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"I really enjoyed my experience. Rooms were very clean. In the middle of Koreatown so the location was perfect. " More

By a verified traveler on Sat 19 May 2018

Hotel Description

3-star boutique hotel near Melrose Avenue

City center stay

Your stay at this Koreatown hotel places you within 2 miles (3 km) of Melrose Avenue and Wiltern Theatre. Los Angeles Convention Center and L.A. Live are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Business services

An outdoor pool, self parking, and concierge services are featured at this hotel. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center and WiFi in public areas. There's luggage storage and multilingual staff can provide around-the-clock assistance.

Comfy beds, WiFi

The 48 guestrooms feature comforts like pillowtop beds and Egyptian cotton sheets, while refrigerators and coffee/tea makers offer the conveniences of home. WiFi, wired Internet, and flat-screen TVs are also available.

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$119* Per night/room Nov 17 - Nov 18

Shelter Hotel Los Angeles ratings based on 15 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.7 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Shelter Hotel Los Angeles

Everyone (8)
5 out of 5
The hotel was exactly what I was looking for and conveniently located. Next time I visit Los Angeles, I’d like to stay with them again.

Posted by , from Atlanta on Sep 21, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 1, 2018 by General Manager

Hi Mariana, I am glad you found the hotel you were looking for,Please visit us next time in Los Angeles

5 out of 5


I really enjoyed my experience. Rooms were very clean. In the middle of Koreatown so the location was perfect.

Posted by , from Atlanta, Ga on May 19, 2018

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4 out of 5

Great location, hip decor

Pros: Great bedding, free wifi, modern decor, friendly staff.
Cons: Noise between floors.
Location: Korea Town. Could easily eat out at every meal for months and not hit all the restaurants.
We stayed at the Shelter in the heart of Korea Town for 5 nights on vacation. We had a great experience. Most important to us, besides the basics like a clean room were a comfortable bed and quality bedding, because after all, isn't that the main thing you are there for? To sleep? The bed was truly excellent, including some of the best hotel pillows I've had in literally years. The decor of the room and hotel in general is modern, clean and hip. Bathroom has a DEEP tub. I wish I had brought bath salts. Would have made for a great soak. Second up in terms of priority is free wifi. Hotels that nickle and dime you on the wifi make me crazy. Staff was friendly and helpful. Having a parking garage was fantastic. Yes, they charge for it. But there is basically NO free parking anywhere in L.A., so that ustd comes with the territory. Cons: a bit noisy. We could hear the person above us through the floor. And no free breakfast - though they do have coffee, tea and assorted danish in the morning downstairs. But honestly, I've had enough bad hotel free breakfasts to last me a lifetime. MANY great coffee shops within walking distance. We loved the hotel and it was perfect for our needs as we explored the surrounding area. Would stay there again in a heartbeat.

Posted by , from Washington on Jan 29, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 31, 2018 by General Manager

Dear Jennifer, Thank you for the great feedback. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you next time you visit Los Angeles

5 out of 5

Great clean, well staffed hotel in nice area.

Pros: It was clean, the staff was helpfull and friendly and my room was spacious.
Cons: Providing breakfast in the morning. More tv channels available.
Location: There are different restaurants, places to get a legit massage, things like that.
I picked this hotel for a couple days mainly because of a concert I was attending at the Palladium, but was also planning on going to a restaurant close bye. The latter didn't work out but the hotel choice was a good one. Clean, well staffed with friendly and helpful people, and at least for me my room was pretty spacious. The only downsides I can think is that it is kind of out of the way of Restaurants or other things in the area you may want to do without catching a cab (I don't drive), few tv channels available if that's an issue for you, and there is no breakfast available. But being out of the way also means it's quiet, without running into alot of homeless or seeing them on the street when opening a window. Shelter is worth the price and stay.

Posted by , from Oxnard, CA on Jun 19, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 21, 2017 by T

Thanks for the review. We do provide coffee and tea in the morning. As far as breakfast you are correct in we do not offer breakfast. We put out doughnuts but I am currently and have in the past offered fruit. Just a little something to satisfy the hunger you may feel in the morning. Thanks for staying with us.

4 out of 5

Looks can be deceiving

The outside had me scared tbh but the staff and clean interior and modern feel totally make up for it. Would recommend to others. Also very easy to get around town from this hotel.

Posted by on Jun 2, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 16, 2017 by Roland

Great! Glad you liked our atmosphere.

4 out of 5

Nice hotel.. Great location

Pros: Location was centrally located between Hollywood and Downtown. All staff were friendly. Hotel was clean at all times.
Cons: If possible, maybe a fast elevator. That's a small thing, but if anything, the elevator.
Location: Located in Koreatown. Nice neighborhood and not seemingly ghetto or unsafe. Tons of food and shopping within 10 minutes.
We arrived early and were not able to immediately check-in so the staff offered to hold our luggage while we went out for breakfast. Room service was fast and all of the cleaning ladies were friendly and nice. Hotel was clean and we did not have any issue with loud neighbors. All and all, great trip.

Posted by , from Dallas, Texas on Mar 22, 2017

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5 out of 5

Was very clean and quiet.

Pros: It was very clean and quiet.
Cons: Just more information from the front desk.
Location: I don't know what there was to do nearby, we just went to the dodger game.
I enjoyed my experience, just if the front desk would have offered more information. As far as, the free wifi, or any other information like the pool, sitting areas or anything else that was offered. They were nice though. I don't think that you should have to pay for parking, since you are staying at their hotel.

Posted by , from central valley, Ca. on Sep 26, 2016

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4 out of 5

Great value in Mid-Wilshire/Koreatown LA area.

This hotel is clean and modern. The staff is friendly. There is free parking which is a precious commodity in LA but the parking lot is small. That being said, I've never lacked parking while staying there. It is also convenient to the Metro (LA subway). My go to hotel when I'm in LA.

Posted by on Jan 28, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 21, 2016 by Jeni, Front Desk

Thanks for staying with us. We work hard to make our guests happy and appreciate your feedback!

5 out of 5

A Gem

I picked this hotel because it was 1.5 miles to my daughters apartment. So glad I did! First.. I LOVE the hardwood floors, no gross carpet! The staff was very friendly, and helpful. There were no parking spaces by the time I got back a few nights, so double parked and left keys at the desk. The room design was very nice.. will def stay there again!

Posted by , from Atlantic City, NJ on Oct 10, 2013

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4 out of 5

Odd but nice

Pros: Free Internet
Cons: double parking
This hotel is an old apartment building that has been remodeled into a hotel. Parking is under the hotel which is nice but be aware that double parking is a must and your car key will be left with the front desk. The area is busy and the hotel is right on the corner with the sign being a bit difficult to see due to vegetation growth. If you will be arriving after midnight you must call the front desk to have them open the parking gate, this wasn't a difficult issue when we stayed. The service from every employee was great, we had no issues. The elevator goes straight from the parking garage up to any of the floors. For security purposes, I feel from the lobby up you should have to use your room key for better security. The room was very big and clean. The king bed was very comfortable and the renovated bathroom was beautiful. There is no drawer space but there is a shelf that you can use. There is no refrigerator, microwave or hair dryer in the room but we knew this before we left so I packed a cooler. When my husband and I travel we do not need a lot of extras as we are rarely in our room so for us this was a great place.

Posted by , from Mesa, AZ, USA on Apr 12, 2013

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About the Shelter Hotel Los Angeles

Location 457 S Mariposa Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90020

Property Features

WiFi and wired Internet are available in public spaces for a fee. You'll find a 24-hour business center on site. An outdoor pool, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Shelter Hotel Los Angeles. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. This Art Deco Los Angeles hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 48 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • Built in 2009
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge) , Wired Internet access (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge) , Wired Internet access - surcharge


Self parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces)


  • Airport: Burbank, CA (BUR-Bob Hope) (17.5 km / 10.9 mi)
  • Train station: Los Angeles Union Station (8.3 km / 5.1 mi)
  • Metro station: Wilshire - Normandie Station (0.6 km / 0.4 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Shelter Hotel Los Angeles offers 48 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Pillowtop beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, designer toiletries, and hair dryers. This Los Angeles hotel provides wired and wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • Flat-screen television
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

  • Golfing nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight

Special check-in instructions:

An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.

This property accepts chip-enabled credit cards only for all bookings where payment for the stay will be made on site instead of at the time of booking, and for all onsite payments and purchases.

An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.


  • Check-out by 11:30 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20.00 per day.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets: USD 40.00 per pet, per stay
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 25 lbs)
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

  • Debit cards not accepted
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Parking height restrictions apply


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 200.00 per stay
  • Resort fee: USD 15.00 per accommodation, per night

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 15.00 per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for in-room wired Internet: USD 15.00 per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 15.00 per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wired Internet in public areas: USD 15.00 per night (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: USD 25.00 per day
  • Pet fee: USD 40.00 per pet, per stay
  • Late check-out fee: USD 100.00 (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20.00 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).
  • Alcohol isn't served at Shelter Hotel Los Angeles.
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