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.
All 17 Chico hotels

Safari Inn

2352 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95926
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Safari Inn to your Saves list
Safari Inn
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Ranked #11 of 17 hotels in Chico
  • Overview
  • Reviews (36)
  • Photos (8)
  • Similar Hotels
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (8)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

36 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (8)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
San Francisco, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have stayed at the Safari Inn several times now as it is one of the better motels in Chico for the price. It's independently run and they do care about your stay. It's cozy and had a mom and pop feel which is a huge relief from the corporate coIdness of so many motels. And most importantly, it's clean... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Grants Pass, Oregon
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited Chico to drop our daughter off for her freshman year at Chico State. We decided to stay at the Safari Inn, and Im glad we did. The woman who checked us in was very friendly and helpful. Our room was spotless and the price was very reasonable. There was also a very nice pool and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

I'm 29 weeks pregnant after our toilet repeatedly broke they moved us to a new room the first morning I reached into the cabinet to grab a bag and was stuck in the the finger by someone's dirty used needle. I notified the hotel and all they have done is refund the nights we hadn't stayed there yet and asked... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This place is cheap, looks like drunk person took scissors to the curtains, no trash cans, fridge door didn't close, cigarette burns in sheets, tv was for show and didn't actually work, bed very hard, broken smoke detector hung from ceiling, no security latch on door.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Half Moon Bay, California
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

OMG!!! The Safari Inn, Chico, CA The first thing that happened was they didn't have are reservations. We get to are room and this 40 year old guy is betting up this 19 year old girl. The room was small and had two queen sized beds in a room that you could hardly get to the bathroom. We found a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Benicia, California, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Only great thing about this place is that it is cheap. Location: only great because its next to one of my favorite restaurants (Rice Bowl) Service: came at night and just told em I was c/o so very minimal interactions Room Condition: THERE WAS A 1 1/3 DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE THRESHOLD AND THE DOOR! HOW DOES THAT PASS INSPECTIONS?? MICE,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Orland, California, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Had great stay.....Mina was awesome at front desk all the help was accommodating and spot on.......Great service etc .will come back.......nice and clean ...very friendly, and quiet what we needed.......thank you

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Sonoma County
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

I stayed here one night about 2 weeks ago when my camping trip at Butte Recreation was rained out. I needed somewhere inexpensive and last minute. I saw the reviews, and so I didn't expect much- just a clean place to sleep for the night. I checked into the room and the smell of smoke was overwhelming. The phone did... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Canyon Lake, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

I moved my daughter up to Chico in August for school and spent 3 nights at this motel. I really just needed a place to sleep since we would be runing around during the day getting her moved in to her new place by the college. The price was amazing like $42 a night, and it was close to everything... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

The rooms are clean and the fee is minimal. However, the pool was a little scary looking and I was a little unhappy that I booked the room with 3 people but only got two towels even after requesting more. The office does not open until sometime after 9, making it very difficult to get service (towels, toilet would not... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Safari Inn, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Safari Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Safari Inn

Address: 2352 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95926
Location: United States > California > Chico
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Orbitz, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Booking.com, BookingOdigeoWL, Priceline, Expedia, Venere and Tingo so you can book your Safari Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Safari Hotel Chico

8 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (2)
Room/suite (1)
Other (1)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (7)
Hotel & grounds (2)
Pool/beach area (1)
Room/suite (3)
Other (1)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
hotels in Chico with
any amenities


Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Number of rooms

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Safari Inn 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 travelers prefer