When looking into planning one of my first gay adult trips to Los Angeles, I could not decide where to stay. Do I stay within spitting distance of West Hollywood (WeHo) home of a larger concentration of gay bars and nightlife or do I go more toward Silver Lake and closer the very fun bars like Eagle LA and Faultline? When in doubt, split the difference and stay in the heart of it all and Hollywood and book a room at Mama Shelter.
My first thought was … hmmm … shelter … hostel? Is this going to be a good place? If I didn’t like it both WeHo and Silver Lake were just a 4 mile Uber ride away. The pictures I saw did not do this place justice. From the ease of dropping off my AVIS LAX rental car with the valet, to checking in to getting to my room with a unobstructed view of the HOLLYWOOD sign, all was thank you, Thank You, THANK YOU! This was going to be my home for a couple of days and it felt like I needed to stay longer, all just after being there for the initial 10 minutes.