You can tell right away that the Safari is an older “motel” that has been updated.
The location is great since you are a 10 to 15 minute free shuttle ride to Warner Brothers Studios, Universal Hollywood and other attractions. The rooms are comfortable and clean. Even though the rooms are facing the main street we had little or no traffic noise at night. Some fairly good restaurants are within walking distance. The shuttle is free to and from the airport which is a plus if you don’t want to rent a car. Overall the stay was pleasant. The staff was courteous and helpful.
We arrived and check in was quick and easy. We then arrived to the room to find the beds with very tiny pillows and only thin blankets and sheets. We called the front desk and asked for four extra pillows and two extra blankets. We were told that we were not allowed the extra pillows we wanted, and why did we feel we needed extra blankets and that there were blankets already in the room. Really? The host was quite rude about it and we felt that we shouldn’t ask for anything else the rest of the stay.
Room was dirty with cobwebs hanging from the ceiling the entire time. Bathroom vent looked like it had never been cleaned, and when we turned the heat on, the filter smelled very dusty. We had one early morning where a leaf blower was being used for hours early in the morning. Not appreciated.
Affordable laundry services are available for your convenience. Cleaning staff was pleasant and always greeting guests
Check out was weird. They prefer that you wait until they check your room to see if they should return your room deposit. It is an old fashioned check out where you have to check out with the front desk.
The price is good, but we probably won’t be staying there again.
Decent for the price.
We went to Universal Studios and needed a cheap hotel to stay the night. The hotel was clean and the staff was nice. My kids enjoyed swimming in the heated pool and it was even 8ft deep. The beds were average and had a nice clean bathroom. For the price it was a nice hotel and would stay there again. The next morning we went to Bobs Big Boy diner just down the street and it was great.
- Jeremiah M
Perfect for Us
We came for a 3 night stay and found the Safari Inn very charming, clean and great customer service. The staff was very attentive and helpful. Love the retro style. Location was perfect for us. We were able to easily get to Universal Studios.
- Wynell H
I liked it
It was a nice experience, the staff was really nice and helpful.
The location was really convenient for attendants to the CTN expo.
The food at the restaurant was delicious.
The shuttle was useful too