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La Pensione Hotel

Hotel Class
3 out of 5



4.0 / 5Very Good
1,890 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Spa


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Maritime Museum of San Diego
    10 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Port of San Diego
    13 min walk
  • Restaurant
    1 min walk
  • Restaurant
    Davanti Enoteca
    1 min walk
  • Airport
    San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.)
    3 min drive

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1800 809 285
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  • Room, 1 Queen Bed

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
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  • Room, 1 Queen Bed, City View

    Room Amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Double Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 4
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About this area

San Diego

In the city centre, La Pensione Hotel is in San Diego's Little Italy neighbourhood, an area with good airport proximity. San Diego Coronado Bridge and Point Loma Lighthouse are notable landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Port of San Diego and B Street Cruise Ship Terminal. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Petco Park or SDCCU Stadium.

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What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Maritime Museum of San Diego - 10 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Port of San Diego - 13 min walk
  • Popular Location
    USS Midway Museum - 18 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Seaport Village - 2 min drive
  • Popular Location
    San Diego City College - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • County Center - Little Italy Station - 4 min walk
  • San Diego Santa Fe Depot - 9 min walk
  • San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) - 3 min drive


  • Caffe Italia — 1 min walk
  • Na Pizza — 1 min walk
  • Ironside — 1 min walk
  • Davanti Enoteca — 1 min walk
  • Cafe Zucchero — 1 min walk

About this property

La Pensione Hotel

This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, a 24-hour fitness centre and a coffee shop/café. Free continental breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Other amenities include self parking, massage/treatment rooms and a meeting room. All 67 rooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, plus fridges and LCD TVs with cable channels. Other amenities available to guests include hairdryers, showers and phones.



Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Children and extra beds

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


  • Pets not allowed

Payment types at the property

Diners Club
American Express

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

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

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are 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.

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Parking height restrictions apply.

Property is also known as

  • Pensione Hotel San Diego
  • Pensione San Diego

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Self parking: USD 30 per night
  • Limited parking spaces
  • Parking height restrictions apply

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily 7:00 AM–11:00 AM
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness centre
  • Spa services

Family friendly

  • Fridge


  • Lift

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Business services

  • 1 meeting room


  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Facials
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - prenatal
  • Massage - sports
  • Massage - swedish
  • Massage - Thai
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Treatment room


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains


  • Hairdryer
  • Shower


  • TV channels
  • LCD TV
  • premium channels

Food and drink

  • Fridge


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Nearby activities

Where to eat

  • Na Pizza – Restaurant.

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Service and Staff
Property condition

4/5 Good

Hotel is in good spot (Little Italy). It’s clean and a cute hotel. Nothing extravagant but our room had a nice walk in tile shower & a small balcony to go out on. The restaurants near by were great. There’s SOOOOO many options within walking distance. Taking an Uber /Lyft from the area is only about 10-15min to the main beaches. HIGHLY RECOMMEND staying here. We’d stay again. Only thing we didn’t like is that our room didn’t have a microwave. Thankfully the cafe attached to the hotel heat up our left overs for us.

Stayed 3 nights in Nov. 2019

4/5 Good

Rooms are very small. Breakfast is very limited. Laundry room is always closed.

Stayed 6 nights in Nov. 2019

5/5 Excellent

Absolutely everything was perfect! Will definitely return if needing a hotel in San Diego.

Stayed 1 night in Nov. 2019

4/5 Good

Overall, I was satisfied with our stay. This is a great location in Little Italy. The room was very clean as was the hotel appearance in general. The only drawbacks were the size of the room—really small, and the night front desk clerk. He was terrible! He was not friendly or welcoming, and not helpful at all. He looked totally bored and was uninterested in accommodating us when we asked about getting a different room as we were unhappy with our room arrangement. The morning clerk did help in the morning. The night clerk never made eye contact With us nor greeted us when we went in and out of the hotel in the evenings. Other than for him, it was a good stay.

Stayed 4 nights in Nov. 2019

4/5 Good

Perfect location and very modern. Coffee and sweet in the morning was appreciated

Stayed 2 nights in Oct. 2019

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