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“Perfect for one night” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Vagabond Inn San Luis Obispo

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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 #27 of 31 Hotels in San Luis Obispo
Melbourne
Senior Contributor
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32 hotel reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Perfect for one night”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

We stayed here while driving between San Fran and LA for 1 night. The room was clean but a little outdated. The staff at reception were very friendly when we checked in. There are shops and restaurants a couple of minutes walk just across the road from the hotel. The breakfast was very basic, just donuts and cakes. Overall good value for money for 1 night.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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rashmi829, Guest Relations Manager at Vagabond Inn San Luis Obispo, responded to this review, April 3, 2013
Dear Yas and Tim,

Thank you for your recent stay at our Vagabond Inn in San Luis Obispo ca,we are happy to read the location was to your liking and that you took advantage of the great chooses restuarants and shopping within walking distance of the motel, have a great time on your remaining journey and we hope to see you again.

Thank you.
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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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San Diego, California
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7 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

would never stay here again.

would never recommend to friends or family to stay here.

the wind was howling and it was cold when we arrived around 11pm. the main lobby door was locked, and we had to stand outside, waiting for a guest in front of us to be checked-in through a bank-teller like window.

a ridiculous and stupid experience.

the window in the bathroom would not close, and the wind howled through it all night.

the bed sank almost to the floor when we got in.

and it felt like everything in the room was the same as when i was 8 years old visiting motels with my parents. that was several decades ago.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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rashmi829, Guest Relations Manager at Vagabond Inn San Luis Obispo, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
Dear john doe ta,

Please accept our apology for your experience during your late checkin at our hotel,we would just like the opportunity to explain that very late checkins are done through our night checkin window, it is well light with a fully covered overhang porch, but we will take into consideration your concerns.

Thank you
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Montana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Good low cost base of operations for touring the San Luis Obispo area if you only need a place to sleep. Easy access to the 101 and Hwy 1; convenient to shopping and dining in SLO. Pool and hot tub were not working.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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rashmi829, General Manager at Vagabond Inn San Luis Obispo, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for your feedback for your recent stay at our hotel, we are glad to hear you found our rates reasonable and location convenient, please accept our apologies for your inconvenience for the pool and spa that was out of order due to equipment replacement and repairs .

We hope to better serve you on your next visit

thank you
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24 hotel reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

The internet wasn't working - which means that we had to go to the lobby everytime we wanted to use wifi on our laptop. Breakfast was only coffee and donuts, and it was first come first serve... if you came too late, there was nothing left. Staff were friendly though.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Pismo Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

I had a great stay here. The rooms were clean and my family and I received great customer service. The receptionist was pleasant and helped us find places to go and suggested places to eat. The location is perfect. In a safe area, not too far from downtown and it is right next door to Denny's. There are also lots of shopping right across the street. My big thing is cleanliness and it exceeded my expectations. Definitely will stay here again when I visit San Luis.

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012 via mobile

My stay at Vagabond Inn - San Luis Obispo was great! The front desk was super helpful in accommodating me with all of my requests right from the start. I stayed in a 2 bedroom which was located in the back of property for the weekend while visiting my son. My room was pretty nice - clean sheets, great pillows, and newly updated furniture. I would recommend vagabond inn for any one that is visiting SLO.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012 via mobile

This is the great place , very convenient to the restaurant , Madonna complex is just steps away. I like Denny's which is on the property. Ihop is next to hotel. My wife loves morning breakfast and I have good choices.
Rates are very reasonable . Laura front desk is great.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 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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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 #27 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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