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“Close to the water - great neighborhood feel and local hangout”

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Vagabond Inn - San Diego Airport Marina
Ranked #128 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
Bountiful, Utah
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6 reviews
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“Close to the water - great neighborhood feel and local hangout”
Reviewed 10 August 2013

This is the BEST place to stay and relax. If you want to connect to the local culture and you want to relax and smell and hear the ocean, this is the place for you. Lots of local fishermen, incredible seafood market and restaurants. The rooms are clean and remodeled. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. The free breakfast leaves a little to be desired but the coffee is yummy. Great grocery store nearby. Get the unit with the kitchenette. Yes..it smells funny but that is just the ocean and humidity. Lots of great walking trails and cozy quiet retreats for food and drink. This is the place for super clean, friendly and affordable accommodations that is minutes to all San Diego attractions.

Room Tip: Pick the kitchenette on the second floor..great views and tasty ocean smells!
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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vagabondinnpl, General Manager at Vagabond Inn - San Diego Airport Marina, responded to this review, 29 August 2013
We love our neighborhood. Truly a seaside, San Diego feel. A community that only seems to improve with age. My staff and I could not be more pleased to know you enjoyed our property, service and location. Our renovations will continue on our property and continue to be representative of our great community. Thank you for sharing your experience.
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 31 July 2013

My wife and I stayed here for nearly 2 weeks while we were trying to find a new place to live in San Diego. We had the end suite (room 112). The room was surprisingly very large. The kitchen was sufficient with the necessary pots/pans etc for the two of us. The bed was very comfortable.

The room was fairly clean, though there were a few corners that they might have missed.
The hotel serves a breakfast consisting of oatmeal packets (which we did cook a few times in our microwave) fruit, pastries, yogurt, cereal, and juice/coffee. Once you get your breakfast items in the tiny lobby you just walk them back to your room for a nice quiet breakfast.

For our house hunting the location was good, as we spent nearly all of our time in Point Loma. However you are only a few minutes to downtown and the beaches, and the rest of San Diego is no more than a 15min drive.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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vagabondinnpl, General Manager at Vagabond Inn - San Diego Airport Marina, responded to this review, 1 August 2013
Thank you for staying with us. We are grateful for your business and you thoughtful review. It was a pleasure serving you and we hope you are successful in finding a new home.
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 14 July 2013

We stayed in Vagabond Inn for 3 nights at room no.109, the room had an awful smell, even tough we kept the door open a lot, the smell didn't go away, it was disgusting. The furniture is extremely old and dirty. The carpets had lots of stain on them, the bathroom had an awful smell too. My friends stayed at room no 110 which was OK. I definitely wouldn't go back.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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vagabondinnpl, General Manager at Vagabond Inn - San Diego Airport Marina, responded to this review, 1 August 2013
Thank you for reviewing our property. We apologize that their was a 'smell' in the room. My staff and I are diligent when we clean, dehumidify, and disinfect every guestroom. If any of our guests encounter a challenge with their accommodation, we will address it right away. We will often move a guest to another room and effect any necessary service to the room in question. Moving forward, we are proud that our next phase of renovation will include carpet, and furniture.
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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Reviewed 9 July 2013

I stayed for one night and I got what I expected: a clean motel close to the airport.

The rooms are a little old, but it is okay for the price. There are a couple of grocery stores and restaurants/fast food shacks close by but nothing exciting. Lond distances to the city center and the ocean.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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vagabondinnpl, General Manager at Vagabond Inn - San Diego Airport Marina, responded to this review, 10 July 2013
Thank you for staying with us Phil. We appreciate your business and the time you have taken to share your experience at our property. My staff and I are in the process of renovating our guestrooms and hope that you enjoyed your accommodation. Many guests who come to our area enjoy the marinas and boardwalk, just steps from our property but it isn't for everybody. Thank you you again for staying with us and reviewing our property.
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Reviewed 3 July 2013 via mobile

Despite its drab exterior, this hotel more than delivers on room quality, service and cleanliness. My family and I used it is our home base for excursions into Mexico and all parts of San Diego and it proved to be very convenient.

I would recommend it to anyone looking for a reasonably priced alternative to the gaslamp district, and it is just a few minutes away.

  • Stayed July 2013
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vagabondinnpl, General Manager at Vagabond Inn - San Diego Airport Marina, responded to this review, 5 July 2013
Thank you for your review. My staff and I are so pleased that our property location, guestrooms, and service were to your liking. We take your comments to heart and appreciate your business. To this point, we have focused our renovations on our guestrooms. We look forward to being able to work on the property as a whole to make it even more appealing to you and all of our guests.
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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2013

If you like sea food and or sport fishing it's all in walking distance. The hotel is very basic but clean,Free WIFI HBO a good bed and a shower is all you really need. This is located in Point Loma with easy access to beaches , downtown . Right around the corner is Humphries where you can pay $260.00 a night..? For what ..?bragging rights..!!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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vagabondinnpl, General Manager at Vagabond Inn - San Diego Airport Marina, responded to this review, 5 July 2013
Thank you for your business. We appreciate you sharing your experience at our property as well. My staff and I are pleased you find our location to your liking. There is no better location if the marina boardwalk and shelter Island drive is your destination. We are grateful for you patronage and review, and will continue to to do our best to improve every day.
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Long Beach
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Reviewed 26 June 2013

When we first drove up to it, I wasn't too excited. It looked like it was outdated. The staff was extremely helpful (we wanted to check in early- and get a room by the pool). They checked us in an hour and a half early and gave us a room right across from the pool. Room was very nice! Carpet was clean...I like to walk around in my socks- they were still clean! Bedding was very nice, and soft; beds were comfortable. The air conditioner was built into the wall- so it was silent and worked very well. We also walked along the docks to have lunch and dinner each day...wonderful experience! Margarita, at the front desk, was especially helpful and very thoughtful!

Room Tip: Can't beat the price or the hospitality! Eat at Jimmy's on the docks...fabulous food!
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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vagabondinnpl, General Manager at Vagabond Inn - San Diego Airport Marina, responded to this review, 5 July 2013
Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoy our property and look forward to another opportunity to serve you in the future. Margarita will be pleased to know she answered the call to service. Thank you so much for your business.
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Property: Vagabond Inn - San Diego Airport Marina
Address: 1325 Scott Street, San Diego, CA 92106-2726 (Formerly Vagabond Inn San Diego (Point Loma))
Region: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Best Value Hotel in San Diego
#45 Business Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Vagabond Inn - San Diego Airport Marina 2*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Vagabond Inn is steps away from Harbor Drive and Shelter Island, bayside near the landings and marina boardwalk, and a few minutes from San Diego Int'l Airport. Complete with heated pool, full continental breakfast, complimentary wifi, cable with HBO, and a 24 hour service desk, this Vagabond Inn is an excellent choice. All guestrooms are non-smoking with a fridge and microwave. Pet Friendly rooms and view rooms available upon request. ... more   less 
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