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Vagabond Inn San Luis Obispo

2.0 of 5
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210 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at the vagabond inn on Monday. I will say this, it's OK for one night, because they don't have any new furniture. The bed didn't have fitted sheets and the toilet didn't work well. Noise from upstairs was all night. I will think about it, before I stay again

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Kansas City, Missouri
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My company VP showed up at 10pm last night for his reservation and they said his reservation was not a guaranteed booking and gave his room to someone else and now they were booked full up. I booked that room. I used a Amex card to reserve that room. I have a confirmation number guaranteeing that room. Best guess is... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at this hotel on a Saturday night in June. The room was smelly and disgusting, like something one would expect in an area frequented by prostitutes and addicts, yet it was next door to the beautiful Madonna Inn. The carpet was dirty and the bed sheets looked like they had been slept on. The telephone, clock and TV remote... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Old motel. Hundred dollars a night for 2 people in 2 Queens. Cheap linens AirConditioning didnt work well, tho in SLO you dont really need it. Came w continental breakfast that does not include butter. Rusty sink, musty smell. Booked it thru Booking.com, 2 days before we went. It was considerably than anything else around. You need a car for... More 

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Whittier, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This hotel definitely needs updating and more care. The rooms were dirty, there was a blood stain on the sheets, the mattresses were horribly lumpy and badly made, the air conditioner didn't work, the blow-dryer was ancient and filthy, the microwave didn't even have a bottom rotating piece! Something is very wrong here. either the owners are just using the... More 

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rashmi829, Guest Relations Manager at Vagabond Inn San Luis Obispo, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay at the Vagabond inn over this past weekend, yes indeed we had very muggy conditions in weather, that were out of our control, that were caused by the tropical storm from the Baja coast, and were dealt with thunder storms , high wind and severe rain and hot humid temps.... More 

Vancouver,BC
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Even though it was not expensive, I did not enjoy any part of my stay at this inn. I suppose the feeling was started when we drove up. Instead of walking in to a lobby and talking to someone, we had to stay outside (the lobby area was locked) and talk through a small window similar to those found at... More 

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Palos Verdes Estates, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Old, dirty room. Poop on the grass in front of the room. TV didn't work. Uncomfortably warm in the room. Could hear water running loudly from other rooms. Said we could get a refund for the second night in the morning. When we came back in the morning they said we couldn't get a refund. Little to no customer service.... More 

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San Francisco, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I would never stay here. Ever. I arrived at 10:30am, having made my reservation 6 hours earlier. The hotel clerk lied and said booking.com software made a mistake. And wouldn't offer me any help finding a room other than telling me to call booking.com. The hotel has obviously found a way to overbook to hedge against cancellations. I've used booking.com... More 

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rashmi829, Guest Relations Manager at Vagabond Inn San Luis Obispo, responded to this review

Dear Booking.com guest, The hotel did not lie about your reservation and can be confirmed by booking.com. Yes indeed there was a booking server malfunction at no fault of the hotel, please know these things to occur in a tech savvy world. More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

After camping on the beach I wanted to spend a night in a room, so I went to the vagabond inn. The first thing that I saw when I went to check in was a customer ,who tried to check in but they wouldn't help her. I didn't like that, but I stayed only one night and that was enough.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We hadn't booked a hotel in this location and happened at this hotel. Despite there being just the two of us we were offered the remaining room with 3 beds but at a single bed price so we took it. The hotel had a vintage aspect but was clean with a great A/C unit. The bed was comfortable and there... More 

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