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Wadsworth, Illinois
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86 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The location is great. Centrally located in San Diego, it's the 1st hotel off I-8 in Hotel Circle. The room is comparable to other hotel chains. It was clean, needed some updating & nothing special. The staff was polite & accommodating. Skip the on-site, but overpriced & skimpy portion Bistro restaurant. The kids loved the pool, but 10 1/2 ft... More 

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Kirk S, General Manager at Handlery Hotel San Diego, responded to this review

Dear rudyboomer: thanks for telling us about your recent stay. We appreciate and value your feedback. We will be renovating all of our guestrooms at the end of this year. I do hope you will give us another opportunity should your travels bring you to San Diego area again. Thanks for choosing to Handlery Hotel. More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Arrived a little late - asked for downstairs room (preferably handicap) couldn't accommodate - booked solid she said - the one that she did have left was awful. carpet, bathroom, bath tub needs re-corking. needs to update or I seriously was given the last and the worst room. I took one look and said oh no, you can't meet my... More 

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Thank blesseddaily7
Kirk S, General Manager at Handlery Hotel San Diego, responded to this review

Dear blesseddaily7: I was so disappointed to hear that you did not stay with us. Please except my sincere apologies for any inconvenience this to you and for the condition of the guestroom. We do appreciate and value your feedback and I thought I would let you know that we will be undergoing A complete guest room renovation at the... More 

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Rooms are a little small but adequate and we had a small garden area which was nice too. Decent size pool. Breakfast lovely and all staff very helpful and pleasant. Near to Fashion Valley Mall and short drive into Old Town and to the beaches so whilst not in the main area of San Diego, all tourist areas accessible. Good... More 

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Thank louise w
Kirk S, General Manager at Handlery Hotel San Diego, responded to this review

Dear Louise w: thanks for choosing the Handlery Hotel for your recent visit to San Diego. We appreciate and value your comments and feedback and I was pleased to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you in the future. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The hotel was clean and the bed was comfortable. Staff was helpful and very responsive. It is a convenient location in San Diego and the shuttle was very helpful. I did wish we had a microwave in the room. The only real issue was the Internet connection. We were unable to maintain a stable Internet connection throughout the duration of... More 

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Thank Victoria L
Kirk S, General Manager at Handlery Hotel San Diego, responded to this review

Dear Victoria L: thanks for your comments about your recent stay with us. I am truly sorry that the Internet connection was not up to standards . Rest a sure I have addressed this issue with our chief engineer and hopes to not have similar issues in the future.We appreciate your feedback and look forward to you returning soon! More 

Tempe, Arizona, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The room was small, but adequate. The vending machines weren't working. The plaster on the pool was in major need of resurfacing. These weren't small chips of plaster missing, but major chunks missing in the spa and pool. The outdoor furniture was fine. The food and service in the pool was great, but automatic tip and semi-high pricing. Hopefully, the... More 

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Thank Cindy B
Kirk S, General Manager at Handlery Hotel San Diego, responded to this review

Dea Cindy B: thanks for taking the time to do a review on your recent stay. We appreciate your comments about the pool area in need of fixing. We are scheduled to resurface the spa this December and also do the surrounding pool decking. On another note we will be going complete guestroom renovations at the end of this year.... More 

Calgary, Canada
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is an excellent choice! The pool is great, the room was clean, and the staff are friendly! Specially Tanya at the pool side bar, she is awesome! The first room we got had a couple of minor issues with the bathroom and the front desk manager didn't hesitate to offer us a new room. The location is very convenient,... More 

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Thank RamCal69
Kirk S, General Manager at Handlery Hotel San Diego, responded to this review

Dear RamCal69: I was so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! I will pass on your thanks as well as mine to Tonya for her exceptional service. Please accept my apologies for the issues in your guestroom but I was pleased that they were handled quickly. Thanks for choosing Handlery Hotel for your stay and we... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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39 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed 6 nights and enjoyed it. Its not top end but its neat, clean, has a fridge, and a safe which is more than I can say for some. I know I like staying somewhere when I come back after being out sight seeing and am glad to be in the room rather than depressed in having to be... More 

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Kirk S, General Manager at Handlery Hotel San Diego, responded to this review

Dear Marijana D: thanks for taking the time to do a nice review about your recent stay with us. We appreciate your comments and feedback and look forward to seeing you again. More 

So-So Cal
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101 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're going to stay at the Handlery, you've got to get there first. Chances are (very, very high) that you'll get there by car, because it's really a sprawling motel hard by I-8, surrounded by a giant parking lot. You'll pay about fifteen bucks for the privilege of parking there. You certainly would not have paid that - or... More 

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4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myself and three other friends stayed here for four nights. The staff were extremely friendly and answered any questions which was very helpful. We had 2 breakfast vouchers each for free and we had a choice of pancakes, yoghurt and granola or an American breakfast. We were really pleased with this as we didn't expect it! The portions were good.... More 

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Thank Hannah E
Kirk S, General Manager at Handlery Hotel San Diego, responded to this review

Dear Hannah E: I was pleased to hear that you and your friends enjoyed your stay here at the Handlery Hotel. Thanks for the nice comments about our staff and I'm glad you liked our pool area. Thank you for choosing Handlery Hotel for your stay and we look forward to seeing soon again! More 

San Francisco, CA
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88 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

San Diego's Hotel Circle features some extraordinary bargains for those on vacation. For a business meeting, well, that's another story. The Handlery has been a go-to hotel for my business engagements for some time, and I don't fault it for comfort and, if your meeting is right there at the hotel, the convenience. I think most folks who access Trip... More 

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Thank PGarcia
Kirk S, General Manager at Handlery Hotel San Diego, responded to this review

Dear PGarcia: thanks for the nice comments about our hotel. I appreciate the fact that you have stayed here many times and that you value the hotel it's staffing services and especially the location. Thanks for staying with us and we look forward to you returning soon. More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Food & drink at the hotel
Postcards American Bistro
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Cuisines: Contemporary
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
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 

Additional Information about Handlery Hotel San Diego

Address: 950 Hotel Cir N, San Diego, CA 92108-2902
Location: United States > California > San Diego > Mission Valley / Hotel Circle
Price Range: $121 - $256 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Handlery Hotel San Diego 3.5*
Number of rooms: 217
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