4.0
Very Good 554 Reviews
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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

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Restaurant
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Overview

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

Reviews

4.0 Very Good 554 Reviews
Super cool!
Reviewed 4 hours ago

The hotel is fantastic! All details are for design lovers, there is an amazing rooftoop where you can have a drink or dinner, the reception is great! You need to see it in LA! We also had breakfast there, really good.
Top position. I will come back.

Highly recommend!
Reviewed 3 days ago

We stayed here last night for a quick one night stay after a cruise and now we’re wishing we had stayed longer! The staff was amazing and upgraded us to a suite since we were celebrating my birthday. I tell ya after staying in that suite I feel like if when we go back that’s the only room we will be booking. It was fantastic, large and bright with a view of the Hollywood sign. We were worried about the noise because we were right under the very loud and busy rooftop patio but koodos on the sound proofing because we couldn’t hear a thing. The bed was super comfortable and the bathtub and shower were fantastic. The toilet is off on its own which works for the set up but a little decor in that room would be nice because it felt kind of dark and odd, not a big deal though. One note this room is fantastic for couples but because the shower and tub are part of the main room it could be awkward if you were staying someone other than your significant other. The rooftop patio was great, next time I would go up a little earlier so it’s not as crowded but the staff were very friendly and accommodating. We did not try the downstairs restaurant as it was lacking in gluten free options. The patio was as well but if you’re just going for drinks and the view then it’s fine. Overall we were blown away by the staff and the room and will definitely be back! Also it’s a great location right between sunset and Hollywood Blvd and walking distance to lots of attractions/restaurants. Thank you for the great time mama shelter! p.s. the bath products are fantastic, I need to find out if I can buy them somewhere!

Great location and rooms, AMAZING restaurant
Reviewed 4 days ago

Mama shelter is in a great location and the rooms are clean, spacious and comfy. The restaurant downstairs is a highlight, we ate here every night as the food was amazing and we wanted to try all the things on the menu.

This is a cool hotel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed two nights at Mama Shelter. This is a very trendy hotel which I would say is aimed at a relatively young demographic - we were amongst the oldest people there and we're not that old! It's ideally located between Hollywood and Sunset boulevards - so a five minute walk to the walk of fame.

The reception staff are very friendly and always seemed cheerful. The reception is essentially between the open-plan bar and the restaurant and close to the two lifts so it can get busy there. For the people complaining about the lifts and battle with people heading to the roof bar, we didn't find this an issue at all because only one of the lifts go up there whilst the other serves just the guest room floors.

Our room was groovily decorated, very clean and included a fridge and a safe. We'd seen reviews complaining about the noise from the roof and the ground floor bars so we asked for a quiet room. They definitely obliged with that and gave us a room on the fourth floor at the back of the hotel. We had two great night's sleep in the very comfy bed.

Recommended!

Not up to the Accor standards
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a loyal Accor Hotels guest, I chose the Mama Shelter because it was close to the sites we wanted to see. If we had known that the standard were outside what we usually receive from Accor Hotels, we would have chosen another hotel.
Although the rooms were clean, they had no wardrobe. Not sure how you can stay at a place for a more than one night if you have to always lift and shift your suitcases. The bathroom was modern but