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Shelter Hotels Los Angeles

457 S Mariposa Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90020-2904
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#145 of 395 hotels in Los Angeles
Set in the heart of Los Angeles, two blocks from Wilshire Boulevard, Shelter Los Angeles is a 48-room boutique hotel filled with spacious, comfortable, and soothing rooms. The hotel features contemporary interiors, luxurious bedding, dark hardwood floors, and stylish bathrooms. Amenities include hardwood Floors/ 50" LCD Flat Screen Televisions/ Complimentary High Speed Internet/ Individual High-Definition Receivers with over 100 Television Channels/ I-Home I-Pod Docking Stations.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary instant cofffee
Table tennis
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Parking garage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
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Room features
Air conditioning
Seating area
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Residential Neighborhood
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish


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Grade: 89 out of 100
123Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
6Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
326Reviews7Q+A40Room tips
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jenLeCreate wrote a review Jul 2020
Vista, California352 contributions153 helpful votes
This place was cool - different from the chain hotels. Located in Koreatown with parking garage underneath and 48 rooms. You can leave your car at home as this is metro friendly and restaurants/attractions are easily walkable. I booked directly online and since I was staying only the 1 night, the deposit represented the room cost and was paid at that time (the only balance was the $20 service fee (daily)). Hotel easy to find and is kinda a boutique type place reflecting the furniture and artwork in the common area as well as each room. They have tea/coffee and afternoon wine available in the common area. Looked kinda cute but I passed as no vegan options and I had things to do and places to see. Checkin was simple enough and I got to my room on the 3rd floor. Room had some nice artwork, small frig, window could open (yeah), was clean and had plenty of space for me. Took a quick shower - bathroom was clean and I headed out for my evening. Returned late at night, shower once again and slept well on the king sized bed. I must admit, I did not spend a lot of time in the room, but would come back here again. Liked the location, staff was friendly, room clean, bed comfortable and price was reasonable. I liked the artwork and the hotel has a good feel to it.
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Date of stay: February 2020
1 Helpful vote
Olga VK wrote a review Mar 2020
Hong Kong, China76 contributions71 helpful votes
We stayed in this hotel for 2 weeks, the location was just perfect as there’s many places around you can go walking. Rooms are big and comfortable, but there’s a lot of humidity (our clothes were constantly wet)! The stuff from the reception is very helpful and nice, the cleaning manager also was very nice and helpful when I found one day a cockroach in my bathroom...on the other hand some of the cleaning women were not very friendly.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
2 Helpful votes
Ellery E wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
I’ve stayed here before and I was very pleased. I checked in Thursday night and was delighted to see how they revamped their lobby with a legit front desk, artsy couches and art pieces that gave this boutique hotel a boost to their aesthetics. The gentleman who checked me in was super sweet and nice. Quick and effective. The room given to me was on the 3rd floor and it was quiet just like the room they gave me 2 years ago. Housekeeping staff did such a great job. When you enter through the parking area, it already smells fresh and clean and sanitized. There’s a pool, ping pong table, free coffee, tea and wine. My bed was a king size and the channels on their tv is a lot. Something I don’t even see in giant hotel companies. Koreatown is a very safe area. $35 Uber ride from the airport. $30 ride to La Cañada golf resort ( even during traffic), and pretty close to WeHo and evening universal. The location is the bomb. So many Uber and Lime scooters around the area. You’re also going to be near Mariella’s tacos, Jollibee and California donuts. As you can see, I wrote “almost perfect”. Two super Minor things happened during my stay that kinda left me a little salty 🤪 but not enough reason for me to discourage you from staying here. If you read the other reviews on Yelp, you’ll see a guy complaining about the check out time at 11:30am. It is posted on the front desk and if you’ve stayed in a hotel before, you know that it’s customary that 11:30-12pm is the check out and check in is at 3pm. So if you encounter that stupid complain, disregard him as he clearly have not stayed in a hotel before. I talk about this because it’s related to my tiny irked moments. When I checked in, I was told in a VERY RESPECTFUL way that I can’t have more than 1 more person in my hotel room when i asked what’s the protocol if my COUSIN picks me up late at night. I was taken aback by this as I am a 41 year old man who has zero plans of having a party in my room. I felt that I was seen as a defiant guest. HOWEVER, he saved himself by rushing towards my door to help me when he saw me carry heavy stuff and my hands were full. The other thing that bugged me ever so slightly was when at 11:23am today, as I’m headed down to the lobby to check out, my phone rings to remind me about the check out. Check out is at 11:30 so I decided that I’ll step out of my room at 11:25am as my flight got pushed to 8:15pm. When I reached the lobby, the front desk guy named Louie was very accommodating and listened to my gentle nudge that I understand that they’ve had shady customers before and reminded him that I am not one of them. So this goes to the management and not to the front desk employees: gage your customers. Especially returning customers like me who did not trash their room ( who follows hote protocol and also leaves a daily tip for the housekeeping staff) or someone like me who has not caused them any problems in the past. I hope the management reads this and maybe incorporate this culture: gage the client, check out their history with your hotel so if someone like me returns, nobody would feel like a first time hotel guest. On a very good note: this small boutique hotel does NOT have a late check out option but they are Super willing to store your luggage while you kill time for your flight. I REALLY REALLY appreciated this. YES. Stay here. and for the guy who complained about the $20 a night self parking area, you clearly have not been to Koreatown as parking here is so painful. Pay the $20 for the parking. Also, there is a $20 daily resort fee. If you can’t handle this, look for hotels that don’t charge this. Good luck though. All in all: I am SUPER DELIGHTED with my stay at Shelter hotel for the 2nd time.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
1 Helpful vote
Response from ashwaque zubair, General Manager at Shelter Hotels Los Angeles
Responded Mar 3, 2020
Mr Ellery, Thank you for taking the time to write a wonderful review. We appreciate our guests feedback and make every effort to improve our service Thank you for staying with us and hope to see you next time you are in Los Angeles.
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barry o wrote a review Nov 2019
Dublin, Ireland12 contributions15 helpful votes
Decent hotel at a reasonable price - it's a former Days Inn given a boutique lick. The common areas are not exactly well-executed, but the staff are extremely polite, the rooms are decent sized, clean and secure, and there's a pool.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Willie C wrote a review Oct 2019
Tempe, Arizona1 contribution
First, parking fees plus service fees are 40USD per night! This is not a 5 star hotel, the room is just okay and it’s not valet parking, neither. Idk why I should be charged for this amount! Secondly, they didn’t tell me check out time when I got there, so I assumed it’s 11 or 12. I checked out at around 11:40AM. In that 40 mins, 3 different guys called or knocked my room door for four times. My gf had no time to blow dry her hair, and I didn’t even get no time to take a sh*t!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Shelter457, Manager at Shelter Hotels Los Angeles
Responded Oct 20, 2019
Mr Willie, I do apologize for any inconvenience you had during your stay.The parking charge, the service fee, the check in and check out times are clearly visible on all booking engines the hotel uses plus it is displayed at the front desk where the guest can see during check in. Once again I do apologize for any inconvenience you had during your stay and thank you for taking the time to write a review
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shelter Hotels Los Angeles
Which popular attractions are close to Shelter Hotels Los Angeles?
Nearby attractions include The Normandie Club (0.2 miles), HMS Bounty (0.3 miles), and Brass Monkey Karaoke (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Shelter Hotels Los Angeles?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a concierge, and baggage storage.
Which room amenities are available at Shelter Hotels Los Angeles?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Shelter Hotels Los Angeles?
Guests can enjoy free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Shelter Hotels Los Angeles?
Yes, a parking garage and paid private parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Shelter Hotels Los Angeles?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Boiling Crab, Cassell's Hamburgers, and Quarters.
Are pets allowed at Shelter Hotels Los Angeles?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Shelter Hotels Los Angeles?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Shelter Hotels Los Angeles?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Angels Flight Railway (2.9 miles), Hollyhock House (2.4 miles), and El Pueblo de Los Angeles (3.4 miles).
Is Shelter Hotels Los Angeles accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.