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Hollywood Hotels: Mama Shelter

Just a blocks off the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Mama Shelter is a 3 star French Boutique hotel offering accommodations that are truly unique.  From the neon stork on the rooftop sign on down, the place is just plain cool.

From the colorful tables and lounging sofas of the rooftop bar and restaurant you have a commanding view of the attractions and landmarks  Hollywood Walk of Fame, Hollywood Hills, the Hollywood Sign and most of Los Angeles for that reason.  There is also a restaurant inside on the main level.

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Neon sign atop the roof of Mama Shelter Hotel in Hollywood.

Designed by Thierry Gaugain, Mama Shelter LA is a six story 70 room hotel located in one of the older buildings typical of the emerging Hollywood heyday.  This adds old charm that is set off in tropical colors of pink, yellow, pale blue, and corals.  It isn’t your typical Hilton or Best Western experience.  It’s your break from the chain hotel experience.

Room rates seem to run around $200 – $300 per night.  This is fairly typical for the neighborhood, or perhaps even a bargain.  The new Dream Hotel right around the corner is currently advertising rooms from $300 to $458 per night and up.  The prices on the website aren’t listed in dollars, so be sure you know what you are getting.  They offer a 15% discount if you are staying 6 days or longer.  Also, the lower prices seem to be for when you are booking with services such as or

The one caveat I see with Mama Shelter in Los Angeles is the parking.  This is a part of town were parking is quite scarce.  They offer valet parking but I’ve heard it is $40.  That’s quite a bit to tack on to the cost of the room.  But if that doesn’t scare you, or you are taking public transportation to your Hollywood vacation, then give Mama Shelter a look.

They are located just blocks away from the famous intersection of Hollywood & Vine at 6500 Selma Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028.  1-323-785-6666.  More info is available on their website.  For a comprehensive list of things to do within walking distance of Mama Shelter, check out our Hollywood Attractions post.

Oh, and just in case you are spooked by all the posts I’ve written about haunted hotels in Los Angeles, don’t worry.  I haven’t heard anything about Mama Shelter having any ghosts.  They do however have a haunted halloween party in October.


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