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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 27 September 2012

What a great hotel. Everything was clean and comfortable. The staff at the front desk and in the restaurant were amazing very helpful and super friendly. Kudos to the gentleman who was on the front desk the night we arrived (do not remember his name) he was very helpful and patient.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a great review, we are all happy that you enjoyed your stay and that the staff took such great care of you. The next time your travels find you in San Diego please give us a call, we'd love to have you stay with us again. Pete Lassalette General Manager

Cardiff
Reviewed 26 September 2012

Angie and Dawn from the UK were made very welcome by the friendly staff On arrival. The room was very comfortable and very clean, (comfy bed and pillows) had a balcony facing pool area. Daily maid service, excellent food both in restaurant and pool bar. Great location, and shuttle service provided by Jeff and Rich who both could not do...

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

To our favorite ladies from the UK, we are so glad that you had a great time during your 3 week stay. The two of you are the reason we get into the hospitality business, I personally want to thank you for staying with us and that you took the time to truly enjoy what the hotel has to offer....

Chico, California
Reviewed 24 September 2012

I've stayed at the Handlery several times for meetings. It is not in the most convenient location relative to downtown San Diego, but is near a high end mall and the freeway. The staff is competent and friendly, the rooms are generally clean and functional. Beds quite comfortable, but the pillows are very thick (not down), which some may find...

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

Thank you for the review and the nice comments you said about the hotel. Regarding the other charges, we do charge for parking as do all of the full service hotels. We do keep our prices a bit below the others as a courtesy. Begining in January the wi fi in the rooms will be free of charge. I hope...

Coquitlam, Canada
Reviewed 24 September 2012

Upon my booking arrangements, I made it very clear that I wanted a pool side room on the lower level as I have a small child and the upper level wasn't suitable for us. We also requested either a side by side room or adjoining room for my mother...needless to say when we got there, we were placed on the...

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, I am sorry that we fell short of your expectations. I had our Front office Manager pull your folio and we do have the notes about the ajoining room but no mention of the first floor room request. We did set up a room move for you the next day...

Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 20 September 2012

We ,the Millen's just wanted to say, we had a very nice stay at the hotel,mainly because of Rich;).Rich,was very friendly,talkative,personable and just an outstanding person.We live in Las Vegas but we are from the south(Memphis,Tn) and we are all about southern hospiltality.Rich just made us feel at home.Ya'll need more people like Rich working for your company.When we first...

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

Thank you for the nice review and I will be sure to pass on your comments to the desk and postcards managers for follow up as that is not part of our culture. We do hope to see you again in the near future and thank you for staying with us. Pete Lassalette General Manager

Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 September 2012

good hotel, clean bathroom, comfortable bed, safe, efficient check in. vouchers for continental breakfast. the only complaint i would say would be one of the conciere needed to smile when being asked questions regarding transport arrangement.

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

thank you for the nice review and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you back soon. I wish you safe travels. Pete Lassalette General Manager

Reviewed 18 September 2012

I recently attended a conference here while staying with a friend so thought I would stay here the next time I came to San Diego. I used to stay here from time to time and was surprised to find how downhill it has gone. I remember large spacious rooms but it looks as if the rooms have been cut in...

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, The hotel was built in 1954 and the rooms have stayed the same size since then, we havent shrunk them, in fact we now have less bulky furniture in the rooms since our renovation in 2009 so it seems bigger. Yes we do charge for parking as does every other...

Oakdale, California, United States
Reviewed 15 September 2012

Good 3 star property, clean bathroom, comfortable bed, efficient check-in, safe neighborhood, parking felt safe...but 1 problem was when I shut my drapes I found someone's dirty clothes left behind hidden by drapes which was nasty. I called front desk who assured me someone would come pick them up while I was out (all my stuff was packed tight so...

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

Thank you for the review and I am sorry that the housekeeper missed the objects behind the drapes as that is unacceptable. I do hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay and do hope you give us another chance the next time your travels bring you back to San Diego. Pete Lassalette General Manager

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 9 September 2012

Mildew smell in rooms; poor water pressure in showers; 70's decor; parking fee's; a/c didn't work properly; windows were not operable - excuses for everything and no attempts to make things right or offer reduction or refund in rates. Stay away - pay the extra $50/night to go somewhere else!

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

thank you for the review however I do apologize for not meeting your expectations, I have shared your comments with the rest of the staff to insure the problems you had will not happen to others. Thank you again Pete Lassalette

Los Angeles, California, United States
Reviewed 4 September 2012

The price was good, the staff was friendly, but the room was old and dreary and the light in the bathroom was on a sensor so would not stay on when you were in the shower unless you kept sticking your hand out and waving it. Very loud, too, with pool noise late and then early morning meetings. The fitness...

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

thank you for the review and I am sorry that we did not live up to your expectations. We renovated the hotel in 2009 to what we thought was a major upgrade to what we had. I do hoe you try us again in the future when you return to San Diego. Pete Lassalette

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  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • 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
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  • 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: $149 - $320 (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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