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Vagabond Inn San Luis Obispo

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   210 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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Ranked #27 of 31 hotels in San Luis Obispo
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Tulare, California, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I needed a room close to to site of the Central California Renaissance Faire. This place was recommended by the promoters, which said it offered a discount for participants. I booked directly with the so called hotel and was told the base price would be$140 but it became $183. Upon check in, too bad, so sad, and have fun finding... More

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Puyallup, Washington
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Room was clean, comfortable and plenty big. Mini frig and microwave came in handy. Pool area was also clean and quite relaxing! Would've given a higher rating if the continental breakfast had a few more choices. Overall, great value!

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184 reviews 184 reviews
25 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were going to be in San Luis Obispo until late at night so we decided to find a room. We chose the Vagabond Inn because of the room rates, which were affordable compared to the other hotel which is located on the same Road. The staff member who helped us at the front desk was very personable and helpful.... More

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Malibu, CA
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jabal is excellent. Lots of the time, he is running around, wearing many hats, but he always tries to help everyone. You will be pleased that he truly cares. The location is great, and there is a nice selection of free pastries, juices, and other amenities in the mornings.

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Redondo Beach, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The rooms are old and run down. Our A/C did not work and when we tried to call the front desk several times they didn't answer (in the middle of the day). The continental breakfast that was included could hardly be called breakfast. The only thing they provide was an orange juice drink , apples and some small Danish/muffins selection... More

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69 reviews 69 reviews
8 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Finding a clean and good value hotel in SLO is a chore. Vagabond Inn fills the bill just right. Very close to great food and drink you will find this property a good fit. Close to Pismo and Avila Beach and Solvang as well. Try it out next time you are traveling north or south on the Kings Highway (US... More

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Telluride, Colorado
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

good value for this area. Good firm beds, clean, good location close to many restaurants. Thin walls, could hear our neighbors talking. Front desk was helpful with eating reccomendations. Would stay there again

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Singapore, Singapore
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76 reviews 76 reviews
27 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Needed a cheap place overnight before exploring the vineyards in San Luis Obispo. It was some 15 mins drive to the closest vineyards (Avila beach or Pismo beach could be an alternative as they turned out to be closer to few vineyards). Paid $62 + 12% tax via booking.com. A decent price as it included free parking, wifi and breakfast.... More

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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

the hotel is in a good location. it is a motel - not a ritz-carlton. however, beds had a very strong smell of urine. rest of the room and hotel is fine for price. management refused to do anything about smell - would not check room, would not send housekeeping, would not provide a different room, would not provide a... More

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Oakland, CA
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We got a cheap rate through Hotwire, but I think we could have stayed at another budget hotel for the same price. The room was overall fine, a cheap motel room. It is nice that it is next door to the Madonna, if you want to go see it and get some cake or whatever. There is a Starbucks across... More

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Address: 210 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Luis Obispo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Vagabond Inn San Luis Obispo 2*
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