La Pensione isn't part of a large-scale, generic hotel chain. It's a mom-and-pop operation, and a slice of Italy, too. With the feel of a Mediterranean bed-and-breakfast, the quaint hotel offers 75 rooms surrounding a charming courtyard, where guests mingle and sip their morning coffee. If the bay breezes are too much for you, visit their lobby and meet Penny, their friendly dog and unofficial greeter.
Since the hotel is located in the center of Little Italy, the pensione captures the same flavor of the surrounding shops and restaurants. You'll feel like you're in Italy, and--just like in Italy--it's easier to get around on foot or by trolley than by car