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Vagabond Inn Bakersfield South
Ranked #35 of 63 Hotels in Bakersfield
Santa Barbara, ca
1 review
“A lovely place to stay, not too pricey”
Reviewed 13 October 2009

When we went into the office the clerk was very helpful and kept a smile on her face the entire time. We just stopped in to get a cheap place for 1 night and recieved more than expected. The staff is wonderful. They were all very helpful and efficiant. The rooms while not perfect were really comfortable. We will definately be back there next time were passing through.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Santa Barbara, CA
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Reviewed 7 January 2009

The staff tried to be helpful but did not know what they were doing. The rooms were not so bad, they were pretty cozy, but it was extremely loud. We called the front desk, and nothing was done about it. My husband and I would not stay there again.

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  • Disliked — Everything!
  • Stayed January 2009, travelled on business
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vagabondinnsouth, Owner at Vagabond Inn Bakersfield South, responded to this review, 11 December 2009
Thank you for taking the time to submit a review on our location; furthermore, we would like to apologize if your stay was less than satisfactory. At the Vagabond Inn South, we work tediously to meet the various needs and requests of our guests in a professional and timely manner. Our property provides truck parking for our many truck drivers whom reside with our franchise, and that service can create a noise issue at times, and we would like to apologize for your disturbance. If you have any further inquiries regarding your stay, or suggestions for our location, please feel free to contact us. We hope you will return in the future and we look forward to hearing from you, thank you once again, and have a nice day.
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Bay Area, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2007

Good Hotel for the price.
Internet works, waffles for breakfast, pizza delivery nearby.
Efficient staff at lobby with a computer for checking internet
Clean rooms..blanket a little old

Stayed December 2007
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los angeles, ca
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2007

Stayed here for 3 nights Aug 2007. It was really cheap 47/day but would not stay here again. Room was small, carpet was filthy. Has a refrig, air conditioning works well, small table and two chairs. Holiday Inn Select was a better choice.

  • Liked — cheap
  • Disliked — too many shady characters hanging out in the parking lot.
  • Stayed August 2007, travelled with friends
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Los Angeles, CA
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Reviewed 8 January 2007

We drove into this hotel at about 1am after the freeway to Los Angeles was closed (due to snow). Very tired, I just wanted a place to sleep until we could hit the road the next morning. A billboard on the freeway near the hotel advertised rooms for $39, however when I got there I ended up paying $49, which the woman explained to me was actually a $5 discount. I actually tended to believe her.

Our stay was less than stellar, but I guess it's about what you can expect from this type of motel. We were fortunate to get a room at 1am, but all they had was a smoking room which smelled strikingly like, well, cigarette smoke. We managed (and it's not exactly the hotel's fault that they only had a smoking room). The room was very small, which was funny because the area outside of the bathroom was very large. While not spotless, there at least weren't unnamed stains on the wall.

The worst of it, however, was that the bed was incredibly uncomfortable. I suppose if I were renting this hotel by the hour (as they may do in this part of Bakersfield, it just seemed like a little bit of a seedy area) it would have been okay, but as I wanted to sleep all night it just didn't cut it. That plus the fact that the room smelled like an ashtray made it very difficult to sleep.

The only bright spot was the free 'continental breakfast' - coffee, doughnuts and make-your-own waffles - not the Taj Mahal but decent enough and certainly more than edible.

  • Liked — free breakfast
  • Disliked — uncomfortable bed
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  • Stayed December 2006, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 February 2005

I was impressed with the cleansiness of the rooms. This Vagabond was very nice. If you want to pay little; but get a really decent room, this is it. No complaints

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Property: Vagabond Inn Bakersfield South
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 #35 of 63 Hotels in Bakersfield
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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