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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

El Paso, Texas
Reviewed 4 September 2012

My husband and I stayed at Handlery Hotel over Labor Day weekend. The hotel was very busy, but there was no wait to check-in. The staff was very friendly and didn't make us feel rushed as with other hotels we've stayed at. I asked the gentleman who checked us in for any recommendations on restaurants and they were great. When...

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

Thank you for such a nice review and I'm glad you and your husband had such a nice stay. We cant wait to have you back and look forward to seeing you soon. Again thank you for the review Pete Lassalette General Manager

Reviewed 3 September 2012

My wife and I come down to enjoy a vacation with our 12mo son. Get to the hotel only to learn wifi is not complimentary parking costs 5$ a day! This was ridiculous, I have stayed at many hotels throughout my life and not one have I ever had to pay to park. And now a days all hotels/motels/resorts should...

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

Thank you for the review, yes we do charge for parking, normally it's $12 per day but we do run specials with lower parking rates from time to time. All of our full service competetors charge anywhere from $13 to $15 dollars per day and downtown is around $36 per day. Starting in January WiFi will be free to our...

Long Beach
Reviewed 3 September 2012

I have stayed at the Handlery about a half a dozen times over the past 10 years. We were here again for a quick visit - a convention over Labor Day weekend. The staff is consistently friendly and goes out of their way to be helpful, and they earn my 5 star rating. This weekend we took the train and...

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

thank you for the great review and we are so happy you enjoyed your stay. I agree the pool is our best feature and I'm glad you got to enjoy it. We cant wait to have you back and thank you again for staying with us! Pete Lassalette General Manager

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 September 2012

stayed 1 night in august night before we flew home. average rooms some in seperate blocks away from main building in the block we was staying in there was lots of people staying wih dogs and the hallway stunk on the plus side theres a great pool and the staff where very friendly. would i stay here again not sure...

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

Thank you for staying with us only if it was for one night. Plase contact us directly the next time your travels bring you to San Diego. Thank you again. Pete Lassalette

Reviewed 30 August 2012 via mobile

In general The hotel its Good!! The rooms are clean!, The only bad thing are The rooms near to the highway all the nights were very noisy, we stay 6 nights because my plan was to travel to Disney The distance was too long so this was my error.

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CHI
Reviewed 26 August 2012

I think my review would have been four stars if my expectations hadn't been so high. I checked out the website and was blown away. After checking in and experiencing the facilities, I was very underwhelmed. I can't even say that they misrepresented themselves on the website, because all the pictures are generally accurate. The hotel has a very "old...

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San Diego, California, United States
Reviewed 25 August 2012

Ok this is my 2nd stay at the Handlery in San Diego. Although the rooms may be somewhat small and the walls a bit thin this is a wonderful place to stay in San Diego. It is 10 min from just about everything you would want to do in San Diego. The thing that makes this place so nice is...

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Pennsylvania
Reviewed 22 August 2012

We just returned from a wonderful trip to San Diego and found our accommodations at the Handlery Hotel of San Diego satisfactory. We visited this hotel last year and we returned because the service was very good. This year we found things to be about par to above par. The service at the desk remained very good and the staff...

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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 nice review about us, We are so glad you enjoyed your stayand look forward to your return, I'll be sure to pass on your comments to the staff as I know they like to hear the feedback. Thanks you again for staying with us and we look forward to seeing you...

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

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Address: 950 Hotel Cir N, San Diego, CA 92108-2902
Region: United States > California > San Diego > Mission Valley / Hotel Circle
Price Range: $145 - $307 (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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