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4.1 out of 5

"Very nice boutique hotel, walking distance to the Waterfront. Lots of restaurants nearby. " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 13 Sep 2021

Hotel Description

3-star spa hotel in Downtown San Diego

Heart of San Diego

Within a 15-minute walk of this Little Italy hotel, you'll find Waterfront Park and Maritime Museum of San Diego. Also, San Diego Bay is within half a mile (1 km) and Port of San Diego is within 2 miles (3 km).

Free breakfast

A restaurant and a 24-hour fitness center are featured at this hotel. Business travelers can take advantage of the free WiFi in public areas. Enjoy the free continental breakfast each morning.

Free Internet, refrigerators

The 67 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, LCD TVs with cable channels, and refrigerators. Other amenities include hair dryers, showers, and phones.

Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$145* Per night/room Sep 28 - Sep 29

Room, 1 Queen Bed, City View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Double Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Double Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Ground Floor

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

La Pensione Hotel ratings based on 29 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.1 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 2.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for La Pensione Hotel

Everyone (10) Couples (12) Family (7)
5 out of 5
Very nice boutique hotel, walking distance to the Waterfront. Lots of restaurants nearby.

Posted by on Sep 13, 2021

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2 out of 5
The size of the room was tiny. No coffeepot in room or iron and ironing board. The parking garage was difficult to navigate. We stayed 2 days but was told the room would only be made up after we check out. We had to ask for extra towels.

Posted by on Aug 19, 2021

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5 out of 5
The hotel was in the HEART of Little Italy but still managed to have a quiet and cozy feel to it. Offered delicious coffee and pastries for breakfast. The rooms were chic and modern. I will definitely book with them again. Very LGBTQ friendly area. No judgement just fun and free.

Posted by on Aug 17, 2021

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5 out of 5
The rooms are small and the AC was okay but other than that it was a great hotel!

Posted by on Jul 26, 2021

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5 out of 5
Nice rooms

Posted by on Jul 24, 2021

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5 out of 5
A friend and I took the Amtrak to San Diego for a very brief get away from the heat in Santa Clarita. The decision of San Diego was based on where the Amtrak travelled. I chose La Pensione Hotel based on the location of the train station (.6 miles), the area (Little Italy), and the size of the hotel (not large). What a pleasant stay- the hotel is right on the plaza, walking distance to food and entertainment. The room was clean, decorated just as advertised and perfect size for two double beds. The afternoon/evening staff were welcoming and the morning/day staff were just as kind. Will definitely stay here when I get the whim to travel to San Diego again.

Posted by on Jul 11, 2021

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3 out of 5
Everything was great about this hotel except that they didn't have parking.

Posted by on Jul 9, 2021

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5 out of 5
It was absolutely beautiful! We were given a room with a balcony with an amazing view of Little Italy. Be warned parking is scarce! So I would definitely take advantage of the hotel parking lot for a extra charge.

Posted by on Jul 2, 2021

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2 out of 5

Posted by on May 29, 2021

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5 out of 5
Perfect location next to tons of restaurants & things to do; room was very clean; window opened to beg fresh air in the room

Posted by on May 3, 2021

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café. Free breakfast is served daily. Public spaces have free WiFi. A 24-hour fitness center, spa services, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at the business-friendly La Pensione Hotel. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. This 3-star San Diego hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 67 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Coffee shop
  • 1 conference room
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Train station: San Diego Santa Fe Depot (0.7 km / 0.5 mi)
  • Metro station: County Center - Little Italy Station (0.3 km / 0.2 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

La Pensione Hotel offers 67 accommodations with hair dryers and blackout drapes/curtains. LCD televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include showers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

Caffe Italia - Onsite restaurant.

Na Pizza - Onsite restaurant.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a 24-hour fitness center.

Spa Services

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. There are massage/treatment rooms and couples treatment room(s). Services include deep-tissue massages, sports massages, Swedish massages, and Thai massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

  • Number of treatment rooms 1
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facial treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Thai massage
  • Sports massage
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at anytime
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, and Carte Blanche; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, and Carte Blanche. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Parking height restrictions apply
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: USD 30 per night (in/out privileges)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • HOTEL PENSIONE
  • LA PENSIONE
  • LA PENSIONE HOTEL
  • LA PENSIONE HOTEL San Diego
  • LA PENSIONE San Diego
  • Pensione Hotel
  • Pensione Hotel San Diego
  • Pensione San Diego
  • La Pensione Hotel Hotel
  • La Pensione Hotel San Diego
  • La Pensione Hotel Hotel San Diego

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.