We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Vagabond Inn San Jose (SJC Airport)

Show Prices
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Vagabond Inn San Jose (SJC Airport)
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow

105 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 94: English reviews
Start your review of Vagabond Inn San Jose (SJC Airport)
 Click to rate
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I needed a place to stay for a quick, cheap business trip. The snacks for breakfast were just that... a snack. I felt safe there and it was easy to find. It was quiet and although not new, good for the price and clean. My room was in the back and away from the street.

Thank Andy M
Redding, California
Reviewed 9 March 2017

The motel is relatively easy to find & parking good. It is ADA accessible. The staff was friendly and fairly efficient. This is an older motel that could use some freshening up. The rooms were clean but showed some wear. Our room was towards the back and reasonably quiet. The on wall heater didn't work but the room had a...

Thank origsnoopy1
San Diego, California
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I wanted a clean, pleasant place near the airport since my flight landed late in the evening. I have stayed at the Vagabond Inn in San Diego and been very pleased, so I booked this one. Never again. The walls were so thin I could hear every word of the tv program my next-door neighbor was watching. Fortunately, it was...

Thank POnamu
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

It's a 70s horror movie hotel. Old carpet and furniture, a leaking shower, sheets with holes and burn marks of cigarettes everywhere. The room was dirty: hairs, dust and dirt every where, stains on all surfaces. On the lower flower you can hear every movement from the top floor. Breakfast was poor since coffee machine as well as the juice...

Thank Patrick H
Dayton, Nevada
Reviewed 7 November 2016

The card key entry did not work when we arrived, and we had to be moved to another room. The bathroom window would not open, the latch was missing. The remote for the TV did not work. The property does not have an elevator to accommodate disabled persons.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Thank L6225JKstephenm
Marysville, California
Reviewed 1 November 2016

As usual I was pleased with my stay at this hotel. The staff are always friendly and I always feel secure during my stay. The rooms are comfortable and clean. A big plus is the Gish VTA station is right in front of the hotel so it is easy to take a trip downtown if desired.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Thank peterlangdon
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

This place is a motel, not an inn. Dogs barking early in the morning. Small and old rooms. The guy at night time, when we check in was friendly. We only stayed 5 hours- check in at 4 and check out at 9 enough to know that we wont come back, for a $150 can definitely stay in a better...

Thank Nancy D
SE Pennsylvania
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Chose the Vagabond Inn due to attractive pricing versus the other much more expensive properties in the area. Was pleasantly surprised and pleased by the quality and level of service provided by the staff. Yes, the property is simple, but the room was clean, the breakfast adequate and the staff very willing to help. One simple problem in my bathtub...

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Thank Dt0wn_traveler
Sonora, California
Reviewed 4 July 2016

This place tries, but it is just old and shabby and there isn't much you can do about that except tear the thing down. I am glad I was traveling with my husband because the neighborhood is scary, I would not leave my car there for a park and fly either. You get what you pay for on this one,...

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Thank RKStrand
Bojana N, Guest Relations Manager at Vagabond Inn San Jose (SJC Airport), responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that you had some security concerns in the area. We still hope to have to opportunity to host you again. We will take all your feedback into consideration. Best regards,

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 6 June 2016

On my own on a business trip. Arrived late and directed to the back wing where there were a few cars parked, a couple of guys hanging around one of them and another not so great looking character drifting outside on the upper floor. I'm not normally a wimp but I did not feel comfortable and this is the first...

Thank Anne W
Kyle L, Reputation Manager at Vagabond Inn San Jose (SJC Airport), responded to this review

Dear Anne W, Thank you for your detailed review. We are sorry to hear that you did not feel safe during your stay. Please next time do not hesitate to report any safety concerns to the Front Desk. We want to make sure you have a comfortable stay with us. Best regards, Reputation Manager

56 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (30)
Room/Suite (6)
Bathroom (5)
Dining (3)
Hotel & Grounds (1)
View from Room (1)
Other (14)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (26)
Hotel & Grounds (3)
Room/Suite (3)
Pool/Beach Area (3)
Dining (2)
Other (15)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these San Jose hotels
0.1 km away
San Jose Airport Inn
San Jose Airport Inn
#31 of 75 in San Jose
42 reviews
0.0 km away
Comfort Suites Airport
Comfort Suites Airport
#52 of 75 in San Jose
184 reviews
2.9 km away
Valley Inn
Valley Inn
#44 of 75 in San Jose
27 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.5 km away
Days Inn San Jose Airport
Days Inn San Jose Airport
#46 of 75 in San Jose
174 reviews
1.8 km away
Alura Inn
Alura Inn
#29 of 75 in San Jose
100 reviews
0.4 km away
Wyndham Garden San Jose Airport
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Modern, two story Motor Inn with restaurant; located off Hwys 880 & 101, near Silicon Valley. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Vagabond Inn San Jose (SJC Airport)

Address: 1488 N 1st St, San Jose, CA 95112-4818
Region: United States > California > San Jose
Price Range: ₹ 7,585 - ₹ 9,983 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Vagabond Inn San Jose (SJC Airport) 2*
Number of rooms: 76
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, Hotwire, Travelocity, Priceline, Orbitz, TripOnline SA, getaroom.com and HotelQuickly so you can book your Vagabond Inn San Jose (SJC Airport) reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Vagabond Hotel San Jose
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Vagabond Inn San Jose (SJC Airport) staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question
Fresno, California
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Vagabond Inn San Jose (SJC Airport) staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“I preferred the location to the back of the motel.”
origsnoopy1, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“My room overlooked the pool and was relatively quiet. All rooms are set back from the street, and noise didn't seem to be an issue.”
Dt0wn_traveler, 3 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All equally bad.”
RKStrand, 4 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Our room in the back was quiet”
wordscriber, 21 May 2016 | Read review
“Clean rooms”
Ana-patric, 1 Dec 2015 | Read review
5 of 5