The historic Hotel Figueroa has been a downtown LA classic since 1925 when it opened as a YWCA and “hotel for women and their families”. Over the years, the hotel is unique, warm, and authentic. It was completely renovated in a Moroccan theme. The over 25,000 square feet of public areas includes the pool, the Tangiers Room, Rick’s Place and Rabat. These storied rooms have been the venue of choice for hundreds of corporate parties and events, weddings, celebrity events, movies, film parties, photo shoots, and personal celebrations. The rooms and suites have been a favorite for celebrities and film stars, especially since the $4.0 billion development of LA LIVE immediately adjacent to the hotel. When you enter the hotel, you immediately know why this is one of the most photographed hotels in the city.
Good staff, lovely old building, great access to convention center
For $256/night, my room badly needed an update. There were only 2 power outlets - One shared between the TV and the AC and the other was inaccessible behind the bed. This just doesn't cut it in today's day and age, esp for a hotel that at least partially caters to the convention crowd. In addition, the bathroom was tiny and the shower was so narrow that I had to bathe sideways (2.5 feet, I measured.) Plus, there was nowhere in the shower to put items aside from the floor, no soap tray, nothing. I won't be staying here again. I knew it wasn't going to be the Ritz, but this was a tad too far into the 60s for me.
Hotel was beautiful and incredibly clean. The bed was great and the bathroom was clean but a little outdated. The staff was amazing, especially Andrew who checked us in. The most amazing part though was the pool and the location!
The only parking was valet and the pool closed early on weekdays. Bathroom could definitely stand to be updated but was incredibly clean.
The bed was incredibly comfortable.
The bathroom was small, felt old, and was dingy. There was a roll of toilet paper by the sink like it was meant to be a hand towel. The floors are concrete and feel unkempt because of their coldness. The decor is also themed but feels cold and dingy, the rugs on the walls were half hung. The worst was the A/C in the window and being hot all night. We ended up running to the ACE to salvage our vacation.
Great atmosphere from the moment you walk inside. Tall ceilings with exotic decor. Lots of character. Tall, beautiful cactus trees outside by a pool that opens at 7am and has a DJ at night. Room is decent -- old-school but memorable. Moroccan style design with lots of mystical colors. No coffee maker or any of that, but they get a pass for being interesting. I paid 250USD a night but that's a bit much. For 150-180USD this would be a good deal. Good location, though there are some sketchy characters / homeless hanging around at night (definitely did not feel dangerous though). Staff was great. Polite and helpful. Subway is just a few blocks away. Overall a good base if you're staying in DTLA, IF you can get the room for around 150USD.
The bad. They don't use keycards for the elevator or door. As mentioned, there are some sketchy characters outside, and there's lots of people coming inside for the pool parties at night. Anyone could just take the elevator upstairs and potentially kick a door down. Locks seemed kinda weak. No safe in the room, but they have 'em downstairs. Late checkout was 12.30pm and that's pretty BS. Stayed on the 8th floor so sound wasn't a problem, but if you're a light sleeper, don't stay on the lower floors. If you're looking for a sterile place to stay with grandma and the kids, this is not it -- better go with a chain like Hilton or Ritz. But if grandma used to be a hippie and you're fairly open, it's great.
I enjoyed the exotic feel of the bar with the Indian decor. The pool area is gorgeous. Had I been able to arrive before 10pm I eould have enjoyed a dip. The water pressure in the shower was phenomenal. The hotel overall had old world charm and a nice bistro style dining area.
The room smelled like mildew and dust. The bed was horribly pitted from years of bodies on each side. The sheets and pillows smelled like they were stuffed damp into a closet for the day then dried and put on the bed. The carpet was red at one point. Its brown and very dingy now. I wouldn't walk around without socks.
The location was centrally convenient
The parking was horrible!
Nothing, no parking, room smelled like smoke, it was so bad we left and get them to give me my money back.
Nothing I did not like anything about it. Room was terrable.
The hotel was very cute and has a lot of really cool features, chandeliers, lobby, bars, pools etc. all very cool. Room keys are actual keys and in a way that is very cute and old fashioned, it didn't seem as safe, especially with just a chain lock on the inside of the room door, and no deadbolt. The room was cute, beds were comfortable, bedding was clean. Could hear people on the street and cars clearly. So could use some sound proofing. If you went to the hotel for a event or party and didn't stay overnight I think you would be better off.
Their is no coffee maker in the room and that little luxury would have been really nice since we were never able to use the breakfast during the time they provided. Their was no book talking about nearby restaurants and features of the hotel in the room by the phone, so that was odd. The parking lot was tiny and the spaces were extremely close and we were in a small sports car, so had to pay to park next door $30 one night and $24 the second. The bathroom in the room was tiny and very outdated, the shower curtain had a hole in it and was yellowed from wear. The main thing that I thought was gross was their was several black foreign hairs on the ceiling of the bathroom. I didn't want to call and make a complaint, and I saw the maid was a few doors down before we left so I left her a note with a tip on the bed that said "The room looks great, but their is a few foreign hairs on the ceiling of the bathroom, could you please take care of that? Thank you..." When we returned the note and tip were gone but the hairs on the ceiling remained. I thought it was rude to take a tip and not clean up the hairs on the ceiling. The bathroom was tiny. It wouldn't take long to see them if you looked up. That was my biggest turn off, but maybe the maid couldn't read english?
quiet, very different from all hotels in the neighbourhood good price
some rooms are a bit convoluted in shape