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Reviewed 25 November 2013

I attended a medical conference in San Diego. I was out all day at the conference so spent very little time in my room and had no need of anything luxurious. For a good value, fairly basic hotel this was excellent. Probably not ideal for a family holiday. Beds were very comfortable. It is in Little Italy so several excellent...

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

Hello - thanks for choosing us during your convention. We're happy that we can provide visitors, especially those traveling for conventions like youself, excellent value on your trip. If ever you want to rest your laurels (we know how tiring those conventions can be), we are just a block from the trolley stop, which takes you right in front of...

Reviewed 19 November 2013

I stayed for 4 nights. Great location, with lots of nice restaurants around. Walking distance to Embarcadero, Sea World etc. Had a modern small comfortable room. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Wifi was sometimes a bit unstable.

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

Thanks for choosing to stay with us! Sounds like you got a lot of walking and exploring done during your stay. That's the best way to make the most out of your stay! We're currently updating our internet connection, as we know that's one of the most important services for all of our guests. Thanks for your patience during our...

Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 18 November 2013

Right at the entrance of San Diego's Little Italy Neighborhood. I stayed in a compact, but nice cosy room with terrace (front-facing). Everything else was fine, except the wireless internet. I would highly recommend bringing a LAN cable with you, since the wireless internet is not from the hotel (although it was mentioned during booking), but from the nearby Cafe,...

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

Yes, Fabrison's crepes are a DELICIOUS way to start the day! We're lucky to have some of San Diego's best eateries right outside our front door. Let's just say we never go hungry here! Thanks for your patience with our internet connection. We're currently working on a solution for our guests, as we're very aware how vital WiFi is to...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 17 November 2013

We recently stayed at the La Pensione as a little stay-cation as we are San Diego residents. First night away for my husband and I since having a baby and were very excited to say the least! My husband checked into the hotel alone and when he entered he noticed that our bathroom was not clean. There were wet, dirty...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 10 November 2013 via mobile

My small family of 3 stayed overnite after a trip to the San Diego Zoo -about 10 min drive. The hotel is one of the smallest we have ever stayed in however, do not judge by this. The place is clean & very well thought out. Everything you need you get along w a fun mod design. The bed is...

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

Thanks for choosing to stay with us as part of your Zoo adventure! We know our standard rooms are comfy, and are glad that our rates reflect such a great value. We're glad you liked our design and our layout. We're all about maximizing space and light! Being right in the middle of Little Italy, street noise is inevitable. Next...

Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 October 2013

We stayed at the La Pensione hotel in Little Italy for five nights and used it as our base to explore the San Diego area. We had a recently refurbished corner room which was ideal for what we needed. The room was a little small, but nothing we are not use to in Europe. Our only real complaint was the...

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

I appreciate your taking the time to leave us a review! Glad you were able to explore and see so much of San Diego during your stay. We know wi-fi is important to all of our guests, so we're currently working on solutions to make it speedy and readily available. Thanks for your patience and we hope you'll have a...

Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 28 October 2013

I stayed here in July and thinking about going back around Xmas time and realized I didn't write a review for that July 2013 stay. I go to SD to visit my son and have always stayed here because of the location, the good price and the service I have received. Yes some of the rooms can be small.....but I...

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

Hello, thank you for remembering to review your July stay! We really appreciate it. Glad you had the chance to have the full Little Italy experience! And yes, you are right. We always have the option of our larger rooms with two beds. Many of our guests are adventurous explorers just like yourself, so you were spot on when you...

Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 22 October 2013

I stayed here with a group of friends to celebrate a birthday. We bounced around greater San Diego and this was my favorite place we stayed. Great location, great service, great room and my room had a great view of Little Italy.

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

Sounds like a fun birthday trip, especially with exploring all of San Diego! Glad you had fun and thanks for picking us as your fave hotel out of the rest. Put a smile on my face! We hope to see you again soon!

Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 22 October 2013

My girlfriend and I stayed here instead of the Hyatt because the price was so much lower. I read prior reviews which were mostly positive. I concur. If you want a huge spotless room with tons of storage space this is not the place for you. The room was very small and storage space for clothes to last a week...

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

Hi Alan, It was great meeting you the other day! My team and I are so glad that you didn't experience any of the qualms that previous reviewers had. We're vigilant about these reviews and use each of them to make the hotel better and better. Sounds like you two had a wonderful vacation. We hope to see you both...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 18 October 2013 via mobile

La Pensione is a great gem. Many people complain about the size of the rooms - I guess people are not aware that rooms in boutique hotels are almost always smaller. With that said, the rooms do not lack anything and even have en suite refrigerators. The rooms are just lovely - modern and quite chic. The baths are complete...

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

First off, happy belated birthday! Thank you for picking us for the base of your celebratory vacation. We're happy that you had such a great time and that you were able to walk barefront throughout your room :) We're ecstatic to be your first choice for your next venture out to San Diego. Javier, Stephanie AND Penny say "hi" and...

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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 

Additional Information about La Pensione

Address: 606 W Date St, San Diego, CA 92101-2526
Region: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range: $175 - $257 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — La Pensione 3*
Number of rooms: 75
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“Rooms facing inside (courtyard) could be noisy around the clock.”
 of 5 bubbles Heidi_TJ, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“If you want it very quiet ask for room off the main street, but you may lose a view”
 of 5 bubbles X685RVbryans, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a 4th floor room facing west.”
 of 5 bubbles Erin218, 20 Sep 2016 | Read review
“With the breakfast coupon, it covers certain items, but if you want to go for something more expensive you can and just pay the difference.”
 of 5 bubbles TommoTravels, 28 Jul 2016 | Read review
“When booking, make sure you are getting a larger room if available.”
 of 5 bubbles erice487, 17 Jul 2016 | Read review
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