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Handlery Hotel San Diego

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Vancouver, BC
Reviewed 4 April 2013

Just got back from 5 nights at the Handlery Hotel. Really enjoyed it. Room was clean. Lots of fresh towels etc. Staff were super helpful and friendly. Ate at the restuarant a couple of times - food was great. Pool area was gorgeous - clean, and water was warm! The best part was the shuttle - so convenient, that we...

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Cambridge, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 April 2013

We checked in and experienced the best front desk service of any hotel during our two-week stay in America. We were a bit early to check in, but this wasn't a problem at all. We were asked about our plans during our stay in San Diego and the young girl (I didn't get her name sorry) offered tips about sites...

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Melbourne
Reviewed 31 March 2013

This hotel is in a great location although but would suggest a car to get around. Rooms were clean and of a good size. We didn't use any of the amenities as we explored San Diego. But it appears that this hotel is run at the same standard as its sister property in San Francisco.

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Bardstown
Reviewed 30 March 2013

From check-in to check-out this was a friendly, enjoyable stay. Staff were all helpful, rooms were clean & comfortable & the shuttle bus service was fantastic. The front desk staff deserve a special mention for going out of their way to arrange some of our travel details for us while we were away on an adventure trip. An added &...

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Victoria
Reviewed 22 March 2013

We stayed at the Handlery Mar 14-20, 2013. I can echo some of the comments below; the pool area is very nice and good for both families and adults. After walking around the zoo for the day I was grateful for the wonderful hot tub . We used the pool everyday because it was so clean, the water was warm,...

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WALES UK
Reviewed 22 March 2013

Booked into this hotel with my wife and five year old son for five nights last July. It's more of a motel than a hotel. It's quite a large hotel/ motel in that the rooms are spread out over a low rise complex. The location is Ok as a cheap base to the likes of the zoo, Seaworld, and the...

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Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 19 March 2013

A buddy and I recently stayed at the Handlery. The following was noteworthy: -Before arriving I wished to arrange it so my friend could get into the room if he checked in before I did, and so he would not have to put a credit card down. The front desk had me fill out and fax a fairly lengthy form...

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San Francisco, CA
Reviewed 18 March 2013

My family and I just returned from a great extended weekend in San Diego which started off at the Handlery. The guest rooms were recently updated with nice bed linens, black out drapery and an overall pleasant-comfortable interior. Used the wireless, no problem. We slept great and the room was quiet. It is exactly what we were hoping for in...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 13 March 2013

This place is unacceptable unless you are use to and looking for a bare bones budget hotel room. I found the bed to horrible, one of the most uncomfortable beds I have stayed in. The toom is stuffy and loud with it situated directly next to a car park and the freeway. The bed offers no support to someone who...

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Saskatoon, Canada
Reviewed 11 March 2013

We stayed 11 nights in a comfortable room that was always cared for. Enjoyed the pool and hot tub in a very nicely done setting. Even thought this is an older hotel it was great. We give many thanks to the shuttle team, who gave us extraordinary treatment every day and were very knowledgeable of the city, made suggestions of...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Food & drink at the hotel
Postcards American Bistro
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Cuisines: American, Contemporary
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • 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 Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108
Region: United States > California > San Diego > Mission Valley / Hotel Circle
Price Range: RM452 - RM1,041 (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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