Magic Castle Hotel
7025 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028
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Magic Castle Club
Price Range : Above Average
Swimming Pool: Outdoor
Check-In Time: 3 PM
Check-Out Time: 11 AM
Property Amenities: Multilingual staff, 24-hour front desk, Picnic area, Free breakfast, Concierge services, Wedding services, Laundry facilities, Dry cleaning/laundry service, Luggage storage
Room Amenities: Daily housekeeping, Shower/tub combination, Phone, Hair dryer, Premium bedding, Air conditioning, Designer toiletries, Refrigerator, Bathrobes, Turndown service, Pillowtop mattress, Iron/ironing board, Access via exterior corridors, Desk, Television, Partially open bathroom, Coffee/tea maker, DVD player, Premium TV channels, In-room safe
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This place was definitely an experience I'll remember. If you're ever lucky enough to check this place out, you're in for a treat! When you first pull up to the Magic Castle, the valet greets you and you wait in line to enter. I went on a Saturday with my wife and our brothers and sisters. The place opened at 5PM and we got there a little after that. I would recommend getting there on time or even earlier as it did get busy even though they just opened up.
When we finally got in, there was a lobby and a really small gift shop. We paid for admittance and then said the magic words "open sesame" to enter. Our dinner wasn't til 6PM so we got drinks at the bar. They had a lounge with some parlor magic tricks going on but it got full. That's why I would recommend going as early as you can to get the most out of this place.
Dinner was surprisingly better than what I expected after reading the reviews on here. We got the truffle fries for appetizers. It was okay. Not the greatest. I ordered a 14oz steak. I can't remember the name but it was pretty delicious. The dinner was pretty pricey, but since this was a rare occasion I guess it was worth it. We were celebrating my birthday as well so they offered champagne or a slice of cheesecake to me. I got the cheesecake and it was pretty good and a nice addition to the meal. The service was really good and the food was better than expected. Because we ate dinner here, we got a ticket to the 8:30PM magic show. Since it was a busy weekend, at least we were guaranteed a seat.
After dinner, we walked around to go see some of the different areas and shows. Because it was so busy and packed, the wait times were really long and you needed to be in line way in advance before the show even started. This was the only thing I didn't like was the wait and being so crowded. I thought it was a more exclusive place but it didn't seem like it from the inside.
We got to watch a few magic shows and up close magic tricks. The shows were really good and an experience I'll never forget. If you ever get the chance to be invited here, make sure to come and experience this for yourself!
08/24/2011Provided by Citysearch -
My fiance took me here for my birthday earlier this year and I had a blast. We had dinner and saw as many shows as we could. We didn't stay at the hotel but I hear it's nice. The magic was top notch. I tried and tried to figure out how they were doing some of the things they did and just couldn't figure it out. I will definitely be going back again sometime!
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Truly unparalleled customer service. I can't think of a place I've stayed with more personalized service, anywhere in the world. And such a fun place to stay! Free mini-bar and free movie dvds, a pool that is open 24 hrs, great help from the front desk staff if you are staying with kids, access to the private Magic Castle club, rooms with views beyond compare and space space space - many rooms include full kitchens and bedroom/front room arrangements with 2 tv's. Did I mention the free treats and mini-bar snacks? Last but not least, again, the service: whatever you are doing in LA, the staff will give you detailed assistance if you are doing business in LA, just coming to enjoy the sun with the family, or are out to hit all the best restaurants or site-see. Be sure to ask for pool toys, too, if you're going to take a dip!
03/23/2010Provided by Citysearch -
The staff at the Magic Castle Hotel are amazing. They make every effort to ensure you have a wonderful stay and are very knowledgable about the City and locations of places. We recently visited with a large group for the national championship game, and the staff decorated the lobby with our team colors for when we returned. It was fantastic! I had a wonderful experience and will return for another visit soon!
03/18/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I've stayed here several times, though not with my family, since I was here for the purpose of going to The Magic Castle, but I've witnessed the fun families with children have been having. For me, with a welcoming greeting at the front desk followed by help up the stairs with bags, I instantly feel very comfortable every time I'm there. What a pleasure it is to be able go back to the desk and request milk, soda or wine plus an assortment of snacks...all with no charge and all so cheerfully given. Sometimes the folks at the desk seemed to know what I needed (such as directions or a taxi) almost before I did! It's a homey, comfortable place with a caring staff: a good spot for one and all!
03/16/2010Provided by Citysearch -
This hotel is great if you are planning on doing the Hollywood Blvd. experience. It is literally a block away, which is great because you can walk around and don't have to travel far to get back. Its also great, because if you're planning on partying, you don't need a cab. The other service they offer is free DVD rental. This place is great for families. We stayed in a suite and had a full bathroom, kitchen and 2 beds. It reminded me of a nice apartment. Very comfy.
07/18/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I stayed here for one night. It was my husband's birthday and there was a small cake waiting for us, which was a surprise to both of us. I'd asked for the nicest room they had - they gave us a free upgrade to a suite. They allowed us to check out an hour later for no fee. The room had free wi-fi and there were free snacks in reception all day. The staff bent over backwards to help in any way they could - I would highly recommend a stay here.
06/17/2006Provided by Citysearch -
This was a terrible experience. Their website misleads you to think it is really nice and close to everything. I booked a room for a romantic getaway and wow, it was terribly embarassing to bring my wife there. The cable didn't work, the room stunk, they had no room service, the outside was digusting. People live there and are really loud along with the huge garbage truck that came in the middle of the night waking us up. Needless to say, we didn't spend anytime there and the romantic mood was gone. NOT worth the $200 they make you pay for the room. DON'T GO THERE.
I do have to give them credit for their customer service though, I complained and got half off the room.
08/24/2004Provided by Citysearch -
My husband and I were very pleasantly surprised on our most recent stay in Los Angeles. The Magic Castle Hotel is a fantastic value - a block from the ""Walk of Fame"" and very close to all of the Hollywood attractions we wanted to see. In addition, the staff was fantastic - very friendly front desk and consciencious housekeepers. We enjoyed our time in the great pool as well. We stayed in what we were told was a newly remodeled room, and it was great. We try to stay in boutique hotels when we travel (they're more personal and tend to be a better value) and we're excited to add this to our list of favorites!