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The Magic Castle

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Address: 7001 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028-8603
Phone Number: 323-851-3313
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Arrived after a 13 hour flight and a 1 hour taxi ride from Sydney at 8:30 in the morning. I had pre-warned them and they promised to do their best to give me an early check in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Hobart, Australia
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Hobart, Australia
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55 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Arrived after a 13 hour flight and a 1 hour taxi ride from Sydney at 8:30 in the morning. I had pre-warned them and they promised to do their best to give me an early check in but at worst could store my bag and provide somewhere to freshen up ( I needed it) and change. True to their word... More 

Thank drrobjones
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The staff at the hotel were more then accommodating and very helpful! This hotel is in a great central location to Hollywood bvld. The hotel is a little dated but was very clean and air conditioners worked well. It has a very homey feeling. The only down fall for us is that there are a lot of stairs and with... More 

Thank Charmaine O
Oxnard California
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459 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We won a bid at a fundraising gala for a certificate for 4. It did take a few days to get the certificate transferred into a pass with a reservation. This is all part of the exclusivity around going to the Magic Castle. I have heard about it for years growing up in Southeast LA so I was happy to... More 

Thank John R
Perth, Australia
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47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just a fun place to visit and experience. Good restaurant, nice bars and lots do fun magic to watch. The whole building is steeped in history which is quite fascinating.

Thank Headwitch66
Beaufort, South Carolina
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74 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were fortunate to have been given an invitation for dinner. This place is fantastic from the food to the entertainment. If you have the chance t go, GO!

Thank Clemson_Dad58
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30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't know where to start with this. The US is famous for its customer service and is not short on great hotels. Somehow The Magic Castle manages to go beyond anything you can find in other establishments. It is so well situated in LA with easy access to everything. The rooms are spacious, well serviced and you have kitchen... More 

Thank Val H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a birthday gift for my 15 year old daughter, who is a seasoned Harry Potter fan, my family managed to get an invitation through a school donation for the weekend brunch. They allow guests under 18 only at that time. It was a truly 'magical' experience. They offered a very good brunch selection with champagne and seafood. After dining,... More 

1 Thank Karen S
Long Beach, California
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love coming to the Magic Castle! It's always a treat to visit. If you get an invite, make sure to make reservations immediately if you plan attending during the weekend. We had to wait almost 2 months, but worth it! We got there early and one of the members gave us a tour of the old mansion. So much history... More 

1 Thank sparklinglala
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33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been wanting to go here for ever. Did not disappoint. Oh, the decor may be a little dated, but the employees were super friendly and helpful. As a guest, we had to have dinner. I heard meals were average, but ours was actually quite good (scallops and filet). Ahi tuna was good too. Meal was a little "rushed" for a... More 

1 Thank 123norm
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Magic Castle in Hollywood is very magical! You have to be invited by a magician or you can stay at the Magic Castle Hotel to gain entrance. There are two dinner seatings, 6PM and 8PM. Our group of 10 were lucky and got to sit in the Houdini Seance room for dinner. It was very nice to have our... More 

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