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Oakdale, California
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Conveniently l located near the highway and the town of SLO. Website says heated pool which it is not - or not during our stay (sign on the fence says so and it was cold). The hot tub was great. Breakfast is a muffin or sweet roll with coffee and juice. Beds were OK but a bit hard for us....

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located outside of the town centre but close to the 101, this motel has basic but clean rooms with the amenities you would expect. The rooms are large & the bed comfortable. The only issue I had was that the pillowcases looked as though they had not been washed or cleaned because they seemed dirty. Given that I arrived late...

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Sacramento, California
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Checked in for my birthday weekend with my daughter. When she turned down the covers there was hair on the sheets. The front desk would not answer the phone putting you automatically on hold. We went office and female clerk was extremely rude and finally gave us two top sheets to change the bed. I slept on top of the...

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boston, MA
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Supernice desk hosts. The place is situated one exit on 101 south of San Luis Obispo. Its clean but a little noisy. The desk staff are really nice, and very accommodating. We stayed a night, showed up with no reservation when everything else was sold out. Nice jacuzzi, but the pool is not heated as advertised.

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Woodvale, Perth, Australia
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Great little motel with a very large room (2 adults and 2 children 11 & 13). Spa and pool facilities were super. On a main road but you hear nothing and there is a Denny's next door (discounted if staying at the hotel) and other cuisines located across the road. The room was clean and perfect for our 1 night...

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Bishop, California
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

As always, the San Luis Obispo Vagabond was an excellent choice. It is a no frills, but every necessity stay, including pet friendly rooms. Right off the highway, a short distance to EVERY convenience, very reasonably priced, and a very congenial check in saved the day for being stranded in SLO Town. Stranded seems a harsh word, as we thoroughly...

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California
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Spent one night here to move my son in to Cal Poly. Location was good, just a couple exits down from the school. Staff at the desk were friendly. Room was clean. Had a mini fridge and a small microwave. I didn't have their breakfast, but took a cup of coffee to go. San Luis Obispo in general is expensive...

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Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed just one night. First impressions were great, the welcome was fantastic from the chap who checked us in and we were happy with the discount we were eligible for in the Dennys next door. Went downhill when we got to the room though... It was roasting hot in there and the air conditioning unit was both very loud...

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Boulder, CO
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

It's hard to put star ratings to a place like this. "Compared to what?" For a cheap place to stay, this place is GREAT. Clean! Comfortable beds. Good space. Friendly staff. Looking for a cheap place to crash in SLO, you won't have a problem here. Are there things I wish were better? Yes! Start with bigger towels :) and...

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed one night, and the location is pretty good (though hard to figure out how to get into the parking lot if you haven't been before). When I walked in, there were a lot of setchy folks in rooms around me partying very loudly but the walls must be pretty thick because I didn't hear them at all once in...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Free Internet
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Additional Information about Vagabond Inn San Luis Obispo

Address: 210 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-5409
Region: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Luis Obispo
Price Range: $91 - $212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Vagabond Inn San Luis Obispo 2*
Number of rooms: 60
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“Don't stay here”
 of 5 bubbles KimberlyB110, 31 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Pet friendly room was old-looking”
 of 5 bubbles MichelleB156, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Bottom floor rooms will hear the footsteps from above.”
 of 5 bubbles sjssf, 5 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms upstairs toward the back are probably quieter”
 of 5 bubbles Lisa_in_So_Cal, 31 Jul 2016 | Read review
“I think all the rooms would be good”
 of 5 bubbles davidhT8050WK, 28 Jul 2016 | Read review
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