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“The pool and spa were a pleasant surprise as well...” 5 of 5 stars
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Vagabond Inn Exec Los Banos
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   20 W Pacheco Blvd, Los Banos, CA 93635   |  
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Ranked #2 of 9 hotels in Los Banos
Riverside, California
1 review
“The pool and spa were a pleasant surprise as well...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Excellent hotel room!
My wife and I were traveling up north to San Francisco, and we stopped in Los Banos for an overnight and were pleasantly surprised by the decor and overall hotel layout. The rooms are spacious and we slept great. Hotel staff was courteous and helpful.
Free Wi-Fi and breakfast in the morning were great pluses.
The pool and spa were a pleasant surprise as well...

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Managerlb, General Manager at Vagabond Inn Exec Los Banos, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review for our hotel.
It is a “pleasure” to serve you. Our staff is always “ready”, and “willing” to help our guests’.
We look forward to seeing you again soon.
We do have plans for an elevator. We are going to be adding additional rooms to our property, when this happens an elevator will also be installed.

Best regards,
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Fontana, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Had our family reunion in Dos Palos our entire family stayed in the Vagabond we were taken care in every way. Very nice pool, nice free breakfast and the rooms are spacious and very clean. Staff were very polite and friendly.

  • Stayed May 2013, 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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Managerlb, General Manager at Vagabond Inn Exec Los Banos, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time out to write this review.
It is wonderful that you were able to attend your family reunion.
We are honored that you chose our hotel for your stay.
We hope to see you back real soon!

Best regards,
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San Francisco, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

My nonprofit organization takes students on college trips. On our trip down to Los Angeles from the Bay Area a big rock hit our charter bus' windshield leaving us off the side of the 5 highway with 50 teenagers. We called around and found the Vagabond Inn Exec with enough availability for us.

When we got there, 20 minutes later, they were setting everything up for us. Danielle at the front desk got our key cards situated and was able to accommodate enough rooms for our male students on the second floor and all of our female students on the first floor. We were able to get our students to calm down after the little ordeal on the road and into their rooms.

After putting them to bed, the staff met in the breakfast area to rearrange our project plan for the remainder of the trip. Danielle came to us and asked what time we'd want breakfast so that she could alert the morning staff - this way we had everything we needed so we could get back on the road in the morning - and it also helped her other guests out by ensuring that items would be restocked after we left. As you can imagine, 50 teenagers can go through a lot of food.

Overall, a great experience. Danielle let us know that it was the first time she had taken care of a large group. She did a great job - especially since she only had a 20-minute notice before we arrived!!

Room Tip: They have an indoor pool on the first floor, at the end of the hallway on the first floor. We didn...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Managerlb, General Manager at Vagabond Inn Exec Los Banos, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
On behalf of our entire hotel staff, I want to “Thank You” for taking the time to write a review on our hotel.
We are so happy you and your group arrived safely to our hotel.

It was a "pleasure" accommodating all of you.

We hope that you will visit us again sometime.

All the Best!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

When we head north or south on I 5, we usually choose to make a short side trip off the freeway to Los Banos. Los Banos is typical small town USA, suffering economically a bit, but still a charming little place. This hotel is an excellent choice. The rooms are clean and spacious, the pool and jacuzzi attractive and well maintained. The room rates are excellent value. The staff are helpful and friendly. We sleep well here. It's quiet and comfortable

Room Tip: facing away from the parking lot is quiet
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Managerlb, General Manager at Vagabond Inn Exec Los Banos, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
On behalf of our entire hotel staff, I want to “Thank You” for taking out some time to write a review on our hotel. We strive to be number one at customer service.
We look forward to seeing you back soon!

Sincerely,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013 via mobile

We've stayed here frequently over the last couple years on our way to the coast. We learned they had jacuzzi rooms so decided to make this our destination this trip. We spent a couple days exploring the San Luis NWR. And had a great and relaxing time and didn't break the bank! They did upgrade the TV system which is great, but I do miss the DVD players.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 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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Managerlb, General Manager at Vagabond Inn Exec Los Banos, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review for our hotel.
It is a “pleasure” to serve you. Our staff is always “ready”, and “willing” to help our guests’.
We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Best regards,
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Oakland, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Staying at the Vagabond-Inn Executive in Los Banos was the best choice we could have made. Danielle provided excellent customer service to our staff and students. The hotel was clean and the check-in process was quick and organized.

  • Stayed March 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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Managerlb, General Manager at Vagabond Inn Exec Los Banos, responded to this review, April 9, 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a "nice" review.
We are so glad that we were able to accommodate you and your students.
Thank you for your "great" comments about staff member.
We "love" hearing about their accomplishments!
Thanks again, and if you're ever in our area, please stop by.
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San Francisco, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

This is a solid mid grade hotel, a big step up from budget, and a really nice property. It is definitely worth the (less than 10-minute) drive off highway 5 to save $30 compared to the Santa Nella options which are not as nice.

Check-in was friendly and efficient. The room was very clean, no bugs or weird smells, and the amenities included shampoo, conditioner, lotion, makeup remover, fridge, microwave, hair dryer, and coffee maker. The TV was older, not a big flat-screen, but it worked fine and there was a DVD player hooked up to it which was great as the kids wanted to watch their own movies. We got 35 or 40 channels on regular reception as well. There are energy-efficient touches throughout the hotel, especially motion sensor lights and an actual thermostat. My only complaint is that the light in the bathroom flickered for several seconds before turning on, but this was probably related to the automatic lighting or the energy-efficient bulbs in use.

The room was spacious with a king-size bed plus a pull-out couch, small desk, table, nightstand, entertainment center with chest of drawers, and a coffee table. All that fit into the room without feeling cramped. There is a funky taqueria across the street, and several fast food restaurants, a family-style Italian place and a 7-11 very near.

The best part was the pool. It's in a giant indoor area with nice murals, a jacuzzi, and an adjacent workout room. Quiet time starts at 10pm but you are allowed to be in the pool 24 hours a day. The water was nice and balmy, probably too warm for lap swimming, and the jacuzzi was comfortable for my little ones. We loved the pool and made great use of it, as did several other families while we were there. The pool made our stay a mini-vacation, even though we were just stopping off for the night on our way home.

Overall, I was very happy with our stay and would recommend this hotel as a great value to anyone who needs a stopoff in the area.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Managerlb, General Manager at Vagabond Inn Exec Los Banos, responded to this review, April 5, 2013
Thank you so much for the "GREAT" review. We appreciate your time for doing this.
This will help other people make that decision of venturing off the I-5 a little bit.
We are getting new flat screen tv's by the end of April. So when you come back to visit
we will have over 100 channels and nice brand new tv's!
Thank you again and hope to see you back here soon!
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Address: 20 W Pacheco Blvd, Los Banos, CA 93635
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Location: United States > California > Los Banos
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Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 9 hotels in Los Banos
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Vagabond Inn Exec Los Banos 2.5*
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