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Shelter Hotels Los Angeles
Ranked #155 of 352 Hotels in Los Angeles
Reviewed July 23, 2012

The hardwood floors in the rooms are enviable. Bed was super comfortable, and the hotel was perfect.

Best parts... free wifi and free parking.

I like a hotel that just let's me have a nice place to sleep, and doesn't bother me with fake courtesies.

Shelter Hotel let's you do your thing. Front desk is simple and the people were friendly.

A great boutique hotel located in a great location. I highly recommend it!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 25, 2012

Room overall was good. Nice bed, very good TV options, AC worked fine. Surprised by the casual front desk set up. With just a regular office desk with a computer, I was confused on what to do as I had expected a walled barrier desk to separate hotel staff from entering public. Staff was friendly. Will get you items upon request (e.g., hair dryer, ice bucket, extra towels). Elevator, stairs, hall carpet are worn and/or dated. Deadbolt in room would not work; reported to front desk. Hope it got fixed after we left a day later. Bathroom had minor issues: cheap bathroom tissue, tub/shower switch did not work, water control for tub/bath seemed to have issues with catching the temp controls. No "general info/welcome" sheet in room. No clock in room. Wake up call is from a real live person! If asked for, they will give discount on room; we got $99/night for Standard King room June 2012. Access is closed 12midnight -7am unless you call them. Zion Market about 1 block south and east is a good place to find food. Wilshire Blvd is close by and has a lot to offer. Easy access to Wilshire/Normandie Metro station (next to Food Court on south side of street).

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 8, 2012

We spent four days at this hotel; it was cheap, nice and clean, good parking, and not far from Hollywood. I like the interior of the room, it had a new, nice aspect. Nevertheless, there's nothing you can do walking around, unless you like korean food. You have to take your car and drive a little for dining or having breakfast.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Carvalv
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ShelterGM, General Manager at Shelter Hotels Los Angeles, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2012

Thank you for your review. We do appreciate your kind words.

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Reviewed May 26, 2012 via mobile

If you are expecting to stay at a hotel, this is not the option to go with. Yes the front desk staff are nice, but how do you even call them when the phone has no front desk button?? There was a huge spider in the bathroom, the room smelled funny, toilet paper was super scrtachy,no vending machines to get water.... Read between the lines of the other reviews, you get what you pay for. Do not expect the standard amenities of a hotel here other than wifi and a tv. That's really about all you get.

  • Stayed: May 2012
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3  Thank K312
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ShelterGM, General Manager at Shelter Hotels Los Angeles, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2012

It's upsetting that we were not able to exceed your expectations during your stay. Spiders or pests in general, are not an issue for us. So when it is brought to our attention that a room has issues we take it very seriously. Since this review has been posted, our pest control company has paid extra attention to the property to make sure that spiders are not an issue. This is in addition to their already great service. Thank you for bringing it to our attention. We have also implemented better quality toilet paper for our guests comfort. Thank you for the suggestion.

All review are important to us. Thank you for posting.

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Reviewed May 20, 2012

A hotel in the middle of koreatown.
most of the things were ok but odor and the old smell that was in all hallways because of the old carpet

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 15, 2012

We picked this place because of it's trip advisor ratings. Unfortunately, I felt it was missing a few important things such as towel rack/hook, full length mirror, luggage stand, coffee maker, hair dryer, mini fridge. Our room was on the 3rd floor and the wifi signal was quite poor. Also, there were so many holes/marks all over the walls and the bathroom baseboards looked disgusting. The shelving unit above the toilet seemed as if it was about to fall off. Otherwise,
good location, comfortable bed, free parking, friendly service but wouldn't stay here again.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank aplaseski
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Reviewed May 9, 2012

I enjoyed my stay here. They are still working on the building but the main parts are done (the rooms) once they finish the hallways and stairwells this place will be perfect. It's a clean affordable hotel near the downtown L.A. with free parking, internet, satellite TV, and dogs stay for FREE. The staff is very nice and helpful. Yea, you have to ask for the iron but you have to do that at many other hotels. I will come back again and hopefully when I come next year it will be fully finished. To be honest I really don't want anyone to know about this place b/c I want to keep it my little secret. Please excuse my poor rating on the pool it should have skipped it because it's unfinished.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled solo
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Thank Crystal S
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Additional Information about Shelter Hotels Los Angeles

Address: 457 S Mariposa Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90020-2904
Location: United States > California > Los Angeles
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #155 of 352 Hotels in Los Angeles
Price Range: $146 - $223 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Shelter Hotels Los Angeles 3*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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