Rate based on Check-in: Dec 24, 2014 Check-out: Dec 25, 2014

La Pensione Hotel

3 stars
606 West Date St, San Diego, CA 92101
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.4
out of 5
66 reviews
Very cozy rooms!

I loved the look of the rooms! Lacking of mirrors but overall nice See full review

  • Swing dancer
  • May 10, 2014
Great San Diego hotel in the heart of little Italy

Located in the heart of Little Italy, this is a perfect weekend getaway. The ocean, great... See full review

  • Bob 'n Jan
  • Sep 11, 2013
Downtown San Diego.rooms have one or two Queen Beds bathtub and-or shower cable TV desk hairdryer refrigerator phone with voicemail-data port with wifi in lobby and courtyard some rooms have refrigerator.Location is perfect-San Diego s Little Italy neighborhood-Just blocks to airport train trolley Convention Center Civic Center Gas lamp district Horton Plaza Petco Park and Seaport Village.Trolley to Old Town Qualcom Stadium or Mexican Border.Ferry to Coronado Island.

La Pensione Hotel Rooms

Standard
Euro 1 Queen Deluxe - Private shower. Air conditioning. Cable TV. Modem connection and desk. Limited Parking. Two person maximum and a no pet policy are enforced.
Standard
Description not provided
Standard
Euro 1 Queen - Priced From 99.99 New European Contemporary Interiors one queen bed private shower air conditioning flat screen TV cable TV voicemail modem connection and desk Limited Parking. Two person maximum and a no pet policy are enforced.
Standard
Standard Queen - Priced From 89.99 All rooms featuring one Queen bed private bath and shower air conditioning cable TV voicemail modem connection desk and refrigerator limited parking. Two person maximum and a no pet policy are enforced.
Suite
Euro 2 Queen Suite - Two queen beds. Shower. Air conditioning. Cable TV. Modem connection and desk. Limited Parking. Four person maximum and a no pet policy are enforced.

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
General
Air conditioned
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Fitness Center
Exercise gym
Children's activities
Dining
Coffee maker in room
Coffee shop
Services
24 hour front desk
Maid service
Laundry service
Concierge desk
Laundry/Valet services
Security
Wake-up service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Accessible parking
Room
Television with cable
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Hairdryer in room
Electronic door locks
Iron
Ironing board
Smoke detectors
Sprinklers in rooms
Bath tub

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Reviewer score 3.2 out of 5

Hotel Map

32.7232 -117.1686
Nearby airports
San Diego Intl Airport, (SAN), 1.50, MI, NW;
Area description
City Center

Nearby points of interest

  • Firehouse Museum: 0.1 mi
  • San Diego Aerospace Museum: 0.9 mi
  • San Diego Automotive Museum: 0.9 mi
  • Childrens Museum of San Diego: 0.9 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Art: 1 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Man: 1.1 mi
  • San Diego Convention Center: 1.2 mi
  • Timken Museum of Art: 1.2 mi
  • Botanical Building: 1.2 mi
  • San Diego Zoo: 1.2 mi
  • PETCO Park: 1.3 mi
  • Casa De Balboa: 1.4 mi
  • San Diego Natural History Museum: 1.4 mi
  • Fleet Space Theater and Science Center: 1.4 mi
  • Spanish Village Art Center: 1.4 mi
  • Firehouse Museum: 0.1 mi
  • San Diego Aerospace Museum: 0.9 mi
  • San Diego Automotive Museum: 0.9 mi
  • Childrens Museum of San Diego: 0.9 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Art: 1 mi
  • San Diego Museum of Man: 1.1 mi
  • San Diego Convention Center: 1.2 mi
  • Timken Museum of Art: 1.2 mi
  • Botanical Building: 1.2 mi
  • San Diego Zoo: 1.2 mi
  • PETCO Park: 1.3 mi
  • Casa De Balboa: 1.4 mi
  • San Diego Natural History Museum: 1.4 mi
  • Fleet Space Theater and Science Center: 1.4 mi
  • Spanish Village Art Center: 1.4 mi
  • Port of San Diego: 1.7 mi
  • Heritage Park: 2.4 mi
  • Whaley House Museum: 2.5 mi
  • Old Town San Diego: 2.7 mi
  • Bazaar Del Mundo: 2.8 mi
  • Junipero Serra Museum: 2.9 mi
  • Qualcomm Stadium: 4 mi
  • Hospitality Point: 4.3 mi
  • Sunset Cliffs: 4.8 mi
  • Mission Bay Park: 5.3 mi
  • Belmont Park: 5.8 mi
  • Pacific Beach: 6.6 mi
  • Chula Vista Nature Center: 7 mi
  • Family Fun Center: 7.5 mi
  • Sorrento Valley: 11.6 mi
  • California Center For The Arts Museum: 27.6 mi
  • Legoland: 29.3 mi
  • Cox Arena: 2,118.5 mi

Dining

VINCENZOS ITALIAN RESTAURANT
OPEN 7 DAYS
CAFFE ITALIA
Cuisine Type-ESPRESSO BAR OPEN 7 DAYS

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

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Guest Reviews (66)

Ratings and reviews for La Pensione Hotel

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
66 out of 66
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
3.7
Room comfort:
3.2
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.8

76% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of La Pensione Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Ursula N.
Business
Burbank
Dec 16, 2014

Loved it here!

I enjoyed my stay here! Beautiful decorations, friendly staff and good location. The rooms are on the smaller side so it might not work as well for some families, but I found it to be the perfect size for my boyfriend and I. A lovely place, for a lovely price!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of La Pensione Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
LocalSan Diego Gal
Business
San Diego
Nov 22, 2014

Just okay.

The location was great because it is close to many yummy restaurants and bars. However, the room we had was so tiny it was actually difficult to find a place to put your suitcase and still be able to move about the room. The carpet was black in color and had NOT been vacuumed after the last guest so it was dirty which made me wonder what else had not been cleaned since the last guest. And the worst thing about this room was the fact that there were NO shades or blinds on the windows. The only thing they had was a mesh shade like the sails people put in their yards to block some of the sun. So when I turned off the lights to go to sleep the room was lit up with the lights in the courtyard and I could see into other people's rooms and they could clearly see into mine. That is beyond NOT ok!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Gaslamp District is only a couple of miles away if you want something to do after dinner. There are many bars, restaurants, live music and theaters to choose from.

Review of La Pensione Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Well Traveled...
Business
Chicago IL
Nov 19, 2014

comfortable and clean

pedestrian friendly with good coffee at the ground floor cafe. I would highly recommend this place

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of La Pensione Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
jd42
Business
Huntington Beach, ca
Nov 17, 2014

Decent, but won't be staying again

The blanket was dirty when we arrived, and my towel had a huge hole in it. The guy at the front desk was great, but when checking out the lady was quite rude. There's 1 mirror with horrible lighting around it.. and found overall lighting to be very dim. The location is great, so if you are fine with the bare bones hotel room then it's a good fit.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of La Pensione Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
LA Cheryl
Business
Los Angeles, California
Oct 29, 2014

Great location, tiny rooms

Loved the location - right in the heart of Little Italy. The room was tiny, parking was extremely tight in the designated parking area, and the room, although not bad, was not the cleanest hotel room I've seen... Overall though, not bad for the money.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of La Pensione Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
macrane
Business
Torrance, California
Sep 1, 2014

Good not Great

The room was small and cute and the staff was very friendly. Only thing was the parking situation....The lot was full so our options for parking was either parking at a lot, having to pay, and walking a couple blocks to get to the hotel. Or our other option was finding a meter and paying for that. Luckily we found a meter close by, but still I expect to have a parking spot. Other than the hotel was fine.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of La Pensione Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
jeddyweddy
Business
whittier
Aug 9, 2014

Little Italy vacay

Overall the hotel was very nice. The rooms have been updated, as has the rest of the hotel. It is in the center of little italy providing plenty of outstanding places to dine. The water front is only 1 block away, less than a 5 minute walk. The feel and ambiance were outstanding both in the hotel and outside. The biggest issue that arose was parking. If you want to park in the underground garage there is an additional fee of $15 per night and as there is a very limited number of spaces, about 15, you may not even have the option of parking in the garage at all. The space is VERY tight in the garage so if you are driving anything larger than a compact sedan you will have a challenge getting in and out. Parking on the street was also a problem because of the density of the neighborhood. Driving around the block several times for a spot should be expected. $2 in quarters will only give you about an hour. There are parking lots within a few blocks of the hotel. A lot I parked at was charging $10 for 10 hours and $15 for 24 hours, if I remember correctly. Noise was also an issue from time to time. While walking to the elevator I could hear people speaking to one another inside of their rooms. I found this to be unsettling because I wondered if others could hear me speaking while in my room. Overall the hotel was a good value when factoring in the location, vibe and feel of little italy. With that being said I would not stay at this hotel again because the parking was such a hassle.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of La Pensione Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Beach Beer Bum
Business
Mesa, AZ
Jul 8, 2014

vacation/visit with family

Location, location, location...Having good coffee and food available at your fingertips a plus!. Farmers market with good music on Saturday morning a bonus.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Maritime Museum

Review of La Pensione Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
kiiimberlyyy
Business
Downey, CA
May 26, 2014

Great visit to Little Italy!

I've stayed here and the other hotel in Little Italy and I must say that I prefer this hotel. The check-in / checkout process were very easy since I booked through this site. The room was small but typical of a boutique hotel. It was quiet here, unlike the other hotel where you hear people walking through the hallway. This is my pick for future SD visits!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

The Little Italy Mercato is right outside the door on Saturdays!

Review of La Pensione Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Swing dancer
Business
Torrance, CA
May 10, 2014

Very cozy rooms!

I loved the look of the rooms! Lacking of mirrors but overall nice

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Filippi's italian restaurant makes the best pizza

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