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La Pensione

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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.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Wheelchair Access
Room features
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Centrally Located
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99Great for walkers
Grade: 99 out of 100
100Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
18Attractionswithin 0.5 km
100Room tips
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We stayed at this hotel for 4 nights. The location is very good. The hotel is nice and clean. The staff is very courteous. The AC did not work and it was 75 degrees in the room. With the windows open the street noise kept us up. On the third day we switched rooms. However
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I discovered this little hotel almost 20 years ago and have been visiting at least 6 times a year ever since. Is it the most luxurious? Does it have the biggest rooms? Do they give me points? No, no, and no. But this boutique is a gem: friendly, inexpensive, clean, and safe.
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Great service, great location, clean rooms. It's a shame though that the rooms are so small. Probably the smallest room that I have ever stayed in. Coffee shop next door was definitely a plus. Great coffee
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If 2 stars was "fair" rather than "poor" I would have gone there. I gave it 3 stars because the price was good, and the location was nice. Most everything else was lacking. Was there for just one night in mid-September; warm but not hot outside. We were given a room with a
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This boutique hotel is in the best location near restaurants and bars. Clean and comfy, best coffee shop downstairs. LOVE this place. View overlook the street of Little Italy and new fountain. So romantic and quaint
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Corner Room
A vista é linda bem melhor que isso.
Logo ice bucket is perfect for chilling rose!
No pets are permitted in the guest rooms.
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Home Plate Cleaners is one block west of the hotel on Kettner Blvd.. The hotel doesn't have a guest laundry. We suggest using Uber or Lyft for all your San Diego transfers. Second option would be to purchase a "Compass Card" for two dollars and load it daily at the rate of five dollars. The best way to contact us is 800-232-4683. Sorry TripAdvisor will not let us provide you with our Web or email links!
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I believe you can access it, step-free, from another street and there are elevators to all floors.
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Do you have free parking?
No. $20.00 per night on a first-come-first serve basis. We have 67 rooms and 24 parking spots.
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"Working air conditioning and TV."
"Check the AC before you unpack!!"
"Room 404 has the best views, but can be a little loud if you leave the windows open."
"Higher floors probably have best views. Non-smoking! So nice."
"Rooms are deceiving"
US$149 - US$226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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