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Vagabond Inn San Luis Obispo

210 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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Vagabond Inn San Luis Obispo
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Ranked #26 of 31 Hotels in San Luis Obispo
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    3 of 5 stars
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Kingsburg, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
5 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When reserved the room I told the guy to charge me for an early check in & he said oh yeah we do that when we actually got there he said we had to wait till check-in time & they said there were other people waiting for rooms I dont care who was waiting I paid extra. So after we... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We checked in very late and still had a good room. I have a toddler and asked for a ground floor room. They couldnt promise me that but I was happy that we got it. The room was large and had everything we needed for a 2 night stay, except a alarm clock. There was a tv, couch, table, microwave,... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location is good. Although it's right by the main road, it's not too loud. However, the staff there and the service is a disgrace. Unfriendly, to say the least. The rooms...are ok. To sleep there, but not to spend any time. Dodgy people, we heard quite a few people shouting and screaming at night. They advertise breakfast, which is... More 

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Barstow, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Not a bad place to stay. They would not let us check in early even if the room is clean already. I know it was already clean because they told me what room they were giving me and friends were in the next room over so I peaked in the window. But room was clean and bed was comfy.

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Sao Paulo, SP
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Positive: Hotel is at a good location, with some restaurants in neighborhood (Denny's is just across the parking lot, it's a good option to have breakfast/lunch/dinner. Spacious rooms, silent enough to have a good sleeping night. Free parking. Negative: Breakfast is just a couple of (cold) muffins and coffee/chocolate that you must take to your room to enjoy. Overall: Good... More 

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San Bruno, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This is my fiancé and my second stay here. The office staff are very friendly and accommodating. The room is your typical motel room. The bed is clean. I would like to see better towels, but again it is a motel and not a 4 star hotel. The continental breakfast is nothing to rave over; however you are given a... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
14 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

A little background, I mainly stay in economy motels. I always use Trip Advisor before booking, I felt that this motel was rated a bit more highly than it should be. We arrived for a two night stay this past weekend. There was some kind of police activity going on as we were checking into our motel room. I know... More 

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Sacramento, California
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176 reviews 176 reviews
49 hotel reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

If you want to be able enjoy downtown San Luis Obispo and leave your car at the hotel, then you don't want to stay here. If you are just traveling through and need a quiet, good night's sleep, then this is a good spot to rest your head. The sheets were clean but the towels were thin and well used,... More 

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Curitiba, PR
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I stayed just one night and everything was ok! The Hotel has good location, in front of the mall. The Hotel is very good for those are traveling by California highway 1 and want to stop for one night. The coffe is very simple.

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London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
46 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is a classic motel style property, the room was very spacious with a table / chairs in the front of the room and a separate area at the back which housed the wardrobe, basin and coffee maker. The room was very clean, bed comfortable and overall it was fairly quiet. The bathroom was basic, but very clean with good... More 

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