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The Magic Castle

7001 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028-8603
+1 323-851-3313
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WOW! Cute little hotel with outstanding staff!

This was my first stay in LA and the first stop off was here for 4 nights and all I can say is just... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Rae B
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Place to go

As a magic aficionado and a party go-er, I love this place. If you are looking for something... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
David O
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
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“private club” (34 reviews)
“magic show” (32 reviews)
“an invitation” (29 reviews)
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7001 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028-8603
Central L.A
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+1 323-851-3313
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"private club"
in 34 reviews
"magic show"
in 32 reviews
"an invitation"
in 29 reviews
"card tricks"
in 22 reviews
"magical experience"
in 20 reviews
"a strict dress code"
in 15 reviews
"guest pass"
in 14 reviews
"open sesame"
in 12 reviews
"no photos allowed inside"
in 6 reviews
"rack of lamb"
in 5 reviews
"dinner seating"
in 5 reviews
"magic club"
in 5 reviews
"main shows"
in 5 reviews
"real magic"
in 5 reviews
"crab legs"
in 5 reviews
"valet parking"
in 13 reviews
"entrance fee"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was my first stay in LA and the first stop off was here for 4 nights and all I can say is just WOW. Customer service from the staff is second to none, couldn’t do enough for you. The rooms were immaculate , cleaned...More

Thank Rae B
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Reviewed 6 days ago

As a magic aficionado and a party go-er, I love this place. If you are looking for something different, a hot-spot for a date or just to spend an evening full of mystery and adventures, this is the place to visit. You will love the...More

1  Thank David O
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here in Sept 2017 with our 10 & 14 year old. We absolutely loved the family feel, friendly staff and guests, free sodas, ice creams and candy. Oh and not to forget free washing service. We want to return to L.A purely to...More

Thank Daphadills
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i was staying with my husband and 2 children at the Magic Castle Hotel next door. We decided to take advantage of the fact that this would give us access to the Magic Castle Club and booked brunch for the 4 of us. We loved...More

3  Thank fionafromaustralia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This review is late but still hope to share our experience. Last Dec 2014, we had a US tour and this was one of the hotels we loved. We felt welcomed by the very friendly staffs upon check-in. My kids' favorites were their free refreshments....More

Thank MawiFlorida
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unless you stay at the Magic Castle Hotel next door (which, BTW, is a different company), you have to know someone who is a member to get you into this place. So, my advice is, start asking everyone you know (especially if they are avid...More

Thank Jim C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Magic Castle was truly an amazing experience that I got to have. The building itself is gorgeous. The food was amazing I was a dinner guest. The magic is great!! Everywhere you turn there is magicians to see! There’s no photos allowed inside but...More

Thank Jaime C
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

This is The Magic Castle. The one you may have heard of. You must know a member to obtain an invitation. Themed at every inch and full of the finest of magical history. You also must dine. It is expensive and worth every damn penny....More

Thank Toby P
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

Couple of my friends wanted to go so I ended up going and after we all agreed it was a terrible experience. It honestly reminded me of a larp convention.... a very expensive larp convention with extremely rude staff and laughable magic shows that you...More

4  Thank tommytangerine
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

First: You MUST know a member or be sponsored to enter. NO EXCEPTIONS. They made that very clear. Luckily for us, we had a sponsor. Mystical & magical, the Magic Castle is an eclectic room-by-room (and any other spare space) fun experience for adults. You...More

1  Thank Troy D
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ljpmo
19 August 2017|
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Response from 062843 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely go on Thursday night. Saturday is MUCH busier and you well get into fewer shows. I have been a member for over 35 years and when we go it is almost always on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday to avoid the... More
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marieulloa
17 August 2017|
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Response from Douglas G | Reviewed this property |
The castle is primarily oriented to those who have reached the age of majority. That being said, they do have a weekend brunch offering geared towards those under 21! The food is great and the entire experience is "once in... More
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alchua
28 March 2017|
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Response from Douglas G | Reviewed this property |
Dinner reservations aren't required if you attend WITH the sponsoring member. If you're there on a guest pass without the sponsor, you MUST have dinner. Otherwise, you'll be charged even if you don't order dinner!
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