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Mesa, Arizona
2 reviews
Reviewed 10 July 2013

I will never give this place a great review!!!!... because La Pensione is totally awesome!!! I feel like I found the perfect getaway in La Pensione and want to keep it a secret. The last thing I would want to do is cause this place to overbooked, weekend after weekend. It's my new favorite. I will absolutely go back and... More 

Thank Ken A
Ankara, Turkey
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10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2013

I stayed for one week in this hotel for business in San Diego. Hotel room was quite cozy, with a flat screen LCD and refrigerator. Bed was comfortable, bath was roomy enough. The best side of this hotel is its location. You are where the Little Italy sign is. You get off the hotel and you are right in the... More 

1 Thank Erinchhh
Cathedral City, California, United States
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110 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2013

The La Pensione Hotel offers a cozy, quiet retreat that fits right in with the Little Italy neighborhood. La Pensione offers a small hotel feel with friendly, accommodating service. The rooms have been renovated in an edgey style that seems both fashionable and minimalist. Large photographs portraying life as it was for the early Italian families who first settled in... More 

Thank Marcia S
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85 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2013

Good location, fantastic helpful staff, great cafe and pizza shop just downstairs. Walking distance to trolley line and so easy to get around from there using public transport. The staff were so helpful with each question and we had a great stay

Thank Shellyanne61
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2013

My friend and I traveled to this hotel this past weekend. Unfortunately we were in that Southwest mess and our flight was cancelled so we missed one night in San Diego. We called the hotel and they were gracious enough to not charge us for the first night. However when we checked-in around 9am the front desk agent knew about... More 

Thank HOTelGirl12
Phoenix, Arizona
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17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2013

La Pensione had an impossible task to fulfill. I was supposed to accompany my wife to a conference in Venice, Italy for 7 days, then we were off to explore Rome. I'm an artist, and the Venice Biennale had just begun, so it was going to be great. Then life happened and kept me in the states, our vacation plans... More 

Thank cheesegypsy
Dallas, Texas
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200 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2013

We have stayed at La Pensione a number of times. extremely convenient for Little Italy and all of San Diego. Rooms are small but the shower is great. Drawback is computer service is iffy, though the cafe next door seems fine. Get the parking. $15 a night is worth it. Staff is very nice and helpful. Ask foir the 4th... More 

Thank Johnmac541
1 review
Reviewed 13 June 2013

My husband's and my introduction to La Pensione was through his work several years ago and we instantly became hooked. We were there 'pre-renovation' and we loved it then and since the renovation even more so. The rooms are contemporary in design and we loved our last room with a balcony overlooking the Little Italy strip. Mark and the entire... More 

Thank J_E_Plummer
Beaumont, Canada
1 review
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Reviewed 11 June 2013

Mark, Javier and the rest of the staff at La Pensione were really great to deal with. They answered any and all questions we had, helped find some places of interest. Very accommodating people and always a smile! The hotel itself was quite cozy and well decorated. Little Italy is a great area to stay in, we felt very safe... More 

1 Thank Jamie K
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25 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2013

We used this literally as a place to lay our heads. Decidedly average in every respect. Our friends were given a room with a balcony that overlooked a coffee shop that couldn't even fit one person. Fine for visiting San Diego but don't go if you expect any form of luxury or comfort.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Multilingual Staff
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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
Region: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range: $148 - $242 (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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