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Sacramento, California
Reviewed 8 May 2012

I regret don't take a looak at these reviews before I made my reservation. I needed to spend a night in a place close to CSU Chico. I didn't expect too much for the price but I never thought that the rudeness was the price that I have to pay for a cheap hotel. I don't know the name of...

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Reviewed 7 March 2012

I stayed during the month of January for 2 nights. The exterior of the building put me off a little bit, but when I got into the front office the clerk was very nice and presentable to boot. The room that I checked into was not overly fancy but it was clean. The maid service was prompt during my stay...

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Redding, California
Reviewed 4 March 2012

I always try and find something good to say, so the room was clean. Other than that yikes!!! I am the first one to say don't expect much from discount hotels but we all still expect some comfort and honesty in advertising. Rock hard beds and carpets that smell like smoke (In a non-smoking room). The body towels were barely...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 28 January 2012

Since I come from a densely urban area, the noise factor did not bother me too much. I wear ear plugs and bring my own sheets and quilt at any motel I go. The room was cleaner than reviews here belie. And walking distance from Downtown and Bidwell park, etc. is a major plus. However, because the rooms under me...

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magalia ca
Reviewed 5 December 2011

this is the nastyiest place i have ever stayed did not even make it thru the night first room had dirty towels still in it no ice machine lady at the counter was very rude dogs barking in room down stairs moved us to another room smelled like homeles people urinated inn it on the way back to office to...

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Mount Shasta, California
Reviewed 29 October 2011

Two night stay, got double charged. Did not think it would be this difficult to get the second charge reversed but after a month of multiple phone calls a day (manager Melissa does not return phone calls), speaking with both desk clerks and "managers" AND being assured that situation has been resolved, although credit card statement states differently, have only...

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1Thank Gabriel H
Reviewed 14 March 2011

I stayed at the Vagabond INN on March 11th. The motel is older and it shows, but my room was clean. The only complaint I have is the clerk Beth, VERY rude and short on checkout. I explained that the room needed more towels for the amount of people in room. She began to argue with me, so i just...

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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 January 2011

I think our room must have been once an old cupboard!!! What a terrible place to stay.

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King City, California
Reviewed 29 November 2010

This is the first time I've reviewed a motel. I am a housekeeper at a hospital so I tend to pay a bit more attention to cleanliness. The first thing I noticed was that there were leafs in the room from where the person swept the floor outside. The roomed smelt musty, the carpet was dirty and the bathroom wasn't...

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Oakland
Reviewed 17 June 2009

Good place to stay for around $50. Downtown Chico, very convenient to University. It was clean and the beds were comfortable. For the price is good...I guess is just like a motel, you can't expect more... For the second night we decided to stay at The Oxford Suites where we pay more than double but got a great suite. If...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The University Inn Chico hotel is centrally located in Downtown Chico, California. We deliver clean, comfortable accommodations, quality amenities, a pleasant staff, affordable prices and classic, West Coast hospitality to each guest. ... more   less 

Additional Information about University Inn

Address: 630 Main St, Chico, CA 95928-5616 (Formerly Vagabond Inn Chico)
Region: United States > California > Chico
Price Range: ₹ 4,805 - ₹ 5,685 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — University Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 43
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Vagabond Inn Chico Hotel Chico
Vagabond Hotel Chico
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“Upstairs, especially if it's a weekend, and in the wing next to the office, the proximity of which deters late-night revels in the parking lot right there.”
 of 5 bubbles Harquer, 8 Oct 2013 | Read review
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