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Vagabond Inn San Luis Obispo

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Solid budget motel. Good location for access to many parts of SLO and area. Needs updating. Free breakfast is sparse. Noisy due to close proximity to Madonna Road. Shower pressure was good but temperature fluctuates frustratingly. No towels in pool area.

It is comfortable and the Staff are friendly, and the best part is that it is always affordable!

The room was outdated, wifi did not work, non smoking but smelled like cigarettes. The only good thing was the location of the Inn.

This hotel was a little disappointing as far as the cleanliness and freshness of the room. Although shown as a non-smoking room, it had a stale and stuffy smell to it. The towels furnished were the bare minimum and were of a very poor quality. The bedspread looked and smelled as if it hadn't been laundered in 6 months. We even found the coffee pot with old coffee stains in the bottom. The continental breakfast was a joke with only stale muffins and pasties available and no fresh fruit juice.

Though occasional lack of large towels per room, spotty turn down service, great front desk workers.

Good place to stay while traveling the 101. It is not a resort but it is clean and the bed was comfortable.

This is a above average hotel. Nothing fancy but nice.

Nice hotel for a decent price. Parking is good and staff was very friendly. Room was clean. Overall had a good experience with this stay.

Unacceptable... Hotel was dingy.. Didn't feel comfortable staying there

Clean room, easy check-in, friendly staff. The Vagabond Inn is an older motel, but it's maintained well. The room had a small refrigerator and microwave, and 2 extra pillows (in the dresser). It is located within walking distance (across the street) to a few restaurants, and right next door to a Denny's at which you get a discount as a guest of Vagabond. One issue: if you are driving a large truck/van or RV, you cannot get into the property. There is a low, covered area by the lobby that you must drive under. It's under 8'. About 7'6" I think. Overall great stay.

Very pleasant and quiet. No problems what's so ever . Convenient and close right everything

AC didn't work. Furnishing is old. Room was pretty clean but would spend the money to stay somewhere nicer

Desk clerk was very helpful in pointing out that Denny's give a 20% discount to hotel guests. Nice hot showers. Great bed. Clean room... Has a pool and hot tub (tho i did not use them....not my thing).

Friendly staff. Good room. One night stay. Seeing son in Santa Barbara next day. One small complaint listed below. Good price on room, gotten on-line.

The rug was very dirty and the room was not clean spots on the bathroom floor and wall in bathroom was not clean there were insects on the floor in bathroom.

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

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.

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!

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 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...

210 Madonna Rd San Luis Obispo CA

Located within a mile (2 km) of Cerro San Luis Obispo, Vagabond Inn San Luis Obispo is within 2 miles (3 km) of Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa. This 60-room motel has free breakfast along with conveniences like an outdoor pool and free in-room WiFi. It's near the airport and also close to San Luis Obispo Children's Museum and Bubblegum Alley.


Dining

Free on-the-go breakfast is served each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.


Vagabond Inn San Luis Obispo's 60 rooms are air-conditioned and provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can enjoy cable TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Other amenities include free weekday newspapers, free local calls, and ironing boards.

Rooms


Vagabond Inn San Luis Obispo offers an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. Front-desk staff are standing by 24/7 to assist with any requests. This motel also has coffee/tea in a common area.

Property features

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Vagabond Inn San Luis Obispo

Everyone (14) Business (8) Couples (21) Family (14) Other (4)
3

great location for slo marathon + half.

Everyone

Solid budget motel. Good location for access to many parts of SLO and area. Needs updating. Free breakfast is sparse. Noisy due to close proximity to Madonna Road. Shower pressure was good but temperature fluctuates frustratingly. No towels in pool area.

By , from California on May 2, 2017

4

good price for a good room

Everyone

It is comfortable and the Staff are friendly, and the best part is that it is always affordable!

By , from Sebastopol, CA on Apr 24, 2017

1

you get what you pay for

Everyone

The room was outdated, wifi did not work, non smoking but smelled like cigarettes. The only good thing was the location of the Inn.

By , from SF on Apr 8, 2017

2

two star quality

Everyone

This hotel was a little disappointing as far as the cleanliness and freshness of the room. Although shown as a non-smoking room, it had a stale and stuffy smell to it. The towels furnished were the bare minimum and were of a very poor quality. The bedspread looked and smelled as if it hadn't been laundered in 6 months. We even found the coffee pot with old coffee stains in the bottom. The continental breakfast was a joke with only stale muffins and pasties available and no fresh fruit juice.

By , from Bakersfield, CA on Dec 19, 2016

4

staff is always amazing here

Everyone

Though occasional lack of large towels per room, spotty turn down service, great front desk workers.

By on Dec 16, 2016

4

good spot

Everyone

Good place to stay while traveling the 101. It is not a resort but it is clean and the bed was comfortable.

By , from orange county on Nov 24, 2016

3
Everyone

This is a above average hotel. Nothing fancy but nice.

By on Oct 31, 2016

4

good for the price

Everyone

Nice hotel for a decent price. Parking is good and staff was very friendly. Room was clean. Overall had a good experience with this stay.

By , from Salinas, CA on Sep 16, 2016

1

vacation

Everyone

Unacceptable... Hotel was dingy.. Didn't feel comfortable staying there

By on Sep 13, 2016

5

a nice place to stay.

Everyone

Clean room, easy check-in, friendly staff. The Vagabond Inn is an older motel, but it's maintained well. The room had a small refrigerator and microwave, and 2 extra pillows (in the dresser). It is located within walking distance (across the street) to a few restaurants, and right next door to a Denny's at which you get a discount as a guest of Vagabond. One issue: if you are driving a large truck/van or RV, you cannot get into the property. There is a low, covered area by the lobby that you must drive under. It's under 8'. About 7'6" I think. Overall great stay.

By , from Fresno on Sep 6, 2016