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“Updated Old Style Motel”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Safari Inn

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Safari Inn
Ranked #6 of 20 Hotels in Burbank
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St. Louis, United States
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Updated Old Style Motel”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

The physical character is akin to the better motels of the 1950's and '6Os. But it has been updated well and the service staff is superior. No food on site, but lots of good eats nearby. Also an ecxellent location for nearby attractions and beautiful downtown Burbank. We had a comfortable three night stay in an accessible kitchenette suite. However, we left black footprints in the bathroom with dust from the carpet and the price was higher than our norm. Probably reasonable value for the location, but it wasn't our first choice and I would choose another next time.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Stephen S
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SafariInn818, Front Office Manager at Safari Inn, responded to this review, 12 June 2014
Thank you for your comments. We apologize for the issue regarding the carpet and have forwarded this to both our Housekeeping Manager and Maintenance Supervisor to ensure it rectified immediately. We place a great deal of emphasis on ensuring every guest is thoroughly satisfied with their stay from the moment they check-in until their departure. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to having you stay with us again in the future.
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Greenhithe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

This hotel is well presented and in an ideal location to serve downtown LA. The front desk staff were really friendly and helpful and went the extra mile to help us print our boarding passes for flights home. Hotel pool is clean and the sun terrace is great all be it by the road. The rooms were clean and all added up to a great stay.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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SafariInn818, Front Office Manager at Safari Inn, responded to this review, 27 August 2015
Thank you for your comments. We are always happy to hear you enjoyed your overall stay with us and were satisfied with the accommodations and the level of service. . We look forward to welcoming you back to Burbank in the future!
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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014 via mobile

Been twice and will come back

Ideal location for visiting the studios

Used in many films

Great size rooms and cheap prices

No problems with noise

Can use the sister hotels car park if this one is full

A must for any fan of true romance, along with the vista theatre and rays diner

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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SafariInn818, Front Office Manager at Safari Inn, responded to this review, 27 August 2015
Thank you for your comments. We are always happy to hear positive feedback regarding their stay. We look forward to welcoming you back to Burbank in the future!
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Atascadero, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014

The Safari Inn was my second choice for an overnight stay but from now on, it will be my first choice. We arrived early and they were able to check us in immediately. Our room was simple but clean and comfortable. They provided free shuttle service to WB Studios and reimbursed the cab ride back when shuttle service had shut down for the day. It's conveniently located close to Warner Brothers Studios and Universal Studios with convenience stores and restaurants within walking distance. Though not for everyone, I love the retro look.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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SafariInn818, Front Office Manager at Safari Inn, responded to this review, 27 August 2015
Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and were satisfied with the amenities provided. We look forward to welcoming you back to Burbank in the future!
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Fairport, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014

We had a great time here! Called and used our AAA card and got a $121 deal on the room. Elevator for those who need it. Pool and sun deck. Restaurants and shops within walking distance. Clean and roomy! Refrigerator, coffee maker, WIFI and cable TV. Friendly and helpful staff. Lots of free parking. History - Apollo 13, Coach Carter, True Romance, and many more movies and TV shows had scenes filmed here.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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SafariInn818, Front Office Manager at Safari Inn, responded to this review, 27 August 2015
Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your overall stay and were satisfied with the amenities provided. We look forward to welcoming you back to Burbank in the future!
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Beaumont, California
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41 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2014

This is an old motel on a very busy street in a business district. We were staying here for an event at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center and it is handy for that. The rooms face the street with nothing to block the noise. Whoever stated it is quiet when you close the door must have a hearing disability because it is not quiet. The rooms have been redone to a point of being clean and fresh but it is still an old building. Paid $149.85 for an $80 room.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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1 Thank BrownBarnPress
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SafariInn818, Front Office Manager at Safari Inn, responded to this review, 18 April 2014
Thank you for your comments. We always want our guests to have a positive experience and be completely satisfied with their stay. We truly apologize that this wasn't the case. The charm of the hotel comes from its 1950's retro theme. We of course have done many updates to ensure that guests can enjoy the modern conveniences of today. In regards to the noise, we have done our best to minimize it and will continue to work on ways to improve it. Thank you once again for your feedback. We hope you will provide us with another opportunity to serve you.
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San Diego, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2014

we are common clients to this hotel -we accidently put in the day before a visit and caught the mistake early the next morning after booking the night before online-
management refused to move our date to the next evening(keep in mind the hotel is not at full occupancy and management had the discretion to do so so we were charge full rate even though we were just switching to the very next evening as well as booking another group for the following sunday night-we will never stay here again and we will not reccommend this hotel due to their manager

Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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1 Thank Jackie N
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SafariInn818, Front Office Manager at Safari Inn, responded to this review, 18 April 2014
Thank you for your feedback. We certainly understand your frustration and truly apologize for the inconvenience this caused. However, the room was held for you and not sold to another guest. We do our best to accommodate guest requests to ensure the happiness of all who stay with us. We sincerely apologize and hope you will provide us with another opportunity to serve you in the future.
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Property: Safari Inn
Address: 1911 W Olive Ave, Burbank, CA 91506-2494
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Region: United States > California > Burbank
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Burbank
#2 Green Hotel in Burbank
#5 Family Hotel in Burbank
#5 Romantic Hotel in Burbank
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Safari Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 55
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