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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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Barstow, California
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8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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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
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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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63 reviews 63 reviews
14 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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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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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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New Jersey
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58 reviews 58 reviews
20 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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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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