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Vagabond Inn Sunnyvale
Ranked #24 of 33 Hotels in Sunnyvale
Pomona
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Reviewed 1 April 2013

Let me start by saying the rooms are ok. That is the only thing positive. The property is borderline a dump due to the obvious low-life patrons who prowl this place. Drunk people hanging out on the balconies, a dude sitting in the dark on the top of the dryer, smoking a cigarette at the top of the stairs. Old, open layout property catering to long-term rentals, junky cars in the parking lot, dog feces on the grass patches. Let me end with the fact that the rooms were acceptable, the staff was pleasant, the continental breakfast was below standard, but most importantly we did not feel almost safe until we were locked in our room. Then we were concerned for our vehicle in the parking lot!

Room Tip: If it isn't on this property it should be acceptable.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Kamlesh P, Manager at Vagabond Inn Sunnyvale, responded to this review, 9 June 2013
Dear Jm_dll,
We are very disappointed that we could not meet and exceed your standards. We work hard to improve our property and services continuously. We do have a few guests that are long term, and we will work with them to be more accommodating in the future. As for the dog feces, we will work with our maintenance team to work to prevent those occurrences in the future. We are sorry that our breakfast did not meet your needs, as we understand it will not work for everyone but works for many.

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Vagabond Inn
Sunnyvale
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Reno, Nevada
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Reviewed 21 March 2013

I stay in Silicon Valley at least 5 days per month and almost always end up here. The rooms are clean, the staff is very friendly, and it's conveniently located. This is the best value in the area. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
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Kamlesh P, Owner at Vagabond Inn Sunnyvale, responded to this review, 16 July 2013
Brandon M,
Thank you for continuously making this your home away from home while you are here on business. We enjoy your company and can not wait for each and every visit.
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Canberra, Australia
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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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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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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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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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Sunnyvale, California
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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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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,
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merced
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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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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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Property: Vagabond Inn Sunnyvale
Address: 816 W. Ahwanee Ave., Sunnyvale, CA 94085-1409
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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