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Welcome to the La Pensione Hotel

A BOUTIQUE HOTEL IN THE HEART OF LITTLE ITALY

La Pensione Hotel immerses guests in the European exuberance and charm of San Diego’s Little Italy - a hip neighborhood renowned for lively ambience, modern global restaurants, quaint sidewalk cafés, and trendy boutiques. Our boutique hotel is located in the center of Little Italy and is widely recognized as the neighborhood's architectural icon. Our chic and smart accommodations feature complimentary WiFi, custom furnishings, chic decor, plush platform beds, sleek  HD flatscreen televisions, well-appointed in-room bathrooms, and heating and cooling systems for your comfort. Choose from our stylish Single Queen Rooms or our more spacious Double Queen Rooms.
Experience our delicious pair of onsite restaurants: Caffe Italia - a Little Italy icon in its own right - and San Diego’s Mr Motto's Pizzaria. Leisure amenities include a modern fitness facility, Spa services, an intimate meeting space and a tranquil Italian-style courtyard. We are happy to provide limited underground parking currently at thirty dollars per day on a first-come, first-serve basis (includes in/out privileges). Sorry, no large vehicles.

Just moments from the hotel, San Diego’s exciting attractions, art and culture, and nightlife await. If there is anything you’d like to see or experience during your stay – from dinner and a show in the Gaslamp Quarter to tickets for a local attraction or A Romantic sunset cruise on San Diego Bay – allow us to handle all of the arrangements.


On your next vacation or business trip, we invite you to discover one of Southern California’s best-kept secrets - the intimate and stylishly affordable La Pensione Hotel in downtown San Diego.

Our Accommodations

Queen Single

Ideal for couples or single travelers on a budget, these rooms feature one comfortable Queen bed.

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Queen Queen

Designed for families and groups, these spacious rooms feature two comfortable Queen beds. 

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Queen View

These spacious rooms feature one comfortable Queen bed and a city view.

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America’s Cup Experience

Dennis Conner’s America’s Cup Experience is a 2.5-hour public sailing aboard a 80-foot International America’s Cup Class (IACC) racing yacht. This is the fastest, most exotic way to take in the scenery surrounding San Diego Harbor and a thrill of a lifetime.

This memorable San Diego experience includes:

  • 1-Night Stay At La Pensione Hotel
  • 2.5 Hr Sail In San Diego Bay Aboard An IACC Racing Yacht (Good For One Person)
  • Any Additional Sailing Passengers $99/Adult
  • Bottled Water And Soft Drinks During Sail

To make a reservation, call the hotel directly at (800) 232-4683

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