Welcome to the Handlery Hotel San Diego

Cozy, ranch-inspired architecture, splendid palm trees and colorful flowering landscaping surrounds the façade of the Handlery Hotel San Diego. For over half a century, our independent hotel has catered to sophisticated travelers seeking an alternative to the typical chain hotel experience.

Adjacent to the lush, rolling fairways of the Riverwalk Golf Club in San Diego’s Hotel Circle, the Handlery merges contemporary comfort with relaxing, friendly 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, dedicated staff. For catching up with friends or unwinding with colleagues, Postcards American Bistro and 950 Lounge offer superb cuisine and cocktails in a vibrant setting. The Seasonal Reef Lounge Poolside Bar & Grill serves burgers amd craft beers for guests lounging by our heated outdoor pool. Guests will also enjoy the full range of amenities, from a fitness center and complimentary Wi-Fi to a wide variety of function space accommodating up to 500.

The Handlery Hotel San Diego was built in 1954 by Harry Handlery, and four generations of Handlery family members have welcomed guests to this casually elegant retreat just moments from the best attractions, recreational activities, and nightlife in San Diego.

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Fashion Valley Mall

DISTANCE: 0.5 miles
Interior at Handlery Hotel San Diego, CA

This upscale, open-air shopping mall is the largest and one of San Diego’s trendiest shopping destinations. Amidst Mediterranean-style architecture, fountains and palm trees, you’ll find fashionable shops and department stores that include Hermès, Prada, Salvatore Ferragamo, Bloomingdale's, Macy's, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom.

Old Town San Diego Historic State Park

DISTANCE: 1 mile
Extirior at Handlery Hotel San Diego, CA

To catch a glimpse of San Diego life in the 1800s, head to this six-block site containing more than 20 preserved pueblo buildings operating as homes, restaurants or shops that may have been found in the original Old Town.

SeaWorld

DISTANCE: 4 miles
Handlery Hotel San Diego, CA

Among the largest marine amusement parks in the world, SeaWorld’s 189 tropically landscaped acres are packed with live animal exhibits and aquariums, performance venues, rides and activities.

San Diego Zoo

DISTANCE: 4 miles
Handlery Hotel San Diego, CA

Located in Balboa Park, this 100-acre world-famous zoo is home to over 4,000 animals from 800 diverse species inhabiting beautifully made habitats that reproduce their natural environments as accurately as possible. Walkways and bridges meander through landscapes teeming with waterfalls and rare flowers, plants and shrubs, while most exhibits bring the animals almost but not quite close enough to pet.

Balboa Park

DISTANCE: 5 miles
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This lush, 1,200-acre garden expanse is the nation’s largest urban park. Known as the "Smithsonian of the West" for its extraordinary collection of museums, art galleries and theaters — including the Tony Award–winning Old Globe Theatre — Balboa Park is the cultural heart of San Diego.

Belmont Park

DISTANCE: 5 miles
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A favorite of kids aged 2 to 102, this oceanfront amusement park features thrill rides, carnival games, an indoor children's play center, and exhilarating attractions like The Giant Dipper Roller Coaster, Vertical Plunge, Bumper Mania and more.

Qualcomm Stadium

DISTANCE: 4 miles
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In addition to serving as the home field for the NFL’s San Diego Chargers, college football’s San Diego State University Aztecs, and the Holiday Bowl and Poinsettia Bowl games, this outdoor stadium hosts concerts, festivals and community events throughout the year.

San Diego Bay and Harbor

DISTANCE: 5 miles
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Along with a vibrant waterfront shopping and dining scene, the San Diego Harbor offers fishing charters, harbor and sailing cruises and more.

Downtown Gaslamp Quarter

DISTANCE: 5 miles
Interior at Handlery Hotel San Diego, CA

Measuring 16 square blocks, this bustling historic district showcases over 100 of San Diego’s best restaurants, restaurants, pubs and nightclubs. You’ll also find charming Victorian-era homes and buildings and world-class theaters, art galleries, symphony halls, concert venues and museums.

San Diego Zoo Safari Park

DISTANCE: 30 miles
Handlery Hotel San Diego, CA

Located about a 30-minute drive outside the city, this 1,900-acre wild animal park is a branch of the San Diego Zoo and houses endangered species — including elephants, tigers, lions, and cheetahs — from around the world in outdoor exhibits carefully designed to replicate their natural habitats down to the very last plant.

LEGOLAND

DISTANCE: 30 miles
Interior at Handlery Hotel San Diego, CA

A theme park devoted to the beloved children’s blocks, LEGOLAND features amusement park rides, games, diversions and miniature LEGO exhibits celebrating everything from Star Wars and other famous Hollywood movies to an animated, interactive collection of notable U.S. buildings, a pirate-themed exhibit and more.

Petco Park

DISTANCE: 8 miles
Handlery Hotel San Diego, CA

Petco Park is home of the San Diego Padres Baseball Team with games from April through October.

Handlery Hotel San Diego

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Handlery Hotel San Diego
950 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108

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