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University Inn

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Where do I begin? My sister and I came up to see my daughter graduate from Chico State. Thinking that we were staying in a different hotel, we discovered that this was the same place we stayed three years ago under a different name, and swore we would never stay there again. Previously this was the Vagabond Inn. The only...

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Nelson, Canada
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Good bed, clean room, a bit small but we made do. Heating good, good TV but no guide info and no HD that we found - limited channels. Good shower in a bathroom with a good vanity. Internet adequate. Breakfast not available when they said it would be - behind locked door. I could see it was meagre at best...

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Klamath Falls, Oregon
Reviewed 30 January 2017

I saw some of the reviews, was skeptical. Pulled up, was more skeptical with the people hanging out. I loved that it was near the downtown, and the front desk person said the hotel was nice and safe. I am in the room now and cannot wait to leave. Taxis come and go, cars come and go, and people are...

Thank Darlene H
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Where should I start? This hotel usually books at $69 a night. For graduation week they charged over $200 a night. My 2 night stay was $560. OMG!!! Flithy, wouldn't take a shower there if they paid me! Dark inside because they don't want you to know what it really looks like. Noisy people with lots of cussing, I think...

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htlboss, Front Office Manager at University Inn, responded to this review

We deeply apologize for your unpleasant experience while staying at University Inn. Unfortunately graduation weekend is a very busy time for us as well as a cause for celebration among other guests. Please rest assure that we are doing our very best in maintaining a friendly and clean environment.

Santa Clara, California
Reviewed 17 May 2016

The room was filthy. The TV didn't work. I was leery of sleeping in the bed so I sprayed it with Lysol. The bathroom floor was dirty. The amenities were laughable. The micro pillows looked ridiculous on the king bed. I wouldn't stay here again even if it meant that I would have to sleep in my car.

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htlboss, Front Office Manager at University Inn, responded to this review

We deeply apologize for your unpleasant experience while staying at University Inn. Rest assure our rooms are cleaned daily by our housekeeping department and we are working hard to remodel and freshen up our rooms for future guest to ensure a positive experience. Again we apologize your experience while staying at the University Inn.

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 12 January 2016

I don't know how I missed the terrible reviews that came before me, but somehow I found myself in room 223 of this motel. The room had a weird unlatched door (in that it had no locking mechanism) that opened onto a utility closet that opened to the outside through an unlocked door. The room smelled of stale pot smoke....

Thank Clickie
htlboss, Front Office Manager at University Inn, responded to this review

We deeply apologize for your unpleasant experience while staying at University Inn. Our management team is very responsive to guest issues and complaints and we could have resolved the issue in a timely manner. We ask that you give us another chance if you are ever in Chico again.

Lemoore, California
Reviewed 8 December 2015

Dirty room. Stay away. Stinky. It was dark and late when I checked it. Didn't realize what I had done until morning. Great place for deer hunters, coal miners, well drillers and camel hearders. Not for you.

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 17 November 2015

I booked this hotel somewhat last minute to go up to Chico for a friend's birthday. The room was clean, the hotel is easy to find and easily accessible, and it's the perfect location in downtown for walking to and from.

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Ukiah, California
Reviewed 3 November 2015

There was a group of people hanging out in the parking lot, smoking and drinking right outside my window until 2 in the morning. The room was filthy, with nasty carpets, graffiti on the walls in the room; the furniture was damaged (chair was super gross); toilet was not properly attached to the floor so it rocked when you sat...

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Reviewed 29 October 2015 via mobile

The health department should consider shutting this place down. First, there was no smoke detector in the room. This is a violation of state law. The room smelled terrible from cigarette smoke and we had to immediately wash our clothes upon returning home. There were bugs in the bathroom. The vent in the bathroom had wads of toilet paper stuck...

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • 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
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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: RM295 - RM440 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — University Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 43
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Also Known As:
Vagabond Inn Chico Hotel Chico
Vagabond Hotel Chico
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“do not stay in room 223”
Clickie, 11 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the top floor are quieter”
oliviae151, 17 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Go to a different hotel!”
wolfpooka, 3 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Don't go!!”
  • Nice clean fridge ��
lindabI7721GR, 4 Jun 2014 | Read review
“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.”
Harquer, 8 Oct 2013 | Read review
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