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Magic Castle Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   7025 Franklin Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 90028 (Central L.A)   |  
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Great value, friendly Hollywood Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights in January 2013 in a 2 bedroom suite. Although it was winter in LA people still swam in the pool as it is heated. On site parking was a bonus as we had a hire car. The staff were fantastic, printing off driving directions for us. As guests we were able to go to the brunch at the Magic Castle with our 18 year old son, which was expensive but a lot of fun and we enjoyed the shows and food. As we did the brunch after flying in from Australia that morning, the hotel allowed us to use a room to shower and change until our suite was available at normal check in time. The hotel was great value for a family of four, with continental breakfast and snacks included. The food is set up in the foyer so you can help yourself and either eat in the courtyard or take back to your room. This is great if you want to be quick. The location is ideal for walking along Hollywood Boulevard and is minutes from the Chinese Theatre and subway entrance. Really enjoyed our stay.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013 via mobile

Same experience as everyone else. Stayed in a two bedroom suite for two nights. Very spacious. Great location. Friendly staff. Great snacks & breakfast. Clean rooms. Cheap parking. Walking distance to the famous bits of Hollywood & to bus sightseeing tour stops. Absolutely no complaints from us & will stay again!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Great location for visiting Hollywood attractions. Staff really helpful. Room was actually an apartment and was huge with cooking facilities and big flat screen TV in bedroom and lounge. Only criticism: Sweets, snacks and fizzy drinks are provided free but you have to pay for water. Weird!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Our family of 6 stayed at the Magic castle for 2 nights in December 2012, but wish it was longer. We chose a 2 bedroom suite which was upstairs overlooking the pool. It was very spacious, quiet, well-furnished and well-appointed. THere were three large flat screen TVS all with complimentary cable and movies. The kitchen and bathroom were perfectly clean. THe beds and bedding were comfortable and immaculate.

THe hotel is walking distance to the "Walk of fame" and a ten minute cab ride to Universal studios.

We had stayed for one night before in 2010 and what my 6 year old son remembered was all the snack food you can get for free. We certainly made great use of and appreciate the generosity. THe pastries and cereal available to take back to your room at breakfast time also make life easier for busy families. THe staff and management, however, remain this hotel's greatest asset. Everyone we came into contact with were professional, friendly and very helpful. As we were leaving, the Manager, Darren was out front and took the time to have a conversation and thank us for staying. We would not hesitate to stay at the Magic CAstle again and would recommend the 2 bedroom suite as a good base for a longer stay.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the Magic Castle with our three girls for three nights. We could not have been happier. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff who really went above and beyond to cater to our needs. Special mention here must go to Joslin and Nick who helped us out in many ways.

Because our East Coast flight was put back a day, we had to arrange an extra night and the staff were very accommodating and made it happen easily for us.

In terms of location, this hotel was perfect for our needs. Only one block from the hustle and bustle when we wanted that, but that block made all the difference in terms of noise and chaos.

The free breakfast was perfect for families and much superior to what we were offered in Anaheim the previous few days. And as for the free snacks - what a treat that was (for us as well as the kids)!

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Magic Castle Hotel

Having been to LA before we only had two nights at the Magic Castle Hotel. Last time we stayed at the Hollywood Celebrity Hotel. Magic castle is an extra few hundred metres down the road, however I preferred the room and amenities of the Magic Castle Hotel.

Our room was large however fairly basic. Everything functioned and it had a few modern features such as Ipod player and LCD TV.

The reception staff were very friendly and the goodies they had for free was fantastic. They have DVD's to watch, with soda, chocolate and popcorn all for free. So cool!

As it was our honeymoon they had placed a basket with a number of soaps, chocolates and a bottle of wine in our room with a card from staff. It was a nice touch.

The location is very nice, it's on the main road but the rooms are set back and quiet. It is only a short 5 minute walk to the walk of fame, Chinese theatre and Hollywood bowl etc.

For anyone wanting an affordable fun friendly hotel, this is a great place to stay and walking distance to most of the Hollywood action.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

We were a family of 6 arriving after a long haul flight from New Zealand, arriving late morning at the hotel. Our 2 bedroom room was not ready,so they happily stored our bags and offered us drinks and snacks before we set off to have a look around before coming back to check in. Our room was clean and roomy and the staff very helpful with all our questions.We all enjoyed all the free drinks and snacks. Although we were only there a night on transit to Mexico,we very much enjoyed our stay and would happily stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Magic Castle Hotel

Address: 7025 Franklin Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 90028
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Location: United States > California > Los Angeles > Central L.A , Hollywood
Amenities:
Business Center 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
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Los Angeles
#2 Romantic Hotel in Los Angeles
#14 Business Hotel in Los Angeles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Magic Castle Hotel 3*
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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