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950 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 01/26/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 01/26/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#145 of 292 in San Diego
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Overlooking the lush, rolling fairways of the Riverwalk Golf Club in San Diego's Hotel Circle, the Handlery merges contemporary comfort with relaxing, resort-style ambiance. As a family owned hotel, we create tailor-made experiences for our guests by offering 217 comfortable, beautifully appointed rooms and suites, a friendly atmosphere and gracious, personalized service.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Secured parking
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Happy hour
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Poolside bar
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Facial treatments
Makeup services
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Room service
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, German, Italian
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Pamela G wrote a review Yesterday
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Loved it! Hotel staff was friendly and accommodating providing a room that was ideally situated for us with our boxes of items we needed to remove while our condo complex was tented. The pool is perfect, we enjoyed the garden setting and instead of a microwave in the room I went to a room by the lobby well named Munchies in the middle of the night and let my family sleep. We enjoyed it so much we extended an extra day. I plan to book rooms here for our relatives who love to visit us in San Diego! Great value, we enjoyed a quiet stay in very comfortable beds!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
Shara H wrote a review Aug 2020
San Diego, California2 contributions3 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
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 :)
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Date of stay: July 2020
4 Helpful votes
COTraveller33 wrote a review Nov 2021
Silver Spring, Maryland3009 contributions294 helpful votes
Stayed here for 4 nights in early Nov with friends. Great hotel. Staff is friendly and accommodating. Rooms are just the right size for up to 4 people. Pools is excellent!! This place also has a bar, restaurant, spa and hair stylist on sight Ten minute drive to beach, Coronado Island, breweries and Balboa Park. Parking: large open lot Staff: friendly Rate: Better than most the chains Rooms: Clean Bathrooms: Clean - water pressure in shower was ok, but hey - it's Kalifurnia. Would recommend: Yes! Would re-patronize: When I'm back in town - yes!
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Date of stay: November 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Facing the pool
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509annettet wrote a review Oct 2021
San Rafael, California38 contributions4 helpful votes
I was surprised as to how rundown this hotel is. Coming from the San Francisco Bay Area thought the Handlery name meant quality. Rust on bathroom fixtures and rusty hand railings were all visible. Has any regular maintenance been done at this property?
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Date of stay: October 2021
1 Helpful vote
Cassandra wrote a review Sep 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
The hotel is crawling with roaches and fruit flies… they’re everywhere! Also, management was horrible upon bringing this up to them. Absolutely gross hotel under the disguise of somewhere actually decent. Travelers beware!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled
1 Helpful vote
william h wrote a review Aug 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Started out as an average hotel stay, room was just fine. Later that night we realized the A/C didn’t really work (fan came on but no cold air). About 3am comes around and we wake up to the worst smell possible. Guess what it’s raw sewage backed up into the shower! We informed the front desk and all they said was “yea we think someone flushed a washcloth” offered us another room for 1 hour to take showers. Lol well if my room has this happening and your already aware of it I’m sure the other rooms also have this issue. Nothing else was offered or apportion givin. Cool thing we all get to small literally poop (look at the picture) while trying to sleep, no showers, no brushing teeth pretty sad for a hotel close to down town San Diego.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled
1 Helpful vote
Josh wrote a review Jul 2021
1 contribution
Very unaccommodating could not help to check us in 15 minutes prior to the 3 o’clock check in time and was very disrespectful. Unfortunately we didn’t know how horrible this hotel was and had to rebook at another hotel. Don’t waste your time. Looks sketchy too.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled
Eddie S wrote a review May 2021
Pomona, California1 contribution4 helpful votes
It is an older hotel, and the time of this review is when we are just now seeing light at the end of the COVID tunnel, so we have to keep this in perspective. With that in mind, this hotel is clean but it is old. When we first got here my 1st impression is that it reminded me of a Vegas hotel of the 60s. Kinda what I imagine going to the Flamingo or the Sands would have been in their heyday. The room was pleasant, clean and comfortable. We had a "premier" room, which means we had a small balcony overlooking the parking lot and the 63 freeway. The room must have been well sealed because freeway noise was not an issue. Typical of most hotels, the shower water pressure was nothing to write home about. They installed those showerheads that squeeze the water through tiny holes to make it feel like high pressure, but it ain't! The pool area looked OK but we didn't get in because there were enough people in already so social distancing dictated... The lobby was somewhat forlorn because all the little shops and restaurants were closed. I would recommend lighting up the place so that it isn't so dark. Kinda depressing. But Handlery did offer the best pricing in the area, so there's that.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Great value for the price
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3 Helpful votes
Leticia G wrote a review Sep 2020
1 contribution3 helpful votes
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
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Date of stay: September 2020
4 Helpful votes
Catherine K wrote a review Sep 2020
Orem, Utah2 contributions5 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled
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Frequently Asked Questions about Handlery Hotel San Diego
Which popular attractions are close to Handlery Hotel San Diego?
Nearby attractions include Fashion Valley (0.6 miles), AMC Fashion Valley 18 (0.6 miles), and Brady's (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Handlery Hotel San Diego?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Handlery Hotel San Diego?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Handlery Hotel San Diego?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Handlery Hotel San Diego?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Handlery Hotel San Diego?
Conveniently located restaurants include True Food Kitchen, The Waffle Spot, and The Cheesecake Factory.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Handlery Hotel San Diego?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Handlery Hotel San Diego?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Handlery Hotel San Diego?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Handlery Hotel San Diego offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Handlery Hotel San Diego?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, German, and Italian.