Mama Shelter Los Angeles
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
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
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
While we can only comment on our experience at the rooftop bar, my boyfriend and I loved every moment that we were at Mama Shelter (even though we had to climb 6 flights of stairs to get there since the elevator was out of service!). We particularly loved their variety of specialty cocktails - I ordered the Hocus Pocus and Michael got the My Girl and we loved both! We got to enjoy our lovely drinks while enjoying one of the best views of Los Angeles that I've ever seen. The Hollywood sign is clearly visible and on nice days you might even be able to see all the way to the ocean! I would almost recommend just going up to look out.
Ultimately, we felt like our time here was too short so we are excited to go back!
Edit: We've now returned twice with friends and family. It is often packed so you might have to wait for a seat, but everyone that we've taken has loved it as much as we have!
At first we were a bit skeptical about the size and look of the room. The carpet is a bit old and does not give a clean impression. The elevator takes forever to go up 5 floors and makes weird noises that can scare you at the beginning. You get used to it after few rides. The staff are just so nice that you forget about the missing luxury you might be used to. They are all very friendly and cheerful. The young environment is really fantastic and make you feel the great energy they propose to create. The best part of our stay was dining in. ..The restaurant's music and candlelight gave it a romantic and enjoyable ambience.
The food is just amazing, and we've tried nearly all the menu on the three days of our stay.. Everything was just perfectly delicious and I'll certainly recommend it to friends. Would I go back to the hotel? Well, I loved it but Hmmm that wouldn't be my first option for a hotel. I'm a platinum member of accor and that was the main reason I chose this hotel. Don't regret it, as I had an amazing experience but would have it as my first option.
Can thoroughly recommend staying at Mama Shelter Los Angeles. From the friendly welcome at the outset, the great room with nice touches relevant to its location, and great restaurant and bar options it certainly ticks the boxes. The rooftop bar is also an added bonus with a great view of the Hollywood sign. The service in the bar and restaurant, both rooftop and main hotel area was fantastic.
I will certainly stay here again and has encouraged me to check out the other Mama Shelter hotels in Europe.
Second stay at a mama shelter property. The amenities at this property were a bit light on compared to the other one I stayed in, I.e no mini bar, no iron or ironing board. I found the bed extremely comfortable, the room spotlessly clean, the hotel staff friendly (restaurant staff were a bit hit and miss). There are plenty of choices to eat and drink in the hotel, I tried 2 out of the 3 go to the rooftop if you want to have a conversation because the music in the bar downstairs was far too loud, even the bar tenders found it hard to hear drink orders. The location for me wasn’t ideal (not the hotels fault) so make sure you do your research when looking for somewhere to stay because LA is really spread out
This hotel made me feel super old (I'm 35). We booked as we are Accor gold members and this looked like a good option in Hollywood. Unfortunately I probably should have looked at it more closely.
We stayed for 2 nights, in a medium room. The hotel was very loud in the lobby when we checked in on Saturday afternoon. A huge crowd waiting to get to their rooftop bar. Our room was however, quiet. I had wondered when I saw they had left earplugs out for us, but it was actually very quiet.
There was no acknowledgement of our gold status, no upgrade, no drink vouchers absolutely noting - the first hotel i've ever experienced this at. Obviously first world problem, but a little disappointing since it meant we might as well have stayed at any hotel and not an Accor one.
The bed was comfortable, the bathroom was large, we actually barely spent any time in the room. The location is Hollywood - dirty and grungy, but close to a concert we were there to see. The valet parking is $40 a night, although the valet staff were the friendliest we experienced at the hotel. A pet hate of mine is also 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner - that's just lazy and cheap.
We ate breakfast downstairs which was really good food and much more quiet on a Monday morning.
We wouldn't stay here again - might as well stay at somewhere like Loew's for the price and service level.