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Vagabond Inn Chula Vista

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230 Broadway, Chula Vista, CA 91910
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Corona, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I am coming to San Diego for our Hilltop High Reunion This Saturday 8/22. I rated this hotel a 5 star, because back in the 60's a friend of the family owned this hotel.( he would be over 100 now) I cant climb steps very well, so I called the front desk, and she is putting me on the bottom... More 

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Thank Beth R
J P, Manager at Vagabond Inn Chula Vista, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your support we really appreciate it and we appreciate your patronage! More 

California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

*Hotel is over run with shady people; obvious drug deals, prostitution and drama all hours of the day & night. *Got property stolen out of my car. The managers/owners do not care what riff raff hangs on the property as long as they're getting money. Over priced. *No "continental breakfast" (only pastry, juice & coffee) *Only plus - Room is... More 

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J P, Manager at Vagabond Inn Chula Vista, responded to this review

We apologize for your experience, we understand that everyone has a level of comfort they expect and we are sorry we let you down. We wish you the best in your travels. More 

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Thomasville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

My mother and I stayed at the Vagabond as part of our cross-country bucket list trip. The young woman at the front desk was very friendly and helpful. She printed out directions for us to get to the beach, and provided another print-out of local attractions. Wifi worked very well. The room was comfortable, and we were hugely surprised at... More 

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Thank E7351CMChris
J P, Manager at Vagabond Inn Chula Vista, responded to this review

Thank you, we really appreciate the kind words, we are very happy that you chose to stay with us on your bucket list trip! We do have great weather as we are not too far from the ocean so it is nice and breezy. We agree Coronado is beautiful! Thanks again for the feedback, we wish you safe travels. More 

Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

It's a so-so area, as far as the neighborhood goes. It is close to everything to do in San Diego, though. We went to the Ballast Point Brewery in Little Italy, the beach at Coronado and Henry's pub at Gas Lamp. There is also a park close by in Chula vista to watch the sunset. They put us in the... More 

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J P, Manager at Vagabond Inn Chula Vista, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind words, we agree we are in a pretty good area for all the attractions you listed. We appreciate your patronage and hope that you come back soon! More 

San Quintin, Mexico
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

this is our first stay at the vagabond..we live in mexico and travel stateside regularly. previously we always stayed at the goodnite inn...but have become disillusioned due noise, location, and demand for credit info (the code on back of card...which we never give out), even after years of staying there... we were happy with the vagabond. free internet, mostly quiet.... More 

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2 Thank Janice H
J P, Manager at Vagabond Inn Chula Vista, responded to this review

Thank you so much, we are glad you stopped by to check us out! We appreciate the feedback and hope that you do return! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

fantastic place to stay definitely be back for vacation again in the near future ahead of us for the USMC overall very wonderful place to stay in the spa and pool was nice big rooms and great employees

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1 Thank Treasure E
J P, Manager at Vagabond Inn Chula Vista, responded to this review

Thanks! We do have big comfy room and a great location for what you are looking for! We appreciate the kind words and we are looking forward to your return! More 

Ensenada, Mexico
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

It was a nice and enjoyable stay. we always like it there as everything is around there and a lot od people from our community stay there also. thanks again and will see you in March. thanks again for your hospitality

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Thank Joyce M
J P, Manager at Vagabond Inn Chula Vista, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words, we could not have said it better, we are right in the middle of a lot of things! We understand you have a choice and we are very happy that you choose us! We do appreciate your business and we will see you next year! More 

Ensenada, Mexico
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34 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The rooms I like to stay in did not have hot water so we had to stay in the other section which was ok but the bathroom was dirty. These rooms need a really good cleaning for sure. I don't know why they haven't fixed the hot water in the area where we like to stay and this has been... More 

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Thank bajapi
J P, Manager at Vagabond Inn Chula Vista, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback and we are very sorry that the water was not fixed, I can assure that we wanted it fixed asap! so we could rent out those rooms. We appreciate that you were willing to work with us and change rooms. I will forward your comments regarding the cleanliness of the rooms to our site manager. Thank... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The Vagabond in Chula Vista is conveniently located just off the I-5, E street exit and close to CA 54. Convenient to the mall, restaurants, and other shopping. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Pool on the premises. Not high end - but comfortable and affordable. A reasonable price and nice place to stay when in the area. We stay there... More 

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1 Thank cruiseaholicCt
J P, Manager at Vagabond Inn Chula Vista, responded to this review

Thank you we appreciate the fair and kind words, we could not have said it better, good price good location and friendly staff! We hope that you come back again if you are in our area! More 

Roscoe,
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We were in town for our girls to go to ComicCon and needed the best value we could get. We stayed 5 nights here. This hotel is a bit outdated. The windows are the old style with louvers, which didn't close. Some had gaps of almost an inch. And the air conditioners have a motion sensor, so they shut off... More 

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3 Thank nellatenaj
J P, Manager at Vagabond Inn Chula Vista, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback, since this was from over a month ago we have already corrected some of the issues, however we take this feedback very seriously and will be bringing this up in our next meeting. We strive to have good customer service as well as a clean and comfortable hotel. We appreciate your business. More 

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