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7025 Franklin Avenue Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 90028-8603
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#8 of 407 hotels in Los Angeles
Location
4.8
Cleanliness
4.5
Service
4.9
Value
4.5
Travelers' Choice
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.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Patio
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's television networks
Parking garage
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Highchairs available
Strollers
Taxi service
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Dining area
Kitchenette
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Radio
iPod docking station
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Family
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

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Grade: 100 out of 100
68Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
39Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Carsten R wrote a review Aug 5
Bogense, Denmark2 contributions1 helpful vote
What a fantastic hotel, everything from the free snack to the laundry service was just great. Everyone at the hotel was so nice and we felt welcome from the very first minute we stepped into the lobby. Room was very big and clean as well. We will be back next time in LA. Thank You Magic Castle Hotel for a fantastic stay Carsten
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Carsten... Thank you so much for this amazing review. I'm so glad you enjoyed the hotel so much! We hope to see you again very soon.
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Marin Mommies wrote a review Aug 3
Marin County, CA7 contributions
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My family and I absolutely loved the Magic Castle Hotel — the experience was, well, magical! It's a former 1950s Hollywood apartment building, so most rooms are one- or two-bedroom suites with full kitchens, so it's perfect for families. Our suite was clean, spacious, and comfortable, with plenty of room for everyone. Amenities include a 24/7 heated pool, a poolside terrace for outdoor dining, free sodas and soft-serve ice cream, unlimited free snacks like candy bars, popcorn, and chips, free laundry, and a really nice continental breakfast. There's also a Popsicle hotline near the pool. Pick up the phone and a white-gloved attendant will bring you a Popsicle on a silver platter. The atmosphere here is really fun, the service is super friendly and helpful, and the location is fantastic. Secure parking is available in the garage under the hotel. At $17 a day it's well worth it, but some of the spaces can be a tight squeeze, especially when the parking lot is getting full. My family and I have stayed at quite a few places in the area, and the Magic Castle is hands-down the best. We can't wait to come back again on our next trip to LA!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Wow!! I was so happy to read this amazing review of your stay with us! Yes....that Popsicle Hotline is pretty fun! Please come see us again very soon. I'm so glad you loved the hotel. Thank you again!
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nisiebug21 wrote a review Jul 2022
Savannah, Georgia58 contributions22 helpful votes
This is our last night at the Magic Castle Hotel, and we are truly sad to leave. This hotel is in the perfect location with walking distance to Hollywood Blvd. The staff is friendly and helpful, and they do a wonderful job of keeping rooms and everything tidy and clean. A nice breakfast is provided, as well as ice cream and popsicles any time you want. On our second day here, while eating breakfast, one of the managers struck up a conversation with us, and he learned that my daughter loves Fruity Pebbles. (She’s 22 years old, but I digress.) The hotel did not have Fruity Pebbles on the breakfast bar, but he showed up at our door with a box the very next morning. He went above and beyond to make this a memorable experience for us, and we really appreciate it. The only complaint I have is that the upstairs neighbors must have hooves because they seem to stomp any time they walk. Not the hotel’s fault. This is a great place that I will highly recommend!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 2 weeks ago
It was such a pleasure getting a chance to talk with you and your daughter! I'm so glad she liked the Fruity Pebble surprise! Please come back and see us again very soon. Sincerely Darren
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Mark K wrote a review Jul 2022
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Great hotel, friendly and helpful staff. Our room was spacious and clean. Alfonso’s magic was amazing and he had some great advice. The free snack bar, drinks fountain and ice cream machine was a hit with the kids. Thank you for a wonderful stay
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Don’t judge a book it’s cover
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Mark, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this, and I'm so happy that you and your family enjoyed the hotel so much. Yes....Alfonso is amazing! He performs every Sat/Sun from 9am-10am at breakfast. We hope to see you again very soon! Sincerely Darren Ross
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plural39 wrote a review Jul 2022
Los Angeles, California419 contributions84 helpful votes
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My kids threw the biggest tantrum when we left, they loved this hotel that much. So when we first checked in, I really wasn’t that impressed. The rooms were renovated, but kind of dingy, the parking is cramped, and the Friday night desk clerks seemed overwhelmed by requests. They didn’t explain any of the amenities at check in until I asked. The DVD player didn’t work in the room and we were missing the kids robes, but they found some for us when I requested it. But our 3 year old and 5 year old were delighted from the start! They loved the balcony overlooking the pool, the free snacks, and the soft serve machine. At night, they each claimed a queen bed and kicked us parents out to the living room pullout, while they fell asleep watching tv in the bedroom. Saturday morning was what made the five star review though — the kids got up and had breakfast (carb heavy) and wanted to swim. They got into the wonderfully heated pool and used the Popsicle hotline about five times. I’m not sure they always understood my 3 year old who would just pick up the red phone and say “Popsicle please! I’m waiting!” The staff on Saturday morning was great — so friendly and went out of their way to make your stay comfortable. Alfonso the magician made the rounds in the courtyard and my kids were so happy to watch his magic tricks. The kids wanted to stay an additional night and were very upset to leave. We live in LA so I’m sure we’ll be back for another staycation since my kids have already requested it.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Park in the first gated lot, it’s less full than the second one
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Well....despite the kind of rough start, I'm so glad you and your kids had such a good time. I know there was a recent weekend when we found ourselves slightly understaffed at the front desk, and were sold out. Nevertheless, we should have definitely explained all of the amenities and I'm sorry about that, and for the issues in your suite. But....on to the fun stuff! I think I actually remember the staff talking about your 3-year old (in a good way) Very cute!! Yes...Alfonso the Magician is amazing. Right now he performs every Saturday and Sunday from 9am-10am in our courtyard. These days might change soon. Please come back and see us again. Sincerely, Darren Ross
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AndySteel wrote a review Jul 2022
Copenhagen, Denmark43 contributions2 helpful votes
Such a super place. A little oasis in LA and we loved it. Staff friendly and the pool was perfect. Couldn’t get the kids out of it!. The free snacks and ice creams are such a nice touch and we felt well looked after. Location is also perfect for Hollywood boulevard
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this amazing review. Yes....those free snacks and free ice-cream are always extremely popular!! I'm so glad you enjoyed it, and I'm glad your kids didn't want to get out of the pool!!! We keep it nice and warm so it's easy to jump in without hesitation (88f/31c) We hope to see you and your family back soon....we'll make sure we're all stocked up on snacks. Sincerely, Darren Ross
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Tyler S wrote a review Jul 2022
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Our Aussie family of five was so thankful for this oasis of chill and fun - we left refreshed and with plenty of good memories even though we only stayed a night! So appreciative of the staff’s kindness and that Darren took the time to welcome us and chat during breakfast - cheers!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much for writing this amazing review of your stay with us! I'm so happy you enjoyed the hotel as much as you did. Also, thank you for visiting us all the way from Australia! Please come back and see us again soon....and for longer next time. Thank you again. Sincerely, Darren Ross
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Ralph S wrote a review Jul 2022
Newport Beach, California165 contributions88 helpful votes
This is my go-to Hollywood hotel. Clean (and HUGE) rooms, friendly and accommodating staff - and who doesn't love the amenities? Full size snacks, soft drink machine, soft serve ice cream, and a Popsicle hotline, all complimentary. A fantastic value!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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Responded Jul 2, 2022
Ralph, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this fantastic review, we really appreciate it. I'm so glad you enjoyed all of the amenities...I mean who doesn't like a Popsicle Hotline??? We hope to see you with us again very soon, and thank you for supporting small business!!
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Vickie H wrote a review Jun 2022
1 contribution2 helpful votes
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The Magic Castle Hotel is a true gem that I'm so happy our family found! It has to be the best family hotel in the area! The hotel is extremely clean, family friendly, affordable, excellent amenities, and in a great location! First off, it is located just down the street behind the Dolby Theater, so it is walking distance to the Walk of Fame, the major tours, Jimmy Kimmel Theater, and much more! This hotel has more amenities than any hotel I've ever stayed at with my family. First off, all snacks (cookies, candy, chips, etc.) are all free at any time. That's amazing for families! Second, there is a freestyle coke machine with free drinks all the time. Next, they have a soft-serve ice cream machine free. To top off these kinds of amenities, there is a popsicle hotline phone at the pool. When you pick it up and order a popsicle, a staff member brings it directly to you on a platter. The best amenity for a traveling family is that they do your laundry for free. They return it to your room, wrapped in brown paper that is tied with twine and has lavender attached. I couldn't recommend this place more!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: We had 5 people in a one bedroom suite and there was plenty of room. Loved having the balcony...
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Responded Jun 29, 2022
Wow.....thank you so much for this amazing review! I'm so happy that you and your family enjoyed the hotel so much. Yes....the free snacks, Popsicle Hotline, free Ice cream, free soda, and us doing your laundry are all unique amenities for sure. We want our guests to feel truly.....relaxed when they're with us, and not have to worry about being nickle and dimed. Thank you again and please come see us again! Sincerely Darren Ross
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K Fisher wrote a review Jun 2022
West Linn, United States5 contributions2 helpful votes
They really care about you at this hotel. Everything was clean and the service was over the top. No strange smells in the room, just nice and clean. No traffic noises, very peaceful. Also, due to the design, no long treks down endless hallways to get to your room. Specifically, Thomas and Alision were amazing at the front desk, although the week I was there was Thomas' last week. I hope they can lure him back; he is so helpful and nice just like Alision. All my interactions with all staff was met with a smile and the true feeling that they care about their guests. You can see all of the special perks on their website, so I won't spend time explaining, but they are true to their word. You can see the pictures on the website about the pool situation. Step out your sliding glass door to the pool if you are on the first floor and there are tables just outside your room. Further, we left a cherished blanket in the room and they mailed it back to us in Oregon at their cost. WOW! They are very accommodating, whatever you need just ask. The truck we rented wound not fit in the underground parking, so they provided us with special parking right in front of the entrance. I highly recommend staying here even if your goal is not obtaining an invitation to the Magic Castle.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded Jun 29, 2022
Kathy, Thank you so much for your amazing and detailed review of your stay with us. I'm so happy that it was such a good experience. Yes....Thomas was amazing and as you indicate, he did move on, but will always be a special part of our hotel. Allison is a incredible and we're so lucky to have her. We were very happy to send back your blanket and happy it arrived back safely. Please come see us again soon, and again.....thank you. Sincerely Darren Ross
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$216 - $411 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesCaliforniaLos AngelesCentral L.A
NUMBER OF ROOMS
40
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Frequently Asked Questions about Magic Castle Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Magic Castle Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Virtual Room Los Angeles (0.2 miles), El Capitan Theatre (0.2 miles), and The Magic Castle (0.05 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Magic Castle Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Magic Castle Hotel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Magic Castle Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Magic Castle Hotel?
Yes, a parking garage and paid private parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Magic Castle Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Magic Castle, Tiago Coffee Bar & Kitchen, and Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Magic Castle Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Magic Castle Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Magic Castle Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Magic Castle Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Greystone Mansion and Park (3.4 miles), Hollyhock House (2.8 miles), and TCL Chinese Theatres (0.2 miles).
Is Magic Castle Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.