$65 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Sep 7, 2015 Check-out: Sep 8, 2015

Vagabond Inn San Luis Obispo

2 stars
View map of 210 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
2.9
out of 5
47 reviews
Overnight stay

Very serviceable hotel for an overnight stay at a reasonable price. See full review

  • Michael M.
  • Jun 4, 2015
Good value & comfort

On pleasure trip from NorCal to SoCal with a one night stay in San Luis Obispo. Comfortable stay... See full review

  • JoDDan
  • Aug 10, 2014

Vagabond Inn San Luis Obispo remains a favorite for leisure travelers looking for a free continental breakfast and comfortable, value-priced rooms. Visitors en route with pets or families can request rooms to meet their needs, while an outdoor heated pool and Jacuzzi fills leisure time. Another bonus: Denny's, a long-standing favorite for breakfast, is also on the premises.

Rooms
Vagabond Inn San Luis Obispo rooms embrace traditional furnishings – think pine wood furniture and floral-printed comforters. Subtle striped wallpaper and garden-themed artwork further the theme. Guests find comfort in standard amenities such as cable TV with HBO, free local calls and Wi-Fi access. Every room at Vagabond Inn San Luis Obispo sports a refrigerator, a welcome convenience for storing drinks and leftovers. Visitors traveling with families or pets can request a room to meet their needs.
Property features

Vagabond Inn San Luis Obispo invites guests to start their day with a free continental breakfast before exploring local attractions, including the many wineries and vineyards that dot the San Luis Obispo region. An American favorite – Denny's – is also on site, tempting diners with a vast spread of eggs all ways, sandwiches, salads and desserts.

Travelers with time to spare can spend their leisure hours at the outdoor pool, which is heated and the perfect precursor to time in the Jacuzzi.

Highlights
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Denny's restaurant also on the property
  • Outdoor heated pool and Jacuzzi
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Family suites and pet-friendly rooms available
Nearby attractions
  • Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area (15.5 mi/24.9 km)
  • Hearst Castle (40.2 mi/64.7 km)
  • California Polytechnic University (2.7 mi/4.4 km)
  • Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa (2.7 mi/4.4 km)
  • Mission Plaza (1.3 mi/2.1 km)
  • Paso Robles (25.5 mi/41 km)
  • Cambria (30.8 mi/49.6 km)
Business
  • Free Wi-Fi access
Transportation
  • San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (2.5 mi/4 km)


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Vagabond Inn San Luis Obispo Rooms

One Queen Room
Smoke-free guest room with one queen bed, FREE wireless internet access, microwave, refrigerator, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, and coffee maker.
Two Queen room
Smoke-free guest room with two queen beds, FREE wireless internet access, microwave, refrigerator, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, and coffee maker.

Amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
General
Pet friendly
Activities
Pool
Dining
Restaurant
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Accessible Rooms/Facilities

Dining

Upper Crust Gourmet Pizza
Superb food with an upscale atmosphere Upper Crust is probably one of the most unforgotten places to eat in SLO.
Hometown Buffet
Our focus is on traditional 'home cooking', which includes freshly prepared salads, soups, entrees and desserts. We use only the highest-quality ingredients prepared in small batches throughout the day just like you would at home. And the best news is our complete meals include beverages and desserts.
Denny's
Located next door to Vagabond Inn. Family favorites served 24 hours a day.
Applebee's
Located across the street! Full-service sport bar and grill serving burgers, steaks and ribs.
Starbuck's Coffee
Wold Famous Coffee and pastries.
Tahoe Joe's Steakhouse
Our steaks are USDA, Midwest corn- fed beef, cut thick and charbroiled over a cracklin' hard wood fire. Our signature items, such as slow-roasted Joe’s Steak™, the Railroad Camp Shrimp™ and the to-die-for homemade Nevada Cheesecake™ are favorites our guests crave and are only available at Tahoe Joe’s Famous Steakhouse.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
2:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Vagabond Inn San Luis Obispo

Overall score

2.9 / 5
5.01.0
47 out of 47
Amenities:
2.8
Cleanliness:
3.4
Hotel staff:
3.3
Comfort:
3.2
Location:
3.9
Value:
3.3

64% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Vagabond Inn San Luis Obispo

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Michael M.
Family
Lincoln
Jun 4, 2015

Overnight stay

Very serviceable hotel for an overnight stay at a reasonable price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Vagabond Inn San Luis Obispo

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
SarahGibby
Family
San Luis Obispo, California
Aug 18, 2014

Great Family vacation

We stayed at this hotel for a beach trip. It is conveniently close to several beaches. I would have enjoyed having a wider selection in the continental breakfast, but you do get a 20% discount at the Denny's they have on site. Overall it was a good trip and a clean room and bed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Family

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

There's a hometown buffet down the street from the hotel. If you have a large party it's nice to go there and everyone can have what they want.

Review of Vagabond Inn San Luis Obispo

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JoDDan
Couples
Redding, CA
Aug 10, 2014

Good value & comfort

On pleasure trip from NorCal to SoCal with a one night stay in San Luis Obispo. Comfortable stay with 20% discount on Denny's meals. Fair rate for accompanying pet, room was clean bed was comfortable. Nothing much to speak of continental breakfast so we were glad for Denny's discount! Nice pool and spa!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Vagabond Inn San Luis Obispo

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Mavia
Family
Fremont, ca
Mar 10, 2014

Gymnastic State Meet

The bed was hard, the rooms walls were so thin I thought someone was I our room when they spoke, pillows small and thin, finally there was an odor. I will not stay at the place again even though the location was perfect. Next to the freeway exit and entrance. Stores and restaurants right across the street. Short drive to downtown. But didn't get any sleep.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Family

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Avila Minerals springs,right off 101. Nice the food looked good and the show a movie.

Review of Vagabond Inn San Luis Obispo

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Z1957
Family
Vancouver, WA
Dec 30, 2013

Good Location next door to the Madonna Inn

Hotel is a little tired. Room smelled - not so good. Promised 2 queen beds - but only got 1 queen and 1 double bed. Price was right and location was good though...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Vagabond Inn San Luis Obispo

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
G Ted
Single
Bay Area, Ca
Sep 18, 2013

Quick overnight

Nice and inexpensive. Everything was clean as expected.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Single

Review of Vagabond Inn San Luis Obispo

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Maid Of Honor again
Couples
Seattle, Wa
Aug 21, 2013

Would give it another chance

The 1st night the customer service lady checking us in was very nice & helpful. Our only complaint was that the neighboring room was loud during the night; not to mention they looked like they were living there. The 2nd day after returning from our adventures, we return to find our bathroom counter full of ants. The gentleman at the front desk was rude & was later heard accusing us of having made up the story just to move rooms. Although we were able to move rooms, & relax in the pool, we will return just because of the 1st night's service.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Vagabond Inn San Luis Obispo

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
LC loves traveling
Family
San Luis O Bispo, California
Jul 22, 2013

Old, yellowish towels, noisy!

I got there at 10Pm and was woken up at 7 in the morning because the room was right next to the parking. People walked and talked loudly... All of the towels were so old and yellowish. I was able to tell that they were re-used for so long. The hair blow dryer didn't work. The light in the bathroom and the TV and the Refrigerator stopped working in the morning. Overall, this is not a place for people who can't sleep with noise and clean their bodies with dry, yellowish towels!!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Vagabond Inn San Luis Obispo

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Bakersfield guy
Couples
Bakersfield, California
May 7, 2013

Good for the price, if you book in advance

Pillows way too soft, otherwise not a bad stay. Loud guests outside my room and were there for a while at night.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Vagabond Inn San Luis Obispo

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Nathan 19
Business
Lompoc, CA
Dec 31, 2012

work

the room was clean and the bed comfortable but, the room was drafty and cold. Old heat / cooling unit high on wall in back of room. No thermostat just hot off cool. There was a cold breeze about a foot off the floor. The only motel that I have not been able to get a receipt for the bill. The desk clerk said it would take 2 months to get one.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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