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La Pensione Hotel

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Room, 1 Queen Bed, City View | Desk, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Desk, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Desk, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Desk, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of La Pensione Hotel

La Pensione Hotel

3.0 star property

8.6/10 Excellent

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Business services
  • Parking available
606 West Date Street, San Diego, CA, 92101

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBalboa Park14 min walk
  • Popular LocationUSS Midway Museum18 min walk
  • Popular LocationSeaport Village19 min walk
  • AirportSan Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.)9 min drive

Room options

About this area

San Diego

Near a metro station, La Pensione Hotel is in Downtown San Diego, a walkable area in San Diego with good airport proximity. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Balboa Park and Mission Bay, while San Diego Zoo and USS Midway Museum are popular area attractions. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Petco Park or Snapdragon Stadium. Guests love the hotel's central location.

What's nearby

  • Port of San Diego - 13 min walk
  • B Street Cruise Ship Terminal - 13 min walk
  • Balboa Park - 14 min walk
  • USS Midway Museum - 18 min walk
  • Seaport Village - 19 min walk

Getting around

  • County Center - Little Italy Station - 4 min walk
  • San Diego Santa Fe Depot - 10 min walk
  • San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN) - 9 min drive


  • Bencotto Italian Kitchen - 2 min walk
  • Isola Pizza Bar - 2 min walk
  • Monello - 3 min walk
  • Queenstown - 3 min walk
  • Cafe Gratitude - 3 min walk

About this property

La Pensione Hotel

3-star hotel near San Diego Zoo
B Street Cruise Ship Terminal and USS Midway Museum are located near La Pensione Hotel, which provides a coffee shop/cafe, a fireplace in the lobby, and a 24-hour gym. Be sure to enjoy a meal at Caffe Italia, the onsite café. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Other perks include:
  • Self parking (surcharge), laundry services, and outdoor furniture
  • Coffee/tea in the lobby, luggage storage, and an elevator
  • Tour/ticket assistance, a 24-hour front desk, and smoke-free premises
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the central location and helpful staff
Room features
All 67 rooms feature comforts such as air conditioning, in addition to amenities like free WiFi. Guests reviews speak well of the clean rooms at the property.
Other amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and hair dryers
  • LCD TVs with premium channels
  • Refrigerators, housekeeping, and desks


English, Italian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


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

Parking and transportation

  • Self parking on site (USD 30 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Limited onsite parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Restaurants on site

  • Caffe Italia
  • Mr. Moto

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness center

Family friendly

  • Refrigerator


  • Elevator

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Business services

  • Meeting room


  • Outdoor furniture


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator


  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains


  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • Cable channels
  • LCD TV
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

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

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • 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

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
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
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.

We should mention

Parking height restrictions apply

Property is also known as

Pensione Hotel
Pensione Hotel San Diego
Pensione San Diego
La Pensione Hotel Hotel
La Pensione Hotel San Diego
La Pensione Hotel Hotel San Diego

Frequently asked questions

Is La Pensione Hotel pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much does it cost to stay at La Pensione Hotel?

As of Dec 5, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at La Pensione Hotel on Jan 2, 2023 start from $149.0, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at La Pensione Hotel?

Self parking is available for USD 30 per night. Limited spots are available.

What time is check-in at La Pensione Hotel?

Check-in begins at 3:00 PM.

What time is check-out at La Pensione Hotel?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM.

Where is La Pensione Hotel located?

Located in Downtown San Diego, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Waterfront Park, B Street Cruise Ship Terminal, and Balboa Park. San Diego Convention Center and San Diego Zoo are also within 2 mi (3 km). County Center - Little Italy Station is only a 4-minute walk and America Plaza Trolley Station is 8 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at La Pensione Hotel and receive a full refund?

Yes, La Pensione Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to La Pensione Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 10 - Excellent. 667 out of 1194 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 56%
Rating 8 - Good. 318 out of 1194 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 27%
Rating 6 - Okay. 123 out of 1194 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 10%
Rating 4 - Poor. 42 out of 1194 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 4%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 44 out of 1194 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 4%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Good

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Brandon at reception was excellent. The room was small, but well maintained & all we really needed for one night. The hotel is located in the heart of Little Italy, so close to many amazing restaurants, pubs, coffeehouses & breweries.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2022

10/10 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Excellent location. Right in the center of things.

8/10 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The staff were very helpful and friendly. The room was small and cozy! great location.

10/10 Excellent

Porche, Chandler
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Enjoyed a wonderful four night stay with my husband for our 10th year anniversary. Nice location in Little Italy. Great dining options. Convenient. Close to waterfront. Hotel staff was friendly. Although the rooms were not really big, they were spacious enough and clean; even the shower! Parking was a bit of an inconvenience, but its outlined on the hotel's page. Overall, I would definitely stay at this location again and anticipating my next stay.

10/10 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great location small property with VERY pleasant and accommodating staff!!! Very clean with the basics offered. If you need water, or in my case a heater due to the room one making a loud noise, they provided both! Also kept my bag/laptop safe while I explored city before checking in! For anyone who is a light sleeper, the neighborhood is VERY noisy late into the night and the walls are thin. BUT do not let this deter you from this GREAT neighborhood find!!
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

10/10 Excellent

lucero cuarezma
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Loved our stay
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

10/10 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Great staff. Centrally located
Stayed 5 nights in Nov 2022

8/10 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service
The property is in a great location right in Little Italy with restaurants and bars so close. The property is showing wear and needs general maintenance. Examples are: Towel and toilet paper holders about to fall off the walls Shower head was encrusted with calcium deposits Toilet seat was loose Plastic chair in room was broken These rooms are small but the location and staff make up for that.
Stayed 5 nights in Nov 2022

10/10 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Friendly staff and great stay.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

8/10 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great location. Lively dining scene. Would stay there again!
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2022