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La Pensione

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   606 W. Date St., San Diego, CA 92101
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Ranked #101 of 270 hotels in San Diego
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Indiana, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was here for a conference the hotel was located in the heart of Little Italy. The staff was great and accommodating. The only issue I had was the lack of enough parking for guests. The Cafe and Pizzaria are a lovely Italian touch and the area is delightful. The rooms are cute and a little on the small side... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Pros: Great location. In the heart of Little Italy. Near the trolley to travel to the Gaslamp District or Old Town. Farmers market on Saturday. Cons: lack of free wi-fi in the rooms. Felt like Italy though. Had to go to the cafe attached, for wi-fi. Shower was a bit tight, too. Location: The usual things to do in San... More

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Whittier, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoy spending time in San Diego and this time chose accommodations in Little Italy. La Pensioner is located right in the heart of this predominantly Italian community. From the moment of my phone conversation with Javier when making our reservation to his front desk greeting, I was very impressed with his personal attention to our needs. When we checked... More

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Huntersville, North Carolina
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

How do you not have enough parking spaces for reservations? There are only 20 parking spots, but 68 rooms. At least offer valet nightly. We jut wasted 1.5 hours of the beginning of our visit trying to find overnight parking because we weren't previously informed of the parking situation... Or lake thereof. If you don't have spaces, offer valet. I'm... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be in the center of all things happening in Little Italy. Everything is right outside your front door. Cheerful efficient and fast check in, modern, clean and quiet rooms. Friendly staff. Highly recommend this hotel

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Guangzhou, China
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is a great location but small room. Clean and pretty and the adjoining cafe makes it unique. The front desk could be more welcoming but otherwise a nice choice. The highlight really is the superb location. I would recommend readily and would stay again. There are no real negatives to mention besides the way too small parking garage.

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Federal Way, Washington, United States
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77 reviews 77 reviews
9 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

San Diego is a favorite vacation destination for my wife and i. We have stayed at other properties near Little Italy but had the privilege of staying at La Pensione for the first time recently. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay right in the heart of Little Italy. Restaurants, coffee shops, and transportation are literally steps away. The staff was friendly... More

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Montreal, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

La Pensione was a great choice for us! The room is beautiful and comfortable, although VERY small. You can also easily hear the sound coming from the street (although the sound is not that crazy), so if you are a light sleeper, bring earplugs. TV has lots of channels, so it is nice if you want to spend the night... More

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Huntington Beach, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent a quiet evening in San Diego after visiting the zoo and couldn't have chosen a more picturesque and delightful hotel. All of the hotel's flaws (i.e., small rooms and difficult parking) were pointed out and paled in comparison with the beautiful view and the cleanliness of the space. We originally planned to tour the surrounding area once we... More

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

I stayed here for five days for a convention, and it was really nice. The hotel is older, has a super slow elevator that is the only option, stairs are emergency only. The rooms were moderately clean, and staff was friendly. For the money I saved, I was satisfied. Across the street is a fabulous Italian bakery/café, top-notch. Two blocks... 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*
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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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