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Vagabond Inn San Jose (SJC Airport)

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1488 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95112
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This place needs major cleaning. It is a big Zero. I was traveling with 2 others for business and had booked 2 nights and the only reason we booked here is because we were referred. Never listening to that person again. It was almost 11pm when we checked in or we would not have stayed one night. The room was... More

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Wylie, Texas
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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

was a good size room ( with an eating table ) that was clean WITH a microwave & fridge ! the Beds were comfortable, a bit firm but slept fine . did not get to try the continental breakfast from 7-9:30 AM though.

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198 reviews 198 reviews
28 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I wish I had read reviews about this place before we stayed there. This isn't a place that we would stay in normally but we needed somewhere close to the concert we were going to be seeing that night. We won't go back. The room didn't give me a "clean" feeling at all. The bottom sheet (normally a fitted sheet)... More

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Bellbrook, OH
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38 hotel reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Booked this hotel to be close to San Jose airport for our departure. We saw the overall rating for this hotel and thought that for the price, we would be fine to stay here. Once I got here, I wished I would never have booked it. We saw what appeared to be a working girl in the parking lot soliciting... More

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Harrington, Delaware
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

Worst place on earth. Strangers knocking on my door looking the working girls next door. Street girls all over the place. I had to get a room change, hear cars pulling up all hours of the night. a men saying they are just curious. Omg i get out of the shower and have to wash my feet again before i... More

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San Jose, California
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This Vagabond Inn is own by an East Indian family and the owner's name is Danny. I recently moved to San Jose. My Maltese and I stayed at Vegabond for a month as I transition to my new apartment. It was my fault for not knowing much about Vegabond. My first night, I was greeted by a chubby white male... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Background: We stayed for one night while visiting family during the Thanksgiving holiday. We selected the property for its close proximity to SJC airport. Reservations/Check-in/Staff: We made reservations through the Vagabond website. However, I needed to call Vagabond to confirm receipt of our reservation. It took over a day to receive a confirmation email. Check-in went fine, except the evening... More

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San Jose
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Clean and convient. Staff was friendly. Room needed some a bit of maintenance but nothing that caused a problem. The "breakfast" left much to be desired. No television or internet available for this multi day stay but that was a Comcast problem and not the hotels fault. In the center of the silicon valley and Comcast cannot get the signal... More

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Calabasas, CA
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8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Typical older motor motel...with all rooms facing parking lots. Within half-mile of SJC and close to light rail station and 101...convenient location. Rooms were adequate size, older with some deferred maintenance. Continental breakfast consisted of juice machine, coffee and some pastries in office...didn't know about it. Also, connected to a Denny's coffee shop. Had difficulty because I was pulling a... More

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Sacramento, California, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

most vagabonds inn that I have stayed at were nice these rooms were cleaned I went on a two day job and stay there I check out and was going to eat some breakfast there before I left for home Breakfast what breakfast!!!! I was lucky to get a breakfast roll no waffles or cereal whats if with that????

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Address: 1488 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95112
Location: United States > California > San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Vagabond Inn San Jose (SJC Airport) 2*
Number of rooms: 76
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