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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 30 March 2014

This little boutique hotel is a lovely place to stay in Little Italy, San Diego, which has some great restaurants and easy access to the trolley. The rooms themselves are big enough but on the small side as things usually go in USA, however they are clean and tidy, with all the comforts you really need. Internet access over the...

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

Thanks for staying with us and for leaving a review! We know Internet access is important to you, and we're proud to be one of the few hotels to offer free internet in downtown. We're still working on options for Wifi and hope to have that resolved soon. And yes, that pizza place (Na Pizza) is also a staff favorite!...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 26 March 2014

Let me start by saying that we loved our stay at La Pensione and would recommend them to anyone! The location can't be beat, in the heart of Little Italy and just blocks from the bay. The rooms are small, but cozy, and with a city like San Diego you're not going to be in your hotel room much. The...

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

Thank you for staying with us and sharing your feedback! We appreciate your comments and take them to heart. Our welcome packets are in the works and we're looking at different options for improving our Wifi reach. For now, we're happy we can offer free internet access and we're grateful that you enjoyed your stay and were open with your...

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 17 March 2014

We arrived late (10pm) on Sunday Feb 16th, to this boutique hotel which is about a 15 minute car ride from the airport. This European-style boutique hotel (read: no room service, no restaurant) provided us with all the amenities we required (large comfortable bed, hair dryer, toiletry items). The shower and toilet are located in a separate area, but the...

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

Thanks for leaving us a review! Sounds like you are quite the boutique hotel lovers and can really appreciate all the amenities and creative space usage boutique properties are known for. We're happy that we can offer private ensuite bathrooms in every room (instead of the shared bathrooms many European hotels offer), makes a world of difference to your travel...

Rusticated near Boston
Reviewed 11 March 2014

I stayed three nights after arriving in San Diego. It's about $12 for a taxi from the airport, and a good rate for the room. Room was small--fine for me solo-- but very well designed with excellent materials. My room had a fine view toward the County Building and the harbor! The cozy feeling and friendliness was great. The location...

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

Hi, thanks for reviewing your stay with us! Sounds like you had an amazing time exploring San Diego Bay, and making the most of our location. Its always great to hear that! Glad you had a cozy and adventurous stay and hope to see you again soon!

Hyattsville, Maryland
Reviewed 9 March 2014

This quaint hotel was perfect for our two night stay. The bed was comfortable and the linens a crisp, clean white. The marble and glass bath was beautiful, so what more could one ask? We could ask for newer, fluffier towels, but whatever! We enjoyed walking around and dining at great restaurants, so it's all about the location.

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

Hello, thanks for choosing to stay with us and for leaving us this great review! I'll take a look at our towels and see what we can do about that. Thanks for leaving us that feedback. Sounds like you two had a fun time exploring the neighborhood and walking around. Little Italy is a great neighborhood for that. We're glad...

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...

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  • Wheelchair Access
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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: RM638 - RM840 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — La Pensione 3*
Number of rooms: 75
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Choose room 401, it's light, and reasonable in cost”
gillianp573, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Try to get a room away from the atrium if you like your window open and a better view.”
TravelforSports_Beer, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Some rooms are much smaller than others, check with the front desk if you prefer a more spacious room.”
826alinel, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“get a bigger room”
martynice4, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Saturday nights can be a little noisy on the street, but the hotel is well insulated.”
janel556, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
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