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The Magic Castle

7001 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028-8603
+1 323-851-3313
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Let the Magic begin!

This is an exclusive members only club! Or better get invited.... a night you get to dress up and... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
Los Angeles, California
via mobile
Terrific magic shows!

A 1910 mansion which was adapted to serve as a kind of private club, the headquarters of the... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
Hartford, CT
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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7001 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028-8603
Central L.A
+1 323-851-3313
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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

This is an exclusive members only club! Or better get invited.... a night you get to dress up and travel back in time. Exclusive restaurant, bars, and all the little magic rooms tucked in various corners of the multi level club. From the moment you...More

2  Thank SheenaGao
Reviewed 17 August 2017

A 1910 mansion which was adapted to serve as a kind of private club, the headquarters of the “Academy of Magical Arts”. Dress code and “over-21” strictly enforced. You have to be accompanied by a member to get in here, but another way to get...More

2  Thank Roy-Tto
Reviewed 27 July 2017

My company spent approximately $150 per person for a visit to the castle. This included dinner, alcoholic beverages with dinner (wine, cocktails) and magic shows. The are at least 5 magic shows going on during the evening. The food was unbelievably mediocre. Some of my...More

Thank Travelbug880
Reviewed 26 July 2017

The history and details of this attraction are available on line. It must actually be experienced to relish the atmosphere. We stayed at the affiliated Magic Castle Hotel next door. The rooms are quaint, with old porcelain faucets and shuttered windows. The pool area is...More

1  Thank Mike353632
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

This is a well deserved and coveted 5 Star review! Seeing as it's been 31 years since I was last at The Magic Castle; it's well past due! My husband and I were gifted to a guest pass for four on our recent trip to...More

Thank sexynatalie0706
Reviewed 23 June 2017

This is indeed a magical place. The building itself is amazing. There are many levels and interesting rooms. The food in the restaurant is pricy but delicious. The magic shows were all top drawer. My husband and I went with a neighbor who has been...More

Thank Sundancer93003
Reviewed 19 June 2017

This was the main reason we stayed in our hotel... And it was worth it... We went to the brunch, if you don’t have kids, would recommend catching dinner instead of brunch... The buffet was great, I feel like they can often be hit or...More

Thank burna
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Everyone's lifetime bucket list must have going to The Magic Castle, where the performances of top close-up illusionists are peer reviewed since this is a private club for professional magicians, members of the magic academy. If you are not the guest of a member, you...More

1  Thank mongoose1950
Reviewed 3 June 2017

So glad I got a chance to see this. It's dinner and a show and the food and service are good. After enjoying the main show you are free to wander the castle and check out any one of dozens of magical acts taking place...More

1  Thank Mike P
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

This place is a castle smack in the middle of Hollywood. It looks so out of place but it does look magical. You need photo ID to get in for some reason. This is a private club. A member has to invite you for the...More

2  Thank DeadlyDD
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19 August 2017|
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Response from 062843 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely go on Thursday night. Saturday is MUCH busier and you well get into fewer shows. I have been a member for over 35 years and when we go it is almost always on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday to avoid the... More
18 August 2017|
Response from Douglas G | Reviewed this property |
The castle is primarily oriented to those who have reached the age of majority. That being said, they do have a weekend brunch offering geared towards those under 21! The food is great and the entire experience is "once in... More
28 March 2017|
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Response from Douglas G | Reviewed this property |
Dinner reservations aren't required if you attend WITH the sponsoring member. If you're there on a guest pass without the sponsor, you MUST have dinner. Otherwise, you'll be charged even if you don't order dinner!