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Magic Castle Hotel
Ranked #2 of 348 Hotels in Los Angeles
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San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
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“Great value, great service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

The five stars are for the service (top-notch -- friendly, uber-professional employees who seem to love working there), the value, and the location -- can't beat it, just behind the Kodak Theater in Hollywood. It's definitely an older hotel, with some funky quirks that are purely cosmetic and minor (door was a little hard to close, some of the paint and furniture are a little beat-up, walls are a bit thin so you can hear the neighbors), but all the important stuff (bathroom counter, bed -- basically anything you have to use or touch) is tidy and clean. Free snacks and DVD rentals at the front desk. We didn't use the pool but several families with kids seemed to enjoy it.

Room Tip: The queen room (smallest/cheapest) is cozy but big enough to get the job done. If you plan to spend...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

On our recent around the world trip we stayed at Magic Castle Hotel in Hollywood. From the moment we arrived (very early in the morning) the staff was extremely helpful and professional. We were close to the Walk of Fame, Kodak cinemas and only a short walk to subway stations. It's very close to the busy hub of Hollywood but we felt safe at all times even when we were out watching the shooting of a new movie, at the centre of the main area, late at night.
Free and unlimited minibar was a hit with our teenage sons, breakfast was plentiful and afternoon goodies were always available. Rooms are basic but comfortable and clean and laundry facilities were verymuch appreciated.
I would suggest to take the HOP on HOP off bus to get arround sightseeing, we went all the way to Santa Monica Beach which was a great day out.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2012

The hotel is in a great location close to Hollywood Blvd

Whilst our room was basic, it was very clean and tidy everyday.

What makes this hotel great is the staff. Always incredibly friendly and polite. They are a real asset and management should be proud.

The free drinks and snacks are great, I have never been to a hotel that does that.

Overall we would definatley come back

  • Stayed February 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2012

We spent 6 nights here late November at the start of our 6 week US trip. I had researched accommodation extensively before our trip, and we were very happy with the Magic Castle, it was an excellent start to our holiday.
The standout at this hotel is the staff, they were all amazing! They were always friendly and very helpful, it was the best service of any hotel we stayed in while in the US.
I had requested a renovated one bedroom suite with balcony facing the pool, and that is exactly what we were given. The suite was really spacious, plenty of room for 3 people, and was very clean. The king bed was really comfortable, and our 15 year old said the sofa bed was one of the best she slept on. We had no problems with noise.
Location was perfect, easy walk to Hollywood attractions, and we loved Runyon Canyon nearby. We hiked there 3 times, the views from the top are spectacular!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2012

Great location...steps from walk of fame, kodack theatre, etc. Very close and convenient to travel from here via subway to places such as Universal Studios/City. Free snack bar 24hrs.... I think that amazingness speaks for itself. Very friendly staff who really know the area and what they are talking about. Heated pool...didn't test out the waters but enjoyed the portable heaters in the courtyard.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Magic Castle Hotel
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 (Based on Average Rates): €€€
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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