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Serving travelers for over 30 years, we at Vagabond Inn have a passion for hospitality. Our hotel is right in the heart of San Diego, with amazing accessibility to all of our city's attractions via the 8 freeway. Whether its the San Diego Zoo, Sea World, or a convention, Vagabond Inn is your one stop for a superb San Diego stay!
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Outdoor Pool, Terrace
Golf Course (within 2 miles), Fishing, Hot Tub
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
24-Hour Front Desk, Ticket Service, Baggage Storage, ATM on site, Laundry, Fax/Photocopying
Newspapers, Safe, Non-smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private), Air Conditioning
From 3:00 PM
Until 11:00 AM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
Up to two children under 12 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
One additional older child or adult is charged USD 10 per person per night when using existing beds.
One additional older child or adult is charged USD 20 per person per night in an extra bed.
The maximum number of extra beds in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.
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Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
A security deposit of USD 50 is required upon arrival for incidental charges. This deposit is fully refundable upon check-out and subject to a damage inspection of the accommodation.
Based on 193 reviews
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With convenient amenities and easy access to the I-8 highway, this San Diego motel is just minutes from attractions such as SeaWorld and the San Diego Zoo.
Score from 482 reviews Good
Located less than a mile from Mission Bay Public Golf Course, this non-smoking California hotel features free Wi-Fi and cable TV with HBO in every room. Pacific Beach Park is 3 miles away.
Score from 498 reviews Good
This 100% non-smoking property is 6.5 miles from downtown San Diego and within a 5-minute drive of SeaWorld San Diego. The hotel offers an outdoor pool and suites with free Wi-Fi.
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Featuring a seasonal outdoor pool and hot tub, this San Diego motel includes a cable TV with HBO movie channels in every room. San Diego International Airport is just a 10 minute drive away.
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Pool, hot pool, good place.
No sitting place, non controllable air conditioner, no hairdryer, no ironing board, no breakfast.
It was very clean, and staff was nice, and helpful.
The parking lot is too small for the amount of cars staying there. Perhaps due to construction going on. UPS truck couldn't pull in, so it blocked the entrance which forced us to have to drive around until it moved, so we could enter and check in. Also, upon returning late in the evening to a more than full parking lot we had to block others from entering in order to have the staff show us where there was an overflow lot. Would like better water pressure in the shower. The price also seemed high for what it was. My friends paid less, two doors down, and got a lot more at what seemed, to me, like a nicer place.
There were cockroaches, the metal bars below the mattress were loose. Very uncomfortable. Worst thing was, we forgot a couple of nice jackets in the closet. I called about three hours later to go pick them up, and they claimed they didn't see them. If I can't trust the people going in your room, you got a broken bed, and there are roaches, seriously, what a terrible experience!
Comfy bed, the place was really clean (save, a giant stain on the floor by the door) and had what was needed for a comfortable night's stay.
With the exception of the quick and easy freeway access, the location is less than ideal for a "vacation" but fits the bill perfectly for a business trip or random stop over.
Good location and clean
Room smell smoky and b,fast facility was under renovation
No parking, nobody apologized for the inconvenience, or the dirt. The description said less than a mile away from lite rail depot.
I have stayed here before several times so it was not a surprise that it's was great. Consistancy is rare.
The staff was very friendly, helpful, and informative. I had stayed there years earlier and wasn't very impressed however the price was too good to pass up so I choose to give it another shot there. (perhaps things had changed since my last visit) And WOW . . .the room was clean, nicely furnished ~ I was very impressed!!!! You wont be disappointed . . . I assure you!!!!!
The outside hasn't been renovated yet. So it still "appears" to be a bit under par. Aside from that. . . Again . . I was very impressed with the improvement in progress!!
Location room tub
Everyday we had to call the front desk repeatedly for towels and soaps, etc. There is no excuse for this.
The mud filled pool and the mud and rock driveways. The construction mess, after the rain.
Customer service or lack there of
This hotel was only a 5 or so minute drive to Sea world. It was also a 5 minute drive to a great shopping mall. However note there were many hotels in the same location.
Our non smoking room had a faint smell of smoke. The room was advertised with buffet breakfast. When we arrived we were told this was not available and we should have received an alert that this was not available which we didn't.
Finding a better motel for half the price with a bay view and a parking space on the property! Vagabond is a complete rip off!
Free WiFi, bed was comfortable.. Quiet location.. Staff was helpful & professional.
The smell of the room, but understand they are going to tear this place down, which explains why not too much work is being done to the rooms. Still satisfied with my stay.
Nail in tire from construction workerss
I really liked both customer service representitives, Stephen and the really tall guy! They made my stay more memorable! Great CSR
Having to leave
prices and cleaniness
all the consruction, road in front needs some work
No thing i like it in this hotel so bad
New kitchen and excellent fridgerator/freezer WiFi Flat screen TV
Construction cuts off half parking Jacuzzi is cold You can hear the metal springs on mattress- need to upgrade mattress from the '50s
We rented 3 rooms & although we didn't expect the Ritz, we also didn't expect to have ants in 2 of the 3 rooms, not enough towels for the occupants in each room (3 people per room & 2 sets of towels or less per room.) When I requested an additional 6 sets for the next day, only 2 sets were delivered. When I went down to the front desk to ask for additional towels because no one answers the phone at the front desk even though there are clearly 1-2 people standing there, I explained that I had asked for additional sets of towels early that morning and the guy at the front desk turns around to look in a cabinet behind him, pulls out 1 & says that's all they have left because other rooms asked for more towels too! When I explained that we have 3 rooms with 9 people & barely had towels for 2 rooms, all he could say was "that's rough but we have no more towels". Wth?? Seriously? Not to mention, the parking sucks! There aren't enough stalls to accomodate the number of rooms for the property, so we always ended up having to park a lot away in an overflow parking lot that looked like a bad construction site! Terrible!! We're never staying there again & making sure all of our friends that make plans to stay in San Diego know of our bad experience so they avoid it too!!! The cost of the rooms was definitely not worth it at all!!
My family loves staying here the help are always friendly, my cats are comfy, my kid enjoys the pool and hot tub, and we all especially my husband loves the waffle breakfast.
This trip and only this 3 day stay when we packed up to go my cat not wanting to leave somehow managed to find a hole under the safe that went into the wall space. The staff was very understanding and gave us 6 hours to get her out, which we needed all but 5minutes of. She was safe and unhurt but the fact that the hole was there in a animal safe room was alittle irritating. If the opportunity arose again to stay at the Vagabond we would stay in a heart beat.
The staff were A1, Great Location, Good and clean free breakfast area, complimentary ice cold juice and water all day, no rudeness from the maids if you need extra towels or trashbags etc., and the maintenance man is great and very thorough.
There is really no area for pets to "potty" and the small area where most people take their pets is gross and full of "poo" and just seems like parvo waiting to happen. The construction is obnoxious and loud, the parking situation is inconvenient unless you are back to hotel by 5p a spot is virtually impossible.
the outside of the place looks like it has bed bugs the parking was garbage i coundn't park on the lot i had to park down the street. but when you open the door to the room it was breath taking.I've stayed at the w down town and alot of places that people know of if your judging by looks go there.If comfort is what your looking for vagabond is the best.
Unbeatable location for visiting all attractions and beaches,,staff, friendliness of everybody
Basic breakfast,waffles or cereals which was taken back to the room or eaten by the pool,but at the price paid it was acceptable.
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