Burbank Travel Guide
We haven't seen a rocker get buck wild crazy trashing a hotel room in a while. But thanks to Scott Weiland, he just upped the ante on trashing hotel rooms by involving his wife. That's a happy marriage folks. TMZ reports that :
Weiland and his wife Mary ripped alarm clocks and phones from their sockets and threw them, made "dents and gauges" in the walls, and that there was even blood found on some of the linens afterward. (A picture taken at the scene shows a note attached to a trash bag that says, in Spanish, "with blood.")
Ay dios mio! Naturally, the hotel has decided to press charges against both Weilands. And if they don't already have a hotel blacklist, we are sure they are making one with Scott's name at the top.
Since TMZ didn't specify which Burbank hotel we are are forced to surmise which one it could be judging from the list of hotels in the area. At the top is the Graciela, a well-known musical hotel, which is also the most expensive one at $303 a night. After that, you get all the typical roadside and airport suspects like Best Western, Courtyard and Holiday Inn. Additionally, the big chains like Sheraton Universal and Burbank Hilton could be worthwhile for a rock star's family.
However, there is one hotel we could see the Weiland family staying in and that's the Safari Inn which "looks like a Motel 6, but it's really nice." Another review wrote this:
We chose it because of the good reviews and the fact that Lucinda Williams wrote her last album while staying here. This is like the sort of roadside motel you stayed at on family road trips in the 70's down to the cool neon sign over the little backyard size swimming pool.
So it's both a musical hotel and a place to bring the kids. Luckily the Weiland spawn were ushered out of the hotel by an assistant before the fighting got nasty. Even better the hotel boasts free WiFi, free parking and a cheap rate of about $100 a night.
· Safari Inn reviews [TripAdvisor]
· Scott Weiland and wife trash hotel in bloody fight [TMZ]
The small hotels of the world often get the prize for the amount of great staff reviews. After all, it's kind of hard for the big boys to complete with a place that only has 30 rooms worth of guests to look after. That's why it always comes as a nice change of pace to hear about a great staff at a huge hotel, like Hilton.
In this case it's Burbank's Hilton which really got the approval of a recent blogger's stay there whilst attending a business conference:
I have to say, one of the nicest things about this visit - other that the people attending - was the Burbank Hilton's hotel staff. Never, in all my years of giving programs, have I ever seen such a responsive , knowlegeable, helpful group of individuals. They helped with the entire set-up, including helping LaDawn with getting all the images up on the wall and then back down at the end of the evening. Two thumbs way up from LaDawn and I for the Burbank Hilton!
Damn. This is good stuff; not only was the staff pleasant and knew what they were doing, they actually aided this guest with her conference presentation set-up and take-down. We wonder if, for a generous tip, they'd even consider giving the presentation for you?