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“Best Place To Stay In LA” 5 of 5 stars
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Magic Castle Hotel
Ranked #2 of 348 Hotels in Los Angeles
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3 reviews
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“Best Place To Stay In LA”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

From the moment we arrived at the Magic Castle Hotel we were treated like it was our own home. We were greater with a refreshing homemade lemonade by the pool while our bags were taken to the room. The General Manager then delivered fresh Danish Pastries to our room as he knew we had been on an early morning flight. Every staff member was wonderful. The complimentary snacks DVDs and soft drinks were a hit with the children. The heated 24 hour pool great. Best service from any hotel on our 5 week US holiday. Will return and highly recommend.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

The staff at the Magic Castle Hotel could not have been more accommodating of us! We arrived from Australia early in the morning to find our room was ready for us!!! Not only that but also a note wishing us all the best for our honeymoon, signed by the staff, along with some complimentary wine!

Any time we needed advice or assistance the staff were always friendly and made sure we knew exactly where we had to go!

I couldn't believe how close this hotel was to Hollywood Boulevard! It's literally a blocks' walk and you're there, 5 mins tops! It's just behind Madam Tuessauds!

We would definitely be staying here on our next trip to LA!

Room Tip: I found some people used the pool late at night, if there's an option to not face the pool it wo...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

It's worth keeping in mind that this is a three star hotel and I don't think they claim to be anything else. That said, and with only one or two reservations, it probably deserves its position in the TA rankings.

First, my reservations. I selected a single room, but the room turned out to be smaller than I expected. There is really no convenient spot to set up ones suitcase (I used the wardrobe) but otherwise, the room was fine. Secondly, and it's my own fault for being old (well, elderly), there are the stairs. Thankfully, my driver helped cart the bags up the stairs at the entrance, and the hotel provided assistance to get it all up to my room. However, I don't believe the hotel could do much to overcome these reservations.

Allowing for that, my stay was excellent. The bed was comfortable, if a bit soft for my liking, the rooms clean but showing their age a bit, and a good sized bathroom. Breakfast was adequate and could be taken back to the room or eaten by the pool. The location of my room on the second floor at the back of the hotel would have made the first option impractical for me, and the second is great as long as the weather is clement. I didn't use their free snack service (the range is excellent) or the free movies. I did take advantage of their ability to get a booking for the Magic Club next door and that was a great, if slightly expensive night. Staff were pleasant and extremely helpful at all times.

Would I stay here again? Possibly, but at my time of life I enjoy a little luxury and that would be taken into account. For younger people and families, I don't think you can beat the Magic Castle Hotel.

Room Tip: Don't pick a single room. Rooms at the back of the hotel will be quieter.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

this is a great little hotel our room was lovely more a sml appartment than a hotel room very clean very comfortable beds the staff are all very friendly and very helpfull we had a great night out at the magic show and this hotel is only 2 min walk to the centre of hollywood i would recomend this hotel to anyone

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Great Location...just 5 mins walking from Hollywood and the Starline Tour Company. A must see is the Magic Show at the Hotel's restaurant.......Book early and its formal wear.

The Kids loved this Hotel all the 'free' snacks". Staff are very pleasant and willing to assist . Gabby, Nick ,Marcus (he never sleeps) and the Breakfast dude... They make your stay comfortable with seamless effort......Amazing............ Will definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: The Suites are very spacious with a large Kitchen and Two flat screen Tvs.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Agree with everyone's comments. It's a lovely hotel and attention to detail by staff is first class. After a delayed flight we arrived later than planned - tired and thirsty. On check in we were given a cold glass of sparkling wine - wonderful gesture and so appreciated. Staff are really happy and helpful. Our room though was a bit on the tired side and could have done with a refurb. But this didn't matter as it was spotlessly clean and bed so comfy. Well deserved rating to be the best hotel in LA!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Monument, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

We stayed at this charming hotel ~ which seemed more like a European B&B ~ for two nights and were very impressed. The rooms are actually spacious apartments including full kitchens and spacious balconies overlooking the lovely pool area. Everyone associated with the property could not have been more pleasant, friendly and helpful. A very nice, varied breakfast, which we brought up to our room, was served in the lobby each morning until 10:00. We absolutely will stay at the Magic Castle whenever we are in the Hollywood area.

Room Tip: Our lovely room overlooked the pool and we were very pleased.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Property: 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
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 (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Magic Castle Hotel 3*
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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