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Mama Shelter Marseille

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Photo: Francis Amiand

64 Rue de la Loubière
Marseille, 13006, France
TEL: 33-4-84-35-20-00
We were thrilled when Mama Shelter opened in Paris three years ago—what’s not to love about a Philippe Starck–designed retreat for under $100 a night? Now the brand, which has made a name for itself with quirky high-gloss/low-cost comfort, has rolled out to the burgeoning city of Marseilles. Starck stays true to the brand’s ethos: the look is colorful and poppy, with chalk-scribbled ceilings, Batman masks for sale in the lobby, and a collection of Marseillais slang on the elevator walls. Rooms are chock-full of amenities—free Apple TV; soft towels; Kiehl’s products—and are outfitted with enormous windows to let in the Provençal sun. It’s only 10 minutes on foot to the city’s historic center, but the hotel’s buzzy restaurant and bar makes Mama’s house a destination in its own right.

Room to Book:

Top-of-the-line Mama Suites, still a relative bargain, are just under 500 square feet, with two 27" iMacs, and an adjoining lounge furnished with found-wood rocking chairs and a sofa begging you to flop.

Insider Tip:

Ask reception to book you one of 40 beach chairs reserved for guest use at the beach next to Skate Park Borély, which is a few miles' drive away.

Amenities

Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Adjoining Rooms
  • Business Center
  • Babysitting
  • Concierge
  • Family Friendly
  • Luxury Boutique Hotel
  • Meeting Room
  • Parking Available

Year Opened:

Number of Rooms: 127

Other:

Number of Suites:

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