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The Magic Castle

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Neighborhood: Central L.A
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Address: 7001 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Phone Number: 323-851-3313
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Hi - this review will add to the Aussie liking for this place. So convenient to everything. Rooms large, clean and comfortable. All set around the pool. The free snacks and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hi - this review will add to the Aussie liking for this place. So convenient to everything. Rooms large, clean and comfortable. All set around the pool. The free snacks and brekkie - very welcome. Staff were awesome - Nick D especially. We had a lovely stay - even accommodating a late check out which made our final day so... More 

Thank Andrea S
Melbourne, Australia
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161 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went without really knowing what to expect. Our party was two adults and an eight year old boy. Cost was around USD160 for entry and the buffet lunch. The buffet lunch was reasonable without being spectacular. The magic shows were definitely the highlight. We saw two really enjoyable shows and our son was lucky enough to be called onto... More 

Thank Kosta100
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93 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting friends in LA I was lucky enough to be invited here for an evening, very cool invite only, so.e pretty amazing magicians, some predictable and just going through the motions, lots of different acts at different times and nights, well worth a visit

Thank yabbie67
Atlanta, Georgia
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30 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a nice surprise being asked to join a group of friends going to The Magic Castle. We didn't know exactly what to expect, but we thoroughly enjoyed our adventure. In many respects it is like visiting a haunted mansion. The Magic Castle is part real LA history, part a history of performing magic, part museum, part elegant restaurant... More 

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Austin, Texas
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25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for a corporate event. The food was terrible and, frankly, the entire atmosphere was stuffy, over-bearing, and lacked enthusiasm. The bartenders were rude, the 'bouncers' were jerks, and the staff treated the majority of those attending like they were offering us a favor; when I'm pretty sure the company invested a pretty penny to 'get us in.' I'd never... More 

Thank WildBillATX
Valley Village
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73 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went with family over the holidays for a night of great food, great magic, historic magicians as well as newbies, lots of comedy and amazing magic!

Thank Artzgal
Columbus, Indiana
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44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Like many others have said, this is a private club and you must either be a member or have an invitation from a member. We were there a few days before Christmas. We were traveling but did manage to scrape together suits for the men and something dressy enough for the ladies. (I wore black slacks, a dressy sweater, and... More 

Thank szymanskimom
Kansas City, USA
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122 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We visited The Magic Castle while visiting our daughter during Thanksgiving week. We had 6pm dinner reservations and although the food was good, it was not what I would call great. However, our main focus was on the magicians and they were great! We were able to take in three shows and walk around and enjoy "up close" magicians throughout... More 

Thank opieks
Laguna Beach, California
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225 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

I have been to the Magic Castle on several occasion from private room seances to this visit which was for the buffet brunch. As others have mentioned in the evenings the dress code is enforced with coats and ties for the gentlemen and dresses for the women. While lest strict for the brunch there is still a dress code. Isn't... More 

Thank Byron R
Los Angeles, California
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46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

I have been to the famous Castle several times and each time the magicians are spectacular. You must either go with a Member or have them give you are card for entrance. There is a strict dress code (jacket and tie for men, no pants for women). Also, if you go without a member I believe you must have dinner... More 

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