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Ham Lake, Minnesota
Reviewed 6 March 2014

The hotel was adorable and nice - but with two caveats: the bed was hard and there isn't enough parking at the hotel for all rooms. The second item ended up working itself out though: parking is free on the street from 6pm-8am, so if you're an early riser (zoo opens at 9am!), it gives you a reason to get...

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Marc H, General Manager at La Pensione, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for choosing to stay with us and for giving us this feedback! I'm sorry for your experience with our beds. I hope you had a great sleep otherwise, as all of our mattresses are soft pillowtops. Parking and wifi are our biggest priorities, as we know that's most important to our guests. Thanks for your patience as we...

Reviewed 20 February 2014

Great hotel to stay at. But the thing about this hotel is the staff. Very helpful and willing to help with this and that. Price can't be beat. If I'm ever am back in San Diego I wouldn't bother to stay anywhere else

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Marc H, General Manager at La Pensione, responded to this review

Thank you very much for that comment. Our staff is beaming with pride right now! We hope you can come back to San Diego again soon!

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 13 February 2014

What a great place to stay when in San Diego. La Pensione is located in the heart of Little Italy. The rooms are small, this is after all an old building city hotel, but it has been completely renovated and the rooms have a chic ambiance, all gray, silver, white and clean lines and super high ceilings (15 ft?) make...

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Marc H, General Manager at La Pensione, responded to this review

Hello from San Diego! So glad you had a chance to stay with us, especially during a Saturday when you can experience the farmers market. It's one of our favorite times of the week! Sounds like you had a great time making the most of your awesome location - glad to hear it. Thanks for the complements on our design,...

Colorado
Reviewed 10 February 2014

I found La Pensione on one of the travel OTA websites, and thought it looked fun and funky, and was a good deal. The hotel has a GREAT location in San Diego's Little Italy. The cafe and pizza restaurant (definitely get a slice at NaPizza!) that share the building are both fantastic. The checkin process for La Pensione was a...

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Marc H, General Manager at La Pensione, responded to this review

Hi, so glad you found us! I agree, my entire staff LOVES the pizza at NaPizza. In fact, we can never get enough of them. Good thing they're organic! Sorry, if the check-in process appeared tedious and slow. There are several steps to checking in a guest and I know my staff tries their best to move it along as...

Apple Valley, California
Reviewed 6 February 2014

La Pensione is a very cute hotel with the ambiance of a small Italian villa tucked away somewhere in the outskirts of Italy, with a quaint little quartyard to enjoy a pleasant cup of cappuccino from a small coffee shop conveniently located and accessible from the same quartyard. The Hotel room was small and very basic but had all the...

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Marc H, General Manager at La Pensione, responded to this review

Hello, thanks for your and your wife's kind and creative descriptions, and your recommendation to stay with us! Sounds like you had a fun time really enjoying Little Italy and taking advantage of being so close to San Diego Bay. I especially appreciate your patience and flexibility with our parking situation. Finding a solution to the parking issue is our...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 29 January 2014

Stayed here for 3 nights over in August 2013. We checked in late and ended up with a pretty tiny room on the first floor. I don't know if they are all that small, but this one certainly was tiny. Not a big deal to me, but my partner wasn't into it. So we had them upgrade us to a...

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Marc H, Manager at La Pensione, responded to this review

Hello! Thanks for taking the time to review your August visit. We appreciate your remembering to do so. So happy that we were able to upgrade you to our larger room types. We're one of the best values in San Diego, and consistently with room rates that are competitive (and truthfully, most of the times even better) than other downtown...

Canterbury
Reviewed 5 January 2014

The rooms are bit small they are TINY!! Felt a bit claustrophobic. Carpet in the bedrooms are worn. I agree that the shower is the best part of this room. Great water pressure, clean and updated. Had to ask to be switched to a room on the 4th floor with a view. The view was of the street and the...

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Marc H, General Manager at La Pensione, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, we always appreciate our guests' feedback such as yours. Just like all the other hotels in San Diego, when you book with a 3rd party such as Expedia, it is for a dedicated room type. I'm happy that we had the space to accommodate your request to be transferred to a larger room type with a...

florida
Reviewed 28 December 2013

This hotel, dead smack in the center of Little Italy, is not a bad choice. The rooms are very small but are clean, comfortable and modern. Mine had a queen bed, small fridge, and flat screen TV. Since it was just a place to sleep while in San Diego it worked out fine. Step out the door and you are...

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Marc H, General Manager at La Pensione, responded to this review

Hello from Little Italy! Thanks for your visit and for leaving us your review. The farmers market couldn't have picked a better place, right? We love having it right outside the hotel, it's one of the most visited in all of San Diego, so it gives guests like yourself a chance to mingle with the locals. Hope to see you...

Huntington Beach, California
Reviewed 19 December 2013

We loved this hotel, only complaint was the parking and not having enough time to spend here. The parking didn't turn out to be a huge issue, but the underground garage which we were prepared to pay $25 a day for was full. Luckily we found a parking spot, which can be difficult in the city, but we parked a...

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Marc H, General Manager at La Pensione, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! We know parking can be a hassle, especially in a bustling neighborhood like ours. So, thank you for your patience with that. We're continuously looking for solutions, and we're happy we can offer such modest room rates in the meantime. Thank you for your feedback and we hope we'll see you again soon!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 November 2013

This is a lovely little hotel with lots of character in a buzzing little area. The rooms are really attractive and very funky, but they are a bit on the small side. The shower in the bathroom was excellent. The hotel does seem to get a bit noisy at times as there is a courtyard below which goes through to...

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Marc H, General Manager at La Pensione, responded to this review

Hello - thanks for visiting us all the way from across the pond! Next time you stay with us, feel free to request one of our larger room types, or even our double-queen rooms if you have more guests with you. We hope we'll see you soon!

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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: RM587 - RM872 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — La Pensione 3*
Number of rooms: 75
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“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
“Ask for a 4th floor room facing west.”
 of 5 bubbles Erin218, 20 Sep 2016 | Read review
“With the breakfast coupon, it covers certain items, but if you want to go for something more expensive you can and just pay the difference.”
 of 5 bubbles TommoTravels, 28 Jul 2016 | Read review
“When booking, make sure you are getting a larger room if available.”
 of 5 bubbles erice487, 17 Jul 2016 | Read review
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