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Merced, California
Reviewed 9 March 2013

My family and I are new to the City of Merced and we came to Merced because of the cheaper prices on homes. We came to Merced without a place lined up so we chose to stay at a hotel. On 2/20/2013 we chose to stay at the Vagabond Inn. Our experience at this hotel has been fabulous. We have...

1Thank Ramon C
SUNIL R, General Manager at Budget Inn, responded to this review

Thank-you so much for the positive review. Pleasing our guests is our #1 priority here at Vagabond Inn Merced and nothing makes me happier to hear that we have accomplished that goal with one of our guests. We strive to make all our guests feel comfortable and safe. A good review tells our entire staff/team that we're doing our jobs....

Redwood City, California
Reviewed 25 February 2013

Repeat after me: I WILL NOT STAY AT THE VAGABOND INN. Ever. Don't do it. To do so risks your life and well-being. I recently booked a block of rooms with our bike racing team at the Vagabond Inn. We typically stay elsewhere but that motel was full and this was the only other one that was dog-friendly in Merced....

3Thank Lorri Lee L
SUNIL R, General Manager at Budget Inn, responded to this review

Thank-you for taking the time to review our property. I am sorry to see such a poor review, however and you have my deepest apologies for any bad experiences you encountered during your stay here. For the record, that is NOT a common problem on our property. We have many loyal long-time customers who are happy with our accommodations and...

Reviewed 26 January 2013

I enjoyed my stay at vagabond inn with nice room and free wifi and the gal. AR yang gave me shampoo and also told me about the 10% discount. At the 24 hr Denny's located. Across the parking lot There is also a laundry room for guest to use. Overall. A nice. Place to stay with clean rooms and excellent...

3Thank Easyguest007
SUNIL R, General Manager at Budget Inn, responded to this review

Thank-you so much for your nice review. It always makes me very happy to please my customers and I am very proud of my excellent front desk staff. We look forward to your next stay with us!

Reviewed 30 July 2012

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Thank CrystalMerced
SUNIL R, General Manager at Budget Inn, responded to this review

South Carolina
Reviewed 19 June 2012

Standard room design for a hotel in this class. Room was remodeled, clean, with a good bed. Breakfast was minimal. The area was not the best. Low prices bring in a lower class of customers. Merced is a working city, and the guests reflected this. If you are looking for a decent night's sleep at a very reasonable price, then...

Thank leb8680
Management response:

Thank for your suggestions. We appreciate your business and we are looking to see you again. We offer clean rooms with free WIFI and onsite guest laundry facilities . thanks again

Burbank, California
Reviewed 14 June 2012

As noted in another review, this non-smoking room was not a clean smelling room by any means The HotelGuide.com, "Total Cost" is not correct. The "very special breakfast" is a cup of coffee and a small commercial packaged sweet roll. The problem is that I have stayed in many many Vagabond Inns, and this is not even close to their...

1Thank tonyfreeman
SUNIL R, General Manager at Budget Inn, responded to this review

Thank-you for taking the time to review our property. We apologize that you weren't completely satisfied with your stay. I don't understand what you mean by total cost (unless you mean that you have to pay tax on top of the rate?) but we add on no extra charges. I also don't know where you read anything about a "special...

Pico Rivera, California, USA
Reviewed 6 May 2012

Take own shampoo and conditioner along with all toiletries as none provided except for 2 bar soaps. If only 2 people are staying in the room you will have suffiecient towels as only 2 sets provided. Do not relay on the continental breakfast as coffee and a cookie are not my definition of a continental breakfast. Hotel was decent for...

2Thank Kabe21
Management response:

Thank you for your ideas . We always look foward to serve our guest with excellent service with a smile . We provide clean comfortable rooms with free coffee and sweet roll with tea in morning from 6am to 9am. Once again thanks. we now provide shampoo and conditioner at front desk upon request.

Lancaster, California
Reviewed 27 March 2012

Well I stayed her a few days ago, we had a room that was facing the free way. Check in was through a bullet proof window at night, not out of the ordinary but a little unnerving. Of course on the way up the to the room you have some guy just hanging out at the top of the stairs...

1Thank Gumbo J
SUNIL R, General Manager at Budget Inn, responded to this review

Thank-you for taking the time to review our property. I apologize that you had a less-than-satisfactory experience. However, I was never informed of any problems with your stay. Had you notified the front desk, we would have rectified any of these problems immediately. I'm sorry you had to be on the freeway side; you can always request the quiet side....

Fresno, California
Reviewed 13 March 2012

This was a great place to stay for one night. The room was very cheap, and all I wanted was a clean and inexpesive place to stay for one night. My expectations were not high. I do reccommend it if value is what you are looking for. The lady who checked me in at the desk was very accomodating, as...

1Thank David R
SUNIL R, Front Office Manager at Budget Inn, responded to this review

Thank-you so much for your lovely review. I am very proud of my front desk staff and I am happy to hear that the lady at the front desk was so accommodating to your needs. Our customers' comfort and satisfaction is very important to me. Thanks again and good luck in all your future travels. We hope to see you...

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 9 November 2011

Stayed here for a week and chose the hotel due to the cheap price compared to other hotels in the area. Very basic - not even a clock or shampoo - but very clean and well maintained. Some rooms have a microfridge, for an extra price. Definately a bit noisy being close to the highway, and heard a few trains...

2Thank RMM60

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are centrally located in city of MERCED right off the Highway 99 for easy access with FREE WI-FI and onsite laundry facilities for guest use with 24 hr staff AT FRONT DESK.WE ARE LOCATED CLOSE TO DINING PLACES -MC DONALD'S AND DENNY'S OPEN 24 HRS. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Budget Inn

Address: 1215 R St, Merced, CA 95341-5869 (Formerly Vagabond Inn Merced)
Region: United States > California > Merced
Price Range: $81 - $148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Budget Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 76
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Ask for an office side room if you like peace and quiet. The other side is adjacent to an all night Dennys”
Biztrav57, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“rooms on the south side are quiet”
T8305KJricardom, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“give it a wide berth”
D505KEstevew, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the wifi password”
shawnt649, 30 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Rooms that face the pool are very quiet.”
D1668NStonyp, 16 Apr 2016 | Read review
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