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Beaumont, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

This boutique hotel is so charming and located right in the heart of Little Italy. It made it so nice to stroll through the neighborhood and explore the restaurants. I've stayed there two times and both experiences were wonderful.

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Milwaukee, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

I much appreciated being greeted by the friendly staff the moment I checked in. The room was small, but very nice and had everything I needed. The location though is perfect. Right in the heart of Little Italy it is surrounded by cafes, restaurants, boutiques and more. I look forward to staying here again.

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it was nice, small boutique hotel but dead in the middle of little italy! great food, neighborhood etc..... but the hotel is small, it only works for a quick trip by yourself or one other person max. the basic room is extremely tiny

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A small Hotel in the heart of little italy in San Diego, great place to stay for a couple of days everything is on a walking distance the hotel staff its great, I would recommended to anyone visit San Diego

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Ultimate Italian Hotel. Located in Little Italy and Med Style. The hotel staff are friendly and helpful. Parking is located underneath the building for a nightly charge. The rooms are small but decorated nicely and modern. Hotel is is a great location right in the middle of Little Italy and about a 20 min walk to Gaslamp district. The...

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Kamloops, Canada
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We stayed at La Pensione hotel for 5 nights recently. It has a great location in Little Italy, and within walking distance to the Embarcadero and Santa Fe trolley station.It is a block away from the Hop On/Off bus stop. Our room was clean and quiet with an ocean view. The staff is friendly and helpful; gave us directions for...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Little Italy is a great neighborhood, full of wonderful restaurants and bars. La Pensione is the perfect place to stay. Hip, trendy decor, super clean, friendly staff. Stay here and you can walk through out Little Italy. And, be sure and visit on Saturday, to walk through the multi block farmers market/mercado.

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Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed two nights and walked all over Little Italy. Great restaurants everywhere. Hotel is charming with a fine staff and cool hip rooms. Highly recommend for a downtown San Diego stay. You can easily walk to the bay too.

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Reviewed 18 January 2017

My friend and I had lodging figured out for our trip to San Diego Comic Con but it fell through and left us in a tight spot. With weeks until the kick off of the convention we had almost no options until we discovered this hotel. The hotel is a charming boutique hotel located in the Little Italy district. We...

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Reviewed 17 January 2017

This hotel is nice and cute if you are staying for a quick trip. The rooms are very small so its ideal for someone who will not be staying in their room long. Its very nicely decorated and the window views are of little Italy. I enjoyed my stay here!

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Considered one of the most affordable and best-kept secrets in San Diego, La Pensione Hotel is a historic property located in San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood. La Pensione Hotel offers 68 guestrooms, a relaxing courtyard area, free high-speed internet, limited underground parking spots, conference room and a workout facility. After a property refresh in summer of 2011, La Pensione now offers air conditioning in every room and a new class of guest rooms called the Argento Collection. ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Pensione

Address: 606 W. Date St., San Diego, CA 92101
Region: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range: RM678 - RM952 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — La Pensione 3*
Number of rooms: 75
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La Pensione Hotel San Diego
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“Some rooms are much smaller than others, check with the front desk if you prefer a more spacious room.”
 of 5 bubbles 826alinel, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“get a bigger room”
 of 5 bubbles martynice4, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Saturday nights can be a little noisy on the street, but the hotel is well insulated.”
 of 5 bubbles janel556, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms facing inside (courtyard) could be noisy around the clock.”
 of 5 bubbles Heidi_TJ, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“If you want it very quiet ask for room off the main street, but you may lose a view”
 of 5 bubbles X685RVbryans, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
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