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Siliratt stayed here on Mar 15, 2008 during their trip titled: Hooray for Hollywood.
Nothing to see here. Move along.
Siliratt stayed here on Mar 16, 2008 during their trip titled: Hooray for Hollywood.
...to Beverly. Hills, that is.
I arrived at the airport at 6h55, for a 9h30 flight. I went to check in and for the first time in my life, I found that my flight was cancelled. I was shocked. I simply didn't know what to do. I'd only flown a few times in my life at that point, and they had all gone flawlessly. I didn't expect it to always …
... s but one thing I should note here is that in one of the studios there is a floor that was filled with water to film the "Perfect Storm" film... Yep - stormy sea filmed inside a studio... Pretty good.
They also filmed the jeep t-rex chase scene from Jurassic Park in a man made jungle located at Warner Bros Studios... they just went around in circles 8 times.
After our tour we jumped on a tour bus of Hollywood, LA, Rodeo Drive, the stars ...
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The room was clean and well appointed. And at no point did James Gandolfini come over to beat me up.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSafari Inn Burbank
Historical Traveler Reviews Safari Inn Burbank
My mother and I showed up at 11:30 pm for our confirmed two room reservation. Safari Inn showed the reservation, but only had one room. Asked for two rooms anywhere else...they refused. 11:30. pouring rain... my 83 yr. old mother....no rooms at the inn" OH, of course they billed anyway.
Don't come here!
The manager was never there so you couldn't complain. The toilet wouldn't work properly. The hotel is located on a busy road, you can't get any sleep because it is too noisy. The breakfast is in the lobby. The cleaners come far too early, you can't have a lie in. No lift. The bedrooms are small and dull.
The food is horrible. They don't seem to be bothered when you tell them anything. A woman on the front desk called my Mum a liar when she was in the wrong. There's nothing to do here for kids as well.
Just what we needed
My friends and I took a trip to LA recently and stayed here. It was just what I expected for the price. The staff was friendly, the room was typical motel type room. Everything worked which was good. There was a very small gym. We worked out in it despite the size. The room would get hot very easily we had 4 people in our though. I liked the roof top deck. Overall we enjoyed are stay.
I wouldn't call this place "retro" as it was completely renovated over the past few years. The motel sits on the "main drag" that connects the movie-studio area of Burbank to the downtown area. It is walking distance to a market, a chinese take-out, a decent coffee shop, a McDonald's and a donut shop. For most everything else, such as fine dining or movie theatres/malls...you'll have to drive although the city buses pass right by the motel so that's an option. There is also a catholic church right across the street, and a nicer hotel attached to the Safari...The Annabelle (which has bigger rooms and a very good restaurant).
I wanted so much to give the Safari Inn an excellent rating but you be the judge based upon our experience.
Try their other property instead
This place needs to tone down their hype. It is just a basic, noisy, motel type place. Staff was very nice. Room was clean. Right next door is its sister hotel the Annabelle -- we'll try that the next time.
Noisy but nice enough
This place is right on the main drag in Burbank, so it's kinda noisy. Right next door is its sister hotel the Annabelle where you could request a quiet room in the back. A supermarket, donut shop, McDonalds and 2 or 3 family restaurants are within walking distance as is the Catholic church, 2 drugstores and a 7 Eleven.
If the price is right I wouldn't hesitate, but the Burbank Holiday Inn or the Courtyard Marriott are probably better choices.
Don't believe th hype
The room had no natural light (the window was the size of match book) and even though it was a non-smoking room it reeked of cigarettes. When I called the front desk to change rooms they seemed annoyed and weren't very helpful. I wouldn't stay at this hotel again. There sister hotel the Annabelle across the street is nicer. Spend the extra $30 bucks and stay there if you have to stay in Burbank.
Close to everything
The hotel was very clean. I thought the maid service came way too early, especially if you had been out the night before or just want to sleep in because you are on vacation. The walls were pretty thin here also, we were able to hear the other people on both side of us pretty clearly. This hotel is very close to everything in Burbank.
Stop by an stay in yesteryear for a nite or two. This one's so close to the movie studios, that a bit of them has rubbed off on this retro motel.