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“Convenient to USC, friendly, but run-down” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Vagabond Inn Los Angeles at USC

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Vagabond Inn Los Angeles at USC
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   3101 S. Figueroa st, Los Angeles, CA 90007   |  
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Ranked #97 of 328 Hotels in Los Angeles
Darien, Illinois
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“Convenient to USC, friendly, but run-down”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We recently stayed in a family suite while our daughter visited USC. It was a quick 10 minute walk to campus. The free parking is very convenient. We enjoyed the swimming pool and found the staff friendly and helpful. However, the room was quite run-down. The air conditioner was loud but worst of all, only the main room is air conditioned, not the extra bedroom, so the door had to be left open. The TV had poor reception, especially for the lower numbered channels (which were the local channels). The shower was great with good hot water, and the beds were comfortable. We also noted stains in the carpet, but everything else was clean. Overall, we thought it was a reasonable value but it would be nicer with some improvements.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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vilausc, General Manager at Vagabond Inn Los Angeles at USC, responded to this review, August 5, 2014
Dear John B,

Thank you for your recent stay and for taking the time to review us. We are glad overall you had a wonderful stay. We are happy to hear our staff was helpful and pleasant. I apologize for any inconvenience you may have encountered through out your stay. Hopefully soon you will see changes to property. At the moment there is planning for upgrade to rooms. Next time you are in town and need a place to stay hopefully you stay with us.

Sincerely, Joana Zendejas!
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Rating summary
  • 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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Santa Cruz, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Although we were grateful for a semi-reasonably-priced hotel near USC so that we could walk to campus for our son's orientation and registration, we have to state that the Vagabond Inn room we stayed in needs improvement work. The tub faucet and shower handle had to be pounded forcefully back into place to stop water dripping, the A/C was inconveniently located at the back of the room rather than the front, wallpaper was peeling and mildew growing around the edge in the bathroom, which didn't have an exhaust fan for steam, and the carpet was stained. Tending toward "seedy" pretty much sums it up. I was also disappointed to see the lobby using Styrofoam cups for coffee (come on, be just a little more environmentally minded), and the OJ dispenser wasn't dispensing OJ, just orange-flavored water.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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vilausc, General Manager at Vagabond Inn Los Angeles at USC, responded to this review, August 5, 2014
Dear Sonya N,

Thank you for your recent stay. We value all of Guest's feedback and opinions. We apologize for the inconvenience you may have encountered through out your stay. There is currently a discussion about a possible renovation. In the near future if you stay with us and you are not satisfied with your room please notify us immediately so we may take care of the problem at the moment. Once again we apologize for the inconvenience we hope next time you are in town you give us a second chance. Thank you for bringing this is up to our attention.

Sincerely, Joana Z!
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San Leandro, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I am so impressed with Nazneen's professionalism. Nazneen made every effort to make sure I had a clean room at 12:30 PM (arriving early) and modestly stated, "This is my job." Sophie and Natalie was just as courteous and pleasant. Although the rooms are alittle run down the staff makes me come back again and again.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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vilausc, General Manager at Vagabond Inn Los Angeles at USC, responded to this review, August 5, 2014
Dear Chantisiena,

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. I am sure many other future Guest will also be thankful for sharing your experience with them. We are happy to hear you had a wonderful stay and that our staff keeps on bringing you back. We hope to see you soon!

Sincerely, Joana Zendejas-GM
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Zanesville, OH
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My son goes to usc so we have always tried to stay here,but usually it's booked. I would say it's a little like a Fairfield inn room. All the staff are very friendly and the property was very clean. My husband and son swam in the pool. Continental breakfast was served in the office, so it's best to bring it back to the room. Bagels and donuts of good quality. Coffee, lemonade, etc available all day. Bed was very comfortable. Fridge and micro in room. Free on site parking. Doors open to outside, so I would not feel comfortable staying there alone, but would definitely stay there again with family....classic motel.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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vilausc, General Manager at Vagabond Inn Los Angeles at USC, responded to this review, July 18, 2014
Dear Guest,


Thank you for your recent stay and taking part of your time to share your feedback.

We are glad you had a surprisingly good stay with us. All of the information we obtain from our Guest it is utilized to train and better our services. We hope in the near future you do not have any problems when making your reservations. We do recommend you book in advance.

Sincerely, Joana-General Manager!
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Los Angeles, California
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting the campus. Having booked the hotel last minute the check in process was very smooth and even traveling around at night despite the questionable neighborhood wasn't too worrisome. Considering the two star ranking this hotel is above average and worth giving a shot, especially if you just need a place to stay for a few nights, because of the spacious room and amenities.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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vilausc, General Manager at Vagabond Inn Los Angeles at USC, responded to this review, July 18, 2014
Dear Jos R,

Thank you for your recent stay.

We are happy to hear you had a successful stay and your expectations were met.

We hope in the near future if are within the area you remember us.

Sincerely, Joana- General Manager!
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I've stayed here many times. Nothing but good things to say! Nazneen was professional, patient, and courteous. And Maria (head of housekeeping?) was equally so. She even remembered me from my last stay. I would compare it favorably with the Bellagio in Las Vegas. Seriously.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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vilausc, General Manager at Vagabond Inn Los Angeles at USC, responded to this review, July 12, 2014
Dear John O,

Thank you for your recent stay. We are happy to hear you had a successful stay with us. We hope in the near future if you need a place to stay you think of us. Thank you!

Sincerely, Joana Zendejas-General manager!
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The lady who checked us in is named Nazneen and she is a beautiful person. The room is clean and there's a fridge, microwave, continental breakfast and a pool so we're happy. Also, it shares a parking lot with a noodle house and Nazneen was nice enough to tell us that we get a 10% discount as guests - we tried it and it works!

So if you like Thai food or pho or noodles, the Vagabond is a good choice

  • Stayed July 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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vilausc, General Manager at Vagabond Inn Los Angeles at USC, responded to this review, July 12, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your recent stay and for taking part of your busy schedule to share your feedback. We are happy to hear you had a wonderful stay. We appreciate the recognition you give to our staff as this motivates us to improve ad better our services. Hope next time you stay with I have the chance to meet you. Thank you!

Sincerely,

Joana Zendejas- General Manager
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Additional Information about Vagabond Inn Los Angeles at USC

Address: 3101 S. Figueroa st, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Location: United States > California > Los Angeles
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#71 Business Hotel in Los Angeles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Vagabond Inn Los Angeles at USC 2*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Vagabond Inn downtown Los Angeles (USC) hotel is Just one block from the USC campus and the Shrine Auditorium, home of the Emmy Awards, in the heart of Los Angeles.Also within a few miles is Downtown Los Angeles, L.A. LIVE is a one-of-a-kind entertainment campus, L.A. LIVE is a gunuine world-class sports and entertainment destination, Staples Center, LA Convention Center, Garment District and the Museum of Natural History, among other points of interest. Plan a visit to the nearby Universal Studios, Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm are just miles away ... more   less 
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