Fodor's Expert Review Mama Shelter

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

Even locals adore Mama Shelter, one of Hollywood's sexiest boutique hotels, thanks to the 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 endless free movie streaming, 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
  • affordable rooms that don't skimp on style

CONS

  • spare and small rooms
  • creaky elevators
  • rooms on the small side
  • bar and restaurant often get crowded

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
NewTrendy
Intimate
Central
Local Flavor
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 323-785–6666 | 323-785–6600

HOTEL DETAILS

70 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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