Fodor's Expert Review Mama Shelter

6500 Selma Ave., Los Angeles, California, 90028, USA Fodor's Choice

Even locals are just catching on to Hollywood's sexiest new property, complete with a rooftop bar populated with beautiful people lounging on love seats, simple affordable rooms with quirky amenities like Bert and Ernie masks, and a down-home lobby restaurant that serves a mean Korean-style burrito. The dark lobby, with a chalkboard ceiling adorned with artists' tributes to their mothers, houses a giant foosball table, a long bar, and classic Mad magazines. The house restaurant serves "mama-themed" cocktails, like the "How I Met Your Mother"—vodka, grapes, Aperol, mint, lemon, and wheat beer. Small rooms come with iMacs as TVs (a keyboard and mouse are available upon request), which have free adult entertainment, a red neon backlit bed frame, and masks hanging on the lanterns if you fancy playing, say, Darth Vader for the evening.

PROS

  • delicious food and cocktails on the property
  • affordable rooms don't skimp on style
  • foosball in lobby

CONS

  • spare and small rooms
  • creaky elevators

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
NewTrendy
Intimate
Central
Local Flavor
$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 323-785–6666

HOTEL DETAILS

70 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals
Something incorrect in this review?

What’s Nearby