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“Decent rooms for a decent price” 3 of 5 stars
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Vagabond Inn Bishop
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1030 N. Main St, Bishop, CA 93514   |  
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Ranked #7 of 21 Hotels in Bishop
Los Angeles, California
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“Decent rooms for a decent price”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

I recently had a decent one night stay here. Check in/out was relatively easy. Continental breakfast had small selection of items. Only complaint would be bed mattresses were way too soft. Other than that, good location and value.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sam1982Pat, General Manager at Vagabond Inn Bishop, responded to this review, January 11, 2013
Thank you Carolinelomeli for sharing your experience at our property. It is disappointing to hear that your stay was only decent, as we aim to beat and exceed any expectations of our guests. We have made some improvements to our property and will continue to make upgrades to our rooms. Next time you stay in Bishop, give us a call at the front desk to make your reservation and we will do our best to find you room with a firmer mattress. We hope you will visit us again soon.
Sincerely, Sam-Manager at Vagabond Inn Bishop.
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Stayed here for two nights while exploring Mammoth Lakes and Yosemite.

Room was nothing special, there was some wear, but it was clean. Staff were helpful, breakfast was OK - pretty much the same as most other hotel free breakfasts.

Offered good value.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sam1982Pat, General Manager at Vagabond Inn Bishop, responded to this review, January 11, 2013
Hello Scott,
Thank you so much for your review on our property. We are happy to see that you felt our hotel was a good value, offering you a place to use as your HQ. We recognize that our hotel has seen some wear and are currently in the process of completing some upgrades to our rooms. We hope you will come back and visit us, as well as experiencing the comfort of our upgrades.
We hope to see you soon!
Sincerely, Sam-Manager at Vagabond Inn Bishop.
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012 via mobile

Having planed for a year a 12 day trip with my 87 yr old dad who wanted to ride a train from Carson City to Virginia City. We rented a travel trailer from a local co. in Tucson, AZ. Close to the end of our 2nd day out, the trailer broke an axel and from then on out we were left with staying at hotels as we tried to "make the best of what we got...."
This is the first hotel we stayed at. Being labor day weekend the town was pretty much booked and there were few rooms left.
Positives: there was a grilling area at the pool and we were able to grill some of the food we had brought for camping. The room was a nice size. I didn't see any bugs! The room didn't smell funky!
(I'm tying to find some good here... Zeesh) The breakfast was okay.. The coffee was good.
Negatives: There was a huge stain on the ceiling from what looked like water leaking in the upstairs bathroom. It covered the bathroom area out to the beds. The beds were very soft and I had a hard time sleeping as did my father.
If I had a choice... I would rather not stay here again. Especially at the price we paid.
The sad thing is as I write these reviews this motel did not end up being the worst of the ones we stayed at.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

The inn was fine for staying the night while traveling. The room was average in size and had some wear and tear. Though the carpet looked relatively new, it had a number of dark stains on it. The bed had hard pillows and was missing any kind of cover on the bottom mattress, which gave the bed a cheap, unfinished look (assume that was only temporary). Breakfast was basic continental. Easy walk to various restaurants, which was convenient. We enjoyed dinner at the Upper Crust Pizza, half a block away. The place was fine for convenience and a quiet night's sleep.

Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

This is a nice stop if you are on your way to Mammoth or other Sierra locations. The rooms are very modest, but very clean. Perfect spot to regroup and start next day's journey. They have a basic morning breakfast--also there is a Denny's restaurant adjacent to the hotel. The free wi-fi in the rooms was a nice extra perk.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

We stayed at the Bishop Vagabond Inn after a long drive through the Death Valley, before continuing our road trip through the Yosemite National Park. The hotel was very nice, overall the standard was a little bit higher than the other budget hotels on our trip, but the price was also a bit higher. The room wasn't perfectly new, but it was clean and well cared-for. We arrived very late at midnight, but the room was waiting for us, and the receptionist was very nice. There's a Denny's restaurant just next to the hotel, and guests get a discount (yet, the restaurant was just mediocre). The breakfast was better than expected. There's also an enjoyable swimming pool next to the parking lot area.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Vagabond Inn Bishop

Address: 1030 N. Main St, Bishop, CA 93514
Location: United States > California > Bishop
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 21 Hotels in Bishop
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Vagabond Inn Bishop 2*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
When looking for hotels in Bishop California, look no further than the Vagabond Inn Bishop. This Bishop hotel is ideal for those seeking adventure in rustic California, and is located a short distance from both Kings Canyon National Park and Sequoia Park. Additionally, our Bishop hotel is located off the US 395, near major fishing areas along the Owens Lake, skiing, horseback riding and hiking. We are well equipped for a quiet stay or your outdoor excursion; for your convenience, fish cleaning and freezing facilities, BBQ and RV parking are available on the property of our hotel in Bishop. For your more immediate dining needs, there is a Denny's restaurant, open 24-hours, on the premises. Relax in our swimming pool open from May to the end of October. Our rooms feature cable TV with HBO and wireless Internet access is now available in all rooms for your enjoyment. Enjoy the charm of this quaint town and relax in the comfort of our rooms. Need lodging in Bishop during Mule Days? This is the perfect place to stay. The hotel has undergone a freshening up in the last year. Freshly painted and landscaped, new patio furniture, as well as new bedspreads and linings. As always, we promise you our own brand of Western hospitality. Great Value, friendly people- it's how we do things. Amenities • Air Conditioning • BBQ Area • Free Continental Breakfast • Breakfast Area • Multilingual Staff • Business Center • Cable TV - Show Time and Movie Channel • Under 18yrs Stay Free w/ Parents • In-room Coffee & Tea Maker • 24Hrs. Front Desk • Dog Playground Area • Free Incoming Fax • In-Room Hair Dryer • Iron / Board in all rooms • Jacuzzi • Guest Laundry Facility • Microwave Oven in all rooms • Free Weekday Newspaper • Free Parking • Swimming Pool (All new furniture in 2010) • Free 24hr Coffee and Popcorn in Lobby • Refrigerator in all rooms • Free Local Phone Calls • Voicemail available • Wake up calls available • Free WiFi Internet AccessServices • Connecting Rooms Upon Request • Smoking Room Requested • Family Suite & Suites Available • ADA Accessible Rooms • Guest Laundry Facilities • Outgoing Fax Service (fee applies) • Pet Friendly Rooms ($15 per pet/day fee) • Rollaway upon request (fee applies) ... more   less 
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