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The Vagabond Inn
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   14125 East Whittier Blvd., Whittier, CA 90605   |  
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Ranked #6 of 11 Hotels in Whittier
Joshua Tree
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“Hard to believe it's ranked #1.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

We must have been given a room that was in the process of renovation. (Room 306). The room was very musty when we arrived, but we just opened the (what seemed to be new) window and turned on the pleasantly quiet air conditioning. The smell dissipated fairly quickly. The light on the phone was blinking upon arrival (we expected the traditional recorded welcome so many motels use these days) but the button was permanently depressed so we couldn't get the message. We covered the blinking light with the note pad. There was no flat-screen T.V. - not a big deal for us. But, there was a functional microwave and a small refrigerator.
The bathroom looked freshly tiled, but whoever painted it let the paint run down and pool in one of the corners. Also, though we had a non-smoking room, there was a cigarette stain on the toilet seat. And, maintenance people take note - the bathroom door could not be closed! (Also, spray a little WD-40 on that fan - it'll probably quiet right down.)
The ceiling in the room was obviously water damaged at some point and is in poor condition. The beds seemed fine though the covers and carpeting were really out-dated.
The highway is a little noisy and be forewarned - a hospital is nearby - we were wakened four times by sirens.
BTW: there is a great little family owned restaurant just west of the motel - Scottys - nice people and good food!

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Room looked updated. Beds were very comfortable, pool looked nice. Breakfast in the morning was just continental, but it was good. Overall good service. Room had a flat screen T.V. and nice shower heads.

  • Stayed February 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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New Jersey
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25 hotel reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Really, at this price point, it is better than would be expected. Recently updated rooms and clean, which is my most important criteria. Only complaint would be that the nice man at the front desk had no clue as to the area. The only places he knew to eat at were Polly's (which despite being obviously closed due to a fire, the huge bariicade one could see from the Vagabond, he kept reccomending to us) and MacDonald's. Imagine our surprise the next morning in finding tons of choices within a few miles! Geesh, did they just beam him into the front office?!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Palm Springs, California
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39 hotel reviews
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Basic chain motel...clean, but with awful continental breakfast. Coffee in room, free wifi, etc. I'd stay again, just because it's cheap. Relatively quiet despite being on major street. Try to get a room on top floor and away from elevator to avoid being disturbed by late night arrivals.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 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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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

My dads doctors are in this area, so we come the day before and spend the nite to be on time for his appointment. They offer a continental breakfast, coffee maker in room with a mini frig & a microwave. The rooms are always very clean , comfortable beds and a nice .t. v. There is also a nice polly pies accross the street that offers a very nice menu.

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  • Stayed October 2012, 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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Florence, South Carolina
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

I have stayed here several times over the years. Continues to be a good priced room, clean, safe parking lot. This is right on Whittier Blvd -- very easy to get to many things. Rooms for two people are a little small -- but furniture is nice, bathroom/shower is nice -- just a real good place to stay.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Oakland, California
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34 hotel reviews
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Clean rooms good service and safe. Friendly staff, close to restaurants ,malls ,target and fast food & Pet Friendly. Well maintained inside and out, free wi fi , free parking, cable tv
80+ ch good value 60-80$ a nite Definitely Recommend

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Vagabond Inn

Address: 14125 East Whittier Blvd., Whittier, CA 90605
Location: United States > California > Whittier
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 11 Hotels in Whittier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — The Vagabond Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 50
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