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What We Love

  • The affordable price point
  • The nerdy-yet-charming details, like Bert and Ernie bedposts and Darth Vader lamps
  • The rooftop bar and restaurant is one of the best places in the city to grab cocktails with a view

What To Know

  • Free WiFi
  • 27-inch iMac TVs in all rooms


  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Restaurant
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American debut of funky French hotel chain with whimsical interiors and a hot rooftop bar

The Lowdown

At the American debut of funky French-based hotel chain Mama Shelter, in a revived 1920s hotel smack dab in the center of Hollywood, it’s all about the fun and lovable details: the chalkboard lobby ceiling, the vending machines that spit out granola, and an unbelievable price point for this part of town. Upstairs, 70 rooms are teched out yet comfy, with iMacs, views of the Hollywood Hills, light reading in the form of movie scripts (hey, this is LA), and whimsical, Instagram-worthy touches like Bert and Ernie bedposts and Darth Vader lamps. The place to be in this neighborhood is the hotel’s roof deck, which has been converted into a see-and-be-seen bar and restaurant. Come to check out friends duking it out over foosball, couples watching movies from rainbow-striped chairs, and rotating DJs spinning through the night—all against a 360-degree backdrop of the city, the hills, and that beloved Hollywood Sign.

In the Area

Mama Shelter LA is just a hop and a skip away from Hollywood Boulevard, home to some of the city’s best attractions. You’re just a block and a half away from two movie palaces—ArcLight Cinemas and the Dome—as well as Amoeba Music, a 50,000-square-foot independent record shop (and one of the area’s biggest hangouts). The Hollywood Walk of Fame is also less than 10 minutes away on foot.

How to Get There

Mama Shelter Los Angeles
6500 Selma Ave
Hollywood, CA 90028 United States


4.0 Very Good 684 Reviews
Amazing hotel and employees.
Reviewed 2 days ago

The whole stay at Mama shelter was amazing, all the staff are very welcoming and friendly and they made me feel at ease with being on my own in Hollywood. The room itself was amazing the bed is by far the comfiest bed I’ve ever been in. The rooms are lovely and I had a view of the Hollywood sign which was amazing! I felt safe and secure as well in the hotel knowing there was security in the evenings meaning people couldn’t just walk in to access the roof top bar or hotel floors. All round good experience! Rooms are spotless as well and the shower was amazing. Would stay there again in a heartbeat!

Reviewed 1 week ago

😮 front desk super cool, professional helpful. Roof - service is a joke. Actually non service . This place is perfect for wanna bee types who want to been seen by other wanna 🐝. Don’t bother. Really

Great vibes, awesome location, great views, and an A+ staff
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed briefly while in LA on business, being that I am not from the area I needed some suggestions as to what to do and see while I was in town since the location is right near Hollywood. I wanted to shoutout Kevin at the front desk for being an awesome host, he was very helpful in pointing out all of the spots for me to check out while I was in town and it was a blast!!! He also made the checkin and checkout process go super fast, and there was no hassle at all!

I definitely recommend staying here if you are looking for a hotel in Hollywood area, or even just stopping by for lunch on the rooftop. The views from the top roof are awesome, I was able to do some work from the roof with their wifi and enjoy the views. The room was very nice, the bed was very comfortable and I really enjoyed my stay!

Laughable service, overpriced and underwhelming
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found my week-long stay at Mama Shelter LA completely underwhelming. The reception staff were consistently rude or unaccommodating, the facilities in the room were extremely minimal and there was obviously no thought given to soundproofing the rooms. The open-plan shower/bathroom was impractical and a bit of a death trap. Quite frankly, the condescending tone of the brand “voice” - “mama loves you”, etc etc - only exacerbates these shortcomings. Saving grace was the comfortable bed and housekeeping staff. The level at which these rooms are overpriced is criminal.

A One-of-a-Kind Hotel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is more than that. It has a beautiful and classy rooftop patio that you will definitely love. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, well decorated too. The vibe you get from walking in the door and in every part of here is welcoming and the staff are too. The entire crew is friendly and will go out of their way to help you have a good stay. If you're looking for a hidden getaway in bustling Los Angeles, this is the place.