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“Roach motel” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Vagabond Inn - Oxnard

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Vagabond Inn - Oxnard
Ranked #12 of 15 Hotels in Oxnard
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15 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Roach motel”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012 via mobile

Within the first 20 minutes we found 3 roaches. Ruined our sleep! If we could have left we would have. We were here from out of town (sf bay area) for a track meet for our daughter. Stopped here to rest before traveling anymore, the meet was the next day. Highly upset! while in the office, 2 other people had walked in to complain about the roaches in their room. Disgusting place! After complaining they acted like they couldn't do anything about it. Never staying at a motel again. I will pay the extra 40 for a motel!

  • Stayed June 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Denmark
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111 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

We only chose this hotel due to our Best Rewards card - looking back we should have done a little more research about the area.
There were funny characters in the area - drunk people and soforth - and the state of the Hotel was not acceptabel Vagabond Inn standard!
Don't stay there with children!!!
Poor maintanance and cleaning and no really breakfast - only coffee and muffins.
Even the price for one night wasen't that good :-(

Pool was not cleaned either!

If you want a decent breaktast visit nextdoor Dennys - breakfast was a treat!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Anders P
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Spokane
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2011

This is an ordinary older motel - it's a 2 star - I'm rating it based on being a 2 star motel...not comparing it to a 4 or 5 star. I'm always looking for value, because when I travel I'm not looking for some lux place I'm going to be in just to sleep and shower. I'm looking at the $$, location convenience and how helpful/polite the staff is ~ just hate it when I'm paying for employees to be rude to me. This rates high for me, just because it's a good value, the location was right, and the staff was helpful, kind and told me no lies.

I had no reservation, got into town on a moments notice due to an illness suffered by one of my family members. So I popped in at the last minute on Labor Day weekend, asked for a room with a good rate, and they gave it to me. I accepted a smoking room because I used to smoke and cigs don't bother me....it was truly a room that had been smoked in. In a way I like that, because I just WISH I could still smoke, and even like the smell still. LOL But....the bedspread was very old, and had cigarette burns in it (along with some stains) which was gross....but I'm not complaining because I agreed to that. The rate was under $70 a night even with taxes and fees - which for the area was FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC. Several smaller, older, not even as nice motels down the street wanted $double$ what this place asked. And to try and stay in the marina? Forgeddaboutit ~ you're in the $100's per night. So yeah ~ older furnishings, cig smell, so-so old carpet, but that's what I asked for/agreed to. However they do have non-smoking rooms and I feel confident saying those rooms probably don't have the odor as they are strict about the smoking policies.

The positives are that there is a large microwave and small fridge, iron and board, hairdryer and great dressing table in the rooms. I absolutely loved the dressing table and lighting. The bath was just a bath. The noise from Oxnard Blvd couldn't be heard ~, the place was quiet even though I was there on Labor Day weekend and it was packed. There is a Denny's right next door....almost on the property itself. The pool was clean and clear and well maintained. Parking lot clean and parking is free. I didn't even try to use the internet so can't comment on that. What I will say is that I would stay at the Vagabond Inn again.

Room Tip: They have smoking, and non-smoking. If you are looking for a non-smoking, and they're full...mo...
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Liz M
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26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

Stayed last week in the 'family suite'. Had two double beds and a twin. Bed room was fine-clean and decent beds. Bathroom was clean and had good water pressure. Sitting room was not so good. Furniture was old and stained-felt gross to sit on. Pool was dirty. Free breakfast was wrapped muffins, juice and coffee and some apples and bananas. Housekeeping staff was very friendly. Some guests are obviously living here long term.

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank JKfamilywanderers
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Springfield
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36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2011

I needed a place to stay after diving the coast from LA to Santa Barbara and expecting to take a trip out to the Channel Islands in Venture. I just needed something simple at a good price within the area. That is exactly what the Vegabond Inn had to offer- a place to sleep. Just like the other reviewers said, this is not a place for someone who is looking for frills and mondern decore. The rooms are simple, the bathroom is okay. Though I did find the showerhead to be lower than normal.

The bed was very comfortable, room was clean, and no signs of bed bugs! They have a pool and Dennys is next door. The only complaint I have is the breakfast they offered. When I booked it, they said Continential Breakfast was included. Well their meaning of Continential is prepackaged muffins some coffee, and juice (if the machine works). I guess they do not want to take away from Dennys or something. Then again if you book this place on the right site, you can afford to go somewhere else for breakfast based on the savings!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank lmoore406
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Modesto, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2011

I've seen so many reviews that trash hotels, but at the same time, they got a hotel at a very cheap rate. This is Inn worked for us. We didn't want to pay very much and we got a great deal. We didn't expect much, but the most important aspects were there. It was clean and the beds were firm. It doesn't matter how much your paying, but if you get a crappy nights sleep, then it isn't worth it. The maids cleaned our room so nice each day. Everything worked. And breakfast was included.

Our room was marked non-smoking, but it clearly had been smoked in. I would have been willing to change rooms, but my husband was too lazy to do so. They did provide room refreshers, which worked somewhat.

And the other thing that I was not happy with was the chocolate muffins . . . there never was enough of them. Get less of the other muffins and more chocolate ones!!

Room Tip: We asked for firm beds and we got great beds!!
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank SoDisappointeddddddd
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Prague, Czech Republic
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17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2010

we were going from L.A. to S.F. but needed to stay somewhere outside of L.A. after driving around a bit, we found Vagabond Inn in Oxnard. We were checked in by a very nice girl ar the front desk and the went to the rooms.

What a great value! We paid something like 65 USD incl tax and the room was nice, clean, had free wifi. If was among the best value accomodations on our trip!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Property: Vagabond Inn - Oxnard
Address: 1245 N Oxnard Blvd, Oxnard, CA 93030-4041
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Location: United States > California > Oxnard
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #12 of 15 Hotels in Oxnard
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Vagabond Inn - Oxnard 2*
Number of rooms: 70
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