The Magic Castle Hotel, next to the private Magic Castle magic club and restaurant, is an unassuming property that is a favorite with families traveling to Los Angeles. Large rooms with kitchenettes, free continental breakfast, a year-round heated pool and walking distance to top Hollywood attractions and the Metro station are some of the benefits of staying at the Magic Castle Hotel.
For magic fans, another plus is access to the members only Magic Castle restaurant and club next door. As a member, the hotel can book you a dinner reservation. There is an additional cover charge, but without a member to make the reservation for you, you can't get in at all. After the required dinner, you have access to all the magic rooms.
A few quotes from readers who nominated the Magic Castle hotel:
"We felt so spoiled when we stayed at the Magic Castle. From the free candy and soft drinks to hot cider, there were so many extras we just felt pampered."
"This place was perfect for our family. It's really spacious and we could cook some of our meals so we didn't have to spend so much. It's also really convenient to everything."
"I can't tell you how much my family loved this place. We really felt welcome. They provided all the information we could need before we even thought to ask. We will definitely stay here next time we're in LA."
The Magic Castle Hotel & Suites
7025 Franklin Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90028
The Hyatt Regency Resort Huntington Beach, which was in the lead for most of this race, provides a completely different beach resort family experience across the Orange County border. Some argue that it shouldn't have been in the same category, but many families spend time in both LA and Orange Counties when they come to LA, so it's good to have multiple options. The Hollywood Orchid Suites stayed close on their heels and also had a strong show of fans, but Magic Castle's last minute show of strength just blew them out of the water.
The Final Tally
- Magic Castle Hotel 68% (Pictures of Magic Castle Hotel on About.com, Reviews on TripAdvisor, compare rates at kayak.com)
- Hyatt Regency Resort Huntington Beach 14% (Reviews on TripAdvisor, compare rates at kayak.com)
- Hollywood Orchid Suites 13% (Reviews on TripAdvisor, compare rates at kayak.com)
- Hyatt Regency Newport Beach 2% (Reviews on TripAdvisor, compare rates at kayak.com)
- Terranea Resort 1% (About.com Review, Reviews on TripAdvisor, compare rates at kayak.com)