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Handlery Hotel San Diego
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   950 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108 (Mission Valley / Hotel Circle)   |  
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Ranked #141 of 270 Hotels in San Diego
West Calder, United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Our visit”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Stayed at this hotel as part of our fly drive i am sorry to say this was the wost hotel we stayed in, we read some of the reveiws and decided to upgrade to a pool view room this was notmworth the money we wjould have been better off using the money to stay somewhere better. The hotel lets anyone use the pool as long as they pay the parking so makes the small pool noisy and very busy having a pool view just made it worse. We travelled a lot of miles and stayed at a lot of hotels but i can only say i would not go back here. The staff were the only good thing about this place.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

I've stayed here one other time. Am going back on November. The reservations staff were great and helped me get set up as a business customer sop I don't have to look any further for rooms in San Diego! The food here is really the lounge/bar is open and nice and pour great cocktails if you are into that...rooms are quiet and NO SMELLS!!...
I could not recommend this property any higher...

Leslie Butts

Room Tip: ask for one of the "Named" rooms. They are away form the main hotel and much quieter...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We stayed for 2 nights end of September. We were very happy with thood.e hotel, ouoom and the pool area.
The location worked well for us as was not too far from Seaworld and the waterfront. The shuttle to Seaworld was good.
My only possible negative was the lack of options for eating. We ate at the Postcard (inhouse) Restaurant for 2 breakfasts and 2 dinners. We really enjoyed the breastfast options (which were complimentary) but found the dinner menu was quite limited. It was too far to walk to anywhere else so we were short of options

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

we stayed here for 3 nights.we thought it was only ok.been in better.excellent for shuttles to take you to places.room was clean and comfortable .they have no elevator to take you upstairs so you have to struggle upstairs lugging suitcases.not good.the restaurant there is excellent though

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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North Lakes
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

The location and free shuttle van provided by this hotel make it an ideal place to stay when visiting San Diego, the kids loved the pool area and Jeff the shuttle driver is fantastic. The only negative we found was trying to negotiate the stairways with our suitcases.

Stayed September 2013
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Dublin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Just stayed here for 3 nights, an OK hotel but we have stayed in nicer one's. Asked for pool view room on checking in and were quoted $60 per night extra, so we settled on car park view. Room was big and clean, bathroom tiny though, had to go in turn around to be able to close the door. Ate in the hotel restaurant 1st night, and very dissapointed, ordered pizza and it was tasteless, the base was bought in from suppliers not freshly made, did'nt eat there again. Had drinks at the bar couple of nights, the blonde girl very nice and friendly behind the bar, she made a lovely mojioto. We were dissapointed with the location of this hotel, ( I blame travel agent for this not hotel's fault) had to use the car all the time because it was far out from the gas lamp quarter, so my poor husband had a lot of driving to do. All in all an ok hotel but if we return to San Diego we will not stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

I finally found a great place to land wyhen in San Diego. Handlery Hotel in Hotel Circle. Old school charm but very updated and very clean....Room was very comfy and quiet....with no "hotel smell" at all. Bar and food were top notch...friendly ....decent rates for the area. Had to pay for parking which I always hate to do...btu so be it...free internet as well.
I'll be back for my monthly visit.

Room Tip: rooms in the "Named Wings"..i.e La Jolla Point Loma etc are quieter than the main building...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Handlery Hotel San Diego

Address: 950 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108
Location: United States > California > San Diego > Mission Valley / Hotel Circle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #141 of 270 Hotels in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Handlery Hotel San Diego 3.5*
Number of rooms: 217
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Centrally located in San Diego's Mission Valley, the family-owned and managed Handlery Hotel is just minutes away from Sea World, the famous San Diego Zoo, Old Town, museums, shopping, and miles of breathtaking beaches. The hotel is known for its convenient location, comfortable accommodations and outstanding service. ... more   less 
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