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Select Comfort beds, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Select Comfort beds, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Select Comfort beds, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Guest reviews

880 reviews
Guests rated this property 2.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Parking included
Air Conditioning
Business Services
24/7 Front Desk

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitizer provided


Explore the area

Popular LocationNational Yo-Yo Museum5 min walk
Popular LocationBidwell Mansion State Historic Park8 min walk
Popular LocationCalifornia State University-Chico18 min walk
AirportChico, CA (CIC-Chico Municipal)12 min drive

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  • Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
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  • Standard Studio Suite, 1 King Bed

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsStandard Studio Suite, 1 King Bed
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsStandard Room, 1 King Bed

About this area


Located in Chico, University Inn is near a train station. National Yo-Yo Museum and Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park are cultural highlights and The Barry R. Kirshner Wildlife Foundation is one of the area's attractions. Guests appreciate the hotel's central location.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • National Yo-Yo Museum - 5 min walk
  • Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park - 8 min walk
  • California State University-Chico - 18 min walk
  • SacValley MedShare - 3 min drive
  • Bidwell-Sacramento River State Park - 13 min drive

Getting around

  • Chico Station - 12 min walk
  • AirportChico, CA (CIC-Chico Municipal) - 12 min drive


  • Sicilian Cafe — 5 min walk
  • 5th Street Steakhouse — 5 min walk
  • Christian Michael's Ristorante — 6 min walk
  • Woodstock's Pizza — 6 min walk
  • Upper Crust Bakery — 6 min walk

About this property

University Inn

Hotel with free parking, near California State University-Chico
Along with an outdoor pool, this hotel has coffee/tea in a common area and a 24-hour front desk. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a computer station, free newspapers, and tour/ticket assistance. All 43 rooms boast deep soaking tubs and offer free WiFi and Select Comfort beds. Refrigerators and microwaves are standard, as are TVs with cable channels.
University Inn offers 43 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and complimentary weekday newspapers. Beds feature Select Comfort mattresses. Televisions come with premium cable channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations with deep soaking bathtubs, designer toiletries, and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks along with free local calls (restrictions may apply).

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Microwave
  • Outdoor pool
  • Refrigerator


  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Reception hall

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hindi

Business services

  • Computer station


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Designated smoking areas
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Select Comfort bed


  • Bathroom (partially open)
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination


  • 30-inch TV
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Free newspapers (weekdays)
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 100.00 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Vagabond Inn Chico
Vagabond Inn Hotel Chico
University Inn Chico
University Inn Hotel
University Inn Chico
University Inn Hotel Chico

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at University Inn and receive a full refund?
Yes, University Inn offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to University Inn cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does University Inn have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is University Inn pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at University Inn?
Self parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at University Inn?
Check-in is from 3:00 PM–anytime.
What time is check-out at University Inn?
Check-out is at 11 AM.
Where is University Inn located?
Situated in Chico, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of National Yo-Yo Museum and California State University-Chico. Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park and SacValley MedShare are also within 2 mi (3 km). Chico Station is 12 minutes by foot.
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with partner
Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
As soon as I went in it smelled like smoke even though it’s no smoking. Whatever, not a big deal. We dropped off our bags and went out for food and came back late. When I went to shower is when I noticed the poor condition of everything. The walls and doors were disgusting, the towels weren’t clean, there were dirty foot prints on the bathroom floor, and when we lifted the comforter up there were still crumbs on the sheets underneath. Then when I went to make popcorn in the microwave I saw a bag of half used drugs sitting next to the microwave. There were little bugs everywhere. It was pretty bad all around. When I tried to ask for a refund it was declined because “they could have given us another room in the facility”. No thanks
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

2/5 Poor

Business traveler
Sad face IconDisliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
The price of the room is not worth it. This is a "run down" Inn & really needs a complete rebuilt & replacing all Amenities including the Air conditioner. Will never book & stay here again.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

1/5 Terrible

Business traveler
Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It is the worst and dirtiest hotel I have ever been in, besides it seems a haven for homeless people, there are people looking in the trash all day and the rooms smell a lot of cigarettes, they should remove it from their suppliers
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

1/5 Terrible

Business traveler
Happy face iconLiked: Staff & service
Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness
This property was under construction. Trash and debris was everywhere. I would not recommend it. They would not hold bags, they were unapologetic about the quality of the hotel.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with family
Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Liked nothing. Dirty floor in room, not swept, dusty, door was open upon arrival with multiple people outside of their rooms being loud and staring. I left immediately because I didn’t feel safe and didn’t trust my car outside. No toilet paper was in the room and most of the building was under construction.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

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