Upon checking in, this place looked beautiful...very quaint, fireplace in the lobby, tastefully decorated.
The rooms are very, very small...cannot over emphasis this. Two people in the room have to coordinate their every move to have access to other points in the room. The bed takes up the entire space with a small space between the end of the bed and the TV.
Parking is tight, and we found two trashy cars parked, both with people sleeping in them. We notified the desk person, who said he would tell them to leave.
The next evening, both cars were parked in the cramped parking quarters below the hotel, with people living in them still! We complained again to another desk person, who said, "So you're the ones complaining about them. I'll make them leave if that will make you happy!" He was screaming at us! We asked to see the owner, and he proclaimed, "I am the owner."
It became obvious to us that this person was "renting" out very limited parking spaces to people living in their cars!
You would be better off at a motel in Motel Circle than staying here.
- 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