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“Best Part of Hollywood”
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Magic Castle Hotel
Ranked #2 of 350 Hotels in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence
New York City, New York
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72 reviews
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“Best Part of Hollywood”
Reviewed 28 February 2012

We loved Magic Castle Hotel and their staff. We arrived a little after 9a to see about dropping off our bags, and they were super. They gave us our garage card (parking is under the hotel) and offered us to the breakfast. They were able to hold our bags and said they'd call when our room was ready. They had maps and reccomendations and spent the time with us to make sure we were comfortable. When we were able to check in at around 1p, our bags were already in our room and we were offered a glass of a sparkling citrus drink. Take advantage of their extensive snack and dvd list as well. The room was a good size and very quiet. The staff really went out of their way to make our stay amazing and it really was.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 February 2012

If Trip Advisor allowed 6 stars, I'd use them. In spite of the quite dated installations, the outstanding service really makes this one of the best hotels I've ever stayed in!

My family and I (5 people total) stayed there for three days during our trip to California. We stayed at a double bedroom apartment, which is really large, more than enough to accommodate 5, even 6 adults. It has its own kitchen, with microwave, coffee maker (complimentary coffee and tea) and full sized oven and refrigerator. The beds were very, very comfortable, just what we needed after a long touring LA.

One point that needs to be made is that if you're looking for modern, high tech installations, you should look elsewhere (although they did have an ipod dock and flat screen TV).

It's the little touches that really make this hotel, such as being greeted, upon arrival, with sparkling lemonade, then finding a big bag of cheddar popcorn and a large bottle of blueberry juice in our room (both delicious by the way). Or the free danish cookies, apple cider and cucumber water at the lobby. Or the huge list of free snacks, beverages and DVDs. Everything about the hotel shows that the staff goes many extra miles to guarantee that the guests leave the hotel with huge smiles on their faces (which we did).

All in all, I highly recommend this hotel and wish I could have the opportunity to stay there again in the future.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 February 2012

We booked a 2 bedroom apartment for 2 nights in January. The apartment was very large and also very dated - which we were expecting after reading previous reviews. We were in the building next door to the main complex and not around the pool which looked much nicer. We were also at the front of the building so it was a little noisy.
The location is excellent very close to many attractions and to public transport. There is a fantastic farmers market on Sundays walking distance from the hotel.
Staff were helpful, breakfasts were good. Good option for families.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 February 2012

Just as you said, we loved it hear. The service was outstanding and the staff made our stay very comfortable. The hotel was well located to Hollywood blvd. The hotel a bit old but very clean and comfortable. L have already recommended this hotel to my friends and would come back in a heart beat. Thanks trip advisor!

Room Tip: Trip advisor told me pool view, less noisey so that's what I booked, only 10 per night, would o...
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 February 2012

The Magic Castle and it's wonderful staff literally saved our recent vacation in Southern California. After experiencing miserable weather on the beach in Oceanside(go figure), we decided to head to Hollywood to do some sight seeing. Originally planned to stay just 2 days but extended it to 3. It was WELL WORTH THE MONEY!. Magic Castle is as centrally located to Hollywood Blvd as you can get. Wonderful accommodations, great HEATED pool and so many perks...free snacks, breakfast, movies, popsicles for the kids, etc. The front desk staff was absolutely fantastic. We will definitely return.

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Additional Information about Magic Castle Hotel

Property: Magic Castle Hotel
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 (per night): ₹ 14,310 - ₹ 29,006
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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