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Portofino Inn Burbank

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Very average hotel in the heart of Burbank. Rooms are spacious. Very convenient for places like universal, Warner bros, Chinese theatre etc. Friendly staff and an ok breakfast on offer with the price of the room. Couple of downers include the appalling shower, more like a trickle, the lack of quality bath towels (very tiny!). Also, a rather noisy place...

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East WA
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've stayed a few times. It remains a solid, good value choice for overnight stays; I've used them right after nighttime arrival into Burbank airport, or the night prior to departure from Burbank airport - to which they are just a couple miles away. Their units have refrigerators and microwaves. The housecleaning is mildly variable; my last stay had a...

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Patel M, Manager at Portofino Inn Burbank, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with out future guests. We do value your feedback and business. We also would like to thank you for being a valued returning customer. Remember that when booking a stay with us, it is always best to book directly for the best prices since directly we have more flexibility and...

Burbank, California
Reviewed December 16, 2016

This a great motel, the ppl are super nice & helpful, I was in a bad situation & they were very patient & compassionate!!! The grounds are very clean & well kept up, the rooms are as well & it's safe as there is sum1 in the office 24/7 & they have cameras everywhere with a screen in office viewing...

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Patel M, Manager at Portofino Inn Burbank, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with our future guests and i' am glad we turned things around for you and made you feel save. We have cameras in most areas of the location, not because it is a bad area but simply because all of our guests safety is our number one priority, same as you did, we want...

Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

I found this hotel on Groupon a few days before visiting Disneyland. (Which, I think I ended up paying more). We were allowed to park in the garage before checking in, but we had to get a permit. We checked in after 9pm without any problems. The room was nice and clean with a decent sized balcony. Everything else was...

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connecticut
Reviewed November 8, 2016

What's the deal. If you prepay for your room does that give the management the right to give you the worse room they have? No refunds or cancellation. We were given a room in the corner of the property next to an alley. The bathroom door had a foot sized hole on both sides. The full length mirror was propped...

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Patel M, Manager at Portofino Inn Burbank, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with our future guests, we regret that your experience in the first room was not what you expected. I do recall the situation and it did take a few minutes to come up with a different room for you but we eventually made it happen, it was the least that we could have done...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed October 11, 2016

The room was clean .Towels were clean but old ,shower has a low pressure. They have security camera which make us feel safe. Although W.Olive Ave is a busy street,it was quiet at night.Front desk personnel are nice. Breakfast is ok,it would have been better if there are variety of fruit. Overall we had a excellent experience. It was close...

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Patel M, Manager at Portofino Inn Burbank, responded to this review

Thank for choosing Portofino Inn during your 2016 visit to Burbank, we are pleased to see you enjoyed your stay and we can only hope we lived up to your expectations. In most times of the year fruit is available along with all other continental breakfast items, sorry during your visit there was none at the time, we will make...

Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

Very clean room a little pricy but very comfortable I would recommend it to all family and friends last minute booked only one to have rooms available at 9 pm will stay there next visit to California.

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed October 3, 2016

LOCATION: 3 Stars. PROS: Near shops and places to eat; fairly safe area; quick 5 min drive to downtown Burbank and near I-5. CONS: Near hospital, so you hear sirens a lot. STAFF: 5 Stars: Extremely friendly and very helpful. ROOM: 2 Stars: PROS: Basically clean, comfortable bed, fridge, microwave (old), big flat screen TV, free Showtime, free wifi (decent...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

We booked via the Internet which was a simple process. We had a first floor room with two queen size beds, the room was large and suited the four of us. The room was clean and was more modern than the exterior of the motel would have you believe. We stayed for two nights and found the location ideal for...

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Reviewed August 13, 2016

We made a quick one-day trip to see the sights in Hollywood and this hotel was perfect for our stay. The room was very clean, very comfortable, and up-to-date. The breakfast was super simple (cereal, pastries, toast, juice, coffee). The staff was lovely -- very helpful and responsive. The area was very convenient to the highway, the metro, restaurants, etc....

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Portofino Inn is a 50 room Hotel/Motel that is located in the heart of Burbank, we are only a few minutes away from the Disney studios, Warner Brother Studios, short drive from Griffith Observatory, Hollywood sign, Magic Mountain, Down town Los Angeles, Hollywood, Universal Studios and only 9 minutes away from Bob Hope Air Port... Portofino Inn offers King, Double Queen, (Smoking and non-smoking) Queen Handy-cap as well as a King non-smoking with a Jacuzzi. We are family oriented as well as great for business travelers, stay from one night and extend your stay as long as needed. Portofino Inn - Burbank is under NEW MANAGEMENT as of Jan. 2015. Please give us the pleasure to meet your hospitality needs and allow us the opportunity to earn/keep your business. We pride ourselves in the level of customer service we provide to each and every one of our customers. Every customer is our most important customer. Alfredo, Manager ... more   less 

Additional Information about Portofino Inn Burbank

Address: 924 West Olive Avenue, Burbank, CA 95106
Location: United States > California > Burbank
Price Range: $114 - $189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Portofino Inn Burbank 2*
Number of rooms: 50
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“Most rooms front the courtyard/park lot- a few do not, but have cramped exterior corridors. Noise was never excessive from the park lot.”
 of 5 bubbles EaglesHonour, 1 week ago | Read review
“Ask for Top (Second) floor, on end away from street.”
  • MICROWAVE AND FRIDGE
  • STAINS ON LAMP
  • PATCH JOBS EVERYWHERE
  • STAINS ON CHAIR
  • OLD MICROWAVE FROM THE 1980s?
  • EVERYTHING LOOKS GOOD AT A DISTANCE, BUT UP CLOSE, IT IS DIRTY
  • CHIPPED PAINT ABOVE HEADBOARD. WRINKLED BED SPREAD
  • AC LOOKS FAIRLY NEW; NOT TOO LOUD; WORKED WELL
 of 5 bubbles BudgetTraveler91411, Oct 3, 2016 | Read review
“Have a lot of luggage? Choose main floor rooms as second storey is stair access only.”
 of 5 bubbles AndreGK, Jun 22, 2016 | Read review
“If you need an elevator to a 2nd floor, ask if there is one: I didn't see one.”
 of 5 bubbles EaglesHonour, Jun 4, 2016 | Read review
“2 floors to choose from.”
 of 5 bubbles weekender714, May 29, 2016 | Read review
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