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“Nice hotel, terrific location”
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Magic Castle Hotel
Ranked #2 of 355 Hotels in Los Angeles
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

Been there with wife and kids, nice cozy hotel, not newest but acceptable. Pool is definitely a plus.
If visiting Holliwood, this location can not be beaten, less than 5 min walk from the Dolby place. Breakfats is ok, wi-fi is poor if too far from the reception.
The sofa bed in the living room was "devastated" could not sleep there.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

My family and I stayed at the Magic Castle for two nights on our recent trip to Southern California. Although not a fancy hotel, the staff makes you feel welcome from the moment you step in for check in to the moment you pull out of the driveway on your last day there. Usually things are a bit hyped on the internet, but Magic Castle Hotel is not one of them. This place lives up to almost everything written and said about it. There really are no complaints about our stay, only a few little things that they could improve to really take this hotel all the way to the top. In our eyes that would be that the room we stayed in, although extremely comfortable, was looking a bit worn out around the edges. This could mostly be fixed with some fresh paint and a little bit of elbow grease. But other than that, a great stay at a hotel we will happily stay in next time our family travels take us to Los Angeles.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

My wife and I used the Magic Castle based on the reviews that we read here and it was great. The rooms were as describes, large and spacious. It was clearly a older "condo" which was converted to a hotel but that was fine. We used the free treats, breakfast and movie rental to pass some time and save some money. The location was great being very close to the strip and metro stations.

We have intentions on going again with our girls and are looking forward to coming back.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

The Magic Castle hotel is a fantastic place to stay when visiting Hollywood, it is literally 2 blocks away from Hollywood Boulevard, The chinese theatre, Walk of Fame & Sub Station which is only 1 stop away from Universal Studio's. we didnt have a car so it was the perfect location for us to walk around, there is also the Starline hop on/off bus which takes you all around LA, we purchased the 48hr ticket which was perfect to see everything.
The hotel staff were fantastic in everyway, they also offer free snacks 24/7 (which my kids loved), free wifi, yummy breakfast each morning & were very helpful & informative..
I would definitely recommend this hotel & i hope i get the chance to stay with them again.
They were by far the best hotel we stayed in during our visit to LA.

Room Tip: we stayed in room 113 which was away from the main road & very spacious, was pretty quiet except...
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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3  Thank Julie V
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

Rooms were large, design is that of a apartment complex turned into a motel. Front desk staff are second to none. Rooms and decor are dated but the beds were very comfortable. Pool area looked well taken care of even though we never used it. Wifi kept kicking us off as it did on every unlocked system on the trip, just had to log in again. Not a big deal for us but kind of a hassle with kids iPods. Location is excellent for proximity to attractions. Stay here if you plan on walking down to Hollywood boulevard and 5 minute drive to universal. 40 minutes to lax in morning traffic.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

We stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment in December with our 3 teenage children.
The whole experience was fantastic, our room was exceptionally clean, room was huge and had heaps of room for all of us and our luggage, secure off street parking, help yourself continental breakfast was great. I cannot commend the staff enough, the most polite, courteous & helpful of anywhere we have travelled, they even did our washing whilst we were out at a basketball game....AMAZING, packed snacks for our children when they heard we were going to Disneyland for the day, I LOVE THIS HOTEL.
Would always stay here if travelling to LA, there is nowhere better.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 8, 2013

We stayed in Jan 2013 in a one bedroom apartment and were thrilled with the whole experience. Loved the room, pool, location, breakfast, free snacks etc. The best thing about this hotel is the friendly staff. They gave great advice about tourist attractions and booked them for us, offered to do our washing (!) and the night we had booked to go to the Magic Castle Club they leant the men jackets and ties and drove us up the driveway to the Club so we arrived in style! We were travelling with another Australian family and had 2 teenagers each. While we were at the club, they organised take away for the kids and got them snacks while they watched a movie in the room. Would highly recommend.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Address: 7025 Franklin Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 90028-8603
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Location: United States > California > Los Angeles > Central L.A
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
#2 Romantic Hotel in Los Angeles
#11 Business Hotel in Los Angeles
Price Range: $229 - $348 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Magic Castle Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 40
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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