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La Pensione

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   606 W. Date St., San Diego, CA 92101
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Ranked #103 of 269 hotels in San Diego
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Alexandra E Huntersville, North Carolina
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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
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Huntersville, North Carolina
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 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 3 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent one week in San Diego and we stayed at La Pensione. The location is wonderful: right in the heart of Little Italy and very close to Downtown San Diego. The room and the bathroom were big and clean. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Few negative comments: 1) our room was facing the street so on Friday... More

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Seattle, Washington, USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pros of this hotel: -Clean -Staff is nice and helpful -Location. Located in the heart of Little Italy, and a short walk to the Green Line rail station. On Saturday there's an awesome farmer's market right outside. Cons: -Rooms are very small. We did not mind so much, because we were out and about for most of our trip. However,... More

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

Hello Natalie, Thanks for staying with us and for leaving us a review! Good news - we are going to start offering FREE WiFi in August 2014! I'm happy that in the meantime you were able to get Caffe Italia's connection and hang out in their coffeeshop. That place is a local favorite. I'll look into the air conditioning and... More

Papillion, Nebraska
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spend 6 days here while in town for a work conference - great location AWAY from the Gaslamp district but still close enough. As others will tell you, the rooms can be quite small - mine was no exception but so what? The location was great, the room was clean, the vibe was outstanding. Close to dining, shopping, the... More

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

So glad you stayed with us and thanks for the awesome review! Sounds like you made the most of your time in San Diego and Little Italy. I'm excited to announce that getting online will be much easier come August 2014 when we start offering free wifi! Thanks for your feedback on our white walls and the scuffs on the... 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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