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Vagabond Motor Hotel

1699 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92264-8343
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Finding an ideal family-friendly hotel in Palm Springs does not have to be difficult. Welcome to the Vagabond Motor Hotel, a nice option for travelers like you. While staying at the Vagabond Motor Hotel, visitors can check out McCallum Adobe (1.3 mi) and Palm Springs Historical Society (1.3 mi), some of Palm Springs' top attractions. Vagabond Motor Hotel is a family-friendly hotel offering a flat screen TV and air conditioning in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as free wifi is offered to guests. The hotel features a 24 hour front desk and gift and snack shop in the lobby. Plus, guests can enjoy a pool and free breakfast, which have made this a popular choice among travelers visiting Palm Springs. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available. If you like Italian restaurants, Vagabond Inn Palm Springs is conveniently located near Sammy G's Tuscan Grill, Birba, and Bill's Pizza. Should time allow, Tahquitz Canyon, VillageFest, and Moorten Botanical Garden are some popular attractions that are within walking distance. Vagabond Motor Hotel looks forward to welcoming you on your visit to Palm Springs.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Vending machine
Hiking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
24-hour front desk
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GeoffAUS wrote a review Jan 2024
Sydney, Australia8 contributions4 helpful votes
This is the third budget hotel we have stayed in in Palm Springs. It is the cheapest and by far the best. The room is clean and in good repair, as is the bathroom. The bed is very comfortable. From the outside the hotel looks similar to the other budget hotels of this era in the town, but this room is very good for the price we paid. I wish we had stayed here the whole time.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Danielle C wrote a review Jan 2024
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Vagabond is a three story Motel which has been recently renovated. Pros: It has an elevator, a heated pool and an amazing huge hot tub. The rooms are spacious, table and chairs, Beds are clean and comfortable. Has a refrigerator. Nice a/c system. Cons: carpet on the floor and the toilet/shower room is tiny!! No kettle or tea, just coffee. We were here for 4 nights and just bought our own groceries for breakfast. No where to eat on site. The location is just south of Palm Springs downtown, which is lovely, but about a 25 minute drive from any shopping malls or Outlets. You definitely need a car in Palm Springs. I would highly recommend as a great budget stay. Would stay again.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Mark H wrote a review Jan 2024
Irvine, California236 contributions14 helpful votes
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We stayed here again in two rooms for New Year’s Eve 2023. Some restaurants in walking distance and a short drive to downtown. The hotel is good but often smells of weed and some of the smell may enter the room. There is an elevator. Mountain facing rooms face south with a better view and receive some winter sunlight. Town facing rooms face north and may be cooler from spring through fall. Fair Wi-Fi speed, about 40 Mbps speed when some guests have checked out. To switch on the heating, press the mode button on the console until it shows a sun icon, set the temperature, and wait a few minutes. Elegant light fixtures! One room had no soap and low water pressure in the shower.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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Callie K wrote a review Nov 2023
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This place was perfect for a one night stop with a baby and dog on our way from Phoenix to Central California. It was clean, quiet, stylish, and located right up against beautiful mountains for an affordable price without a bunch of fees. The front desk staff person at night was super friendly and gave us a room that was convenient.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Lynn D wrote a review Oct 2023
Red Wing, Minnesota35 contributions11 helpful votes
Price was good especially for this area, walking distance to some restaurants, many within a mile. Motel was nothing real fancy, but clean and felt safe in the area. Beds were comfortable. Pool area was very nice if you wanted sun or shade. Outdoors areas were kept up very well. We would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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trip_lady15 wrote a review Oct 2023
california52 contributions17 helpful votes
Excellent service, great prices, cleanest rooms ever. Evidently under new management from years before. My new favorite place to stay when visiting the Desert. Front desk staff is beyond wonderful. Also stayed in July 2023 with same great results.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Elina Michaelidou wrote a review Aug 2023
London, United Kingdom584 contributions153 helpful votes
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We arrived late at night at the Vagabond motel and we were greeted by an incredibly friendly person at reception. He gave us one of their renovated rooms on the upper floor and that really exceeded our expectations. It was our first time staying at a motel during our road trip around California and it was a great start. Too bad we could only spend a night there. There were a few minor issues with the room like the bathroom door not closing and the carpet making a weird plastic noise but it was ok. The only major thing we didn't like was that the room was extremely cold when we got in, and we immediately had to turn the heating on. In terms of location, it was conveniently located for our day in Joshua Tree and the San Jacinto State Park. We also didn't have any issues with parking as there was plenty of space available when we got there.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Charlotte H wrote a review May 2023
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Room was very spacious and clean, came with a fridge, microwave and coffee maker. As it was off season we pretty much had the pool area to ourselves, just a shame we had a wedding and so 3 days of organised activities at another hotel to fill most of our time. However the time we did spend at the pool was great, although there is a coffee shop at poolside, it sadly wasnt open while we were there, of course we wouldnt expect it to be for the few guests that were staying at that time. I can imagine in the summer or spring break it would be great. I would definately stay here again. The only downside would be not enough coffee pods lol, but I am sure if we had of asked they would have happily provided more for us.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Escape67596584901 wrote a review Apr 2023
Aurora, Illinois1 contribution2 helpful votes
I have been going to this hotel for about 25 years. They changed management I believe just prior to Covid. Many of the changes they have made, I have chalked up to Covid, however I now have a different opinion. While their prices are still some of the best in the area, this hotel does not live up to what it used to be. One of my favorites things about this hotel was always the pool and it’s temperature. It used to be heated to a perfect temperature, as far as I was concerned. I would spend most of my time in the pool. Now they don’t even heat it. In the 3 days I was there, I couldn’t even go all the way in as the water was so cold. The hot tub no longer shuts off by itself, so once somebody turns it on, you have to listen to the jets running all day. They no longer offer breakfast or even coffee, aside from the broken, so called k-cup makers in the room. So glad I brought my own keurig as I would’ve had to go out for coffee every day. Pool area ran out of pool towels ever day, long before the end of the day. There is no longer a self serve ice machine near the pool. You now have to walk your ice bucket all the way up to the office to ask them to fill your ice bucket for you. Staff is no where near as friendly as they used to be. I am not sure I will return to this hotel. Will be looking for other area options.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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SoCalGirlSouthBay_CA wrote a review Apr 2023
Barcelona, Spain82 contributions41 helpful votes
This is an older, not updated, motel. Contrary to the info on their website, there is no daily housekeeping. And contrary to the statement in the sheet they hand you at check-in, there is no “fresh ground coffee” available. In fact, in my room even the pod brewer didn’t work. Water pressure in the bathtub/shower was minimal. BUT the AC worked great. Pool furniture is old & stained. I won’t stay again
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Traveled solo
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₱5,376 - ₱12,321 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
vagabond inn palm springs hotel palm springs, vagabond hotel palm springs, vagabond palm springs
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Vagabond Inn Palm Springs
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
120
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Frequently Asked Questions about Vagabond Motor Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Vagabond Motor Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Social Cycle (1.2 km), Tahquitz Canyon (1.0 km), and Moorten Botanical Garden (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Vagabond Motor Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Is parking available at Vagabond Motor Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Vagabond Motor Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Miro's Restaurant, Elmer's Restaurant - Palm Springs, and Koffi South.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Vagabond Motor Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Vagabond Motor Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Vagabond Motor Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Vagabond Motor Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Indian Canyons (3.8 km), Village Green Heritage Center (2.1 km), and McCallum Adobe (2.1 km).
Does Vagabond Motor Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Vagabond Motor Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.