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Review of Vagabond Inn San Luis Obispo

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Vagabond Inn San Luis Obispo
Ranked #28 of 32 Hotels in San Luis Obispo
Puyallup, Washington
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Great value!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Room was clean, comfortable and plenty big. Mini frig and microwave came in handy. Pool area was also clean and quite relaxing!
Would've given a higher rating if the continental breakfast had a few more choices. Overall, great value!

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2014

We were going to be in San Luis Obispo until late at night so we decided to find a room. We chose the Vagabond Inn because of the room rates, which were affordable compared to the other hotel which is located on the same Road. The staff member who helped us at the front desk was very personable and helpful. The rooms are run down but acceptable. The bed was a little too hard for me but my husband said it was comfortable to him. I'm glad I had my pillows with me because they only provide two (flat) pillows. This hotel is conveniently located to Highway 101 and also has a Denny's restaurant next door. If we need to stay overnight again in that area, we'll definitely choose Vagabond Inn again.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank K. B
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Redondo Beach, California
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27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

The rooms are old and run down. Our A/C did not work and when we tried to call the front desk several times they didn't answer (in the middle of the day). The continental breakfast that was included could hardly be called breakfast. The only thing they provide was an orange juice drink , apples and some small Danish/muffins selection (almost tasted store bought although the package did say bakery). No coffee was provided and no place to sit. You had to take back to your room. There was a coffee maker in the room with pre-packaged coffee.

The good thing about it was they provided a microwave and small refrigerator. So you could provide your own breakfast if you planned ahead.

The worst part was we had to pay almost $200 for Sat night due to commencement at Cal Poly. Supply and demand I guess but we left feeling ripped off.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Karen S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2014

Finding a clean and good value hotel in SLO is a chore. Vagabond Inn fills the bill just right. Very close to great food and drink you will find this property a good fit. Close to Pismo and Avila Beach and Solvang as well.

Try it out next time you are traveling north or south on the Kings Highway (US 101). You won't be sorry.

Room Tip: I recommend going "up the hill" toward rooms 118 thru 128 for a restfull night.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Telluride, Colorado
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43 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2014

good value for this area. Good firm beds, clean, good location close to many restaurants.
Thin walls, could hear our neighbors talking. Front desk was helpful with eating reccomendations.
Would stay there again

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank TellurideRichard
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

Needed a cheap place overnight before exploring the vineyards in San Luis Obispo. It was some 15 mins drive to the closest vineyards (Avila beach or Pismo beach could be an alternative as they turned out to be closer to few vineyards). Paid $62 + 12% tax via booking.com. A decent price as it included free parking, wifi and breakfast. These are the standard facilities for similar chains.

There were plenty of parking spots so we could find one that's right in front of the room. Wifi was a bit slow but never failed to connect. Breakfast options were pretty bad; only sweet bread, muffins, banana and tea / coffee. No cereals, milk or juice. Instead, they offered 20% discount on the neighboring Denny's (but excluding the $2, $4, $6 options). We did make use of the offer and found the food decent. In fact, there were not many people appearing in the breakfast area adjacent to the reception. Some of them looked briefly at the options and disappeared, presumably to Denny's.

The motel looked just like one, but at least the room was clean and quite spacious. All the facilities advertised (tv, microwave, fridge, table & chairs, hairdryer, iron & board) were there and seemed to work fine. It's situated by the roadside but the rooms were further out behind the reception. Couldn't hear traffic much and no issue with noise in general. There was supposedly heated swimming pool, which was really tiny and next to the parking lot. Didn't see anyone using it.

Check in and out was quick, and the front desk guy was friendly enough. Compared to similar places I've been, this one was probably slightly above average. For the overall pleasant experience with the staff and facilities, and offer on Denny's. It's not a must to return to this place next time, but I wouldn't mind.

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2014

the hotel is in a good location. it is a motel - not a ritz-carlton. however, beds had a very strong smell of urine. rest of the room and hotel is fine for price. management refused to do anything about smell - would not check room, would not send housekeeping, would not provide a different room, would not provide a roll-away. their answer - you am welcome to leave. However, every other hotel within 30 miles was booked for CalPoly Open Day. i have to sleep on the floor, and they refused any discount or refund.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Vagabond Inn San Luis Obispo
Address: 210 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-5409
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Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Luis Obispo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #28 of 32 Hotels in San Luis Obispo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Vagabond Inn San Luis Obispo 2*
Number of rooms: 60
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