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“Another Hotwire misfire” 3 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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San Francisco, California
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43 hotel reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Another Hotwire misfire”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

This is the second time I have used Hotwire and there will not be a "third time's the charm." We had one night to spend in a hotel while waiting on our furniture for the apartment to arrive. The rates all over the LA area were extremely high so we took a chance on Hotwire. They listed some higher bracket properties as their 3 star hotels. This is NOT a 3 star hotel! I would say a definite 2 but 3...? It's an old motor court and I mean OLD! Yes, they have tried to freshen up the place but the carpets are very dirty and the beds not at all comfortable. The plumbing is pretty old and the room just felt cave like and dingy. For 140 a night it was less than reasonable. I guess if you're in town for the NBC, WB, Universal attractions it is very convenient but I would never stay again and Hotwire is now verbotten when searching for a room.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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SafariInn818, Front Office Manager at Safari Inn, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Thank you for your comments. We would first like to apologize for your negative experience. The happiness of our guests is of the utmost importance and we certainly strive to achieve this in all aspects of their stay. We do hope that you will provide us with another opportunity. Thank you once again for taking the time to let us know about your experience.
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Stayed here for 3 nights. The reservation staff were absolutely wonderful. Here is a great surprise that I did not expect... If you have tickets for Jay or anything at Warner Brothers studio, they give you free transportation to and from the location which is greater than we would choose to walk. Although if you're going to TBBT taping, your tickets may say Gate 3 and sometimes they film at studio 8 so check to be certain. If the transportation van is not immediately available for you then they will call a cab and give you a taxi voucher so it doesn't cost you cab fare. Anyway, a HUGE surprise was how good the food was. We had filets one night and Shrimp scampi another with appetizers in between. Wow that food was so good I'm still thinking of it. My husband and I were there 10-22 thru 10-24 2013. For my husband and I, Luke, the bartender was hysterical. I loved this guy.... I would have liked to have stayed longer just to get to know him. And what was so sweet is that when he left for the night he gave me a hug goodbye. He does great PR work. Lets not forget Dennis he's an entertainer and you can tell really enjoys his job! We could have hung out all night just for fun conversation at the bar. These guys made great drinks and did not skimp on the alcohol. It was a great way to un wind over drinks and dinner after the scurry of the day. Olive's restaurant also made a "to go" basket early so we could take it with us for lunch while waiting all day for TBBT show taping. We did not have time to thoroughly enjoy the pool as the day we should have hung out in the warm weather and the warm pool, there was sight seeing that needed to be done! We did sit up on the sun deck and enjoyed the warm sun for about 45 min before we had more sight seeing to do. Anyway not sure why you would pick anywhere else to stay unless you stay at Coast Anabelle, the sister hotel that is across the street that actually has the restaurant in it. For us we were trying to save money as we were eventually driving up PCH and flying home from San Francisco. We felt the rooms were nice for the price and the beds were comfortable and the area felt safe and was quite and the room had a refrigerator. Seriously we would definitely stay here again without hesitation. Thank you

Room Tip: We had room 206 as it had a stairwell close to our room and it was also close to the breezeway that...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, October 8, 2013
Thank you for your kind remarks! We're absolutely thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay and appreciate hearing that both Luke and Dennis played a part in making your experience a positive one. We do our best to ensure each guest has a memorable stay and is completely satisfied with all that we offer. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future!
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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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3 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

I just loved Safari Inn. I travelled to LA from Rio (Brasil) and had a real good experience at Safari Inn... It is near Universal studios and Hollywood!!! The guest treatment was great!!! Thanks Gloria, you were very special for us!!!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 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, September 26, 2013
Thank you very much for your kind remarks! We're extremely happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and that our staff was able to make you feel welcome. We certainly appreciate you acknowledging Gloria and will be certain to commend her. Thank you once more for taking the time to let us know about your experience. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Stayed here on a weekend get away with my family. A friend recommended this place. Safari Inn is clean, staff is very helpful and polite. The location is in Burbank, up the street from Warner Brothers Studios, about 5 min from Universal Studios and 10 min from Hollywood Walk of Fame and 20-30 min from Santa Monica Pier - depending on traffic of course. I would definitely stay here again. Safe neighborhood. Has a restaurant right next door which is part of hotel chain but didnt eat there but staff did recommend it.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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, September 19, 2013
Thank you for your kind remarks! It's such a pleasure to hear positive feedback from a guest about their stay. Our priority is to make every guest feel welcome and at home when at our hotel. We place great emphasis on providing a clean and comfortable environment with superior service to make certain every guest is happy. Thank you once more for your comments. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Roseville, California
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We have stayed at the Safari Inn many times and have always had a very pleasant stay. The staff is wonderful and they have always been more than helpful. It's very conveniently located to a many attractions. CVS is within walking distance and so are some very good restaurants. We love the retro look and feel! We will be back again... and again!

  • Stayed September 2013, 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, September 16, 2013
Thank you for your kind remarks! It's always wonderful to hear such amazing comments from a guest regarding their stay. The happiness of each and every guest is of the utmost importance and we place great emphasis on ensuring this throughout your stay. Thank you for your continued loyalty. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Porterville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

I booked a handicapped accessible room in advanced and was very pleased with the room and shower. It exceeded all of my expectations. The Staff were friendly and helped with directions. Very close to most attractions. The adjacent property and restaurant were convenient. I hope to return to The Safari Inn on my next trip to Los Angeles.

Room Tip: The Handicapped rooms and shower met all of my expectations. Very Wheelchair friendly location.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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, September 16, 2013
Thank you for your kind comments. We do our best to accommodate all of our guests needs whatever they may be. We take great pride in our hotel and make it apriority to ensure the happiness of our guests is met. Thank you once more for your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Livermore, California
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16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

If you are looking for a safe place to stay in La during your vacation go with safari inn. located at 20 minutes by car from the main attractions in La, located in a residential street, free parking, free wi-fi. they' ve changed towels every day, very clean.kind staff at the front desk.
there is no breakfast and no business center.
a great stay!!!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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, August 28, 2013
Thank you for your kind remarks! It's always a pleasure to hear about a guests' positive experience at our hotel. We strive for excellence in every aspect and are happy to hear you were satisfied with all that we offer. Thank you once more for your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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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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