Stayed at the Figueroa Hotel for a conference in L.A. I'll be honest, I was nervous before hand and when I first arrived as it is not a new, modern hotel like the JW Marriott, where some of the other conference guests were staying. When checking into the hotel, I saw the manager glaring at another guest as he was asking about the number of people staying in their room (this was somewhat intimidating). The initial impression was not all that welcoming and there were other guests in the lobby area who shared that impression.
Upon arriving in the room at the end of the hall, there was an eerie feeling as it was very quiet and had an ambiance that was new to me. The closet was painted sky blue and the floors were hard. Yet with each minute, the hotel began to become better and better. The room, although older, was impeccably cleaned each day. I didn't have an ironing board or iron in the room, but when I called and asked for one, it was delivered right away and left there for the extent of the stay!
Location, location, location!!!!! If you are in town to visit the Staples Center, L.A. Conference Center, or LA Live, the location couldn't be much better (only maybe one hotel was closer). The Figueroa Hotel is just a short walk to all three attractions. Throughout the stay, our interactions with hotel staff were better and better...many times they went out of their way to improve our stay in Los Angeles. We were provided with suggestions on how to use public transportation to get to area attractions such as the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Santa Monica. I also asked for a suggestion on a place to run as there was no fitness center and ended up being referred (I asked for a suggestion on a direction to run in order to see some sort of landmark) for a run that ended up being the highlight of the trip!
I would highly recommend the food in the restaurant as it was both delicious (especially the scrambled eggs) and a value in the city. By the end of the trip, my entire travel group wanted to eat at the hotel for multiple meals per day. Not only do you have the chance to continue to enjoy the ambiance indoors, but if it is nice out, you can also take food to the outdoor seating near the bar where it is like an outdoor paradise and escape from the city!
The final unexpected highlight of the stay at the Figueroa Hotel was the pool, jacuzzi, and outdoor bar. What an amazing and relaxing escape from the busyness in the city!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Figueroa Hotel Los Angeles