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“Good Value for the price” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Vagabond Inn - San Diego Airport Marina

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Vagabond Inn - San Diego Airport Marina
Ranked #146 of 278 Hotels in San Diego
Mexicali, Mexico
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66 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Good Value for the price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2014

Rooms are very comfortable for two adults, I stayed in a room with one King Bed and we were very comfortable in every moment. The locations is just great, you will be able to find great restaurants nearby within walking distance, such as Point Lome Seafood (just awsome), and also fast food such as Jack in the Box. Downtown is a few minutes drive away. The surroundings are very quiet so you will be able to sleep very comfortably. Great Hotel just to go and sleep there.

Room Tip: Make sure your refrigerator is well plugged in and that every appliance in the room works correctly.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Salvador M
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vagabondinnpl, General Manager at Vagabond Inn - San Diego Airport Marina, responded to this review, March 6, 2014
Thank you. My staff and I are pleased you enjoyed our property and location. We hope to get the opportunity to serve you again.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Buffalo, NY
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19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2014

Rooms were very small and a bit run down, but for the price, we had no complaints. Staff were friendly and accomodating, and the rooms were clean with very comfortable bedding. The two queen bed room was really too small for three adults, especially the bathroon, where there is no counter space or even a place to hang and dry three towels. We would stay here again if it was just a couple in a single king bed room. Add the cost of breakfast to your stay unless you are satisfied with cold cereal or yogurt to go... no place to sit down and eat, so you have to take the food back to the tiny room. The location is superb: close to lots of good dining options and the parking is free! A fine place to stay if you just need a place to sleep.

Room Tip: Second floor room was quiet and had a nice view of the harbor. Choose the ground floor if you mind...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank DVD_13
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vagabondinnpl, General Manager at Vagabond Inn - San Diego Airport Marina, responded to this review, January 23, 2014
Thank you for staying with us. We value your comments and will do our best to improve upon them. My staff and I are very pleased that despite our continental breakfast and limited guestroom bathroom counter space, that you consider us a good value in a good location. We are in a process of property improvement that will see these areas addressed. We are grateful for your business and review of our property.
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Corvallis, Oregon
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2014

We stay here about once a year. It is a nice place. Friendly staff and great location. It's looking a little run down these days but the rooms are still nice and clean. The beds and bedding are very cozy, the fridge and microwave clean and in good operational order.

Room Tip: I like the second floor so I can open the little bathroom window to get some air.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Joy T
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vagabondinnpl, General Manager at Vagabond Inn - San Diego Airport Marina, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
We are so pleased and grateful to be an annual place to stay Joy. My staff and I look forward to seeing you again next year. Thank you for your comments and ultimately thank you for staying with us, we cherish each and every time.
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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2013

At first glance, looks a bit small and down and out. Actually the beds and comforters were some of the most comfortable I've slept in. I actually wrote down the brands so I could purchase them for home. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. If you want a comfortable place to rest after your day at the beach, this is a nice cheaper option. I would stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank V C
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vagabondinnpl, General Manager at Vagabond Inn - San Diego Airport Marina, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
Thank you V C. We are very pleased that you enjoy our property. We will continue to do the hard work that is improving the property's exterior appeal, to see that it matches the comfort of our interior guestrooms. Our duvets are new since 2013 and we have had a great response. My staff and I are glad you appreciate them as well. We are grateful for your business.
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UK
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52 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2013

We stayed here twice in quick succession, before and after a trip to Hawaii.

During our stay, there was ongoing renovation work, but the staff were friendly and efficient and kept the disruption to a minimum.

Our rooms were large and clean and the breakfast was normal motel fare. Tea and coffee were constantly available at the front desk.

The location is superb if you are interested in boats, fishing, wildlife etc. It was an ideal location for us to visit both the coastal areas and the city centre with ease. We didn't have a car, but found the access to public transport to be easy and frequent.

We will return next time we are lucky enough to be in San Diego.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank uktraveller005
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vagabondinnpl, General Manager at Vagabond Inn - San Diego Airport Marina, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
Thank you for staying with us. We feel privileged to be a place for international travelers to stay. Close to attractions and the airport, we look forward to an opportunity to serve you again should you make it to San Diego again.
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San Diego
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2013

This was a perfect spot for us for 2 weeks in Point Loma - right on the marina, so close to Shelter Island & Liberty Station, and best of all so close to Ocean Beach and Kellogg Beach! The room and the beds were so comfortable, and the staff made us feel warm and welcome. Both Isabel and Margarita were extremely helpful and friendly! We enjoyed swimming in the heated pool, even in December. We walked just a short distance to enjoy the San Diego Holiday Boat Parade, and of course loved going to Point Loma Seafood next door. The free breakfast was so convenient, as we have two kids. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rachel A
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vagabondinnpl, General Manager at Vagabond Inn - San Diego Airport Marina, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
Thank you Rachel. My staff and I could not be more pleased to hear that you and your family really enjoyed your stay. We feel our property and location has a lot to offer and we are happy you feel the same. We look forward to opportunity to serve you again in the future.
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Arizona
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87 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2013

Right up front, the hair dryer and toilet seat was broken. Hair dryer issues are not known until you are in need and, therefore, can be a serious problem when staying alone. Otherwise, the location next to one of the popular seafood restaurants is pretty spectacular. We stayed here to be near the airport and that seemed to work ok. The bed was particularly comfortable.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank RevuR
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vagabondinnpl, General Manager at Vagabond Inn - San Diego Airport Marina, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
My staff and I are grateful for your business. We appreciate your review comments and will be better for them. We now have hair dryers in every room, and they do work. We keep spares at our front desk in case a guest needs an extra. We are sorry that there was an issue, but we hope that you will give us another chance to show you that we listen and care about you and all of our guests.
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Property: Vagabond Inn - San Diego Airport Marina
Address: 1325 Scott Street, San Diego, CA 92106 (Formerly Vagabond Inn San Diego (Point Loma))
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Location: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Best Value Hotel in San Diego
#46 Business Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Vagabond Inn - San Diego Airport Marina 2*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Vagabond Inn is steps away from Harbor Drive and Shelter Island, bayside near the landings and marina boardwalk, and a few minutes from San Diego Int'l Airport. Complete with heated pool, full continental breakfast, complimentary wifi, cable with HBO, and a 24 hour service desk, this Vagabond Inn is an excellent choice. All guestrooms are non-smoking with a fridge and microwave. Pet Friendly rooms and view rooms available upon request. ... more   less 
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