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“Right over the water” 4 of 5 stars
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Vagabond Inn Executive SFO Airport
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1640 Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, CA 94010   |  
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Ranked #10 of 12 Hotels in Burlingame
Hayward, California, USA
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15 hotel reviews
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“Right over the water”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Pay a little more for a bay view and watch the planes land.
With the pronounced tide in that portion of the bay, a view of the City (when its clear!) and the San Mateo Bridge it is a nice place to stay. Better views frankly than some of the more pricy hotels near by. Complimentary breakfast is simple but good. Internet and cable are free, no parking charges, local restaurants. Elephant bar has a happy hour (Late on weekends) every day.
No frills, but very pleasant. I enjoy my stays there, and was pleased to find that they offer a free stay with every 10 days you stay. Better than many hotel packages.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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mburlingame, Manager at Vagabond Inn Executive SFO Airport, responded to this review, July 24, 2014
Thank you for your review. We appreciate all the good feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We'll see you next time you're in the SFO area.

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Krum, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We stayed here so we could be close to the airport and car rental return. The staff was very helpful, printed my boarding passes for me, restaurant recommendations, etc. The room was old but clean and comfortable. The only problem we had was the room was seriously stuffy/warm and the AC wouldn't come on because the entire hotel was set on heat. Rooms could not be controlled individually, the front desk was apologetic, brought us a fan which we put in on open window and this immediately cooled the room down. We weren't thrilled, but they were so nice it was difficult to be frustrated, we slept great. The continental breakfast was free and had a decent variety of items. We would stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oakville, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I stayed for 1 night for my flight in early morning.

It was okay. 3 mins from Airport. the Area is not livable and little dark but it's okay I guess. Nothing special about my room. generally clean and bad restrooms. Breakfast is nothing but a bunch of juice machines and bagel. Loved the free shuttle. it serves the purpose I guess.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Stockton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We had a bayview room. This room faced the bay and the airport. It was surprisingly quiet considering how close we were to the airport. Awesome views both day and night. The room was very clean, bed was soft, fridge in room, coffee and tea available in lobby all hours of the day.

Breakfast was free and had a wide variety of food and juices. Free WIFI. Definitely on my list of hotels to look for and book in the future.

Room Tip: Ask for bayview on 3rd floor.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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mburlingame, Manager at Vagabond Inn Executive SFO Airport, responded to this review, July 2, 2014
We appreciate the great feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and some of the amenities we have to offer. We hope to see you on your next trip to the San Francisco area.

Eli Jimenez
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Houma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Stayed here for a nite, very friendly staff,answered all questions we had about our trip to san francisco, gave good suggestions. Hotel looked a little older but room was really decent. We had two queen beds and had lots of room for two ladies. Beds and pillows were really comfy, think it was a down comforter, looked new. The view was amazing to us, looked over the bay. Can see planes coming and going. May be a lil noisy to some but we didn't mind. One negative was the ac seemed like it wasn't working properly, we didn't complain we actually left the sliding glass Windows somewhat open an was cool enough to sleep thru the nite. ( 1st week in march) With it only being us 2 ladies we did feel safe there!

Room Tip: If possible request or pay for a room with bay view
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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mburlingame, Manager at Vagabond Inn Executive SFO Airport, responded to this review, June 26, 2014
Thank you for your review. We appreciate the good feedback and are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Our AC unit is an older central system, if it is cold outside it will be heat in the room.

Eli Jimenez
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Merced, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Our daughter dropped us off here for our early morning flight as I didn't want her to have to battle the commuter traffic. My first impressions were good. The front desk was friendly and we got checked in easily. The room was a little small but the vanity area had a long counter which is great when a couple must share the space. The room looked clean and the carpeting appeared fairly new with no spots or stains. It's right next door to an Elephant Bar if you are without transportation. My one complaint with the bedding were the pillows, one seemed to be stuffed with pieces of foam and the other was lumpy and hard. With the more than firm bed and awful pillows, I had a hard time getting to sleep. Staying asleep is another matter. The walls are very thin so you may hear your neighbors in their rooms and/or walking by and socializing. There is also traffic noise from the nearby freeway and some noise from the planes coming in to land (the airport is very close). The shower was easy to operate with plenty of hot water but the towels very tired. The shuttle picked us up before the breakfast started at 6:00 am so I didn't get a chance to sample. Honestly, I would consider staying here again but I would look first for other options.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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mburlingame, Manager at Vagabond Inn Executive SFO Airport, responded to this review, June 26, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We appreciate all the feedback. We apologize for our pillows not being so comfortable. We have begun the process of replacing most pillows in our rooms.

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Address: 1640 Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, CA 94010
Location: United States > California > Burlingame
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 12 Hotels in Burlingame
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Vagabond Inn Executive SFO Airport 2.5*
Number of rooms: 93
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