Having spent many vacations in San Diego, my husband and I chose La Pensione Hotel for this year's trip to the San Diego Pride Weekend. We had never stayed in this part of the city and chose this hotel because of its popular reviews combined with the reasonable price. Its not the Ritz or Westin, but offers a clean comfotable room and a friendly staff in a cozy setting. The hotel is located in Little Italy, where you will find a number of restaurants, pizzerias, bars, coffee houses and popular nightlife. It is within easy walking distance to all other popular downtown attractions...the waterfront, Gaslamp Quarter and Horton Plaza. Located just a few blocks from the I-5 freeway, it is also easily accessible by car to all other areas of San Diego.
The rooms are small with only one queen bed and feature a contemporary decor with granite vanity and updated furnishings.
The only negative is the lack of air conditioning. The room features a ceiling fan, a desktop fan and two windows for ventilation. On most days this would be sufficient given San Diego's normally perfect year-round weather. Unfortunately, on the first day of our stay, the city was experiencing abnormally high temps and high humidity. In spite of this, we slept comfortably warm on the first night. The second night, the temps had cooled down to being more comfortable. Our room was on the top floor (4th) and I would suggest requesting a room on the 3rd or 4th floors for the best ventilation.
The hotel's website offers a discount by phoning the hotel directly....in doing so, we saved $10 off the published web rate.
Overall this was an above average experience for us and we plan to stay at La Pensione on our next trip to San Diego.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- La Pensione San Diego
- La Pensione Hotel San Diego