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Safari Inn, a Coast Hotel

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#3 of 20 hotels in Burbank
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4.4
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4.5
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4.3
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4.1
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The Safari Inn is one of Burbank’s best kept historical landmarks—a wonderful blend of old Hollywood charm and modern amenities. We’re located right by both Universal and Warner Brothers Studios, and our complimentary shuttle will whisk you to the lots, whether you’re visiting on business or catching a taping of Ellen or any number of shows.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Free shuttle or taxi services
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Heated pool
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SJ wrote a review Dec 2023
Manchester, United Kingdom124 contributions82 helpful votes
Awesome hotel. 3* with mainly 5* service. Check in was easy and reception lady was lovely, managed to book a same day shuttle to Warner brothers. Driver was super friendly and came to pick us up later. Room was lovely and well stocked. Only slight annoyance was make receptionist ringing at 5.45 to remind us we were on the shuttle T 6am and to see where we were! We said we were getting ready and he called back at 5.50am to chase us again. I told him we were booked on the 6am and he said not to be late as it would leave without us. We got there at 5.55 and then had to wait ten mins for another guest and the driver was super grumpy. It was very unnecessary. Thankfully we got picked up by a different driver who was lovely.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Dec 27, 2023
Thank you for your wonderful 5/5 review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay and experienced 5-star service throughout your time with us. We truly appreciate your feedback and will address the shuttle timing issue to ensure a smoother experience for our guests in the future. We look forward to welcoming you back for another fantastic stay!
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Greg C wrote a review Aug 2022
3 contributions3 helpful votes
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What a pleasant surprise. The Hotel is straight from the 1950's with just enough updates to make the stay enjoyable. Very clean, safe area, and nice staff. It's not the Four Seasons, but it is very close to everything and easy in-out. Loved it!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Responded Aug 18, 2022
Thank you for taking the time to share your review, we appreciate it!
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3 Weary Aussies wrote a review Nov 2023
Bairnsdale, Australia8 contributions
Felt like a trip back in time in a comfortable/nostalgic atmosphere All staff were friendly/helpful/knowledgeable Close to Universal Studios and Warner Bros Studios 3 Weary Aussies were very impressed
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Room Tip: Short walk to Olive's Bistro. Meals are delicious & affordable. Not hungry? Spend some quality...
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Responded Dec 1, 2023
Thank you for the wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the nostalgic atmosphere and that our friendly and knowlegeable staff mde your stay memorable. Thank you for choosing to stay with us, and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back for another memorable experience soon!
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Mart wrote a review Nov 2023
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This is an iconic and great place to stay if you are planning to go to universal city or nearby places in Burbank. Parking was plenty. Room was clean and spacious. Lots of places to eat within the area. What stands out the is the great customer service of Ms. Larissa Kaibigan. Gave us an early check in when we really needed it the most. Kudos to her and we hope she gets promoted. Overall, we would love to comeback!
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Nov 28, 2023
Thank you for giving us a perfect rating, we're glad you enjoyed yur stay with us. We are delighted that Larissa was able to make your accomodation more pleasing. We love to welcome yo back soon!
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Julie W wrote a review Nov 2023
13 contributions1 helpful vote
The hotel accommodations were excellent. The rooms were clean and spacious. The hotel staff were all very friendly. They were quick to respond to questions we had before our trip and were helpful during the stay. The van shuttle to Universal Studios was great and very punctual. Thank you for the wonderful stay!
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Room Tip: Book your shuttle reservation as soon as possible before your trip.
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Responded Nov 13, 2023
Thank you for your perfect rating and recommmending our hotel. All our staff enjoyed catering to you needs as much as you enjoyed your stay. Looking forward welcoming you back!
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Chopper833 wrote a review Nov 2023
Nottingham, United Kingdom153 contributions39 helpful votes
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Pros: Friendly staff who were very welcoming and always happy to help. Free shuttle available to most locations in Burbank as well as airport pick ups from Bob Hope airport. Rooms were very clean and spacious and beds were made and clean towels provided daily. Car Park, heated pool and gym available and the sister hotel (across the road) has a restaurant. Cons: The only this for us is the location wasn't great for lots of choice of restaurants within walking distance. If you have a car then no problem but we struggled a little.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Nov 2, 2023
Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending our hotel to other travelers. I’m sure our entire hotel staff enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your stay. We apologize for any inconvenience you encountered because of our location. Can’t wait to welcome you back!
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Keri-Anne C wrote a review Oct 2023
Kelowna, Canada9 contributions17 helpful votes
Hotel is old and smelly! Checked in and had to leave our bags at the desk so we could go to universal studios. We arrived back to the hotel at 1am. Got our key to our room and there was a powerful urine smell. Friend went to the desk to let them know and see if we could switch rooms. The employee comes to see what we’re talking about. He said it’s from the cleaners they use. It was the most disgusting smell. Unfortunately we were stuck in that room as it was fully booked. We were so happy to be leaving the the next day. Beds were old and made a sound when rolling over. The shower head was old and gross. There looked like mold in the corners of the bathroom. Was such as disappointment. We had just stayed at the candy cane inn by Disney and had the most amazing room there. Those two hotels are on the opposite spectrums!
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded Oct 31, 2023
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback regarding your recent stay at our hotel. We sincerely apologize for the negative experience you encountered during your visit. It is disheartening to learn that your stay did not meet your expectations.We deeply regret any inconvenience caused by the odor issue in your room. We understand how unpleasant this must have been for you and your friend. Our team strives to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable stay for all our guests, and we apologize for falling short in this instance. We will investigate the matter further and take immediate steps to rectify any issues with our cleaning process. Regarding the condition of the beds and the shower head, we apologize for the discomfort you experienced. We value your feedback, and we will address these concerns with our maintenance team to ensure such issues are resolved promptly. We understand your disappointment, especially after having a positive experience at another hotel. We appreciate your comparison, as it helps us identify areas where we need to improve. We continuously strive to enhance our guests' satisfaction, and we will use your feedback as an opportunity to make necessary improvements. We hope that you will consider giving us another chance in the future to provide you with a more enjoyable stay. Please feel free to reach out to our management team directly, and we will be more than happy to assist you with any further concerns. Once again, we apologize for the inconveniences you encountered, and we appreciate your valuable feedback.
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Paul B wrote a review Oct 2023
64 contributions13 helpful votes
We stayed here for universal studios, nice hotel . Clean rooms / site the check in staff was lovely and helpful . The pool was clean and heated The free shuttle service was great made it much easier. Only thing I would say is the aircon wasn’t the greatest and the bathroom was very cold in early hours of morning/ late night . Also felt the card amount held for damages was very high for a 4 night stay in this place but over than that all was okay .
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Room Tip: Book shuttle early as it filled up quick
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Responded Oct 27, 2023
Thank you for taking time to write this review, we take pride in providing a clean and comfortable space for all of our guest, so our team appreciates that you noticed. Also, we're very pleased that our staff made your stay, your feedback is important to us and well noted. We look forward to welcoming you back!
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Steven D wrote a review Oct 2023
Irvine, California117 contributions90 helpful votes
Stayed at this property for three nights with friends to do Warner Brother Studio and Universal Horror Nights. Check-in was good / nice clear room / clean property / nice pool and free shuttle to area attractions. Everything was fine but front desk staff was not consistent. Most were friendly and accommodating while other were not and in need of customer service training. Other than that nice expensive stay.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded Oct 10, 2023
Thank you for taking time to write this review, we're glad you enjoyed your overall stay. We truly apologize about your experience wth our staff, this is not the kind of experience that we would like to offer you. You may contact us so you can provide more details and rest assured we will definitely look into this and make sure it wont happen again.
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drwn wrote a review Oct 2023
Findlay, Ohio773 contributions248 helpful votes
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I really liked it here. The staff was great. The van driver from the airport was also great and very kind. I had a fun time looking up the movies that was filmed here to see the hotel in the scene. Anyway, I will defiantly stay here again in the future.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded Oct 3, 2023
Thank you for your review, I'm sure the entire staff enjoyed catering to your needs. We are happy you enjoyed your overall stay. We hope to welcome you back soon!
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ALSO KNOWN AS
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
55
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Frequently Asked Questions about Safari Inn, a Coast Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Safari Inn, a Coast Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Martial Arts History Museum (0.7 miles), Saint Finbar Catholic Church (0.1 miles), and Gordon R. Howard Museum (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Safari Inn, a Coast Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a fitness center.
Which room amenities are available at Safari Inn, a Coast Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Safari Inn, a Coast Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Safari Inn, a Coast Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tallyrand, Olive's Bistro, and Poquito Mas.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Safari Inn, a Coast Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Safari Inn, a Coast Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Safari Inn, a Coast Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting TCL Chinese Theatres (4.5 miles), Hollyhock House (4.9 miles), and Lovell Health House (4.0 miles).
Is Safari Inn, a Coast Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.