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La Pensione

3.0 of 5 606 W. Date St., San Diego, CA 92101
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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129 reviews 129 reviews
8 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed one night to be near the airport. It's close! The room is modern. However, the lighting over the sink is not functional. It was dark out and difficult to see yourself in the mirror. The floor looked unvacuumed when we arrived. There was a tiny spot of black mildew looking stuff at eye level in the grout of... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved La Pensione! It's a great hotel in a fabulous location! The rooms were small, but clean. The bed was comfy. The staff was friendly and helpful. The location was fantastic! Close to the trolley, convenience stores and fantastic restaurants. We loved the neighborhood. We ate breakfast and dinner in the local restaurants, which were very convenient and had... More

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Grapevine, Texas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed here several times as our daughter and her husband live only 3 blocks away. The rooms can be small (we have stayed in several and they vary somewhat), but they have been recently redone and are very nice

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

Thanks for staying with us when visiting your daughter. And great tip. We have a lot of visitors who love the city vibe, but there are also many travelers who like their quiet. For both, we try to provide the most restful ambiance as possible. We hope to see you again soon! More

2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Just stayed at the La Pensione Hotel in Little Italy, San Diego. we had pulled in to the garage and found a parking close to elevator : ) the check in was fast and pleasant, the house mascot "penny" was still there greeting guest, I choose the La Pensione just cause of "penny" not to mention the newly renovated rooms... More

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

Thanks to you and your family for staying with us! Penny loved that you came by to visit with her and she says hi :) I appreciate your leaving us your review and we hope to see you and the entire fam again soon! More

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We have stayed at La Pensione, no less than 10 times through the years. It is not fancy, but very well appointed and clean. Small but with everything you need. The new free WiFi is great. The staff is very efficient and friendly. Javier always takes good care of us. The location can not be beat in little Italy. Everything... More

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

So great to see you again and again! Keep those visits coming - it's a pleasure to host you. And, thanks for acknowledging Javier - he's one of our finest. Here's to many more years of travels to San Diego and Little Italy! More

california
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

If you love boutique hotels this is one you need to stay in. It's in the heart of little Italy so you are surrounded by outdoor cafes, nearby trolley for a ride to the gas lamp and even a pub on the opposite corner. Downstairs is a great place for gelato oe waffles, whichever you are in the mood for.... More

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

Wow - sounds like you definitely made the most of our location and explored a ton during your stay. Thank you for staying with us and for leaving us your review. We hope to see you again soon! More

Randolph, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

La Pensione Hotel is a quaint hotel with hospitable employees. There aren't very many frills, but the two small cafés below the hotel and courtyard made it well worth the stay. The housekeeper was very good. We didn't have any complaints. We particularly liked the Café Italia where we got our morning coffee and breakfast sandwich or pastry. It's a... More

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

Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for leaving us your review! We're glad you had a fun stay and I hope to see you again soon. More

Los Angeles, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I am always in San Diego for work and when I do stay here i love staying at Boutique style hotels. The rooms were very cute and small and right in little italy with Nappizza and Cafe Italia right down stairs. BUT the reason this hotel only gets three stars is because the customer service was very poor! I ended... More

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

I applaud your decision to make boutique hotels your home when traveling - they're packed with character that the larger hotels can't match. Thank you for staying with us and for leaving us the review. Can you tell me more? What poor customer service did you receive? How can we improve? Please shoot me an email directly at manager@lapensionehotel.com -... More

Woodland, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

If you like the Hotels in New York, you'll enjoy this hotel. Our room was small but very cute. Just a few steps away, you can get the best cappuccino, and sit in the hotels courtyard. It's in the heart of Little Italy, where you can get the best food ever. The hotel has a gym, that's clean and open... More

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

Thanks for choosing to stay with us and for leaving us the review. Yes - we love being savvy with our space, just like our fellow boutique hotels in New York. We hope to see you again soon! More

Oceanside, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We stayed here on a Friday night while attending a play at the San Diego Civic Theater. The proximity to the theater was excellent. We paid $7.00 for a cab ride there and walked back. It was all flat streets with many people out and we felt very safe. We only live about an hour's drive away. We took a... More

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

Thanks for staying with us on your night out in downtown San Diego! Each room and all common areas have Wifi (and all rooms have hardwired internet access, as well). Were you just not able to log on? It's the first screen that pops up when you try to get online. Did you call the Cox customer number that was... More

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Address: 606 W. Date St., San Diego, CA 92101
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Location: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — La Pensione 3*
Number of rooms: 75
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