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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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Ranked #46 of 72 hotels in San Jose
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    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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184 reviews 184 reviews
25 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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107 reviews 107 reviews
36 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 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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Los Angeles
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10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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
20 reviews 20 reviews
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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81 reviews 81 reviews
14 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
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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Kapaa, Hawaii
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

We stayed here because of the great reviews on TripAdvisor. i have no idea where these people really stayed or if these were fake reviews, but tihis place is a dive!, first thing i notiecd upon entering the room was the large basketball size stain on the carpet. upon further inspection, the lampshades were filthy and stained, what does it... More

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washington, dc
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

Don't let the 'old' appearance of the place put you off. Staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful. Room was clean and very quiet (I even left our back window open through the night!). Several folks were using the small pool. Breakfast was packaged pastries. A Denny's is on the property. Airport is just a few minutes away. I would stay... More

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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*
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Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Modern, two story Motor Inn with restaurant; located off Hwys 880 & 101, near Silicon Valley. ... more   less 
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