$139 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: May 18, 2015 Check-out: May 21, 2015

Safari Inn

3 stars
View map of 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
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Pet friendly
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness Center
Dining
Room service
Services
Laundry service
Internet
Free internet
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Handicapped parking
Brailled elevators

Dining

Olive's Bistro & Lounge
Grabbing a bite at Olive's Bistro & Lounge, located at our sister-property, The Coast Anabelle Hotel, may be 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:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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.

Ratings and reviews for Safari Inn

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
27 out of 159
Amenities:
3.5
Cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.2
Value:
4.3

85% would recommend to a friend.

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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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
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

2
5.01.0
Sweet Home Chicago
Business
Santa Monica, CA
Sep 18, 2014

Not as nice as I had hoped.

Very old fashioned "motel." Funky. Old bedding. Odd room. Won't likely be back.

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

Business

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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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
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.

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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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
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!

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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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Ethnographer
Business
Portland, OR
Oct 18, 2010

Good Value

I didn't stay long but the rooms were clean if not somewhat run down. The amenities were great though. The rooms have coffee makers, free coffee, and a small fridge. The room also had free WiFi. Upon check in and check out the staff was nice and courteous. It appeared as if they had a small continental breakfast, mostly pastries. Overall, it seemed like a good hotel for the value.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Safari Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Portland OR
Oct 28, 2010

Great location

Cool funky hotel. The rooms could use some updating. Very helpful staff and the location was fantastic. I was expecting a little more because of the ownership. They have some great properties and it felt like this one is getting over looked a bit.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

Short drive to Hollywood and all the studio tours you want to do.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Burbank, CA
May 22, 2011

Fundamental amenities great

Excellent for a no-luxury motel. Safari Inn has everything a traveler actually NEEDs. It's wonderful. You get your money's worth, and you don't waste money on frills when you're merely sleeping in the hotel room. It's clean. Staff is professional. Bed is comfortable. Comes with fridge and coffee maker. Good shower. Outdoor pool. No complaints.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Use ORBITZ to book room, and save money.

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Review of Safari Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Scuba Guy
Business
Atlanta, GA, USA
Aug 12, 2011

Great Location for Film Industry Area

This Trip was for business and pleasure for me. Even though the hotel is pretty far from the beach it is a great location to be near Hollywood and all the major studios. Room was clean, lots of parking, and pool seemed kind of small. I showed up early and the guy at the counter double checked to see if a room was ready for me. It was and I checked in. GREAT place for the price and location. Plenty of places to eat and a mall near by.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Safari Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Patricia, the photographer
Business
Charlotte, NC
Apr 15, 2010

Pet friendly, bad cancellation policy

Safari Inn is a classic 50's hotel... great Burbank location .... however, the noise on the evening before we left was unbelievable. A semi truck parked (perhaps on the side street near our section of the hotel at 4:30 am and stayed there for about 30 mintues with very loud engine. It was horrid. Everyone whom I spoke to at the breakfast/coffee bar said the same thing. This should not be permitted in a residental/hotel location (period!). Cancellation policy: 2 days before move in date is $90 fee, and if you shorten the stay at all, they will not refund the difference if booked on [...]. Think carefully. We decided to stay the entire 5 days. Pleasant hotel... but!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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