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Vagabond Inn Bishop

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1030 N. Main St, Bishop, CA 93514
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Nevada City, CA
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My family has stayed at the Vagabond Inn at Bishop so I was shocked and surprised to learn that during their recent fire neither the fire alarm or sprinklers were activated. My friends visiting from Brussels barely made it out alive during their "stay" at Vagabond Inn Bishop. At approx 8:30am the power went out. They checked the light switch,... More

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Niral M, Manager at Vagabond Inn Bishop, responded to this review

Dear nevadacity, I am very sorry that you were in a section of the hotel where there was an unfortunate incident. Kindly email me at Niral@attunehospitality.com and I can certainly assist your family with their hospital bill and also their luggage that was lost in the fire. When the building was originally built, it did meet all the fire codes... More

Menifee, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Unfortunately, the Vagabond suffered severe damage on August 14, and a significant amount of the hotel was destroyed. Hopefully rebuilding will be able to start very soon, and the hotel will again be up and running.

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Niral M, Manager at Vagabond Inn Bishop, responded to this review

Dear Inyogirl, We are equally devastated by the fire. We are currently working diligently with the city and the builders to get the hotel back up and running. We anticipate that about half of the hotel will be back in operations within a month. We anticipate that the other half of the hotel will be back in operations prior to... More

Reno, Nevada
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83 reviews 83 reviews
35 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It won't blow you away but I found the Vagabond to be a very nice place and definitely one of the better stays in Bishop. I would stay here again the next time I am in town. The room had a microwave and a decent sized mini-fridge (see pics). The decor was a little worn and dated but I'm not... More

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Henderson, Nevada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quoted three different rates on line. Called to check for correct rate and could not understand the person who answered the phone. Finally he quoted me yet another rate. Decided not to make a reservation there. Called comfort inn and got a rate 20 dollars cheaper for same accommodations.

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Sam1982Pat, General Manager at Vagabond Inn Bishop, responded to this review

We apologize for the confusion and conflicting rates. We always try to provide top quality service at the best rate possible. We hope that in the near future you will give us a chance to provide you with the same experience. More

Canberra, Australia
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just needed somewhere to stay between Zion National Park and San Francisco: we wanted to stay somewhere close to Yosemite too. It was good for one night. The pool was enjoyable and the place is on the main drag, so close to food places. The TV in the room is a bit old, but whatever.

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Sam1982Pat, General Manager at Vagabond Inn Bishop, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping at our Vagabond Inn. We're glad you enjoyed the pool and that our location was convenient for you. Please come back again soon. More

Brea, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we come up to bishop several times a year to go fishing we are greatly satisfied with the clean rooms and friendly hospitality. Always very helpful with our questions about the area. In walking distance to several eateries. We don't stay anywhere else when we visit Bishop/ Mammoth. Sincerely- T. & G. Reid

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Sam1982Pat, General Manager at Vagabond Inn Bishop, responded to this review

We are extrememly happy that you have such a wonderful time when you stay with us. Our goal is to provide a relaxing, welcoming environment for all travelers. We thank you for choosing our Vagabond Inn and cannot wait to see you again soon! More

Los Angeles
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a motel, period. Nothing fancy, but it was clean. The first room we were given did not have a good air conditioner. It sounded like a jet taking off and would not get cold. We asked to change rooms and were given one with a working AC. The bed was too soft and the pillows too thick to be... More

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Sam1982Pat, General Manager at Vagabond Inn Bishop, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to let us know how about your stay. We appologize that not everything was up to your standards. We rely on guest feedback like yours so that we may improve any area lacking in quality. More

San Clemente, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Better than it looks on the outside. Clean, comfortable beds. Liked the fish cleaning area. Very good value. Breakfast looked good, although we hit the road early and didn't try it. nice staff. We would stay again.

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Sam1982Pat, General Manager at Vagabond Inn Bishop, responded to this review

We are happy to hear that you were pleasantly surprised by our rooms. We work hard to keep our rooms clean, comfortable and up to date. We are happy to provide a variety amenities, such as the fish cleaning station, to accomodate each guest's individual needs. Thank you for the review and we hope to see you again soon! More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We needed a place half way between Anaheim and Reno, and the Vagabond inn filed the bill. The room was spacious and clean. Breakfast was good and had a decent variety. For an older motel, we thought it was fantastic and would stay here again.

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Sam1982Pat, General Manager at Vagabond Inn Bishop, responded to this review

Dear Trevor, thank you so much for staying with us while traveling through Bishop. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time here and our complimentary breakfast. We hope to see you again soon! More

San Clemente, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Stayed here twice within two years. Once with fishing buddies three nights. Slept, fished all day showered, dinner out X's 3. Breakfast at Denney's next door all three days. Vagabond breakfast is nothing to write home about. Second time, tried it with my wife. She did not like the bikers bar-b-qing outside their rooms with a couple of beers. The... More

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Sam1982Pat, General Manager at Vagabond Inn Bishop, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We work hard to accomodate all of our guests, and offer a variety of amenities for just that purpose. It is unfortunate to hear that you and your wife did not enjoy the stay as much, but hope to see you on your next fishing trip. More

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Address: 1030 N. Main St, Bishop, CA 93514
Location: United States > California > Bishop
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Vagabond Inn Bishop 2*
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When looking for hotels in Bishop California, look no further than the Vagabond Inn Bishop. This Bishop hotel is ideal for those seeking adventure in rustic California, and is located a short distance from both Kings Canyon National Park and Sequoia Park. Additionally, our Bishop hotel is located off the US 395, near major fishing areas along the Owens Lake, skiing, horseback riding and hiking. We are well equipped for a quiet stay or your outdoor excursion; for your convenience, fish cleaning and freezing facilities, BBQ and RV parking are available on the property of our hotel in Bishop. For your more immediate dining needs, there is a Denny's restaurant, open 24-hours, on the premises. Relax in our swimming pool open from May to the end of October. Our rooms feature cable TV with HBO and wireless Internet access is now available in all rooms for your enjoyment. Enjoy the charm of this quaint town and relax in the comfort of our rooms. Need lodging in Bishop during Mule Days? This is the perfect place to stay. The hotel has undergone a freshening up in the last year. Freshly painted and landscaped, new patio furniture, as well as new bedspreads and linings. As always, we promise you our own brand of Western hospitality. Great Value, friendly people- it's how we do things. Amenities • Air Conditioning • BBQ Area • Free Continental Breakfast • Breakfast Area • Multilingual Staff • Business Center • Cable TV - Show Time and Movie Channel • Under 18yrs Stay Free w/ Parents • In-room Coffee & Tea Maker • 24Hrs. Front Desk • Dog Playground Area • Free Incoming Fax • In-Room Hair Dryer • Iron / Board in all rooms • Jacuzzi • Guest Laundry Facility • Microwave Oven in all rooms • Free Weekday Newspaper • Free Parking • Swimming Pool (All new furniture in 2010) • Free 24hr Coffee and Popcorn in Lobby • Refrigerator in all rooms • Free Local Phone Calls • Voicemail available • Wake up calls available • Free WiFi Internet AccessServices • Connecting Rooms Upon Request • Smoking Room Requested • Family Suite & Suites Available • ADA Accessible Rooms • Guest Laundry Facilities • Outgoing Fax Service (fee applies) • Pet Friendly Rooms ($15 per pet/day fee) • Rollaway upon request (fee applies) ... more   less 
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