I was amazed by this hotel... I booked with them based on the #55 rating and the reviews on this website, and couldn't believe that on a weekend where other hotels were $120 a night, this one was only $70, and right at the entrance of Shelter Island, one of my favorite places to walk in San Diego in the morning.
The surprising thing about this hotel is that it looks like a motor inn, but, the service is amazing. Definitely not what you would expect from a small place like this.
If you go, try to get there during the day!! Jose, the front desk clerk then is AWESOME - we checked in and went to our non-smoking room, and as soon as we walked in, we were bombarded with the smell of cigarette smoke. I'm sometimes sensitive to this and sometimes not, but, being almost 6 months pregnant, I was gagging after about 5 seconds, so I went back to Jose. He apologized over and over about the room, and then walked me personally to the next room so that I could look it over and make sure it was okay. From then on, everything was perfect. I happened to walk into the lobby for extra towels about 10 minutes after the complimentary continental breakfast was over, and Jose still made sure to have me look and take whatever I wanted. The night staff isn't rude or anything, they just definitely aren't as great as the day staff.
If you stay here before the summer months, be warned - the "heated" pool isn't kept to a temperature that's comfortable to just jump in to - definitely for the seasoned cold pool swimmers!! Otherwise, this place definitely deserves it's rating in the top quarter of hotels in the area.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Vagabond Inn San Diego (Point Loma) Hotel San Diego
- Vagabond Hotel San Diego