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Visalia
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We booked this room 2 hours before arriving I was so sick of staying at motel 6 and getting no loyalty discount. We ended up in a two room suite for 20 dollars more than Motel 6. The area was good room clean excellent friendly staff well worth the extra 20... and a loyalty program as well as breakfast mini...

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Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 25 October 2016

I wasn't expecting much from this motel, and it didn't even meet my low expectations. The carpet was so stained and dirty I wouldn't walk on it barefooted. And that doesn't mention the holes in the carpet. It took three tries to get a room key that worked more than one time. I couldn't get the air conditioner to work...

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MaroneeBaker, General Manager at Vagabond Inn Ventura, responded to this review

Paula, I'm sorry your stay was not as expected. I had maintenance check the AC and the vending machines. We found the AC to be working fine. It's possible it was not turned on at the thermostat on the wall. All the vending machines are working. The bathroom windows face the outside of the property, so it is possible that...

Huntington Beach, California
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We've stayed here three times. Liked it the past two times, but this year was a totally different experience. The room wasn't cleaned when we returned after six pm on our first day. Called the office and they said "oh the cleaning lady is up there, go talk to her" We did and went to dinner. Came back to a...

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MaroneeBaker, General Manager at Vagabond Inn Ventura, responded to this review

I apologize to you for having to wait for your room. We must have had a breakdown of communiction on our part. I will definately look into it. I will have the maintenance man check the wallpaper and ceiling. Thank you for letting me know about it. Best regards.

Long Beach, California
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Before staying here, just know your priorities. Are your priorities...location? cheap? breakfast? quiet? If cheap and easy freeway access, then this should be 5 stars. If clean, quiet, and continental breakfast options are it, then the rating is 1 star like I did. We were on a CA coast driving vacation and this was our least favorite of the hotels...

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MaroneeBaker, General Manager at Vagabond Inn Ventura, responded to this review

Robert, thank you for letting me know about your experience here. We are replacing the carpets, but not all have been done yet. I just asked the housekeeping staff to check and change any tub mats that won't come clean. We normally change them every 3 months. We only serve a continental breakfast that does not require handleing by the...

West Covina, CA
Reviewed 11 October 2016

For a number of years we have come to Ventura in October to attend the Seaside Games, and we have stayed at the Vagabond Inn each time. It's nothing fancy, but it is clean and comfortable. Unfortunately this year a heavy metal music festival was scheduled in Ventura for the same weekend as the Seaside Games, and quite a number...

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MaroneeBaker, General Manager at Vagabond Inn Ventura, responded to this review

I am very sorry for the noise. We ended up calling the police out to break up the party. This heavy medal event was a one time event (I hope). We honestly didn't know anything about it. We thought all the reservations were for the Highland Games. I will be sure to check with the Magestic Theater in the future...

Wofford Heights, California, United States
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Wanting to get away for a short Vacation we headed to Ventura, Ca and stayed at the Vagabond Inn with our dog. Exterior of buildings look like they did in the 60s. The room was nice size and clean. Bathroom had tile floor and tub shower that were bright and clean.Beds were a little on the firm side but comfortable....

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Bakersfield, California
Reviewed 23 September 2016

I really have nothing to complain about. It was clean and across the street from the pier with a pedestrian overpass that dropped you right in the middle of things. The room was a good size. There was one lamp that wasn't working, but it really didn't matter because there was plenty of other lighting.

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Bakersfield, California
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Furniture had and bathroom counter had cigarette burns on them. Carpet was stained inside entry. Headboard on both beds had sticky spots on them. Had to was them off. This was a non smoking room that smelled like some one had been smoking in it.. Linens were clean and the room was was clean.

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MaroneeBaker, General Manager at Vagabond Inn Ventura, responded to this review

I apologise for the carpet and burns. We are in the process of replacing those carpets and trying to replace furniture that gets burns. We are a non-smoking hotel, but I think that when someone smokes in the room anyway, it gets into the fibers of the carpet and drapes. We try to make sure people don't smoke, but there...

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 23 September 2016

I have stayed here many times. A bit gritty, really gross carpet, but until this last visit I could count on a clean bed and bathroom. On this last visit (9/6/16 to 9/13/16) my room was grungy and infested with bedbugs. No reply when I left a message for the manager.

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MaroneeBaker, General Manager at Vagabond Inn Ventura, responded to this review

Kani, I do apologise for your experience. You had been checked out for several days before calling and reside out of state. I tried calling you but the phone went to answering machine with no name, so I left a message. I had Ecolab come by and check the room you were in. They did not find any bed bugs...

Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Basic motel, I would say a step up from a Motel 6, a little down from a Best Western. The front desk clerk was beyond rude. It was absurd. I checked out early and she sighed and snapped" I don't know how to do this." She made a call and low and behold they quickly told her how to do...

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MaroneeBaker, General Manager at Vagabond Inn Ventura, responded to this review

Mhsi, I would love to hear from you. Specifically, what day (date) and time did you check out. You are certainly correct in your assessment and I would like to follow up if possible. Thank you for letting me know about it. Best regards.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in Historic Downtown Ventura, the Vagabond Inn is walking distance to the shops, restaurants, theaters and more. Just behind the Inn is a footbridge that takes you to the Ventura Pier and Promenade to the right and to San BuenaVentura State Beach to the left (where you will find the famous Jolly Oyster!) ... more   less 

Additional Information about Vagabond Inn Ventura

Address: 756 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001-2916
Region: United States > California > Ventura
Price Range: $115 - $220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Vagabond Inn Ventura 2*
Number of rooms: 82
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Also Known As:
Vagabond Inn Ventura Hotel Ventura
Vagabond Hotel Ventura
Ventura Vagabond Hotel
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#4 Business Hotel in Ventura
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Ventura
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“Rooms along the back of the building seem to be quieter”
 of 5 bubbles 276JoeR276, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“None great room”
 of 5 bubbles stefnali2010, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the sides are best, the back of hotel is next to train tracks and freeway. Spencer MaKenzie's good food next door.”
 of 5 bubbles AlanC955, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
“I like rooms upstairs closer to the lobby. Seems most quiet in that area.”
 of 5 bubbles JUDYW797, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The rating would have been better if I paid the regular price at $100.”
 of 5 bubbles 162hale, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
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