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Magic Castle Hotel
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Reviewed March 28, 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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Reviewed March 27, 2012

I loved this place. From the time we arrived in a airport shuttle to the time we left we had everything we could ask for at our finger tips.

We arrived to be greeted at reception with a cocktail and wonderful service. They had everything ready for us including maps and an information pack for the area. We were shown to our room and it was great. It had a huge lounge room, dining room and kitchen were we could cook and the bathroom and master bedroom were spacious and we have a TV in the lounge and also in the bedroom. It was like being back at home. I really enjoyed having a bit of space to move about after being in tiny hotel rooms.

It was so close to the main strip of Hollywood and the Chinese theatre. There were plenty of restaurants that we could choose from all of our tours picked up along the strip and there was a supermarket around the corner so we could use the kitchen.

I loved the DVD menu we could use and the complimentary snack menu we could choose from at any time.

If I returned to LA I would stay here without a doubt!.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Carlystar
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Reviewed March 26, 2012

We initially drove up to the concierge of the actual Magic Castle but were quickly told to go next door to the hotel so was no problem. When you arrive, bear this is mind! Parking is under the hotel - easy, small charge but nothing drastic and very convieniant. Service here, as everyone says on TA, is outstanding. You get free snacks, 24 hours a day!! And they'll come to your room if you're too lazy to go to reception!! Such a cool touch. We always had a pack of oreos, granola bar and a can of Dr Pepper 'just in case we get peckish' on our way out and way back each day! Even when we checked out they encouraged us to get a bag full of snacks for our road trip to San Diego which we did, and that was great! The lobby drinks and snacks are lovely too, they do it every night. I had cucumber water one evening which was yummy! Another was apple cider, also yum! We had a suite and it didn't overlook the pool or have a balcony but that was fine for us as we didn't chill at the hotel during the day. Room was huge with seperate bedroom/living room/bathroom and a small kitchen linked to the living room. To be honest it was a bit wasted on us, the bedroom was so big we just used that! Pool is open 24 hours and is heated to 85 degrees. I was tempted to have a late night swim just for fun but decided against it - wiuld be nice though I imagine. Location is literally across the road from Hollywood Blvd and Walk of Fame, 2 mins away. The subway is right there too and just 1 stop from Universal Studios. You'll need a car/train to go to most other places but this is a fantastic base and wld stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank natskee
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Reviewed March 19, 2012

Overall the hotel is nice. The staff are fantastic and they've gone to extra lengths to help locate a lost item, which was much appreciated. The rooms were a little dated but they're clean. It's worth noting that (if you're a little silly like us), you wont be staying in the magic castle itself, or even go into it. The hotel is very central and in a great location to walk around the boulevard.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank LeeWellington
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Reviewed March 19, 2012

No matter how many reviews you read about the impeccable level of service at Magic Castle Hotel you will still be blown away by how outstanding the service really is! From the word go at check in all the way through your stay the staff here go above and beyond the call of duty. For example we wanted to go to a nearby Japanese restaurant, not only did the staff of Magic Castle Hotel give us a lift up there (because there was a steep hill involed) but on arrival we had magically been booked in to the restaurant and received a tempura platter compliments of Magic Castle Hotel. That's just ONE example of a long list I could reel off. It is also worth staying just to visit the Magic Castle show itself, a fantastic night out!! Special mention has to go to Gretchen and Jocelyn the ladies at reception who were both just fantastic, so friendly, happy, helpful and chatty, such a pleasure to have stayed at MC! Would not consider staying anywhere else when next in Hollywood!!

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank boadiceactrice
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