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“Good but not as good as last visit” 4 of 5 stars
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Vagabond Inn - Glendale
120 W Colorado St., Glendale, CA 91204   |  
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Ranked #2 of 14 Hotels in Glendale
Eccleshall, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Good but not as good as last visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

I visted again in April 2014 on another frequent trip to Southen California. I love this hotel however it lacked its star quailty of last year! The breakfast wasnt much and the walls are paper thin (The was a youth party next door) Although the hotel has its faults it also has brilliant staff and clean rooms and the location is great! Once again I would recomend this hotel.

Room Tip: 211, We were in that room last year
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 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, May 7, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor. Your feedback is very important to our company because it enable us to further enhance our product and service to our guests. We hope to have you back soon.

Thank you,
Albert Rostomyan
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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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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

This is the 3rd time I have stayed at the Vagabond Inn in Glendale. The staff members are very efficient, helpful and welcoming. The beds are extremely firm and comfortable. At the moment there is renovation going on,but, it never affected me as the workmen didn't start until 9am and finished by 5pm. The staff were always very helpful in finding a church, post office, dry cleaners etc. The location is right beside the Americana and just a short ride to downtown Los Angeles or Santa Monica or Venice Beach. My only "little" complaint is about the breakfast. Instead of those calorie laden and unhealthy sweet danishes, perhaps they could have muffins or bagels............much healthier! Other than that I would highly recommend this hotel as a base for a very enjoyable vacation

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Nuala O'Sullivan

Room Tip: There is no fitness centre at this location. With renovations on going the rooms are quieter on the...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
    • 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, May 7, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience on Trip Advisor. I'm delighted that we were able to meet and exceed your expectations. We are anxiously waiting for your next stay at our property.

Thank you,
Albert Rostomyan
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Henderson, Nevada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This hotel was great for our stay. We asked for an upstairs room towards the back and it was perfect. The location is very convenient to many things. The breakfast wasn't much but the coffee was good. We will stay here again.

Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Albert R, General Manager at Vagabond Inn - Glendale, responded to this review, March 31, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing experience on Trip Advisor. We are glad that you had a great stay at our property. In regards to our breakfast, we are in the planning stages of expanding our lobby and upon completion, we will expand our breakfast as well.

Thank you,
Albert Rostomyan
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Metuchen, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Have stayed there many times and each time it keeps getting better Albert and his staff makes you feel like you are part of the family. Their excellent service makes me return at least twice a year to this location and every time there is a new improvement, Can't wait to see what comes up next!

Carlos Buchbinder

Room Tip: It is right across the street from the Americana which is a shopping experience
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 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, March 28, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience at our hotel. We highly appreciate your business throughout the years, and we hope to see back soon in the near future.

Thank you,
Albert Rostomyan
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Hillsboro, OR
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127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We do not travel always looking for the cheapest place but we are frugal. I used Trip advisor to settle on this property and booked for 4 nights, worrying that the $100 per night rate meant the place was likely a rat trap. The Google Earth pictures of the surrounding property seemed to suggest the property was bedded into a ghetto. What a wonderful surprise to find out I was wrong on all counts. The property has some nearby neighbors that are a bit seedy but the Inn was directly across the street from a huge shopping, eating and movie complex called the Americana. The rooms are not perfect, our room had small tears in the vinyl wall covering with loose fabric around the mop board in the bathroom. But it had a comfortable bed, clean replaceable duvet covers, a full tub, lots of water pressure, mic, fridge, and coffee pot. The room was VERY clean and kept clean by the maids. Front desk staff were friendly, helpful and very informative. There are some postings about adjacent room noise and no individual room thermostats for specific room temps. We did not have a room noise issue for 3 of our 4 days, then had noisy neighbors one night. The walls are not unduly thin, but the neighbors were loud. The room was a little warmer than we generally like, but it was not a problem. Given the cleanliness, friendliness, proximity to LA and Griffith park and wonderful room rates this is a place we would well recommend.

Room Tip: ground floor away from the main street.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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, March 26, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for sharing your wonderful experience on Trip Advisor. We highly appreciate your feedback because it enable us to further enhance our product and service to our guests. We hope to have you back soon at our property in the near future.

Thank you,
Albert Rostomyan, GM
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Coming in our room it smells like a sewer. It looked clean but it stank. New carpets they said. Right. Probably bec they had a flood in here from the sewers.

We called to book and the guy who booked us said dogs are okay. And we know that was the specific number for that location according to their website. Trip advisor says place is pet friendly. Well here is what they said. They are NO LONGER pet friendly because they just changed the carpets. It's 50$ per dog. No buts no no nuts no coconuts. They printed out this thing saying not dog friendly for this specific hotel. Even after we told them we called. They have not figured out who we booked it with on the phone and /or admit the mistake was on their side. They refused to waive the pet fee. Lady upfront pretty much said well we can check you out. Oh really?! So they are kicking us out bec they made mistake. Too late to find another hotel. Our dogs have to stay in the car.

Coming back from meeting our friend we were reminded again about not letting our dogs in the room. So are we under surveillance now? Should we expect a check in he middle of the night?

We are a military family who have driven from Alaska to California and Vegas and have stayed at way nicer places that do not charge 50$ pet fee. This place is crappier than any places we have been. And I'm talking the most basic inns in interior Alaska.

We have two small dogs under 25 lbs. 100$ for them for a night stay at this hole is bs. At least the car won't stink like a sewer.

We were in a rush to meet someone. We really didn't have to book in Glendale specifically but to be dropped with 100$ pet fee is something else when it was not written or were we even informed about it before giving our credit card info.

So no. Don't book here pet or no pet. Their website is confusing. Big letters saying they are pet friendly and a seedy small print to check locations (we only found out about it after they started defending themselves) . Try the Days Inn instead. Yes it's close to everything but so are the other inns in the same area. Cheaper too. I don't think I'm being unfair with the assessment of this place. I'm sitting here writing the review wishing it wasn't too late to check out bec the smell is making me gag. Asked for a room change. They asked us how bad it is. Since the smell goes away ( bec you get used to it ugh. My husband did. I didn't) he gave an option for febreeze. Makes me think they know about the stench and no matter what room it is it will be the same. Hate this place. The town is a charmer but this inn is a stinker.

Stayed March 2014
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Albert R, General Manager at Vagabond Inn - Glendale, responded to this review, March 25, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor. I apologize that we did not meet your expectations. First, I'm sorry that you did not like the new carpet smell, however, we have to update our rooms in order to meet and exceed our guest expectations. Second, we changed our pet policy six months ago and every single employee at the hotel is familiar with our new rules. Lastly, our website clearly states that we do not allow pets at our property.

Thank you,
Albert Rostomyan, GM
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Bakersfield, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

The location to this hotel is very convenient to restaurants , the gallery mall is right across the street overall it was a very nice place to stay. I would recommend it to anyone. Comfortable bed, room very clean nice staff.

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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, March 12, 2014
Dear Guest,

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

Thank you,
Albert Rostomyan
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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 #2 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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