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La Pensione

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606 W. Date St., San Diego, CA 92101
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Chandler, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow! Did I pick a great hotel or what? My fiance and I had never been to San Diego before and I found the BEST hotel to stay at on accident! Great price, great location, small boutique-ey feel, and great staff! Easy check in, easy check out, and VERY clean! We have decided that we will make a yearly trip... More 

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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fine boutique hotel like you would find in Soho NY. Ignore the rest of the review if you are using Uber or don't have a car. However, if you have a car, this hotel is a definite no go. We thought there would be parking based on the website - I get the whole first come first serve issue... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When arriving at this hotel, we were happily surprised of its location. It is absolutely perfect! We were fortunately upgraded to a better room when we checked in and got a beautiful room on a corner. The only problem was that we heard noise from the street, but not enough to prevent us from sleeping well. Staff was very kind... More 

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Carlsbad, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My best friend and I had an amazing stay at La Pensione! The location was amazing, just a five minute walk from the trolley station. The hotel was in the heart of Little Italy with tons of restaurants all walking distance, plus the Gaslamp was just a $5 cab ride away. The staff was friendly and helpful and our room... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed two nights here on a recent vacation to San Diego because it was lower cost, in a good location, and close to the airport. The hotel itself is small but trendy. It is not the most up-to-date place, but it was nice. The room was however a bit small. Staff and service were fine but nothing special. The... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I like the decor in the lobby and in the room, very nice and updated! The staff were always friendly and I especially enjoyed the free pastry and coffee in the cafe attached to the hotel. The location is great, a few blocks from the trolley and really good restaurants. I will stay here again in the future!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this hotel because the price was right ($129.99) and it was close to the airport. It was much more than we could possibly have expected. The hotel has wonderful views and is near a busy part of San Diego and right next to Little Italy, a quaint gentrified part of town that has much in the way of... More 

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

So glad you found us! Thank you also for leaving a review. Sounds like you had a great time exploring San Diego and this awesome Little Italy neighborhood. We hope you come back again! More 

San Diego, California
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The. Hotel was very noisy when we were there. Had trouble sleeping at night. Also found the bed uncomfortable. Close to Little Italy.but would not stay there again. Had trouble with internet connection.

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

Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your stay. Our hotel is in the immediate center of a very lively neighborhood, is that the noise you're referring to? Also, what was wrong with the internet? Did you speak to someone at the front desk to have it remedied? Complimentary Wifi is our newest amenity and we haven't... More 

Gold Coast Australia
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15 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a pleasant hotel in a good location in Little Italy. You can walk down to the waterfront and parks or to cafes. Very close to the airport and San Diego Zoo. Small room with no storage space so would not be comfortable for a longer stay but it was clean and in good condition. Staff were ok but... More 

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

Thank you so much for your feedback! Sounds like you had a great time exploring the neighborhood and downtown San Diego. Who were the staff who weren't particularly friendly or help? I"d love to see how we can improve how we deal with guests, so thank you for pointing it out to me. More 

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pro's: Location Cons: Tiny rooms, loudest room I've ever stayed in !! Unenthusiastic staff ( thats being poilte ) Just finished 3 weeks in California and enjoyed everywhere we stayed, except here. They could take a few pointers off the $77 pn hotel in Lone Pone. I'm not being picky, just so many negatives that I could list. It's the... More 

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

Thank you so much for your feedback. We're sorry that you had to use earplugs because of the noise, but it's hard to stay in a boutique hotel in the middle of an urban center without hearing the city noise that comes with it. Which staff members did you interact with specifically who were less than enthused? We love taking... More 

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