Any good experiences in staying at a hotel or a pensione in Pisa, probably a Rick Steves choice? (clean and reasonable)
You might get more responses to this, and your other posting, by putting in the "To the Boot (Italy)" forum rather than "General Europe." As for your question here, I'm afraid I never bothered to stay in Pisa more than three hours, so I never stayed overnight.
Unless you have family or other reasons to stay in Piza you can easily explore the attractions there in two or three hours.
Otherwise, try tripadvisor.com
Stay in Lucca, you'll love it- and take the train over to Pisa for the three hours- train ride was a half hour each way or a bit more... George