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“Middle of the Road” 3 of 5 stars
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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 #25 of 31 Hotels in San Luis Obispo
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8 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Middle of the Road”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Tend to agree with other comments listed, it is a "Budget Hotel" and is just about value for money but do not expect too much. Air conditioning unit was to noisy to use, television was from the "60's" cleaning left a lot to be desired and breakfst was a joke. Try Denny's next door. pool was clean and well maintained and the location was suitable for ou needs, we extened our stay by two further days as the rates where better than downtown SLO. Just do not expect too much. check out was simple afte we found te owner who had gone missing for a while. over all not bad.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • 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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Bali, Indonesia
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52 hotel reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

The motel was simple and decent but the facilities are good. The room has everything you need from coffee maker, iron and the board, std TV with few channels, fridge as well as wifi. The shower was clean and the hot water fully power. It was important for me who like to take a shower.
The bed was so so thought there were 2 beds with size about 150x200cm. The bed cover and carpet used dark color, it makes me suspicious about the cleaness but after all with a reasonable rate I am cool and no complaint

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Fairfield, California
2 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

We booked a room online and got our confirmation email. When we arrived to the hotel (after requesting a late check-in because we were driving out of town with a new born) they advised us they did not have any rooms available. We showed them our confirmation email and they said they did not have any reservations from them. They were rude and when we filed a complaint they were rude with their response as well. We had stayed there a few times before but never again will they get our business and I hope you choose to go elsewhere too.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Los Osos, California
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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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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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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36 helpful votes 36 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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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 #25 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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