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Very cute and nice. Loved the stay and location. Many free options and fairly priced drinks.

This place is truly a L.A. gem. this was our first time staying here and we will never book a night at any other hotel. staff is amazing, rooms were clean and comfortable with added amenities, and not to mention there is a popsicle hotline by the pool. if you know, you know.

This is the place we will be staying as a family when we are in Hollywood from now on. It's perfect.

Snacks and ice cream 24/7…. Kids loved it!!

The staff was VERY friendly and accommodating! We were looking for a hotel that would give us a real "California Vibe" and this fit the bill! It is like staying at an Air B&B with all the amenities of a hotel. The free snacks, soda and soft serve ice cream were AMAZING. The pool had toys for the kids. It was a great hotel - we had a wonderful time there!

Awesome customer service and fun extras!

Had a great time at the Magic Castle. Staff is very responsive and friendly, particularly Joe. Free snacks and drinks were a welcome respite after a long day. Remember, this is a converted apartment building, so there was a lot of ambient noise, especially from the pool area, but all of it was tolerable. Reasonable on site parking rates and a great location in the middle of Hollywood. Very close to Universal. Would definitely come back if visiting the area. Apartment sized rooms with full kitchens are great for families. The staff and extra goodies are what really put it over the top.

This is perhaps the friendliest staff of any hotel I’ve ever been to. The pool was very nice and the location felt safe.

This hotel was perfect for kids. The ice cream and soda machines, the snacks, the popsicle phone by the pool, the heated outdoor pool, all made it so fun and kid friendly. Our suite had so much room and it was so easy to have on site parking and everything so easy to access. The staff was incredibly helpful and friendly. We loved our stay here.

Love my entire stay. Staff was outstanding. Location and price were perfect for visiting LA. Would stay again.

This hotel is a gem, from the rooms to the staff. Everyone is super kind and understanding. We got there way before check in time and they allowed us in our room early. Family friendly and the location is perfect. I would definitely stay there again, no doubt!!

This property is very interesting. It seems that in the past it was an exclusive place to stay. The room is as big as an apartment. It is true that some parts of it may need some TLC, but they didn't bother us because it was comfortable and clean. And the customer service is premium. From the champagne flute with sparkling lemonade, hot cider, and cookies at check in, to the free snacks, soda machine, and ice cream machine for the rest of our stay, we had no complaints. The water in the pool is almost as warm as a warm bath. It was just a really pleasant stay. Also, Hollywood's Walk of Fame is just about three to four blocks away. Easily walkable. The parking was the only down side. We drive a Dodge Caravan and parking was stressful because the area is tight and there wasn't much parking. We did stay on a Friday. We went out for dinner later in the night and when we returned there was no parking. We were told there was nowhere else to park on the property. One of the employees' shift was almost over so she gave us her space. There might be street parking near by, not sure. The other down side was the noise. You can begin to hear traffic, people outside having breakfast, people upstairs, and the creaking of pipes early in the morning. The breakfast is more of a continental one, but it is thorough and filling. We craved staying longer. Try the popsicle hotline, it's a sweet little surprise.

Great location, nice staff. Sound insulation not great. We woke up to noisy guests leaving at 4:30 am both mornings. While that certainly represented inconsiderate travelers, it also demonstrated the lack of sound insulation.

Nice, clean, hotel near the sights in Hollywood - walking distance. Nothing posh or glamorous, but the free amenities available 24 hours were so worth it! Free snacks, heated pool, ice cream all available around the clock and $13 parking is a steal. We will not stay anywhere else.

This hotel is great, if you’re going to the magic castle for the night. The problem, is the morning, when you’re trying to sleep, and you can hear everything happening around you. Neighboring rooms getting cleaned, neighbors using the bathroom, people walking in the halls, people walking above your room, people talking anywhere in the hotel... that being said, it’s not completely unexpected, it’s just a bit too much for me. Everything else, I mean everything, is amazing. The staff are all very nice, there’s snacks 24/7, a small but accommodating pool, free breakfast, and WiFi.

We stayed here to be close to the Hollywood Bowl, where we were seeing a show. Hotel is adorable and accommodating. Staff is wonderful. We were handed a refreshing glass of lemon soda when we walked in, with a list of free candy available at the front desk. There is a soda machine with a huge variety of makwnyour own free sodas. In addition there is an ice cream machine from 2-9. Our room was a tiny room in the back of the hotel facing the road. So there was a lot of noise and unfortunately the hotel did not have ear plugs and I forgot mine. I will definately stay again, hopefully for dinner and the magic show.

Absolutely great for families. Improvements could be a better breakfast and an update of the bathrooms, but for its class it's great.

Great location. We love visiting the castle. Close to Hollywood attractions and hotels. Friendly staff. Nice heated pool. Free snacks are great!

Our family, (2 adults and 2 kids ages 9 and 12)just returned from 5 days at the Magic Castle hotel. The hotel is next door to the Magic Castle which is the "clubhouse" for professional magicians. If you stay at the hotel, you have access to tickets to see a magic show. The location of the hotel is perfect for walking to the Hollywood walk of fame the Chinese theater, tons of restaurants, movie theaters and more. The staff is super friendly and helpful, printing out directions and giving restaurant suggestions. They also give out candy and snacks, and have a soft serve ice cream and soda machines. The pool is small but heated. Suggestions are: better soundproofing in bedrooms, I could hear the man snoring in the room next to us, healthier snacks/food vendor/taco cart on site so the go to for kids isn't always sugar and better wifi coverage. Despite all that, it's a perfect family hotel. We would go back!

Franklin Ave Los Angeles CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Outdoor pool
  • Concierge services

Located in Hollywood within a 5-minute walk of TCL Chinese Theatre, Magic Castle Hotel is within a 15-minute stroll of Dolby Theater. This 3.5-star hotel has 43 guestrooms and offers conveniences like free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast, served each morning from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.


Rooms

All 43 rooms feature microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. 45-inch TVs come with cable channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries, and pillowtop beds with premium bedding and down comforters ensure a restful night. Free newspapers, free local calls, and safes are also available.


Property features

At Magic Castle Hotel, guests have access to an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and coffee in a common area. Self parking is offered for USD 16.50 per night. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with concierge services, dry cleaning/laundry, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this historic hotel include free newspapers, laundry facilities, and a picnic area.

Room options

Suite, Multiple Beds

2 King Beds | Sleeps 6

Standard Studio, 1 Queen Bed

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Suite, 2 Double Beds

2 Double Beds | Sleeps 5

Suite, 1 King Bed

1 King Bed | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Magic Castle Hotel

Everyone (9) Couples (4) Family (17) Friends (1)
5
Family Partner Couples

Very cute and nice. Loved the stay and location. Many free options and fairly priced drinks.

By on Sep 3, 2021

5
Family Partner Couples

This place is truly a L.A. gem. this was our first time staying here and we will never book a night at any other hotel. staff is amazing, rooms were clean and comfortable with added amenities, and not to mention there is a popsicle hotline by the pool. if you know, you know.

By on Aug 24, 2021

5
Family with small children

This is the place we will be staying as a family when we are in Hollywood from now on. It's perfect.

By on Aug 1, 2021

5
Family

Snacks and ice cream 24/7…. Kids loved it!!

By on Jul 28, 2021

5
Family

The staff was VERY friendly and accommodating! We were looking for a hotel that would give us a real "California Vibe" and this fit the bill! It is like staying at an Air B&B with all the amenities of a hotel. The free snacks, soda and soft serve ice cream were AMAZING. The pool had toys for the kids. It was a great hotel - we had a wonderful time there!

By on Jul 20, 2021

5
Family

Awesome customer service and fun extras!

By on Jul 18, 2021

5
Family

Had a great time at the Magic Castle. Staff is very responsive and friendly, particularly Joe. Free snacks and drinks were a welcome respite after a long day. Remember, this is a converted apartment building, so there was a lot of ambient noise, especially from the pool area, but all of it was tolerable. Reasonable on site parking rates and a great location in the middle of Hollywood. Very close to Universal. Would definitely come back if visiting the area. Apartment sized rooms with full kitchens are great for families. The staff and extra goodies are what really put it over the top.

By on Jul 4, 2021

Review comment responded on Jul 15, 2021

I'm so glad you loved the hotel so much! Yes....Joe is great! The free snacks for always very popular. Please come back and see us again soon.

4
Everyone

This is perhaps the friendliest staff of any hotel I’ve ever been to. The pool was very nice and the location felt safe.

By on Jul 4, 2021

Review comment responded on Jul 15, 2021

Thank you! Our staff loves to hear this! Please come back and see us again soon.

5
Family

This hotel was perfect for kids. The ice cream and soda machines, the snacks, the popsicle phone by the pool, the heated outdoor pool, all made it so fun and kid friendly. Our suite had so much room and it was so easy to have on site parking and everything so easy to access. The staff was incredibly helpful and friendly. We loved our stay here.

By on May 16, 2021

Review comment responded on May 25, 2021

Yes....free ice cream and soda! A kids' paradise! I'm glad they liked the Popsicle Hotline too, that's a fun one. Please come see again soon.

5
Family

Love my entire stay. Staff was outstanding. Location and price were perfect for visiting LA. Would stay again.

By , from Pittsburgh on Sep 3, 2019

Review comment responded on Sep 4, 2019

Thank you so much! I'm so glad you loved the hotel so much. We hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Darren Ross

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