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“Good quick stay in Burbank for Warner Brothers studios taping.” 5 of 5 stars
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Safari Inn
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1911 West Olive Avenue, Burbank, CA 91506   |  
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Ranked #10 of 18 Hotels in Burbank
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14 hotel reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Good quick stay in Burbank for Warner Brothers studios taping.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

I was in Burbank for a day for a show taping at Warner Bros studios. This place was a bit cheaper than other nice area hotels but it doesn't skimp on anything you need. It is a motel with a smallish parking lot so don't bring a big vehicle. It has a cool neon sign out front but is also equipped with adequate light blocking for the room. The room is a standard hotel room with small zebra accents but it has everything you'll need or that any other hotel would have. Its also just around the corner from all the movie studios including WB, Disney and universal. Overall great stay. Highly recommended. Would stay again.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SafariInn818, Front Office Manager at Safari Inn, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Thank you for your feedback. We greatly appreciate it when a guest lets us in on their experience. Being a smaller property doesn't deter us from still wanting to provide guests with the amenities and conveniences that a larger hotel would. We're happy to have met your expectations and look forward to seeing you in the future. Thank you once more for your comments.
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Berkeley, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

I was delighted to pull up and find a well-kept 1950's themed motor lodge. Even the room decor of red crushed velvet and leopard print (though just a bit) was perfect. My one complaint was that the TV picture quality was mediocre -- rather like an old aerial signal, with snow, etc. Perfectly functional, though! It was a great value, and I'll gladly stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SafariInn818, Front Office Manager at Safari Inn, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Thank you for your kind remarks! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay here at our property. The happiness of our guests is our main priority. We recently changed out all of the TV's in each of the rooms to 32" Flat Panel TV's and are in the process of upgrading the service to provide better quality of viewing. Thank you once more for your comments. We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the near future.
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Centralia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

We were a little worried before we arrived that the Safari Inn might be old, and in a scary area - but not at all - we were very pleasantly surprised at the whole experience! The hotel shuttle picked us up from the Burbank airport, and was actually there waiting for us before we landed! The shuttle driver was super friendly and helpful. Check-in was easy and reservation was accurate (we had 3 rooms for a group of 8 people). The rooms were above our expectations - very clean and loved the leopard, zebra and giraffe bedding and decor. There was a pharmacy, McDonalds and doughnut shop very nearby. There was also a bus stop directly in front of the hotel, where you could catch a local bus to Universal Studios for only $1.50 each. The staff was super friendly and helpful the whole time. Our bill was accurate upon check-out. You certainly can't beat the price or location of this place - not to mention the great staff!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SafariInn818, Front Office Manager at Safari Inn, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Thank you for your kind remarks! It is so wonderful to hear your group had an amazing time. We love to exceed our guests expectations and are glad we accomplished that with you. The hotel is in a prime location near most major attractions and conveniences. We strive to ensure every guest comes and leaves with a smile. I hope that we will see you again in the near future. Thank you once more for taking the time to leave us your feedback!
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Richmond, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Nice, clean hotel that was perfect for our overnight stay. Bed not so comfortable but no smell or stains like some other places. Close to all the main sights in Hollywood area. We stayed to be close to Universal Studios so this place was perfect. Be careful about parking though. Very small lot. We arrived at 2 am and were extremely lucky to get the last spot (not really a spot on side of pool). Couple coming in after us was obviously returning from a night on the town and had to drive around on the street. Regardless, would definitely go back and recommend.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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SafariInn818, Front Office Manager at Safari Inn, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Thank you for your feedback! We always appreciate it when a guest takes time to let us know about their experience. The location of our hotel is most ideal to guests because we are very close to many attractions including Universal Studios, Hollywood and many talk shows such as Jay Leno & Ellen. In regards to parking, we truly apologize for any inconvenience. Our sister property, The Coast Anabelle Hotel is right across the street and offers commplimentary parking for guests at The Safari Inn in case the lot is full. Thank you again for leaving us with your comments. It is much appreciated. We look forward to having you stay with us again.
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New Britain, Connecticut
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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Had two days of business and three days of fun to spend out in LA area. Spent the entire trip here and glad I did. It was easy to find, had easy free parking, and a nice little pool. Almost next door is a CVS to stock the included mini fridge. Clean room, nicely decorated and comfy with good TV selection and powerful AC. I thought this was the perfect location for our trip, a ten minute traffic free drive to Bob Hope Airport, and an under fifteen minute drive to: Universal Studios, Universal City Walk, LA Zoo, The Tonight Show taping, Grauman's Chinese Theater, a mall, a Target store, and an In n Out Burger (as good as I've always heard) The motel's restaurant (Olive's Bistro) was good. It was also pretty cool that I've spotted this motel in several movies!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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SafariInn818, Front Office Manager at Safari Inn, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Thank you for your kind remarks! The hotel is located in an area that offers guests both comfort and convenience in one. As you mentioned, we are close to many attractions including Hollywood, Universal and many of the studios where talk shows such as Jay Leno and Ellen are taped. We recently went under a remodel and updated our rooms. It is nice to hear that you enjoyed the changes we have made and hope that you will visit with us again soon. Thank you once more for your comments!
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Deltona, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

The staff was truly amazing! We had the best time! Not only would I recommend the hotel, we will stay there again when we travel to Burbank! An absolute gem! Mary Ann and Anthony provided exceptional guest service. We had a horrible shuttle ride with Prime they told us we were the first stop and the trip to the hotel would only be 40 minutes, we ended up being the last ones off and it took an hour and half leaving us to almost miss the check in for the Ellen show. I called Mary Ann and advised her of our situation on the shuttle and she checked us in and had Anthony waiting to take us to the Warner Bros. lot. Without them we would have never made it to see the Ellen show.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SafariInn818, Front Office Manager at Safari Inn, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Thank you very much for your feedback! It's always a delight to hear comments regarding our staff. We strive to exceed every guests expectations and make their stay an enjoyable one. It is very rewarding to know that we were able to assist you in making sure you reached your destination on time and without any delays. Thank you once more for letting us know about your experience. We hope to see you again in the near future!
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Gilbert, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

This was the perfect pick for us during our stay, close to everything, decent neighbor, price was a plus, beds were very comfortable. This is a economical hotel, not the fanciest but we were looking for a discount place that still had comfort. Tip: if hearing people walk around above you bothers you when you sleep, stay on the second floor. We were gone most of the time, didn't eat there just slept and beds were very comfortable. Place was clean & tidy. There are more expensive hotels nearby but I was looking for good price, comfort & close to shops & restaurants. This place fit the bill.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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SafariInn818, Front Office Manager at Safari Inn, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Thank you for your feedback. We're happy to hear our hotel met your expectations. Our location is ideal for many guests since it is close to several attractions and most conveniences. Comfort and cleanliness is our priority as is customer service. We thank you for taking the time to leave us your comments and look forward to your next stay with us.
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Address: 1911 West Olive Avenue, Burbank, CA 91506
Location: United States > California > Burbank
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Burbank
#3 Green Hotel in Burbank
#7 Family Hotel in Burbank
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Safari Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 55
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