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80 out of 100

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La Pensione Hotel

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8.4

Good (3,526 ratings)

San Diego, United States - 

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420 m Waterfront Park

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840 m Maritime Museum of San Diego

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910 m B Street Cruise Ship Terminal

Hotel Overview

La Pensione Hotel, located in San Diego, is a popular choice among travelers. Based on user reviews, it offers a mix of experiences. Below are the summarized lists of good and bad aspects as highlighted by guests.

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Hotel highlights

Location

Property

Service

  1. Prime Location: Guests love its central location, making it easy to explore nearby attractions.
  2. Helpful Staff: Many reviews mention the friendly and accommodating staff.
  3. Unique Charm: The hotel's distinct architecture and design add to its appeal.
  4. Cleanliness: Clean rooms and well-maintained facilities are consistently noted.
  5. Affordable Prices: Many guests appreciate the reasonable rates for the value provided.
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Area for improvement

Accessibility

Kitchen

  1. Noise Levels: Some guests reported issues with noise from the street and adjoining rooms.
  2. Small Room Size: The rooms can feel quite cramped, especially for those with a lot of luggage.
  3. Limited Amenities: A number of reviews pointed out the lack of certain amenities often found in other hotels.
  4. Parking Challenges: Limited parking options can make it difficult for guests with vehicles.
  5. Occasional Maintenance Issues: A few guests experienced minor but notable maintenance problems during their stay.

Amenities

Free WiFi

Restaurant

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

Gym

Gym

Business services

Business services

24/7 front desk

24/7 front desk

A coffee shop/cafe

A restaurant

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RateScore

Total 3,526 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

Blended Web Rating

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8.8

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8.3

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8.6

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4.2/5

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4.0/5

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agoda

27 Reviews

8.8 / 10

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booking

854 Reviews

8.3 / 10

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expedia

1,449 Reviews

8.6 / 10

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google

473 Reviews

4.2 / 5

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tripadvisor

723 Reviews

4.0 / 5

Reviews

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Words are aggregated from hotel reviews across the web and listed by the most mentions.

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Parking

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Property was mentioned 199 times

18% Negative71% Positive

Reviews based on Property

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Gen1 year ago
4/5Google icon

Cute, small, older hotel. Friendly front desk. Theres not really any amenities besides WiFi. The room (1 bed, queen) was very small but that wasn’t an issue for us. It was just big enough for the bed, night stands, a desk, and then the sink + bathroom. Room was nice and clean, a little bit of that older building vibe with some light upgrades. AC unit works great, makes the room feel a little humid at times but not unbearable. Bed and pillows were quite comfy, we slept great! Hotel is located right in Little Italy and about a 3-5 minute walk to the trolley station. Lots of food options in walkable distance in the surrounding area. Most attractions are a short 5-10 minute drive away.

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michael barton2 years ago
5/5Google icon

This is our little happy place. You can always count on this hotel coming through for you. Right in the heart of Little Italy it has everything! As of 2022 though our hearts have been broken. As a result of the hotel being bought out by somebody else things have changed pricing etc they've priced themselves right out of us being a customer. Some nights it's as high as $300. I've never paid more than $175 sometimes even as low as $99 at peak times. It appears to me that whoever purchased the property has gotten a little greedy! Just recently (4/2022) tried to make a reservation again and for one of their little boutique rooms it was almost $300.

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 67

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Number of floors 4

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Number of buildings/towers 1

WiFi Quality

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Idle

19

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194

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75

Wifi Speed Is Good For

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web browsing

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HD online movies

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group video calls

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online streaming

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4K online movies

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online gaming

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Location Area Map

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What's nearby

Waterfront Park

420 m

Maritime Museum of San Diego

840 m

B Street Cruise Ship Terminal

910 m

Port of San Diego

910 m

USS Midway Museum

1.26 km

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Getting around

County Center

Nearby

San Diego Santa Fe Depot

700 m

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Airports Nearby

San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN)

4 km

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Restaurants

Jack In The Box

350 m

Craft & Commerce

280 m

Morning Glory

Nearby

Salt & Straw

Nearby

Pappalecco

280 m

Street View

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Daytime safety

78 out of 100

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Nighttime safety

53 out of 100

Risky

San Diego safety index

Safety

Crime

80

Overall Safety Index

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An average rating of the six safety categories

80 out of 100

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Women safety

Safe

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Likelihood of inappropriate behavior against women.

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67

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Physical safety

Safe

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Likelihood of injury due to harmful intent.

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80

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Property safety

Safe

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Likelihood of theft.

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63

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Political safety

Safe

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Potential for infringement of political rights or political unrest.

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69

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LGBTQ safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of harm or discrimination against LGBTQ persons or groups and level of caution required at location.

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100

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Medical safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of illness or disease, assessment of water and air quality, and access to reliable medical care.

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100

41

Overall Crime index

Moderate

An average rating of the crime categories

41 out of 100

Property crime severity

Moderate

52

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Mugging or robbery  35/100

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Car theft  40/100

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Car break-ins  51/100

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Home break-ins  39/100

Violent crime severity

Low

39

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Physical attacks  33/100

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Racism or religion motivated attacks  22/100

Other crime severity

Moderate

44

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Insult or harassment in public  36/100

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Corruption or bribery  38/100

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Drug problem  54/100

Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Bottle of water 1.5L

$0.9 - $2.7

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Coffee

$2.7 - $7.3

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Beer 0.5L

$1.6 - $3.3

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$12.8 - $45.7

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$2.3 - $3.7

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Taxi 1km (normal tariff)

$1.6 - $3.4

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$54.8 - $146.1

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$7.3 - $18.3

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McMeal at McDonalds

$9.1 - $13.7

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$1.8 - $4.1

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Public transport, monthly pass

$65.7 - $90.4

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$1.1 - $1.5

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$36.5 - $161.6

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$36.5 - $182.6

Weather In San Diego

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Precipitation In San Diego

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Air Quality

Moderate

PM2.59

PM1019

34

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Slight concern for sensitive groups. Most can continue outdoor activities.

Drinkable Water Quality

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Fair

Water may have some problems, not recommended for daily consumption.

Traffic around property

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Moderate

Traffic is moving at a steady pace, smooth driving without significant delays.

House Rules

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Check in after 15:00

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Check out until 11:00

Children welcome

No pets, service animals welcome

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