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Hawkley, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

staff rude, room dirty, breakfast a joke. This was the worst place that I have stayed in ever. the first member of staff we met when we arrived could not be bothered and just didn't want to be there and the one the next morning grunted once and just wanted to play on her phone. the breakfast was a plastic... More 

Thank Steve W
2 reviews
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Listen to the other reviews. It is as bad as they say. Dirty and torn sheets, makeup on pillow case, broken shower, hair all over the floor, roof was barely patched from severe water damage, bed was AWFUL and breakfast wasn't really breakfast. Coffee and a cheap pastry. Very unfortunate. I wish we had just stayed in my SUV. 😔

Thank Ashleigh S
Bury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
137 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Hmm ! It was ok, we were passing thru, arrived late and left early. Very basic all round, no in room coffee, fridge, microwave, furniture was a little tatty, small room, bathroom needed replacing but it was clean enough and the most basic breakfast you could get away with in the lobby, coffee, juice and pastries. However the lady on... More 

Thank Nicky L
SUNIL R, Front Office Manager at Budget Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us recently. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we do have rooms with microwave and fridge for a small fee . Once again thanks for staying with and look forward to seeing you in the future if you happen to travel through Merced. More 

1 review
Reviewed 12 September 2016

The establishment is old, but if you're looking for a place to sleep for a night and you are on a budget, this may work for you. Its location and surroundings are a bit daunting; however, we came across no troubles during our one night stay. The inn has Denny's across the way, next to it is a Shell gas... More 

Thank Kanoilani
SUNIL R, General Manager at Budget Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us recently. We do appreciate your feedback and we will work on the issues mentioned in your review. We do have shampoo and conditioner at front desk available upon request. Once again thanks for staying with us. More 

1 review
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Overall was a good experience for a last minute booking. Nothing to write home about, but certainly nothing to complain about. The free breakfast was a little misleading, as all they had was coffee and prepackaged danishes. Other than that, the room was clean, the staff was very friendly, and I would stay again.

Thank Shawn T
SUNIL R, Front Office Manager at Budget Inn, responded to this review

Thank you staying at our motel. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the stay . We look forward to seeing you again. More 

San Jose, California
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25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We paid $100 for a last min booking for a night. We were on our way to Yosemite. Very stingy breakfast - danish and tea/coffee. Be aware that they don't supply shampoo but at least they have a couple of bar soap. The room wasn't that clean and many things were old. However, the front desk lady was very kind... More 

Thank mla44
SUNIL R, Front Office Manager at Budget Inn, responded to this review

We are sorry for not for your stay not meeting your to your liking. We do provide coffee ,orange juice and pastries and tea bags daily from 6 am to 9 am and we do provide shampoo at the front desk upon request. Wishing all the best in your future travel plans. More 

Fullerton, California
1 review
Reviewed 3 June 2016

Went on a family vacation to Yosemite. We needed a place to stay after having checked other hotels, which had already been booked up for the weekend. Given that fact that it was a last minute reservation, it was an okay purchase.

Thank villanilla
SUNIL R, Manager at Budget Inn, responded to this review

It was pleasure to have you stay at our hotel during the long weekend. We look forward to seeing you again and all the best in your future travel plans. More 

Vista, California
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016

The grounds were clean and attractive upon arrival. The manager was friendly and personable upon check-in. The room was very clean, quiet and had provided all the toiletries and towels we needed. The location was convenient to both highway 99 and easy access to downtown and the university.

Thank Tawn1219
SUNIL R, General Manager at Budget Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us recently . We are glad to hear to you enjoyed staying with us. We looking forward to seeing you again and wish all the best in your future travel plans . More 

Yosemite National Park, California
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 April 2016

I like that the area is mostly residential. It's quiet and peaceful. The front desk is always courteous and helpful. They get you in quickly and tell you how to get to your room. The room is always clean and fresh. I have never had a problem. The location is easy to find, and there are restaurants, stores, and even... More 

Thank Tony P
SUNIL R, Guest Relations Manager at Budget Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us. We look forward to seeing you again and thanks again for staying with us. More 

Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Nice staff, clean rooms, the new and improved wifi is fast and works great in all locations. Free phone calls, top notch coffee and juice. Also the added peek of a discount at the adjacent Dennys. Will continue to stay here

Thank Biztrav57
SUNIL R, General Manager at Budget Inn, responded to this review

We are pleased to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon. General Manager. More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are centrally located in city of MERCED right off the Highway 99 for easy access with FREE WI-FI and onsite laundry facilities for guest use with 24 hr staff AT FRONT DESK.WE ARE LOCATED CLOSE TO DINING PLACES -MC DONALD'S AND DENNY'S OPEN 24 HRS. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Budget Inn

Address: 1215 R St, Merced, CA 95341-5869 (Formerly Vagabond Inn Merced)
Region: United States > California > Merced
Price Range: ₹ 3,409 - ₹ 4,500 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Budget Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 76
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Vagabond Hotel Merced
Merced Vagabond Hotel
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“give it a wide berth”
 of 5 bubbles D505KEstevew, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the wifi password”
 of 5 bubbles shawnt649, 30 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Rooms that face the pool are very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles D1668NStonyp, 16 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room facing away from highway.”
 of 5 bubbles Biztrav57, 24 Mar 2016 | Read review
“The office side is quiet. Away from Dennys and the 99 freeway”
 of 5 bubbles U9697EUmikeh, 21 Mar 2016 | Read review
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