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La Pensione Hotel

3-star hotel with restaurant, near Waterfront Park

  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi

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606 West Date Street, San Diego, 92101, CA, United States of America
8.4.Very good.
  • Great location - Little Italy is lovely and has some excellent restaurants. The trolley…

    Nov. 10, 2019

  • The location was fantastic. The room was nice although a little smaller than expected.…

    Oct. 25, 2019

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to SafeStay (AHLA - USA) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser

Guests rated location

Dining options
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking available
  • Non-smoking
  • Gym
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 67 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Self parking
  • Spa services

For families

  • Fridge
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Hair dryer

What’s around

  • In Little Italy
  • 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

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • 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


606 West Date Street, San Diego, 92101, CA, United States of America
  • In Little Italy
  • Port of San Diego - 13 min walk
  • B Street Cruise Ship Terminal - 13 min walk

What’s around


  • In Little Italy
  • 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
  • San Diego Convention Center - 25 min walk
  • Petco Park - 30 min walk
  • San Diego Zoo - 40 min walk
  • Marine Corps Recruit Depot - 43 min walk
  • Waterfront Park - 9 min walk

Getting around

  • San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN) - 8 min drive
  • General Abelardo L. Rodriguez Intl. Airport (TIJ) - 37 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field) - 16 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (SEE-Gillespie Field) - 26 min drive
  • Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar) - 36 min drive
  • San Diego Santa Fe Depot - 9 min walk
  • San Diego-Old Town Transit Center - 10 min drive
  • San Diego Coaster Sorrento Valley Station - 15 min drive
  • County Center - Little Italy Station - 4 min walk
  • America Plaza Trolley Station - 8 min walk
  • Civic Center Station - 15 min walk

At a glance

Hotel size

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


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

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms


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

Other information

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

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop/café

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Spa services on site
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Fitness facilities

Working away

  • One meeting room


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance


  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Lift


  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Visual alarms in hallways

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

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

  • Fridge


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. There are massage/treatment rooms and couples treatment room(s). Services include deep-tissue massages, sports massages, Swedish massages, and Thai massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.


Caffe Italia - Onsite restaurant.

Na Pizza - Onsite restaurant.

Small print

Also known as

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

Optional extras

Self parking costs USD 30 per night with in/out privileges


Parking height restrictions apply.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

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.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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.


  • Yes, La Pensione Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Self parking costs USD 30 per night. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Caffe Italia. Nearby restaurants include Pappalecco (3-min walk), Mona Lisa Restaurant & Deli (4-min walk), and Extraordinary Desserts (7-min walk).
  • La Pensione Hotel has a 24-hour fitness center and spa services.
8.4.Very good.
  • 6.0.Good

    Great location but a couple of draw backs

    We were met at reception by a gentleman who couldn’t have cared less that we were checking in. Then we were told that there were no parking spots left in the garage (after their website said that parking was available onsite) but that we were welcome to ‘try’ and find street parking somewhere. If there is only limited parking available then that is what the website should state ... one of the main reasons we selected this hotel was because they had parking available. The room was very clean and comfortable, but was one floor up and facing the main street in Little Italy so was very loud until around 1.30am in the morning. The room was advertised as including blackout curtains - which it had - but they were only on one window and didn’t actually block out all the light so the room was too bright.

    Bronwen, 3 night romance trip, Aug. 31, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    A lovely boutique hotel right in the middle of Little Italy.. Rooms are small but clean. Air conditioning can be a bit difficult to work. No tea/coffee in the room but there is a fridge. Close to public transport and not far from the aitport.

    4 night romance trip, Aug. 22, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    good little I ltaly . I liked that market at Saturday in front of our hotel

    3 night trip, Jun. 7, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Good value hotel. Staff are friendly, easy going, atmosphere is relaxed, and overall hotel cleanliness is good. Carpets are a bit worn throughout but they seem in progress of being replaced. The morning coffee pastry coupon for the adjoining cafe was a nice addition. Overall facilities are fine, apart from no coffee maker/water boiler, and needing to swap out the fridge not working in my room. Air con was a little squeaky, but i didn't use it anyway (in March). Rooms were comfortable, and quiet apart from random water pipe knocking/hammer noise, which was disturbing at times at night (Rm 315). If not for that, it would be a great value hotel. Location is superb, in the heart of Little Italy, and it was a short walk to the trolley station to catch a short ride to the convention center 3 stops away. Overall, a good value hotel.

    4 night trip, Mar. 3, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Fantastic value for money. Great location in the heart of Little Italy. Friendly, helpful staff. Good rooms with a high standard of cleanliness. If you can live without a swimming pool and hotel bar, this is the place for you.

    6 night trip, Nov. 2, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    A very nice stay. Right in the middle of Little Italy with all it's restaurants & great atmosphere. Very handy to Santa Fe Station. Excellent value. Would highly recommend. Definitely go back when I am next in San Diego.

    Richard, 2 night trip, Oct. 20, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    nice hotel in an interesting place, near to convention centre

    5 night trip, Oct. 15, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Great location. Rooms & beds a little small but it is what it is. Loved the restuarants right outside.

    6 night trip, Sep. 9, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    You will love it here!

    Honestly, it was really nice! My husband and I loved this place it was a bit small but it was good for us. we walked everywhere. everything is close by and they had live music. They send us coupons for our next stay we definitely will be going back here. Really happy with everything.

    daniela, 2 night trip, Jul. 16, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    No room service,no coffee pots, or service, No cleaning rooms, small tv, paid small parking Space…

    Lita, 3 night trip, Jul. 15, 2021

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