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Handlery Hotel San Diego

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#136 of 263 hotels in San Diego
Location
3.9
Cleanliness
4.0
Service
4.1
Value
3.8
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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)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Secured parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Restaurant
Breakfast in the room
Happy hour
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Poolside bar
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Facial treatments
Makeup services
Massage
Salon
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Room service
Safe
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Green
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles1,530 reviews
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The Handlery Hotel San Diego, while noted for its clean and spacious rooms, receives mixed reviews regarding noise and the need for updates. Guests appreciate the amenities, especially the well-maintained pool area and the convenience of in-room fridges and coffee makers. The hotel's cleanliness is frequently lauded, with particular praise for the tidy pool and jacuzzi. Opinions on location vary, with some valuing freeway proximity and others desiring more ambiance. The staff's friendliness stands out, though some service speed issues are noted. The atmosphere strikes a balance between cozy and dated, giving off a nostalgic 1950's charm. Guests are divided on the hotel's value, balancing room quality and parking fees with overall cost concerns.
Location
Convenient
Atmosphere
Nostalgic
Rooms
Dated
Value
Reasonable
Cleanliness
Spotless
Service
Friendly
Amenities
Satisfactory
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Amanda G wrote a review Mar 2024
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This place is a great stay. All the bad reviews are wrong and almost deterred me from staying here, such a shame. It’s nice. It’s clean. Restaurant food was good, staff was nice and attentive, shoutout to Ana! Only only con was a little too much light in the room from outside but that’s just I like a dark dark dark room.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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MNUSDK wrote a review Aug 2022
Europe1975 contributions58 helpful votes
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Stayed 4 nights here at the handlery. We asked for a price at front desk upon arrival, and they suggested to book it online because the price would be much lower. Good service ! They give out free pancakes for kids at breakfast with purchase of 1 adult breakfast. Parking is 10$ a night but most hotels charge for that in SD. The pool area is large, clean and well kept. The hallways are a bit dated and dark, but rooms fulfilled our needs, the beds are comfy, clean and the room quiet. The hotel it self is placed close to downtown, beach and shopping centers. We would stay here again for sure. Thanks from Family Nielsen.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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KLLAlta wrote a review Mar 2024
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Our room was on the lower level with a garden door directly into the pool and hot tub area which was perfect! The front desk staff, especially Pamela were so helpful, she felt like one of the family after a week stay. Recommend the lower floor as there is no elevator to get to second floor.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Room Tip: Laundry facilities were not working when I arrived. They take 9 quarters which were hard to find.
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Kora Kinkade wrote a review Feb 2024
San Diego, California2 contributions
Pamela is just the best.She is always, always, always going above and beyond for me.And her smile continuously makes my day.Ben and the rest of the crew are always cheerful and accommodating as well.Along with the old school charm of the property and rooms, I will always give The Handlery a 10+.Thank you Handlery crew!
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Everything, from check in to parking is easy peasy at the handlery.
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Response from Benjamin Nelson, Guest Services / Front Office at Handlery Hotel San Diego
Responded Feb 16, 2024
Greetings Coastal32386964577, Thank you for such great compliments on our staff. We strive to provide the best service, and are proud our team members are a direct reflection of that.
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Geoffrey S wrote a review Feb 2024
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Not that I expected much, but the room is okay. However, it's quite different from what was advertised. The bathroom is outdated, the air conditioning is not cooling enough, the fridge is too vintage, and the walls are too thin. You can hear everything that's going on outside. The light switches are supposed to be motion sensor, but they are not working. The TV channels are the same as a typical motel, and the lights look outdated. All in all, it's not good. I would give more stars, but considering the amount I paid for the quality of the hotel and the room, I suggest looking for another hotel nearby.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Benjamin Nelson, Guest Services / Front Office at Handlery Hotel San Diego
Responded Feb 16, 2024
Greetings GeoffreyS1059, Thank you for providing feedback on your recent stay. We are always looking to see what can be better for our guest's experience. These comments will be forwarded to the appropriate departments for inspection. Hopefully we will see you again next time you are in San Diego.
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O S wrote a review Feb 2024
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Pamela was very helpful, answered all of our questions asince it was our first time in the city, and recommended good places to go around. Pamela gave all the tips for transportation. We Will definitely be back to enjoy the hotel and for more events. Thanks Pamela!
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Response from Benjamin Nelson, Guest Services / Front Office at Handlery Hotel San Diego
Responded Feb 16, 2024
Greetings 732os, Thank you for providing feedback from your recent stay with us. We strive to provide the best service to our guests and are pleased that Pamela has went above and beyond to make your trip that more special. We will pas son your thanks to her as well as ours.
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Becky M wrote a review Feb 2024
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Rose works at the front desk, she is super nice and accommodating. We stay here every few months because of the easy access and great staff. The hot tub is always enjoyable and relaxing. Great place to unwind. Best breakfast burritos I have ever had. The gentlemen in the dining are super efficient.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Benjamin Nelson, Guest Services / Front Office at Handlery Hotel San Diego
Responded Feb 16, 2024
Thank you Q756DEbeckym for the nice comments on our staff. We are family owned, and like to welcome our guests as if they were family. We will go ahead and pass on your thanks to Rose and the gentlemen in dining.
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Layne Spelber wrote a review Feb 2024
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The service is outstanding! Pamela is always so helpful and is always making sure your stay is going well. I enjoy every stay at this hotel. 5 Gold Stars. Make sure you pick this hotel first. you will be happy every visit. Sincerely, Layne Spelber
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Benjamin Nelson, Guest Services / Front Office at Handlery Hotel San Diego
Responded Feb 16, 2024
Greetings Layne, Thank you for such nice comments for Pamela. We are excited that her knowledge and helpfulness was able to make your stay with us that more enjoyable.. Hopefully we will see you again next time you are in our wonderful city.
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Ltvik wrote a review Dec 2023
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A very nice hotel, with a lovely poolarea. Location is perfect with fast access wherever you want to go in San Diego area. Fashion valley mall is fancy and within walking distance. Very friendly and helpful staff, a sincere thank you to Pamela who made our stay special.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Leslie B wrote a review Dec 2023
Los Angeles, California12 contributions1 helpful vote
My only choice in San Diego...quiet comfy and with great staff. The restaurant and bar are excellent as well. Large rooms great beds and showers...Safe and quiet property... The rooms off the main building are more quiet.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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$105 - $187 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSan DiegoMission Valley / Hotel Circle
NUMBER OF ROOMS
217
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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 (0.7 miles), AMC Fashion Valley 18 (0.6 miles), and Nordstrom Fashion Valley (0.6 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 Tommy Bahama Marlin Bar & Store, True Food Kitchen, and The Waffle Spot.
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 and Spanish.