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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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Vagabond Inn San Luis Obispo

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Ranked #24 of 31 hotels in San Luis Obispo
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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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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Singapore, Singapore
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67 reviews 67 reviews
26 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 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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San Francisco, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

I've been staying at the Vagabond Inn, SLO, for years and it is a great place to stay in between San Francisco and Los Angeles. The property is well kept with a great Jacuzzi next to the pool. I really like the in-room coffee makers along with the microwave ovens and refrigerators. Vagabond Inns offer their "10th Night Free" program... More

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San Diego, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
29 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

We've been staying in various hotels in San Luis Obispo for years. On this stay, we waited until the last minute to book a hotel during Thanksgiving weekend and had a difficult time to reserving a room. The Vagabond had rooms available for $79 per night so we booked one. Pros: our room backed up against a mountain side and... More

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Santa Cruz, CA
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5 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Since I am usually just looking for a place to sleep and shower while returning from camping trips, my needs are basic. At the top of my price range, this, for me, is an excellent hotel. Staff is really informative and accommodating, bed was in good shape and comfortable, the bathroom clean (though the tub was missing a plug so... More

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Grosseto, Italy
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16 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 via mobile

This is a really nice place. The staff is very welcoming, the location is very practical (right out of 101), the room is clean and has everything we need. The hot jacuzzi is simply wonderful and open till 10 pm !! We still have to try the breakfast, but I wanted to write the review anyway.

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

For $72, I got a clean, comfy room, and seeing the hotel wasn't busy, I got a room set back away from the roadway and it was quiet and peaceful....the breakfast here ISNT..... Juice and packaged danishes and muffins are it but an IHOP and Denny's are on either side and a Starbucks, McDonald's and a Ralph's grocery store are... More

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london
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We thought that our room was a little "worn" and could do with some updating and maintenance. Our sink was blocked. The pool area was good. However the pool was too cold - although the hot tub was fine. Breakfast was quite basic and consisted of just pastries, juice and coffee which was laid out in the lobby. There was... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013 via mobile

We initially booked only one night here as we were a little hesitant given some of the reviews, and the great price we booked the room for. The motel is cheap and basic, but if you are just looking for somewhere to out your head down at night then this place is just the ticket. We were impressed with our... 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
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #24 of 31 hotels in San Luis Obispo
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Hotel Class:2 star — Vagabond Inn San Luis Obispo 2*
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