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Vagabond Inn Executive SFO Airport
Ranked #10 of 12 Hotels in Burlingame
Phoenix
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“Great location and great staff!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2010

I stayed at the Vagabond Inn for the second time, while visiting the San Francisco area. I couldn't have been more happy with my choice. The building and grounds are attractive and well maintained, and the view of the bay, from my room, was just magnificent! My room was a decent size, bright, and very comfortable... definitely a good value.

The restaurant, next to the hotel, offered great dishes that were definitely a cut above, with very good service and reasonable prices.

All the staff members were helpful and very friendly and gave the impression that they cared about and were proud of the Inn.

When I return to the San Francisco area I won't even think of staying anywhere else.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled on business
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mburlingame, General Manager at Vagabond Inn Executive SFO Airport, responded to this review, April 5, 2010
Dear Guest, I was glad to hear you have enjoyed yourself while staying with us. We always want to make sure each and every guest feels at home when they stay with us. I along with the entire staff look forward to your return stay if ever you are in San Francisco area again.

Sincerely,

Jana Gage,
General Manager
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2010

The Vagabond Inn Executive San Francisco Airport in Burlingame, CA is located only minutes south of the San Francisco (SFO) airport. This would be the main reason, for the lack of amenities, for a traveler (or a group) traveling to or from San Francisco. The rooms were clean and the staff was moderately friendly. I would suggest this hotel to a traveler who plans to fly out of SFO the following morning (this was our reason for the stay).

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
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ny
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2009

Stayed 1 night- 10 minute ride to SFO. Shuttle picks up at the front door. Rooms, linens and bath very clean. Helpful desk.. Right on the Bay with a walk along it if you want to stretch your legs! Great restaurant within a very short walking distance- no need to move the car.. The Elephant. Good food and great value. The front desk suggested it- I'd say not to be missed.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Coalinga
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2009

Once a year, for the past 5 years or so, we have stayed at the Vagabond prior to attending a Giants game.
We have no complaints whatsoever. The room is comfortable, all members of the staff are friendly and helpful, the view is wonderful, and the breakfast is awesome! And we loved watching the planes take of and land.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2009

We stayed at this Vagabond Inn near SFO for one night, arriving late but having time for their self serve breakfast. We choose this location because of the reviews, location and price point. We took the complimentary shuttle from SFO both ways - and upon arrival it pulled up 60seconds after we hit the curb. It took about 10 minutes to reach the inn (all doors are external) and same time going back. Checkin was a breeze and staff were great. The room required a walk around the backside of the hotel and up one floor by elevator. Room was adequate - but not much better than a Super 8 or Motel 6. It had a small fridge that was so frosted up the door would barely shut and it made noise so we unplugged it. There were no soaps or shampoo so one of us headed down to get these. The bed was firm and we had no complaints. Pillows were hard and in the morning we had neck cramps. The door did not have a deadbolt and the lock it had appeared of residential quality. The room needed a refresh and my partner said it smelled sour or musty although I did not notice. Room size adequate. Old TV. There were people in the parking ,ot below and we noticed lots of people in rooms with their doors open and many many suitcases, bags etc. and we thought some of these folks must be living there.

Breakfast room very small with 2 tables and 2 chairs each but a few table outside as well. They offered waffles you make, hardboiled eggs, some fruits, cereals, bagels, breads etc. We thought the selection was good and the waffles were a nice treat if you have the time. We checked out in seconds - staff again efficient. Waited 10 minutes or so for the shuttle for a return to SFO. Normally we stay in the City but on this occasion it was a pass through using SFO only and this inn met our needs. Location is 5* for its proximity to SFO.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2009

Whenever you have a flight to catch on SFO, be sure to consider this hotel. I was pleasantly surprised when I checked in this first hotel of our trip in the USA. The room was very nice, very clean and the lady at the front desk was genuinely friendly. The location is perfect, about 5kms from SFO and a free shuttle to get you there. The breakfast included the possibility to make your own "Belgian" waffles (although they look nothing like genuine Belgian waffles, but they were tasty anyway), fruit (bananas, apples), yoghurt, cupcakes, etc. A great start of our journey!

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Salzburg and Linz
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2009

If you have or want to stay close to the SFO airport and don't want to spend a fortune, this is an excellent choice. Features: big enough room that has everything you need; free WiFi; breakfast included (ok); free shuttle to and from the airport; approximately 15 minutes walk away from Milbrae BART and Caltrain stations. Surprisingly not noisy given the close distance to the airport! Cons: No Safe at the room (however, safe deposit box in 24h reception available for free); "motel style" meaning that all rooms are easily accessible from outside without having to walk through a lobby or something.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled on business
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Property: Vagabond Inn Executive SFO Airport
Address: 1640 Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 94010-1504
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Location: United States > California > Burlingame
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Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Burlingame
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Vagabond Inn Executive SFO Airport 2.5*
Number of rooms: 93
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