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Vagabond Inn Ventura
Ranked #10 of 23 Hotels in Ventura
Reviewed 12 August 2013

Vagabond's location is great...right across the pedestrian bridge from the beach and pier...lots of shops and restaurants closeby. The staff was very friendly and helpful...pool and hot tub were very welcome after the long drive from Las Vegas. The room was clean and comfortable. Our stay was very enjoyable and were able to get an early start on the next leg of our journey. If we were staying in the area longer, we would have been happy to spend more nights here.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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mventura, General Manager at Vagabond Inn Ventura, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2013

Thanks Matt! We hope you get a chance to come again and stay longer!

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Reviewed 22 July 2013

The location of the Vagabond Inn is its best feature. It's just outside the heart of downtown, and just across the 101 from the Beach. You can really walk to anywhere you'd want to be in Ventura from here. If you are carrying a lot, though, for a full day at the beach, you'd probably be better off driving over to the parking garage.

The Vagabond Inn was clean and everything worked well. The bed was comfy. The parking lot was crowded and it was hard to get a spot. The hotel was so full it took us about a half an hour to check in. It seemed like the hotel was full and there were people everywhere ready to party. It was a little chaotic. There was a continental breakfast offered, but it wasn't so nice - coffee and prepackaged pastries.

The price was moderate for the area ($139). We would stay here again, but I think we'd try the Best Western right next door next time, it is usually in the same price range, but it was booked for the night we stayed.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Lara W
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mventura, General Manager at Vagabond Inn Ventura, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2013

We are glad that you gave us a try. The Best Western is a great place to stay, but does not allow pets. For some people, that is a good thing! We have been very busy here lately, kind of a present surprise to see how many people are coming to Ventura. Hopefully we will see you again soon, either here or next door.

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Reviewed 21 July 2013

We spent six days, five nights in Ventura and chose the Vagabond Inn because of its proximity to the beach and its pet-friendly policy.We were pleasantly surprised at the room, which was cute and clean and a great value for the price (remember to get your AAA discount if you are a member). There was also a full-sized pool, a jacuzzi and a little "pet park/potty place" in the middle of the property (doggie dropping bags also provided).. The restaurant on the property had a great steak and egg breakfast special--it was delicious! The housekeeping staff made us feel like a king and queen; the room was tidied up, the toiletries and towels restocked, and coffee/tea, etc. daily, and they always gave a friendly greeting (thank you MerryAnn, Eva and Carmen R).

There is a foot bridge at the back of the property that crosses over the freeway and drops you out right in front of the Ventura pier. The beach was clean and uncrowded; and, it had a full side that was open to dogs (but, must be on leash as it is a state beach). There are also two restaurants on the pier that offer reasonably priced seafood and tacos. .

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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mventura, General Manager at Vagabond Inn Ventura, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2013

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review of our property here in Ventura. I't always nigh to hear from our guests and get their impressions of the hotel and the area. I will pass your comments on to MerryAnn, Eva and Carmen!

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Reviewed 21 July 2013

I have stayed here four times, it is not fancy, but it is clean, easy to find, it allows well behaved pets which I have a great dog who is very obedient, close to the pier, and instead of staying with family and being in a tiny bed, we get privacy and good king bed!.

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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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mventura, General Manager at Vagabond Inn Ventura, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2013

Thanks Auntie Gail! We are glad you stay with us when visiting your family here.

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Reviewed 28 May 2013

Fast initial sign-up (check in) with reservation (used booking.com) on holiday weekend(Memorial Day) Clean room for price with everything working , good wifi reception with fast check-out. A good value for the money.

Stayed: May 2013, travelled solo
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mventura, General Manager at Vagabond Inn Ventura, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2013

Thank you! You are close if you live in Los Angeles, so we hope you come back soon!

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Reviewed 26 May 2013

We are 1950's retro nuts and this place fit the bill to a "T." An older facility that rivals any place at twice the price, the freshly maintained decor is straight out of the past, yet comfortable and efficient. The room, pool and grounds are spotless clean and the staff, especially Juanita at the front desk, are all cheerful, friendly and efficient. The bed was plush and comfortable and the room was quiet despite being next to the office and stairs, with a train running behind the hotel. Within walking distance of a beautiful park, and plenty of unique restaurants, antique stores, and specialty shops the location couldn't have been more convenient. But for good old fashioned, inexpensive, home cooking just try the Vagabond restaurant next door ... inexpensive, yet serving an abundance of delicious food.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank William C
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mventura, General Manager at Vagabond Inn Ventura, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2013

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review! I will show it to Janita right now. She will be as pleased to know you enjoyed your stay with us as I am. Hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 20 May 2013

Remember now we're talking about the Vagabond,not the Ritz Carlton,so here's the deal pedestrian access to the beach and pier,short walk through the park to all the restaurants,pubs,micro brews,not to mention a vast fusion of almost any type of live music you could ask for,Yeah you got your knuckle head Ventura freaks crusin around,but for the price you can't come close,also the staff,Aimee is simply delicious,and Jenny is devine,Juanita the manager does a great job considering the logistic's.Ventura has a throw back hippi/music/artsy theme....gotta have an open mind........all in all good job folks.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled on business
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mventura, General Manager at Vagabond Inn Ventura, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2013

Thank you so much for the nice review. We do have local homeless people that like to hang around the beach areas, but I've seen that in just about every beach community that has decent weather. For the most part, they are just annoying. This town is awesome, and everything is close by. We are glad you choose to stay with us. I think Aimee will blush at the 'delicious' comment, but I'm going to make sure she sees it and gets a big "Thank You" from me, Jenny as well! As far a Juanita goes, she IS awesome, and everyone here knows it! Thanks.

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Additional Information about Vagabond Inn Ventura

Address: 756 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001-2916
Region: United States > California > Ventura
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Ventura
#4 Business Hotel in Ventura
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Ventura
Price Range: £57 - £96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Vagabond Inn Ventura 2*
Number of rooms: 82
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in Historic Downtown Ventura, the Vagabond Inn is walking distance to the shops, restaurants, theaters and more. Just behind the Inn is a footbridge that takes you to the Ventura Pier and Promenade to the right and to San BuenaVentura State Beach to the left (where you will find the famous Jolly Oyster!) ... more   less 
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