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“great little hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Safari Inn

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Safari Inn
Ranked #6 of 20 Hotels in Burbank
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Conwy, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“great little hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2009

Very Friendly helpful reception. Maids very rude that supply the buffet breakfast in a morning. You will have to get your breakfast which is very good and take up to room as only one table and 2 chairs in recpetion. But not a problem. As found all over America getting tea is like getting blood from stone. unlimited coffeee though. Traffic horrendous so a 5/10 min trip will take you nearly an hour. So Disney 2 hrs away. although universal and other sights half hour. Small pool clean rooms spacious. Will deff use again

Stayed October 2009, traveled with family
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2009

Really nice hotel, clean sheets, good free breakfast, cable tv and wifi. Near WB Studios,

Stayed September 2006, traveled on business
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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2009

We just returned from several days at the Safari Inn, in Burbank. When we pulled into the parking lot, I was nervous, because it looks like an old motel....which it is. We were pleasantly surprised to find the rooms large and clean. We had a kitchenette and it was very useful during our time there. We were travelling with our extended family and it was nice to have rooms that were large enough to accomodate several people at a time. The front desk was extremely helpful with some of our "off the wall" requests.

The hotel is in a great location to see all that is Burbank and Los Angeles. There are several movie and TV studios within a mile or so of the hotel. Hollywood is a short drive away, depending on traffic. We also enjoyed downtown Burbank and Pasadena. We loved lunch at Porto's, a Cuban bakery....great food, coffee and desserts! Parking was tight, but we managed each night to find a spot. We really liked the motel style because everything is convenient. The pool is small, but very nice. Honestly, it's a very cute, retro kind of place.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with family
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Fort Worth
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2009

It was cheap ($65/night), clean, good location, great staff, free parking.
Cons: No business center, no room or tables for breakfast just 4 loveseats in the lobby.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2009

Stayed in Burbank when on our month trip in US. Safari Inn was central to Universal studios and all other attractions in LA. Room was very clean and maids were friendly and efficient. Front dest was always helpful and there were plenty of places to eat and pick up basic items within walking distance. We were placed on 2nd floor and were impressed to find a lift there. Most motels don't have this luxury and we spent many the evening dragging our cases up stairs in various motels. One gripe, the breakfast was minimal and the area around the front desk not really suitable to accomodating it. Another small gripe was that the parking was a little tight if you arrived late at night. All in all a good, clean place to stay. I ordered it online and got a terrific deal. Would definately recommend it to all.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
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Burbank, California
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50 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2009

This was our second time staying at the Safari. It is a great little place to stay. Rooms were super clean! You can check in any time, which was great for us because we usually dont get in until after 10pm. Was a central location for all our trip travels. We were about 45 mins to Disneyland, 45 minutes to Huntington Beach, and about 20 mins to Hollywood or downtown LA. Parking was tight at night, but there is a sister hotel with a large lot we sometimes parked in. Would come back again!!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2009

This was a nice hotel to base our excursions from for our week in L.A. The grounds and the rooms were well kept and parking (though tight) was always available. All the staff were helpful and tried to address our concerns as best they could. If there's any "complaint" it would be about the continental breakfast. It wasn't very good but there was always enough of what was served.

If you really have a problem with the continental breakfast, some of the best donuts we've ever had can be bought at the Donut Prince about two blocks north of the hotel :-)

Overall, I'd return to the Safari and I'd tell friends and family to stay there as well.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
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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 Family Hotel in Burbank
#5 Romantic Hotel in Burbank
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Safari Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 55
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