$135 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Sep 16, 2014 Check-out: Sep 19, 2014

Safari Inn

3 stars
1911 W. Olive Ave., Burbank, CA 91506
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
168 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

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 (168)

Ratings and reviews for Safari Inn

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
168 out of 168
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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Review of Safari Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Deming,NM
Jun 21, 2009

4 day stay

Good central location, it gives what it promises. Nothing special though and not enough tables for continental breakfast.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Safari Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Dublin, Ireland
Jul 21, 2009

Interesting Experience

NOT friendly on arrival. Not used to experienced guests. Cut off the breakfast at 8 a.m. (Vacation hotel!!!??) Rooms were clean, well presented. Towels and utilities were minimal quality. Nice place, could have done a lot better, but probably doing o.k. from transitional guests. You can get a lot better for your money! Michael's bar up the road had nice food as advised by another cheaptickets user.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Close to Universal which is what this hotel capitalises on. Very functional with just enough to stop any serious complaints.

Review of Safari Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
jnkai
calgary, canada
Apr 4, 2010

good, but noisy

rooms were very comfortable. bed is comfortable. could control room temperature very well (which is rare in hotels). staff was friendly, but not all that knowledgable and forthcoming with information (if you asked the right questions, you got useful information). No microwave which was a shame. Location is excellent. Minutes (by car) from Universal Studios, Warner Bros Studio Tours, NBC, Hollywood, Walt Disney Studios. Easy to get around (hotel is on a main street which is easy to find). Within 1-2 blocks walking are many restaurants, MCdonalds, 7-11, park. Not much shopping or sightseeing within walking distance though. Parking can be troublesome if you want to park in the hotel parking lot. Biggest issue was the noise. I could hear the TV and the people talking in the next room. Fire engines going down the main street woke us up and we thought they were in the parking lot. Walls must be made of paper. Hotel has free shuttle bus to bob hope airport, but surprisingly no shuttle bus to universal studios. Hotel is clean inside and out. Continental breakfast - small, but enough to get you going for the day.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Time-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Fly into Bob Hope/Burbank airport. It is much smaller and you can get in and out of the airport way faster than LAX.

Review of Safari Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Kariannbear
Cupertino, CA, USA
Mar 28, 2012

Just a room

All I needed was a room, and that's what the Safari Inn had. A room. Ripped sheets and all. The pillows were not fluffy, the beds were average (probably a few years old). But I wasn't in Burbank to hang out in my hotel. Overall, it was ok. I slept, so that says a lot. Customer service was decent. We actually were able to switch our room so we were right next door to our friend, so that was cool. Borderline. If you can get a decent price it's ok.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Safari Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
HTechS
Business
Bay Area
Apr 9, 2012

Great location, decent hotel, not great parking...

Overall experience was okay. Good location and near my meeting & downtown, but there was no parking. When asked where to park, person at desk (female) said to park at the hotel next door. While I was there, she told the same thing to two other guest checking in who were really upset. There was a tight spot by the pool that I took. Really inconvenient.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Hotel is close to downtown Burbank where there are somegreat restaurants!

Review of Safari Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Joe and Pam
Business
San Diego, California
Nov 9, 2012

Good Value for price, Excellent Staff

Overall a good value for the price, and everything was what was expected. Very good staff. Recommend for value and convenience.

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

Business

Review of Safari Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Kay88jay
Los Angeles, CA
Mar 13, 2013

Descent

It was a little overpriced I thought, however, it was a last minute booking so it was expected. However, I did not expect the inside of the inn to look as nice as it did. The outside looks like a mediocre motel but the inside is the complete opposite. The staff was pleasant as well.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The bistro is actually located at a hotel across the street. Not far but still a walk.

Review of Safari Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
rnpd
Newark, California
Apr 3, 2013

Burbank weekend

I wish they cleaned up the bathroom a bit better, saw some mold in the corners and the wallpaper was starting to peel. Beds were comfy.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of Safari Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Calarts Dad
Minnesota
May 21, 2013

It's an adventure...

...complete with leopard prints on the bed, which my son made fun of. But it was comfortable and very conveniently located. There's a small outdoor pool, which we didn't use, and a good breakfast can be had at the restaurant in the hotel just across the street, which apparently has the same ownership. Very convenient location to Burbank airport and all the local attractions. Nothing fancy, but I'd stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Safari Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Phoenix, AZ
Oct 14, 2009

Week of October 10, 2009

Everything was OK but for how noisy it was. The walls are very thin and we were in front of the elevator. Do not let them put you near the elevator. Also request an upstairs room as the ceiling must me made of the cheapest material possible and you hear everything.

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