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“Long drive down” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Vagabond Inn Chula Vista

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Vagabond Inn Chula Vista
Ranked #12 of 20 Hotels in Chula Vista
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Long drive down”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2013

After several other hotels told us they were completely booked, we came to this place.
The person at the lobby was very friendly and gave us a 2-bed, non-smoking room which from what I saw was pretty clean.
The bathroom was clean as well and I had no issues whatsoever with my stay. Although it's not a prime location it will do if you've been driving for 6-7 hours straight.
Fair prices and the friendly staff.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank JBleees
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J P, Manager at Vagabond Inn Chula Vista, responded to this review, December 10, 2013
We appreciate the kind words, we have been working on our hotel and our employees. We do appreciate your patronage.
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2013

This place was so philthy and on top of that the hot water does not work!! They must have an electrical problem because the lights kept turning off. Also the ront desk lady "Melissa" was very rude. Do your self a favor and pass on this one.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank MsJazaye
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J P, Manager at Vagabond Inn Chula Vista, responded to this review, December 10, 2013
Thank your for bringing this to our attention, We are taking this info very seriously and will handle it accordingly. We are sorry your trip was not what you expected.
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Hollister, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2012

Run away!! This hotel is super ghetto. The area is awful. Directly behind the hotel is a run down sketchy trailer park with barb wire fencing that run right up to the stairs of the hotel. There were police lights every night across the street. Homeless people and crackheads galore. The rooms are dirty and old. The furniture is chipped and stained. Bathroom grout is stained and nasty. Bathtub is chipped and dirty. The breakfast is a muffin and that's it! No cereal no fruit. This is one of Hotwire.com's 2 star hotels. If you see a 2 star hotel in Chula Vista on Hotwire.com DON"T BOOK!!!! This hotel makes The Roadway Inn or Motel 6 seem like 5 star hotels. I'm not just an upset customer I'm honestly trying to warn people from experience.

Room Tip: My tip for choosing a good room is run away from this hotel
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank bob b
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J P, Manager at Vagabond Inn Chula Vista, responded to this review, December 10, 2013
Thank you for your comments. Since this review (almost a year and a half ago) we have new managers and the neighborhood is better and we have renovated our property and our rooms.
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Lemoore, California
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2012

Found exposed electrical wire in the grass outside my room. Was part of the landscape lighting but was not covered. Exposed wires wet from the sprinklers were black and chard from electrical discharge.Notified the manger next mourning but he didn't seem to care.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank chris h
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J P, Manager at Vagabond Inn Chula Vista, responded to this review, December 10, 2013
Thanks for the info. This was over a year ago and all issues were fixed.
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Vancouver, Canada
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69 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2012

The staff is okay. The room has all your basic needs and they clean it every day. A big plus is they offer free WIFI. it's fairly close to the trolley station though there are several hotels in the area that are even closer. they only have one electrical outlet in the room though, and i kind of needed more. also, the fridge started making noise in the middle of the night, very distracting, but it's in the bathroom, so i closed the bathroom door and that helped a bit. they do have a nice air conditioner in there as well so that's also a plus.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank YEthanO
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J P, Manager at Vagabond Inn Chula Vista, responded to this review, December 10, 2013
Thank you for your coments, we have renovated this hotel and have new employees.
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Ensenada, Mexico
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38 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2011

I stay here a lot because of many different reasons. The staff are very nice and the rooms are clean, heater and air con works and the beds are comfortable.

Room Tip: I like being on the 143 144 side. It's quite.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank bajapi
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J P, Manager at Vagabond Inn Chula Vista, responded to this review, April 13, 2014
Thank you, although this review is very old we have upgraded this hotel and appreciate your patronage.
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New York City, New York
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41 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2011

This hotel was one of our stops during a road trip. We really just needed a place to crash for a night so didn't need a palace.

It was cheap and looked OK on the website. Location was convenient - close to the highway- as we needed to hit the road early in the morning, but the area itself is not great. The swimming pool is in the middle of the parking lot.

Check in was fast, and everything looked OK from the outside, but then...
Room smelled terrible, and had clearly not been cleaned, the floors were filthy.
At night we walked out to get some dinner around; as we returned, we had a view over drunk people urinating in the parking lot; then a car entered the parking, with the driver offering drugs. Didn't feel safe at all.

The beds are OK, if you manage to forget about the smell in the room.

In the morning, we wanted to get some breakfast: no coffee left, the girl at front desk only gave us the "what am I gonna do about it" look. The few pastries looked terrible, so we didn't even try to have one.
Not even a "was everything OK" or a "thank you" as we checked out.

Will not be back, and can't recommend this place.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank mrmnem
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J P, Manager at Vagabond Inn Chula Vista, responded to this review, April 18, 2014
This hotel has been renovated and upgraded in many ways, everything from beds to linen and TV's etc. Please come and check us out again sometime.
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Additional Information about Vagabond Inn Chula Vista

Property: Vagabond Inn Chula Vista
Address: 230 Broadway, Chula Vista, CA 91910-2303
Location: United States > California > Chula Vista
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 20 Hotels in Chula Vista
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Vagabond Inn Chula Vista 2*
Number of rooms: 91
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