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Vagabond Inn Ventura

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756 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Pomona, California
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6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Vagabond has so much going for it: a cute little coffee shop with friendly waitresses, easy walking access to the beach and to downtown Ventura, nice pool and spa and resonable rates! However after visiting over the last couple of years over 4 times, I notice: cockroaches in the rooms, stains on ceilings and walls indicating water damage from above,... More 

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Hesperia, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoy the old school feel of this hotel and have returned several times. The front desk is very helpful and the jacuzzi/pool area is clean. It was quiet even with construction going on and we could walk to the overpass bridge to watch the sunset from the pier. Very enjoyable. We had a small problem with the cleaning staff... More 

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mventura, General Manager at Vagabond Inn Ventura, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We hope to see you here again soon! More 

Orange, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is an older property with small rooms. They are generally well maintained. Staff was super nice. Our bed was in great shape. They have a pool and it can get noisy around there. OH, and the train runs right behind the property as it does several motels along Thompson street. They have an adequate Continental breakfast in the lobby... More 

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mventura, General Manager at Vagabond Inn Ventura, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing us! More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked 2 rooms for overnight stay en route to LA. Undergoing renovation at the moment, so still some work being done when we arrived around 4:30 pm until around 6pm. Room a bit dated but adequate with comfortable beds and pillows. Good shower, large fridge. Be aware - train tracks run directly behind the motel with trains BLASTING their horns... More 

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mventura, General Manager at Vagabond Inn Ventura, responded to this review

Once a year, there is an All Bread Dog Show at the Fairgrounds. It is always on 4th of July weekend. There are usually not so many dogs here, but this weekend is the exception. More 

Rosamond, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Was a nice change for to have a separate kids room,will be going back. The same name restaurant next door was a great place to eat.The location was in a nice area and was in walking distance of the beaches, and main street.

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mventura, General Manager at Vagabond Inn Ventura, responded to this review

I'm so happy to hear your stay with us was a good one and that you will come again. Many people fish off of the Pier across the street. I don't think you need a fishing license for that. More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The location of the hotel itself is great. Within walking distance to the pier. However I gave it two stars because the room itself was pretty disgusting. Stains on the sheets, hair on the towels, I was scared to walk on the floor. I called the lobby to complain and got nothing but attitude. I will not be staying here... More 

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mventura, General Manager at Vagabond Inn Ventura, responded to this review

I'm sorry I didn't get a chance to talk to you. I was out of town during your stay, but in any case, you should have been given a different room. If we find a room in bad condition, it is our policy to put the room out of order until it can be cleaned properly. I'm sorry for your... More 

Guadalupe, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The room was older. The Vagabond offered free Wifi but my phone was never able to connect, I called the front desk and I was told the inn was sold out that might be a reason, which was no help. The place was right down the street from the beach and the venue for our concert.

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mventura, General Manager at Vagabond Inn Ventura, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. We have an internet support line, you should have been given the number. I will talk to the staff about this. More 

Palmdale, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Always stay here when I'm in Ventura! Brought my dog Spot this time and he enjoyed it as well, only $10 extra charge for Spot! They have changed the check in time from 3pm to 4pm and when we arrived at 3:50 our room was not cleaned and we could not get into it until 4:30. Also they are remodeling... More 

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mventura, General Manager at Vagabond Inn Ventura, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. Yes, check-in time is 4 and check out is noon. We can usually accommodate a later check out if need be by an hour or so. More 

Ozark, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

This is a must go. very friendly staff clean close to beach, and Gary and Juanita are super. Ventura is a dog frienly city perfect for me. Hotel is close to shopping, walk to beach, post office everything you need is very close to you Joes Crab shack is just down the road, also beach front cafe.

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mventura, General Manager at Vagabond Inn Ventura, responded to this review

Thank you! I'll let Gary and Juanita know that they are super! (And they are!) More 

San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Room was comfortable Jacuzzi was to dirty to use. check in was horribly slow check in was horribly slow check in was horribly slow check in was horribly slow check in was horribly slow check in was horribly slow check in was horribly slow check in was horribly slow check in was horribly slow check in was horribly slow check... More 

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mventura, General Manager at Vagabond Inn Ventura, responded to this review

I'm sorry about the slow check-in. We should have had another person to help. A marathon was going on over Memorial Day Weekend, and everyone was trying to check in early. Some people had groups of rooms, but they all wanted to pay separately, so that took more time as well. We are going to print out everyone's registration cards... More 

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