We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A massive nightmare” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Vagabond Inn Los Angeles at USC

Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
You added Vagabond Inn Los Angeles at USC to your Saves list
Vagabond Inn Los Angeles at USC
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   3101 S. Figueroa st, Los Angeles, CA 90007   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #100 of 324 Hotels in Los Angeles
San Francisco
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“A massive nightmare”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2005

I own my own company and had brought my staff and myself to LA for a convention down town. We really only used the hotel to sleep at.
We had to endure night after night noise of beligerent drunk people and children who were staying in the other rooms. I wasn't even able to use the pool because I felt unsafe about the neighborhood, and the other guests at the hotel.

Things were stolen out of our room, probably by housekeeping. Upon check out they accused us of stealing a cable box from the room. We were accused of being the ones who made all the noise, and told that we would be charged for things that were never even in our room to begin with.

When we refused to pay the large amount of money they claimed was the cost of the items, the manager became violent, threatened to call the police and charged our credit card anyway. I have never been treated like this by a hotel staff, and am considered a valued guest at other hotels.

The experience was so bad, I am now pressing charges against the hotel for fraud and harrasment . If you stay here, be prapared to loose sleep, be accused of crimes , lose valuable items that belong to you, and make sure to bring your lawyer.

  • Stayed July 2005, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 6
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

165 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (35)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
st. louis
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2005

My daughter and I stayed here visiting the University of Southern California (just down the street) based on a trip advisor review. Everything in the review was accurate. The hotel was not much to look at from the outside, but the rooms were clean, decently furnished, and a decent size. The beds were very comfortable, too. There was an Internet terminal in the office available for guests' use. I had no safety problems walking to and from the University during the day. Also, it was pleasant to jog around Exposition Park and the museums (across the street from USC) in the morning. I did not see many other joggers in the morning, but a lot of people seem to jog there after work. Given the rate I got, $85, I felt like it was a bargain for visiting USC, along with other downtown sights--Museum of Natural History, China Town, Olvera Street, the fashion district, etc.

  • Stayed March 2005
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 7
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
A TripAdvisor Member
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2005

We have a son at USC and have become frequent travelers to LA. We have stayed here, at the Radisson, and the Wilshire Grand as well. This is a budget hotel, motor court style, with decent beds. Fine Coffee shop, The Grinder, at the front. LAPD eats there alot and it is kinda nice having the police cars parked out front. Minimal continental breakfast offered- rolls, bagels, coffee, sunny delight.. You can walk to lots of other inexpensive resaturants both chain and locally run. Pool in the center adds a bit of charm. You are in the big city and will see street people that won't hassle you. It is a quick walk to USC. Football fans stay there on game days. There is such a lack of hotels near to USC that if you want to stay close to USC and the Radisson is full, you can at least have more money in your pocket for other fun things if you stay here. The desk help was professional. There is a computer terminal in the office, which is handy. Parking is free- a LA rarity.

Was this review helpful? Yes 24
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Vagabond Inn Los Angeles at USC? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Vagabond Inn Los Angeles at USC

Address: 3101 S. Figueroa st, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Location: United States > California > Los Angeles
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:
#62 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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Orbitz, Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Priceline, Odigeo and Tingo so you can book your Vagabond Inn Los Angeles at USC reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Vagabond Inn Los Angeles-Usc Hotel Los Angeles
Vagabond Hotel Los Angeles
Vagabond Hotel Figueroa

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Vagabond Inn Los Angeles at USC, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.