$135 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 23, 2014 Check-out: Sep 25, 2014

Safari Inn

3 stars
1911 W. Olive Ave., Burbank, CA 91506
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
158 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

Hotel Map

34.1657 -118.3252
Area served
Burbank, CA
Nearby airports
Burbank Airport, LAX- Los Angeles International Airport.
Area description
Located in the heart of the Burbank Media District, close to Disney Studios, Warner Brothers, NBC, and the Media Center Mall.

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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

  • Airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Pool
General
Concierge
Pet friendly
Activities
Pool
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Conference facilities
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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 (158)

Ratings and reviews for Safari Inn

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
158 out of 158
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

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Northern CA
May 22, 2009

Great location, good value

The Safari Inn location was perfect for our plans in L.A. Walking distance to a good-value cafe, pharmacy, and close proximity to the main highways. The front-desk staff was VERY good. From doing online flight check-in / boarding pass to reserving taxis, selling stamps and mailing postcards. One negative for me was the first night was noisy ... thin walls / not real sound proof and a very "active" couple either above or next door to me (ugh).

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Tallyrand cafe for breakfast or lunch. Good food at a good price.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
RickyVan
Portland, OR
May 12, 2009

Very Satisfactory...

Good central location for visiting friends and taking in tourist sites.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Webzoomer
Indianapolis, IN
May 12, 2009

Nice, inexpensive place to stay

This hotel was nice and economical. It's in a nice area of Burbank and and there are several restaurants nearby. Parking lot is small and the breakfast buffet is skimpy but overall we were very happy with our stay there. Our room was nice and clean and the location is quiet.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

For good, inexpensive Mexican food try the Paquito Mas which is just a few blocks down Olive St. from the hotel.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Canada
May 8, 2009

"Below Average Hotel"

The room had very bad smell in it and the hotel in general was not in very good condition.

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

5
5.01.0
tatu-azyl
Oslo, Norway
Apr 23, 2009

Very good hotel for driving tourists

This was the best hotel for the price and location. The staff were extremely helpful. When we arrived late in the evening, assisted us in finding the place to eat, to shop for groceries, baby food, and parking place (there is additional parking places in the nearby hotel territory).

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
seattle was
Apr 22, 2009

Unbeatable location for the price

great location to everything, great for the price. would highly recommend if you can look past outdated bath and room. was clean though. continental breakfast was coffee, oj, toast and muffins only bummer

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

5
5.01.0
odddon & boo
Ridgecrest, Ca.
Apr 22, 2009

All around great experience.

We used the Safari Inn as a base for days spent at Universal Studios and The Price Is Right tv tapings, and a day spent along Hollywood Blvd. So close to all of our destinations, yet out of the hustle and bustle of Hollywood itself. We were very satisfied with our whole trip. The room was good sized, clean, and comfortable; the staff was very friendly, helpful, and professional; great food with fast room service; a nice, clean, heated pool with plenty of tables and chairs on 2 levels of decks; plenty of parking; vending machines and a microwave in the laundry room; very nice continental breakfast; just minutes from many dining options and stores, as well as a large mall; close to many L.A. destinations, without being caught up in the frenzy that L.A. can be. I recognized the Safari Inn from the movie "True Romance", as well as a few tv series, so we decided to give it a try. We're glad we did, as it was a very satisfying experience, and a good bargain.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

A quick drive to Universal Studios, and to any of a number of television studios taping episodes of their shows: CBS, ABC, NBC, even Warner. Bros.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Eagan, MN
Mar 9, 2009

Great Place!

Everything about the hotel was awesome, only irritating thing were the other people staying there, dumb american idol auditioners.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The bar that is affiliated with the sister hotel right down the street, ask the front desk about it. Great bartender!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
black barbie
Wilton, CT
Dec 27, 2008

Good value

We liked the location. It was a good value and the staff was efficient and friendly

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

About 10 minutes away was a big mall. And there were some local strip malls that were convenient.

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Review of Safari Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
USA
Sep 28, 2008

Very friendly...

Safari Inn I was very happy to have decided to stay at his hotel....The personnel were very friendly. The hotel is located in a great location to many restaurants and gas stations...very happy and please with the stay..

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Mexican restaurant near by El Torito service and food are great.

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