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La Pensione Hotel, San Diego

3-star3 stars
606 West Date StreetSan DiegoCA92101United States of America

3-star hotel with restaurant, near Waterfront Park
  • Free WiFi
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Very Good8.2
Delicious food
Great location
Tasty breakfast
More comfort would be nice
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From 634 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

La Pensione Hotel, San Diego

from $140
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed, City View
  • Double Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible
  • Double Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed, Ground Floor

What’s around La Pensione Hotel, San Diego


  • In Little Italy
  • Port of San Diego - 14 min walk
  • USS Midway Museum - 18 min walk
  • Seaport Village - 20 min walk
  • Petco Park - 32 min walk
  • Waterfront Park - 9 min walk
  • Maritime Museum of San Diego - 10 min walk
  • B Street Cruise Ship Terminal - 14 min walk

Getting around

  • San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) - 9 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field) - 15 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (SEE-Gillespie Field) - 23 min drive
  • Tijuana, Baja California Norte (TIJ-General Abelardo L. Rodriguez Intl.) - 34 min drive
  • Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar) - 37 min drive
  • San Diego Santa Fe Depot - 9 min walk
  • San Diego-Old Town Transit Center - 9 min drive
  • San Diego Coaster Sorrento Valley Station - 17 min drive
  • County Center - Little Italy Station - 3 min walk
  • America Plaza Trolley Station - 9 min walk
  • Seaport Village Station - 16 min walk
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Extended parking (surcharge)
  • Limited parking

About La Pensione Hotel, San Diego

Charming boutique-style hotel that brings Italy to San Diego

A Little Italy landmark

In the center of Little Italy in downtown San Diego, La Pensione Hotel offers a convenient base for exploring the city and its vibrant dining scene. Sandwiched between Balboa Park, North Bay, and the airport, all within a 2-mile radius, the hotel is 2 blocks from a trolley stop.

Gaslamp Quarter nightlife

For museums, elaborate gardens, and rare zoo animals you can head east to nearby Balboa Park. In the evening, you can enjoy fine-dining and live music in the Gaslamp Quarter, 18 minutes away by trolley bus.

Authentic Italian cuisine

You could begin the morning with a free coffee and breakfast pastry from the charming Italian cafe next door, Caffee Italia, and later grab an organic slice at NaPizza. You will also benefit from a fitness center.

Italian style with WiFi

All 67 guestrooms are elegantly decorated with wool carpets, fine leather headboards, and a neutral color palette with Tuscany-inspired ochre highlights. Free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels help you stay connected.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 67 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Self parking (limited) *

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop/café
Things to do
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Spa services on site
  • Spa treatment room(s)
Working away
  • One meeting room
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Elevator/lift
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator

Special features


Caffe Italia - Onsite restaurant.

Na Pizza - Onsite restaurant.

La Pensione Hotel, San Diego’s small print

Also known as

  • LA PENSIONE San Diego
  • Pensione Hotel
  • Pensione Hotel San Diego
  • Pensione San Diego


Parking height restrictions apply.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Self parking costs USD 20 per night

Extended parking costs USD 20 per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.2 From 848 reviews

La Pensione Hotel, San Diego
Very Good8.0
Amazing neighborhood
The staff was friendly, room was clean. However, we had a very uncomfortable bed, no iron or ironing board in the room, no hair dryer... overall a nice place for the night.
Jeff, us1 night trip
La Pensione Hotel, San Diego
Very Good8.0
La Pensione in San Diego--a reasonable hotel in a
I was in San Diego for a hematology convention. La Pensione is a mid-level hotel--not great, not terrible either. Fairly small room but low price. Hotel is not in the greatest shape--loose pipes, dirty carpeting on the stairs, not many amenities, but adequate overall. Surrounding neighborhood--San Diego's Little Italy is great--many restaurants, shops and sights. Was there a few weeks before Christmas and everything was very festive.
Lawrence, us4 night trip
La Pensione Hotel, San Diego
Front desk lady was not friendly at all. Could have pretended to like her job. Rooms were shoe box size.
Jeremy, us2 night trip
La Pensione Hotel, San Diego
An amazing hotel in the heart of Little Italy!
A Traveler, us1 night trip
La Pensione Hotel, San Diego
Very Good8.0
Very good hotel for those on a budget.
Jennifer, us5 night trip

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La Pensione Hotel, San Diego

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