$135 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Dec 24, 2014 Check-out: Dec 25, 2014

Safari Inn

3 stars
1911 W. Olive Ave., Burbank, CA 91506
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
159 reviews
Cool experience

Beatiful, very clean, excellent location. I loved rooms deco. See full review

  • Iceland Tr
  • Apr 18, 2014
good value

Good value for the money, and close to everything. How excited can you get with any accommodations... See full review

  • Writer Ted
  • Jan 27, 2014
Boutique charmer with retro-Southern California style, close to studios

With a colorfully vibrant retro design, the boutique Safari Inn evokes vintage Southern California charm. The hotel is remarkably close to Disney, Universal, Warner Bros. and NBC studios and is within convenient driving distance from all major business and leisure destinations in L.A. The hotel's complimentary Internet access, fitness center, outdoor pool and shuttle service to and from the Bob Hope Airport along with its in-house bistro will satisfy guests in between leisure excursions. Free parking and a pet-friendly policy make it a great choice.

Highlights
  • Close to major film and television studios, including Warner Bros., Disney, Universal and NBC
  • Free parking
  • Complimentary high-speed Internet in all guest rooms
Rooms

Each of the Safari Inn's 55 brightly decorated, colorful guest rooms come with a king bed or two double beds. Guests enjoy complimentary Internet access and Premium Television Channels. Oversize work desks perfectly suit the needs of business travelers, and the hotel's pet-friendly policy allows for up to two pets per room with a per-stay fee and a refundable deposit. Superior Suites offer extra living space and a separate bedroom.

Features

With its close proximity to many of L.A.'s major TV and film studios, the Safari Inn is ideal for entertainment-industry travelers as well as fun-seekers who want to stay within close driving distance of Universal Studios Theme Park, Griffith Park and other Hollywood sights and dining and shopping. An outdoor pool, fitness center and high-speed Internet access are all complimentary, and guests can also enjoy the welcoming atmosphere, appetizing bistro fare and delightful martinis at the in-house Olive's Bistro & Lounge.

Transportation
  • Complimentary shuttle to/from Bob Hope Airport
  • Bob Hope Airport (3 mi/5 km)
  • Los Angeles International Airport (18 mi/27 km)
Attractions
  • Media Center Mall (1.5 mi/2 km)
  • Universal Studios Hollywood Theme Park & Universal City Walk (3 mi/4 km)
  • Griffith Park & Observatory (5 mi/7 km)
  • Grauman's Chinese Theater & Hollywood Walk of Fame (6 mi/9 km)
  • J. Paul Getty Museum (11 mi/18 km)
  • Santa Monica Beach & Third Street Promenade (16 mi/25 km)
  • Six Flags Magic Mountain (25 mi/38 km)
Business
  • 500-square-foot meeting facility

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Safari Inn Rooms

Standard
Large room with two double beds or one king bed. Amenities include: Large desk with data port and voice mail, Cable television with in-room movies, Premium Television Channels, Iron and ironing board Complimentary in-room coffee and tea service, Mini refrigerators, Complimentary high-speed wireless, Internet, Hair dryer, Complimentary local calls, please contact the hotel directly for Accessible/ADA rooms. Bedding type not guaranteed, based on availability.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Pet friendly
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Laundry service
Conference facilities
Internet
Free internet
Transportation
Free airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant
Accessible facilities
Service dogs allowed
Service animals allowed
Accessible parking
Handicapped parking
Brailled elevators

Dining

Olive's Bistro & Lounge
Grabbing a bite at Olive's Bistro & Lounge, maybe what you are in the mood for. This eatery boasts a unique menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner in a warm cafe setting. Whatever you're looking for, it's all here for you to discover. Don't forget to try one of our famous martinis. Olive's Bistro & Lounge, available daily from 6 AM to 10PM.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
The Safari Inn offers an elegantly appointed meeting room that can accommodate up to 35 guests. This versatile 500 square foot room features two large picture windows allowing for natural light when desired. Book this beautiful space for professional business meetings or private luncheons and receptions. Catering for meetings and events is provided by Olive's Bistro and Lounge

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (159)

Ratings and reviews for Safari Inn

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
159 out of 159
Amenities:
3.4
Room cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.3
Value:
4

86% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
icadrews
Business
Columbus, OH
Nov 30, 2009

Good Price for the Location

This hotel is ideal for a cheap visit to Hollywood and the studios (NBC, Warner Brothers). Slightly off the beaten path in Burbank, you save significant money while staying here, but are still only a 15 minute drive to the Hollywood attractions. This hotel is for the thrifty traveler who does not need to be in the center of all the entertainment. The continental breakfast left much to be desired. The conditions of the hotel were slightly less than I had expected, but we still enjoyed a clean, comfortable stay. I do not believe the hotel would be enjoyable for the family traveling with children.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

Downtown Burbank is a short drive away with shops, restaurants, and a movie theater.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
San Antonio, TX
Nov 24, 2009

Great Value!!!

Great location for the the price...motel is a typical California sixties motel, but clean and well kept. Very close to Disney Studios and NBC Burbank. Would definately stay here again if price remains the same; approx $75 a night.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

Hollywood, Burbank Airport, Studio City

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
ID
Nov 24, 2009

Great location with free parking.

We went to Universal Studios and Hollywood. This location was only about a ten minute drive. For tourists that really only used the room to sleep and freshen up, it worked great. We had a long drive to Burbank and when we arrived were beat and request early checkin one staff member said she would do what she could to get the rooms ready in an hour, when we returned the other staff member infomed me that they didn't to early checkins and we needed to wait until normal checkin time. We requested a King Bed and got two doubles instead and the shower sprayed out the sides but it was a great price with free parking and continental breakfast.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Middle class couple
Business
Denver, CO
Nov 19, 2009

Great value, location and clean

Great location- minutes from Universal, easy access to Hollywood and other popular tourist favorites. The staff was very helpful and friendly. If you are looking for a clean hotel at a reasonable price the Safari is a great option. Parking is free. The amenities are not extravigant but has what you need. If you are looking for your hotel to be part of The entertainment it may not be for you. However if you are looking for a clean reasonibly priced place to stay while you explore LA the Safari Inn would defnately have to be on the list.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
TravelingSoundGuy
Business
NYC
Nov 9, 2009

Great Burbank Value

The rooms aren't much to look at, but the bed is one of the most comfortable I've slept in and the room was spotless. It didn't apply on this trip, but a big thumbs up for also being pet friendly. I'll stay here again. Great value!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Head to Porto's on Hollywood Way/Magnolia for breakfast. It's not free like the motel's, but the pastry is fantastic.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Mr. Legal
Business
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Nov 3, 2009

Great vaule

I like how the staff worked so hard to get us discounted cupons for Universal Studios(which save us $70) Everything you need while traveling with your family is in a one mile ratio. There is a great Phillily cheese steak house about three blocks down from the hotel. Although we didn't have enough time to swim in the pool, it did look very nice. Parking was not a problem.You get plenty for your money. We plan to visit next year.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
1
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Try The cheese steak House, 4 blocks from hotel

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
New Jersey
Nov 3, 2009

Good deal

Booked hotel because of location near NBC studios - about a 15-20 minute walk. Warner Bros also down the block. Convenient to major highways and other attractions. Was told by desk clerk that I got a very good deal, almost half usual rate. Free parking and never had a problem finding a space. No on site restaurant but sister hotel is across street with small restaurant and bar. Quiet neighborhood.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Palm Desert, Ca.
Oct 31, 2009

Not that great

Stayed here because it was close to the hospital, which unforunately we had to visit a family member. It was very noisy at night due to the traffic on Olive which is a busy street. The toilet seats need to be replaced were worn out. Don't think we will stay at this hotel again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Lots of places to eat nearby

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Atlanta Georgia
Oct 29, 2009

A very good business hotel.

I have stayed at this hotel before. The fact that it is centrally located means a lot to me. It is also very quiet with few distractions. The only thing I would like to see at this location is an elevator. I would like to see some new softer towels. I always recommend this hotel to my business friends.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

A restaurant down the street: Ribs USA. This is an excellent place to kick back and eat. Just don't wear a white shirt. If you do they will give you a plastic bib.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Jupiter, FL
Oct 29, 2009

Decent, Clean freindly

Stayed here for 2 days. Wanted to see the TV and Movie Studios, Great location for such. Only a 20 minute walk to Warner Bros / NBC studios. Only about 3 minutes by car. The room was basic but quiet, comfortable beds, clean rooms. The staff was friendly, didn't offer much advise for the area, but answered my questions. Good stay over all.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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