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“Great history at a reasonable price for this area of LA” 4 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 #8 of 18 Hotels in Burbank
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Phoenix, Arizona
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58 hotel reviews
Reviews in 94 cities Reviews in 94 cities
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
“Great history at a reasonable price for this area of LA”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

As a previous reviewer stated getting a decent room for any kind of decent price is hard in this part of LA. And to have free parking to boot, wonderful. It's a classic mid century modern hotel, that's been used as such in a few movies and tv shows. Room was nice and decent with a nice motif, nothing extravagant, but basic and good. Nice area to be in with great convenience... was going to a show at Staples, but found it more reasonable and easy to stay here than in any of he downtown hotels. Did have a congregation of black ants in the bathroom and have reported this to the hotel, who said they would take care of this issue for future guests.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 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 15, 2013
Thank you for your feedback! We are truly sorry about any inconvenience you encountered during your stay. Our goal is to have each guests' experience be unique and wonderful. The issue you mentioned was forwarded to the appropriate department and resolved immediately. We have high standards particularly when it comes to cleanliness and do not tolerate anything less. Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience. We hope you'll visit with us soon.
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

Hotels in L.A. are very expensive so finding a great value is appreciated. The room was clean, safe, central location, close to restaurants and superb customer service. My room was upgraded to a kitchen suite which was nice. I only stayed one night but it was still an added convenience. The front desk was very nice upon check in and the room was great.

  • Stayed December 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 15, 2013
Thank you very much for your feedback! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay and hope you will come back for a lengthier stay in the future. Our hotel is in a wonderful location and very convenient to most attractions. We strive to ensure every guest is happy with their stay and has an overall positive experience. We thank you again for your kind comments and look forward to seeing you soon.
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Melrose Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

Great location, studios for show tapings right down the street. All the tourist sights, Hollywood blvd, Melrose st, only a few miles away. Didn't have to go on any expressways to get to. Backroads all the way. Hotel is clean, staff is friendly. Nearby stores to buy grocieries, CVS, Ralphs, Mall nearby. Only downfall is Hotel is on a main street, so if you are on the 2nd floor you do hear the traffic. But real nice neighborhood, can walk to places, Mc donalds. Would stay again.

Room Tip: found 2nd floor rooms you hear traffic noise.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 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 15, 2013
Thank you for letting us know of your experience. Location is definitely key especially in Los Angeles. We are centrally located to most attractions and have several stores nearby to accommodate every guests needs. It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again in the near future. Thank you once more for your comments.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

We loved our room, it was comfy and clean. The staff is amazing - they were thoughtful and professional. We felt that they would gladly help with any issues - although we had none. If you want a hotel not far from Universal studios this is it. The room had free wi-fi which was very conveniant. The room was one of the best motels we have ever stayed at this location and price.

Room Tip: We liked having a lower room - easy to move luggage.
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  • Stayed November 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 taking the time to leave us your feedback! It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed your stay as our guests satisfaction is always a priority. Our location is ideal for many travelers as we are close to all the attractions many guests want to visit. We strive to provide all the conveniences to our guests including excellent service. We thank you for your feedback and look forward to your next visit with us.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012 via mobile

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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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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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
#4 Green Hotel in Burbank
#5 Family Hotel in Burbank
#7 Romantic Hotel in Burbank
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Safari Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 55
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