$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

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

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.

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

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
syracuse, ny
Jul 21, 2010

great location and price

this is our fourth time using this hotel. we would recommend it for price, cleanliness, friendly staff and location for many attractions in the area.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Chicago, IL
Jul 19, 2010

Friendly Staff

Had a late checkin (9pm), the room was ready and the staff was friendly. Good value for the money. The decore of the room was dated, but everything was clean and in good shape.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Martinez, CA
Jul 12, 2010

Weekend in Burbank

Very cool hotel. Friendly, helpful staff. Went to a 50th anniversary screening of Disney's "Swiss Family Robinson" at Disney studios (close by) sponsored by D23. Drove to Santa Monica pier and beach, only 25 minutes away. Close to everything. Did the Hollywood tour, picked up by shuttle at the hotel. Shops, theater are all close by.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lovin Burbank
Business
Durrham, NC
Jul 4, 2010

Great Bargain

For the price it was a great value. Free internet, continental breakfast and a great pool. Downside, the hotel is older. The shower curtain was moldy and the towels were stained. My second room was mildewy. It was walking distance to several shopping areas and restaurants. Minutes away from Universal Studios. I will defintely stay there again.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Paris, France
Jun 1, 2010

Very good and friendly place

The staff was very nice and helpful, the hotel is nice and clean, and close to Burbank airport (but quiet).

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
San Diego, CA
May 30, 2010

Very Nice Stay

Very lovely and comfortable rooms. Friendly and kind staff. Location is really good if you are in LA for universal studios or six flags. Unbeatable price for that quality.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Texas
May 27, 2010

My stay

Nothing special to comment on. The office staff was very courteous.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Restaurants, doughnut shop, & McDonalds close by.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Cinema Professor
Business
Columbia, SC
May 26, 2010

A Motel from the Golden Age of Hollywood

The Safari Inn is, indeed, a Hollywood classic, even though it's located in Burbank. It's where scenes from many movies and TV series are shot (Apollo 13, CSI, NCIS) which is a two edged sword. If you're there during a daily "shoot," you're going to be inconvenienced, but you do get to see the business of Hollywood in action. Are the rooms swank? Hardly. They are rooms from the 50's with some upgrades, but if you want swank, stay elsewhere. As with most if not all hotels, don't leave valuables or money unattended in your room. The Safari is a piece of Hollywood history and centrally located. The pool and sun deck are fun, but in LA, there are beaches and plenty of sun so you have choices. As for former Burbank-Toluca Lake (another well-kept secret place where celebrities live or have homes) resident and college student in LA, the Safari Inn is like taking a step back in time.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

The MetroLink which is LA's bus service is good, but Burbank and the majority of places most tourists want to see are not readily available via the trains and buses. Car rental becomes almost an imperative or you'll be stuck with a lot of waiting. Also be very aware (from a former and now "re-enlightened" SoCal resident) that drivers in LA are very aggressive and tend to communicate with their horns and hand gestures! Road rage can be a factor with which you may have to deal and that's seldom pleasant when you're a tourist. Taxes run upwards of 10 percent on most items including food. If you want to see celebrities and can get in by appearing to be a "local," the Roosevelt Hotel and the Chateau Marmont Hotel pubs are fertile grounds for star gazing. If you do see a celebrity and desire a picture or an autograph, wait until they've finished eating and be polite when asking. Don't gush all over them and make a scene, just be understanding they also need to relax. Very little is "inexpensive" in LA or its burbs. Even a very good burger, fries and a drink at the In 'n' Out Burger which is everywhere in SoCal will cost at least $10. If you want to find bargains, hit the San Fernando Valley area, especially in Burbank, and shop at the large lot, discount stores. If you want to tour a working studio, the best in my opinion is Warner Brothers, also in Burbank. Go online and purchase tickets in advance. No studio tour is cheap, but this is probably the best bang for your buck. Last item - seat belt laws. If you're driving a car, put on your seat belts BEFORE starting the car and moving. The ticket for not wearing seat belts is a major financial knock in the travel funds!

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
plexipixie
Business
seattle, wa
May 24, 2010

Classic

This place is super convenient for meetings at a number of studios in Burbank. The rooms are a little dark and it can get a little noisy but it's a classic piece of mid-century LA.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
St. George, Utah
May 6, 2010

Great Location and Food Choices

Good value for the price. My only objections are a smoker stood outside my room and talked on his cell phone both day and night. Had to park too far from my room.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

P F Chang's is not to be missed - - at the Burbank Media Center shopping district.

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