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Vagabond Inn - San Diego Airport Marina
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Reviewed April 3, 2005

I was amazed by this hotel... I booked with them based on the #55 rating and the reviews on this website, and couldn't believe that on a weekend where other hotels were $120 a night, this one was only $70, and right at the entrance of Shelter Island, one of my favorite places to walk in San Diego in the morning.

The surprising thing about this hotel is that it looks like a motor inn, but, the service is amazing. Definitely not what you would expect from a small place like this.

If you go, try to get there during the day!! Jose, the front desk clerk then is AWESOME - we checked in and went to our non-smoking room, and as soon as we walked in, we were bombarded with the smell of cigarette smoke. I'm sometimes sensitive to this and sometimes not, but, being almost 6 months pregnant, I was gagging after about 5 seconds, so I went back to Jose. He apologized over and over about the room, and then walked me personally to the next room so that I could look it over and make sure it was okay. From then on, everything was perfect. I happened to walk into the lobby for extra towels about 10 minutes after the complimentary continental breakfast was over, and Jose still made sure to have me look and take whatever I wanted. The night staff isn't rude or anything, they just definitely aren't as great as the day staff.

If you stay here before the summer months, be warned - the "heated" pool isn't kept to a temperature that's comfortable to just jump in to - definitely for the seasoned cold pool swimmers!! Otherwise, this place definitely deserves it's rating in the top quarter of hotels in the area.

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Reviewed April 2, 2005

Pros: Good prices, very clean, location near the pier.
Cons: Small rooms, very modest breakfast, the restaurant parking lot at the back of the hotel can be rather noisy early morning, uncomfortbale bed.
Though you get a good value for your money here, it is nothing more than a regular budget motel.

  • Stayed: December 2004
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3  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed January 23, 2005

I gave this motel the rating due to the price. I paid $60 after tax to stay New Years Eve and found the motel to be clean and comfortable. A free continental breakfast and being next door to Point Loma Seafood's is key. Eat there! This property is close to great restaurants and right next to the landing if you are going fishing. The pool was heated and the room had a small refer and a microwave. The staff was polite and friendly. A bargain!!

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Reviewed September 13, 2004

We stayed at the Vagabond Point Loma for 5 days in August and thoroughly enjoyed it. The location was close to aiport and was a convenient base for our explorations. There were several nice restauraunts within walking distance. Immediately behind the hotel is a "picnic style" seafood resturant and the sport fishing harbor. It was a fun place to hang out and watch the activity. The hotel is not fancy, but it was quiet, the rooms were clean and the staff was friendly. I would definately return. Check their website for special rates.

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Reviewed December 1, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: December 2017, traveled with friends
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