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La Pensione

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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San Diego, California
Reviewed 17 November 2013

We recently stayed at the La Pensione as a little stay-cation as we are San Diego residents. First night away for my husband and I since having a baby and were very excited to say the least! My husband checked into the hotel alone and when he entered he noticed that our bathroom was not clean. There were wet, dirty...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 10 November 2013 via mobile

My small family of 3 stayed overnite after a trip to the San Diego Zoo -about 10 min drive. The hotel is one of the smallest we have ever stayed in however, do not judge by this. The place is clean & very well thought out. Everything you need you get along w a fun mod design. The bed is...

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Marc H, General Manager at La Pensione, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing to stay with us as part of your Zoo adventure! We know our standard rooms are comfy, and are glad that our rates reflect such a great value. We're glad you liked our design and our layout. We're all about maximizing space and light! Being right in the middle of Little Italy, street noise is inevitable. Next...

Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 October 2013

We stayed at the La Pensione hotel in Little Italy for five nights and used it as our base to explore the San Diego area. We had a recently refurbished corner room which was ideal for what we needed. The room was a little small, but nothing we are not use to in Europe. Our only real complaint was the...

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Marc H, General Manager at La Pensione, responded to this review

I appreciate your taking the time to leave us a review! Glad you were able to explore and see so much of San Diego during your stay. We know wi-fi is important to all of our guests, so we're currently working on solutions to make it speedy and readily available. Thanks for your patience and we hope you'll have a...

Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 27 October 2013

I stayed here in July and thinking about going back around Xmas time and realized I didn't write a review for that July 2013 stay. I go to SD to visit my son and have always stayed here because of the location, the good price and the service I have received. Yes some of the rooms can be small.....but I...

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Marc H, General Manager at La Pensione, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for remembering to review your July stay! We really appreciate it. Glad you had the chance to have the full Little Italy experience! And yes, you are right. We always have the option of our larger rooms with two beds. Many of our guests are adventurous explorers just like yourself, so you were spot on when you...

Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 22 October 2013

I stayed here with a group of friends to celebrate a birthday. We bounced around greater San Diego and this was my favorite place we stayed. Great location, great service, great room and my room had a great view of Little Italy.

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Marc H, General Manager at La Pensione, responded to this review

Sounds like a fun birthday trip, especially with exploring all of San Diego! Glad you had fun and thanks for picking us as your fave hotel out of the rest. Put a smile on my face! We hope to see you again soon!

Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 22 October 2013

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 18 October 2013 via mobile

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Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 15 October 2013

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New York
Reviewed 12 October 2013

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Augusta, Georgia
Reviewed 5 October 2013 via mobile

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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Choose room 401, it's light, and reasonable in cost”
gillianp573, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Try to get a room away from the atrium if you like your window open and a better view.”
TravelforSports_Beer, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Some rooms are much smaller than others, check with the front desk if you prefer a more spacious room.”
826alinel, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“get a bigger room”
martynice4, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Saturday nights can be a little noisy on the street, but the hotel is well insulated.”
janel556, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
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