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Vagabond Inn San Luis Obispo
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   210 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405   |  
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Ranked #26 of 31 Hotels in San Luis Obispo
Los Osos, California
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Just okay”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

We had a suite,and it certainly was NOT worth the money! Parking lot was super dirty. Pool was clean, but not heated at all. Spa worked okay, but filthy. Room was big, but bed was horribly uncomfortable! Shower, as in any hotel it seems, had no pressure and hot water was only intermittent. No continental breakfast worth mentioning. It was a convenient location, across the street from grocery store. Not that sure if we would go back there or not....bathtub had dirt in it, and towels had stains. Couch in our room was also very uncomfortable and tv was placed so that we could not watch it from our bed.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Santa Ana, California
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6 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

The Vegabond Inn is just ok. It is near the 101 highway so it is convenient for travelers and is about 10 miles from Pismo Beach. I booked the hotel online and paid over $150 per night. It is worth half that. Breakfast should not be listed on the website as all they had were a few apples and some muffins and coffee. Room was ok. Water pressure in the shower is very good. It's a good place to stop for the night, other than that I would not stay there for an extended time.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service

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Lahaina, Hawaii
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36 hotel reviews
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230 helpful votes 230 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

We stayed here again, July 19th. Our room had two comfortable beds, good air conditioning, and was clean. Ben, in the front office was helpful and polite. The pool was also clean and inviting. A very nice stay for the price. We visited the farmer's market in SLO Thursday night. It was huge, and really fun. Can't wait to go back!
Note: Best rate is at Vagabond's website.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Preston, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

Stayed here on our way from LA to San Fran. Five of us had one room with 3 queen beds, ample room. The toilet blocked on the first night and we were given a plunger to sort it out. Lovely!!
There was a pool and spa which was great for the kids. Staff were friendly. Breakfast was a bit disappointing, coffee, orange juice, sickly danish pastries and muffins. A croissant would have been nicer. Would recommend for familys or those on a budget. Great shopping across the road.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Champai
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

We booked two rooms at Vagabond Inn San Luis Obispo. We reached the hotel at 9PM on the day we were supposed to check in. When we arrived, the hotel manager claimed that he never received our reservation which we fully paid through Hotwire. When I tried to spell my name and show the reservation confirmation, without even looking he claimed that there is no reservation under this name. Most uncooperative and inhospitable place I have ever visited. At the end we had to cancel our reservation through Hotwire, within 10 minutes of drive we found a nicer hotel in the same area for similar price. Really not worth going there, there are better hotels in the area with better service.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Alta Loma
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69 reviews 69 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

We found them in a hotel magazine with a good discount. Spacious room very clean. The queen bed seemed new and very hard. My shoulders, ribs and hips hurt the next morning, not a restful sleep. I usually like a firm mattress, but this was like sleeping on the floor. Other family members had the room next to ours and their bed was ok. Had a hard time turning on the shower. The staff were very nice and informative giving us directions to local entertainment. The continental breakfast we skipped, no where to sit and not worth walking to the office for. We went to Solvang which is about 50 min. to an hour drive and so worth it. Pismo Beach is about 15 min. and the Great American Melodrama in Oceano is the absolute best thing to go see. We've been going there for 30 years and never disappointed.

Room Tip: Next to the Madonna Inn right off the freeway, Costco about 1 1/2 mile away. Good location, quiet...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stockholm, Sweden
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

Good stuff:
The room was clean and pretty large.

Decent stuff:
Awfully slow WiFi. But free, so what the heck. Enough for checking your E-mail once or twice a day or downloading some smaller maps for your phone.

Bad stuff:
Dancing meth junkie in the parking lot. Probably harmless, but the fact that he was still there dancing when we checked out in the morning does not bring any glory to the hotel.
The "Continental breakfast" was free, but consisted of little more than orange juice and a slimy donut. Luckily, there was an IHOP next door. A very crowded one, I might add.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Vagabond Inn San Luis Obispo

Address: 210 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Luis Obispo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 31 Hotels in San Luis Obispo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Vagabond Inn San Luis Obispo 2*
Number of rooms: 60
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