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Vagabond Inn

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   200 Trask Street, Bakersfield, CA 93312 (Formerly Rodeway Inn)
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Ranked #37 of 57 hotels in Bakersfield
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The staff was great but the hotel has seen better days! The room was spacious and clean but old and well worn. Carpet was dirty, shower was not working right, phone didn't work all the time we were there. We had an issue with all the construction workers in the evening, sitting and standing outside drinking beer and throwing their... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

It was ok for a quick one night stay on our way to san francisco from vegas. We were unfortunate enough to have a big group of men turn up and play music til early hours of the morning in the carpark. The area isnt safe which is something we discovered afterwards. Rooms were clean and value for the money... More

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Los Angeles, California
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114 reviews 114 reviews
84 hotel reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Granted the price was good, but Bakersfield is full of relatively acceptable places around $50/night. It was a little closer to our work destination than some of the other closer in town choices, but the physical aesthetics of the place were nasty! The continental breakfast is a choice between 2 cereals and juice. The motel promotes "hi speed internet" on... More

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Coquitlam, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We were tired and it was getting late so ended up checking into this hotel. The front desk staff was very nice. Older hotel but looked like it was acceptable for the price. Once in the room we relayed you get what you pay for. TV reception that was fuzzy on an older TV. Internet that faded in and out.... More

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Corona, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014 via mobile

My family and I stayed in this hotel over the night. We were on our way back home and it was too long of a drive so we decided to stop. This hotel was very convenient it is close to the freeway and not too expensive. The front desk clerk Michelle was very friendly informed us about the things the... More

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San Francisco, California
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18 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Cheap, run down, almost vacant. Ice machine was broke even though they insisted it worked. When I persisted they gave me a bag of ice from their personal apartment behind the lobby. There's nothing there but a Jack in the Box, but the next exit north has a slew of motels and restaurants. Good place for truckers though, for the... More

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West Columbia, South Carolina
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Ceiling fans! Cappuccino machine! This is definitely a budget hotel with fancy hotel aspirations. Bed was clean. Front desk staff is very friendly. Well lit grounds. We felt safe. Breakfast is extremely continental but good. One can't go wrong by staying at this diamond in the rough.

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9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We stayed there for 3 nights and found service to be very good. The room was clean and beds were firm. The room was okay. One draw back was the internet service was very weak and made surfing the web VERY slow. That was frustrating to use. The Continental breakfast was okay, but it is just a continental breakfast. This... More

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Peoria, Arizona
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5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

I am staying at this Vagabond Inn every time I go to Sacramento. This time I don't know if they changed owners or what but it was Terrible. Run down, Did not want to take a shower there it was so bad. It is the last time I stay there. even the service was bad.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Date of stay 21/03/13. Duration 1 night. We stopped here primarily to break our journey from Las Vegas to San Francisco. We were checking in quite late in the evening and just wanted somewhere to sleep. Free onsite car park. The receptionist was pleasant and check in was smooth. The room (no. 214) was a reasonable size and had an... More

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Address: 200 Trask Street, Bakersfield, CA 93312 (Formerly Rodeway Inn)
Location: United States > California > Bakersfield
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Vagabond Inn 2*
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Also Known As:
Vagabond Hotel Bakersfield
Rodeway Inn Bakersfield
Bakersfield Rodeway Inn

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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Conveniently located near Interstate 5, guests will not only enjoy the fine amenities of the Vagabond Inn, but be minutes away from California State University. Clean spacious rooms, complimentary continental breakfast and high-speed Internet access come standard when staying at the Vagabond Inn. Other hotel amenities include an outdoor swimming pool. Ihop adjacent to property. Guests can take advantage of nearby outdoor recreational activities including boating, fishing, golfing and camping. Buena Vista Lake is seven miles from the hotel. Magic Mountain amusement park is 80 miles away. The hotel's close proximity to nearby California State University makes it the perfect choice when visiting family. ... more   less 
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