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Altadena, California
Reviewed 13 May 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights in May and were very pleased with the location and the hotel itself. Little Italy has many great restaurants and shops and is close to the ocean, so the weather is great. The room itself is small, but the bed was good, linens were excellent, as was the big shower. The room has the...

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

Hi, thanks for the review and for staying with us! Sounds like you had a great time taking advantage of our location and exploring Little Italy. Thanks for the feedback about the towel bar and the lighting. We will look into it, as those are very important issues! Again, thanks for staying with us and we hope to see you...

Peoria, Illinois
Reviewed 6 May 2014

We really enjoyed our close proximity to many attractions. The atmosphere around the hotel is wonderful. The rooms are cozy but very nice. The farmers market on Saturday is great fun. This is a great area to enjoy San Diego.

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

Hello from San Diego! Thank you for choosing our hotel and for leaving us your review. Sounds like you spent your time here exploring and taking advantage of being so close to so many things. We're glad you were able to experience the Mercato on Saturday mornings. Its one of our favorite events in the neighborhood! We hope you'll stay...

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 3 May 2014 via mobile

This little hotel was very nice. Quintessential European style. The rooms are very very tiny. Beds are comfortable, rooms are clean and updated. The shower however, is horribly small and has a rainfall water head-which means there's no place to stand but right under the water flow. Might want to ask for a room with a bigger shower if possible,...

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

Hi Katherine, Thanks for staying with us and for your feedback. We have a couple of room choices, and it sounds like you had one of our smaller room options. Next time you're in town, please give us a call directly and ask for one of the larger rooms, or if you're traveling with others, we have rooms with two...

Chicago
Reviewed 2 May 2014

I believe I am starting to run into identifiable categories of boutique hotels. One, over the top and expensive boutique, and two, not so over the top boutique at a modest price point and still offering good design. Design schools everywhere say good taste does not cost more, and the La Pensione I believe walks that talk. Do not pay...

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

Thanks for choosing to stay with us and for leaving us this design-driven review! We spent so much time thinking out our design, how it would effect our guests' experience, and how to stay in line with our awesome room rates. I'm thrilled that you enjoyed it as much as we did working on it!

Reviewed 29 April 2014

We stayed here last month and I left an item in my room. We called the next day and they had not found the item yet. We were told to call again because sometimes housekeeping had not turned it in yet. We called the next day and they said they had the item and we could send a self addressed...

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

Hello, Thanks for leaving us your feedback about your stay. I apologize for the inconvenience and the wait to get your item back to you. As you can imagine, we have a steady flow of items that are left behind by guests to stay with us, so thank you for your suggestion of a log to better track when the...

Glen Waverley, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 25 April 2014 via mobile

As a solo traveller this one ticked all the boxes for me. Small room, yes, but beautifully decorated and laid out for the size. Location-wise it was perfect as it was just a couple of blocks to the trolley station, and the hotel is literally in the heart of Little Italy so plenty of facilities and restaurants and it felt...

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

Hi Julie, Thanks for staying with us and for leaving us your great review! We're thrilled our hotel was able to 'tick off all of the boxes'! We know how important safety and location are for solo travelers. In fact, if any of my friends or family were traveling solo, I'd want them to stay at a hotel like ours,...

Regina, Canada
Reviewed 24 April 2014

We stayed here April 13-15/2014 and found it to be a friendly, charming place. The front desk folks were very helpful and friendly with any questions we had. The hotel's location is GREAT, it was a $14 cab ride from the airport, it's within walking distance of the embarcadero, tons of restaurants and shops near by and it's a great...

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

So glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and all the cool value we offer. We know parking can be tough in any downtown, so we're happy you found a spot. Thanks for staying with us and for leaving us this great review. Hopefully, you'll get to visit us in Little Italy again!

Perth
Reviewed 14 April 2014

Right on the corner of Little Italy. Great atmosphere. plenty of good restaurants nearby. Can walk to and get cab back from Gaslamp District Room small but clean and functional. Staff friendly. Recommended.

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

Thanks for summing it up for us! We love being in the middle of Little Italy, makes it so much easier for our guests to walk to everything. We appreciate your choosing us, and for the review. Hope we see you in San Diego again soon!

Alta Loma, California
Reviewed 12 April 2014

Well... I took a chance bought the Groupon deal and was very happy ! This paid off 100 fold for my risk ! This place reminds me of an Italian hotel we stayed in in Florence. Small compact modern decor. The best part it is IN LITTLE ITALY in San Diego ! Excellent coffee bar down stairs that serves the...

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Pocatello, Idaho
Reviewed 11 April 2014

The location just can't be beat. Little Italy is an alternative to staying in the gaslamp area, and we are glad we did. La Pensione is in the dead center of all the action in Little Italy. What's here is plenty of Italian restaurants (naturally); the top coffee shop is right downstairs / attached to the hotel. Also the Ballast...

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

Thanks for your review and for staying with us! We love being in the middle of all the Little Italy action, and it looks like you had a wonderful time too. You definitely got a lot of exploring in and we hope you'll be back to San Diego and La Pensione Hotel to do even more!

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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 

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Address: 606 W. Date St., San Diego, CA 92101
Region: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range: €135 - €178 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — La Pensione 3*
Number of rooms: 75
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“Choose room 401, it's light, and reasonable in cost”
gillianp573, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Try to get a room away from the atrium if you like your window open and a better view.”
TravelforSports_Beer, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Some rooms are much smaller than others, check with the front desk if you prefer a more spacious room.”
826alinel, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“get a bigger room”
martynice4, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Saturday nights can be a little noisy on the street, but the hotel is well insulated.”
janel556, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
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