$99 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jul 19, 2014 Check-out: Jul 22, 2014

Shelter Hotel Los Angeles

3 stars
457 South Mariposa Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90020
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.3
out of 5
145 reviews
It was Great!

It was Great! I recommend this hotel for traveler to LA. See full review

  • Ryan Kim
  • Dec 3, 2013
Great location with Cleanliness

I stayed Shelter Hotel several times due to its location. If you have a plan for visiting Korea... See full review

  • GanzyMJ
  • Mar 26, 2013
A tranquil, stylish sanctuary in a central location
The fun, comfortable and fashionable Shelter Hotels Los Angeles prides itself on its sense of soul and community. Shelter Hotels Los Angeles features 48 spacious and soothing rooms set in the heart of the city. Look out for the hotel's luxurious interiors, designed by Lisa Strong. Take pleasure in nestling in luxurious bedding and treading on polished dark hardwood floors. The hotel provides modern and fully equipped bathrooms that are welcomed by guests wishing to refresh themselves after a dip in the pool to cool off from the heat.

3 Reasons To Stay:
  • A modern hotel located in close proximity to popular tourist attractions

  • Luxurious in-room interiors specifically designed for the hotel

  • Close to fine restaurants and nigh

Shelter Hotels Los Angeles Rooms

Spacious, cozy and warm rooms await at Shelter Hotels Los Angeles. All 48 rooms feature elegant, custom-designed furniture, dark hardwood floors, stylish bathrooms and pillow-top beds. Guests enjoy a choice of over 100 television stations, courtesy of their 32-inch LCD flat screen TV with individual high-definition receivers. iPod alarms and docking stations make use of the latest technology, while individual work desks assist business travelers preparing for meetings. Complimentary high-speed wired and wireless internet access allows guests to keep in contact while on vacation. Business guests continue to work and communicate with ease; alternatively, leisure guests can simply relax in the snug in-room seating areas. The Shelter Hotels Los Angeles is the perfect base for sightseeing trips to nearby Hollywood, the LA Convention Center, the Staples Center, Beverly Hills or Universal Studios.

Things To Do:
  • Universal Studios (2.6 mi/4.2 km)
  • Hollywood (3.5 mi/5.6 km)
  • Downtown Los Angeles (4 mi/6.4 km)
  • Beverly Hills (6 mi/9.7 km)
  • Santa Monica (14 mi/22.5 km)
  • Disneyland (28 mi/45.1 km)
Policies and fees
  • Pets allowed (contact hotel for more details)
  • Incidental charges, such as room service, not included in the nightly hotel fee

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Hotel Map

34.0656 -118.2996
Area served
Los Angeles
Nearby airports
LAX and Burbank
Area description
Centrally located in Los Angeles, blocks to Hollywood, LA Convention Center, Staples Center, Beverly Hills, Universal Studios, the finest restaurants and night spots, and two blocks to metro station.

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Shelter Hotel Los Angeles Rooms

Deluxe Guestroom
Deluxe guest room features Luxurious Pillow Top Beds, Hardwood Floors, 32" LCD Flat Screen Televisions, Complimentary Wireless and Wired High Speed Internet, Individual High-Definition Receivers with over 100 Television Channels and I-Pod Docking Stations.

Amenities

  • WiFi
General
Concierge
Pet friendly
Internet
WiFi

Nearby points of interest

  • Koreatown: 0.5 mi
  • Los Angeles Convention Centre: 2.3 mi
  • Staples Center: 2.4 mi
  • Amoeba Music: 2.8 mi
  • Hollywood Entertainment Museum: 2.9 mi
  • Walt Disney Concert Hall: 2.9 mi
  • Pershing Square: 2.9 mi
  • Angels Flight Railway: 3 mi
  • Music Center: 3 mi
  • Bradbury Building: 3.1 mi
  • Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits: 3.2 mi
  • Museum of Neon Art: 3.2 mi
  • Monastery of the Angels: 3.2 mi
  • County Museum of Art: 3.3 mi
  • Galen Center: 3.3 mi
  • Koreatown: 0.5 mi
  • Los Angeles Convention Centre: 2.3 mi
  • Staples Center: 2.4 mi
  • Amoeba Music: 2.8 mi
  • Hollywood Entertainment Museum: 2.9 mi
  • Walt Disney Concert Hall: 2.9 mi
  • Pershing Square: 2.9 mi
  • Angels Flight Railway: 3 mi
  • Music Center: 3 mi
  • Bradbury Building: 3.1 mi
  • Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits: 3.2 mi
  • Museum of Neon Art: 3.2 mi
  • Monastery of the Angels: 3.2 mi
  • County Museum of Art: 3.3 mi
  • Galen Center: 3.3 mi
  • Los Angeles City Hall: 3.3 mi
  • The Grove: 3.3 mi
  • Holyland Exhibition: 3.4 mi
  • Kodak Theater: 3.4 mi
  • Graumans Chinese Theatre: 3.5 mi
  • Dodger Stadium: 3.5 mi
  • Farmers Market: 3.5 mi
  • Petersen Automotive Museum: 3.6 mi
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum: 3.6 mi
  • Griffith Observatory: 3.6 mi
  • Magic Castle: 3.6 mi
  • Japanese American National Museum: 3.7 mi
  • California Science Center: 3.7 mi
  • Hollywood Bowl: 4 mi
  • Los Angeles Chinatown: 4 mi
  • San Antonio Winery: 4.3 mi
  • Kitson: 4.9 mi
  • Hollywood Sign: 4.9 mi
  • Heritage Square Museum: 5.5 mi
  • Autry Museum Of Western Heritage: 5.8 mi
  • Simon Wiesenthal Center: 5.9 mi
  • University of California: 8.1 mi
  • Fowler Museum at UCLA: 8.1 mi
  • Westwood Memorial Park: 8.2 mi
  • Pauley Pavilion: 8.4 mi
  • UCLA: 8.8 mi
  • J. Paul Getty Center: 10.1 mi
  • Getty Center: 10.1 mi
  • Ultrazone Laser Tag: 10.5 mi
  • Getty Villa: 15.3 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1600
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (145)

Ratings and reviews for Shelter Hotel Los Angeles

Overall score

3.3 / 5
5.01.0
145 out of 145
Amenities:
2.8
Room cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
3.8
Room comfort:
3.8
Location:
3.6
Value:
3.7

76% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Shelter Hotel Los Angeles

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Rubendog
Business
Nevada
Jun 19, 2012

Good valve

Hotel was great for the price, close to places for food and shopping. Would stay there again

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Shelter Hotel Los Angeles

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Chicago, Illinois
May 4, 2011

Fair value

Location was ideal for our needs. Hotel was good value but the renovation needs some "tweaking". Little things that make for a more comfortable stay like a hook on the bathroom door for clothes or towels and a light by the desk separate from the main turn on lights. Our window looked into the "pool" which was pretty disgusting with stagnant water. However on the plus side, the bed was large and comfortable with excellent sheets and many pillows. Parking was not a problem and free as was the internet. We would stay again for its value and proximity to our needs.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Just blocks from Wilshire boulevard, restaurants, markets and expressways.

Review of Shelter Hotel Los Angeles

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Jane Joe
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Aug 29, 2011

Still in the works

I was attracted by the photos posted, but when I arrived it did not have the same feel as the photos. The hotel did state that the pool was under construction, but when I arrived the lobby was under construction as well. When everything is complete I believe it would be a nice place to stay at but, not during renovation. All the details should be disclosed when a hotel is renovating.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
2
Value:
3
Review of Shelter Hotel Los Angeles

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
SLM1
Davis, CA, USA
Jun 4, 2012

Happily surprised

I needed a hotel for one night near West Hollywood without breaking the bank. The Shelter Hotel had a great rate with free parking. I was a little suspicious wh I entered the lobby. It obviously was a converted apartment building and the furnishings there left a bit to be desired. But the room was great. Updated with a very comfortable bed and nice bathroom. It was quiet and was perfect for my trip.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Shelter Hotel Los Angeles

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Singpapore
Jul 12, 2011

Basic Hotel Doesn't Break the Bank

The hotel is very basic but clean and reasonably priced with a great central location. It is hard to spot from the road as it is in a residential neighborhood and blends in looking like a condo. I don't think the place would go broke if they added an ice machine for the convenience of the guests. Small in-room refrigerators are pretty standard these days, too, but not here. It would be able to have a cold beverage in ones own room without leaving the premises. As long as you are satisfied with very basic accomodations in order to save money, then overall, it is a decent value for the price

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Shelter Hotel Los Angeles

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Candie23
phoenix, arizona
Aug 27, 2012

Good stay

The staff were nice and friendly, the room needs more decor and there was no ice machine or iron in the room. We felt like we were bugging the staff (although they were nice about it) when we had to ask for ice every few hours. It would be nice to get a machine. Also im glad parking is free because the lot is so small and the cars have to be double and triple parked. I think the room was nice just too plain. Very clean.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of Shelter Hotel Los Angeles

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
lalalala
Cypress, CA
Jul 4, 2012

Random getaway in Ktown

Pros: Shelter Hotel is close to public transit (Metro rail and buses), which was important for our trip. The building was quiet, as was the neighborhood, and the room was spacious and clean. The staff were super friendly and helpful. We loved the hardwood floors in the room! Cons: Our room did not have towel racks or a hair dryer. This hotel does not have an ice machine. Wifi was pretty weak in our room, possibly because we were in a corner of the building. After a certain hour at night, the gate is closed and door is locked; you have to call a number from a phone (so you better have your cell on you!) to be let in. Parking is free, but limited so you have to leave your keys if you double park in their garage. Just a helpful note: Entering is a little confusing. The check-in desk is on the first floor, while the entrance is on the ground floor below. You have to take the stairs or elevator up, but that fact is not indicated anywhere by the entrance. The building looks like an old apartment building that has been converted and renovated into a hotel. It could still use a lot of work and more amenities, but it's clean.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

City Center has a Korean food court about a block away for some good, cheap eats!

Review of Shelter Hotel Los Angeles

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Nicole W.
Stockton, CA, USA
Sep 12, 2011

Okay for the price

We took a family trip for a few days and decided to stay at the Shelter Hotel in the Koreatown area of L.A. The location was great because it was central to the areas we were planning to visit (downtown L.A., Hollywood, Mid-Wilshire). It isn't in the best neighborhood, but it isn't too bad, if you're not picky. Parking is limited and if you stay out late, you'll need to tandem park and leave your car keys with the front desk. If you're looking for a hotel with amenities such as a swimming pool or continental breakfast, this is not the place to go. There is a Denny's and an IHOP within a 5-minute drive, plus various other ethnic restaurants nearby. The rooms are clean and basic. Free internet is provided, but you have to ask for it. Most of the hotel staff members are friendly and helpful, and when the only elevator broke down, it was repaired fairly quickly (within a few hours).

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

The Griffith Observatory is a terrific place to visit, even if you aren't into astronomy or science. The views alone are worth the trip. Plus, it's free!

Review of Shelter Hotel Los Angeles

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Uno the Businessman
Business
Taipei, Taiwan
May 13, 2012

Decent for the room price!

Overall, the hotel is clean and ordinary. Nothing fancy. But, decent for its price. The room is simple with nice. Good for pure business travelers. The location is convenient. However, there is no refrigerator. It would be nice to have one. The internet access was not very stable. Otherwise, the overall experience was acceptable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Taylor Steak House is nice.

Review of Shelter Hotel Los Angeles

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
LA temp traveler
Business
san diego
Apr 29, 2014

A little odd. condo conversion

No issue but parking can be a problem as they park behind you car when the lot fills up and you have to grab the receptionist to move the car

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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