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Old 04-05-2013, 09:47 PM   #1
LouisaBean
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We have 4 nights stop over in LA before flying over to WDW, we were looking at the Magic Castle Hotel because they have 2 BRM suites and we are a family of 5. Can anyone tell me if it is in a safe location?
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Old 04-06-2013, 04:19 AM   #2
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Were you wanting to stay in Hollywood to see specific things? In other words, does your location have to be Hollywood?
I haven't stayed at that hotel, but we drive by it often. Personally, and this is only my opinion, I wouldn't feel comfortable staying there. The street in front of the hotel (Franklin) is busy and usually is clogged during rush hours -- so that would lead me to wonder about the noise factor. Also, there is a park across the street where a few homeless people spend the night. The area isn't really bad or seriously unsafe, but I would feel more comfortable elsewhere. There are several chain hotels around the corner on Highland (Lowe's, Hilton Garden Inn, Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Best Western Holiday Plaza Inn), so my preference would be to stay at one of those properties. Just my 2 cents. YMMV. Hope this is helpful.
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Old 04-08-2013, 12:50 PM   #3
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We are staying there in June. The hotel gives you access to the Magic castle brunch on the weekends. Our kids are looking foward to the magic shows. The Magic Castle hotel is recommended by Frommers.
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Old 04-11-2013, 05:21 PM   #4
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I stayed there 2 years ago and would highly reccommend the hotel. The staff were very friendly. The hotel isn't stylish and would probably strike many as needing refurbishment. Our suite was large and very functional. We liked the location. We walked to Grauman's in the afternoon but drove to dinner after dark. The area didn't seem unsafe to me, but I live in the intercity so I see homeless people regularly. I'm planning another stay in September.
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