Hotel Amarano Burbank-Hollywood – Old Hollywood Glamour with the Our Hotel is Your Home Ethos

As guests enter the Hotel Amarano, they are greeted with a warm smile, a world of elevated hospitality, and old Hollywood glamour. This boutique hotel is situated in Burbank, California, the heart of the media and entertainment capital of the world. Personalised guest services are a top priority, and no request is too big or small for the Hotel Amarano to accommodate. Guests can enjoy a luxurious stay in a secluded haven while still being just a stone’s throw away from all the lights, cameras, and action that Los Angeles and its attractions offer. The hotel presents 132 plush guest rooms and suites with the finest luxury amenities, ensuring guests never want to leave.

Lauren Murphy – photographer and a contributor to The Luxury Editor, recently visited the hotel to experience the VIP treatment for herself. Read on to discover more.

Background and Concept

Nestled within the city of Burbank, the Hotel Amarano has firmly established itself as the **Tony Hotel within the entertainment world**. Surrounded by film studios and sound stages, the spirit of old Hollywood lives on both inside and outside the hotel. The impeccable interiors and superior styling go hand in hand with the attentive, dedicated guest services. Their welcoming team seem to anticipate your every need, and every guest can feel like they’ve landed the lead role with the superstar treatment. Guests can be “centre stage” and dive into the hotel’s social amenities or can opt for a more secluded “behind the scenes” role, where the expert team will ensure they have everything needed for a stay in your private sanctuary. 


The hotel offers a central location for all of your LA sightseeing adventures, including sound stages and venues such as Warner Brothers Studios, Universal Studios, Hollywood Bowl, and The Greek Theatre. Guests can spend less time travelling between attractions and more time enjoying their day out. 

USP’s and Quirks

The hotel is situated less than 3 miles away from Burbank Airport. For foodies, Riverside Drive’s Restaurant Row is the place to be, featuring a range of dining options to suit every budget and every palate. Guests can dine at world-famous eateries such as The Smokehouse and Bob’s Big Boy.

Hotel Amarano is a celebrity favourite due to its strict adherence to guest privacy and security, though this applies regardless of whether you’re an A-lister or a no-list guest.  

The hotel is pet-friendly and offers a Pet Lag Kit at a nominal cost. This includes fluffy blankets, CBD treats, bottled water, feeding bowls, and dog treats to pamper your furry friends.

Rooms and Suites

At the Hotel Amarano, guests can discover 132 beautifully appointed guest rooms, including 31 suites of various sizes, with the average room size approx 350 sq ft, offering guest plenty of space to relax and unwind in comfort and luxury. 

The guest rooms and suites have been redesigned to evoke the glamour and charm associated with Old Hollywood. Each room has luxurious amenities to ensure every guest feels like a movie star. The interiors are glamorous and modern, with a range of upgrade amenities for those looking for a 5-star travel experience. Guests will be treated to Lavazza Italian coffee, Gilchrist & Soames bath and body products, Sealy pillow-top mattresses, and plush robes that are like being caressed by a cloud. 

Other amenities include a mini-bar, microwave, spacious work desk, in-room safe, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Guests can indulge in the area’s rich film and production studio history by watching a favourite movie on the 55″ HD TV equipped with Beyond TV Entertainment.

For guests that are never too far from their furry companions, the First Floor rooms, each with their own patio will be a firm favourite. 

One Bedroom Suite

We recently stayed in the hotel’s charming one-bedroom suite, which features ample living space. It has a generous and well-equipped outdoor patio, which is a welcome haven to enjoy the beautiful views. I was travelling with my teenage son, so the suite was perfect as it offered us separate living and sleeping spaces to retreat to at the end of busy days. I especially appreciated the high-quality amenities, such as the luxurious bath products and plush robes. The suite had two bathrooms, meaning no squabbling over bathroom time before a day of adventuring.

Food, Drink, and Dining Facilities

With a motto of “our hotel is your home”, the Hotel Amarano offers a welcoming space for guests to enjoy a delicious meal in comfortable surroundings. The tastefully decorated FYC (For Your Consideration) restaurant perfectly embodies the Old Hollywood style that extends throughout the hotel, while simultaneously having that home away from home feel, creating a unique, charming atmosphere. 

The breakfast menu offers a wide range of options, from the finest continental breakfast to mouth-watering buttermilk pancakes or even a power breakfast to give guests everything they need to fuel up for the day ahead. Guests will start their day feeling nourished and energised. In the evenings, guests can enjoy contemporary cuisine with fresh ingredients and a range of delicious dishes, such as sweet patatas bravas with jalapeno honey and avocado crema, followed by the Oscar-worthy Brownie a la mode. 

Guests can dine in the lush outdoor al fresco dining space, soaking up some of the Californian sun amidst Spanish styling and pretty hanging lanterns. Alternatively, they can snuggle up with one of FYC’s delicious cocktails in the cosy dining space. The experienced bartenders will accommodate every request with an impressive range of wines, cocktails, and beers. The home-from-home hosting at FYC Bar and Kitchen ensures guests feel pampered in a relaxing atmosphere. 

Other Facilities – Meeting Space

And fear not, the Hotel Amarano is not just for leisure travellers! Business travellers can access over 2000 square feet of stylish, functional work and meeting spaces, perfect for meetings, events, retreats, and social gatherings. 

Other Points of Interest

The hotel’s year-round heated outdoor pool is a relaxing oasis for guests to unwind after busy days. For guests who prefer a more laid-back experience, lounge on the luxury day beds around the pool and dive into your favourite book. With the poolside food and beverage service offering a range of delicious snacks and cocktails, guests won’t have to go far to satisfy their cravings.

The hotel offers a well-equipped gym with free weights, matrix equipment, and yoga mats for guests who like to stay fit and active while they travel.

Unique Selling Point

The hotel can assist in arranging group walking tours of popular Hollywood attractions, such as the Hollywood Sign and Griffith Observatory. They can also arrange private tours for guests who prefer to go at their own pace for a more personalised experience. 

In addition to the hotel’s main entrance, a private entrance is available for guests who seek privacy and discretion throughout their stay. This option is trendy among those looking for the ultimate Hollywood experience. With a modern yet spacious size, guests can feel at home immediately. Whether you want attentive and personalised service or prefer to relax undisturbed, the expert team at Hotel Amarano will ensure that your every wish is taken care of.

TLE Top Tip

For guests who need a little help to work out what to do during their free time, the friendly reception desk ambassadors are the best port of call and are always happy to help. The valet and bartenders can also offer their advice and local knowledge. 

Across the street is a shopping village with everything you might need, including a bank, restaurants, a grocery store, a post office, a dry cleaner, and an urgent care facility. And if you’re wondering what’s so special about Milt and Edie’s Drycleaning, they’re open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, offering full laundry and tailoring services. You might even spot a celebrity while you’re there.

Last but not least, the fresh bagels served at FYC during breakfast are truly delicious and not to be missed.

Final Thoughts

The Hotel Amarano offers a unique and luxurious experience where all needs are taken care of impeccably. Guests receive a warm welcome and a fond farewell, and it doesn’t take long to understand why the Hotel has won multiple awards, such as the Conde Nast Travellers Awards in 2022 and 2023. The word “Amarano” means mercy and kindness, and we were treated with the warmest, kindest hospitality during our stay.

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