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Magic Castle Hotel

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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.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Entertainment staff
Patio
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's television networks
Car park
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Board games / puzzles
Highchairs available
Strollers
Taxi service
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Dining area
Kitchenette
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Radio
iPod docking station
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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4.5 of 5 bubbles3,706 reviews
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Many guests consider the Magic Castle Hotel an excellent value due to its comfortable amenities and cost-effective perks. While opinions on the rooms are mixed, with some suggesting a refresh, the consensus is that they are spacious and tidy. The hotel exudes a family-friendly charm, and the staff is lauded for their exceptional service, including a multitude of complimentary amenities like snacks and laundry. Its prime location near Hollywood landmarks and the added bonus of a heated pool make it a hit among travelers.
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Affordable
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Carmel C wrote a review Yesterday
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We’ve just come back from a two week holiday in the US, and I wanted to acknowledge the extraordinary customer experience that The Magic Castle is known for. If you are travelling with a family, this is the hotel for you. Kevin was absolutely outstanding, getting to know our everyone in our family, and always warmly greeting us and going out of his way to make us welcome. Complimentary breakfast, free snacks, soda and soft serve ice cream and the famous popsicle hotline make this a fantastic experience for the whole family. Alphonso performing magic tricks over breakfast was amazing and I really appreciated Kevin securing a dinner reservation at the Magic Castle next door which was a true highlight of my stay. Darren really, really looked after us on our final day and made the long haul trip in front of us easier. I cannot recommend this hotel enough, if a relaxed comfortable stay with amazing hosts is what you’re after.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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mathew s wrote a review Apr 10
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This place was amazing. Heated pool snacks that never end, walking distance to attractions and everything Needed. Nothing was an issue for the staff everyone from house keeping to front desk are so welcoming and friendly. Anyone travelling with kids knows the struggles but you will have none bringing your kids/family here. I think our kids will remember this place over major attractions. And big thanks to Kevin what an asset to magic castle hotel he as other staff were amazing. Thank you to all staff.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Makayla R wrote a review Apr 10
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Amazing staff, very friendly and always happy to accommodate any need and happy to chat, only thing that could improve is a little more upkeep in the rooms and bathrooms but apart from that we are very satisfied with our stay, also very happy with Kevin’s service he is a g
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Room Tip: Try snag a spot at the magic castle restaurant and bar, it’s amazing. Also get your moneys worth...
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Micha H wrote a review Apr 10
East Longmeadow, Massachusetts2 contributions
Incredibly friendly staff, the hospitality is unmatched. Everything you read, all the promises and hospitality you hear about- it’s absolutely true! This should be the standard for every hotel when it comes to the way you’re treated as a guest! The snacks, the amazing Starbucks style coffee machine in the lobby, the free breakfast, the POPSICLE HOTLINE, the location… all of it was advertised and more! The only recommendation I have for them is to update the furniture in some rooms because it was starting to wobble and hopefully update the surface around the pool. The property itself is old, so I’m sure it takes a ton of upkeep. These things were not a big deal in the scheme of how wonderful the whole stay was! The space in our one bedroom suite was great, and we had food delivered a few times on DoorDash which worked very well because there are a ton of amazing restaurants nearby!
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Ross M wrote a review Apr 5
East Maitland, Australia7 contributions
Brennan and staff were incredibly helpful. They build a connection with their guests and are genuinely interested in the guests. The rooms were clean and the area was handy to most attractions. The added complimentary extras are great and we all loved our stay.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Hiring a car in such a big city with an average public transport system is helpful if you’re...
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Kim J wrote a review Apr 3
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Arriving at the Magic Castle hotel, the first thing you’ll notice is that it doesn’t look like a modern hotel. And that’s because it’s not, but for so many wonderful reasons. The gorgeous early 20th century building is home to some of the nicest staff we’ve met on our trip, who are so friendly and helpful and seem happy to go that “extra mile” to help out. You’re greeted with free champagne/sparkling apple juice on arrival and during your stay you also get (are you ready for this??) - free soda/soft drink, free candy/snacks, free continental breakfast, free coffee/hot drinks, and a free popsicle/icy-pole hotline where one (in your choice of flavor) is delivered to you on a silver platter!! Our room was big enough for our family (with two teenage boys) to spread out and have our own space. In fact my only regret is that I didn’t have time to sip a margarita by the pool. Oh well, there’s always next time …
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Maria F wrote a review Apr 1
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Just had a FANTASTIC time at Magic Castle Hotel! The staff went above and beyond to welcome us and made us feel SO special and cared for. We came to celebrate my 13 years old son birthday with his 3 best friends and it was the perfect setting. The heated pool was great and they enjoyed it late at night. Everyone I encountered at the hotel was a delight: the concierge, guest attendants, housekeepers managers and all the guests too. Great energy. A large variety of snacks, drinks (soda/coffee) and popsicles are available 24/7 + soft serve ice-cream from 10am to midnight. Our teenagers were able to do their own thing and they love it so much. Shout out to Steve! His kindness, professional and attention to detail to make our stay more enjoyable were unmatched! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
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Paula B wrote a review Apr 1
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I had the most magical stay! I stayed with my two best friends for one of their son’s 13th birthday. We received the warmest welcome with complimentary drinks from Kevin. He carried our bags to our room (free muscle). They have complimentary snacks, ice cream, soda and coffee available 24/7. My friends and I finished the guest puzzle in the courtyard :) and as we puzzled into the night Kevin turned on a heating lamp for us, brought us blankets, and electric candles to help with the lighting situation. I felt like I did not lift a finger the entire time! The friendliness from the entire staff made or stay exceptional. Oh and the kids had fun too! Thank you for the magical time!
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doctimothy wrote a review Mar 2024
Missouri141 contributions44 helpful votes
Watch the video on the hotel's website: It is accurate. The hotel might not be for you. It is a bit dated, and it has a few drawbacks. I will mention them for point of reference: (1) It was a struggle to get the room temperature where we would have liked it. (2) The bathroom is a tad bit small. (3) The beds are not the biggest or the most comfortable. (4) It is a little on the pricey end. But the hotel stay was one of the most memorable parts of my kids experience in L.A. They loved it. All of it. And the service is truly incredible. The individuals at the front desk were always eager to meet the needs of their guests.
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Room Tip: The pool isn't that big, but it's always heated and comfortable. The breakfast is truly what you...
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LandC46 wrote a review Mar 2024
Auckland, New Zealand270 contributions55 helpful votes
Yes, it is a careworn property and people should be prepared for that. But what matters is comfort, friendliness and responsive staff and the Magic Castle excels in this. The beds are very comfortable and when you are staying for 7 nights, as we did, the option to self cater is a real cost saving. It was a bonus to have fruit, yoghurt etc available for breakfast. Not having children we didn’t need the free “on request” sweet treats, but do admit to indulging in frequent cups of good coffee and the occasional granola bar. Others have mentioned the other benefits such as laundry. Any requests we had e.g. for a fry pan, and help with the oven controls, or getting TAP transport cards were readily responded to. ( They had some available at the desk so we didn’t have to struggle with the vending machine at the Metro, except just to add $. ) We always felt well looked after. A huge thank you to the staff for our second splendid stay.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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C$398 - C$566 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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magic castle los angeles, magic castle hotel, hotel magic castle
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
40
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Frequently Asked Questions about Magic Castle Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Magic Castle Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Virtual Room Los Angeles (0.3 km), El Capitan Theatre (0.4 km), and The Magic Castle (0.07 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Magic Castle Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Magic Castle Hotel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Magic Castle Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Magic Castle Hotel?
Yes, a parking garage and paid private parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Magic Castle Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Magic Castle, Tiago Coffee Bar & Kitchen, and Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Magic Castle Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Magic Castle Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Magic Castle Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Magic Castle Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Greystone Mansion and Park (5.4 km), TCL Chinese Theatres (0.3 km), and Hollyhock House (4.4 km).
Is Magic Castle Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.