Just got back from a 6 night stay at the Magic Castle Hotel in Hollywood. We had two rooms: A One Bedroom and two queen bedroom. Both on the ground floor. Our group had two Grandmas, Two Thirty somethings, and two boys 6 and 9. The hotel staff was top notch. Very friendly and always had a answer to my questions. The check-in process was quick and easy. The location of the hotel is a short walk away from the center of the Hollywood Blvd attractions (which is like a scaled down version of Times square). Not far from Universal Studios and City walk which was nice. Griffith Park is less than a 5 minute drive. Disneyland was about 40 minute drive with no traffic. We did do the Sunday brunch next door at the Magic Castle and that was pretty neat. Pricey, but it was something different to see. Truthfully everything seemed pricey in Southern California.
Overall I was happy with our stay. The only downside I would say is that the road traffic is very loud. We were on the front end of the hotel and I could hear it all night. For the record I am a light sleeper. If you are too try and get a room in the back of the hotel away from the road. I could also hear very clearly people walking above us. But these were not deal breakers just know going into your stay that these issue's exist.
If your going to Hollywood I believe this is a great location, especially if you have a car. The staff is great and the rooms a good size. I thought the price for the rooms was very fair for a city hotel. I am a travel agent and I would strongly recommend this hotel to my clients.