We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

La Pensione

Show Prices
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
La Pensione
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow

513 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 453: English reviews
Start your review of La Pensione
 Click to rate
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

A small Hotel in the heart of little italy in San Diego, great place to stay for a couple of days everything is on a walking distance the hotel staff its great, I would recommended to anyone visit San Diego

1Thank NadiaChi2
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Ultimate Italian Hotel. Located in Little Italy and Med Style. The hotel staff are friendly and helpful. Parking is located underneath the building for a nightly charge. The rooms are small but decorated nicely and modern. Hotel is is a great location right in the middle of Little Italy and about a 20 min walk to Gaslamp district. The...

Thank JessMTATravel
Kamloops, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at La Pensione hotel for 5 nights recently. It has a great location in Little Italy, and within walking distance to the Embarcadero and Santa Fe trolley station.It is a block away from the Hop On/Off bus stop. Our room was clean and quiet with an ocean view. The staff is friendly and helpful; gave us directions for...

1Thank Donna H
San Diego, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Little Italy is a great neighborhood, full of wonderful restaurants and bars. La Pensione is the perfect place to stay. Hip, trendy decor, super clean, friendly staff. Stay here and you can walk through out Little Italy. And, be sure and visit on Saturday, to walk through the multi block farmers market/mercado.

1Thank Jane L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed two nights and walked all over Little Italy. Great restaurants everywhere. Hotel is charming with a fine staff and cool hip rooms. Highly recommend for a downtown San Diego stay. You can easily walk to the bay too.

1Thank Jane L
Reviewed 17 January 2017

My friend and I had lodging figured out for our trip to San Diego Comic Con but it fell through and left us in a tight spot. With weeks until the kick off of the convention we had almost no options until we discovered this hotel. The hotel is a charming boutique hotel located in the Little Italy district. We...

1Thank Brian T
Reviewed 16 January 2017

This hotel is nice and cute if you are staying for a quick trip. The rooms are very small so its ideal for someone who will not be staying in their room long. Its very nicely decorated and the window views are of little Italy. I enjoyed my stay here!

1Thank adrienne s
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

The La Pensione gives you a European hostel in Little Italy. The rooms are small and have just the amenities you need. After all, you are only going to sleep and shower here. We had a great view of the harbor and were able to sleep with the windows open. You are within walking distance of all types or restaurants...

2Thank Debbie R
Northern California
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We arrived Christmas day and stayed five nights in room 211, which has a roll-in shower. The hotel's India Street entrance and the coffee shop next door were wheelchair-accessible. We didn't have much trouble finding parking spots using my husband's disability permit (although the street cleaning schedule did necessitate a move one night). We enjoyed morning coffee-and-pastry at Caffe Italia,...

Thank AsteriasNorCal
San Diego
Reviewed 5 January 2017

My friend and I stayed La Pensione on New Year's Eve and were amazed how good of price we got for this nice boutique hotel in the heart of Little Italy. It was a small, European style type room, but it had everything we needed and the hotel and room were nicely remodeled. We also enjoyed the free pastry and...

1Thank John T T

114 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (94)
View from Room (13)
Room/Suite (13)
Bathroom (4)
Hotel & Grounds (21)
Dining (4)
Pool/Beach Area (2)
Other (37)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (20)
Hotel & Grounds (4)
Bathroom (1)
View from Room (2)
Business Centre/Function Rooms (1)
Room/Suite (4)
Other (8)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these San Diego hotels
Urban Boutique Hotel
Urban Boutique Hotel
#74 of 278 in San Diego
518 reviews
Porto Vista Hotel
Porto Vista Hotel
#111 of 278 in San Diego
1,931 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Pacific Inn Hotel & Suites
#176 of 278 in San Diego
473 reviews
The Sofia Hotel
The Sofia Hotel
#79 of 278 in San Diego
1,308 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Considered one of the most affordable and best-kept secrets in San Diego, La Pensione Hotel is a historic property located in San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood. La Pensione Hotel offers 68 guestrooms, a relaxing courtyard area, free high-speed internet, limited underground parking spots, conference room and a workout facility. After a property refresh in summer of 2011, La Pensione now offers air conditioning in every room and a new class of guest rooms called the Argento Collection. ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Pensione

Address: 606 W. Date St., San Diego, CA 92101
Region: United States > California > San Diego
Price Range: ₹ 9,828 - ₹ 21,460 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — La Pensione 3*
Number of rooms: 75
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Booking.com, Travelocity and Cheap Tickets so you can book your La Pensione reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
La Pensione San Diego
La Pensione Hotel San Diego
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from La Pensione staff and other travellers.
8 questions
Ask a question
6 days ago
over a year ago
New York City, New York
over a year ago

See all questions (8)

Questions? Get answers from La Pensione staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Saturday nights can be a little noisy on the street, but the hotel is well insulated.”
 of 5 bubbles janel556, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms facing inside (courtyard) could be noisy around the clock.”
 of 5 bubbles Heidi_TJ, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“If you want it very quiet ask for room off the main street, but you may lose a view”
 of 5 bubbles X685RVbryans, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a 4th floor room facing west.”
 of 5 bubbles Erin218, 20 Sep 2016 | Read review
“With the breakfast coupon, it covers certain items, but if you want to go for something more expensive you can and just pay the difference.”
 of 5 bubbles TommoTravels, 28 Jul 2016 | Read review
5 of 5