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“This place was terrible, do not stay here!!!” 1 of 5 stars
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Vagabond Inn Bakersfield North
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   6100 Knudsen Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93308   |  
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Ranked #26 of 57 Hotels in Bakersfield
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“This place was terrible, do not stay here!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Our first room reeked of smoke. So we moved all our stuff to a second room in another building and the smell was not much better - seems they just use perfume to try and mask the smell. Then after that we get a phone call asking if we took the duvet off the first bed - why would we take a duvet that clearly reeks of smoke and is ugly into the bargain? As for the so called 'high speed internet' - it barely worked and we were right above reception. Check out is at 11am, but the cleaner was knocking so loudly on everyone's doors at 9am that it seemed like something must be wrong.

This is a major truck stop. Maybe it's good for that - breakfast starts at 2am, but for the average traveller, stay somewhere else!!!!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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vagabondinnsouth, Manager at Vagabond Inn Bakersfield North, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We appreciate your honesty and hope that you will give us another opportunity to serve you in the future. We are sincerely sorry for the issues you experienced during your stay. We will definitely look into these things and handle them in the proper order.

Thank you again,
Jackie Mooers
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012 via mobile

I am frequently in Bakersfield for business, and I always stay at the Vagabond North. I have had nothing but good experiences and the staff is very accommodating, especially Joanne at the front desk. She is always willing to go the extra step, I hope management reads this and gives her the acknowledgment she deserves.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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vagabondinnsouth, Owner at Vagabond Inn Bakersfield North, responded to this review, December 17, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We appreciate your input and we will make sure that our employees and Johanna get see your review. Johanna will be rewarded.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

Great if your a Trucker. Lots of truck parking, all paved. Book in advance ask for the main building. rooms get worse in the other seperate building(I was in 3 rooms during my stay). Old school TV's . Nothing over 19" from the 80's,but do have 4 HBO channels. Continenltal breakfast was below average. Staff were very nice. Make sure if you book in... let them know your not a local !!! Lots of locals live here for months at a time and are not well liked by the staff.
Burger King, Quisnos subs, Taco Bell, Jack in the box all walking distance. Nice Mexican Resturaunt and Cafe also next door. The Best is the Hodel Buffet across the street ! OMG the best Buffet I have ever had. It's always jam packed. Great price 2.There is also a Vons(Safeway) walking distance.
Big Advice.... Do not take your socks off in the room. Your feet will be black ! Burn your your socks at check out

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

We stayed for 1 night during our trip to Death Valley. I must say its a traveller friendly hotel and very good for a short stay. The room is spacious and the hotel is very close to freeway. The morning breakfast is decent . This hotel is also located nearby many convenient store and restaurants. I would recommend this hotel for short trips.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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vagabondinnsouth, Owner at Vagabond Inn Bakersfield North, responded to this review, September 14, 2012
Thank you for your comment. We appreciate your input. We are glad we where able to meet your needs and hope to see you in the near future.
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012 via mobile

Creepy and dirty! Carpet in the room was sticky. Girl at the front desk had her friends hanging out and they were not of the highest caliber...should have turned around and walked out but it was late and we needed to get to bed. Sleazy people were hanging around, I didn't feel safe. Continental breakfast is served but you are not allowed to take it back to your room. Stupid. Never again.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Camarillo, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

After having one good night and one bad night at the south Bakersfield location I decided to try this location. Also, it's closer to downtown where I needed to be. The room was a typical budget motel hotel room but it was clean and well equipped. There are a couple of restaurants, a Starbucks,and a 7-Eleven within walking distance.

My only complaint is there there is quite a bit of noise from the nearby freeway. However, I can generally ignore noises that are monotonous so I was able to sleep through it. If you're looking for an acceptable and cheap motel near downtown Bakersfield I can definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2011

This is a slightly below average motel. This is a trucker/working mans place. Got woken up by the big rig outside my window starting up at 5am. Bring ear plugs and your own towel, the ones provided are like sandpaper. The bed was OK, but you can't get an extra pillow from housekeeping because they don't have any to spare. The rooms are worn, but clean. No coffee maker, hair dryer, iron, any of that stuff. On the up side, for breakfast, they have a waffle maker in the lobby (but you have to bring your own butter). Also, the staff is nice and there's a great buffet just across the street.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Vagabond Inn Bakersfield North

Address: 6100 Knudsen Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93308
Location: United States > California > Bakersfield
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 57 Hotels in Bakersfield
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Vagabond Inn Bakersfield North 2*
Number of rooms: 154
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Vagabond Inn Bakersfield North hotel is perfectly located near Highway 99, Highway 58 and I-5 making it a perfect rest stop for anyone passing through Bakersfield. Our newly renovated rooms feature a 32" LCD TV's, mini refrigerator, microwave, and coffee pot. Complimentary high speed wi-fi allow you to stay connected online and check email for business. ... more   less 
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