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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
    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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Lorain, Ohio
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115 reviews 115 reviews
17 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Location location location especially for foodies but also less than two miles from the airport and close to the water. Beautiful area, shopping, sites and oh yeah Italian cuisine and vino! Stand up showers, small fridges and restful sleeping, done!

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San Diego, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at La Pensione 12/17/14. We reserved a standard room. It was incredibly small so we upgraded to a corner room with a balcony. I believe it was 230. We had an amazing view of India street in Little Italy. The rooms are very tiny but the location and value make up for it. We are... More 

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

Hi - I appreciate your leaving us a review! I'm glad you and your husband were able to receive an upgrade so that you would have a chance of checking out our larger rooms. That corner room is one of my favorites, too, so I'm glad you liked it and saw the value in our awesome location. Great to hear... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hotel was neat and clean. Parking is available but very tough to find for free. The website says they have jet bath tubs, THEY DO NOT. According to the front desk NO ROOMS have these. We were disappointed,but it wasn't a deal breaker.

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

Thanks for staying with us and for leaving us a review! I'm confused - we've never offered "jet bath tubs" and have never had that printed on the Website, or anywhere else for that matter. I wonder if you're referring to another hotel in downtown San Diego? Either way, I'm glad it was not a deal breaker for you and... More 

Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

I stayed here earlier this year. Its in the center of little italy. Walking distance to a number of very good restaurants and to the water! The rooms are small but its a nice chic hotel and the price was very reasonable.

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

Thanks for staying with us and for taking the time to write us a review! I'm extremely glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again soon! More 

California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This is a beautiful boutique hotel. I was checked in right away. When we came to our room I was so happy it was bright and fresh with this very cool chic vibe. The beds were so comfortable I wanted to take a nap. But the location is so awesome we all went out to see the neighborhood. Great restaurants... More 

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

Thanks for choosing us for your mother-daughter trip! It sounds like you both had a great time while you're here. And we're happy that we could provide a cool, chic place for you to stay during your visit - albeit a short one. We hope we'll see you ladies again soon for a much longer stay! More 

Temecula, California, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This is my favorite place to stay when visiting San Diego. We stay here once or twice a year for a long weekend. This is the ideal spot for walking the city or catching the train to various places for shopping, dining and partying! The rooms can be quite small, but that is a fair trade for the price of... More 

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

Thanks for your review! It sounds like you take full advantage of all the fun things there are to do here. We're glad we're your go-to spot for your long weekends in San Diego. I'm sorry our service wasn't up to snuff this last visit. Do you recall who assisted you at that time? Please feel free to reach out... More 

Encinitas, CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Stayed down here for a Friday night to check out the area a little more. Hotel is in a great location, so many restaurants and bars to walk to close by. The rooms are definitely small, but have everything you really need for an overnight stay. The view from the room was amazing and a nice surprise as we booked... More 

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

Thanks for choosing us for your quick staycation! Thanks for letting us know about the down pillows. Were they too soft or firm? Did we get you a replacement quickly? Thank you again for your review and we hope to see you in Little Italy again soon. There are a ton of new restaurants to try out! More 

Columbus, Indiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

The rooms are fairly small but they're adorably decorated, very clean, and the hotel is in an area with lots of fun night life and a fantastic farmer's market just one block away on Saturday. There is no deadbolt on the door which concerned me a little but it seems to be very safe.

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

Angela, Thanks for your review and for choosing to stay with us! Sounds like you did a lot of exploring while you were here. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you soon! More 

United States
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129 reviews 129 reviews
8 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

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

First off, thank you very much for taking the time after your checkout to leave us your review and feedback. We're sorry that you were woken up by the alarm at our neighboring restaurant (they are a separate business from our hotel), I know how frustrating that was for you to be roused out of bed while you were sleeping.... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

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

Hello from me and Penny! We're so glad you stayed with us and enjoyed your time exploring Little Italy, Old Town, Balboa Park and beyond. We love our location and I'm happy you liked it too. Thank you again for choosing to stay with us. Penny hopes she'll see you again soon! 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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