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Portofino Inn Burbank
Ranked #13 of 20 Hotels in Burbank
Certificate of Excellence
New York
1 review
“Don't judge a book by it's cover”
Reviewed October 10, 2009

Great hotel, well maintain. From the outside it did not look appealing but once I got in I saw everything that I needed for my 2 weeks stay there. Room are clean, we had microwave and a fridge in our room, with a flat screen TV. Only wish I had more channels. I would stay there again if I was not on company business.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled on business
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Baltimore
1 review
Reviewed October 9, 2009

Stayed at the Portofino Inn for 2 weeks for a company training event. Staff was extremely helpful in making sure our rooms were perfect for our entire stay. The manager was so caring and always had wonderful recommendations for restaurants in the area. I will be letting our company know that their money was well spent at this hotel! Thank you to the entire staff at Portofino!

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled on business
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San Jose, CA
1 review
Reviewed October 4, 2009

We spent one night here last week and were very pleased. If you're not a fussy person and just want a clean, comfy place to spend the night, definitely consider Portofino Inn. The rooms are a little cramped, but cozy. They also serve breakfast and the rooms come with a refrigerator and microwave. The staff was friendly despite our arrival in the early morning hours. However, we received a "friendly reminder" phone call from the front desk at 10:30 am about the check out time being at 11 am, which was a little irritating. All in all, we will stay here again because of the excellent value and proximity to downtown Burbank.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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ventura, ca
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Reviewed September 10, 2009

Spent one night at Portofino recently. The rooms are very clean, very up to date and good sized. Each room has a microwave and refrigerator. Counter tops are granite. Beds are very comfy with great linens. Flat screen television. Nice decorating job and eveything is pleasing to the eye.

The outside looks like a typical motel. The parking lot was being redone but we still had a place to park and noise was not an issue at anytime. We did have the AC on.

The lobby is very unexciting but clean. Upon checking in we were encouraged to have a glass of juice by a gentleman that I assumed was the owner. Very pleasant and he went out of his way to make sure we were satisfied with everything. I felt like he really cared.

Continental breakfast was basic but satisfying--cereals, toasts, bagels, muffins, juice and great coffee.

No pool. It was hot but we probably would not have had time to use it anyway.

The room was as nice as the last Marriott I stayed in--for half the price--but of course there was no fancy lobby or bar or pool to go to.

This was a great room for the price.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with family
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Texas
1 review
Reviewed September 10, 2009

After some research I found this hotel which had some nice reviews. The hotel looks too old but it proved the saying " old wine taste better". frontdesk was extremely friendly checkinn was quick, customer service was the best I have received in years. complimentary soft drink was nice in today's time when people are cutting corner to survive this place is offering value, I was excepting donuts and danish in breakfast but was very impressed to see a dozen items in breakfast. Rooms are very tastefully decorated the beds are great I slept like a baby. To my surprise the call were free within the USA. what a bargain. I would highly recommand this place to everyone I know.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled on business
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California
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Reviewed August 17, 2009

The room itself was VERY clean & I am all about clean. The whole place had been remodeled w/ new furniture, carpeting, and granite. The first impression was "oh my god! this looks like a motel" Do not be discouraged by the exterior b/c the interior is comfortable & clean. They offer parking and they offer video & audio surveillance 24 hrs/day.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Las Vegas
1 review
Reviewed August 11, 2009

What a terrific stay!
After searching the web for hours for a hotel that could accommodate a family of five, we were able to book our stay at the Portofino Inn. A roll away bed was provided at no additional charge and all courtesies such as extra towels, wash cloths and soaps were cheerfully extended.
My wife and I along with our three children were very pleasantly surprised with the convenience and overall quality of the facility. Rooms are recently renovated with new granite counter tops, granite showers, large flatscreen tvs, beveled mirrors, new furniture and carpet. The refrigerator and microwave were new. The air conditioner cooled the room with ice-cold air during the hot August days and evenings. The shower had new fixtures with plenty of water pressure. The beds were very comfortable with new linens.
The manager and staff were very helpful in making reservations to local facilities and provided a wealth of information on how to get around. The manager was courteous in providing mapquest directions to our destinations.
While the hotel provides a really nice complimentary continental breakfast, the hotel also shares a parking lot with "Franks Diner" which has great old-fashioned home cooking at very reasonable prices (try the strawberry cheesecake that they make: delicious!). You get a secure feeling at the hotel because the parking lot is under video surveillance from several different angles and is monitored continuously.
The hotel is within minutes of our destination which was Universal Studios and vicinity. Within less than 100 yards are a Subway Sandwich Shop, a convenience store and also a well-stocked liquor store. Just up the road on Olive Street are a number of banks with secure ATMs.
This place is indeed a little jewel!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
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Property: Portofino Inn Burbank
Address: 924 West Olive Avenue, Burbank, CA 95106
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Location: United States > California > Burbank
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Burbank
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Portofino Inn Burbank 2*
Number of rooms: 50
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 
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