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Magic Castle Hotel
Ranked #3 of 355 Hotels in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 19 May 2009

Great Hotel. Spacious rooms, all you can eat candy for free, free breakfast, great location. Lovely staff. Super location to walk to walk of fame, kodak theatre etc... Magic Castle Club at Hotel is also a great night out with mopst delicious food we had in LA! Like Melrose Place

  • Stayed: September 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 May 2009

The pictures of the hotel certainly were a LOT nicer than the reality. Not knowing LA, we chose to stay in Hollywood which is dirty, busy and certainly not recommended for a relaxing stay with a young family (choose Santa Monica instead).

The pool was the main reason for choosing this hotel but it was closed on 2 of the 3 days that we stayed which was very disappointing for our daughter. There was also a mixup with booking our onward transport which was stress that we could have done without. It was EXTREMELY noisy at night, not just from the traffic but the walls were very thin, we could hear someone getting on and off their bed.

For $179 US per night I expected a lot more. Wouldn't stay in Hollywood or at this hotel again.

The up-side was the lovely Cal-Asian restaurant at the top of the hill - a must!

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 May 2009

We have just returned from LA and while there stayed for 3 nights at the Magic Castle. The best thing about this quaint hotel is the staff, Terrell and Shan in particular were amazing. It is also fantastic for family accomodation - we had a large apartment, with two bedrooms with large very comfy beds, a sitting room, bathroom and kitchen. The traffic was a bit noisy, but we did get used to it and I'm sure that thats how it is anywhere in LA. Behind the hotel is a lovely walk up the hill where you can get great views across the city. And nothing, nothing was too much trouble for the staff - they organised all our tours on request, and provided handy advice about everything from where to eat to how to locate a lost mobile phone (which despite their best efforts stayed lost). LA was a bit intimidating for us but they made it much more manageable! And the breakfast by the pool were yummy too.

All in all excellent value for money.

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 April 2009

This was our second time staying at the hotel & we were just as impressed this time around. The hotel is very well located just a block from Hollywood Boulevard. The staff are incredible & the little touches like free 'mini bar', welcome drink & dvd rental all add to the experience. The breakfast included (cereals, toast, pastries, muffins, etc) was delicious. We stayed in a 2 bedroom suite & the room was clean, spacious & well equipped. The customer service & well thought out extra touches should be the benchmark for other hotels.

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 April 2009

We were a group of 17 senior women, and we occupied 6 rooms............We go as a group one long weekend every year....Also, we have done this 25 years and .This hotel,(Magic Castle Hotel L.A.) was the best Service we have ever had...... ......One lady had a birthday and they brought her a cake ... Same lady had broken heel on dress shoes, and they glued it for her. ....We had frozen items that they put into their personal freezer...............They charged us less for Valet parking and helped us in many more ways........Very King Staff and Management..............
B. PATCHIN....TUCSON

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 April 2009

We loved this place. We'd originally planned to stay just one night, as LA was our halfway point in a long road trip. But we were having so much fun we decided to extend our stay by a day. Luckily another room was available.

It's a great place for somewhat older kids. I don't think I'd want to be here with really young kids. There are a *lot* of stairs and an unsupervised swimming pool.

The first one-bedroom suite we had (I think it was Room #313) had a king-size bed in the bedroom & a sofa bed in the living room. It was away from the street & its noise, but the room was a little musty. Something about it really aggravated my husband's allergies. The second suite we moved into (#303, I think) had two full-size beds in the bedroom and faced the street. The beds felt crowded, but we still had the sofa bed in the living room as an extra place to sleep, and the street noise wasn't too bad. This room didn't bother my husband at all. The hotel is on the older side, and could probably use some renovation.

Do note that the kitchens aren't really equipped. You can't really cook here. They didn't really even have enough silverware or glasses for four people, although I'm sure the front desk staff would have given us more if we'd asked for it. It was perfect for serving take-out, however. The breakfasts they provide are great and bountiful. Get there on the early side (before 8:30) to avoid the rush.

The best thing about this place is the staff. Everyone we encountered was really friendly and helpful. The free snacks from the front desk were a huge hit with my kids, as were the free DVD rentals. I was grateful for the laundry facilities. (Bring quarters for the machines.)

It's an easy walk to Hollywood Blvd & the famous stuff there, although frankly, one venture down that street was enough for us. It was a bit of a mob scene, and the street itself is not that nice. A nicer walk was behind the hotel, up the steep road that leads to Yamashiro, the pricey Japanese restaurant housed in the faux Japanese castle at the top of the hill. We didn't go to the restaurant, but my son & I had fun exploring the grounds. Great views from the top.

As for food, we recommend 25 Degrees, the burger place right nearby. Good fries, good burgers; good beer; friendly wait staff (only the shakes seemed overpriced & underwhelming). I would *not* recommend Kung Pao Kitty, the Chinese restaurant on Hollywood Blvd. The blandest Chinese I've ever had.

Next time I'd stay at the Magic Castle Hotel for longer and really explore L.A.

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 April 2009

My boyfriend and i recently stayed at The Magic Castle Apartments!! This is a fabulous, clean, friendly place to stay!! The location was amazing and the staff were soooo helpful. My only complaint would be that the shower was a little mouldy but for the price and convenince of this place, i willn ot complain!! Thanks Sooo Much for the enjoyable stay and i would definately come back!!

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Address: 7025 Franklin Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 90028-8603
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Region: United States > California > Los Angeles > Central L.A
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Los Angeles
#2 Romantic Hotel in Los Angeles
#11 Business Hotel in Los Angeles
Price Range: £161 - £248 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Magic Castle Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located just one block from Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the Hollywood/Highland Center. We feature mostly very large One-Bedroom Suites. We also have smaller "Single" rooms, which are great for short stays and we have Two-Bedroom suites that sleep up to six people. All suites have a full kitchen, dining area, living room with pull-out sofa, and either one or two private bedrooms. We don't just talk about amazing guest service...we live it. Come and experience a truly unique and independent hotel. Enjoy the complimentary snacks available 24 hours a day, complimentary breakfast, and complimentary WiFi. Turndown service every night, and a newspaper delivered to your door each morning. Also enjoy access to the private club, The Magic Castle. There are age and dress code restrictions, so please ask us about it. ... more   less 
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