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“Average business style hotel but the Breakfast gives them the edge.”

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Vagabond Inn Executive Sacramento Old Town
Ranked #11 of 81 Hotels in Sacramento
Reno NV
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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“Average business style hotel but the Breakfast gives them the edge.”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

Stayed one night at the Vagabond Executive, as part of a weekend trip on the Megabus. The hotel is very close to the Museums and Old Sacramento to the west, and just as close to Amtrak to the north. Everything we needed or wanted to see was within walking distance, a bonus, as we had left the car at home.
Check in was quick, in a welcoming lobby, with informative staff.
The room was clean and equipped with a hair dryer, coffee maker, fridge, TV, phone, alarm clock and microwave.
My kids made use of the outdoor pool, even with the outside temperature in the mid 40's (oh to be young), the housekeeper brought them warm towels fresh from the dryer, which was a nice touch.
The fitness room was well equipped, but a little cramped. More than 3 people in the room would be claustrophobic.
The outside patio will be a great extension to the breakfast room when its built in time for the spring weather, which brings me to the highlight of the hotel...
The free breakfast is GREAT value, fresh waffles, bread and bagels with a toaster, cereal, sausages, eggs, potatoes, fruit, yogurt, apple and orange juice and coffee. Its a great way to start the day, and end the stay.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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msacoldtown, General Manager at Vagabond Inn Executive Sacramento Old Town, responded to this review, January 11, 2013
Dear Traveler,

We're happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay at the Vagabond Inn for your getaway. We are continuously working on new ways to delight our guests and add value to your stay. We are not only extending the patio area, but it will soon open to an upgraded pool area. Thank you for sharing your kind words about our staff and our free breakfast with other travelers. We appreciate your business and whether traveling by car, Megabus or train, we look forward to seeing you back in Sacramento soon!
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exeter
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Reviewed December 20, 2012

Reservation was for Wed 19th and we had a late check in and was really glad to see that they had a security guard there at the front entry as we were coming in around 11pm. The guest rep was helping another guest and her daughter at the time so we got to take a quick look around and was happy to see that there was a little business center and fliers for local activities and of course we noticed the breakfast room (score!) so our check in was fast rep was very helpful and was quick as we were ready to get to our room and sleep! (long drive) he told us exaclty where to drive and how to get to our room the quickest which was very helpful as we ran from our car to the room as it was very very cold out! Loved the location- the mall is across the street one way (totally easy walking distance) and the amtrak station is across the other way which has a starbucks store located next to it (which was very nice). Breakfast ws very nice- eggs sausage potatoes, waffles, toast , juices etc. More than we expected really so it was nice. GOtta say the gal who was working the breakfast room was very fast and efficient as I saw her cleaning and refilling (food, condiments etc) fast. Overall great stay and would love to come again and stay longer as this was more of a business trip - would love to come and stay with the family and make a weekend vacation out of it as old town is a short walk and the capitol is not to far away as well. Would definetly come back.

Room Tip: we were on the lower level in front of the pool - never heard a peep from the outside world.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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msacoldtown, General Manager at Vagabond Inn Executive Sacramento Old Town, responded to this review, December 23, 2012
Dear Traveler,

We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. The hotel staff works hard to provide the best service to all of our guests and we so appreciate getting nice feedback from our guests. We're glad the breakfast was to your liking and that we could provide service and quality that is a step up from the norm. Hope you'll be able to make that leisure trip soon!

Happy Holidays.
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San Carlos, CA
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Reviewed December 10, 2012

Roomy, clean, well-lit and comfortable rooms are equipped with fridge, microwave, coffee maker + coffee, hairdryer, and wi-fi. Breakfast was excellent with well-made (not overcooked) sausages and scrambled eggs at 8am. 3 make-your-own waffle irons were available and there was no wait to start making my own. Bread and bagels available but no donuts, pastries, or frosted flakes (kids enjoyed the Fruit Loops). Breakfast lasts until 10am and check-out time is noon. I appreciate a hotel that actually runs on vacation time (boo to hotels that end breakfast at 9am or earlier!) Chocolate chip cookies in the afternoon were great. Front desk always friendly.

Cons: People talking as they walked past the room are clearly heard. Fortunately, not too many of them (at this time of week or year -- we stayed on 2 weekdays in early December) so was not a problem. Early one morning I was vaguely aware of a metal clanging -- garbage trucks I assume. The switch valve on our tub was stuck so my 6 year old could not take a bathe; she opted for a shower rather than have me call the front desk. Magnets on the shower curtains kept the water in the tub.

Misc: I asked for extra pillows on the reservation and they confirmed at check-in and extra pillows were on the bed -- yay! Number of bath towels were too few for 2 adults and 2 children though. Not enough electrical outlets. No room safe. I like a room safe big enough to hold an iPad. Companions had their car broken into at Sutter's Fort so leaving things in the car is not a good idea either.

We didn't use the swimming pool but it looked clean and we saw other guests using it.

Restaurant next door was very good. Attractions were walking distance (Old Sacramento, Railroad Museum) or easy driving (Sutter's Fort, Governor's Mansion, Stanford Mansion). I didn't walk into Old Sacramento because I had a 6 year old and was nervous about negotiating the busy streets.

Parking at the hotel is free but there are meters everywhere else. Bring a lot of quarters.

Room Tip: We were in a room near the swimming pool. It was deserted this time of year but I bet that would be...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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msacoldtown, General Manager at Vagabond Inn Executive Sacramento Old Town, responded to this review, December 11, 2012
Dear Traveler,

We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we thank you for sharing your experience with other travelers. We're always working on new ways to provide quality and value for our travelers and we appreciate getting great feedback from guests like you.

We hope to see you again soon!
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Sacramento, California
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Reviewed December 9, 2012

We stayed one night and were impressed with the comfortable bed. Location was great, walking distance to Old Town Sacramento and to local Malls. Front desk was helpful and kind. We did not eat breakfast at the hotel but had coffee there. We would stay again if the need be.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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msacoldtown, General Manager at Vagabond Inn Executive Sacramento Old Town, responded to this review, December 11, 2012
Dear Traveler,

Thanks for your review. It was our pleasure to provide a comfortable night's sleep for you. I'm sorry we didn't have a chance to "wow" you with our complimentary breakfast, but visit again as soon as possible so you can try it. You'll love it.

Safe travels!
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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed December 7, 2012

Very close walking distance to Old Sacramento. Easy walking to shopping malls, breakfast corner very well done. recommend 3rd floor accomodation, very quiet. Beds very comfortable.
Security could be improved, stairwells dark and on the outside corners of the building.

Room Tip: Upper floors more secure feeling and very quiet
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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msacoldtown, General Manager at Vagabond Inn Executive Sacramento Old Town, responded to this review, December 9, 2012
Dear Traveler,

Thank you for your review. We love hearing from our satisfied guests. I'm sorry you found the lighting not adequate but appreciate your thorough and honest description of all of our amenities. We have recently added lights in the parking areas and installed doors with electronic locks to the first floor entry areas. We appreciate your business and hope you'll be back.

Happy holidays
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Concord, North Carolina
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Reviewed November 20, 2012

Stayed one night here. It was more than adequate; the room was clean & well maintained, the bed was very comfy and the employees were courteous. The location was perfectly situated walking distance to old town. I thought it might be noisy, but that was not a problem. The morning breakfast was fine, although there are many great restaurants very close by too.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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msacoldtown, General Manager at Vagabond Inn Executive Sacramento Old Town, responded to this review, November 23, 2012
Dear Traveler,

Thanks for your review. You're exaclty right! We offer all that a traveler could need, along with comfort and great service. We're so glad we met your needs and that you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you the next time you're in Sacramento.

Happy Holidays!
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Lake Forest, California
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

My wife and I were celebrating our 44th Wedding Anniversary and chose Vagabond Inn in Sacramento for various reasons. 1. Fond memories of the 1980's when I used to teach electronics at Sacramento Army Depot and visited the Vagabond Inn. 2. Old Sphagetti factory for dinner and 3. Stroll through Old Sacramento stores.

Vagabond Inn provided us ground transportation to and from the airport, Clean and professional rooms and service and a delicious prepared breakfast which was hot and fresh.

The hotel staff, Amanda especially was very professional and passionate to make sure we had a great stay! Jose the shuttle driver made our trip a success by showing us the Capitol building all lit up when we arrived the first evening.

Thank you all so much for such a great stay. We will see you again!

Room Tip: Our room was a double queen bed on the 1st floor. There was some noise from passers by which might...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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msacoldtown, General Manager at Vagabond Inn Executive Sacramento Old Town, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
We feel honored that you chose to stay with us for such a special occasion. We always try our best to maintain our service and quality and I am so glad our efforts resulted in such a positive experience for you. Thanks very much for your comments and hope to see you back for the 45th (if not before.)

Safe Travels
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Property: Vagabond Inn Executive Sacramento Old Town
Address: 909 3rd St, Sacramento, CA 95814-2301
Location: United States > California > Sacramento
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Sacramento
#16 Romantic Hotel in Sacramento
#19 Family Hotel in Sacramento
#25 Business Hotel in Sacramento
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Vagabond Inn Executive Sacramento Old Town 2.5*
Number of rooms: 107
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Vagabond Inn Executive hotel in Sacramento (Old Town) is located just off I-5 and a half block from Old Town Sacramento. From here you can walk to the Capitol, Crocker Art Museum, and Downtown Plaza. Our Old Town hotel is only minutes to the Sacramento Zoo, Fort Sutter and outdoor recreation activities in the Sacramento Area. Our hotel in Old town Sacramento serves a daily, complimentary, continental breakfast, and free wireless internet. At the end of a long day take a swim in our pool, soak in our spa, get in a work out in our fitness room or watch cable TV with HBO. For business travelers, our Business Friendly rooms have ample work space and a large TV with remote control. We also have rooms that are handicap accessible. Please inquire with the hotel about availability. For your added convenience, the free high speed Internet is available in all rooms. There is a restaurant on the premises and a complimentary shuttle to Sacramento International Airport, train and bus stations. We do not accept pets. Great value, friendly people- it's how we do things. ... more   less 
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