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“Old but clean”
Review of Hotel Figueroa

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Hotel Figueroa
Ranked #157 of 355 Hotels in Los Angeles
Reviewed 9 January 2014

Hotel is very dated, but a little of the charm is there. Stayed there as it was close to staples center. the price was good, especially the parking at 12 bucks. Hotel is old but very clean and a swimming pool. Staff were very friendly. Internet was 5 bucks a day

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 January 2014

We stayed here to be close to the Staples center before a Lakers game. It was miserable. The hotel is quite old and loud. In addition, I found the cleanliness questionable. Finally, the staff was clearly not service-oriented as the bartender was clearly irritated when we asked him for ice after the Lakers game. Apparently, it was late---but there are no ice machines on the guest floors. Again, this is not an updated facility.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 December 2013

Definitely hard to review the Figueroa Hotel. I think many reviews are a bit harsh, but I didn’t click with the excellent reviews either. I landed on “average” because the hotel was just missing that je ne sais quoi. There were certainly pros, but all in all we’ve stayed in so many nicer places, even considering the price. (We were there because our aunt loves the old LA vibe and has stayed at the Fig a few times over the years.)

PRO: very clean rooms; pool area was lovely and tropical (although too cold to hang out there for long during our early December trip...I imagine on warm days it would be packed); the Moroccan theme is trendy and the place is low-key and unpretentious (which is really nice for LA). Staff were pleasant, the a la carte buffet breakfast was a great way to go – just pay for what you want to eat. The water pressure in the shower was amazing. The hotel location is good, especially for the Convention Center/Staples, but it’s also walkable to the rest of downtown (even Disney Concert Hall, MOCA, etc, which we walked to). There were usually cabs standing by in front of the hotel if needed though.

CON: as others have said, think “European tourist-class”, and avoid comparisons with chains like Hilton and Marriott. The Figueroa is an old property and at first glance it has an interesting décor and looks cool, but in reality it shows the age and all the bold/dark paint on everything was unattractive and overwhelming. The place just didn’t feel comfy/cozy...concrete floors, thinnish towels, single-pane windows that let cold and noise in. It’s short on amenities that (if the Fig had them), would really elevate the experience in my opinion: coffee in the room, fluffier towels, more rugs (by the beds), and lighter colors. Also the breakfast had no fruit or yogurt on offer.

It’s all so subjective! We had no problems at the Figueroa and it didn’t make or break our time in LA. This just wasn’t my idea of a distinctive stay.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 14 December 2013

We stayed at Figueroa Hotel for four nights in mid December and had a great experience. To be honest we were a little worried when after emailing to say we'd like to make use of the car park we got the response 'sounds good. Note that when you book on line you get the very smallest room since you pay the least.' Weird thing to say to guests, but hey, I guess at least they're honest.

However, we needn't have worried as the room was plenty big enough and beautifully decorated in the hotel's Middle Eastern style. The lobby is just beautiful and a great spot to enjoy a complementary coffee and pastry in the morning.

The room was a little noisy, but what else would you expect in downtown LA? Surprisingly the hotel doesn't provide free wifi, however, the AT&T hotspot is available for $5 per day. The staff at the front desk were really helpful in recommending local places to eat and visit and made our stay a very pleasant one.

A great hotel to which I'd happily return.

Room Tip: Asking for a non-Figueroa Street side room would likely cut down on the noise a bit if you're th...
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 December 2013

I love this hotel! I dreamt to stay here and to make it even more magical I was upgraded by Uno the charming owner. It's unique and wonderfully and tastefully decorated. Transformed from a former YMCA, it shows little or no signs of age, but beauty in the authentic handpicked Moroccan decor from a life of travel. Uno, the owner is very attentive, as were all of the staff that I had the pleasure to interact with. I held out too long in writing my review and am just about to book my revisit for a business trip next week. During this year I send my colleagues there as it is so conveniently located to the Staples center and convention area. Restaurants across the street and a huge Ralphs supermarket within a few mins walk. I felt very safe there and in the neighborhood. There is a wonderful pool that transforms day into evening lounge.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 6 November 2013

We definitely enjoyed staying at the Figueroa Hotel! Its located in the Downtown LA area, walking distance to many restaurants in LA Live and shopping area. The staff were friendly and professional. The hotel lobby is very welcoming with statues, dim lights and comfortable sitting areas with decorative furniture. The pool and patio areas were beautiful and relaxing. The room with twin beds was clean, brightly painted but very small. We would recommend this hotel!

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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

My husband and I stayed again at the unique Downtown LA Figueroa Hotel. We enjoyed our stay last April so much, we have been trying to think of an excuse to come back. We found one when we saw the Moody Blues were playing at the Nokia Theatre. We recommended the concert and hotel to 3 couples. They thoroughly enjoyed their stay. They also loved the hotel's décor and character. The friendly hospitality and laid-back feeling of the place were appreciated. Bertuno, the owner and manager, was extremely accommodating. The central downtown location cannot not be beat. Our group is already planning a return stay, perhaps to see a Kings game. See you in a few months Bertuno!

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Hotel Figueroa

Address: 939 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015-1302
Region: United States > California > Los Angeles > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#40 Luxury Hotel in Los Angeles
Price Range: £312 - £632 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Figueroa 4*
Number of rooms: 268
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Figueroa was recently restored to its 1920's Spanish Colonial splendor. There are 268 room and suites, all designed with comfortable elegance and in-room technology in mind for today's modern traveler. With two destination restaurants and four bars, a grand and expansive lobby, and breathtaking pool area, Hotel Figueroa stands at the center of Downtown LA's vibrant arts scene, attracting locals, foodies, artists, and all manner of creatives as well as the discerning traveler. At the heart of DTLA’s thriving culinary and cultural renaissance, Hotel Figueroa is located across the street from LA Live, the Staples Center and the Los Angeles Convention Center, and is in close proximity to the Los Angeles Performing Arts Center, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) and the Broad museum. ... more   less 
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