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La Pensione

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   606 W. Date St., San Diego, CA 92101
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Rating summary
  • 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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Perth
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Right on the corner of Little Italy. Great atmosphere. plenty of good restaurants nearby. Can walk to and get cab back from Gaslamp District Room small but clean and functional. Staff friendly. Recommended.

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Alta Loma, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well... I took a chance bought the Groupon deal and was very happy ! This paid off 100 fold for my risk ! This place reminds me of an Italian hotel we stayed in in Florence. Small compact modern decor. The best part it is IN LITTLE ITALY in San Diego ! Excellent coffee bar down stairs that serves the... More

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Pocatello, Idaho
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59 reviews 59 reviews
26 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location just can't be beat. Little Italy is an alternative to staying in the gaslamp area, and we are glad we did. La Pensione is in the dead center of all the action in Little Italy. What's here is plenty of Italian restaurants (naturally); the top coffee shop is right downstairs / attached to the hotel. Also the Ballast... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More

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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!... More

Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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... More

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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... More

Ottawa, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 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... More

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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... More

Rusticated near Boston
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 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... More

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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! More

Hyattsville, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 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... More

Ham Lake, Minnesota
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 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... More

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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... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014 via mobile

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! More

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Additional Information about La Pensione

Also Known As:
La Pensione San Diego
La Pensione Hotel San Diego
Address: 606 W. Date St., San Diego, CA 92101
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Location: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Best Value Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — La Pensione 3*
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 
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