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Vagabond Inn Bakersfield South
Ranked #31 of 63 Hotels in Bakersfield
Reviewed 10 June 2014

I literally just left the vagabond. We stayed here based on the reviews and with the hope of a clean room and breakfast we stayed here. Our room was ok, our dresser was broken and our shower was pretty gross. We woke up early to grab breakfast and to get on the road when they told us they were not serving breakfast because of a remodel... That wasn't disclosed to us when we booked our room and we would have paid 30.00 less somewhere else with no breakfast if we knew that was the case..

  • Stayed: June 2014
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2  Thank Jessmielke
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vagabondinnsouth, Director of Sales at Vagabond Inn Bakersfield South, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2014

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. All feedback from our guests is greatly appreciated. We are very sorry to hear that your stay was less than satisfactory. I can assure you that these issues have been relayed to a manager as well as housekeeping staff and are being handled accordingly in order to prevent these from happening in the future. On the day our property was remodeling the breakfast room we were only trying to give our guests a better experience with our provided breakfast. We sincerely apologize but can assure you that our breakfast is completely complimentary and is not in any way included in the price of your room. We hope that you will give us a better opportunity to serve you in the future.

Sincerest,
Jackie Mooers

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Reviewed 9 June 2014

Rude service. Paid for a room in full ahead of time and went to check-in later there was luggage in the room and it didn't belong to us. Security was using a key card to open random rooms to see if they were being occupied. Prostitutes lingering. Front desk clerk Alma was rude. Did not stay and refused to provide a refund because 20 minutes had past. Manager could not be contacted.

  • Stayed: June 2014
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1  Thank Badhotels1
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vagabondinnsouth, Director of Sales at Vagabond Inn Bakersfield South, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2014

Thank you for taking your time to review our property. All feedback from our guests is greatly appreciated. We are very sorry to hear that there were multiple issues during your visit to our property. I can assure you that these issues have been reported to upper management and are being handled appropriately. Again, our sincerest apologies.

Thank you,
Jackie Mooers

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Reviewed 5 June 2014

Location was very good. Wal-Mart right across the street. And many places to go eat also in walking distance. Room was very tidy. The pool was a plus. Overall really enjoyed my stay. Recommended to everyone passing the 99.

  • Stayed: June 2014
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1  Thank Madera559
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vagabondinnsouth, Director of Sales at Vagabond Inn Bakersfield South, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2014

Thank you for taking your time to review our property. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again in the near future!

Sincerest,
Jackie Mooers

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Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

I travel a lot with my husband. This place is the only place I really love staying in. While other places are pricey with unfriendly staff, this place has good staff. The rooms are always clean. The price is definitely affordable. Love it. I would recommend this place to anyone.

  • Stayed: April 2014
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2  Thank Chellygreen
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vagabondinnsouth, Director of Sales at Vagabond Inn Bakersfield South, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2014

Thank you for taking your time to review our property. All feedback from our guests is greatly appreciated. We are very happy to hear that you enjoy your time spent here at the Vagabond Inn South property. We hope to see you again in the near future.

Thanks again!
Sincerest,
Jackie Mooers

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Reviewed 30 May 2014 via mobile

I was traveling back home & ,,decided to stop here for some rest. Price was reasonable and rooms were clean. I thought the continental breakfast was pretty good. The front desk clerk Alex is very friendly and answered all my questions. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: May 2014
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vagabondinnsouth, Director of Sales at Vagabond Inn Bakersfield South, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2014

Thank you for taking your time to review our property. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Alex is a great asset to our hotel, we are happy to hear she was able to assist you. We hope to see you again in the near future.

Sincerest,
Jackie Mooers

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

This place needs some renovations. There is a gap all around the door which lets air and noise in. The fridge leaked. But it was clean and comfy. Make sure you use a booking site to get your room or you will be paying a lot more for it. The people at the front desk are really nice, but didn't seem to know the answers to our questions, for instance the best delivery restaurant and a couple of other things.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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vagabondinnsouth, Director of Sales at Vagabond Inn Bakersfield South, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2014

Dear Tuggerbug,

Thank you for taking your time to review our hotel. All feedback from our guests is greatly appreciated. We are currently remodeling our rooms and hope to see you again in the near future to check them out.

Thank you again,
Sincerest,
Jackie Mooers

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Reviewed 27 May 2014

Advertisement on the freeway is incorrect, they have no rooms at $39.99. The carpet was FILTHY. So were the mattresses, which needed replacing. The mattress pad didn't fit and neither did the flat sheets which would not stay tucked in.The sheets had old stains on them and the towels had hairs in them. We used our own towels.The soap and shampoo dispenser in the shower didn't work. The chair in the room was dirty and stained. And the walls in the bathroom were cracked, stained and dirty. The fan and air-conditioner worked, but was very loud. We got a 6:30am wake-up call that we never asked for, and when we complained about it we were told they called the wrong room, but they never apologized for the mistake.The maid knocked on our door before 9am to ask if we were checking out when check out was at 11am. We'll never stay there again.

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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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vagabondinnsouth, Director of Sales at Vagabond Inn Bakersfield South, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2014

Dear Barstowe55,

We are very sorry to hear that your stay was less than satisfactory. I can assure you that all of your concerns have been reported to upper management and we are taking the necessary steps to prevent these concerns in the future. We are currently remodeling our rooms and I would like to personally invite you back to stay with us. Please contact me via the hotel if you are interested. I would also like to inform you of our 39.99 billboard. This billboard does state STARTING AT 39.99 plus taxes and I can assure you we do have these rooms available throughout the hotel. As spring/summer months are approaching our property gets very busy and the certain rooms that are available for 39.99 plus taxes are occupied multiple days sometimes even weeks ahead of time. Thank you for taking your time to review our property, we appreciate all feedback from our guests and we hope to see you again in the near future.

Sincerest,
Jackie Mooers

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Address: 6501 Colony St, Bakersfield, CA 93307-6533
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Region: United States > California > Bakersfield
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #31 of 63 Hotels in Bakersfield
Price Range: £36 - £43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Vagabond Inn Bakersfield South 2*
Number of rooms: 134
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Vagabond Inn Bakersfield South hotel is located just off of Highway 99 and I-5 with Downtown Bakersfield just minutes away. Our newly renovated rooms feature a 32" LCD TV's with HBO programming, mini refrigerator, microwave, and coffee pot. Guests receive complimentary high speed wi-fi and a hot breakfast buffet including waffles, biscuits and gravy, juice, coffee, and cappuccino. ... more   less 
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