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“Great Villa in the Hollywood Jungle”
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Magic Castle Hotel
Ranked #2 of 354 Hotels in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 24, 2014

This hotel is a serene escape from the Hollywood madness just meters away. while you are a few steps from the Chinese Theatre, the castle like surroundings and trees make you feel like you are in your own private mansion in the Hollywood Hills.

The gentlemen at reception was incredibly welcoming and professional. Snakes are available for free on request as well as soft drinks. The outdoor pool in the centre of the property is a real treat and complimentary breakfast poolside is a luxury. The food was also rather decent. The rooms are very simple and do not have a view. They are clean but somewhat dated and not impressive like other properties such as the nearby Loews. But you can't argue with the price or location of this gem. It also is very unique looking. The beds are comfortable. The rooms are spacious and everything functions as it should. The price is extremely reasonable for the location.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 24, 2014

We have four kids under the age of 15. Not simple to find accommodations. My husband booked on line - there was a bit of a mix up and only one night was booked (instead of two). And, when we arrived, the Magic Castle was fully booked on the second night. The front desk was HUGELY helpful in finding us alternative accommodation. Turns out they have another property just up the hill. It was equally clean and charming as the original hotel. I would HIGHLY recommend either place. Fantastic location, great service, helpful front desk. They even let us come back for breakfast the next morning. Absolutely ideal - in all ways! Thanks to Gretchen and her terrific staff. Next time we're in LA I know where we'll stay!

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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2  Thank ichoosehappy
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Reviewed March 23, 2014

We we're recommended this Hotel and I have to say we were so impressed with the staff and the rooms. Such a quirky, safe atmosphere and the staff need to be thanked for giving us a full day late check out due to our late international flight home. Loved and will be back.

Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
1  Thank Helen G
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Reviewed March 23, 2014

We are currently staying at The magic Castle hotel and are extremely happy with everything about this hotel. The staff are awesome and so fantastic with kids. The hotel is centrally situated in Hollywood and within walking distance to restaurants, shopping etc.

Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
1  Thank Lorraine S
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Reviewed March 23, 2014

Yes - all the reviews about the Magic Castle having incredible customer service are true. This hotel could be a model for all the major chains to learn from - and then some. This hotel is located 2 blocks from the Chinese Theater, and all the best 'tours of Hollywood' pick you up at the hotel. VERY convenient! Since you would need a taxi no matter WHERE you stay in the area (if you don't rent a car, which we didn't) then I can think of no better location from where to be based. Wonderful beds, free breakfast, over-the-top staff and customer service - the Magic Castle Hotel has raised the bar and deserves your business.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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3  Thank Resumegal
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Reviewed March 22, 2014

If you're looking for the Ritz then stay at the Ritz. If you want a very well located hotel that has clean and comfortable rooms and terrific staff then stay at the Magic Castle. I can't imagine staying anywhere else in Hollywood. We stayed for 5 nights and loved the place. It's a short walk from the centre of Hollywood and has easy road access to the 101 freeway and the rest of L.A. It is a property that was converted from a 50's era apartment building so there are some age issues but when we had a minor plumbing problem in our room it was fixed within a few hours so there really are no issues of that sort. $11/night to park is reasonable. The continental breakfast was perfect for us. My only complaint was the pool temp which I found a bit cool but, to be fair, I'm used to a very warm pool. The place is excellent. I'm sure you won't be disappointed. Thanks to Tripadvisor which is how we found it!

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

We just spent two nights at the Magic Castle, & we plan to return the next time we visit Hollywood. The rooms were clean & well maintained. The staff was so courteous & went well beyond typical service. In fact, when my husband & I were doing laundry, Gretchen, the manager, offered to do it for us. The unlimited snacks were a hit with my family, too. The hotel is conveniently located to all you want to see on Hollywood Blvd. Also, if you remember Melrose Place, you expect Jake, Billy, or Jane to meet you by the pool for a friendly drink.

Stayed: March 2014
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Additional Information about Magic Castle Hotel

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 - $451 (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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