Vagabond Inn San Jose

1488 North First Street, San Jose, United States, 95112  show map
 2 stars
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Vagabond Inn San Jose

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Free parking
 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Swimming Pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Sports activities

Golf course

 Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

 Breakfast

Continental breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Overview

Vagabond Inn San Jose is a 2-star property only 3.6 km from San Jose McEnry Convention Center, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art and HP Pavilion. Renovated in 2011, the budget hotel has welcomed guests since 1968.

The city center is 4 km away from the hotel. The property is set 25 minutes' walk away from Japantown (San Jose), San Jose Betsuin Buddhist Church and Japanese American Resource Center/Museum.

Mineta San Jose International airport can be reached in 5 minutes by car from Vagabond Inn San Jose.

Rooms

The hotel comprises 76 rooms equipped with individual climate control, TV, a refrigerator, a dressing area and a telephone. A bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer can be found in all bathrooms.

Eat & Drink

Every day a complimentary continental breakfast is served.

Services

The hotel offers free parking and a baggage storage along with a business center, a photocopier and a fax machine to fulfill the needs of all travelers.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of rooms:   76.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid on-site parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • Exterior corridors
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course

Services

  • Self-service laundry

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Jacuzzi

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer

Kitchen facilities

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • Free local telephone calls
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-In

  • from  3 pm

Check-Out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 16 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 10 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

1488 North First Street, San Jose, United States, 95112

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City Center
  • San Jose
    1.9 mi
Train Stations
  • College Park Caltrain
    1.5 mi
  • Santa Clara Caltrain
    1.6 mi
  • Bus stop
    2300 ft
Restaurants
  • Moroccan Restaurant Menara (cuisine: Mediterranean, African, Middle Eastern)
    700 ft
  • Genji (cuisine: Japanese)
    1000 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of rooms:
    76

Rooms and availability

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Double Room
Bed type: 2 Queen-size beds or Queen-size bed
Size: 305 sq. feet
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  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
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Room offers a cable TV, a microwave, a fridge and tea/coffee-making facilities.

Room facilities
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    Business Double Room
    Bed type: King-size bed
    Size: 305 sq. feet
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    • Air conditioning
    • Bathtub
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    Provides a work desk

    Room facilities

      How to reach hotel

      hotel Vagabond Inn San Jose San Jose location
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      Hotel Address:

      1488 North First Street, San Jose, United States, 95112

      Get directions
      City Center
      • San Jose
        1.9 mi
      Train Stations
      • College Park Caltrain
        1.5 mi
      • Santa Clara Caltrain
        1.6 mi
      • Bus stop
        2300 ft
      Restaurants
      • Moroccan Restaurant Menara (cuisine: Mediterranean, African, Middle Eastern)
        700 ft
      • Genji (cuisine: Japanese)
        1000 ft
      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  11 am
      • Year renovated:
        2011
      • Number of rooms:
        76

      Vagabond Inn San Jose Location

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      What's nearby

      Universities, Institutes

      • Spartan Quarterback Club - 3300 ft
      • Alliance of Community Colleges - 4000 ft
      • Challenger School - 4600 ft
      • Aris Helicopters Ltd - 1.0 mi

      Air business related

      • San Jose City Airport - 1700 ft
      • San Jose Airport (SJC) - 1700 ft
      • Airport-San Jose - 3000 ft
      • Airport Group Intl - 4300 ft

      Local attractions

      • Japantown (San Jose) - 1.3 mi
        Jackson Street, San Jose
      • Japanese American Resource Center/Museum - 1.4 mi
        535 North Fifth St, San Jose
      • De Saisset Museum - 1.9 mi
        500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara
      • Heritage Rose Garden - 1.4 mi
        Taylor and Spring Sts., San Jose
      • Guadalupe River Park - 1.6 mi
        345 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose

      Restaurants nearby

      • Moroccan Restaurant Menara - 700 ft

        Address: 41 E Gish Rd
        Phone: 408-453-1983

        65% likes this, based on 49 reviews
        Cuisine: Mediterranean, African, Middle Eastern, Moroccan
        Price Range: USD 30 - USD 30

      • Izakaya Restaurant - 1000 ft

        Address: 1335 N 1st St
        Phone: 408-452-8751

        81% likes this, based on 16 reviews
        Cuisine: Japanese
        Price Range: USD 2 - USD 22

      • Jade Cathay - 1100 ft

        Address: 1339 N. 1st Street

        68% likes this, based on 46 reviews
        Cuisine: Chinese

      • Genji - 1000 ft

        Address: 1335 N 1st St
        Phone: (408) 453-8120

        55% likes this, based on 45 reviews
        Cuisine: Japanese
        Price Range: USD 0 - USD 20

      • Radisson San Jose Airport - 1000 ft

        Address: 1471 North Fourth Street
        Phone: 800 333-3333 / (408) 452-0200

        66% likes this, based on 29 reviews
        Cuisine: American, Mediterranean, Asian

      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  11 am
      • Year renovated:
        2011
      • Number of rooms:
        76
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      Vagabond Inn San Jose Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Vagabond Inn San Jose

      Average guest rating

      6.2out of 10
      Good
      Based on 28 reviews

      Rating by category:

      Location
      7.0
      Rooms
      5.0
      Service
      5.3
      Value
      6.7

      Individual guest reviews

      • Single
        5.8

        Very close to public transportation and 7/11 nearby.

        Continental Breakfast is not good. Wifi does not work when too many people staying at the hotel. It is a motel rather than a Hotel.

      • Older travelers
        7.0

        Ease of access to city via light railway, helpful friendly staff

      • Single
        8.8

        The room had good lighting and large - quite comfortable. Also, there were many nice restaurants very close for dinner.

      • Couple
        4.6

        Nothing really. It was quiet there thou.

        Every dirty carpet, little roaches, non functioning fridge, did not get the two extra pillows we requested, and there was spider weds on the ceiling. Never going back.

      • Older travelers
        7.8

        As a stop-over on our way from Honolulu -to- Wichita, it was just fine. Everything was fine, the bed(s) need a mattres topper, but when your exausted, a rock quarry is ok. Coffee was good, breakfast snacks need a little up-grade.

      • Single
        7.0

        Location for my business needs was excellent. Next to a Denny's for breakfast was also convenient. Location to the airport was also a definite plus.

        WiFi was extremely slow. The continental breakfast does not work for those who prefer a low-carb eating regime.

      • Family with children
        5.0

        I wouldn't stay ther again

        no complaints just kind of yucky

      • Couple
        8.2

        It was a nice little hotel that was good quality for the price. Danny was extremely friendly and helpful during the entire stay. If you need a place to stay close to San Jose airport and are trying not to spend too much cash this is the place for you.

      • Single
        7.4

        Good price

        Hair dryer did not work. Toilet did not work well, hard to flush and water ran a long time.

      • Single
        7.0

        Close to airport. Price.

        Noisy. I needed a cab and desk person told me I had to reserve one hours in advance. Went to hotel down 1st st and they got me one in 10 mins.

      • Family with children
        7.4

        The staff was quite good - they were flexible and polite - very helpful. The location was great - very close to the airport but quiet- easy to get to - and easy to get to restaurants, etc. It was reasonably priced and had a decent internet connection so that I could get work done. Coffee and tea were always available. Pool was clean and laundry facility was operational. Non smoking room was smoke free.

        slightly outdated - furnishing and linens could be updated to improve

      • Single
        4.6

        The staff/owner has very nice and pleasant.

        The place had a very cheap motel feel. I was a little concerned because it also seemed like it was not in the most desireable area (the word, sketchy comes to mind). It served its purpose but had I known in advance, I think I would've paid a little more and stayed in a larger, more well-known chain hotel.

      • Couple
        4.6

        I was disapointed,it doesnt look as good as in the pictures, I dont know why this hotel has 2 stars, it is more like a motel than anything else.the only things they have is a pool and a tiny jacuzzi in an area that is not even appealing to use. it looks old, the bathroom was not working really properly and it was for sure far less than what I expected.At least it was clean and the room size ok,but for the same price it is possible to book a better hotel nearby.

      • Single
        6.2

        The desk clerk was very efficient and was helpful with any concerns I had.

        The main light was blown out so I had to feel around my room for other light switches. The phone was also switched off.Maintenance came by and fixed issues as I was leaving. I did get a discount for my stay, however.

      • Older travelers
        7.8

        location to the light rail. not noisey.

        temp gauge difficult to operate and the tv remote didn't work

      How to reach hotel

      hotel Vagabond Inn San Jose San Jose location
      Show big map »

      Hotel Address:

      1488 North First Street, San Jose, United States, 95112

      Get directions
      City Center
      • San Jose
        1.9 mi
      Train Stations
      • College Park Caltrain
        1.5 mi
      • Santa Clara Caltrain
        1.6 mi
      • Bus stop
        2300 ft
      Restaurants
      • Moroccan Restaurant Menara (cuisine: Mediterranean, African, Middle Eastern)
        700 ft
      • Genji (cuisine: Japanese)
        1000 ft
      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  11 am
      • Year renovated:
        2011
      • Number of rooms:
        76