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“Great location, great service.”
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Magic Castle Hotel
Ranked #2 of 355 Hotels in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 April 2012

I stayed at the Magic Castle for nine nights and was pleasantly surprised by the fantastic service, given the price. The hotel is located one street behind Hollywood Blvd, so it's close to restaurants, attractions and more.

The staff were fantastic - from the security guard, to housekeeping, to the front desk - and were happy to provide directions to notable spots like the Hollywood sign (although they neglected to mention the three mile hike up the hill to get the best pictures!). The free mini bar was a treat and the breakfast was fantastic, which made up for the properties one flaw - the ridiculously sized parking structure. It's small,yet there is enough public transport nearby to not need a vehicle. We stayed in a one room suite which was clean, complete with all the basic amenities including a fridge and a safe. Loved the bathrobes, free wi-fi and the cookies in the lobby. Sparkling lemonade on arrival makes guests feel like they're staying at a four or possible five star. Gary and Nick were extremely helpful.

Loved the turn down service! Housekeeping provide chocolates and even a weather report for the following day right to your door.

Would definitely visit again - yet would opt for the full suite if we were to stay longer. I would recommend this hotel to families too. If you're looking for a hotel with a laid back atmosphere at a decent price in Hollywood, this is it.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 April 2012

One block behind the Chinese Theatre and walk of fame...the perfect location! You can walk to all the Hollywood sights and the Hollywood / Highland subway station is just under the mall - and just one station to Universal Studios. We chose a smaller room ( Next time I would opt for a bigger one!! ) but the service more than compensated for the tiny room on the 3rd floor (no elevator)...sparkling apple juice on arrival, great buffet breakfasts and unlimited snacks and sodas...Reception staff were extra helpful, and the coin laundry (free powder) a real bonus at the end of our trip. Great outdoor pool too. The only place to stay in Hollywood!!

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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 April 2012

Stayed for three nights in 1 bdrm suite while in LA. Quick 5 min. walk to Hollywood Walk of Fame and Graumanns Chinese Theatre. Also near Madame Tussaud Wax Museum. Service was great. Everyone at the front desk were friendly and helpful. Parking was very reasonable at $11/night and always found a parking spot. Free snacks, drinks and breakfast were also a plus.

We did switch rooms after the first night b/c of the street noise. Our room was facing the main street. The second room was better even though I still heard some street noise. It wasn't as bad as the first room. I will say that the rooms are dated and old. But it was clean and all the other perks make it worthwhile. I would stay there again.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 March 2012

I made a call while driving aimlessly around Hollywood and when Gabriela answered that was the beginning of a very nice though short stay. KUDOS to Gabriela and Joslyn at the front desk!! So nice and helpful!!! Nice little outdoor pool, spacious room, discount on the price, free candy/snacks, sodas, laundry soap, wonderful hot cider...and so much more. Pay parking but under hotel gated and safe! Great local near KODAK THEATRE, easy little walk to Hollywood BLVD. Gabriela and Joslyns boss should give them a RAISE!!!! Would very much so stay there again!! ~ Cain

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Reviewed 29 March 2012

This hotel is right in the heart of Hollywood, and right off the freeway. I can't even explain how spoiled we felt getting to pick out our FREE candy and FREE soft drinks. They even had loaner umbrellas bc we hit L.A. in the rain. We shared a 2 bedroom suite w/ another couple and even though there was only one bathroom it was fine. The main reason to stay at this hotel is to get admission into the exclusive Magic Castle. If you've been to L.A. before, what a treat to try something new like this. Rooms are clean, pool is heated and service was great!!!

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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Address: 7025 Franklin Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 90028-8603
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Region: United States > California > Los Angeles > Central L.A
Amenities:
Business Centre 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: $309 - $467 (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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Magic Castle Los Angeles
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