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Magic Castle Hotel
Ranked #2 of 348 Hotels in Los Angeles
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Poole, United Kingdom
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“Best place to stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2012

we stayed here for 4 nights. The service you get here is amazing. The staff are wonderful and really helpful. Nothing you need is every too much trouble. Not only will they help you find local attractions but help with post, washing machines and snacks.
It is really close to everything. A short walk to hollywood blvd.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2012

The Magic Castle Hotel was so different from any hotel I ever stayed in. At the end of an extended trip down the west coast, I wanted to spent two nights in West Hollywood to be near friends. I have also ALWAYS wanted to go to the Magic Castle. When you stay at the hotel, you can get a reservation for the dinner and show which was so much fun.

Staying here is like being in a Melrose Place episode set in 1955. It has a retro wholesomeness. The decor in the rooms is a welcome throwback that makes you smile, it is somewhat minimal, but it has every modern comfort. Huge rooms, nice bath products, plush robes, flat screen tvs, big kitchens with free coffee and tea, awesome lighting fixtures and good sized balconies overlooking the pool in the central courtyard. The friendly staff and HUGE number of perks is what really makes this place a fantastic find. Free internet, daily breakfast, water and fruit laid out daily, free paper, free DVD rental, free rides to local destinations and free snacks and sods off a huge list any time of day. You can also use the pool any time day or night, just be quiet after 9pm. Try finding that at a Hilton or Marriott. They have great on site maps, and are glad to help with any arrangements.

The hotel is a quick walk to the Chinese Theater, Kodak Theater, and the Walk Of Fame. Lots of other unique buildings in the area if you take a walk. Took a late night walk with a friend and had the Chinese Theater all to ourselves.

Thank you for a great stay and experience at the Magic Castle!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2012

I am still going to give this hotel a 4 out of 5 despite the fact that the walls are thin....because it really is a fantastic place.
My boyfriend and I stayed in a single room with a queen size bed which was very comfortable. The staff are super friendly and helpful, I felt right at home. It felt like we were staying in a 5 star hotel!

I liked all the little touches that this hotel offers. Free snacks, free movies, dinner mints on the bed with tomorrows weather, and nice bath robes.
I also thought the breakfast was great, and nice to enjoy by the pool.

The magic castle is in a great location. Only 1 block to the Hollywood walk of fame and the Kodak theatre.
The staff are definitely the highlight here! It won't take long before this hotel is No 1 on trip
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2012

I stayed at The Magic Castle with 3 friends in a 1 bedroom suite which provided more than enough room for the four of us. The bedroom contained a huge very comfortable bed, and there was also a fold out sofa bed. This was a little uncomfortable for 2 adults, however the staff provided us with an extra roll-out bed for no extra charge.

The staff were definitely the highlight of our stay. Nothing at all was too much trouble for them. From the endless supply of free snacks (Yes you heard right - free snacks. Chips, chocolates, sodas etc) to the Popsicle out by the pool, we felt very spoiled and looked after. Free breakfast every day was something we hadn't expected but we took the opportunity to enjoy while sitting by the pool. There was a selection of cereals, toasts, condiments (Including Vegemite for us Aussie travelers) pastries, yoghurts, juices and coffees. The staff were also very helpful in organising tickets for theme parks, bookings for restaurants and recommendations for shopping and public transport.

A must do while staying at The Magic Castle is dinner and a magic show at their exclusive members only club. As there is a strict dress code they supply jackets and ties for the men. We had a fantastic night at the magic castle club and really enjoyed our drinks at the bar after the show. The bartenders were extremely attentive and friendly and made our experience there even better.

The location of The Magic castle is perfect. It's a 5 minute walk from Hollywood walk of fame/Kodak theatre, and close to the tour operators and public transport.

Overall i would recommend The Magic Castle to everyone, and if I'm ever in LA again i'll definitely be staying here again. A 10 out of 10 from me.

Room Tip: Our room was on the ground floor just to the right of reception and we had no issues whatsoever with...
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2012

If you're a family, I would recommend this hotel. I think it's very hard to select where to stay in LA. Hollywood is way over-rated but if you want to stay there you can't get any closer than here. Keep in mind this is renovated apartments into a hotel so don't expect a four star hotel. But if you understand that's what you're getting then you'll like it. Kids, especially, will like the free snacks. I wasn't sure about this claim but anytime you want, go to the desk and order sodas, snacks and candy of your choice and there were like 40 selections! Teenagers will like too. It was nice to have a separate room for adults and a pull out sofa for kids. Kitchen nice for families who can't afford to eat out all the time. Overall, affordable for LA area in a key tourist spot.
Most importantly, this place understands customer service and this is the best story of the review. We only stayed one night but upon check in mentioned we were attending the LA Dodgers game that night. A few hours later my daughter went down to get a soda and they gave her a prepared bag with Peanuts and Cracker Jacks and a card telling us to enjoy the game. How cool is that?

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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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): ₹ 14,651 - ₹ 21,781
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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