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6500 Selma Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028-6216
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A note from Mama Shelter Los Angeles
Updated 24/03/22


#51 of 422 in Los Angeles
Travellers' Choice
Designed by Thierry Gaugain, Mama Shelter LA stands six-stories high, and overlooks the beautiful people and flickering neons of Hollywood Blvd. The 70 rooms are safe havens, with comfortable king-size beds and 5-star bedding. In the restaurant, Mama offers a simple and flavorsome cuisine inspired by French and American traditions, so that you can feel right at home. Mama’s rooftop offers a near 360° view of LA, from the Hollywood sign to Downtown and from South Bay to the Westside. Mama is located only a few blocks away from the Chinese Theatre and the celebrity handprints set in cement along the Walk of Fame, and close to countless shops, bars, burrito stands and vegan restaurants. The bonus features of Mama Shelter LA include : live concerts, shows, DJs, the Mama Shop, free movies on demand… The debit/credit card used to guarantee the booking or make the prepayment will be requested at check-in.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Game room
Evening entertainment
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Paid private parking on-site
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Rooftop bar
Board games / puzzles
Nightclub / DJ
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
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English, French, Spanish
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Guy T wrote a review 2 May
Diepenbeek, Belgium1 contribution
Upon arrival, we could not understand the people at the reception desk because of the noise they were making at the bar !! Nice Hotel, but very noisy rooms Not recommended for business people. :( I will definitely never return here !!
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Date of stay: May 2022
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled
maxsoto wrote a review Jun 2021
Vina del Mar, Chile165 contributions59 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
Awesome place near Hollywood boulevard (walking distance) Totally loved this hotel, would recommend to all my friends and family, staff is super friendly, decoration is beautiful and the rooftop rocks! If you are a guest staying at the hotel they instantly put you top on the waiting list for the rooftop, wich has a great demand Great clean rooms and has an interactive TV system, very cool (thanks for having adult films selection LOL)
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: They have parking lots for about extra 30 USD a day
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2 Helpful votes
Response from , Owner at Mama Shelter Los Angeles
Responded 2 Dec 2021
Thank you, maxsoto. We appreciate that a guest from Vina del Mar will find us a place to love and support. We love your taste in movies, wink! Love, Mama
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Boo Jerry wrote a review Apr 2022
Weymouth, United Kingdom265 contributions116 helpful votes
My friend reccomended this place to us, we never would have found it without being reccomended it as its not really easy to find or well advertised. We visited the roof top bar, the drinks were delicious! Sadly I didnt take much on the food menu so we didnt eat but the staff were lovely and the drinks were spot on.
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Date of stay: April 2022
Faith wrote a review Mar 2022
Iquique, Chile10 contributions
I stayed there with my 16 yo daughter for 4 nights and we just loved everything, from the guys the reception, they were really nice and helpful, the waiters in the rooftop, the security guy at the elevator, everyone was so nice to us, we speak english, but we are from Chile so it was great that some of them speak spanish too. About our room, it didn´t had a view, but we spent a lot of time outside, and it was clean and the bed was really confortable, so it was good for us. We arrived before the check in time, so the girl in the reception stored our luggage until our room was ready, so we were able to take a walk around while we wait. I read a review talking about the noise, we didn't have any problems with that. I love the hotel and I hope we can go again.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Guillaume M wrote a review Mar 2022
4 contributions
We truly enjoyed a 3 night stay at Mama LA. Ideally located in the heart of WeHo, the typical spirit you can expect from Mama Shelter is definitely here !! The building itself provides a great rooftop standing over Hollywood and large enough to host great dj sets on Sunday night ! The food offer comes with hispanic influences : it definitely works. The very friendly staff delivers a very warm and fluid service, the daily front desk in particular. Leave any negativity behind you once you step in at Mama La. They'll bring you into their careful, comfy, and playful world. This stay already left a mark in my memories. Thank you !
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
Cody M wrote a review Mar 2022
1 contribution
Paul and Charmaine at the front desk went way above and beyond to get us checked in early! 10/10 would recommend to a friend and will stay when visiting LA again!!! Amazing rooms with an amazing roof deck. Didn’t get to the restaurant this visit but food looked amazing.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
Jonathan R wrote a review Feb 2022
3 contributions2 helpful votes
If you want to party at a night club and not sleep? THIS is your place!!! If you want to stay at a hotel and enjoy your vacation and relax?? Stay far far away from this place. As some of these reviews mention, Mama Shelter cares way more about being a night club than a hotel. Just trying to check in to the hotel is like getting into an exclusive night club. We literally had to elbow our way (and get elbowed by others) just to get inside the hotel. Then we had to push our way through a practical mosh-pit just to get to the guest elevators. When I raised my concerns about our hellish and ridiculous weekend (which I won't go into detail here on), the General Manager, Andrew Jay, wrote me back immediately and said..."We appreciate your feedback". I literally LOL'd when I got his ridiculous response. This GM runs a great nightclub but has no clue how to take care of hotel guests. No apology. No acknowledgment. No offer to improve. Nothing. Don't spend your money here. You deserve to be treated like a hotel guest. I should close by saying if you're a Mama Shelter fan like I am, the Los Angeles hotel is NOTHING like any of the other properties across Europe. Don't do it. Save the money and fly to Paris and stay at Mama Shelter Paris where they actually care about the humans staying inside.
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Date of stay: February 2022
Sleep Quality
Response from , Owner at Mama Shelter Los Angeles
Responded 24 Feb 2022
Johnnyret, thank you so much for your feedback. We are sorry we didn’t meet your expectations for Mama Shelter. We do our best to uphold the same standards worldwide, and during Super Bowl in Los Angeles the city experienced an influx of many visitors. We hope that you return one day and allow us the opportunity to show you Mama hospitality at it’s finest. Please reach out to me directly to arrange this at your earliest opportunity. Love, Mama
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Retired G wrote a review Jan 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
I will cut right to it. I write this review from my hotel room at Mama Shelter. The staff is great. Very pleasant. Very helpful. The food this time around was... meh. Which was surprising because the one time I ate here before, the food was great, which made me want to stay here for my next LA trip. This is that trip and staying here was a mistake. The rooms are not soundproof. Not only can I hear the corny frat bro conversation of my neighbors. I can clearly hear the music from the rooftop. It's like trying to fall asleep in the middle of a club. Besides me flying in from the East Coast so I'm not in sync with the times zone, the music is not even enticing me to want to go join. Did I hear Destiny Child's Bills Bills Bills? Who did the DJ blackmail for this job? Who's playlist is this? The music starts around 7pm and doesn't end until 2am ish. I really hate to write this review knowing how hard the pandemic has been on the hospitality industry, but this is a nightmare for anyone looking for a relaxing room to sleep in. To be more complete in my review I'll give some other highlights. The location is great. Very walkable and electric scooters are everywhere for longer commutes. The room itself is great. Comfortable bed, clean. Housekeeping is as requested rather than automatic. Which I'm fine with. There are unhoused people nearby but this is LA. They have a significant issue with the unhoused like... every other major US city. I do not believe they pose a threat or make the area unsafe. Just sad to see, honestly. But Mama Shelter has all the booze and obnoxiously loud music to drown out your sorrows. Would not recommend anyone to stay in the hotel but would definitely come back for the restaurant and nightclub, which is what this place really is.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from , Owner at Mama Shelter Los Angeles
Responded 23 Feb 2022
Thank you, retiredg2022, for staying at Mama LA. We appreciate your staying the hotel and your many fine comments. We agree, our location is great--in close walking distance to many famous attractions in Los Angeles/Hollywood. We appreciate your found our bed comfortable, the room clean, the team great. Our location in Hollywood, in the "Vinyl District," is busy. Music has been the hallmark of our part of Hollywood since the 1950's. We continue to offer a wide variety of programming of all types of music, comedy, and art. (Check our our comedy nights on Tuesday and Thursday night--these are always free despite having famous comics on our rooftop). On weekend nights we are open until 2am, and on warm weekends it is very popular--so the people themselves, the scene itself, energized. It is a great place to be for many. Perhaps the other nights are a better fit for those seeking quietude. We appreciate your being with us and hope to see you soon--for comedy nights or other nights when we close at midnight. Love, Mama
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kaycee741 wrote a review Jan 2022
East Kilbride, United Kingdom31 contributions9 helpful votes
PROS Staff all very lovely Great bed Bathroom nice CONS Noisy in bedrooms Lack of toiletries Poor towels No coffee machine in bedroom No alcohol free beers or real alternative options so could not enjoy roof bar No housekeeping on a 3 night stay ! Very poor No cups in room for brushing teeth or drinking water
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled
Response from , Owner at Mama Shelter Los Angeles
Responded 23 Feb 2022
Hello Karyn D, thank you for staying at Mama LA and for your many comments. Most of all, thank you for praising our great team. Our team is lovely! We now offer many non alcoholic drinks on our rooftop and lobby bars. These are legit drinks, polished and sophisticated. We are working to replace our towels--during covid it has been difficult to have a great laundry service--so we are replacing with new products. Housekeeping during covid is upon request, like most all hotels in the USA. This is to protect team members and guests--but it is available by asking the front desk for it. We do offer most amenities that any traveler would need, and spare items like toothpaste for sale in the lobby. We hope when you return to Los Angeles you stay with us again--and find all our many positives enhanced and our cons few, if any. Love, Mama
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RoamATW wrote a review Nov 2021
Austin, Texas174 contributions132 helpful votes
I've stayed here a handful of times over the last couple of years, and every time I do I have the same great experience. You can check out other reviews for decor and amenities; what I love about Mama is the way she makes me feel. The first time I booked based solely on proximity to my daughter's home. When I walked in the door, I immediately thought, "I am way too old and uncool to be staying here," and I steeled myself for a less-than-enthusiastic welcome from the fabulous children staffing the front desk. I couldn't have been more wrong. Mama Shelter has a truly spectacular rooftop bar and a great restaurant, and both are draws for a young, cool crowd. Despite the fact that everyone I could see, including the employees, was young and hip and beautiful, and I am a 58yo mom who looks exactly and only like a 58yo mom (from somewhere that is not LA, no less), I was welcomed with genuine warmth and impressive professionalism. Not a nanosecond of side-eye. I felt like I belonged from the moment I checked in, and through my several stays here, that never waivers. Last night I checked in again, this time with my daughter, and we had kind of set ourselves up for difficulty--arriving in two separate vehicles, too much luggage . . . we do know better, but that was the situation this particular time. Once again, I found myself just wanting to bake cookies for everyone who works here. There is no valet at the moment (COVID), but everyone who was working jumped in to help us: the sweet security guard graciously walked down the street to carry our bags. Angel at the front desk not only expedited the process for us, but also physically ran down the street to stop us from parking in the wrong lot. This morning I've camped out in the bar, which is closed at the moment, but the lovely girl at the front desk made me and my computer and my numerous little questions feel nothing but welcome. Honestly, this is a review for Mama Shelter, but it should also be for all the Mamas who raised these nice young adults. Seriously, y'all--what kind of cookies? This Mama loves you right back.
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Date of stay: November 2021
Response from , Owner at Mama Shelter Los Angeles
Responded 2 Dec 2021
Dear RoamATW--we appreciate a world traveler who gets Mama Shelter at its heart. Thank you for the kind comments, the gracious and loving tone, and being part of us. We hope to meet your Mama standards forever! Love always, Mama
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mama Shelter Los Angeles
Which popular attractions are close to Mama Shelter Los Angeles?
Nearby attractions include Scot Nery's Boobietrap (0.3 km), Amoeba Music (0.3 km), and Pantages Theatre (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Mama Shelter Los Angeles?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Mama Shelter Los Angeles?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Mama Shelter Los Angeles?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Mama Shelter Los Angeles?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, paid private parking nearby, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mama Shelter Los Angeles?
Conveniently located restaurants include Musso & Frank Grill, Stout Burgers & Beers, and Katsuya.
Are any cleaning services offered at Mama Shelter Los Angeles?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Mama Shelter Los Angeles?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Mama Shelter Los Angeles?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Greystone Mansion and Park (6.4 km), Hollyhock House (3.4 km), and TCL Chinese Theatres (0.9 km).
Does Mama Shelter Los Angeles have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
Is Mama Shelter Los Angeles accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.