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Portofino Inn Burbank

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San Diego, California, United States
Reviewed 13 August 2012

My husband and I need a place to stay overnight while we were visiting Universal Studios and the Saddle Ranch Chop House. The room was clean, the bed comfortable, parking situation good, so it met our needs very well and was reasonably priced. Only thing missing is a swimming pool and boy was it hot this weekend. It is a...

Thank Snowbear007
Reviewed 13 July 2012

- - My wife and I attended the 4-day S. Calif. Genealogy Jamboree this month, and stayed at the Portofino Inn. Burbank for 5 nights. This expensive Jamboree has the best speakers and includes 3 lavish meals per day, so we were there from 7:30 A.M. to evening, all 4 days. We're also Green Party members, so the first two...

6Thank dgdgdgfhhf99
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 June 2012

A group of us stayed at here for only 1 night as a stop over to pick up hire cars and continue onto a music festival. The staff here were amazingly helpful. They helped us find shops and a Mexican place for dinner. We had bought a bottle of wine and we asked for a bottle opener, they didnt have...

Thank sammyhbne
Reviewed 18 May 2012

I had a lovely 10 day stay. The staff are friendly and nothing is too much trouble for them to help you with. Very clean and nice rooms. On a major road but was not bothered by any noise. Great location.

Thank Viscountess50
Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 18 May 2012

A gem of a property in an odd neighborhood in Burbank. Clean, no frills and inexpensive. For travelers on a budget, this is a great place. Rooms are simple - queen bed, an easy chair, dresser and desk. No pool, no pets. Go to a fancier place when your ship comes in!

Thank STLtravelerRBH
Santa Cruz, CA
Reviewed 15 February 2012

I reserved four rooms for a family gathering in the area. The outside is rather old and unappealing, but the rooms have been remodeled very nicely and the beds are very comfortable. Didn't have a problem with noise. The little diner attached is very old fashioned and used for TV and movie locations. In fact, the next day it was...

2Thank SantaCruzCouple
Sacramento, California
Reviewed 13 February 2012

I chose this motel based on reviews that gave it kudos for refurbishing that was very well done....and it is! BUT...when it came to bedtime, between the tweakers upstairs doing god knows what and the neighbors tv, i had to turn to ear plugs and sleep aids. That is the one thing i value most in a motel is quiet,...

2Thank oleoiam
Budapest, Hungary
Reviewed 17 November 2011

I am working at a 5 star hotel chain and not used to staying at motels. Portofino Inn was a nice surprise. They recently renovated their rooms and the clientele is middle-class tourists and business men. Room was good size and up-to-date, nice decor. I stayed with them for 7 nights on leisure as I was visiting my friend in...

Thank PatVanD
GuestResolution, Manager at Portofino Inn Burbank, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking your time to post a review of your experience during your stay at our Inn. It was our pleasure in having you as our guest. Opinion of our valued guests helps us in providing fantastic hospitality and service to each of our guest. We hope to see you soon.

Burbank, California
Reviewed 16 October 2011

Accommodating folks who worked with us when we had personal issues. Very comfortable pillows and mattresses. Fridge and microwave and understanding attitude about having food in room. Good mirrors. Lovely flatscreen t.v.

Thank Fred F
Powell, OH
Reviewed 20 September 2011

I stayed at the Portofino at the beginning of September 2011 for three nights. I had booked online months prior, and the Web site made it look like a three star hotel, maybe four. But I did happen to see a photo of the motel sign before I arrived, and I anticipated it wasn't nearly that nice. Indeed, upon arrival,...

1Thank MikeW1956

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Portofino Inn is a 50 room Hotel/Motel that is located in the heart of Burbank, we are only a few minutes away from the Disney studios, Warner Brother Studios, short drive from Griffith Observatory, Hollywood sign, Magic Mountain, Down town Los Angeles, Hollywood, Universal Studios and only 9 minutes away from Bob Hope Air Port... Portofino Inn offers King, Double Queen, (Smoking and non-smoking) Queen Handy-cap as well as a King non-smoking with a Jacuzzi. We are family oriented as well as great for business travelers, stay from one night and extend your stay as long as needed. Portofino Inn - Burbank is under NEW MANAGEMENT as of Jan. 2015. Please give us the pleasure to meet your hospitality needs and allow us the opportunity to earn/keep your business. We pride ourselves in the level of customer service we provide to each and every one of our customers. Every customer is our most important customer. Alfredo, Manager ... more   less 

Additional Information about Portofino Inn Burbank

Address: 924 West Olive Avenue, Burbank, CA 95106
Region: United States > California > Burbank
Price Range: $168 - $261 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Portofino Inn Burbank 2*
Number of rooms: 50
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“inspect the room before unpacking, and speak up if there are problems”
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“Most rooms front the courtyard/park lot- a few do not, but have cramped exterior corridors. Noise was never excessive from the park lot.”
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“Ask for Top (Second) floor, on end away from street.”
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“Have a lot of luggage? Choose main floor rooms as second storey is stair access only.”
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“If you need an elevator to a 2nd floor, ask if there is one: I didn't see one.”
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