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Vagabond Inn San Luis Obispo

2.0 of 5 210 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
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San Bruno, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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63 reviews 63 reviews
14 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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50 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
2 reviews
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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71 reviews 71 reviews
47 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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New Jersey
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Certainly get what you pay for at this hotel. It is average for a budget hotel. The room was clean but ammenaties were sparse. Breakfast is coffee, juice, and some cold pastries. Not much, but there is a lot of options near by for breakfast. Front desk was helpful. Weekend rates are rather high for what you get, but could... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I could not afford to stay at the Madonna Inn, but wanted to enjoy dinner there and tour The San Luis Obispo Mission the next day. This Vagabond Inn Motel is right next door to the Madonna Inn and was a super reasonable price. The rooms are old, but there were no problems with any of the amenities. We enjoyed... More 

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Room smell was like a smoking room. Asked to change and I was told all rooms are non smoking and they would have the same smell. Not friendly front desk. Tried to obtain information about the city and she just gave me a map. Not courteous, rude. Price at booking.com was cheaper than front desk. She suggested me to use... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

this location is just outside the downtown area, which made it a little cheaper. it's surrounded by a denny's and other chain places, but you can walk to downtown SLO in 10 minutes. desk staff was courteous. the rooms were dated and worn but the bed was comfortable. there is a nice looking pool and hot tub. shower pressure was... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I was relocating for my job and stayed here while apartment hunting. It's a good price, a little run down. It is very hard to turn into the motel, very narrow. If you miss the turn ( which everyone does) you have to go down, make a u-turn, come back and make another u- turn. Breakfast is only a muffin... More 

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Address: 210 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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*
Number of rooms: 60
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