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The Tangerine
Ranked #2 of 20 Hotels in Burbank
Certificate of Excellence
Bellaire, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Perfect for our needs”
Reviewed February 1, 2014

The Tangerine has personality and is a well done remodel and upgrade from a basic motel. The room was clean, the bed was extremely comfortable and the people at the desk were helpful and knowledgeable.

The location is perfect if you're doing something in Burbank or Hollywood and minutes from the Burbank airport. It's near major highways but far enough away to be quiet and uncluttered and there's a great local coffee shop nearby. The lobby's morning pastries are also local and outstanding. Nothing mass produced here. There's no restaurant or room service but you don't need that with so many places to eat nearby.

We'll return to Burbank for more fun and will certainly stay here.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 29, 2014

Spent 4 nights in a double queen room, my husband and I sharing the room with our son and daughter-in-law. The beds were comfortable, and clearly an effort was made to make the room pleasing. The wall murals are quirky. We did find the room small for 4 adults with little room for storage of luggage and such. The hotel provides sweets and coffee for breakfast, and though I didn't try the sweet rolls, I understand they come from a good bakery in the area. Staff were helpful and accommodating. All in all, I feel the room was pleasant enough for the price.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Denmark
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95 reviews
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Reviewed January 28, 2014

I've stayed at the Tangerine Hotel in Burbank four times now, over a couple of years, and this is my second review. It's one of those lovely little places you just want to keep coming back to. The hotel itself is not particularly sprawling or luxurious, but it's the best deal you'll find in Burbank.

For the very affordable and reasonable rate, you get a very nice room - decent sized, very clean, and with a good bathroom. In terms of amenities, there's a good choice of HD channels, free Wi-Fi and even a fridge where you can keep your own stuff. The hotel also has a pool that you can use if the season calls for it.

If you're going to Warner Bros for a tour or a taping, you only have a short walk (granted, depending on which gate you're going to, the walk could be longer). Universal Studios is only a short drive away, and you're also close to NBC if you want to check out the Tonight Show. There's also some good dining options in the area, such as a lovely Mexican restaurant next door, and the legendary Bob's Big Boy less than half a mile away.

If you're going to other parts of L.A., the Universal metro station on the red line is close by. Burbank's own airport is not that far away, either.

Aside from these points, it's hard to pinpoint what makes this hotel so good. Just try it if you're going to Burbank and you won't regret it!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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Illinois
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Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

We had tickets to a taping of Big Bang Theory and we needed a hotel. As usual, I relied on Trip Advisor for advice. I called the Tangerine and they were very helpful with the reservation. We arrived around noon and our room was ready. The room was basic, but it had everything we needed. We parked the car at the hotel and walked to the studio. Amazingly convenient. We would stay there again in a heartbeat. Thank you Trip Advisor!!!

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed January 25, 2014

My husband and I were heading to LA for the weekend and needed a place to stay in Burbank for one night. The Tangerine Hotel pulled up on Hotels.com with a great rate and the location we needed - very close to Bob Hope Airport, so we decided to give it a shot. Only one night, even if it's terrible, right?

It was not terrible! I was slightly skeptical because it was an old motel, but the rooms had been converted beautifully and the pool looked very inviting (although because we got in so late at night, we did not get a chance to try it out). The place was very comfortable and the lady working the night shift called us by name as we showed up and was extremely friendly and welcoming.

The best part about it was the included cappuccino and locally-made pastry in the morning. Delicious!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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United States
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64 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2014 via mobile

On 2/21/14, sitting in my room at this hotel. First time here. I know LA and the San Fernando Valley and have stayed at every nice hotel at one time or another, in all price ranges. Tangerine is a real find.

The reservation: I called the property. They met my best internet price and helped me by promising a ground floor room, because I cannot do stairs.

The room (121): New looking carpet, beautiful decor, comfy bed with grat mattress, fluffy comforter 3 pillows on our king bed, and a bedside reading light for each side. Plenty of general room lighting on a dimmer switch, which you never see (except in some $300 per nite hotels). The room is small, and yet it includes everything without a feeling of being crowded. wall AC/heat which you can set to FAN only if you like to sleep with "white noise."

Dressing area: Tall closet with an iron, ironing board, plenty of hangers, and a free safe for your valuables. Chest of drawers with plenty of room if you plan a stay of several days to a week. Free safe in the closet for your valuables. Mini fridge. Coffeemaker. Lavazza coffee paks. Magnifying makeup mirror. All that and huge counter space for your stuff!

Bathroom: tiny, tiny. and yet, generous counter space. Grohe fixtures are an upscale-looking touch. Unlike many hotels, here you have a tub & shower combo. Tub is DEEP if you like a good soak! Amazing. Shower head is very high, so that tall people will fit just fine! Toiletries are Bulgari and top quality.

Lobby: tiny, with The world famous hot beverage machine that makes anything you want in an instant. The most professional, friendliest and most helpful staff.

Pool: very, very nice looking, tho pretty much IN the parking area.

Property: No elevator, two stories. A few parking spaces by the rooms, more in lot just behind the building. It is on Riverside Dr, which is a busy street, but not as busy as most in this area. Insulation and dual glazed windows mean very little road noise.

Area: restaurants everywhere, coffee cafe across the street. Don Cucos next door for Mexican food. This area is very safe, perfect for walking. Nearby studios. Location could not be better. If there is no traffic, you can get to Hollywood & Vine in 15 minutes (let your GPS do the route).

Obviously, I highly recommend this place.

Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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163 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed January 21, 2014

I decided to stay at the Tangerine vs. other hotels in Burbank based on Trip Advisor ratings. When we first pulled into the parking lot I was a little surprised how at the small size of the hotel. I was also surprised that the doors to each room were on the outside of the building like the old motels. This is most likely a remodeled old motel from years gone by.

I will say that I was pleasantly surprised after my initial feelings of hesitancy. Although the room and bathroom were both pretty small, the furnishings were very nice. Both rooms were also very very clean. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Property: The Tangerine
Address: 3901 W Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91505-4327
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Location: United States > California > Burbank
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 20 Hotels in Burbank
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Tangerine 2.5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tangerine Hotel is a newly remodeled boutique hotel offering its guests an eclectic and colorful backdrop that promises to enhance any visit to Burbank, Hollywood and Los Angeles. Our thoughtfully appointed rooms are a fresh reinterpretation of the classic motel room; equipped with the requisite modern amenities and quality linens, we have also introduced elements to give each room a distinct personality that we hope our guests appreciate and enjoy. ... more   less 
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