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Budget Inn

1215 R Street, Merced, CA 95341 (Formerly Vagabond Inn Merced)
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Nome, Alaska
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48 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

Watch that turn in to the parking lot. I and many others experienced a worrying "crunch" of metal on pavement just entering in this lot. Checking in was easy, getting to the room was not; we had to carry our rooms to the back end of the hotel, up some stairs, and down the outside patio-walkway to our room. The... More 

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San Jose, CA
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34 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Check-in was pretty quick. Keycard was a little temperamental- wouldn't always work on the first try. Motel is near the highway (Hwy 99), so it is a little noisy. The area around the motel seems a little rough trodden. But there is a Denny's restaurant next door that seems to be a popular spot. If one has a room on... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

Charged me twice for one reservation due to website failure and won't refund me! The manager is VERY RUDE and UNREASONABLE when I tried to solve this issue with him!! Please stay away from here if you don't want an unhappy booking experience to spoil your trip...

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California
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Staff was awesome! My room seemed cleanish but the carpet and walls were stained. The beds are super hard, my ribs hurt the morning after. The breakfast of pastries and coffee were pretty good. If I stay here again I will request a room not facing Denny's as it was a bit loud.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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48 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This is a nice budget place for short or overnight stay. I stayed here for a night while traveling to Yosemite National park. I arrived late in the evening and had informed the same to manager on phone. He was very responsive. Check in and check out was smooth. Rooms are clean and well maintained. Breakfast includes cinnemon roll and... More 

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YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK
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217 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

i like this place but,this used to be the vagabond inn and at one time was a very nice place to stay, but it is getting run down. not sure there's new manament or just a new name BUDGET INN. if you need a place to slee for the night it's ok, i stay here because of location and they... More 

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1 Thank CHRIS L
merced
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This place is disgusting!!! The manager didn't refund my money after I told him I didn't want to stay another night because there were cockroaches in my bed. He offered to change my room. I will never stay here again. The bathroom is dirty too! There are creepy people staying here. There was a man with an ankle bracelet staying... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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46 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

It's a place to stay for one night if you want to visit Yosemite without paying the high prices of the lodges near the national park. It's downtown, so the location is good. Across from the hotel there is a Mc Donald's, which is great because you need to have breakfast somewhere. They say there is breakfast included, but it... More 

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1 Thank CarolCha
Dinuba, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

First of all there is a bait and switch on the price of the room. If you want ANY amenities at all, like a quiet room or even a hair dryer or a coffee pot, you have to pay $10 more and they move you to the other side of the building and there is a "perk" of a larger... More 

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SUNIL R, Guest Relations Manager at Budget Inn, responded to this review

thank you for your review for your stay at our location. we are looking into the issues you mentioned and take action to correct the problems. We wish all the best in your future travel and hopefully give us a opportunity to serve you again. More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Found a coupon in one of those free Motel discount magazines for this place for $39. The bed was fine, the room was fine, it was clean. The staff was kind and it was a good deal. Get a room away from the freeway side and there is no noise. I exercise by walking. Main Street was a few blocks... More 

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SUNIL R, General Manager at Budget Inn, responded to this review

Thank-you so much for reviewing our property! Pleasing our customers is my #1 priority and I am happy to read that we met your expectations. We look forward to future visits from you and good luck in your travels. More 

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