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La Pensione

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   606 W. Date St., San Diego, CA 92101
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Ranked #99 of 270 Hotels in San Diego
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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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San Francisco, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice location for a different view of San Diego --- located on a pedestrian-friendly street in Little Italy lined with restaurants and cafes, and a few blocks from the harbor. There's a healthy restaurant on the first floor to start the night al fresco with a glass of wine, and a cafe to start the day with a cappuccino. The... More

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

Sounds like you experienced Little Italy to the fullest, which is what I love to hear. Thanks for staying with us, taking some awesome photos and writing that fantastic review. We love hearing from our guests and we hope we can see you again soon! More

Phoenix, Arizona, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My experience at La Pensione was 100% fantastic. The rooms are modern and comfortable. The location was perfect. The price was reasonable. The gym was very clean and the staff was extremely helpful and friendly. I am an attorney in Arizona and so many of my clients think they cannot afford to go to San Diego during the summer. I... More

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

Thanks for choosing us and for spreading the word! Yes, travel can get super expensive, especially during the summer season, but we're happy we're consistently one of the most affordable places in San Diego. And, in an awesome location, too. Thank you again for sharing your experience with your colleagues and friends! Hopefully we'll see you again soon! More

Zurich, Switzerland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

La Pensione is a cute Hotel in the heart of Little Italy. If you like good italien food, you have many options close to the Hotel. Even downtown and Gaslamp is easy to reach by a short walk. The rooms are very small, but modern and, most important, very clean! Parking only possible with an extra fee!

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

Thanks for your review! Glad you had a chance to eat your way around the neighborhood. We never go hungry here, that's for sure! We appreciate you staying with us and hope to see you in San Diego again soon! More

San Diego, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at La Pension for nights in Aug. The place is very clean and looks like brand new. Looks just like the photos provided by the hotel. Priced really reasonable as well. The location is good if you know San Diego well. Walking distance to Gas lamp if you don't mind walking a mile or so. I personally like... More

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

I appreciate your choosing us for your staycation in Little Italy! It sounds like you got a lot of exploring done - good to hear it! Thanks for leaving us your review and sharing your experience with others! More

San Diego
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251 reviews 251 reviews
87 hotel reviews
367 helpful votes 367 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for one evening on an internet discount deal. We got the smallest room available, which I believe is a standard room. It is quite tiny, equivalent to a european type accommodation. The sink is outside the bathroom area. There is no closet, just a hanging bar next to the sink. They did provide a small refrigerator, which... More

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

First off, thanks for doing a staycation with us! And, also thanks for your feedback. Yes, we do offer larger rooms, which are usually taken up by guests who book directly with us, versus an internet deal. Location is definitely our grandest asset. We know our rooms are very European, but we're happy we can always offer one of the... More

Indiana, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thanks for leaving us a review and for choosing to stay with us during your conference. I appreciate your patience with our parking spaces. We know it can be a pain to have more rooms than spaces. Believe me, I wish I could create the needed spots so that each room would get a parking space. However, since our building... More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Mark, thank you so much for staying with us and leaving us your feedback. Sounds like you had a great time making the most of your stay and bicycling around to explore different areas of San Diego! I'm happy to announce that we now offer free wifi (yes, it was a long time coming), since we know how important that... More

Whittier, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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Marc H, General Manager at La Pensione, responded to this review

First off, I appreciate your choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to share your experience with us! Thanks for your great comments about Javier - I'll pass it on and I'm sure he'll have a smile on his face for the rest of the day. I understand what you're saying about the sounds outside. That's one... More

Huntersville, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 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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Marc H, General Manager at La Pensione, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review about your experience, we really appreciate it! Yes, I know parking can be the biggest pain point, especially when staying in downtown. Our limited spaces are no secret. It is posted in several places on our Website, on our booking engine, and even the confirmation email and email that is... More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

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

Hi Joan, Thanks for staying with us and leaving us your review! We hope to 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*
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