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Vagabond Inn South Lake Tahoe

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3892 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

By far the worst place I have every stayed - I checked out early as everything was disgusting in and outside of the room. The bathroom was dusty and had old, used soap in it. None of the lights or fridge were plugged in and who knows what stains were on the carpet. It was too late to find alternate... More

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Chris N, General Manager at Vagabond Inn South Lake Tahoe, responded to this review

I am very sorry to hear that your experience has horrific. I wish I had the chance to address your concerns and frustrations prior to your checkout, we would have gladly gone to great lengths to make your stay as accommodating as possible. We are excited for our future here, and we will take into consideration a total upgrade on... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

******* Amazing customer service, very polite, has thee best price in Tahoe (room was immaculate), smelt good!, sheets, blankets & pillows where very clean with no rips or stains, bed was very comfortable!, best hotel I've ever stayed at! I highly recommend this hotel!!!!! *****

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Chris N, General Manager at Vagabond Inn South Lake Tahoe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. With the recent ownership change, we have been making improvements everyday, you'll love it more. We hope you get the opportunity to come back and visit us soon. Lake Tahoe misses you! More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

For the price, there are better places to stay. This Vagabond Inn did not meet expectations of other Vagabond locations. Conditions of the rooms were old, outdated, and needed much fixing up. We chose this hotel because of the advertised spa which was dry during our stay and honestly looked like it hasn't been filled in a long time. I... More

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Chris N, General Manager at Vagabond Inn South Lake Tahoe, responded to this review

Hello Californiatrvler, I apologize for your experience at the Vagabond Inn South Lake Tahoe several months ago. I would like to inform you that we are currently under new ownership and management and are in the process of rejuvenating the hotel. We do want to express that the pool and spa are out of order until we find a permanent... More

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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

This place is disgusting and the service is terrible. We have stayed at many of the value motels in South Lake Tahoe and none of them have been as bad as this. There was mold all over the bathroom, the 2 thin towels in the room were horrible and the bath mat was a gross yellow/brown color, the ironing board... More

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Chris N, General Manager at Vagabond Inn South Lake Tahoe, responded to this review

Hello, and thank you very much for your review. I would like to apologize for the condition of your room and it's overall cleanliness (or lack there of). It is an older hotel and we understand it is not perfect. However, we have just purchased all new towels and bath mats for our rooms, and have cleaned up the bathrooms... More

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118 reviews 118 reviews
29 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013 via mobile

I've stayed at Vagabond inns before and have been satisfied with the cleanliness. Pros: This hotel has an awesome, friendly owner/manager who was very pleasant in checking me in and giving me a room away from any noise. Free Internet, free parking, free breakfast - very good for the off season price of $35 total for a room! There is... More

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Jackson, NH
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

I have stayed at the Vagabond Inn in South Lake Tahoe before. It's kind of OK for the value. The Good: -Mid-week pricing was exceptional for the first week of May 2013... $30 + tax per night! -Internet free and reliable with good bandwidth (the hotel was not crowded) -Pleasant front desk personnel -Room was clean, but dated - they... More

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Katy, Texas
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3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

We stayed for 2 nights at Vagabond Inn Lake Tahoe. We keep going back because it is clean, well-priced, friendly staffed place. The motel is close to Heavenly Village and casinos, so we can walk everywhere. All the necessary amenities are provided like a mini-fridge and microwave in the room, and the bed is very comfortable. They have small pets... More

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Reno
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

I'm a week late on my review but a friend of mine and I spent 2 nights - one night in the big king size in-room spa which was awesome - the bed was very comfy! The only complaint I had was the wi-fi was too slow and I wasn't able to use my laptop much...2nd night we stayed in... More

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Elk Grove, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013 via mobile

Customer service was terrible. Restroom was dirty, bedsheets were dirty with stains and burned with cigarretes. They overcharge customers I will not recommend anyone going there. ....................................................................................

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Oakley, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

I first read the reviews here before staying at the Vagabond Inn Lake Tahoe and we thought we would give them the benefit of the doubt because we thought we got a good deal. Next time, I'll spend the money elsewhere. We stayed in the king room with fireplace and in-room large spa tub. The only thing we liked was... More

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Additional Information about Vagabond Inn South Lake Tahoe

Also Known As:
Vagabond Inn South Lake Tahoe Hotel
Vagabond Inn South Lake Tahoe Hotel South Lake Tahoe
Address: 3892 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Location: United States > California > Lake Tahoe (California) > South Lake Tahoe
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #69 of 70 hotels in South Lake Tahoe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Vagabond Inn South Lake Tahoe 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Vagabond Inn in South Lake Tahoe is located in a picturesque area of California in Lake Tahoe, just a few minutes from the MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa, Lake Tahoe Beaches, Lakeside Marina, and Heavenly Ski Resort. Adventure awaits, exploring all this great area has to offer. The opportunities are endless, from hiking, biking and skiing, to fishing, swimming and sailing the clear blue waters, Lake Tahoe is truly America's playground. When you stay with us in South Lake Tahoe, you can unwind in one of our rooms with a jacuzzi tub, watch cable TV with HBO and enjoy free high-speed WiFi. Vagabond Inn promises to serve you with our own brand of Western hospitality. Great Value, Friendly People - it's how we do things. ... more   less 
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