quaint and local
Nice basic hotel. clean with great staff. Easy access to Universal studios. close to downtown burbank. Not a chain and not fancy. There are only double beds which makes it a bit tight if 2 are in a bed but workable.
- Michele P
Great place to stay for Universal Studios!
This is one of my favourite hotels in LA — it’s clean, well-located in Burbank, has friendly, helpful staff, has clean bathrooms and has a super cool connection to a host of TV shows and movies filmed here over the years. It’s really close to a CVS and supermarket as well as some dining options. It’s really easy to get to Universal Studios from here and they even run a free return shuttle bus. The pool area is right on the road, but it’s cool to take a dip there to cool off in summer. The famous neon sign is great to try out your photography skills after dark. Thoroughly recommended.
Did a good job
We got stranded at the airport for about an hour, prearranged shuttle did not arrive. But a couple of calls to the desk and they told us to take a taxi, which they paid for. A bit scary for the start of a trip, but all else fell into place. Room was nice, shuttle thereafter was spot on. Great location and well done on keeping a local hotel in decent shape.
Good location, but a bit noisy
This hotel was pretty good, it has a great location and the rooms are very clean. The beds are very uncomfortable and need to be updated. Also our room shared a wall with the vending machine and ice machine. The noise from those machines was so loud at night through the wall.
Second visit to Safari Inn
Me and my two tween sons stayed here both in May and again just last week and simply love this hotel. We love the retro style, it’s close proximity to Universal Studios with the complimentary shuttle service to/from. The rooms are always very clean and nicely decorated and comfortable. And the staff are wonderful! Very kind and professional. We especially love the shuttle driver. He is very clean and professional and so kind, I was most impressed that he remembered my name from our previous stay from 5 months earlier! Made us feel like we were at our home away from home. Would definitely recommend to families and business travelers, both.