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“Safari Inn” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Safari Inn
Ranked #6 of 20 Hotels in Burbank
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Clackamas
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27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Safari Inn”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2012

This is a very good hotel if you are looking for a fairly close alternative to Universal Studios. It is a typical motel (cars park facing rooms). The rooms are clean and comfortable and the service was good. The beds were extremly comfortable. Staff was friendly and helpful. Cab Ride was necessary to Universal (about $20 one way) for those thinking this is within walking distance - it's not. My only regret is there is no breakfast options, but the restaurant right next door had VERY good food for a great price, I highly recommend it as Universal Studios food options are limited and expensive. And they do room service for Safari Inn based on the menu in the rooms. I had no complaints, it is a good value for the money if you are not looking for something within walking distance of Universal but close and a good standard hotel room for a short stay.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sherry D
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SafariInn818, Front Office Manager at Safari Inn, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Thank you for your feedback. We pride ourselves on providing guests with a clean and comfortable environment when staying at our property. Customer service also plays a huge role in ensuring every guest has a unique and remarkable experience. Our hotel is located in an ideal area to which guests have easy access to many attractions and conveniences through the use of public transportation or our shuttle service. In addition, our sister property, The Coast Anabelle Hotel, located across the street has a restaurant and lounge that provides breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as happy hour. Thank you once more for taking the time to let us know of your experience. We look forward to your next visit.
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Vejle, Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2012

Good location close to Hollywood and universal studios
Small fitness room, but worked fine
Rooms are ok
Safe area
But expensive, would choose a motel next time
Very friendly staff
Small pool, but nice and clean

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jebaho
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SafariInn818, Front Office Manager at Safari Inn, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate every guests comments as it allows us to improve. Although we are a smaller property we try to offer as many of the amenities as you would fine at other larger hotels. We hope to see you again in the future and thank you once more for your comments.
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San Clemente, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2012

had to spend 8 days at safari while i was working on set. hotel is older and not the ritz of course but my room was very very clean, smelled nice and everything worked well. my bed was very comfortable and i slept great after long days at work. i was alone for the week and felt pretty safe and did not notice a lot of noise from the road. the wall and the plants kinda guard you from a bit of sound i think. everyone was really nice. my room wasnt ready when i walked into it but the desk remedied it quickly. parking lot is small so you have to park next door sometimes, but was not a problem to me. the staff at the other hotel was nice too. over all the price was great for the middle of summer, the pool was nice and the patio above it super cute. i personally enjoyed the vintage feel, sign was awesome. if you are expecting a super nice expensive style hotel you will be dissapointed but if you want somewhere comfortable in the middle of burbank and hollywood area, this place was great. planning to go back in august :D great restaurants adn shops close by

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank dennynjessica
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SafariInn818, Front Office Manager at Safari Inn, responded to this review, January 24, 2013
Thank you for your feedback. It is our goal to make sure every guest that stays with us comes and leaves with a smile hence why our priority is to provide a clean and comfortable environment for our guests. Customer service is also another aspect of our business that we strive to be exceptional at as this is what sets us apart from other properties and makes a guest want to return. We are happy to hear that we were able to meet and exceed your expectations. Thank you once more for your comments. We look forward to seeing you in the near future.
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2012

We were greeted by Johnny at the front desk. He was courteous, informative and highly professional. He was able to accommodate a specific request that we had, and we were very pleased by this. This first impression set the tone for our stay, and we will be back!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tony K
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SafariInn818, Front Office Manager at Safari Inn, responded to this review, January 24, 2013
Thank you for your kind remarks! Customer service is always a priority and we make sure to emphasize this with our staff. It is truly gratifying to hear that Johnny was able meet your requests and therefore make your stay enjoyable. Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience. It is much appreciated! We look forward to having you stay with us again in the near future!
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Monterey, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

I chose Safari Inn because of my mom's recommendation. I chose the second floor because I usually do not like staying downstairs where I can hear the footsteps above.

As we drove up to the checkin, we were immediately assisted. We were given the room I had requested. The clerk was courteous and friendly. The room was clean. I like how the air conditioner unit was working well especially that it was a necessity during the summer months. The bathroom was adequate and they provided the shampoo and body gel in the shower dispenser attached to the wall. The TV in my room was still the old boxed one. However, the downstairs rooms had flat screen TVs. I know so because my cousin and my parents stayed in the rooms downstairs. As long as we got the same stations it was ok. Plus, all rooms had free HBO. Anyway, I didn't really watch a lot of TV while in the room. By the way, when I visited my cousin/parents downstairs, I didn't hear any footsteps above from the first/ground floor - unless of course the room above was unoccupied. So the next time I would not mind staying downstairs.

They have a coin-operated laundry room downstairs. Their pool is nice. I also like the deck they have adjacent to the pool if ever you want to watch the fireworks during the Fourth of July celebration or just to relax. The inn actually has room service. I didn't try it but it's a full menu with a lot of selection. I think they also own the restaurant next door (the one that offers room service). The hotel is also walking distance to a Chinese restaurant called Frontier Wok (across the street). Nice, delicious Chinese food.

The decor is very "safari-like" - or at least it tries to be. They use soft animal print (faux) on the bed accent and throw pillows. Gives it a real safari vibe. I would have liked to have seen pictures of lions, giraffes and elephants on the wall though. Or perhaps the carpet...that would be so cool. Perhaps add arrows and Afrikkan masks. But I guess it could also scare the guests so I understand the omission.

Anyway, my stay was pleasant, the staff were very nice, and it was very comfortable. I would definitey stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank TRTW
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SafariInn818, Front Office Manager at Safari Inn, responded to this review, January 24, 2013
Thank you for your thorough feedback. It is always wonderful to hear guests comments on their experience as it allows us to improve. We recently remodeled all of our rooms from the bedding to the red chair and all new 32" Flat Panel TV's. In addition, we are planning on making additional changes in the near future to provide guests with an even more enjoyable stay. Our sister property, The Coast Anabelle Hotel is across the street and features a restaurant and lounge that is available to guests at the Safari Inn. They have amazing items for breakfast, lunch and dinner at reasonable prices as well as an incredible happy hour. Our goal is to offer guests with a clean and comfortable hotel with all the conveniences they expect and desire. We thank you once more for taking the time to let us know of your experience and look forward to your next visit with us.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

We will definitely stay next time, room was very clean, we enjoyed our stay!

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank cbaragon
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SafariInn818, Front Office Manager at Safari Inn, responded to this review, January 24, 2013
Thank you for your feedback! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay here at our property. Every guest is a priority for us and making their experience a positive one is truly what we enjoy. We look forward to your next visit with us and thank you for taking the time to leave us your comments.
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2012

Rooms were clean and good enough, the food in the restaurant was good, although I was astonished that this quite expensive hotel only offered instant coffee after our meal, the only place we have ever been to in North America not to have the real thing, just lazy.

It's OK, but proximity to the studios means they can charge more than it's really worth

Room Tip: Only stay here if you need to be near the studios
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank jfrost8401
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SafariInn818, Front Office Manager at Safari Inn, responded to this review, January 24, 2013
Thank you for your comments. We strive to provide our guests with a clean and comfortable place to stay along with an array of amenities to satisfy each guests needs. Please accept my apology for the coffee incident. It has been forwarded to the Restaurant Manager as this is not acceptable. We thank you for your comments as it allows us to improve and look forward to having you stay with us in the near future.
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Property: Safari Inn
Address: 1911 W Olive Ave, Burbank, CA 91506-2494
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Location: United States > California > Burbank
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Burbank
#2 Green Hotel in Burbank
#5 Romantic Hotel in Burbank
#5 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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