This place was definitely an experience I'll remember. If you're ever lucky enough to check this place out, you're in for a treat! When you first pull up to the Magic Castle, the valet greets you and you wait in line to enter. I went on a Saturday with my wife and our brothers and sisters. The place opened at 5PM and we got there a little after that. I would recommend getting there on time or even earlier as it did get busy even though they just opened up.When we finally got in, there was a lobby and a really small gift shop. We paid for admittance and then said the magic words "open sesame" to enter. Our dinner wasn't til 6PM so we got drinks at the bar. They had a lounge with some parlor magic tricks going on but it got full. That's why I would recommend going as early as you can to get the most out of this place.DINNER:Dinner was surprisingly better than what I expected after reading the reviews on here. We got the truffle fries for appetizers. It was okay. Not the greatest. I ordered a 14oz steak. I can't remember the name but it was pretty delicious. The dinner was pretty pricey, but since this was a rare occasion I guess it was worth it. We were celebrating my birthday as well so they offered champagne or a slice of cheesecake to me. I got the cheesecake and it was pretty good and a nice addition to the meal. The service was really good and the food was better than expected. Because we ate dinner here, we got a ticket to the 8:30PM magic show. Since it was a busy weekend, at least we were guaranteed a seat.After dinner, we walked around to go see some of the different areas and shows. Because it was so busy and packed, the wait times were really long and you needed to be in line way in advance before the show even started. This was the only thing I didn't like was the wait and being so crowded. I thought it was a more exclusive place but it didn't seem like it from the inside.We got to watch a few magic shows and up close magic tricks. The shows were really good and an experience I'll never forget. If you ever get the chance to be invited here, make sure to come and experience this for yourself!
11/13/2014Quality Inn Near Hollywood Walk Of Fame
I chose the Quality Inn because of it's location. I wanted something close to the Catalina Jazz Club and Hollywood Walk of Fame. While there were other accommodations in that same general area I decided on the Quality Inn after reading many reviews. I arrived in Hollywood a little earlier than expected and the staff was nice enough to let me check in early. The room was large, clean and equipped with a tv, coffee maker, refrigerator and internet capabilities. I did not use any of these other than the fridge for some bottled water. There was also a spacious closet with an iron and ironing board. They provided shampoo, soap and lotion as well. I was thrilled to see they also had a hairdryer in the room. Unfortunately that always is not the case in some hotels. For their guests they also provide a free continental breakfast. However I had already made breakfast plans so I did not use this service. There was an ample amount of towels and the shower was wonderful. The bed was fantastic. Not too firm or soft but just right. It was actually more comfortable than my bed at home. The room was located on the first floor facing the courtyard but near the street. It was very quiet and I was not bothered by any noise. The Inn is located on North LaBrea and within a few blocks away from the Walk of Fame and the Catalina club. There is basically anything you could ever want or need in that area. There were at least three mini strip malls within a block or so away from the hotel in addition to many eateries, a 711, a Rite Aid etc... The location is awesome. You are also very close to public transportation whether it be a bus or metro train. The manager was friendly and very helpful. Checking in and out was a breeze. I will definitely be staying there again and highly recommend it to other travelers.
04/11/2017Quality Inn Near Hollywood Walk Of Fame
We had the wheelchair access room for 2 adults and one child. When we arrived there was a bit of misunderstanding about how many beds we needed, and the room had been made up with just one king size bed. Jorge was quick to bring an extra bed and bedding in and while this made the large room quite tight space-wise, it was fine to accommodate our family for 2 nights. The bathroom was fine access-wise for our disabled family member. The breakfast was a hit with our 12 year old son, who loved the choice of muffins, waffles, cereals and toast for breakfast each day! The breakfast room is small so we took breakfast back to our room to eat which wasn't a problem as we were only 2 doors away on the same corridor.Wheelchair access to our floor was via an open lift outside in the pool area. This was fine for the time we were there as it was 35 degrees every day, but could be a little inconvenient if it was raining. But it's great that there is lift access! They also have a hoist to lift disabled guests into and out of the pool which is a great bonus!The front desk staff were really friendly and super helpful with booking our hollywood tour and shuttle back to the airport. We could leave our bags at reception on our last day after we checked out, and came back to use the pool later that afternoon before our shuttle back to the airport at 5pm. Towels were provided by the pool for guest use.Location is great, staff are great, rooms fine - the only complaint we had was the air conditioning unit was very noisy but other than that, no problems at all. Some have said the area is a bit sketchy, but we had no problems, and there were families walking around at 9.30pm with no worries.
10/02/2015Quality Inn Near Hollywood Walk Of Fame
I stayed at this Quality Inn for 1 night. Wednesday, April 1st 2015. I stopped by early afternoon to park my rental car and visit the Hollywood and Highland area. It really is not that far away by walking. And when the traffic is as heavy as it was, walking there is probably quicker. I arrived and did not notice the driveway at the front door off of La Brea. So I went around the corner on Lanewood Ave and parked in a spot that ended up facing my hotel room door. Check in was fast and I had my room key in no time. The room key doubles as the swipe card for the underground parking entrance gate. Located on Lanewood Ave. The underground parking area can be a bit tight if you had a larger vehicle. I had a small rental car and it was very manageable. My room was clean, spacious and comfortable. I had a king bed that was very comfortable and the pillow was above average for my comfort. The shower was clean and worked well. And the bathroom sink and counter area was clean. The tv worked fine. Wifi worked fine too. The room had a microwave and mini fridge. The traffic noise could be a bit bothersome to some, but I managed quite well wearing ear plugs. I felt secure enough in my room after seeing the locked gates and doors around the facility. I was quite comfortable. I did not use the pool or take advantage of the breakfast. The price I paid was very fair. If the price was right again on a future visit, I would certainly stay here again.
06/26/2017Quality Inn Near Hollywood Walk Of Fame
We stayed here for 5 nights and was very happy with my experience. Breaking down my points:- safety and Family friendliness was a huge concern of mine, and this hotel soothed my concerns. It's very safe, no concerns about partying or shady customers. Actually most customers were also families.- awesome location within 15 minutes walk to hollywood's attractions. Also we had everything we needed very close by, laundry, 7/11, great food truck and In and out burger.- room was renovated, looks different from online pics. Clean, no issues with bed bugs, and was very well maintained daily. We were 4 people and never needed any extra towels. Room had Iron, microwave, fridge and TV. Blowdryer was not working properly.- free breakfast: could be improved just a little bit, I suggest cream cheese and bagels. But otherwise it was en extra bonus, breakfast area was small but clean. There was one staff there, but she single handedly restocked everything, helped customers make their waffles snd made small talk.
09/27/2016Quality Inn Near Hollywood Walk Of Fame
Great basic hotel! Nothing fancy but we weren't needing much. The room was clean, bed was comfy and shower was hot. Location was excellent for walking - to 2 blocks to Hollywood Blvd, 1 block to Sunset. There are plenty of places to eat in walking distance also. The taco truck across the street from the hotel on LaBrea was awesome!!! We felt very safe walking everywhere in the area with our children, although we were not out at night. The underground parking garage was a worry-free place to keep our rental car. It is tight parking though, not for big vehicles or SUV's, I recommend renting a small or mid-size car. We enjoyed the free breakfast every morning, cereal, waffles, boiled eggs, toast, yogurt, coffee, danishes. It was set up nicely and well stocked every day. The pool was very small and wasn't the cleanest but it was too cold in March for us to swim so we didn't use it. Hotel is older, could use an update but was very safe and clean! We would definitely stay here again!!