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Vagabond Inn Sunnyvale
Ranked #21 of 33 Hotels in Sunnyvale
Canberra, Australia
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39 hotel reviews
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“Poor Sunnyvale motel - look elsewhere!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2013 via mobile

I know other reviewers listed the Vagabond Inn as 'great' ( and this is why I booked ) but this place is a true dump. There's no other way to state it. Being my first time in the area I should have trusted colleagues versus any on-line review, but the ones here were solid and Trip Advisor is usually reliable...sadly, not this time.

There aren't too many great hotels in Sunnyvale, but many have to be better than this. This motel had outdoor entrances, which always makes me feel unsafe. The room is terribly outdated, shabby and dirty-looking. It almost feels like the scene of a horror movie motel. Its the kind of place where I was afraid to touch or sit on the bed without laying down a towel or something that I knew was clean. I can't believe I made it here for as many nights as I did...but it was a business trip. But never again would I stay here.

Front staff was nice but they couldn't make up for the 'dumpiness' of the place.

  • Stayed January 2013
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Kamlesh P, Owner at Vagabond Inn Sunnyvale, responded to this review, 28 January 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our property, Aranchia.We are sorry our property could not meet your expectations, though we are making improvements to our older, exterior corridor property and our housekeeping staff continues to clean our rooms thoroughly.We hope that you come back to visit us once our improvements have been completed and can look past the misconception of exterior corridor hotels that the Movie industry has bestowed upon us, and enjoy a wonderful stay as many of our guest have.
Thank you for your feedback.
Kamlesh,
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Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2013

I needed a motel for a 5 week stay while doing a short term consulting contract. When I moved into the motel they were very courteous and accommodating. They rooms are regularly shampooed and they offered me a room with a large wide-screen TV, microwave and refrigerator. It's tough to be working away from home but they made it comfortable and always cleaned the room with extra towels, free WiFi and a coffee maker. The management accepted my mail and were quick to fix any small issues. The room was recently renovated with a large sink and counter top. I feel very luck I happened upon this motel. Also the rates are very reasonable for the quality and service you receive.

Room Tip: The double beds are much larger and have a work table and couch.
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Steve S
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Kamlesh P, General Manager at Vagabond Inn Sunnyvale, responded to this review, 28 January 2013
We have enjoyed your company for the past 5 weeks during your business stay and glad that we could accommodate your needs and exceed your expectations to make you feel at home here with us.We hope you come back to stay with us at any time you are in the area and see the continued upgrades that we hope to complete.
Thank you
Kamlesh
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New Haven, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2013

Hey,,,,,,, This Place was a Pleasant Surprise..... after travelling around the country for years and staying in some Great Places and some Not so Great..... This was a warm welcome to a true Travel Hotel,,,,,either for Business orr vacation or overnight stay.......

This place is Convieniently located off the 101 hwy in Sunnyvale CA,,,,which provides easy accesability to all highways and areas to take you all around the Bay Area. It has a "SAFE" and easily accessible parking area...close to rooms.

The rooms are Spacious.......CLEAN....and well appropriated.....Including: Great Beds...Nice Linens....Large Flat Screen TVs with a wide selection of Cannels with Premium Channels as well..... Free WiFi.......Iron&Board....BlowDryer....Phone....Microwave...Fridge....Coffee Maker...Safe in Room.....Alarm Clock....Desk/Table &Chairs.....Granite Counters in Vanity Area with sink....CLEAN BATHROOMS!!!.....AC/HEAT with Remote control!!!! As well as all the other things one would expect.... Yes a place to put your clothes as well....;)

There is a Complimentary Breakfast in the morning with this very cool Espresso...Cappuccino....Hot Chocolate....and Coffee Tooooo!!! VERY COOL! and Delicious

A Gym Membership is included at a Athletic Club on the same street....Very Close!!! I used it and its a Premium Fitness center with Spa...Raquet Ball.... and all the Bells and Whistles.... I Need to use it more,,,,,,AND ITs INCLUDED!!!!!!!

The Hotel is well positioned next to several restaurants......some 24hr....and others close for fine dinning or live music.....Pubs.......,,,,,,,stores..... etc....! Very good choice in a stay!!!!

I have been here for over a month and feel very comfortable...and close to home while traveling..........

The Staff is Super Friendly and Professional....... and make me feel welcome!!!

Enjoy Your Stay..... WFS

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Williamsheridan001
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Sunnyvale, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2012

Very good place to stay and also comfortable.Staff members are courteous.close to Freeway.Many fast food restaurant are within a walking distance. you also get 10% discount on Denny's restaurant located next to the hotel

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
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Thank Apurva P
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Kamlesh P, Owner at Vagabond Inn Sunnyvale, responded to this review, 28 January 2013
Thank you Apurva P, for taking the time to review our property.We appreciate your feedback on our courteous staff and great location.We hope you come to visit us very soon and see the continuous improvements that we are making here at Vagabond Inn
Sincerely
Kamlesh,
Owner at Vagabond Inn Sunnyvale
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merced
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2012

This is my 3rd stay at the Vagabond Inn in Sunnyvale, CA. The hotel is very well maintained
and I felt very safe. The pool area is very roomy and the pool was spotless. The breakfast has pastries, toast with farmers brothers coffee. I interacted with 3 staff members and they were all very helpful and very pleasant. The rooms have a very nice comfy bed with a very clear TV
reception. Room 107 had a microwave, fridge, iron and ironing board a big plus for a traveler.
The room had a nice relaxing sofa chair with a desk area and chairs. GREAT VALUE and
FRIENDLY STAFF. There is a Denny's and a HOBEE's restaurant located within walking distance to the Inn.

Room Tip: Room 107 was comfortable.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank MercedDan
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Kamlesh P, Owner at Vagabond Inn Sunnyvale, responded to this review, 19 December 2012
Hello Merced Dan,
Thank you taking time to give us some feedback regarding your experience. We appreciate your continued loyalty to our property and the recognition that our staff was attentive to your needs.We have recently completed some Renovations and put in granite counter tops in each of the rooms and hope you will find this as an added bonus to accompany the refrigerator, microwave,iron and ironing board,sofa chair,comfortable bed and desk during your next visit .We hope to see you again soon.
Thank you
Kamlesh, Owner at Vagabond Inn Sunnyvale
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Sunnyvale, California
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2012

The place is most convenient and ideally located near to lot of work places and well connected by Bus and VTA light rail.
The rooms are good and clean, the cleaning is done promptly and very secure with respect to material that we keep in room. The service is good and complimentary breakfast they give daily is good. The prices are most competitive. My stay of 4 months was really good

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
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Thank gururaj n
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Kamlesh P, Owner at Vagabond Inn Sunnyvale, responded to this review, 19 December 2012
Dear Monodeep,
We were so happy to have you for your first 30 days of your relocation to our city,and appreciate your feedback.Yes,our convenient location is one of our wonderful features and our partnership with Denny's is an added bonus for our guest. As our staff is always available 24/7,we are glad that we could help you out with many of your needs during your stay with us this past june.We hope that you will come back to visit us anytime you need a place to stay in Sunnyvale.We recently completed upgrades to granite counter-tops and plan on many more improvements in the near future,and would love the opportunity to show you what is going on here since your visit.
Hpoe to see you soon
Kamlesh,Owner at Vagabond Inn Sunnyvale
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Sunnyvale, California
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2012

Nice place to stay. Enjoyed a lot staying in VagaBond Inn. Good thing is Reception guys are very friendly and supportive. Also the hotel rooms have got good WiFi , kitchen and more ever it is located in the nice place.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
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Thank Ajith S
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Kamlesh P, General Manager at Vagabond Inn Sunnyvale, responded to this review, 28 January 2013
Thank you Ajith S, for sharing your feedback on your previous stay in April,we always appreciate guest feedback for training purposes.We are glad that you were able to enjoy our great location,staff and extra amenities such as kitchen and wifi.We hope you come back soon and see some of the improvements we are making,most notably the recent upgrade of granite countertops!
Sincerely,
Kamlesh,
Owner Vagabond Inn Sunnyvale
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Property: Vagabond Inn Sunnyvale
Address: 816 W. Ahwanee Ave., Sunnyvale, CA 94085-1409
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Region: United States > California > Sunnyvale
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Business Hotel in Sunnyvale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Vagabond Inn Sunnyvale 2*
Number of rooms: 60
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