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Vagabond Inn Executive SFO Airport
Ranked #10 of 12 Hotels in Burlingame
Mesa, Arizona
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“Great airport hotel”
Reviewed 9 May 2013

Great hotel near the airport. I would recommend getting a room overlooking the water. You can sit in the room and watch the planes at SFO take off and land.
It is a very quiet hotel and you can't hear much of the plane noise.
The room comes with a nice hot breakfast eggs, bacon, waffles.
They have a shuttle to pick you up and take you back to the airport. Also free parking.
Great places to eat in walking distance.
If you are into walking or jogging there is a path along the water.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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mburlingame, Manager at Vagabond Inn Executive SFO Airport, responded to this review, 16 May 2013
Thank you for your nice review! We appreciate all the nice feedback. Hope to see you again if you are in the San Francisco area.
Eli Jimenez
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 8 May 2013 via mobile

The Vagabond is about a mile from SFO and there's a Shuttle every half hour to and from the airport which really helped me get the best of my one night stay. it's good value too. I got in early so they only had a ground floor room on the car park. I Didn't hear planes or traffic, which surprised me, but heard cars come in and out. The most noise came from people upstairs coming back 1.30am and getting up to go at 6.30. Very thin ceilings! Two good restaurants next door, both looking over the water. I ate at the elephant grill and sat at the bar. Nice guys, good wine selection and the meal of tofu vegetable stirfry was pretty good considering it was a 'grill.'

  • Stayed May 2013
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Thank Christine B
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mburlingame, Manager at Vagabond Inn Executive SFO Airport, responded to this review, 16 May 2013
We appreciate you taking the time to write a review and all the nice comments! We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us.
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Anaheim, California
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Reviewed 5 May 2013

The Vagabond Inn Executive SFO is an alternative to consider when visiting San Francisco (especially where a location close to the airport or South San Francisco is a plus).
* Plenty of free parking (don't laugh parking is a hassle at many SF hotels)
* Free "hot" breakfast with eggs, bacon, waffles, etc.
* Walking path along the bay in back of the hotel
* Reasonable price (comparatively speaking for SF hotels)
* Easy access to BART. Take the hotel shuttle to the airport where there is a BART station
* Next to an Elephant Bar and El Torito
* Free Wifi that was a reasonable speed (3 MB down) in our room. No wired internet.
The downsides:
* Rooms are only so so. They still have old school CRT TVs but do have fridges.
* The business center is two PCs in the area where the breakfast buffet is.
* No exercise room (but see the walking path above).

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Jon B
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mburlingame, Manager at Vagabond Inn Executive SFO Airport, responded to this review, 16 May 2013
Thank you for your review and nice feedback! We are glad you had a comfortable stay with us.
Eli Jimenez
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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2013

This is a very decent hotel, older but renovated, with 3 key advantages: location to the airport with a shuttle every 30 minutes starting at 4 AM; great price for comfortable and clean quarters; and a pretty good breakfast buffet starting at 6 AM (make your own waffles, real oatmeal, fruit, eggs etc). The shuttle gets you to the airport in about 15 minutes (it stops at 2 other properties) and is a very plush ride in itself. The buffet was being set up by 5 AM, so even though we left too early for the full buffet, we were able to get some hot food instead of just coffee and a muffin. Lots of restaurants in a 5 mile area (mostly Asian), and a couple deliver to the hotel.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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mburlingame, Manager at Vagabond Inn Executive SFO Airport, responded to this review, 19 April 2013
We appreciate you taking the time for your review! We are glad to hear you had a nice stay, also that you got to try some of our hot breakfast before your early departure.

Eli Jimenez
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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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4 reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2013

The Vagabond Inn is a little gem near the San Francisco Airport. It is an older hotel that is updated and very cozy. I scored a room overlooking the bay and the airport landing strip, which gave me some good spectating opportunities. I was pleasantly surprised by the tasty breakfast choices! The staff were very knowledgeable and immediately made me feel at ease about utilizing the airport shuttle, which was comfortable and on time. I had a rental car and enjoyed the free parking. The hotel is very convenient to major thoroughfares. There are a few restaurants within walking distance, but more are an easy drive away.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
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mburlingame, Manager at Vagabond Inn Executive SFO Airport, responded to this review, 19 April 2013
Thank you for your nice review! We appreciate all the good feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and good to hear our staff was helpful. We hope to see you again if you are in the San Francisco area.

Eli Jimenez
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Bemidji, Minnesota
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Reviewed 14 March 2013

Stayed the night before flying out. Staff was very helpful, kind, and gave good recommendations regarding shuttle service to the airport and restaurants in the area. The room was decent. It was clean and the beds were really comfortable which was nice. The only thing was the windows in the room were hard to open and the air conditioner wasn't working so it was very warm in our room. The breakfast was really good and had good variety! Overall I would stay there again if in the area and on a budget.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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mburlingame, Manager at Vagabond Inn Executive SFO Airport, responded to this review, 4 April 2013
Thank you for your feedback! We are glad you enjoyed your stay, and great to hear our staff was helpful. Our A/c unit is centrally based, usually when the temperature is cold outside it will be warm air. We hope to see you on your next visit to the SFO are.

Eli Jimenez
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San Diego, CA
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31 reviews
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Reviewed 11 March 2013

Stayed for two nights while on business. Staff is very friendly and helpful. The cookies at the front desk are delicious!
Breakfast is decent and quick. Shuttle service is definitely a plus.
Walking distance to a few malls with anything you need. the back is connected to a walking path that trails around the bay. Very convenient for am and pm jogs/walks.
no in/out charge for parking!
Definitely will use it again.

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
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mburlingame, Manager at Vagabond Inn Executive SFO Airport, responded to this review, 15 March 2013
Thank you for your nice feedback! We appreciate you taking the time. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and hope you choose us if you are in the area for business again.

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Property: Vagabond Inn Executive SFO Airport
Address: 1640 Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 94010-1504
Region: United States > California > Burlingame
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #10 of 12 Hotels in Burlingame
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Vagabond Inn Executive SFO Airport 2.5*
Number of rooms: 93
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