Safari Inn, a Coast Hotel
I spent overnight @ the Safari Inn as part of my Universal Studios trip. I got there a little early (0900), there was no room ready. The front desk staff was kind to let me leave my travel bag until I returned from the park.
When I got back (1800), i was assigned a second floor room. The room had two double beds, was located near the elevator. The Safari Inn is located on the Metro 155 so public transportation is easy. There are a lot of food options & a CVS store around the corner.
I enjoyed my stay & recommend it.
Motel taken by budding corp.
This is a retro motel with a history behind it (a good one). Seems to be run by a corporation rather then local (Coast Hotels?). The Safari is clean. The staff are nice but lacked a bit of knowledge of the area etc. The rooms are a good size and have all the amenities you need. You can hear the neighbors and the street (sirens, loud cars) no matter what I read in reviews but it didn’t bother me much. There is free parking and a shuttle to the Burbank airport. The t.v was small with a shady connection. I did not try the wireless.
The Safari is a great place for visiting Burbank and the local studios for a taping.
BTW, websites label as a boutique hotel. And the movie associated with the motel, True Romance, is a good one- watch it and play Aerosmith on your drive thru the entrance way.
I would go back only if the price matched what I expect to experience. I feel there is more in the L.A. hood that can provide a similar gig. But I am glad I took the time to stop in.
Location, Location, Location
This Inn has the location. Right down from Warner Brothers Studio where we watched a taping of The Big Bang Theory. Also, a pilot was being filmed right in the Safari Inn while we were there. A true Hollywood experience. Also the accommodations were terrific!
- Steve M
We just got home from our vacation last night, so all of this info is very fresh in my mind. Our room was super clean, the motel was jammed pack and yet we had a peaceful sleep, no noise that we could hear at all. I especially loved the full size shampoo/conditioner/body wash dispensers! Coffee in the room, working tv, comfy bed, mini fridge & staff was very friendly. What more can you ask for? Love the location (easy to get to so much awesome stuff) & you must visit Donut Prince & Frontier Wok (both right next to Safari Inn) – see you next time!
- Sage A
Very nice motel, and a good value.
I booked online through Southwest air and the price was great. It was just a one night stay. It’s an old motel, but the rooms have a nice desk, chair, iron, coffeemaker and everything else I needed. The bed was fine and I liked that there were a variety of pillows on the bed. It was clean and updated. I slept just great. I’d stay there again. Of course what draws people to the Safari Inn is the fabulous old neon sign in front. I had a nice dip in the heated pool in the evening looking up at that fabulous sign. Overall it’s a nice place for an old motel, they keep the place up great and it’s probably the best value in the area. I’d stay there again and I’d recommend it.