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Hotel Description

3-star hotel near San Diego Convention Center

Heart of San Diego

Your stay at this Downtown San Diego hotel places you within 2 miles (3 km) of San Diego Convention Center and San Diego Zoo. Port of San Diego and B Street Cruise Ship Terminal are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Dining, 24-hour fitness

A restaurant and a 24-hour gym are featured at this hotel. Business travelers can take advantage of the free WiFi in public areas. Self parking, a coffee shop, and a lobby fireplace are also offered.

Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$149* Per night/room Oct 31 - Nov 1

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
4.0 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for La Pensione Hotel

Everyone (11) Couples (12) Family (5)
1 out of 5
The lady at the desk seemed clueless and gave us keys to check in to a room that was already occupied.

Posted by on Jun 7, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 12, 2022 by Front Desk Agent

We are sorry to hear you did not have a great experience at our hotel. We do our best to meet or exceed our guest's expectations. As hard as we try to be perfect, we are all human and mistakes do occur. We do apologize that it happened during your stay and we will speak with our staff to ensure mistakes, such as the one you encountered, will not happen again. We hope you give us a second chance in the future to provide us with an opportunity to show you how great this little boutique hotel can be.

3 out of 5
I asked about early check in when I booked the room 4 months in advance I was told they would as long as I called in advance day before. I did call the day before and they said no they couldn’t check in is at 3. Our event started at 2 so we were late. They also had no parking available in their hotel parking. They suggested we pay $45 and park in the lot across the street.

Posted by on Apr 3, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 14, 2022 by Front Desk Agent

We understand how it can be frustrating requesting an early check-in and not receiving it. We are never able to guarantee early check-in's especially during such a busy weekend but we do our best to accommodate when we can. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

3 out of 5

Posted by , from Seattle on Jan 5, 2022

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5 out of 5
Good!

Posted by on Dec 27, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 27, 2021 by Front Desk Agent

Thank you for staying with us. We hope to see you again!

5 out of 5
This is a wonderful little boutique hotel. The parking garage is more than a challenge though, it is very small and maneuvering into the stalls required two people, a driver and a guide. If you can find surface parking for $30, I'd definitely recommend it. Staff were extremely friendly and helpful, and the little coffee shop on the ground floor is a gem.

Posted by on Nov 22, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Nov 26, 2021 by Front Desk Agent

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and we are sorry about the parking, it can be difficult to maneuver. Thank you so much for the feedback. We hope to see you again!

5 out of 5
I agree with others that the rooms are small. But mine was absolutely clean, the bed was comfortable, and all the usual toiletries were present. Located in Little Italy and within walking distance of the waterfront and train station. I recommend not driving, as parking is limited, but I would definitely stay here again.

Posted by on Sep 29, 2021

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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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4 out of 5

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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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/cafe. Public spaces have free WiFi. A 24-hour fitness center, tour/ticket assistance, and coffee/tea in a common area 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
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • 1 conference room
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Internet access in public areas - high speed

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Train station: San Diego Santa Fe Depot (1.3 km / 0.8 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 on request and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

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

Food & Drink

Caffe Italia - Onsite café.

Mr. Moto - Onsite restaurant. Open daily.

Nearby Activities

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

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
  • 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 credit cards; cash is not accepted

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

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

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 is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. 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. 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
  • Smoke detector
  • Parking height restrictions apply
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • 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
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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.