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“Clean and comfortable, not fancy” 4 of 5 stars
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Vagabond Inn - Glendale
120 W Colorado St., Glendale, CA 91204   |  
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Ranked #1 of 14 Hotels in Glendale
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28 hotel reviews
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“Clean and comfortable, not fancy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014 via mobile

I thought it was fine. The room was nicely updated in what is a traditional motel-style property, the bed is comfortable and TV and Internet worked as expected. Parking can be tight for all but compact vehicles. The location is great. It's very near The Americana at Brand, a walkable mall with plenty of good restaurants and shopping. That came in handy for breakfast, since the Vagabond's free breakfast is very basic, lacking tables. The coffee was pretty good and the pastries were fine. Fresh oranges and apples were a nice touch. I'd say it's more of a guy's quick-stay kind of property where all you really need is a place to sleep. And the price is reasonable.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Albert R, General Manager at Vagabond Inn - Glendale, responded to this review, January 18, 2014
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Thank you for sharing your experience in detail on Trip Advisor. We highly value your feedback because it enables us to further enhance our product and service to our guests. We hope to have you back soon.

Thank you,
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Locust Fork Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

My son and I stayed at the Vagabond Inn - Glendale while attending a football game at the rose bowl, We found the location to be excellent. It's in an upscale area next to 2 shopping malls, 1 indoor and 1 outdoor. It has easy access to the freeway. It's not far from the Rose bowl, Santa Anita horse track or most anything You'd want to do in the Hollywood northern L.A. area. The area feels safe. The rooms are clean and the beds are comfortable. The hotel itself is an older motel style with outside doors. The rooms are dated and are in need of some renovation and updating. Little things like wallpaper peeling from the bathroom walls are evident. The hotel really doesn't have any amenities. The breakfast is just Danishes, cereal, apples and oranges. They don't of course provide an airport shuttle, and I didn't see a fitness room which doesn't mean they don' t have one I just didn't see one. I'm just pointing these things out because I paid a rate of $122. That rate usually is paid for a hotel with at least some amenities. They don't have a triple A discount rate. I travel a lot and I can't remember the last time I stayed at a hotel that didn't have a triple A discount. That also are not a member of any airline rewards or any hotel rewards programs . They do have a card that if You stay 10 times You get a night free. In My opinion this a about a $69 a night hotel in a great location. I would recommend it at that price but I can't recommend it at the $122 I paid.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 2 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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Albert R, General Manager at Vagabond Inn - Glendale, responded to this review, January 13, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor. We highly appreciate your thorough feedback which I like to respond. First, currently we are renovating our rooms. Second, we offer free continental breakfast, internet, and free parking. Third, we do offer AAA discount, however, on certain dates our discounted rates are not available. Fourth, on Trip Advisor we are 3 out 14 in the Glendale area.

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Albert Rostomyan
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Sacramento, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We stayed at this hotel during our trip to see the Rose Bowl Game. We were pleased with the clean modest room - for the money - excellent value! King Size bed was very comfortable. Great staff! Great location - walking distance to all kinds of shopping and restaurants. I would stay there again.

Room Tip: We stayed on the 3rd floor so we could have the window open. AC does not get the room cool enough f...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Albert R, General Manager at Vagabond Inn - Glendale, responded to this review, January 7, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your great stay on Trip Advisor. We are delighted that you had a wonderful stay at our hotel and we are anxiously waiting for your next trip.

Thank you,
Albert Rostomyan
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Lakewood, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We stayed here for the Rose Parade/Rose Bowl activities and could not have been more pleased with the value. Clean, safe with spacious enough rooms, comfortable beds and essential amenities (flat screen TV, coffee maker, mini fridge...even a simple continental breakfast with local pastries). It is dated in style, and doors that open to the outside, but well maintained and clean.

It is across the street from the backside of the beautiful Americana at Brand life style center with great restaurants, huge fountain and high end shops like Tiffanys and Barney's of NY. You get there by walking down a well lit alley with a security guard. This asset was a total surprise....Nordstrom, Bloomingdales and Target are also all within 2 easy walking blocks.

Add easy access to and from Pasadena and it was the perfect spot for our stay.

Room Tip: We liked being on the top, third, away from ground floor comings and goings of the parking lot.. Th...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Albert R, General Manager at Vagabond Inn - Glendale, responded to this review, January 7, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience on Trip Advisor. We highly value your detailed feedback regarding our property. We hope to have you back soon at our hotel in the near future.

Thank you,
Albert Rostomyan
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Detroit, Michigan
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Years ago, this block was probably on the skids. But, there now is a beautiful outdoor mall DIRECTLY across the street, if you cut thru the unmarked sidewalk along the edge of Nordstrom's. This makes for a great location because one can stroll, enjoy good restaurants, cafes and a big book store. Also, next door to the hotel is Foxy's diner which is great for breakfast (adjacent in the other direction is a liquor store and a late night--24hrs?--Japanese fast food joint). Down at the end of the block is a Target store for all your forgotten travel needs, and a bit further is a late night taqueria. In other words, you can walk around rather than drive, if you wish. The hotel folks are very nice and the rooms are quite adequate (nothing fancy).

Room Tip: The upper floors probably have less parking lot noise (not that it is bad on the first floor).
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Albert R, General Manager at Vagabond Inn - Glendale, responded to this review, December 31, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience on Trip Advisor. We highly appreciate your feedback because it enables us to further enhance our product and service to our guests.
In regards to the sidewalk, upon completing the new Nordstrom, they have a marked sidewalk with a traffic signal.

Thank you,
Albert Rostomyan
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Limerick, Ireland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Stayed here for 2 nights when we first arrived into LA. It's a perfect spot to explore the things we wanted to do. Location is great and has two malls pretty much beside it. Parking off the street is perfect. The rooms were basic but great, comfortable beds, good shower, everything we needed! Would stay here again if we were over that direction!

Room Tip: top floor is quieter
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Albert R, General Manager at Vagabond Inn - Glendale, responded to this review, December 2, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience on Trip Advisor. We are delighted that you had a great stay at our property. We hope to have you back at our hotel in the near future.

Thank you,
Albert Rostomyan
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Cedar Grove, New Jersey
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

I want to command all the team at the front desk, especially Albert, George and Marily... As well as all the cleaning ladies, working hard and always with a smile to deliver.. Breakfast is simple but good. Location is great, across from the Galleria Mall, next to a great diner...
And finally, the price is excellent for what is offered.

Room Tip: As always away from the street and away from the elevator..
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Albert R, General Manager at Vagabond Inn - Glendale, responded to this review, November 25, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for sharing your wonderful experience on Trip Advisor. We are delighted that you had a great stay at our hotel. We appreciate your business and are anxiously waiting for your next stay at our property.

Thank you,
Albert Rostomyan, GM
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Additional Information about Vagabond Inn - Glendale

Address: 120 W Colorado St., Glendale, CA 91204
Location: United States > California > Glendale
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 14 Hotels in Glendale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Vagabond Inn in Glendale is located right in the heart of Downtown, within short walking distance to the Americana at Brand and the Glendale Galleria, as well as a number of restaurants and other entertainment options.Plan a visit to the nearby Universal Studios and save with our convenient packages. Within minutes you can be at ABC and NBC studios, Dodger Stadium, Burbank, Hollywood and many nearby corporations. ... more   less 
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