Holiday Inn Burbank
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... them their souvenirs-- a tote bag for Mrs. Gao, a key chain for Joanie, and chocolate for Tracy and her dad. Tracy's getting a few more things, but that'll be revealed later. :P
Back at their house, I showered and caught up on life with my roomie before completely losing any ability to stay awake. It was only 10pm, but I wasn't going to subject myself to being awake any longer. Sleep never felt so good.
... workshop, KG and I met up with CR for a fun evening. Including drinks on fire. So, we decided to all go to the Opening Reception, because who wants to pass up a free glass of wine. It was a nice evening to start out, some wine and a little conversation about our work challenges. It's nice to have other people who really understand those challenges and can offer good advice. The reception ended at 7:00 and as we're walking out, one of the ...
... 20 years, the Hollywood studios had sprung up and the LA as we know it had begun. On we went, back through Hollywood Blvd, up to Mulholland Drive for a quick view of the spread of LA and the Hollywood sign on a beautiful and smog-free day before making our way back down and into Beverly Hills. Heading down Sunset Boulevard, we spotted some well known and cool places along the way, like The Viper Room where River Phoenix died, and into the residential end ...
... As we drove towards Visalia the road was bordered on both sides by rows upon rows of Orange groves, all in neat rows as far as the eye could see. The road too seemed to stretch way into the horizon as the heat of the road shimmered in front of us - it was like we had stepped into an American film. As we arrived on the outskirts of Visalia we happened to pass an out of town shopping mall. Seeing as it was time for lunch we stopped at the "Target" superstore where there was an ...
... groups and because I had chosen to do a deluxe tour I was going to see a whole more of the studios and that began first with a picture of me holding an actual Oscar!
Heading off into the backlot you begin to realise how big these studios are, everything is divided into sections with production and post production facilities. Over 90% of the work done on these lots here are for television whether it be drama, sitcom or talk show most of the ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
Historical Traveler Reviews Holiday Inn Burbank
A great stay at the Media Center
I had a great stay at this hotel. The room as well as the hotel were very clean. The staff was very friendly and helpful (handed out map quest directions for where you were trying to get to). A large full size parking garage with free parking. The hotel is located close to the highway making it easy to get to different places. The hotel was very quite and peaceful making it very easy to relax. I would stay there again in a heartbeat.
We will never stay on this hotel again. I know it has a very close proximity to Universal Studios, they say it is about four miles but it will take you at least 30 minutes to get there depending on the person on the front desk who gave you directions. The front desk personnel who checked me in was very rude to me, I am a Gold Priority Club member but that didn't mean anything to this person.
I really enjoyed this Holiday Inn because it was just a two-minute walk to the charming main street in downtown. There are lots of little shops and restaurants, a movie theater and a shopping center at the end. It's a nice place to go for a stroll for window shopping and people watching. Also, it's a really short drive to all those chain stores and an Ikea.
Nice Holiday Inn
I loved this holiday inn. Clean & Large room. Right in the center of Burbank. Shopping and restaurants nearby. Cool Elevator. I would defitnely reccomend this hotel if you're in the area.
Our room was on the 19th floor. That was fine, except that the elevator didn't go to the 19th floor. The highest room available by elevator was the 18th. The gentleman who checked us in advised us to take the elevator to the 18th, and then take the fire escape up to the 19th. When we finally got to the room after his incorrect directions, we noticed that the floor was wet in parts and only clammy in other parts. At least the washroom was clean. We stayed at the Burbank Ramada the next night, which was as good as the Holiday Inn, and half of the price.
Big hotel in the heart of Burbank
I was kind of desperate, driving on highway 5 when I saw this hotel (can't miss it, two 18 story tall buildings). The room was very clean and practical, including a large fridge. Vending machine even had milk which helped. Price was a bit high at $125 but when I hinted that I might not take it, the front desk guy gave me the AAA rate of around $105, even though I am not a AAA member. I guess this is a good deal if you need to be in Burbank, since the hotel is right in the center of town and parking is free.
After much Internet research, looking for a reasonably priced hotel in a decent location not far from Universal Studios, we settled on the Holiday Inn Media Center. I only say settled because it seemed that all the hotels were either way too fancy and expensive or were low cost and seedy sounding! This place had mixed reviews, but knowing the area (had lived in CA over 10 years ago, though) we figured it should be o.k. and the best sounding for the "mid-range" price. The hotel is obviously set up to cater to everyone from business travelers to weddings to families. When we arrived, it was definitely fancier than we expected! The driveway in between the two towers lets you stop right at the lobby and desk before parking. The rooms were comfortable, clean and no problems at all. We ate in the hotel restaurant for one breakfast, and the kids (age 10 and 5) were free, which was nice. Food was good. Location very convenient off the freeway, and we had driven in from LAX on a late flight. Elevators were fast, vending machines had good selections, and staff were helpful and friendly. All in all a great choice for travelers!
Worst customer service ever.
The staff at this hotel was completely unprofessional and rude. They made a careless billing mistake (which they admitted to) that took over 2 weeks to correct, and caused much stress and confusion. It took numerous attempts to contact the manager, and when she was finally contacted, she never followed through with the correction that was agreed to. I gave up after even more attempts to reach her... it was just easier losing the money than dealing with them. Much undue stress, frustration and anger. I will never stay at this hotel ever again.
A great place to stay
The hotel is ideally situated in the centre of Burbank, close to a decent sized mall and shops. The staff were excellent, helpful and friendly and I couldn't have asked for better. Room service is fast and inexpensive and there is a good sized fridge in the rooms. I stayed for 11 nights and had a great time.
Nice hotel in Burbank
My family and I stayed at the Holiday Inn while attending a wedding in the area. I liked it because it was close to the Freeway, so it was easy to get around. Also, the room was a good size for our family of four. I liked the fact that there was a refrigerator in the room. The bathroom was okay, not the best, but decent.