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Vagabond Inn Executive SFO Airport
Ranked #10 of 12 Hotels in Burlingame
Derby uk
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“Great view of bay and runway”
Reviewed 20 October 2013

Good place to stay for a stop over while using San Francisco airport. The free shuttle service was very good and regular and starts at 4 am. Breakfast was good and starts at 6 am with hot and continental available also waffle making machines and batter available. Hot drinks available 24 hours . The Elephant Bar next door was very good to eat suggest you book when you arrive as it's very popular.

Room Tip: We had a high floor bay view it's worth the extra few pounds and the view of the bay and runway...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 October 2013

everything was better then expected... would recommend to anyone who needs to stay in this area. I had a conference at the Hyatt and saved a ton of bucks, and just walked there everyday. thanks for the good care

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 26 September 2013

We had a great time here. It is five minutes from the airport. If you can, get a room overlooking the water but all rooms are great. Excellent deal and about 20 mins to downtown. I loved it here. The breakfast was fantastic and you it is a hot breaky so you can have eggs/bacon/sausage or whatever you like. They have everything else too as in fruit/oatmeal etc.

Miquel at the front was a wonderful staff member and we were really impressed by his great attitude and willingness to help. Be sure to stay here! There is a great walk way you can go for miles on along the water which is really pretty too!!!

Room Tip: Ask for oceanfront, windows are completely sound proof so no worries with planes, can't hear a t...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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mburlingame, Manager at Vagabond Inn Executive SFO Airport, responded to this review, 10 October 2013
Thank you for your review. We appreciate your nice feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us, our hot breakfast and our kind staff. We hope to see you again soon.

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Halifax, Canada
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Reviewed 9 September 2013

We stayed at Vagabond Inn Executive SFO Airport on Sept 3 2013, and had a pleasant stay. I would love to be able to give this place a 5 star review, because it IS a very pleasant place to stay. The staff are very friendly, and the location is perfect!! I loved being able to sit on our private balcony an look out over SF bay.....however, having said that, I DO have to also say the place is in bad need of a tidy up, and some updating. The paint is peeling off the door casings in the rooms, and the threshold to the balcony is very dirty looking. I don't think it was actually dirt so much as probably just stained cement, but it needs some fixing up. The carpet in our room could use an updating too. It was very tired looking. The bed appeared to be very clean, as were the bathrooms, so no complaints there, and it was a nice touch to have 24 hour coffee available in the lobby, which was only a short walk from our room.
In the mornings they have a very adequate hot breakfast, which you can either eat inside, or outside on little café tables, which was nice too. Or you can even take something back to your room. As I said, it's only a short walk to any of the rooms. We stayed on the 3rd floor facing the bay, which was very pleasant. The rooms aren't big, but they're adequate. All in all, in spite of it needing some intense updating, it was a good location, and if we were ever in the area we would probably stay there again, simply because it was so pleasant, and I DO think it's as clean as they can make it, taking the bad need of updating into consideration.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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mburlingame, Manager at Vagabond Inn Executive SFO Airport, responded to this review, 10 October 2013
We appreciate you taking the time for your feedback. We are glad you had a pleasant stay with us, hot breakfast, location, and friendly staff.

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Mukilteo, Washington
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Reviewed 30 August 2013

After reading reviews and looking at pictures, I was very excited to stay at this hotel for such a cheap price (compared to hotels in San Francisco). The hotel was not as nice as we thought. This is a MOTEL, NOT a hotel. The rooms were small and the carpets were dirty. The breakfast room only had 2 tiny tables; you had to sit on outdoor tables if you didn't get to breakfast early enough.

However, there were some awesome things about the hotel. We stayed for 2 nights, and the hotel was in a great place for commuting between San Jose and San Francisco. Their breakfast was also really good; the waffles and oatmeal were amazing. I am so surprised about the 1 woman who made and maintained the entire breakfast. Great job! Also, the customer service and manager were more than helpful during our stay.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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mburlingame, Manager at Vagabond Inn Executive SFO Airport, responded to this review, 10 October 2013
Thank you for your review. We appreciate the feedback. We are glad you enjoyed our breakfast and that our staff was helpful during your stay.

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Tokyo
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Reviewed 28 August 2013 via mobile

Booked via hotels.com after I missed an overseas flight.
Shuttle bus service was excellent, friendly and helpful front desk person, 24 hour free coffee and breakfast included.

Down side- no cable tv at all in several rooms, problem with room telephone equipment and maybe line.

Not worth the price and Hotels.com and hotel buck passed about giving me partial refund for lack of TV and phone service. Unacceptable!

Overall, SFO hotels are not worth the price and have service problems or in this case maintenance problems.

If you have a car, better to drive to Half Moon Bay- hotels there do not have such problems!

  • Stayed August 2013
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mburlingame, Manager at Vagabond Inn Executive SFO Airport, responded to this review, 18 November 2013
Dear Tokyoprof,
We apologize for the inconvenience that the down phone lines and TV service in our area. Unfortunately, the service provider was having an issue and we are at their mercy. We hope you give us a try in the future, as this was an isolated incident.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 28 August 2013 via mobile

Chose vagabond after a 15 hour flight from Australia, had one night before a Miami flight the next morning. We got a very reasonable price and wasn't expecting much. The rooms were average but reasonable for the price.
Loved the views if the bay and calm water, but it got unusually loud at night with a lot of traffic noise. Not much to do around the area but we caught a bus to a local mall (40 min ride) but were exited and jet lagged. Breakfast was basic but more than adequate. Shuttles to airport were on time and efficient. If you are picky not the place for you but if you have simple needs you will not mind the vagabond. Next door to a few restaurants that will do the job.
Really nice for a morning walk if you are into that as you can walk along the water which was very nice.

Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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mburlingame, Manager at Vagabond Inn Executive SFO Airport, responded to this review, 18 November 2013
Thank you so much for choosing us during your travels, we are pleased that we could provide a
good place to rest and explore between your long flights. We hope that you stay with us again and enjoy more of what our city has to offer.

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Property: Vagabond Inn Executive SFO Airport
Address: 1640 Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 94010-1504
Region: United States > California > Burlingame
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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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