We stayed here for over a week in Oct/Nov 2005. We were in town for a child's surgery so we actually spent a LOT of time in our room recovering. Our one bedroom suite held my wife and me, two boys (one and three) and two grandparents, with a roll away bed.
The bedroom was very spacious: big bedroom with a king size bed, great bedding, huge closets, big dresser, tv and room for our pack n play (traveling kids bed/playpen). The living room had a nice couch/bed, two chairs, footstools/coffee table, nice desk, armoire with tv, dvd player and lots of storage and plenty of room for the roll away bed. The kitchen was small but perfect with a fridge, microwave, oven and a nice dining table. The bathroom was big enough to give two toddlers baths(nuf said) and had nice towels. There was much more closet space in the entry and the hallway. We had a nice little porch that looked out onto Franklin Street and everything on Hollywood Blvd (Hollywood Walk of Fame, Manns Chinese Theatre, Kodak Theatre, El Capitan Theatre, Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood and Highland shopping). There were plenty of windows so the room was nice and light.
The staff is the reason we are coming back for the next surgery. They were friendly and helpful. They recommended grocery stores and restaurants. Any problem we had, they took care of (the complimentary wireless internet went goofy for a while). When we got back from surgery, they remembered our boy's name and talked to him and asked him how he was doing (he was up and about just hours after surgery).
Some on this site have nit-picked about the rooms. The nit-pickers may have been much happier at Howard Johnsons where all the rooms are exactly what you expect before you even step in. This place has character. The furniture is very IKEA. We had to do alot of child proofing. It's a little loud (it's in the middle of Hollywood, did you really think it was going to be dead silent?). We LOVED our room (#103 I think).
Parking was great. It's relatively cheap and we parked right in front of the door almost every time, all hours of the day and night. The parking garage is tight but works just fine if you can drive your car.
Turn down service is great. Breakfast is great. Laundry worked great. Pool looked great (didn't actually use it). Location is great. Staff is amazing.
If you go to LA to eat at TGIFriday's, don't stay here. If you go to LA to see LA, people watch, travel with family or just have fun, I can't recommend this place enough. It aint perfect but it's our LA home.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Magic Castle Los Angeles
- Hotel Magic Castle