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La Pensione

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   606 W. Date St., San Diego, CA 92101
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Ranked #112 of 269 hotels in San Diego
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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60 reviews 60 reviews
18 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great hotel with friendly staff in a great location which we spent 4 very pleasant nights in. The Saturday market is right on the doorstep and runs for about 4 blocks, the only down side is that it is quite noisy when they are setting up but not too bad. The rooms are modern with good showers... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very attractive hotel but one of the smallest hotel rooms we have stayed in, and we have stayed in some pretty small ones travelling through Europe. No wardrobe, but plenty of drawers; no coffee facilities in the room or lobby - but there is a café downstairs where you can buy. No breakfast - again, the café. There is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This quaint boutique hotel in the heart of Little Italy is the perfect placeto spend a romantic weekend. If you time it right you can also enjoy the Farmers Market on ASaturday. Loved the staff and the atmosphere!!

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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived in San Diego and checked in early in the morning the gentleman at the reception desk was very helpful. Impressed with the decor but size of the room was a bit on the small side. Lighting at mirror was a bit dim made it tough to shave. Beds were so comfortable. We had a room facing the south street... More

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118 reviews 118 reviews
21 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have reviewed this hotel before, it was better when I was alone and came back to the room late at night and just slept there. As I said before , the smallest rooms ($119) ) are small, very, very, small. This time around I had luggage and there were two of us, it was pretty hard to navigate, kinda... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am giving this review three stars because I think it's just me. I stayed here on business - its NOT a good business hotel. The room is horribly tiny and you cannot connect wirelessly to the internet. I had to use an ethernet cable to get online. I havent used one of those in years. But that ties you... More

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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For some reason, probably due to it's name and the published photographs, I had very low expectations of this hotel. However, my expectations were exceeded greatly and I just loved it. Little Italy on your doorstep, convenient to the airport (although the proximity meant a little aircraft noise but not enough to disturb our sleeep), farmers' market each Saturday right... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The hotel is in a convenient area, close to the airport (by car) and there are lots of restaurants around. The rooms are very nice and the decoration is chic. It was a bit odd that my room didn't have a closet but instead had an open area with some hangers, but I was only there for 1 day so... More

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Albuquerque, NM
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We ALWAYS stay here when we go to San Diego, which is often. The rooms are small, clean, cute, and comfortable, the staff friendly and helpful, and the location is right in the middle of Little Italy with its great espresso coffee shops, Italian grocers, and delicious restaurants. You can easily walk to the waterfront. The hotel price is good... More

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Reston, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

My friends and I stayed here from May 21-May 25. The hotel is close to great restaurants, the gaslamp district and the harbor. The hotel room was small but very clean. The staff were very friendly as well as the hotel's dog Penny. I would stay here again.

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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*
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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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