G

The service here is amazing!! ♥ Friendly staff, always greets you when they are walking by. Super clean and just feels like at home. My family and I truly enjoyed our stay, can't wait to be back next week it was that great! We have stayed at many hotels but this particular one has become my favorite! If you book here make sure to try their piña… Read more
The service here is amazing!! ♥ Friendly staff, always greets you when they are walking by. Super clean and just feels like at home. My family and I truly enjoyed our stay, can't wait to be back next week it was that great! We have stayed at many hotels but this particular one has become my favorite! If you book here make sure to try their piña coladas :D Thanks to all the Staff! Sincerely, Leticia Garcia Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Not an enjoyable stay... during COVID

Sep 7, 2020 715catherinek Orem, Utah

I think this hotel is super ordinary and out of date and they charge you three times what it’s really worth to stay there. We stayed for one night, Sunday night, over a three day holiday weekend. The rate was $284 for a king bed. We didn’t have a balcony. We were shipped out to the second to last hotel room row in the parking lot. Mind you, this… Read more
I think this hotel is super ordinary and out of date and they charge you three times what it’s really worth to stay there. We stayed for one night, Sunday night, over a three day holiday weekend. The rate was $284 for a king bed. We didn’t have a balcony. We were shipped out to the second to last hotel room row in the parking lot. Mind you, this hotel is situated basically on the 5 freeway. Upon arriving, it took us 1 hr to check in to get our keys. Then when we finally got to our room, we found a slew of black hairs in the sink, and on the bed. This was such a turn off. Makes you wonder if they are actually cleaning the rooms after people check out during covid. The walls are paper thin, we could hear full conversations between people and their dogs barking or babies crying at night. Because there are no balconies, you encounter a lot of guests standing at the doors to the entrance of the hall smoking. Not a great feeling. I will say the bed was comfortable, that’s the only good thing about this place. Everything else was very very Motel 6. Small rooms, crappy soap and shampoo and conditioner bottles from unheard of brands. The parking was free during covid. No mini bar because of covid and no restaurants on site. The pool was super packed so we never went in. I’d never stay here again. We totally got swindled. Read less
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Aug 31, 2020 476sharah San Diego, California

I first tried this hotel after I got married 5 years ago. It was ok the chicken wings in the hut by the pool were huge and a good value for poolside food. It was tropical an nice setting for after just getting hitched. I booked the Handlery again because our pools is still closed. It has one of the biggest pools that I know of. The room was clean … Read more
I first tried this hotel after I got married 5 years ago. It was ok the chicken wings in the hut by the pool were huge and a good value for poolside food. It was tropical an nice setting for after just getting hitched. I booked the Handlery again because our pools is still closed. It has one of the biggest pools that I know of. The room was clean they were able to a join my room to the kids room which was great. The staff was very friendly and pleasant. The rooms were spacious and clean the bathrooms were a little small but no biggy. We stayed in the La jolla building. It was a fun quick stay cation for me and the kids. The only downfall was all the people in the pool at one time. You would have thought it was spring break. But my kids knu to social distance and who to talk to and who not to because they were intoxicated. They should really control the pool a little better. Other than that our stay was great. I totally agree this place is a hidden gem in the middle of mission valley. I will be back...alone this time :) Read less
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May 4, 2020 shirleyfR7734YR Roseville, California

The staff was very pleasant and helpful.I think there are a few easy fixes that would make your nice establishment not look like you are running on a low budget: There was nice lemon water in the water on our arrival - not to be seen again on our 3 other days. No complimentary coffee (& breakfast muffins) in the lobby. The coffee had no taste and… Read more
The staff was very pleasant and helpful.I think there are a few easy fixes that would make your nice establishment not look like you are running on a low budget: There was nice lemon water in the water on our arrival - not to be seen again on our 3 other days. No complimentary coffee (& breakfast muffins) in the lobby. The coffee had no taste and packed no punch. Much too weak. And those teensy tiny mints? You'd look less cheap to have none at all. The water in the room was $2.50 per bottle (!) The only elevator is to accomodate staff! So - if you are disabled and there is nothing on the first floor- there is no access to the elevator for the 2nd floor. I am scheduled for knee replacement. That was no small climb! When we came for the Ecotours we were told to "wait in the lobby" We were strung out in both lobby sections. Then our meeting was in the snack room - standing in front of loud machines, listening to a person with a heavy accent. [I was surprised to see no brochures about Ecotours - since it seems they bring you lots of business. And all the empty conference rooms! - we only needed 1/2 hour at dinner time.] Again, the staff was lovely. The beds were comfortable. I just thought you might appreciate our feedback. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A great staff makes all the difference.

Mar 27, 2020 Diver D Kona Hawaii

The hotel facility is fairly ordinary - about what you would expect at the price point. However the staff really makes it shine. As the city shut down due to the onset of the Covid pandemic and the hotel's business was evaporating, and even as we canceled the rest of our own stay, the employees were unfailingly gracious and kind and went out of… Read more
The hotel facility is fairly ordinary - about what you would expect at the price point. However the staff really makes it shine. As the city shut down due to the onset of the Covid pandemic and the hotel's business was evaporating, and even as we canceled the rest of our own stay, the employees were unfailingly gracious and kind and went out of their way to make us comfortable. I would like to single out Lucy at the front desk as being exceptionally warm and helpful. If I had to find a fault with the Handlery, the one thing I could mention is the lack of either a ramp or a lift to the second floor, which would have made it a bit awkward with heavy luggage had an accommodating employee not been right there to give us a hand. Read less