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Hotel Figueroa in Los Angeles, CA

Hotel Figueroa in Los Angeles, CA

Specialties

When you enter the hotel, you immediately know why this is one of the most photographed hotels in the city.

Our unique guest rooms, Moroccan suites, special venues and historic location will give you a special stay away from home.

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.

Let our Moroccan theme catch your eye and our customer service keep your stay.

History

Established in 1925.

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, Club Fez, Rick’s Place and Rabat.

 

Company Info:

Rating: 3.52

Address: 939 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA, 90015
  • Mon: Open 24 hours
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Comments (415):

1. Julia K.
fun place to lounge with friends that has an environment that makes everyone feel like old hollywood. the bar and area next to the pool is ideal for a drink - the mojito is excellent and free chips and salsa!

18/08/06 | Link | Rating: 4.0
2. Lynda L.
We were invited to a wedding at this newly minted downtown nightspot and jumped at the chance to stay there over night for $125.  The website showed cool rooms, amazing decor and talked up its avant-garde reputation.  Having spent a lot of time clubbing downtown and then staying over night, we were looking forward to a fantastic event.  Things didn't pan out.  Unexpectedly, there was no valet and the parking is behind a car wash on Olympic, which if you miss (we did) then you have to go all the way around the one way system.
Front desk staff were extremely unfriendly, barely making eye contact or welcoming us to the hotel.  As we tried to make conversation, we noticed a box behind the counter with a sticker on it "Ashes of Difficult Customers".  Funny if you have funny staff.  They were not.  
Walking to our room was like walking the halls of an asylum.  80s Holiday Inn carpets adorned the corridors mismatched with slap dash puce curtains hung crookedly over wire mesh windows.  When we got to our room, it was dingy, dark and nothing like we had seen online (my fault for not noticing they were only featuring suites, should have known by the price).  It was painted in a deep red (ala Moroccan) but the bedspreads matched the Holiday Inn carpet.  There was one noisy window unit which blocked out most of the light again accompanied by one Indian cotton curtain which served no purpose.  Not shabby-chic just shabby.

The bathroom had grotty linoleum tile on the floor which I covered with the threadbare scratchy towels so I could walk on it in bare feet.  While I was in the shower, my husband announced that there was no room service in the hotel.  Halfway through my shower, I had the sinking feeling that I had not seen a hair dryer.  I called down to the reception and this is verbatim: me: "Hello, do you have a hairdryer I could borrow please?" them: "There is one in your room." Me: "Really?  I can't find it, where should it be?" them: "In the bathroom" me: "Hang on, let me check again.  No, I can't find one"  them: "Well, could you come down and get it?" me: "No, I'm in a towel, can you send someone up with it please?" them: "OK, I will see if anyone is available".  Unbelievable.  They found one and sent it up.  The toilet had no top lid and the flusher was down the back, so after you had used it, you had to lean over what you had done to flush.  Gross.

The wedding ceremony went off without a hitch although the room was freezing.  The food and the staff were amazing and the bride and groom had a blast in one of their suites.  The main club area around the pool was cool but was deserted even on a Saturday night.  The main lobby is great because it's beautiful but has no atmosphere.  We should have stayed at Checkers and then cabbed it.

17/10/07 | Link | Rating: 1.0
3. G. L.
the lounge at night is superb.

22/11/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
4. Emily O.
The "Hotel Fig" is a great little hotel with a fun bar in an area Dominated by the big hotels. There is a great patio bar with dangling punched copper lanterns and swagged fabric which compliments the hotels easter-oriental style. Prices on rooms can be a little high but it has more character than the hotels further north.

31/03/06 | Link | Rating: 5.0
5. Kimi P.
I really like this bar, especially since they've minimized the number of frat boys and sorority girls that frequent it. Now you can actually get a good drink and lounge around the pool for some peaceful conversation. Hotel Fig is decked out Arabian style complete with little pillow rooms to lay in. Drink prices are reasonable about $7. A great romantic spot or hangout with friends.

31/03/06 | Link | Rating: 4.0
6. Tim A.
Its like you're in Morocco or at least a set from an old hollywood movie set in Morocco. This place is a gem in a part of downtown i never really go. The pool area is really nice and the drinks weren't too bad $wise considering how fancy this place is. Definitely worth checking out!

26/11/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
7. Carrie C.
Just took my boyfriend to the hotel Fig on our way home from Old Town Pasadena...he'd never been and LOVED it.  The weather was outstanding today (80ish) so sitting out by the pool with a mojito ($8.50 and AWESOME) was the perfect end to a Saturday.  The decor is Moroccan-Mexica-Spanish-ish and quite lovely.  I do recommend it more at night so you can enjoy the candlelight in all of the lanterns around the pool area.  The bartenders are always cool...we had a cutie with an accent this afternoon, easy on the eyes! lol  On the weekends you should be able to find ample street parking so long as Staples Center is dead...and if not, right around the corner on Olympic is a pretty inexpensive lot! Haven't actually stayed here but the bar alone makes me want to check in, knock boots and catch some zzzz's!

08/07/06 | Link | Rating: 4.0
8. laura n.
luv luv luv the mellow vibe that never fails to take the edge off.

although i feel sorry for the bartenders in their 'ethnic' garb; sometimes i think they are too embarassed to speak, but maybe they're just keen on intentional conversation.

my only criticism is the poopy plastic cups. the minty freshness of my mojito shouldn't mingle with poly poo.

02/12/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
9. Nic W.
Sometimes I'll go to a Hollywood club for one reason or another and find that the place would actually be a cool place to hangout if it weren't for the long lines and the throngs of douchey people inside.  That's what makes Downtown so much fun.  There are some amazing places that aren't overrun with Hollywood people.  If you get a group together, you can make it your playground.  Hotel Fig is that kind of place.  Plus, it wreaks of authenticism.  I don't feel like this is a place trying to be the next big craze.  It's old.  It's real.  It has an amazing pool.  There's no bs.  Simply great.  Grab a drink, enjoy the pool.  Enjoy the night.  The downtown skyline is great.  Whenever I hear about some new sushi-fushion place opening on the 20th story downtown it makes me laugh.  Some jerks are going to make the trek downtown to overpay.  But in doing so, hopefully they add to downtown's ability to become safer and more fiscally possible as a destination for nightlife.  But, hopefully not well enough to make people make the drive out.  Let's keep it our hangout.

17/09/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
10. andre s.
needs better bartenders and much better wine.

but I like the armosphere here.  can't say i've had a bad time.  just not a rockin', rip-roarin' good time.

25/01/07 | Link | Rating: 2.0
11. Anonymous P.
In terms of the bar, one should be aware that the beer/wine/cocktail list is not up to downtown's standards. I like the outdoor pool area, but I rate bars mainly based on the drinks and the foods.

09/10/07 | Link | Rating: 2.0
12. Belinda H.
My husband and I stayed at the Hotel Figueroa Oct. 14, 2011 and found this hotel charming with tons of character. If you like shiny and new, this is not the place for you. But if you love places with abundant charm, you can't go wrong. From the outside you know the buildings been around for a while but that's what I'd expect in downtown LA. Once inside you're in a different world with Moroccan decor all around. Parking is around the back and once we found the lot, our name was on a list so there was no problem getting in. Making our way to the lobby we walked past the pool area with an outside bar. Folks out there looked quite relaxed as the sat poolside for an early evening drink. Staying in hotels, I'm most particular about the cleanliness and the linens. Everything was right up to par and don't you just love staying where you get drinking glasses wrapped in paper. The Hotel Figueroa is right across from Staples Center, which is where we were headed, with tons of restaurants and plenty of things to see and do. We would stay there again without an event on the agenda.

16/10/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
13. Karen L.
Pretty cool place to go to with a bunch of friends if you are looking to sit in an outdoor atmosphere with chill (and not too loud) music. So far, every time we've been, they always play a bit of Thievery Corporation, whom I love, so that's pretty awesome! Drink prices are average and everyone always seems to have a good, relaxing time here. =)

25/09/06 | Link | Rating: 4.0
14. Alex d.
LOVE LOVE LOVE the Hotel Fig Lounge. I've never stayed at the hotel, but by appearances alone I would think nothing less than greatness. The surroundings outdoors in the poolside moroccan lounge are spectacular. I feel like I'm miles away from LA until someone rolls in wearing a Kings jersey. Without hesitation, one of my favorite bars in LA and a definite stopping point if I'm downtown or have guests in town.

26/04/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
15. Janet M.
We took a couple days' trip up from our vacation destination in San Diego to see LA and stumbled upon this exquisite jewel of a hotel. It was unlike anything I'd seen before, with a beautiful exotic decor that gave one the sense of being in a place far away and long ago. We rented a simple room for one night which was not especially modern but had the most striking color palette in both the paint on the walls as well as the bedding, curtains and furniture. It looked to me like it had been a very old hotel that was redone with a Spanish/Arab motif. I couldn't stop taking photos of everything, from the expansive and ornately decorated first floor lobby to the modest pool with futon-type couches laid out around the pool with wrought iron tables both at the pool's edge as well as under a covered area to even the elevator area on our floor. Everything was bright colors with distinctive touches that inspired the photographer in me. To make our LA visit all the more exciting, we discovered on our departure that a they were filming right there in the hotel, in one of the clubs downstairs. There were dozens of young men and women (actors/dancers?) in all states of dress and undress waiting to be called for their moment before the cameras in the covered area by the pool. The hotel offered a breakfast buffet in the lobby for which one paid depending on what one chose, quite extensive and delicious. The location of the hotel is a short walk from both the Staples stadium and the center of downtown LA. We had arrived without reservations and a room was available. I don't remember what we paid for the room but in Yahoo Travel it gives a room rate of $98. A magnificent find!
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22/10/06 | Link | Rating: 4.0
16. scourge k.
time to come clean - this is where i take most of my first dates, in an effort to woo them into future make-out sessions. this place is THAT romantic!

veranda bar, with a faux celing made of branches and leaves (so you're really outside), a coffin shaped swimming pool, shiny, soft, comfy pillows on which to sit in the dark corners of the room, and a warm, dimly lit, earth-tone based, moroccan decor.

and, you're in downtown LA, but would never know it, with the bubbly fountain drowning out any traffic noise.

even their well liquors seem to be decent - no nasty "gold cup" vodka that gives you instant headaches.

i almost gave it 4 stars, based on the fact that mixed drinks are 7 bucks. however, based on the fact that the surroundings are so elegant, i'm more than willing to spend an extra dollar or two. especially if make-out sessions ensue.

25/10/06 | Link | Rating: 5.0
17. Joie P.
Specifically the Veranda Bar...I just keep coming back. Love the decor and the mix of people. It's not too crowded and it's pretty cool to be able to sit on the inside and watch what's going on outside by the pool.

03/06/07 | Link | Rating: 3.0
18. Qype User (korton…)
Figueroa Hotel is located near the shopping mall the Beverly Center Mall and is surrounded by restaurants and obchobdy with famous brands. We were surprised as this hotel is cheap and they provide services. In this hotel all users rooftop pool with deck chairs and minibar they make the best cocktails. And not forgetting a large fitness center. I found there and exercise equipment that I have never seen before. The room was newly furnished and clearly has an unbeatable view from the balcony. It was a beautiful sight. The hotel restaurant served for breakfast, lunch, dinner and even for a sophisticated atmosphere. The hotel provided us with an excellent holiday.

01/09/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
19. Qype User (ActaSp…)
I was staying here at Hotel Figueroa for more than a month and I can tell you that it's really clean and friendly place. The staff is really nice and always asks me if everything is OK, or if I need any help. Location the hotel is also good. I forgot to mention about the rooms have great beds, roomy bathroom and safe. Many people write negative reviews, but I do not know why. When they booked the hotel, they can see Figueroa hotel is in Arita style. But i must say: in the hotel is really nice atmosphere and you can rest here from a busy life.

02/09/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
20. Qype User (irevu…)
Figura hotel is located on a busy street in Las Vegas. The hotel is in a good spot and has its own casino. We've spent in this hotel 14-days for our vacation and we enjoyed it. The hotel was cheaper and was as good money. At the reception they gave us double room which was air-conditioned have a large bathroom. Each room has a view over the city. With the accommodation we were very satisfied. The only downside was that the hotel does not provide many services. The hotel has its own casino. My husband likes to play roulette in a casino hotel, and he really enjoyed. The staff was very nice, willing to help us with everything.

07/09/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
21. Qype User (jander…)
Besides the hotel there are restaurants and bars. Total hotel location is excellent. Accommodation we liked and services as well. Restaurant had a rich diet was so much to choose from. I went jogging every day on the public beach and my husband enjoyed the golf. The hotel was at one and I would definitely recommend it to everyone who wants to spend a quiet holiday in a hotel at least. Night life here is really rich. In casino poker tournament is played and we've won and we are. A precious holidays in the best position.

08/09/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
22. Qype User (Lenkar…)
This Budget Hotel is located in downtown in Los Angeles. I stayed with my friend and we wanted to know a little bit of nightlife. At the reception to welcome us and give their room. The room was nice and spacious and our bathroom was perfect. I had a shower with jacuzzi tub. The bar we have advised you what clubs to visit. Hotel staff was very nice and especially the male part. Cooked food which was delicious and at moderate prices and large portions. After our night life, we relaxed at the hotel pool where we relaxed and tasted delicious drinks.

09/09/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
23. Qype User (buge…)
Figueroa Hotel is located in dowtown Los Angels. This hotel is renovated and we've made a reservation and the hotel was our budget. Me and my friend thought that the hotel was beautifully designed. The hotel is in medieval style, but very modern with new furniture. When I saw our room, I was thrilled. Nice big gothic windows overlooking Los Angeles. Room service is available 24h. daily. The hotel has a relaxing pool where we tasted mojito. The hotel was very nice and the accommodations were very comfortable.

09/09/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
24. Heidy M.
I wish they had negative star ratings.... omg this place was just awful. Right when we walked in we decided to  leave! there was hardly anyone there (I can see why), and the place looked like a dump! Oh and btw, the pics that are posted online must have been photo shopped to no end.  Do your self a huge favor and do not go. Its at the top of my list for the worst bars i have ever been to in my life.

20/06/09 | Link | Rating: 1.0
25. Meg F.
While I think the pool-side bar is beautiful, and the lobby is gorgeous, the one time I emailed the Hotel Fig staff about possibly getting a room that would accommodate my friends and I for one night, I got back a two word response, "not possible."  No pleasantries or niceties, zero interest in pleasing the customer.  I found that more than a little inexcusable and haven't been back.

17/06/09 | Link | Rating: 2.0
26. Steph L.
Definitely surreal to sit outside surrounded by lush plants and lots of water, and then right outside the walls of Hotel Figueroa you are surrounded by skyscrapers.  I was here recently with my bf and we really enjoyed the ambiance.  Decent drinks, heat lamps, and all the waiters wear these trippy Moroccan style shirts.  Very chill and relaxing place.

26/04/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
27. Christina G.
My FAVORITE place in Los Angeles. No need for a description--just go.

11/11/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
28. Adam B.
Pretty nice throwback hotel that's been around downtown LA forever and ever. Not really a place to dine here but they've got a nice two story bar with access to the pool and yes, you can bring your drinks poolside. Makes for nice nighttime get-togethers with friends or making new friends. (if you can). Another nice advantage (although it really doesn't help their business) is they will let you use the bathrooms even if you're not staying at the hotel. I don't have to tell you how many times I have taken a leak on the way back from Staples Center instead of waiting forever in one of their post-game lines.

21/11/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
29. dani k.
be prepared to be treated like high school kids once the sun goes down.  the swimming hours are limited since the pool area is just off the bar. i was hoping to sit in the hot tub after dinner, but it closed at 7....not what you would expect at a hotel like this. the holiday inn doesn't even end pool hours that early.
i can't count how many times i was asked to show my room key. an employee even guarded the elevator doors toward the end of the night to make sure we were guests. what really blew us away was the security guard knocking on our door at 3 a.m. when we weren't even being noisy. he literally said, "i was just going around to make sure everything is okay and shit". unbelievable.

the bar has a nice setting, but after being suckers for ordering the $9 trendy mojitos we ended up smuggling our own liquor in. i don't care if that's the L.A. standard, i can't justify it.

17/06/07 | Link | Rating: 3.0
30. Pam S.
Cute historical landmark of a hotel with a gorgeous bar by the pool  and a nice chill vibe. The bar is a great spot to hang out at with a larger group of friends. People dress casual, but nicely.

02/06/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
31. the one m.
after years of going about town, i finally decided to yelp my fav spots.  

the Fig is one of my favorites!  well not the hotel as i never stayed there, but the veranda room/lounge/poolside bar is it.  as of late it has been pretty quite compared to years past, but this does not bother me one bit.

the Fig is a great place to start the night off with some friends.  it is a very laid back environment (except when crowded with post game people).  you can kick it at the bar, in the tables just outside the bar, or by the heat lamped poolside tables.  i prefer the poolside.

it not very loud and you have a good mix of people dpending on the eveining.  some downtown biz types, not the 21 year old set, regular art kids and hotel patrons, which is the best.

everytime i am there i end up talkin to people who are doing somehting or other at the convention center.  the last time it was some body builders!   and before that it was some religious convention (not too religious to get smashed apparently).  anyhow the crowd is sparse and diverse on most nights.  if you have about 100 friends to invite to a bar, this would be the spot.  you can totally take over the place...as long as there aint no game or irish convention.

the prices for drinks can be a bit steep, but its cheaper than many other DT spots and dont forget you are close to tourist trap staples.  they make the drinks good tho.  the music is mostly background stuff and perfect if you are tired of screaming at people when you talk to them.  its a very chill place.  worth the trip.  if it aint your cup of tea, just walk some blocks to GG or anywhere else in DT

03/03/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
32. Jenni O.
I love the Figueroa! This hotel has so much charm, character and warmth. And the staff is fantastic. I always stay here when I visit Los Angeles and am constantly recommending it to friends.

17/07/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
33. Vanessa H.
What a beautiful bar. I came here with some friends to celebrate after work and I was VERY impressed with the Veranda Bar, especially considering the block that this place is located on. The drinks were STRONG. I recommend trying the mojitos. The atmosphere was very laid-back, not too loud (minus the screaming table of USC sorority girls that were next to us for a bit), and overall just a great place to sit back, chat, and smoke for a couple of hours. The only drawback is that I wish that they had more (or better) food choices or a happy hour menu besides chips and salsa. A girl's gotta eat dinner before she drinks. ;) There is always The Pantry down the street if you need a late night sobering up snack, however.

20/04/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
34. jessica d.
We had our wedding and honeymoon night here at hotel Figueroa in February and I LOVED it! I am a huge fan of boutique hotels and this was such an orginal, classy and beautiful place to have a wedding! We had guests come from Africa, Sweden and all over the US and everyone raved about the food (loved the shrimp and soup- they were our fav's), decor, service...many of our guests ended up peaking in our honeymoon suite (the casa blanca room) because my bridesmaids had gone up to decorate it and came back to the reception and couldnt stop talking about how cool it was! The staff was unbelievable! There were so many of them- no water or wine glass was left un-filled. They wheeled our cake out in the middle of the dance floor for us to cut- it was very dramatic and I loved how our cake looked- so it was  a fun way to show it off! Uno - the man we dealt with most in planning our wedding- was a huge help from the start. He was there from the early morning when my florist arrived to help her get set up- from the end of the evening when we were headed up to our honeymoon suite. I used to be an event planner, so my standards of venues and caterers is quite high and it was fun to walk into my reception and see that my expectations were exceeded! Hotel Fig is a MUST for a wedding or party or just to stay the night! im looking forward to going back on our anniversaries and staying again!! thank you, thank you hotel Fig!!

11/03/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
35. Sarah M.
I completely agree with Jessica M.'s assessment of the bar at this hotel.  The atmosphere was totally unique and unlike anything I've ever been to in Los Angeles.  The interior of the hotel definitely evokes Moroccan themes and when you walk through the lobby, into the corridor, and out the back door to the bar area, you really don't feel like you're in downtown Los Angeles anymore.  The bar is located right before the pool area which is surrounded by heat lamps and small tables for people to enjoy their drinks at.  The pool and hot tub are also surrounded by lush flowers, lanterns, palm trees and cacti which add to the exotic/almost foreign feel of the place.  Unfortunately, the crowd was mostly older and the place wasn't very lively, otherwise my friend and I would have stayed longer.  The bar options were also pretty limited (there were only 2 wines available), and I think the place would really benefit from a more extensive cocktail list.  It's right across from LA Live, and if it were somehow able to attract a younger, hipper crowd (possibly through a happy hour, more specialty cocktails, better music) I think it could be really popular and successful.  To reiterate Jessica M.'s sentiment, it would a very cool space for a private party!

16/11/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
36. Isabella V.
Too exisquisite for words... Get lost in a tropical oasis, beginning with a morrocan entry through double doors, taking you inside a hotel foyer with murals and interesting design mimicking middle eastern boheme.  Warmer season brings music, dj, pool patio.. Also a great date spot ;-) take my word...

16/01/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
37. Amy L.
the decor is moraccan and the vibe is totally chill.  we hung out at the veranda bar and it's pretty spectacular when the sun goes down and you're sitting there with the lighted pool and moraccan styled lamps in comfortable darkness. it totally makes you forget that you're in the middle of downtown and there's a hustle and bustle of life waiting for you outside its doors.

i ordered a cheese burger while my friends ordered steak and fried chicken for dinner from their cafe (there are only 4 entree choices from their menu). we ate our dinner on their patio so we can enjoy some drinks from the bar. purely in regards to taste, the food was mediocre. the only reason to come to this place is to enjoy the ambience and the mojitos which was grand.

it's a hidden gem...a nice place to come to and hang when you have good company and find yourself thirsting for some moonshine in the middle of downtown.

07/02/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
38. Tya K.
Spent the night over the weekend and enjoyed our stay, though it was important that we got a heads up about the place or there may have been some disappointments. Knowing what we were getting, we enjoyed it.
The biggest draw for us was that it's a nice alternative to the corporate hotels in the area, with way more personality than the hotels nearby (Marriott, etc). The amenities are not necessarily worth the price tag - you're definitely paying a premium for location and the 'hip' quotient, but if you're going to stay in downtown, are up for the $150+/night price (no online booking also means no hotel.com type discounts) and want somewhere unique, it's a fun option.
Some odd bits to keep in mind:
First, there is no online booking. All reservations go through Uno, when Uno is in and available to talk, which means booking is a little more complicated than a few clicks through a website. That said, Uno was very helpful once we worked through some phone tag.
Second, the building is old. This means both character - the decoration is a fun blend of Morocco and Mexico (or split the difference and call it southern Spain) - and some quirks - the heating is through radiators with limited winter hours and the window A/C units aren't sealed very well, so cold air can blow in. Normally, this wouldn't be an issue in LA, but we happened to visit during a cold snap and it got a little chilly. The rooms can be quite dark, the outlets are old 2 prong style (no grounding plug, which is fine for most electronics, but you might be out of luck with a computer) and one of the outlets in our room died while we were there.
Third, if you get a room facing one of the other walls, the room may be a nice size, but the view has a 'NYC tenement' feel. We checked out one of the 'outside' facing rooms and opted to stay in one facing the other building because there was more room for us to move around in, but if you were there for more than a night the view might get old.
We didn't spend time at the hotel pool or bar because of the weather, but it looked like it would be fantastic when it's warmer.
That said, cute place, super convenient for downtown (and RIGHT across the street from LA Live), helpful staff and a bit of a unique experience.

01/03/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
39. Michael J.
Downtown LA has great bar's but this is a truly a hidden Gem.. I love the patio bar and seats around the Hotel Pool. At night it's beautiful and you can see some of the downtown sky line.  drink are good but only your basic drinks.. not lot of choices but if you want some place where you just just hang and talk, this is it..

18/08/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
40. sara m.
My sister had her bridal party stay here last year.- what a party!  The historical  interior seemed a bit musty at first, but then we all got a tour of the building and had  appreciated it more.Great memories in all the rooms and the bar. If you don't want to stay over night- at least check out the building.

05/04/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
41. Shriabinthecity M.
Bar only. The pool area and adjoining bar are very sexy, with Morrocan theme and surrounded by cactus of varying degrees. Its open air and has a desert vibe. There is another lounge beyonfd the pool, which I recently discovered after going to the Showbiz expo's after party. The bartender here is dressed in moroccan garb, and I wish I got his name because he was really friendly. He even used loads of fresh mint in some mojitos he made, which made a difference. The seating is intimate, under bougainvilla and on rickety wooden chairs with golden trays as tables. This lounge is also open air, and its interesting to see the mariott and ghetto birds flying above. I would get too drunk here for fear of breaking and tipping over the furniture. Parking is in its own lot and will coat you ten dollars. Overall really charming ambience and great lighting at night, transforming into a desert flower. I reccomend coming at dusk to watch the change from day to night. I would also love to meet the landscaped.

18/05/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
42. George M.
I walked into this place a thousand times, but last night the idea hit me on the head. We should so have a Yelp Elite Event here! Especially in the back on a  weekday night. The Lakers are out of town until Feb. 19th so there will be plenty of parking.

31/01/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
43. Vivian T.
will review based on the ambiance.. was in the area for a Standard Hotel rooftop party which was already at capacity. wandering around we decided to give hotel figueroa a shot. ordered "special" mojitos and lounged by the pool. there just so happened to be a traditional moroccan wedding going on with huge roasts carried on silver platters. we kept on chuckling to ourselves because we felt as though we'd been transported to morocco and landed poolside.

27/01/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
44. Jane L.
I like the cool easy vibe created by Moroccan light fixtures, color changing pool and the flora and fauna.  I came here on a Friday night, not busy at all. The drinks are just average, but I'm digging this litle oasis in DT.

01/12/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
45. Abby O.
If you are looking to find SWEET coke deals, you've come to the right place! I'm only halfway kidding. The one night I went there, a bunch of young, hipster BOYS were found in the WOMEN'S bathroom, doing cocaine. The security guard tried to coax them out, but the guys threw hissy fits, and the girls they were with were so inebriated and disgusting that one even walked out of a stall with her pants still down. Obviously, the girls didn't mind that their man friends were doing illegal drugs in the women's restroom, but I minded. So did the guard. He actually CAME INTO the bathroom, to get the guys out. Which was all the more awkward, because I was mildly intoxicated and trying to urinate amongst all of this. Sigh. I will never, ever go back. The drinks were far from amazing, the prices weren't great, and although the back area was dimly lit and comfortable, the crowd was belligerent and all around nasty.

06/12/10 | Link | Rating: 1.0
46. Angie L.
THIS REVIEW IS FOR THE ROOMS: My boyfriend and i were going to see a performer at the Club Nokia and didnt want to drink and drive so we got a room.  At first in reading the reviews i was a little scared however when i got there i was quite impressed.  Its very unique and eccetric, ppl can misconstrue that as being different and not understanding the beauty of it.  I posted pix of the room under the photos.  The bed was SOO comfy.. the bathroom is small.  Please realize the whole hotel is very old and so is everything in it.  I loved it and i loved the decorations.  There is no central air.. just wall air conditionings.  Its nice they have a little cafe in there and at the end of the concert we ended up at one of the bars there but only one was open and the other 2 were closed.  Also when my boyfriend called they said the room was 120 but they didnt tell him of the 16% (approx) room tax they charged so he wasnt to happy about that.  I would recommend this hotel to friends and family.

21/02/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
47. Kari M.
Meh. I contacted this hotel for a possible wedding reception location. I wanted an evening cocktail party (hosted). Called and we were told to just come down any weekend evening and ask for Uno. When we showed up (wedding-paying parents in tow) we were told we couldn't tour the rooms because Victoria's Secret had booked the site for a secret photo shoot. Huh.

So we made an appointment to come back the following weekend. We checked out Room Tangier, Club Fez and the Rabat Room. We discussed menus, amount of bartenders needed for our party, DJ and sound equipment, costs, etc. We left. We called back a week later to book the event for the Room Tangier and Club Fez. Uno emailed Middle Eastern appetizer menu options for a cocktail party - prices ranged from $30-65/person for passed or buffet stations and assured us that "the other party interested in the same weekend will take another date." Huh? Was this a sales ploy to get us to book faster? He then listed the room cost as $3,000 which was strange because the day we met with him and toured the facility, he said there was no site fee for a hosted cocktail party. I reminded him of that conversation and he emailed back that the site fee was usually $5,000 and that he was already discounting the rate considerably. What the heck? We've decided to pursue other vendors. Too much attitude, a very chilly reception desk and inconsistent communication meant that we'd probably be surprised when the bill came.

04/06/08 | Link | Rating: 1.0
48. Christina W.
A great place to actually listen to what your friends have to say, if you're interested that is.  If not, then just take your buddy to the golden gopher, buy the pal a drink and let the noise drown out the chatterbox.  

Hotel Fig has a oooh caliente vibe.  It's not too loud and a little dark, with the exception of the lighted pool.  Groups of chairs are situated around the pool and you order drinks at the bar inside.  I got most of my drinks for about $7.  They offer free chips and salsa.  And after reading these yelp reviews, I was in search for my "easter-oriental-arabian" bartender, who actually hails from Deutschland - ja ja!

05/08/06 | Link | Rating: 4.0
49. Cynthia S.
Booooooring! They need a better DJ and more people here b/c it is too quiet and again, boring! I came on a Saturday night and it was late so usually places are a little crowded by then. Well not here. The DJ was playing some good lounge music BUT it was really low. They had tables all around the pool area but really far apart and each table sits only about 4 people. The bathroom is really far away. You have to walk inside the hotel and down some stairs. No one was walking around taking drink orders. If you're sitting outside by the pool, you'll have to walk way inside a room to order and walk all the way back to the pool. It wasn't far but it was very inconvenient.

18/04/09 | Link | Rating: 1.0
50. Libby P.
it's all about room 100, casablanca.......uno and elise rock. the staff is long term, and very friendly, my favorite place to stay in downtown LA, for business and pleasure. many happy memories. xo

09/09/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
51. Cindy H.
This is the only downtown hotel/bar that I can not only stomach, but actually really like. The old architecture feels historical and mysterious, and the Moroccan theme is lush without being gaudy or pretentious. The bar is fun and versatile. I've been in the pool area on a night when it was POURING rain and still had fun. Great for parties.

17/02/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
52. doug b.
I just spent 3 nights here.  The price is right.  $148 plus $16 tax per night.  Downtown location is excellent.  The building is an old YWCA and the lobby interior and pool area have a great old 1920's LA feeling.  I was disappointed with my room even though the king size bed was really comfortable.  The room was dark because of a dated dark terra cotta faux finish and the dropped acoustic tile ceiling was pretty ugly.  There was a lot of noise coming from the pool/bar area at night and lots of freeway noise from the nearby 110.  I had to run the a/c and wear ear plugs at night to fix that problem.  The pool and surrounding terrace feels like an oasis in the city.   If you're looking for a party pool, this isn't the place.  2 mornings I carried my breakfast from the cafe out to the pool and had a relaxing meal.  The building has great bones and a friendly staff, but the room let me down.   I wanted to really love this place.

26/06/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
53. Jennifer H.
This is honestly my favorite drinking spot in the city. The pool/veranda bar is a mini-vacation from downtown LA. The vegetation surrounding the pool, mixed with the decor inside is like stepping into Morocco. Fabulous mojitos and laid-back atmosphere make for a relaxing escape with friends, where you don't have to get all decked-out and dressed up to feel comfortable. It is very mellow, and enjoyable. The music isn't so loud that you can't have a decent conversation, and the open-air feels refreshing.

Although I've never actually stayed at the hotel, I asked to see a few of the rooms, and they carry the Moroccan theme throughout. For the feel of a boutique hotel, it doesn't seem overly pricey either.

06/09/06 | Link | Rating: 5.0
54. Lori K.
LOVE the Hotel Fig, LOVE the outdoor patio area around the pool with the cabanas, LOVE the decor, LOVE the drinks, LOVE the friendly bartenders, LOVE the music... HATE the parking situation.

01/02/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
55. Pete R.
Wow, what a cool bar/lounge in downtown LA! Really swanky atmosphere, with dark couches and a couple really neat bed/cabana things, all set around a nicely lit pool. The theme is Moroccan, and very well done. Good cocktails, nice staff- definitely a place to go in DTLA.

22/11/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
56. becca n.
the jankiest alcohol selection e.v.e.r ... sorry, no grey goose. no belvedere. no patron. they have absolut and that's about as top-shelf as it gets. they give you free chips and what seems like the taco bell or tostito's jarred salsas. [it's good when you're not really paying attention~ or hungry ... or drunk.]

but the hotel is so cute, it's worth a trip! the pool-side tables are cute. but our noses detected a few very odorific groups of people amongst us. here go my prejudices again [but, shhh! i think they were a few of the continentals staying at the hotel - or just some people who refuse to believe in the magical and healing powers of a nice good scrub, a hot shower and a healthy dose of deodorant ... or something].

the view of the ritz carlton residences going up next door ... that i could have done without. but as long as i kept my gaze fixed at eye level, i was content to be there, sipping on my weird 'acai berry la absolut martini'

cute date place though~

04/12/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
57. kelsey d.
we dropped by the bar at the hotel on the recommendation of a friend and despite the very empty saturday night street, were pleasantly surprised at what we found inside.

getting to the bar required walking through the ornate and exotic hotel lobby. entrance, indeed!

the bar is reminiscent of a resort bar with tables nestled into little pockets near the shrubbery around a coffin shaped, color-changing pool. very romantic or perfect place to bring fascinating guests who you'd actually like to speak with all night.

not a scene-y place by any means. a fresh breath of air.

they closed up a little early, which in l.a. means you're back on the hunt before the clock strikes two. luckily, it's right across the street from the 24 hour eatery, the pantry.

27/05/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
58. Miki T.
I love this hotel!!! Great place to go have drinks at. Its not expensive at all and the pool area is beautiful! I heart the Fig:)

21/10/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
59. Ami T.
I just had my wedding here and it was enchanting and awesome.  This place is beautiful, ceremony on the pool and veranda, very dark, but beautiful, enchanting, like a tunnel of mist, romantic, mysterious.  Reception at Rabat with Moroccan buffet with delicious Moroccan food.  The chef there makes really good food.  (taste testing with lots of food).  They really cater to what you would like to have.  Rabat is mysterious, low lite, beautiful.  Tangier room for cake cutting, and dancing, beautiful, expansive, very large and roomy with ambient lighting, lanterns, ox cart tables, low rise cushions and carpets.  Porto's custards for dessert.  2 free rooms to get ready in, one each for bride and groom, and the honeymoon suite is breathtaking.  Tall ceilings, large comfortable bed, and the most breathtaking of all is the bathroom tub, its huge, like a cave, and can fit 15 people standing, made of concrete, grand, and exciting.  Uno T. the manager is so wonderful and will work with you to make your dream come true, and he is such a loving older gentleman who runs everything.  Can truly trust this man, respectful and honorable.  We didn't have a contract and it all went well.  Beautiful.  Will most pictures when I get a chance.  And the entrance from Rick's place was the best part, ambient, charming, enchanting.  Thank you Uno, chef, and the Figueroa Hotel!
I have also been here earlier, and the patio is a chill and pretty place to get drinks after a game at Staples Center.
Parking is hard to find, its in an alleyway in the back from Olympic.

19/11/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
60. Eli B.
Lots of charm at the Fig. Great back patio by the pool,  and I dig the Moroccan decor. Just don't book a party there- I did- their event staff is not to be trusted.
Go and drink, but do your parties elsewhere.Oh, and don't sleep here....

26/03/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
61. Jonathan T.
this is the perfect after work spot, or after classes spot if you're a usc or fidm student. or if you're fortunate enough to be a downtown dweller these days. or if you're just on a mecca to staples ctr or the nokia to catch a show.  drop in before or after.

i am referring to the Hotel Fig's Veranda Bar. I've heard the rooms here are like postage stamps, which might make the large contingency of asian and euro tourists/urban backpackers feel right at home. ummm...yeah. so let's just stick to the bar.

basically, if you're lookin' for a chill hang by the pool with spacious seating around wrought iron/mosaic tables, this can be a great group or intimate low key gathering spot.

but act fast--for those of you with thin skin and tropical blood, i would imagine it might be on the wrong side of 'chill' in a few more weeks come nightfall.  or cuddle up next to someone special. or a heat lamp.

06/10/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
62. J F.
I love the bar at the Hotel Figueroa. It's in the back patio, a gem hidden away in downtown LA. The place is relaxed, quiet, and has beautiful pool and interior surroundings. This is definitely not a party scene, but more a place to sit down with a few friends for a couple drinks. The bartenders are friendly. There is a great deal of charm in this little hideaway.

23/03/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
63. mimi z.
My husband and I spent a wonderful weekend here.  The decor and vibe had us feeling like we were in a far off land.  The minute we walked into the front doors we knew we were going to have a special stay.  Our room was so beautiful too!  Simple, but everything we needed for a sweet get-a-way!  There was a wedding going on so some parts were off limit to us...... but next time we will ask before booking to make sure there is nothing like that going on.  The back patio (pool/jacuzzi) at night was splendid.  We sipped on cocktails, mingled with some nice people, and just enjoyed the lighting and the beautiful plants and flowers that surrounded us!    All in all, we enjoyed our visit!

31/03/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
64. Joshua E.
--- This is a review of the HOTEL not the bar, which seems like all the other reviews are for ---

I haven't stayed here myself, but I have heard the most aweful things about this hotel.  

1. Over a month in advance, booked a room with 2 double beds... got a room with 2 twin beds and a cot.. hotel didn't do anything to help.

2. Book an expensive fancy suite on the 12th floor... don't expect to have any friends come by your room.  The hotel appeared to be ridiculously strict about not allowing *anyone* but hotel guests even in the hotel.

For details, listen to Dawn and Drew describe their experience on their podcast:
dawnanddrewwp.podshow.co…

05/04/07 | Link | Rating: 1.0
65. Jonathan L.
This is a review for the Veranda Bar, as we didn't stay in the hotel, just went there for drinks.

I don't know if it was cause it was raining that night, but this place was dead.  We walked in expecting an inviting atmosphere, but instead the bouncer was rude and didn't seem like he wanted us there.  That being said we were all dressed to the hilt, and were just looking for a place to lounge and talk.  (and get our drinks)  The music was also kinda disappointing, as they just had some light elevator music going on in the background.

There was one bartender working that night (who was pretty bored) and only 20 some odd people were there.  We found a table to sit at inside (since it was so cold outside) and got some drinks.  The good news is the bartender poured some stiff drinks, but it didn't help with the atmosphere of the place.  As it turned out the table we found (the only one that was big enough for our group) was under the one heater in the room that wasn't working.  So it got pretty cold in that corner.  Also, there was a REALLY drunk girl that was yelling at the bartender almost all night, and the bouncer didn't seem to mind.  At one point after some people in our group went up to order another round, this drunk girl stumbled over to us, and started telling us what an a**hole the bartender was, we were all very weirded out that nobody was making this girl go home.  (and was she by herself? what was happening?)

At 12:30, the bouncer came in and told the bartender to have last call, and we were left scrambling to find another place to hang out.  We were thinking we had til 2am, so some of our party were not quite able to drive yet.  

I was pretty disappointed in the whole deal.

07/02/10 | Link | Rating: 1.0
66. Qype User (werje…)
Very quiet hotel in Los Angeles is Hotel Figueroa, placed at Downtown.
Hotel is very nice if you like old things or afrika. Its very easy to travel by a public transport, because near hotel is a bus and metro station. Hotel offers a laudry, car park, transport etc. For all guests. There are lot of rooms available for the customers. The reception is openet 24 hours a day and they help you with everything. Staff is also very nice. The good thing is internet connection on every room.

06/09/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
67. Al K.
GREAT atmosphere in communal areas. Just wish that same atmosphere was in the room. EXTREMELY clean, but very spartan. For the price, I could have stayed at Standard or possibly even the Checkers Hilton, but the linens were worn-out and the tv was basic cable on a grainy screen. NO decor. Nada. Yeah, I couldn't believe it either. Breakfast is cheap but not complementary. They even charge you for coffee. No complaints about the staff, though, unlike the other reviewers. They were as basically friendly as they could necessarily be.

08/03/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
68. Alessandra L.
Although I have spent a couple drunken nights here, and the rooms and pool are very nice, I must say they have a most intolerable snooty staff.

I have tried to book the casa blanca suite for a while now. It's crazy, it's as if they do not want your business. I will get the room eventually and will report on any happenings.

I give this place an "F", for fu*k you.

17/06/09 | Link | Rating: 1.0
69. nancy R.
--the bar
i love this place...it really is an oasis in the middle of the city...strictly for lounging and good hilarious conversations...drinks are LA priced but you can sneak in some olives in your purse

20/02/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
70. Nicole L.
After walking into the Veranda Bar with my boyfriend on a random Sunday, I knew I wanted to have my birthday party there. After asking the manager what we needed to do to book the Veranda Bar, she replied "nothing you can just come in." When we went last night for my birthday, there was a private party being held outside, and it was off limits. Because we did not see the sign that said private party, which was more like a note, we went in and sat down. The  manager, Grace, came over and gave me and my guests attitude about "breaking into a private event" even though there was not a sign, or security.
We continued upstairs at the Nomad bar, which was cute too. However, after all my guests arrived there was not enough room for everyone to sit. We tried to sit downstairs where there were ample seats. Grace would not let me and my guests sit there, though we were already drinking and were going to continue to spend money and stay there. After the last round of verbal abuse, we left and went to La Cita. Way more fun, and no rude people!
Though Hotel Fig is beautiful, the staff was so rude that I will not go back there.

30/01/10 | Link | Rating: 1.0
71. Peter V.
The bar by the pool is just great.  Music is never to loud, always a table to get drunk at.  Added bonus, the make a great long island iced tea.

07/10/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
72. Diana S.
This hotel lounge is a gem of a find and a great spot to steal away to when stuck in the Bermuda Triangle of the AEG Live Complex for a convention. The vibe by the pool is cool. Great ambience and get away from the neoness of AEG and the predictable chain outlets like ESPN Zone. My Mojito was tasty and I loved being poolside and also near the soothing sounds of a running fountain all while beneath a sky of tower buildings.

20/10/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
73. Andrea Z.
3.5 stars

The place is decorated super awesomely... LOVE the ambiance!

I would love to seat on the bed-lounge-nook thing that's off to the right of the bar near the entrance... it looked real nice and comfy.  

I did enjoy being outside and getting some fresh air and watching the pool lights change! Very pretty...

However, I hated having to walk from the patio, through and out of the bar, up a hallway, turn around the corner, AND finally down a flight of stairs... just to get to the ladies bathroom!!!!

I mean, c'mon! Its a bar! That means that (hopefully) I'm going to be drinking lots and thus peeing lots.
Its really very simple.

Also, its a bit overpriced for the quality of the drinks... but then again, I went some monday or tuesday night so that might explain the shitty excuse they had for a bartender (my martini was disgusting!).

Also...no one was there... but this can also be explained by the fact that i showed up early on in the week.

To leave on a good note, I did enjoy the decor very much and the chill atmosphere. Also love love love that its close to home and has no cover charge!!!!

02/05/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
74. Liz X.
This is one of my favorite watering holes.  If it wasn't for the trek to downtown, I would be here all the time.  The hotel itself is beautiful in that Los Angeles Art Deco style that I have come to really appreciate.  So many of the beautiful old theatres and buildings from that era are abandoned or being torn down that I'm glad that places like this still exist.  There is definitely a LOT of charm here.

The outdoor patio overlooking the pool has lots of space and the bar upstairs also has a good amount of space and seats!  Both parts of the bar are very chill and also a great place to get a bunch of people together (ie. chill birthday gathering).  It doesn't get super loud so you can hear the conversations you're having.

The bar at the Hotel Fig is beautiful, charming, spacious, and chill without any of the Hollywood scene which pretty much makes it a perfect bar!

09/03/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
75. Ruby C.
I work about a block away, which makes it a convenient spot for drinks after work. (Now if only I worked w/ people that would join me for a drink!)
The hotel's bar is beautiful! The bartender was great and he took care of us w/ drinks that were exquisitely tasteful.
Doesnt seem to be a very 'known' spot though...

30/05/07 | Link | Rating: 3.0
76. Kevin P.
-----This is only reviewing the bar, not the hotel rooms-----

Who this is for:  People just looking to chill out and lounge with a couple drinks (maybe a last stop for the night?).  Would be a cool place to bring a date after a movie or something also.  Nice & quiet.  Relaxed.

What it is not: a party scene.  People who show up there ready to just get drunk & loud will probably be looked down upon - by me if no one else.

Mixed drinks are reasonably priced and seemed to have a good amount of alcohol in them.

29/01/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
77. Vaughn M.
T-H-E W-O-R-S-T experience I have ever had at a hotel. Actually T-H-E W-O-R-S-T customer service experience I have ever had as well. Simply horrible. The owner, who works in the hospitality industry, does not have the slightest inkling about hospitality. We had booked 2 suites for 2 nights - but we left after the first night. I am no prima donna - I have stayed in $1 dormitory rooms in India that were equivalent, so I'm not scared to get my feet dirty - BUT, I am NOT happy to spend $450 a night for 2 nasty rooms: this is a former skid row flop house with musty halls that reek of urine, torn carpets, chicken wire windows, window AC unit, steam heat. And then to have the owner treat me like he's doing me a favor, is beyond the pale. I wont bore you with the bloody details - the things you would find to hate would be different than mine, but oh, you WOULD find things to hate. Instead, I am posting photos - please, please, please look at them carefully - they arent as pretty as the ones they post on their site. By the way, they'll have you pay $225 for a suite with an additional $12 to park and $5 if you want internet. We moved to The Los Angelino (a joie de vivre hotel), a beautiful modern hotel with great staff ($185 a night, FREE internet and FREE valet parking)...

20/06/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
78. hello y.
The ambiance is nice but the mixed drinks have pretty much no alcohol. Recommended for your next open bar party when you don't want everyone piss drunk afterward. If you like buying very expensive virgin drinks this might be the place for you as well. Or perhaps for happy hour after take-your-daughter-to-work day.

05/07/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
79. Mike B.
This is a cool little old hotel. I would stay here again. It doesn't seem like anyone works there but it has a bar and a pool and it's got a cool design.

30/10/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
80. Davey G.
Late afternoon sunlight from the golden west filtering through the colored glass... young vacationers splish-splashing in the pool and jacuzzi... cold drinks in a place that feels like it should be half a world away. It's like taking a mini-vacation without ever leaving the city.

The staff at the hotel/bar was totally accomodating and let us rearrange the tables and chairs. Drinks at the bar are reasonably priced.

Why you should come here? The decor creates the bestest atmosphere for any bar I've experienced in LA.

17/07/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
81. Rachel S.
ROOM REVIEW: I feel that a review of the actual rooms rather than the bar is extremely needed. First off if you dont feel like reading this whole review here is a summary: DO NOT STAY HERE. Sleep in your car if you have to in order to avoid staying here. Now where to begin let's make a list shall we...
1) first off the bathroom is incredibly small There is no counter so i had to place my makeup and various other items outside the bathroom  
2) The comforter was made out of a odd jean material which was incredibly uncomfortable.
3) the curtains on the window were so thin that light shined through (which was terrible since a brightly lit car wash sign was outside)
4) They have no room service!!
5) They only have one iron so you have to wait
6) The airconditioning unit makes incredibly loud noises and doesnt keep the room cool
7) There is a crochet carpet thing hanging from the wall that has been collecting dust for who knows how long that gave me a stuffy nose
8) I got a two bed room and one bed was huge and the other was very small
Needless to say i left after one terrible night here and never never ever ever plan to stay here again. ever.

15/07/09 | Link | Rating: 1.0
82. Danny L.
Part Morrocan, part Indian, part Mexican and a whole lotta R&R - Hotel Fig has a soothing poolside bar sandwiched betwen the Downtown Towers and the LA Live cranes.  I'm typing this review buzzing off of two Mojitos.  Either I'm alcoholically challenged or they pour their drinks deep.

Now time to finish BEST WEEK EVER...

Oh! Go to the Fig Hotel where getting drunk is cheap and easy.

19/05/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
83. Cam L.
After many moons, I finally found myself back in L.A. and of course, hanging at the bar at Hotel Figueroa. My 5 stars is strictly for the bar.

When I lived and worked in downtown L.A., the work gang would always come to the Hotel Fig for drinks after work. Thankfully, my stank ass boss and his cohorts would always go to the Standard for drinks (and the scene) and left us in peace at Hotel Fig. Usually, it was pretty quiet and empty like others have said. This is crucial as you can gossip and crank out the latest corporate horror story without fear of a box and pink slip on your desk the next morning.

Yes, it can be sketch getting there every now & then because the immediate blocks are full of character and characters. But the moment you walk in the darkened lobby, it's as if you are whisked back into time to some far off destination. I always think "Casablanca" those first few moments.

The drinks are good and the chips are free. They're not overly pricey but just about right for L.A. standards. Whether you are lounging poolside or by the bar, it's almost always chill and a great time. It was great to get back there on this last trip. My 5 stars are definitely part nostalgic for the after work convos.

26/12/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
84. Thea G.
This is a review of their lounge - What an amazing atmosphere. We sat on a bed sort of thing and had coronas and vodka sodas that resembled my bedroom when I was sixteen that I attempted to design myself after Beyonce's crib (I mean this as a compliment, not a diss, surprisingly. That show used to be cool, right?) There wasn't a big crowd, but the small crowd that was there worked well with the super laid back vibe. They didn't have beer on tap which I found sort of odd, and the beer bottles were the same price as the well drinks. But you're looking at a pretty environment where you can actually hear other people and you can even sit by the pool at heated tables. I felt sort of like I was on vacation even though I was near LA Live. Definitely recommend this place for parties with friends. On a side note, for film geeks such as myself, pretty sure this is where they shot the independent film "Spooner".

05/11/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
85. Clay E.
I haven't stayed at the hotel, but the bar is fantastic.  It's a great place to go after a stressful day at work in the downtown area.

It really feels like you're in a garden in the midst of an urban jungle.  The walls are covered in greenery but you're surrounded by the cityscape.

Not many people were in the pool but it was late in the day.  Food options are limited to about 3 choices and you have to order inside, so that can be a hassle.  Also, there's no table service, which I liked because once you take a seat you can just sit back and relax.  There is background music as well (dub electronica when I was there like Nightmares on Wax) but it's very low.

26/07/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
86. Sadie G.
Alright, so I am strictly writing about the bar in this hotel because I have never stayed here.
I love this bar because it makes me feel like I am traveling. I love mingling with the various cultures of tourists staying here. I always have a grand time. Whenever I go to LA LIVE over priced Doucheville I always end up taking a stroll down to the bar in the Hotel Fig because it makes me feel at home. I have never had an event here, but after peeking into the amazing room downstairs (where the bathrooms are) this would definitely be the next place I throw a party. The hotel is oooozing with the old hollywood vibe, it's almost creepy in that way. Definitely a memorable experience for any tourist who wants to leave with a memorable visit of Los Angeles. Not really trendy or hip in the typical way, but if you have a thirst for history and ambiance this is the place for you. If I were visiting LA this is where i would stay.

31/05/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
87. Macelle A.
Fun place to take visitors of LA. Great place for a drink. Are we in LA or Marrakesh?

31/01/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
88. Lucy M.
Didn't actually stay here, but gathered here with friends/family after an LAFF screening. Really lovely space with lots of outdoor seating. The decor is beautiful, has a fairly casual feel, inviting rather than snobby. The service at the bar was good, and they were very accommodating for a large group arriving with no notice. I wish the menu were a little more interesting/tasty. We decided to eat elsewhere after a few rounds of drinks and some appetizers because the food just didnt look that appealing. Would definitely come back if I were in the area again.

08/09/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
89. Mitchell F.
For the bar:

Talk about an oasis in the middle of downtown.  Once you step into the hotel it's like being in a totally different county.  It seems definitely more a lounge place where people can hang out and talk and a good date hang out spot.  It's got heat lamps if gets cold.  The scenery and vibe is great and chillin next to a pool raises the cool factor even more.
 The mixed drinks were around 7-8.  It closes around midnite I believe so it's more early party spot since it was pretty empty on a thursday nite when i went.  Finding parking close by is the biggest pain. Definitely a place worth checking out if you've never been.

08/06/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
90. Angelina Y.
Love this place ! Very botique chic it's all done in a moroccan theme a very serene setting a pool with kitty cats and lizards running around a quaint little bar not a busy scene at all it's a perfect summer night lounge ! All the rooms are fantastic and they have a beautiful suite with a amazing tub ! This place is great for weddings an or just a drink by the pool best part is it's pretty low key for being right in the center of downtown.

01/07/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
91. Jasmine L.
the architecture and ambiance in this hotel is amazing! i walked in after having a huge lunch at The Pantry, and felt instantly transported to a tropical island - with the tile floor, beautiful warm colors, high vaulted ceilings - and the overall decor and vibe of the hotel. the pool area was small, but since i was just passing through to check it out, i didn't mind much.

if you're in the area, this hotel is definitely worth checking out, just for the architecture. next time i'll be sure to get a drink at the bar and enjoy the beautiful atmosphere longer.

27/03/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
92. Dayna C.
From the outside, you would never know what you are about to see inside....Tropical ,Moroccan, beautiful decor... beautiful... we had my roommates birthday party out on the patio by the pool.  This place is a hidden gem and it is beautiful.  Lots of international guests hanging out speaking wonderful languages, excellent bartender, drinks are strong.  Get caught up in the atmosphere here.  I can't wait to come back!  I didn't stay in the rooms but they are beautiful too.  Parking lots in the neighborhood.

27/10/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
93. Noel Z.
I went here for a friend's Birthday.  She rented a suite and it was incredible.  Well worth it.  The outdoor pool and bar area is fantastic.  Very eclectic and chic.

04/05/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
94. Andrew T.
Wifey and I stayed here Tuesday (22Jan08) because we were in LA to see the Kings game. The hotel is decorated in a faux-Moroccan/southwestern theme. The desk clerk wasn't particularly friendly...let's call her "efficient." Our room was on the 4th floor and had a California-king sized bed, a water closet (toilet & shower),  a separate tiny room with the sink and a counter for dressing and a couple of small closets. Overall, the hotel is pretty good, getting 3 stars, but a bonus 4th star for being so close to the Staples/Convention Center part of downtown. Heating is via an old-school steam radiator and the A/C looks like something from the Johnson administration. Hotel parking is a lot behind the hotel (look for the alley off of Olympic and watch for the sign)

After the game, we had a nightcap at the bar. The bar had a nice groove to it and it was a great place to see some of the LA skyline from.

If I need to stay downtown, I'm definitely headed back to the Fig.

25/01/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
95. Ellen H.
I feel like they've filmed an episode of Alias at Hotel Figueroa where Jennifer Garner's character is traipsing around Morocco...it could pass... on TV...  

But in real life, it's more like Morocco as imagined in Mexico - seems to be a blend of decor.  But the outdoors is great, similar vibe to Roosevelt Hotel's poolside and bar (except without David Hockney painting in the pool), there's lots of varied spaces, beautiful tile, lots of Moroccans rugs and sitting areas plush with colorful cushions, and there's an atmospheric and dark downstairs bar too.  It's worth visiting this landmark in LA.

15/09/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
96. belinda n.
walking distance from the 7th & figueroa metro stop.
mojitos by the pool. (no official happy hour so expensive. $80 for us 2)
clean funky bathrooms (& funky stairwell)
comfy open lobby; dark yet airy..
medium sized pool.
way not as douchy as the standard's.
antique looking wrought iron patio tables/chairs.
will def return to get my tan on in a relaxed environment.

20/06/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
97. Jenn T.
This place is gorgeous! I love the dark Spanish flamenco feel. The poolside area is lovely, and you really don't feel like your in the heart of downtown LA when you are there. I came here for a private party about a week or two ago and let me tell you, they have an amazing catering service. The food was great, the staff friendly, and it was a perfect place to "get away from it all" I'm definitely planning on throwing a get together here soon just to have an excuse to come back.

28/09/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
98. Bernard K.
Well, an absolute experience. From the unique and international entrance to the bathrooms, the pool, the restaurant and the rooms, this place is so different and unexpected. Truly not your average place. Memorable in every way.
The decor is striking, and infinitely better, I think, than newer places that are more corporate and designed by poll. The room (Medina suite) was pretty large, had a city-type view (not much sky or skyline; in fact, mostly roof and outer wall), was painted a dark blue which I found very conducive to sleep. Strong wi-fi signal. Everything worked, and everything - lamps, bedding, chairs - amplified the Moroccan theme. It was a fine place and a memorable stay.

01/05/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
99. Mel D.
Went here last year for Rosie C.'s birthday.   Loved the outdoor courtyard area and the views of the skyline.  Such a sexy little getaway in the middle of downtown.   This would be a great place to grab a drink by the pool and get your flirt on with a cute date.  

OR, your could do what Rosie did and jump in the pool after a few celebratory drinks.  They'll toss you out and close the pool area after that, but if you make sure that a friend videotapes the whole thing for posterity (or to post on YouTube) it might be worth it!

10/10/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
100. Ivy D.
------ REVIEW OF THE HOTEL - WEDDING ------

Me and my husband got married at the Hotel Figueroa in July. I have to say, it was amazing! With all the rich colors, textures and decor, it was absolutely beautiful. The space is gorgeous, you don't need additional decorations. Dinner was Moroccan, served family style (except for the bride and groom who were served directly) and was delicious.  If it were just about the wedding itself, I would give it 5-stars.

Our suite (the Casablanca) was incredible. Beautiful, beautiful room, including a desk alcove, sitting area, bar, huge walk-in closet and a bathtub you could do laps in. However, being right next to the Mezzanine bar does not lend for a lot of privacy coming and going.  

The guest rooms can leave much to be desired. I warned many of our family and friends beforehand that this was NOT a luxury hotel. There are many amenities that other hotels offer that the Fig does not. There is no room service, the hotel restaurant is limited, if its open at all, and some of the rooms are just not that attractive. If you're looking for luxury, this is not the place for you. If you're looking for something different, with a LOT of atmosphere and don't mind not having an alarm clock, then check it out.

My only real complaint was that the registration desk personnel was less than friendly. They weren't exactly rude, but they were far from pleasant towards me, my husband or our guests, and this was each time we had to interact with them. (I've stayed at this hotel on other occasions and noticed this before.)

I would give it 5 stars, but deducted one for apathetic service.

13/09/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
101. rose d.
I love this place, its just perfect for a nice outdoor drink in a not so trendy spot. Its not a "meet people" bar, but great if you bring friends and all want to sit down at a table together. I am a sucker for a night lite pool, so of course I like it for the evening, but lovely place to get some sun during the day.
drinks are good and not horrific in price.

11/10/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
102. KC L.
I did not stay here but met up with a large group before The Who show at the Nokia theater nearby.

What a very cool place! Great bar, great staff and an ultra cool pool patio.

Food was OK but not anything special.You have to order food upfront for the pool bar but they do deliver it.

11/11/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
103. Chris V.
As some before I did not stay here, but went to the bar and walked around the lobby areas.  Like most have stated, the decor in this place is stunning.  The Moroccan theme is everywhere, they really outdid themselves.  It's not some lame attempt at a theme, but all out.

The pool and the patio next to it (with the fabric drapery) is also fantastic.  This would be a great place to host a private party.

22/02/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
104. Valentina D.
Before I lived in L.A., I booked a few rooms here for me and the X and a couple of good friends.  The X, who was Finicky, and who had lived in L.A. when downtown hotels meant "fleabags", was kind of horrified by my choice.  I, however, felt I was on to something.
I've always romanticized big city downtowns, I love Manhattan, and Paris, and even little downtown Boston.  But dowtown L.A., well, that took a bit of work.  To love, that is.  But love it I did, from the moment I set eyes on the FIgueroa.  Big, gritty and scary on the outside, potentially stunning on the inside (just like some of the men I've loved).  

The Figueroa isn't even a grand dame.  She lacks the...well, the grandeur.  Instead, she's a flamboyant aging flamenco dancer, all swirly Moroccan fabrics, intricate tilework, and lacy metal work.  The rooms were a bit iffy, I'll admit, but someone had put some heart into the decor.  The towels and sheets were on the flimsy side, but there were ottomans and orange fabrics hanging from the bed and a certain joie de vivre within.  However, it's the lounges and the bar (as noted in the other reviews) that are most appealing about this hotel

We were here last night, have a pre-Thanksgiving dinner cocktail at the bar.  The place was almost empty, but the German bartender was jovial and chatty.  I didn't drink (after my girls' night out with the Queen of Yelp and some of my chicks, I needed to detox, double-quick) so he made sure I had ice water with lemon, which was sweet.
Next time I go I'm wearing some slinky 1930s piece, curling my hair (which is finally curling length) in an appropriate Rita-Hayward-ish coifff, and dancing the tango with some dark and mysterious stranger (or with Robertito, who will no doubt humor me).  

I predict that in two years the Figueroa will be a breathtakingly beautiful and expensive boutique hotel and condo combo. And if I strike it rich, I'll be one of the first to move in.
Ole`.

23/11/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
105. George G.
Wow this place is sexy. I'd love to stay here. I've been here a few times for drinks, and it is truly a relaxing place. It's nice for midweek dates, too. No blaring music! You can have a nice conversation, and feel the nice breeze. Nothing I love better than sitting poolside here at night with a tasty Caucasian, and my other half, George.

30/07/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
106. cliff d.
Do not ever get a room there you will not like it go to motel 6 instead.

That said awesome pool and jacuzzi ambiance is morracan revival  just  don't let the owner uno or his wife she is a real treat ,catch u in the pool great drinks and great times as long as you don't get a room they something  suck real bad.

19/08/08 | Link | Rating: 1.0
107. Daniel M.
As an LA native, I can care less about their hotel rooms, therefore I will not comment on that. The bar area on the other hand has been a regular stop of mine for the past two years. If you want a quiet, mellow place to just have drinks, this is definitely a stop to make.

22/10/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
108. mavel r.
On we weeknite the pool lounge area is awesome because it's ultra low key and a true urban oasis.  One second you think your of on an exotic location then you look up at the skyscrapers and realize your still in DTLA...It is comfortable unique, & unpretentious. Bar staff is friendly and  I especially recommend the Margaritas! After being in the poolside setting a craved margarita with salt and it was perfectly stiff! Will keep coming back.

09/06/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
109. Jason Y.
A really unique, chill place to hang out and drink at in downtown LA. While all the other places are more upscale, you can come here and have a peaceful time with a few drinks by the pool.  Staff is super friendly, drinks are average priced.

09/10/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
110. Reza M.
The Hotel Fig bar is one of the hidden gems of downtown LA.  Walking distance from LA Live, when you walk in you're hit with visions of some historical land.  When you get to the bar/pool area, you don't even feel like you're LA anymore.  The bartenders are great and the drinks are awesome.  Every time I've been there, I get the open pour for my Whiskey and sprite.  The food is ok and it is a trek to the bathroom.  When you go downstairs, you feel like you're in a movie where there's about to be a shoot out in some exotic area.  The bar is only open after 5pm so it's a great place for happy hour or after a Laker game.

16/11/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
111. Patrick W.
While I've never stayed at the hotel itself, I absolutely love the bar here. Not nearly as busy or crowded as some other 'hip' places in DTLA. Since it's outside, the noise level isn't off the charts which makes it a great place to sit down with a group of friends and talk. It really does feel like an exotic oasis even though you're only half a block from LA Live and Staples.

22/02/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
112. Kunney T.
Short Review
Cool rooms, stiff drinks, bad view.

Long Review
I'm blown away by the style at Hotel Fig.  There is a Moroccan theme here that permeates the building.  I have yet to stay in one of the rooms, but if the crowd is any indication, this place houses pretty Japanese girls who are usually touring LA with their moms.  And no, they do not speak English well (Eh-goh-gah wakarimass?  Choto.  Choto).

The drinks here are standard LA prices: 7 bucks roughly for some decent stuff (makers) and the drinks are usually pretty small.  They have a limited dinner menu containing fried chicken, steak, and chicken filet for those who can afford it; free chips and salsa for those who can't.

They also have a large bluish pool with lots of tables.  Great seating.

As for the crowd, it was a mix of students from USC and the surrounding area and also professionals off from a long day of work.  

Not the best view in the world.  Why?  We sat across from a suited gentleman who was accompanied by a tall blond.  The blond was clearly nibbling on something but it was not anything the hotel sold.  If you're imagining something lewd, you're probably right.

19/02/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
113. Doug E.
Ahhh yes. I used to work in the Audio Video Lighting industry, and did a lot of events at this place. At the time, the whole area just north of the Staples Center was not done. Down town was still quite a wreck in that area. The area is quite nice there now.

Regardless of how f-ed up the area was at the time, Hotel Fig was still amazing! A great indoor bar area with a cool up stairs area that over looked the main lobby and bar. The pool area was great too, with a nice spot to chill outside with pillows to lounge on.

I will say this place is (or was) a bit Hollywood, as a lot of rock stars and rock star types seemed to be the main clientele there.... but hey... hot chicks with tattoos never bothered me!

The general manager of the place can be a bit tough. He definitely doesn't put up with BS. But hey... that can be a good thing as well. Especially from the hotels point of view.

All in all ... if you are going to stay in Down Town LA ... this place is great... great location too!

14/04/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
114. Evelyn R.
I went to this bar last Friday. I've read all the great reviews on yelp and decided to check it out. OMG! I have to admit,  the scenic view is great!. However, the place was boring and my friends and I were the only people their @ 11pm. Word of the wise, bring your own crowd to enjoy this great location.

20/07/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
115. Super Jill L.
review based on decor......

So I finally ventured across the street from one of our job sites to the Hotel Figueroa and its amazing!  I was a little scared because to be honest it looked like it could go either way..

But I was so surprised to find beautiful terracotta tiles throughout, heavy wrought iron fixtures, spectacular medieval furniture, wonderful clean jet black bar in back and stunning outside area, great lighting (if your not trying to read anything..) all in all it was so worth taking a quick detour through there, you really must check it out.

Great to look at, possibly not as practical to use?

05/03/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
116. Jimmy K.
My lil piece of LA. I wish this was my backyard...

29/07/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
117. Helen K.
This review is for the bar and outside patio ONLY. There are chairs and tables that surround the pool for people to use while sippin on your favorite drink on a warm summer night. Drinks are fairly priced and the crowd is mixed, from older hotel guests to hipsters, I'm sure you'll find whatever your heart desires. The decor is Moroccan and I love how the lights look at night. The lights are dim so that you can have a clear view of dtla at night. It's a great spot to grab a drink with friends and relax. Parking sucks soooo bad this part of downtown, but there are paid lots and the elusive meter parking, if you look hard enough.

20/07/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
118. Nelson D.
Hotel decor was cool, cool theme, but the hotel experience was horrible.  Service here is horrible, rooms are small and everything is very old and dirty.  Mattress are very old, carpet was nasty dirty and had to kick cover off the bed and walked around in shoes the carpets where so bad.  I event looked a few rooms to give the hotel a chance, but it was the same with all the rooms. I check out first thing in the morning and found a new hotel.   Don't let the pictures on the web fool you.

13/01/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
119. Greg M.
Loved this place. I stayed here from 11/4 through 11/7. If you are looking to stay at a hotel chain where everything in every city is the same, this is not your place, go across the street. If you want something that feels funky, boutiquesh, with beautiful elements thought,  this is the place. It is also very close to everything in Downtown LA.  I stayed in a room with 2 beds with my friend and it was roomy, I just had to make sure I asked for the 2 double beds.  We were able to walk everywhere from this hotel in Downtown. The pool area is very hip with good drinks and music at night. This is my new home away from home in Los Angeles.  The rooms were clean, the food was decent downstairs, the staff was friendly and the view of the new nokia center is pretty neat.

08/11/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
120. theo n.
Yes it's a dive hotel, but the lounge in the back is grandiose; perfect for a UYE, or a large birthday party. My only reservation is the pool, It appears spectacular and has a deep end, but in actuality, it's shaped like a . . . coffin.

So watch out when you jump off the deep end!

26/05/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
121. JC K.
Imagine Aladdin but with tons of booze. Minus the genie but a lot more fine bitches.

I love it.

23/04/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
122. Laura K.
I got my first taste of the hotel when I was told hot tub closed at 7pm. No wonder it was vacant! The modern conveniences were not there like a coffee maker in the room and spa hours at least till 10pm. Also soap and shampoo and even room service. It was like a hostel I would have gone to as a student only more expensive. I might as well been sleeping on a cot....forget pillow top mattresses. I actually spent less at a way nicer hotel in Anaheim. Plus you have to pay for breakfast and parking and it is loud and not dark enough to sleep.

24/01/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
123. david e.
strictly for the bar in the back patio.

this is definitely a spot for to chill with friends.  the outdoor patio is arranged so that there are tables surrounding the hotel's pool.  ambiance set by the dimly lit patio and moroccan architecture, you can order beers at the bar and enjoy them at the tables on the patio, admiring the skyline of LA Live.  the patio remarkably does a great job of making you feel like you're somewhere other than the heart of downtown los angeles.  when sitting out there, you almost forget that you're across from the staples center.  

very quaint spot.  none of that waiting in line or having to get all done up just to hang.  mixed, good people crowd.  come in sneaks, jeans, and a tshirt and just enjoy the good company of friends.  

just dont wear sweatpants.

24/06/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
124. Daniel H.
Great outdoor lounging within walking distance from Staples Center and LA Live.

The ambiance was great on a Thursday night around 9:00 -- only abou 70% of the tables were full and it was easy to find a quiet spot. The music was loud enough to hear, but quiet enough to ignore. The top-shelf martinis were LA-Priced ($11) but BIG THUMBS DOWN for the *plastic* martini glass.

As a matter of fact, that was my only problem, but its a major gripe. Most fancy drinks taste awful out of plastic. They didn't even do anything to try and mitigate the issue -- the serving size was on the small side and they cheaped out and used mini-straws instead of toothpicks for the olives.

Overall, I'd go back for the location and the feel, but I'll be ordering mixed well drinks next time.

04/09/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
125. Haiku-Project H.
Like the old stars did
Enjoy a drink by the pool
It will taste like shit.

Here's one other thing:
Staff wears ugly uniforms
Shocker the drinks suck.

17/05/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
126. David M.
This place is great. Went here for a wedding this past weekend. The ambiance is amazing and so is the decor. The staff was very friendly and the food they provided was excellent. The rooms were neat too. I have stopped here a few times for a drink after work since I work not too far from here. This is a great gem in the middle of LA.

05/07/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
127. Val B.
Nice outdoor bar area.  The crowd depends on what's going on.  There was a wedding reception going on in the ballroom/bar area so we were relegated to the outdoors.  It's nice though.  The servers are attentive and awesome but let's admit it, not the "hippest" place to be in downtown.  Maybe if I were an out of town person here for a convention or something and needed a drink to wind down with some lame work people, and this was where we were staying, then yeah.

18/04/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
128. Gary I.
Great drinks. Very trendy inside. Love the Spanish structure to it. Prime location; next to the Staples Center.

20/07/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
129. Susie C.
Parking:  $20 parking in their back lot on Figueroa and Olympic.  Very small space and expensive self parking.  There parking around the hotel at various lots for $7-10 bucks.

Decor:  Absolutely gorgeous Spanish styled theme.  The rooms are huge and absolutely gorgeous and insanely spacious!

CON: Located in downtown Los Angeles and it's a bit hard to spot due to the busy surrounding but it's a orangish building.

15/08/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
130. Marcus F.
Lounge review only:

This is an oasis in downtown. A lovly and subtle middle eastern look. Nice bartenders. Quiet and so unhollywood. Very cool place to unwind and relax. Drinks are fairly decent too. Nothing like seven grand or Copa d'Oro, but okay none the less.

02/03/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
131. Zoe T.
this review is solely for the bar.

overall pretty dope. love the quiet chill vibe, loved the music that was playing as well. there are a few things i think could use work, things that would make this place a must-go-to nightspot.

1. service. the pool area is very laid back and vibey-i love it. but if you sit at one of the tables poolside, you will not get any sort of service. you must get your drinks at the bar.

2. bar. the bartender was nice n' all, but there are no specialty drinks. i dont even think there was a happy hour, and i was there at 6. prices were decent though, 8 bucks for a whiskey ginger.

3. food. ha, this is a joke. if you're enjoying your evening or winding down after work poolside or even in the bar, you have to go all the way into the lobby to order food from the "cafe". i put cafe in quotes because your options are extremely limited. and if you are accompanied by a vegetarian, prepare for them to act confused and stressed and even say no to preparing you something meatless. i believe the choices were burger n' fries, fried chicken, or some sort of noodle dish. they dont offer appetizers to munch on, unless you buy them in plates that serve at least 25.

like i said, overall the bar experience is nice. if they provide waiter service, and more food options in terms of appetizers or anything other than burgers or fried chicken there would be much more of an appeal.

i came at around on Monday, so it was completely dead. but from reading the other reviews it seems like the bar area is pretty much dead all the time. if they changed the aforementioned, i'd for sure frequent this place.

the hotel, thats another story. just from seeing the backside of it, i dont think i'd want to stay. especially after reading a few reviews of what its like to sleep here. no thanks.

18/01/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
132. Teresa M.
It was perfect. Went for Emmy weekend. Something different than your chain hotel. Would stay again and again. Right across the street from LA Live. Not one complaint. Parking is only $12/night.

15/10/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
133. Mindy R.
There were many things I looked past while I stayed here for the LA Gift show. This review is for the bar, pool, hotel and restaurant.

It was too loud outside to keep the window open and the A/C was so loud and clunky I couldn't sleep with it on either, but I wasn't moving the mountain of clothes I unpacked so I dealt with it.

Even though it was a non smoking room, there were a few nights out if the week that ciggarette smoke crept in from somewhere, I never figured out how.

Even though I put the sign out not to be disturbed, the maid came in 2-3 times anyway. I hate that.

The beautiful morrocan restaurant...had no one in there for dinner, when I asked to see a menu it was mostly burgers so I went to LA Live instead.

The only saving grace was the really nice bartender who at the gift show party by the pool pulled one if the drunk patrons away so I could go back to my room. That one star up there is all him.

The morrocan food catered at the pool was pretty gross I could not eat it, and I was starving. I had a couple of small...somethings, and was rewarded with diareah the next morning.

I was still going to give it 3-4 stars just because I thought it looked cool (although they clearly had a lot if Mexican decor for no reason) It felt like I was in a foreign country or something. That was until I was checking out and found out that they charged me like 72 dollars for parking. I was never told nor signed anything about parking so I didn't understand how they can charge me. The manager came out, acting like a thug saying he finds it fishy that I would ask now about parking (I just found out moron!) and insisted that he's sure whoever checked me in told me (ugh, no otherwise we wouldn't have this problem) he showed me the paper where I filled out my car's info and I pointed out that no where on there was there anything about paying for parking. I mean I just spent $1,000 dollars at his hotel, it was about principal. He told me to take it up with my credit card company (sounds like this happens all the time to him)

I was so upset with how he talked down to me, you'd think it was one of those pay by the hour slums. And there was a tiny hard to see sign on the way in about parking. I'll never be back, and I think it's funny that I ended up being the duchess of this dump.

28/08/10 | Link | Rating: 1.0
134. Pinguino K.
I went here last weekend for the first time, and was blown away by its awesomeness. The pool was fantastic, but it was really laid back and not super crowded. The little spots to lounge around in were really cute and reminiscent of desert palaces. And really, the first thing that caught my eye was a really amazing old vintage hotel figueroa logo out by the parking lot. I'd definitely come here again.

oh and my vodka redbull was yummy too.

09/04/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
135. Ken W.
After being bombarded by the visual pollution that is L.A. Live and the Staple's Center, stepping into the Hotel Figueroa's lobby is like a breath of fresh, incensed air.

This place transports you to another world, and it's easy to believe that one or more of the folks lounging in the lobby are there for an intelligence drop-off. Maybe they'll have a stiletto tucked into a boot or pack a .38 snubnose in a jacket pocket. You can almost smell the intrigue in the air.

The pool area in the back brings you a little bit back to reality (helped along last night by the pool being empty of water). A group of us, fresh from an aborted attempt to bowl at Lucky Strike found a round table and a bunch of chairs.

A plus (or minus) about the patio is that smoking is allowed, the unspoken offer made evident by ashtrays on the tables.

Overall, a very relaxing place. It's not high-end. Chips and salsa are available, but at least the chips were fresh and the salsa was... Pace? I don't know, but it was okay.

Now, most of the cocktails seemed to be served in clear plastic cups, although I DID see a woman at the bar drinking something from a cocktail glass. Most of the people in our group got either highballs or beer. What's nice is that the prices were reasonable; seven dollars for a rum and coke and I called the brand, too!! The bartender also isn't skimpy with the booze according to my friends.

I thought my drinks were clearly not watered down, but nor were they capable of spontaneous combustion. I thought it was a good amount packing enough of a wallop.

Someone ordered a round of kamikaze's, but the bartender made them as "cocktails" as opposed to "shooters" since the drinks came neat, in short, plastic old-fashioned glasses. Still, I thought they were pretty yummy.

The liquor selection wasn't very high-end. I saw Jack, Maker's Mark, I can't remember gin or vodka selections. It was probably not that great since I opted for a Bacardi and Coke. Still, this is the kind of chill place I'd return to with friends if I wanted a quiet place for a reasonably priced drink. Besides, the selection felt strangely appropriate for the environment to me, which added to the hotel's vibe.

One thing that disappointed me was the L.A. Live complex next door as well as the skyscraper under construction that invaded my line of sight just above the courtyard's vine-covered walls. Before, you could forget that you were in Downtown Los Angeles. Last night, I kept on seeing the bright car wash sign and the blue glow of L.A. Live. It sort of destroyed that illusion of make-believe Morocco.

Parking was pretty easy to come by and reasonable for the area at a $7.00 flat-rate, although I imagine it gets pricier when there are sporting events going on.

One thing: the bathrooms. They are perfectly fine, but are downstairs so remember that one fact before you order "one too many". The lighting down there is sort of on the low side, the North African decor giving the open area leading to the toilets sort of an otherworldly, mysterious feeling. Very UN-L.A., and maybe a little creepy if you're a paranoid drunk.

One thing I always wonder about this place: what are the rooms like? It was a little hard for me to tell if the people in the lobby toting luggage were really tourists from out of town. I don't know. Who stays here? Why? I've only come to this hotel for the pool area.

It might have been the Moroccan-themed decor, but a small part of me felt like checking for the comfort of my .32 automatic as I scanned the lobby for my contact, the one from Tangiers.

19/01/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
136. Kristy K.
Verandah Bar would be my ideal spot to throw a cool little get together. Pool side bar/lounge with lush greenery and cactus surrounding the place. It's like an urban oasis. It's comfortable cool, unique, not pretentious, flavorful.
One thing not flavorful was walking down this creepy flight of stairs to go to the stinky bathroom. Stinkay i tell u. Like my bf was too scared to go by himself and i was holding the door and my nose. ew
For that reason, i'm not sure if I would consider staying in the hotel...

09/04/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
137. Ema S.
I really liked this place, really old Spanish style...kinda dark, cool cabanas and a pool!
Came here after Ski Dazzle with some friends to have a couple of drinks. Really awesome place, really mellow and had a good vibe. I don't remember how much the drinks were ( not cause i was drunk ) but because I didn't pay ha ha. But they made a pretty good Washington Apple. I am definitely coming back!

09/12/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
138. paul m.
Welcome to an oasis in downtown LA... Fantastic, magical morrocan paradise! Drinks by the pool...what bliss. Best kept secret...so unique, you are in the only place to be In LA!

Try it, you will love it...I do.

22/01/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
139. Francis H.
I read the reviews of this place and was surprise to see no writeup about the food. I probably had the best $8 burger there and yummy fries. The burger was simple: a big slice of beef, American cheese, ice burg lettuce and large tomato slices. The fries were extra crispy with a hint of season salt. There were only a few items on the menu and the burger caught my eye. This definitely beats paying $10 for a crappy burger at the Steeple Center or at one of the corporate restaurants at the Nokia.

The thing that added to the flavor of the food is the atmosphere. We sat by the pool and like Marcus F said its a downtown oasis. Very chill and a great escape from the concrete jungle. This is absolutely a wonderful place to take a date because it provides an intimate vibe and has a wonderful staff.

Next time I go I'm jumping in the pool!

31/03/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
140. Dan R.
If you like drinking in the dark next to an illuminated outdoor pool, then this place is for you. I think it's a good place to meet up with a large group because the tables easily join together and you're not going to get humped and bumped by some club bros while trying to unwind. It's a relaxing atmosphere and inside the bar is Moroccan, as you can see from the dozens of photos. Now that MySpace is worth about $3, I think Hotel Figueroa could buy their slogan and hang it over one of their funky lamps or something.

10/07/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
141. Alexander M.
After  hearing my friends RAVE about this place, I was a little confused when I discovered it was nothing more than a big outdoor lounge, albeit a lushly decorated one. The interior of both the hotel and the Veranda Bar are Moroccan themed and no detail has been overlooked. The actual bar is pretty small so crowds form pretty quickly but the staff are generally very nice. The outdoor deck is a great place to chill in nice weather but the big blue swimming pool just BEGS to be jumped in...alas it is off limits after dark.

Nice place to lounge with a mojito, but don't expect to be wowed.

21/12/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
142. Danny C.
Wish the pool bar was open during the day on the weekends. Such a waste. I guess they need to think of their guests, though there were only a couple people when I went on Sunday.

26/07/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
143. Nazar B.
I guess this place was hot, like 2 years ago.

Went here on a Friday to check it out. It was dead.

There's a pool shaped like a coffin and some tables around it. A cozy bar and a few tables under the cover near the bar. There were no heat lamps by the pool which kind of sucked.

The view was very nice. I guess if you come here with a large company of friends it may not be too bad.

I wouldn't come back here otherwise.

13/06/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
144. Damon P.
Best place to go before/after any event at Staples center to grab a few drinks.  Always open and never really that busy.  Be sure to go to the bar by the pool.  You can sit outside and enjoy the sun, or right under the roof and chill.

23/02/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
145. Dennis R.
My friend is leaving town, maybe for good, so she decided to have a last get-together at the Hotel Fig, Downtown. The place is kitty-corner from the obnoxiously bright LA Live, on the bottom floor of the once exquisite Hotel Figueroa. This place has a flair of the old Downtown, the good Downtown, where a man's word still meant something.

I went down the tiled hallway, past the reception and the phone booths, to the bar and the pool, surrounded by tables and plump with mellow candlelight and hushed conversations. The decor: confused mixture of Moroccan and Latin American styles. I took it in. The place was a refreshingly down-tempo oasis in my hectic, penniless world. The world of a Private Eye.

If revolutionaries in authentic vintage were planning an overthrow of Vichy Los Angeles from the relative safety of far-off Casablanca, this is where they would sip vodka tonics and idly ruminate about their ideals. And if Zapata and his generals wanted to celebrate a hard fought day of agrarian reform, they would surely enjoy their mojitos poolside.

I met her at the bar. We ordered drinks, took a seat at a table by the water, and dined slowly on chips and salsa. The crowd was on the older-than-me side, and people mostly kept to themselves: whispering, plotting. But we didn't care. This was our night. We eventually worked our way back inside, where a few more drinks led us to a revealing game of truth or dare in one of the private cabanas. "Truth," she said, "or dare."

"Truth," I whispered back. I knew what was coming.

"Do you still love me?" I couldn't answer, but her eyes begged. Those big, blue eyes. I stirred my drink.

"Fine," I replied. "Dare it is."

"Kiss me?" I looked at her. I just couldn't say no, couldn't stand to see those baby blues swell up with teardrops one more time. Her plane was taking off in less than seven hours. So we kissed.

"Last call," we heard from the bar. I said goodbye, grabbed my coat, and walked out of her life forever. But as I was driving back, eyes tingling and stomach in ropes, I sent her one last text message: "heres lookin at u kid".

VIBE: mellow, secluded, 'decayed elegance'
CROWD: tame, private, casual
PRICE: $$

02/06/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
146. Jean L.
Been here twice for outdoor parties by the pool. It's cold under the patio with no heat lamps, so girls end up borrowing jackets. Drinks are fairly priced, but the red wine was always a bit stale. The bartenders are nice though..they don't have that much foot traffic, so they always chat and can recommend something.

The setting is a little pueblo, mosaic, tile-like. It's a great place to just lay back and know you won't be rushed, crowded, or filtered out by bouncers flashing lights and telling you to make room for walking. There's also ample parking for $10 next to the hotel.

15/03/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
147. Vanessa H.
A d-bag in the lobby asked the clerk "So this place was really popular 5, 6 years ago, right?"  Whether it's hot or not, the bar and draped colorful tent by the pool sends you straight to Morocco -- a lovely oasis in the middle of downtown. Still packed. If there's a game at Staples or event at Nokia, avoid the pricey lots and park a few blocks northeast for cheaper lots or even street parking (free).

15/03/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
148. shay w.
SO RUDE!! The staff of this establishment is ridiculous; we wanted to reserve a room for a birthday and called FIVE times, each time they tried to transfer us to reservations; every time the phone would either immediately go to voice mail (that not surprisingly no one ever got back to you from) or just would ring and ring and ring. Still for some reason wanting to stay there, I emailed the reservation staff and explained what had been happening, I thought that I would get some sort of response that was some what apologetic, wow not even close; this is what it said when I explained that I had called numerous times to no avail and also enquiring about the prices per night.  
"WE MUST OF BEEN IN VENICE PARTYING"
"265"
Absolutely ridiculous!!!

20/11/09 | Link | Rating: 1.0
149. Patrick M.
The Moroccan theme is pretty cool and the foyer/lobby is old-school downtown Los Angeles.  

The bar left a little to be desired -- they didn't have sugar for the lemon drop I was ordering my company!

But other than that, the pool area was a delight.

18/04/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
150. Min T.
I really have no idea why I had never visited Hotel Fig until this past Sunday night considering I've heard such great things about it.

Well no, namely I heard about two things that I needed to experience myself.

Mojitos.

And the coffin-shaped swimming pool.

Mojitos- eh, they used sweet and sour mix and at $10 a pop, I expected them to be stronger. I switched up to a Jameson and ginger later which I think the bartender was very distracted in making. He poured the ginger in three times while alternating with the Jameson. The last bit of Jameson was a mere drop. Personally, I rather spend about the same amount down at Seven Grand where drinks are made with care.

However, they don't have that coffin-shaped swimming pool. Nor the lush decor of the Veranda Bar in general. It was quite warm out (after we got the heat lamps going) and a nice way to cap off the weekend.

The music was an old-timey mix of opera and what I call film-score music. I guess it was on par with the vibe of the place. But perhaps they could switch it up to something more current for parties?

But no, what makes this place four stars me was the fried chicken.

I never eat skin. It just creeps me out but I love fried chicken. I ate all the damn skin on this chicken! It had a faint sweetness to it. I wonder what spice that was. Whatever it was, it made me wonder if Hotel Fig is open for lunch so I pop by for that wonderfully crispy fried chicken. And at $8.50, you got three pieces, a salad and fries. Great deal!

People seemed to also be enjoying the hamburgers as well. You order from the cafe and they'll bring it out to you where ever you are (for us, that meant a long walk from the cafe in the lobby to the very edge of the Veranda bar).

But yes, I loved the decor of the lobby. It made me wonder what the rooms looked like. However, I did not appreciate though going down a flight of scary stairs to the restroom. The walls were decorated with questionable posters of rather well-padded women disrobing.

I'm going back for fried chicken!

07/04/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
151. Shirley M.
Good enough bar, seems chill.
I managed to fall at this particular establishment, so it's close to my heart forever.

08/01/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
152. Shaun-Mathieu S.
Morticia Addams, is that you, lurking behind that large leafy potted plant?  This elegant building could definitely set the scene for a  vintage suspense film.  After finding street parking (it was a Sunday night), I entered the main lobby and was sprinted away to Spanish Morocco.  My shoes echoed on the large brown tiles as I made my way down the hall to the Veranda Lounge.  

The bar itself is quaint, with a small amount of counter room.  The service was quite good, but I found the drinks to be standard at best.  A couple of steps lead down to the terrace where people mingled around the swimming pool.  The pool is shaped like a coffin!  Morticia would be so pleased.  Towards the head of this "water casket," an elaborate Sun composed of dark blue tiles reclines, beckoning souls to take a dip on hot summer days.

Although the bar does not serve food, one can place an order at the cafe at the front of the hotel.  They will then deliver it to you when ready.  I did not partake (well, I stole a fry), but the burgers and fried chicken looked delish.  As I was not a guest here, I can only vouch for the lounge and lobby portions.  But from everything I saw, this would be a great downtown getaway.  Will most certainly return to try the burger, enjoy a gimlet, and relax next to that gracious watery grave.

15/04/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
153. Nicole V.
I want to start off by saying, I really like this hotel so far, even though I've only really experienced the outdoor pool bar and downstairs restroom.
The Moroccan theme is really cool and if you're into eclectic places that don't always appeal to the general public, then this is a good find.

I went here after a Laker game which was convenient considering every place at LA Live was packed to the brim with other Laker fans.
I don't particularly like crowds, especially when I'm trying to get my drink on so, this suggestion was a great choice.
The outdoor bar had ample seating, a relaxing and unique atmosphere and our drinks were served promptly.

A Modello and Stella was only $12, so the prices aren't terrible either. My brother got a tall Bacardi and coke for $8, which is reasonable for LA.

I'd really like to check out a room here in the future. Based on the website, it seems like it would be a cool experience! I would also love to throw a party in one of the private rooms.

The only downside is that this place seems really old and understaffed, although that didn't really affect our time there.

18/04/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
154. Austin S.
A historic Los Angeles hotel that is almost as iconic to LA as Cityhall, The Bonaventure Hotel, and Royce Hall at UCLA.  Yet, I have NEVER stepped foot inside its walls.

Until this past Sunday.  A bunch of us gathered to celebrate 3 people's birthdays (+1 more in spirit) at the hotel's Veranda Bar.  The overall theme and décor of the hotel is, what I'm told, Moroccan in nature and has those mellow, earthy tones.  Quite artsy I might add.

The Bar where we were congregating initially seemed a little cabana-esque.  Of course this is where the pool is, so what do you expect.  One thing I noted and I pointed out to a couple people was the shape of the pool.  It looked like a coffin.  Now whether they're known for that, I have no idea, but it was faintly morbid.

We had quite a large group and the first couple of people who had shown up were worried that there was only 1 bartender, so we tried doing them a favor and "warn" the guy that he had a group of 40, (in the words of Erica F) "demanding" people coming for drinks.  He kind of shrugged it off as if he knew he could handle it, but not in an over confident way, more of a he just didn't have a clue, kind of way.

We were able to snag a few tables in the way back.  As more and more people trickled in, the setting became quite intimate.  If you looked up you could see part of the LA skyline, and being right across from LA Live, you could see the spot lights swaying back and forth.  The music was just loud enough to hear, but not too loud so you couldn't hear the person next to you.

There is a café inside that you could order food from and they will be more than happy to bring it out to you outside.  I ordered the burger with fries.  It wasn't bad for $8.  Maybe because I was just really hungry.

The drinks had a pretty good pour and were moderately priced.  The bartender was very nice and accommodating and as far as I could tell, he wasn't as overwhelmed as we thought he would be.

This would be a nice spot for post dinner drinks with a date, or just to hang out with friends.  Always good times.

09/04/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
155. Anne B.
My two star rating is based solely on the following experience that I recently had in dealing with the management/owner of the Hotel Figueroa.

I went for a viewing appointment with my clients who are getting married in August and want to do a Moroccan themed wedding.  We were all nicely dressed and arrived promptly at 3:00 p.m.  The gentleman with whom we had the appointment barely greeted us in the lobby. We introduced ourselves and he asked why were were there. We again explained that we wanted to see the private rooms for a small wedding in August.  He looked at the three of us:one Cuban, one Armenian/Dominican and one Filipino/German and said "I don't think this is the place for you." When we asked him why he would say that he responded. "Well, you know because you can't have music here. Go to the Conga Room across the street at LA Live."

We were however, persistent and he reluctantly showed us a very shabby patio space at the back of the property adjacent to an alley.   We were needless to say, not impressed. He escorted us back to the lobby and then said he didn't know if our date was available and he really didn't have anything else for us to see. We knew this was not true as we had seen beautfiul rooms on the website. Again, we persisted and he showed us the Rabat Room off the lobby.

We again asked about the other rooms and he said "No,I don't have time." We asked the front desk attendant if she could show us the downstairs rooms and she said. "Oh they are very beautiful. You will love them." She went to get the key and the gentleman refused to let her show us the rooms.

Now, I am a professional wedding planner in my 40's. My clients are both actors and are also in their 40's.  We jjust happen to have dark hair and brown skin.  I have recounted this story to other wedding planners and we all agree on why we think we were treated with such disregard.

What do you think?

06/05/09 | Link | Rating: 2.0
156. David L.
Hotel Fig has been around for ages, but despite is seniority, has a very fresh, hip interior and good music playing. Parking is horrible, as is all of downtown LA, The food is okay, and the bathrooms are well maintained.

I have not stayed in the rooms, but I've heard they are good from business associates who stay there on the corporate rate. However my personal preference would be to check out one of the several newer hotels (JW Marriott, for example) within a block of here first.

18/03/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
157. Melody V.
After a little dining at the O-Hotel, a quick hop skip and a jump landed me at this gem once again. This time, the crowd was larger and I was louder, and the drinks were stronger.

The back pool area had heater lamps which was great for all my guests. The music was chill, and the drinks were strong. By 1AM or so, my guests were ready to home and I was ready to go back to my hotel room, and Hotel Figueroa security DID NOT escort me out, which made that night a great one.

I just truly love how the Veranda opens up to the LA sky.

14/03/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
158. leann f.
I had an event at the ESPN zone across the street so I decided to give this place a try due to its location.  I is a funky hotel with lots of charm.  I just stayed here I did eat or visit the bar so I can rate that experience.  The rooms are clean and the bed was pretty comfortable. This building is old the original elevators are still in place but not in working order, the old time mail slots are in the wall. The staff was pleasant.  I would not recommend staying here for any more then a few nights as the other reviews mentioned this place is short on amenities. Great for a couple of nights.

04/04/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
159. Jeni C.
ooooh, you know this one's getting old when she agrees to take a ride to downtown LA just to sit around a hotel pool sipping on gin n juice in a really adorable moroccan themed space...considering i can do that shit at home, minus the morocco touch, and for way cheaper. sigh.

it was entertaining to actually hear some people complaining that there was no music to dance to. why can't some appreciate the fact that they can chill for one night? they did play some kind of background music here so it wasn't completely silent. it just wasn't blaring in our faces, forcing us to scream at each other. do you know how nice it is to actually be able to sit and talk? lol. i feel like this place opened up a whole new concept for me: go out, have a drink or 5 in an open space, and talk to your friends. glorious concept, i really must try this more often!

along with the wonderful, decorated space, was a decent view of some of the other buildings around the hotel. the drinks were pretty reasonably priced and i'd say i got trashed for a little under 30 bucks. [way less than i was expecting to pay.]

the only annoying thing is the fact that there is no restroom close to the bar. there is one in the lobby [down the hall and to the left of the reception area] and one down the stairs just past the lobby. i don't recommend the downstairs restroom after a few drinks.  too treacherous.  just cuz i'm older doesn't mean my drunk ass is any more graceful.

09/06/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
160. Steele B.
Super cool atmosphere.  Very unique.  Pool side bar is a huge plus.

10/04/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
161. Jacqueline B.
Loved it here! The bar poolside is relaxing and great to sip a drink at night. A place that makes you feel like your on a vacation, but still in DWNTLA. Will be back for sure for more drinks.

12/02/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
162. Andrew S.
This place is amazing. We had our season 2 wrap party for our tv show, inside Room Tangier and Uno was our point of contact. He was so nice and laid back that I was a bit worried at first, but he knew exactly what he was doing, and handled us and our cast and crew wonderfully. The rooms were all gorgeous and the style of India throughout the hotel is amazing. The rest of the staff was very friendly and helpful as well. I'd recommend people staying at the hotel, having special events there, and I will be sure to come back often. Room price was very reasonable as well, and it's right next to LA live. If you're coming in to downtown LA and wanna try something new, different and very cool, go see Uno at Hotel Figueroa. THANK YOU!!!

26/05/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
163. Laurel G.
A very simple old hotel with great ambiance at a reasonable price.

From the outside, this looks like a very unassuming old place, but the interior is all rustic Moroccxican ambiance.  The standard rooms are small and romantic but not plush, furnished with straight-backed chairs, very firm beds, and creative decor.

The Veranda Bar is a perfectly delightful spot for a poolside drink in plastic tumblers.  The crude tin lamps and the cactus garden make a nice contrast against the backdrop of sleek downtown LA skyscrapers and the searchlights from Staples Center.

Contrary to what the chic-looking Web site might lead you to assume, the amenities are sparse:  no room service, restaurant, DVD player, or Internet access.  The bathrooms are tiny, with cheap soap and no bathrobes.  There's a clunky radiator for heat and an in-window AC box for cooling.  This is all fine with me, as I'm a thrifty girl who prefers bringing her own luxuries.  Just know before you go that you'll get a charming little room, daily maid service, and that's about it.

14/01/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
164. Kory L.
I live in South Park so this is my neighbor.  It's a very funky place with lots of character, but it's also not nearly as cool as it could/should be.  For some reason they think Mexican means Moroccan because the lobby is filled with shit from Tijuana.  The pool/bar in the back is cool, but smelled the last time I was there.  
This is a fun place to bring visitors but let them linger too long or the buzz of the initial good impression will start to wear off as they start to notice how worn out and smelly the place is.

03/10/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
165. Anne Marie F.
Update - When I got to the hotel, our room was booked in our name and available.  The wedding was beautiful and so was the hotel decor.  Their service, especially for the wedding, was excellent.

Here were the negatives, in addition to no written confirmations:
- They shut the hot tub down at 7pm
- The beds aren't very comfortable and the curtains don't really filter light, so we were up as soon as the sun came up
- There is a lot of street noise that you can hear from the hotel rooms

So, for brides I think this is a beautiful place to have a wedding.  The accommodations could be more comfortable, but otherwise it is a pretty hotel.

18/02/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
166. Rachel M.
1 Unisex bathroom for hundreds of guests!!!! This HAS to be ILLEAGAL!  

Last night, there was a line 20 people deep and other larger bathrooms downstairs, but no one was allowed to use them because the space was rented for a private party.  

When I asked to speak to the manager "Grace," she had no sympathy (and by sympathy i mean common sense) and said she was only following rules.  I HATE it when people refuse to think outside the box.  How are YOU the manager??!?!  Her only response to how it was even legal was that it was a historical landmark.  

For that kind of service, I'd rather go to a dive bar where drinks aren't 12 dollars!

19/02/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
167. Stephy S.
Chiggity CHECK!!

Yes, oh yes, I can finally check this place off my list with a smile and file it in the return visit sooner than later cabinet! I have heard such wonderful things about the cool, vibey MOREROCKIN decor and it totally lived up to my expectations. It's awesome. The colors, all of the lanterns, the tiles, the warm, tranquil, sexy pants energy. Just perfect!

We came here last night after getting in on some "Ooohhhh here she comes" action at the Hall and Oates concert at the Nokia down the street and it really was the perfect end to the night. We sat out by the pool in the Veranda Bar and chatted about life while looking at the surrounding buildings and sipping beverages and really, it was grand. I can't wait to come back here again soon! In fact, I may just book a room here one of these nights and sip wine and smoke a hookah... at least I think that's what the kids are calling it these days ;)

Who would have thunk it... me, actually liking Downtown LA. Errwhat?

03/09/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
168. Jennifer N.
the hotel Fig is one of my favorite spots in LA. I like to pretend I'm in romantic Morocco...because that's what i feels like there. One time there was even a baby camel in the lobby. Drinks by the pool in back are divine - especially the mojitos if the right bartender makes them (the German one, strangely) - and I think the hotel rooms are a great fun fantasy get away for the price, too. It's right across the street from LA Live, the Staples Center,Club Nokia and all of that craziness - so if a wedding's not booked for the pool bar - go right over and see if you can spot the iguana that lives in the cacti while sipping your drinks!

16/10/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
169. Selena L.
Hotel Figueroa is a nice place to chill and have nice stiff drinks! Ambiance at the bar is awesome.

01/06/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
170. Melanie E.
I really like the decor of the place. Old fashioned Los Angeles vibe

10/12/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
171. SunKissed G.
I LOVED this place!
Moroccan theme is beautiful and  if quaint is what you're into this is truly the place.

The walls are quite thin so you just might hear laughter or other noises from time to time.

Across from Staples Center...PERFECT!

09/11/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
172. Dougie G.
Lakers-Clippers Game LA Live actions means...DJ DougieFresh gots to get a room.
I got a 8th floor view of the Staples Center roof to the left...new Ritz ...and the Hollweird sign to the right..look down at the pool....
VERy Very Happy with this deal..especially for the price...Cheaper than a bar tab...I like the Moroccan deal ..The decor is different and done well. the place is old, you know ...old Skool ..window airconditioner..etc. but hey. the room is only for ..the obvious...
Could not have a better place to go...just across the street from La Live and the Staples center...Well worth it.!!    upgrade that showerhead and both my date and i would have given you a 5 star...!!!!

11/03/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
173. Robert M.
Spent a few hours enjoying the bar/lounge/pool area last night, but did not sample the actual hotel services.

I wouldn't have expected what I found inside to have been in there from my visual inspection of the place outside. A welcome surprise. Being next to LA Live, the campy almost theme-park-like but also worn in and leathery vibe is a welcome juxtaposition to the clean lines and neon next door.

The bar gets plus one for having tenders that looked to be performing a bit part in an 80s movie. Minus one for the ordered sidecar actually being a margarita. Minus one for cloudy plastic ...plastic-ware. But being that a pool is right nearby, I suppose that is appropriate.

Having a cocktail at a table near the pool, eyeballing the downtown skyscrapers, wishing a pool guest would come down and jump in the pool, listening to tracks from Pure Moods Vol. 1, all quite nice. I'd go back.

16/10/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
174. Cel J.
rooms are very small, not like your typical hotel, everything is ancient!/out to date- make u feel like your in a different country!..and walls are very thin, you can hear the next door doing their thang!--lol.
BUT their suites are amazing! ..very moroccan! .all the pictures turned out amazing!..we had my brothers wedding reception in one of their halls...food was very delicious!..--good turn out!

04/02/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
175. Lara S.
I've never stayed at this hotel, but I've gone to the poolside bar/lounge area a few times for a night out. It has a very pretty/exotic Moroccan theme throughout the entire hotel, and isn't one of those environments that gets rowdy with obnoxious people in the middle of the evening. Drinks are good, and bartenders are nice..which is always a plus. Some people may even appreciate the fact that they offer complimentary chips & salsa to munch on with drinks. I would recommend going here when the weather is warmer, so that you don't have to pile on the layers (since it's outdoors). I mean,...yeah they have heaters, but they only do so much.

They even have this cute little private room which you can rent out for private parties (I usually don't see it open to the public.)

The main reason why I knocked off that 5th star is because they really need to think about their restroom situation. I went there one night when there was a big private event being held in the hotel's downstairs ballroom, and as a result they blocked off the downstairs area which is where the second set of bathrooms are located. All we were stuck with was one lousy bathroom, unisex restroom. (It's SO ANNOYING when you're having the door banging every 5 seconds b/c of the 15 person line out there!!)  

Oh and be sure to arrive early so you can snatch a parking spot, cuz the private lot gets filled up pretty quickly...

Overall, very cool place, for either a small group or large group...definitely happenin on weekends, even starting from Thursdays.

22/07/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
176. Paul D.
Welcome to the hotel figueroa
Such a lovely place
Such a lovely face
Plenty of room at the hotel figueroa
Any time of year, you can find it here

Wait, that's not the right song is it?

At any rate, a quick walking distance from Metro 7th street station, it gets pretty packed late at night but early on it's a great place to have a beer and relax by the pool. They do get a bouncer of sorts late in the evenings who sometimes has a short-term memory, but it's a great place to start for a drink when bar-hopping in downtown.

Bonus: H.I.S. travel services book many Japanese travelers to this hotel, so at times the poolside will be filled with Japanese girls coming off the H.I.S. shuttle/bus from their LA tours/shopping.

Uh-oh, I think that last statement will about double it's popularity.

17/12/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
177. Cherrie H.
We needed a reasonably priced place to stay while we were attending the LA Film Festival (our events were all at the Regal Cinemas) - not an easy request considering the prices the JW Marriott and the Ritz charge. After checking our options we decided to give 'The Fig' a try. Here is my honest opinion - the decor makes this very old boutique hotel interesting but it is a little rough around the edges. I personally don't mind the window air conditioner but the windows are not sound proofed (our solution was to wear ear plugs - problem solved). The bathrooms could use some updating but they were very clean. The beds are very comfortable and the overall room was well maintained (we really liked the concrete floors). The bar area by the pool was very good, hotel parking lot was convenient, and for the price we paid I would definitely consider staying at this quirky hotel again.

25/06/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
178. Dave W.
First off, I second Suzanne's entire review. My wife and I had a great time there last night. It is right across the street from Trader Vic's where we had more than our share of frou-frou drinks and a great dinner before returning to the hotel to have some normal cocktails at the Fig's fantastically atmospheric poolside bar. The decor of the hotel was great, the employees were friendly and the parking was worth the money to be in a supervised lot in that area of town. The bed was especially comfortable. Anybody who books a hotel room practically adjacent to the Staples Center and LA Live should expect some noise well into the night and has no right to complain about it. I will definitely stay here again.

Downsides; no dvd player in the room, only 12 channels of basic cable, showers are older and not meant for tall people.

20/03/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
179. Nora C.
Mojitos by the pool!! It can't get any better!

12/06/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
180. Jeremy J.
This hotel was so interesting! I loved the theme. The staff is super friendly and helpful.

I came here with our usual conference hotel in mind and got a little surprised. From staying in Hilton's, Omni's and Hyatt's I was definitely in for a culture shock. The rooms have tall ceilings and are pretty large; however the bathrooms are super small. The fact that the convention center was super close! Not having to walk numerous blocks to get to the hotel.

31/07/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
181. Ayelet I.
I remember the first time I read about this place in Conde Nast Traveler, I thought, 'that dump, are they serious'? Well looks are certainly deceiving because the ho-hum concrete block covered in murals of basketball players is truly magnificent inside.

The Moroccan theme is done well enough not to look theme-like or tacky, just romantic and dark and wonderful. After watching the Kings beat San Jose I came over here from the Staples Center across the street for a nightcap, an excuse to finally peak around.

The veranda bar is even better than the lobby. With a pool whose lights shift from teal to purple to aqua and back again, numerous stained glass lanterns hanging above, warm fabric walls and lots of hidden corners this is a perfect place to disappear into the decor and transport yourself away from the general no nonsense of downtown into a quiet haven.

Drinks were reasonable at $7 and there was no attitude from staff. I'd recommend the hotel to out of towners based on this experience and the vibe of the place because it would be an ideal relaxing place after a long day of touring or business. I guess its because everyone else passing by walks on thinking its just another hotel. I'm glad I now know otherwise and to stop in for a while.

04/04/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
182. Shino O.
Bar and lounge review.

From the entrance to the pool bar, the entire place is decked out in Moroccan theme and they surely outdid themselves! I especially love the straight narrow corridor that leads from the lounge to the pool bar, it totally sets the mood for the special night. It could be romantic, or exotic at the same time.

There are plenty of seating around the pool, and it has a feel of urban oasis. Patio layout works well for people to mingle. I was here during the trade show week and run into many peeps i know which was great!

Drink was pricy - $10 for mojhito and $6 for a bottle of corona. No Moroccan themed food. Jut regular bar food. So come here for drink, not food.

10/06/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
183. Jane D.
Great place for a drink.

17/06/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
184. smriti k.
MAYANIC - Has a great Mayan vibe ,and attracts any living soul!

 A tiny entrance which leads to a museum? an egyptian pyramid? Kings castle?? Aghh no it's just a hotel!!

  With it's exotic decor and dark colors,this place could seduce anyone on earth.A very artistic place with a lot of statues and wooden sculptures and the doors are heavy and looks like they have taken years to make each piece to make it look like what it is.Absolutely Va Va Voom!!

  I came here with a couple of friends and we sat by the pool,with its borders surrounded by creepers and dull lights and dark red and orange walls ,its a very romantic location,HINT:Get your girl here!!

 It is a great place for dinner or drinks.And if you don not want to spend,you can still walk around here and enjoy the art.People here, do dress pretty well with maxi dresses and decorated foreheads and a few good men in Tuxedos makes this place even more sophisticated.

Hotel Figeuroa - The museum of Exoticness!  :)

-Smriti

01/07/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
185. Jen B.
This review is strictly for the decor of the lobby  and the bar/pool area!  I came here for a professionals mixer earlier this spring.  I loved how unique the decor was! I would never have guessed how beautiful it would be by walking out front!  The Middle Eastern inspired decor was beautiful and the pool area was stunning!  I could totally see renting the space out for a beautiful event. :)

07/12/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
186. Brian C.
I love The Fig. I usually go to a couple of Laker games each year & I always stay at The Fig after having beers at the game & LA Live. It's so "old" in it's amenities, but that's also it's charm.
The Fig is also a very cool pre-party place.
Customer service is good & parking is only $12/night...hard to beat that downtown.

11/02/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
187. Axel S.
I love sitting by the pool here for a drink. Fantastic cactus garden. I have also stayed as a guest and found it very nice. Low price for downtown hotel. Not much customer service. Regardless, a very unusual, historic, hotel experience.

05/09/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
188. Gina G.
My boyfriend and I threw a large party at this hotel, and had a wonderful experience from the start of the process to the end.  Uno, the gentleman who runs the hotel, was very kind, knowledgable, and easy to work with.  Grace, the lady in charge of the wait staff and housekeeping, was equally as wonderful.
We had almost 300 guests, and almost every one of them commented on what a beautiful, "cool", and unique place it was to have a party.  The staff made it so easy to have a party there...  the rates are right where they should be,  the food was outstanding, and the customer service never missed a beat.  We had tray passed appetizers, 5 birthday cakes that they sliced and tray passed, and we had two cash bars.  There was never a moment during our night that I noticed the service lagging... our guests did not want for a thing.  They did a great job.  We are now considering having an annual business party here...
The thing about the hotel, is that you just have to know going in that it is a very old building, and it is a boutique type hotel.  If you are looking for a modern spa experience, then this is not the place for you.  It is old school...  they still have actual keys for room keys. They check you in manually, instead of on a big hotel computer system... like when I was a kid!   They have wall units for air and heat...  It's old, but it also has a ton of character.  Our room was really large, and beautifully decorated.  The hotel is located right across from LA Live, and lots of cool restaurants are within walking distance.
We loved it, and had a wonderful experience...  We will definitely be back!

18/03/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
189. Phoenix A.
Can I use the word "aight" to describe the lounge?    

When I got there with my friends, there was a girl grumbling at the bar about how the bartender said that they do not accept one hundred dollar bills and she left without tipping him because of it.  

Except for the cool booth with the curtains a la Moroccan style, there was no reason really to hang out by the bar. We took our cheap drinks ($7 a pop for a Ketel One Lemon Drop Martinis) and sat poolside.  There weren't any cocktail servers which was a bummer so two of us at a time had to leave the table to bring back five drinks.  

On a Saturday night, there was no dj or music whatsoever.  What the hell!?  So there wasn't any music at all to drown out our sexually explicit girl talk.

The odd highlight of my being at Hotel Figueroa?  The random encounter with a couple of my peeps who came in full regalia straight from an anime convention.  Um, yeeeaaaa......

06/07/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
190. Yun H.
Stayed for a night. Love the paintings everywhere around the hotel to the rooms.  Across from Staples, pool is nice, tiny bathrooms, but cant beat the price. No draft beer at the bars tho..

11/08/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
191. christina r.
My husband and I had other plans for our 2nd wedding anniversary that fell through, so I called the Figueroa.  Uno was so, so sweet, and even though it was a super busy weekend, he made it happen for us!  We stayed in the lovely Medina Suite and really loved sitting by the pool all day and having drinks all night. Such great ambiance and a nice cactus garden too!  Fantastic price for a downtown hotel.  Can't wait to go back!

03/10/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
192. LK A.
This review is for the bar.

I was tempted to book this hotel when researching places to stay for a Laker's game, and I'm glad I didn't.  The lobby is nicely decorated, but that's about all I liked about the place.

My bf and I stopped here for a drink after the game.  I wanted to try something new so I asked the bartender for a drink menu, and he handed me a list of the liquors they had.  (same thing happened at other places, is it just LA? does no one make speciaity cocktails?)  So I told him to make me some kind of champagne cocktail.  He poured champagne, grenadine, and a splash of fake OJ into a plastic wine glass. Yuck.  Then charged me ten bucks for it.

We sat out by the pool.  There was a stomped on LAWeekly on the ground, and a chewed up plastic straw.  The tables that were free were all dirty and covered in abandoned drinks.  The area smelled like smoke.  Looking up at the back of the hotel, I was unimpressed.  With as many bars as there are out there, I can't think of a reason to go back to that one.

17/01/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
193. Eric L.
I'm not sure why, ok no I do know why this place is Awesome.  I've never stayed or eaten at the hotel so this rating is strictly on the hotel decor and back patio pool area night scene.  You walk in the front entrance on Figueroa and you basically feel like you've been teleported from the shiny modern lights of LA Live to Aladdin's bad ass pad.  As you make your way to the pool area, you'll just feel the Moroccan decor clamp onto you.

When you finally make it into back, you'll find a little enclosed bar area that opens up to the pool with tables/cabanas surrounding it.  You're still on the first floor, but you get an unexpected amazing view of downtown.  Definitely have to see this for yourself.  Mixed crowd, cool laid back vibe, and hassle free place to hang out with groups of any size.

Drinks are whatever here though, with typical loungy hotel prices.  However, that will not phase you because you're in... A Whole New World

23/06/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
194. Christopher B.
I loved the patio area (apparently referred to Rick's Place) in the Moroccan themed hotel.  It's situated around a pool with great lighting all about focusing on the Moroccan-inspired decor.

This is a place to go if you want a very mellow night or strike up a great conversation with a friend or a date. The drinks were ok but there is always the great fall back- beer.

When you are here you lose sense of your surroundings (with the light music drowning out any downtown LA traffic) and enjoy a night where you forget your troubles and enjoy your company.

12/09/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
195. Bunneh L.
La Figueroa is the hotel version of meeting an online date who is A LOT uglier than you were expecting.  Haha.  It's a TOTAL DUMP!!!  

Do not fall for the pictures they have on their website, portraying lush, beautiful, stylish rooms and decor.  I don't know if they use trick photography, magic lighting, or just plain sorcery, but this hotel is NOT what it purports to be.  It is probably one of the worst hotels I've ever stayed in.

Reasons I hated this hotel:
* Cold, concrete floors
* No room service
* No internet connection.  Not even dial up.  Really?  In this day and age?
* Extremely cramped bathroom with a public restroom-type feel.  
* Ugly, dated window unit AC/heater, most likely from the Carter Administration.
* Shabby, thin bed linens.  We had to ask for another blanket.  No bedskirt on the box spring, with exposed mattress.  So fucking ghetto.  
* No pen or paper anywhere.
* Thin, rough towels I could almost see through.
* A HALF full bottle of complimentary shampoo.  WTF?
* Extremely dark, dingy rooms and hallways
* An actual metal key.  What year is this?  
* Hotel "restaurant" only offered four items on the menu and closes at 10pm.  The hotel also prohibits outside food or drink.

We checked out after one night and are now at the Hilton.  Thank God!!

25/05/08 | Link | Rating: 1.0
196. Javier O.
THE VERANDA BAR AT HOTEL FIG.

This use to be one of my favorite bars in Downtown LA and it was one of the first bars I went to when I turned 21. A few things have changed in recent years that have dropped this bar from a 5 star joint to 4 stars. I remember the days when you could park for free in that parking lot at the rear of the hotel.  The bar is now often crowded with older tourists instead of the much cooler younger crowd that use to go when I first started going there. The bar itself hasn't changed much and still has a very cool relaxing Moroccan themed environment. It doesn't get better than getting a table poolside with the views of the Downtown LA skyscrapers. After the LA Live complex opened up parking has become a real pain in the ass and can get really expense if you don't look around. You should never have to pay more than $5 to park in Downtown LA, and if you look around north of the bar you shouldn't have a hard time finding a parking lot at that price. Still one of the best hidden bars in Downtown LA who has become a victim of the Downtown LA "improvements".

18/02/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
197. lottie t.
I really liked this place. We came here on a Saturday, about early evening time when it was still happy hour. They had chips and salsa for you to grab and you can have a seat around the pool and just hang out. It's a very cool/chill place, it has a Turkish theme to it. Very interesting, but very laid back, especially for the middle of downtown. So you can sit outdoors by the pool, or you can sit inside, if it's a bit chilly.

21/06/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
198. James S.
This review reflects strictly towards the outdoor pool bar/lounge and briefly into its decor.

First and foremost please keep in mind that Hotel Figueroa is an old needless to say historic property in Downtown LA; as can been seen in some of its decor and property layout.  I think that its design plays tug of war between mostly Moroccan themes, but for some reason dabbles with some Spanish accents.

The Hotel Figueroa's piece de resistance is its pool veranda bar & lounge.  Although under the canopy of Downtown LA's skyscraper's, entering this lounge area makes you feel like you've stepped into space not familiar to the hustle n bustle of LA.  The area itself is large with a center pool flanked by tables and chairs.  Service is through the small bar manned with usually only one bartender (however quite efficient).  Yes, this means that there is absolutely no cocktail service and drinks must be ordered at the bar, even if you are sitting way across the patio on the other side of the pool.  The drinks are priced unusually cheap, but keep in mind that their liquor selection is somewhat limited, e.g. they won't have some of the top shelf liquor some have been accustomed to.  This is fine in my book, as they have my beloved Jameson Whiskey.  

The crowd is mixed and devoid of LA pretentiousness.  There are no lines, velvet ropes, or blaring music.  With chill background tunes gently filling the air, Hotel Fig's pool lounge is a great place to enjoy a cocktail while still being able to  have a great conversation.  Its conveniently located across from LA live and Staples center making it great for post dinner or game cocktails.

The only other minus I can think of is that one must trek above and beyond just to go to the restroom.  You have to walk through the patio, down a corridor, past the main lobby, and down 1 1/2 flight of steep stairs.

Cheers!!

15/11/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
199. Rachel V.
To clarify: I've only been to the Veranda Bar. Have been once during the day and once later in the evening, and thoroughly enjoyed myself both times! I'm taken with the unique Moroccan interior, and let's get real, nothing beats getting drunk by the pool. It is never super crowded, and perfect for a large or small group. Drinks were very reasonably priced and VERY strong! Parking can be a bummer, but what else is new. One of my favorite spots downtown and definitely an LA highlight!

13/04/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
200. Bekah M.
1st time I came here was for a friend's birthday and we just hung out in the lounge area around the pool. The drinks were pricey but good. The food is very pricey, although good, I would not eat here again. The hotel is stunning with beautiful moroccan and spanish themed decor. The pool and hot tub are surrounded by plants, which gives it a natural feel.

2nd time I stayed in the hotel with my girlfriend. Again we enjoyed drinks in the lounge area and around the pool, had a delicious mojito. The room was comfortable, but the bed is very soft so we both woke up with back pain. The bathrooms are small but the shower jet is amazing! Love the hotel decor, makes for a romantic getaway.

29/06/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
201. merideth c.
unique. awesome boutique style hotel. the pool area and outdoor bar at nite is so relaxing and you look up from this Moroccan style pool and see downtown la la land. a unique place in a city that sometimes can be so superficial.
my friend had her bday party there, it was great.

20/08/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
202. Michael R.
This review is for the bar only.

Hotel Fig has an amazing pool.  Moroccan decor throughout, seating flanks the pool and heat lamps are abound.

I think back in the day this was a pretty rocking spot.  Maybe a promoter will bring it back.  Unfortunately today it is a grave yard.  The bar is rarely open and I don't think there is any set schedule to have it open regularly so planning a stop here is a crap shoot.

I have been here for several private party events and had fun.  There were tons of people, the bar poured heavy drinks and the food servers were o it and in Moroccan theme.  

As far as a bar to make part of your night out of drinking in DTLA, I would say skip it.  Go across the street to Cana Rum Bar and you will have a much better time.

20/11/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
203. Joseph A.
I came out here after chillin at the Yardhouse to sneak up one more drink at the poolside bar.  This place is pretty cool with a Moroccan theme inside and out.  The bar is somewhat okay with just okay beers and mediocre drinks.  The pool area is chill with a heated pool, warmers, and tables to kick it.

I'd come here again to get away from the crowds at the Downtown bars.

28/06/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
204. Nori B.
Be prepared to be taken back to a time long...long ago............to a distant place far ....far away....:)

The vivid colors that splash every surface, the old tapestries, the Moroccan carpeting, the hand carved furnishings, the brass beds, the velvet draperies, luxurious silk beddings, the moroccan brass lamps that project their patterns onto the walls and ceilings, the bouganvillas that surround the pool area, the colorful tiles that carefully adorn the outdoor patio, the music playing in the background, the smell in the air...

all these unique elements deliberately appointed to work so cohesively to invoke that old world feeling...

and the cuisine ... most appropriate.

All your senses stimulated... to achieve this dreamscape... at least for me :)

if you ever have a chance to come here for lunch or even just for an afternoon espresso or an evening  martini... do so :) .... even better ... stay the nite :)

and revel in that moment because it is ever soooo fleeting.  the instant you walk out through the front door you will very quickly wake up from this exotic dream and realize that you are amidst one of the greatest metropolis ever known.... that is ...Los Angeles :)

enjoy:):):)

figueroahotel.com

01/09/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
205. Sacha A.
TheF igueroa is unique. It's not a holiday Inn. If your'e not an experienced traveler, you probably won't appreciate what it has to offer. Many people look for standard rooms, standard service and standard food. You will not find it here. This is a family operation. You need to se the hotel as a labor of love. You are welcome to feel at home - ask anything of the front desk, bar and restaurant. They will help you. But if you barge in demanding stuff, you're not going to get anywhere soon. I stay here on a regular basis and the garden - bar - pool area is one of my favorite spots in LA. If you want a moderate price and simple accommodation, but you love an exotic atmosphere, then this is the place.

02/03/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
206. Sylvie C.
It's so prettttyyy- a little foliage filled haven within all the dtla concrete. I love the hotel fig. There are two entrances, both of which make you feel like you're crossing into another realm far, far away from los angeles. One entrance, around the back, is a long vine covered path, while the other is through the hotel entrance, which has giant statues and chairs that were plucked right from downtown's 1920s heyday. It's not the place to go if you're looking to party, but is absolutely the way to go if you're with a few friends and planning on a chill evening. No special cocktails or anything - they have a pretty average bar, and I've never thought to order food there.

The vibe and decor just make up for everything - there's a lovely pool surrounded by tiny tables, mostly meant for two or four. The poolside itself is magical - vines hanging down, with flowers and cacti scattered about - I really do feel like this is my surrogate dream-backyard at that moment. My favorite spot in the place is the moroccan style bed by the bar...nothin like taking a nap at a bar.

09/08/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
207. Sarah C.
Downtown Hotel with eclectic decor and pool side bar

Plenty to gaze at, street parking, and fair price parking lots in walking distance,  pool side bar is mostly covered for an intimate feel

21/11/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
208. Oskar T.
This is the bar you want to go to when you actually have someone interesting and sexy to talk to.  The music is mellow, so you could actually carry on a conversation.  The atmosphere is dark and never crowded.  The drinks are VERY reasonable.
Its not like the other places that try too hard.  Keep it simple, keep it nice!  Don't know much about the hotel BUT for a nice intimate atmosphere, this is one of the best places in Los Angeles.

17/01/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
209. Rey L.
came for our friends' wedding. the hotel is located a stone's throw from Staples, right in the heart of DTLA's entertainment district. the hotel is decievingly rundown and old looking. while trying to find a parking spot and driving past, we noticed how dilapidated the facade was. i was looking for a line out the front door of homeless people waiting to get into this soup kitchen/boarding house.

once again, the age old cliche holds true, don't judge a book by it's Yadda Yadda....

there is no actual hotel parking lot. you have to use one of the adjacent public parking lots. $15 for the lot right next door when we got there around 430p. once you enter the hotel you immediately forget the images you may have built up of foil plates being piled full of Thanksgiving food being served to the less fortunate. initially i thought rustic and spanish when i walked in. adobe colors abundant. only later on did we realize it was a morroccan theme. the guy with the Outbreak monkey on his shoulder helped us determine that too. the cocktail area was very well appointed. nice cushioned low stools and ottoman like seats. paintings of morroccan fair and scenery. the staff even wore traditional garb, fez and all. from the cocktail area, a doorway led into the pool area that led into a gazebo where the wedding was going to be presided. the bride had an idea that materialized into a very serene and beautiful setup.

after the wedding, the cocktail reception came back to the room and passed hor's doevres of spankopita, shrimp sharmoula, chicken kabobs and some puff pastry filled with what seemed like spicy chorizo. maybe i was starving, maybe they were absolutely delicious. i'm betting on the latter as was displayed by the many toothpics and skewers littering my table.

dinner service was buffet where they set up the tables poolside.  traditional morrocan faire again with this one. couscous, lamb, chicken, some fish dish, a couple veggie dishes. not bad in general, although the chicken and fish were a little bland.

the party moved down to the basement area where an even greater morrocan theme was prevalent. rugs adorned the walls, more low sitting cushioned seats, benches with billowy pillows and curtains all around. they had a great DJ set up down there, right next to the bar. plenty of room for dancing as well. the entire area fit close to 150 people.

this was an amazing wedding venue. very cozy, but, not in the tiny sense. quite intimate with the dim lighting. like i said initially, it was very deceiving but we were very pleasantly surprised. highly reccomend.

09/10/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
210. C R.
I left my heart in Los Angeles. The Hotel Figueroa stole my heart and imagination. It is a fantastical place and I was tantalized by so much of it. The lobby is enchanting; the hallways mesmerizing; and my room was intoxicating. The colors and detail overwhelm.

I came across it by a fluke. A friend told me of another hotel on Figueroa street and this one popped up in the google search.

I have never been to a hotel that was so charming and quirky, and I have been all over Europe, North America, Dubai, and South Africa. This place is not for those seeking a specific Hilton or Mariott or Hyatt or Sheraton experience, where you know how the room is laid out before you open the door.

Also this hotel isn't brand new, and some parts are "distressed" which to me adds to its character. Others will not share my perspective.

I've not been to the bar but the breakfast was functional and priced well.

I'm back in LA later this year to see the Kings defend the Cup. and I know where I'm staying.

14/08/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
211. Sarah I.
Place looks beautiful. I love the Moroccan theme. Very pleasing to the eye. Dim lights make the place romantic. Downside is the parking situation. Came here for a wedding and their paring lot was small and filled up quickly.

10/01/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
212. Michelle S.
I've stayed at this hotel half a dozen times in the last 3 years. I really adore this boutique hotel. The Moroccan theme is done well enough not to look theme-like just darkly romantic. The rooms are really nice, yes the bathroom might be small, but if you're pleasant to the hotel front desk staff and they have it available you just might end up with a suite! **2 of the 6 times I have stayed at the hotel we have***

The outdoor Moroccan patio bar is a fun little place. At night it's just beautiful and yes there is a coffin shaped pool... the dark romantic in me is very pleased by this!  Order yourself a Moijito... sit back and relax.

30/07/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
213. Kerri T.
This review is for the Veranda Bar - a beautiful outdoor moroccan patio bar with obligatory moroccan chandeliers that I wanted to steal, gorgeous succulent landscaping, and plastic martini glasses.  

Yeah, that last part numbs the happiness a bit.  Call me a snob, but I do like my top shelf vodka served in frosty glassware.  Sadly, the Veranda Bar's poolside setting lends only the plasticware and some past-their-prime olives for your sipping pleasure.  

I found the staff at the Veranda Bar to be pleasant and accommodating, although the piped-in music (Enya is moroccan?  I think not!) was a bit tedious.

I'm a sucker for moroccan interiors, and the lobby of the Hotel Figueroa does not disappoint.  I would love to peruse the rooms and suites some time and/or stay here for a stealthy, quiet weekend with my husband.  Until then, we'll settle for a quiet drink outdoors in downtown L.A.   Some of us, after all, like it when there's no one else around.

24/06/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
214. Suzanne S.
First I have read the reviews for The Fig- What's with some of you? I am from LA and am so ashamed that people are so rude here. People here have zero tolerance and want "right now gimme gimme".  Here is my experience and I will update after my stay.

Today 3/15/2011 I sent a request via email (no big deal) for a reservation for July 8-10, 2011 for my anniversary. Uno wrote back and said, sorry they were booked that weekend and explained why. I called later this afternoon and spoke to Uno personally, he was exceptionally helpful, kind, listened and assisted with my reserving another weekend in July took my reservation no problem because unlike some I can accommodate changes.

He explained the room make up and amenities and that parking was $12.00 per evening. And I booked a  beautiful Suite- thank you very much!... Every question I had he had an answer. He gave suggestions for dinner and venues to visit. I like customer service that is personal and considerate, not rushed, rude or snarky or that I am bothering. I found Uno to be a perfect gentleman on the phone and not just because he was taking a reservation or he was having a good day, it was because he cared that that my husband and I have a good experience at The Fig.

Personally I don't care if a hot tub closes at 7pm, or if they don't make frou-frou drinks for goodness sake suck it up and have a real drink if you have to frou-frou it with fizzy flavored stuff, then have a beer or bottled water, goodness knows you would probably choke on a proper Manhattan. I travel with a little eye mask anyway -some of the most expensive aloof hotels have crappy black out curtains, don't you people plan ahead? And as for shampoo and bottled water being tossed, I always leave a note saying it is mine and I am polite to the housekeeping staff they work hard behind the scenes and appreciate the kindness. As for the beds I have no idea hard or soft, nor the bathroom door issues--I will let you know.

But, again I always travel with my comfy blanket and favorite pillow-- thinking not sexy???  Ha!
Any room is just a room, no matter what the decor, location or amenities, noise is noise-- get over it... It's what you make of it, and if you cant go with a the flow of a building that has been around since the 1920's, then by all means march your perky snarky self inflated person to another hotel where you can be pampered from the harsh realities of a hotel that the rest of us can appreciate and enjoy without dealing with your snobbery.

So again, I will write my review on our stay in July.

15/03/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
215. Mary H.
My husband and I just had our wedding here in January and we really couldn't have asked for more.  We saved a lot of money on flowers because the decor has so much character and is so aesthetically pleasing that we could get away without spending a gazillion dollars on center pieces.  The eclectic decor also gave our photographer a lot of unusual and interesting backdrops to work with.  The Moroccan style 7course dinner (which included the traditional washing of the hands at the table) was exquisite!  The wedding couple had individual plates, whereas the other guests went family style, which everybody loved.  The service was very friendly and accommodating.  We had a full bar and the drinks were strong - which made our guests very, very, happy!!!  We stayed in the Casa Blanca Suite, which I highly recommend to newly weds, was phenomenal.  

The only complaint that we had was that the drinks kept being bussed away too soon when we were dancing or chatting up our guests.  I'm sure there was a lot of perfectly good wine and champagne that got thrown out.

All of our friends and family couldn't stop gushing about how unique, elegant and fun our wedding was.  I wish we could do it all over again.

05/03/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
216. matt s.
I have been staying at the Fig since 1978. I have seen this historic YWCA transform into the exotic funky oasis it is today. It is all thanks to the managing team that is still in place today.  Some of the same staff from 1978 is still here. That speaks highly of the management as well. I know few places that have employees still there after 23 years!

I have read a few reviews here by disgruntled people who were initially looking for a 'deal' downtown on a budget. They complained about the rooms mostly, because of the in-window A/C units and non pillow top beds...oh and they wanted spacious Modern bathrooms, which are not to be found here.

Let me say this- as a man who has traveled to 67 countries, I found that the Fig Hotel is consistent with great service, more than acceptable bed/bath accommodations, decent food in the lobby, great drinks at any one of the bars, clean and well maintained public spaces, incredible exotic and Romantic ambiance, and a very friendly staff that will get you anything you want.

The very few times (4) that I  have seen someone arguing with the manager, I have noticed that they tend to be the arrogant and younger Caucasian hipsters who demand to be waited on as if they have paid for a $450 room at the W Hotel!!  Europeans rarely have any issues there, as I have met and talked with over 100 of them over the past 30 years.  

As a seasoned traveler, and one who has learned Spanish, I have no trouble communicating with the housekeeping staff, and can get extra pillows, towels, bedding, glasses, etc. in a flash. If I wish to sleep in, I merely place a sign on my door that says, "No Moleste/Do Not Disturb"...Works every time...The bartenders from Germany and Nepal (who have also been here for many many years, if not decades) are quite personable and good. I don't expect that they will make the latest concoction sugar drinks made on Sunset Blvd. in Hipster Clubs.....They can make standard drinks, and do so with a great friendly attitude....

I resent the people that seem to berate the kind and whimsical manager who has been so kind to me and all my guests since 1978.  I have sent customers to him from all over the world and have heard nothing but praise.  As I said, most complainers book this extremely reasonable hotel for budget reasons, and then expect that they will be accommodated as if they have paid $450 per night!  

I come back to the hotel here each day of my trips so that I can relax and unwind. I do not come here for wild parties or to sit on my laptop all night and do business. Some are insulted that the hotel does not have internet plugs for their computers. I have my air/wireless card so have never had a problem. I come prepared.  

The back patio and pool area is most relaxing..low lighting, exotic Middle Eastern and Spanish music sends the chill vibes to unwind and relax.  I meet people from all over Los Angeles enjoying the ambiance there at night, many booking into the hotel though they live just 30 minutes away!  Why would people book this hotel in their own city if it is not comfortable??!!  :-)

The Staples Center had enumerable great 5 star restaurants across the street, so I never worried that there's limited food at the Fig.  It is basic and good food however.  The garlic oiled salad with tomatoes is wonderful, and the steaks good.  So is the chicken!  The appetizers are great, and the cappuccinos are wonderful.  

I intend on staying at this hotel until the day I die. It is like a home away from home, and an oasis of tranquility amidst the craziness and bustle of Los Angeles.

30/01/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
217. Emily Z.
I love the pool in the back and the theme of the hotel. The furnishings were just a bit old.

15/12/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
218. Michelle P.
Meeting someone for a first or second date or even a business gathering to build new networks/contacts?

Hotel Figueroa has a chill, easy feelin' vibe with a Moroccan themed decor that makes you feel like you've left downtown Los Angeles for an exotic getaway. There are plenty of poolside small tables with views of downtown. Yet the music adds ambiance but doesn't distract from conversation.

They have a free chips and salsa bar for happy hour and good drinks (i.e., good = strong). From what I can tell, they don't have any food.

The clientele attracted to this place seem to be a blend of exotic yuppies, but without an air of superiority. You will see nicely dressed couples nuzzled up together over a well-place candle on the table, and small groups of friends sharing their latest city adventures, minus any loud obnoxious drunks you can find at some places. Although, loud obnoxious drunks have their good functions in the world too... So, don't get me wrong... remember, dive bars are my favorite types of bars (see reviews on Short Stop - my fav, Bar 107, La Cita, The Gold room, etc.).

30/12/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
219. Eloisa H.
I just called the FRONT DESK to get information for a availability and I was informed that I had to call back tomorrow and speak to UNO (whom from the reviews doesn't know much about customer service) bcz they can't give me information on availability dates!!!  WHAT?!?! I said, "This is the front desk right?" he said, "yes but we don't have that information we can give you rate info"  That is UNACCEPTABLE!!!!

04/12/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
220. What The H.
The Fig hosted my daughter's wedding in October 2013. I cannot imagine a more perfect or interesting venue. From the facility itself, to the food, to the little things, to Uno's gracious hospitality. Thank you!

16/10/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
221. Marcin M.
Feels like you've walked on to the set of Arabian Nights except for the fact that there is a pool and you're in the middle of DTLA.  Hotel Figueroa is definitely one of the more chill pool bars in LA -- just walk into the hotel and head to the back.  I've never come across a line or been forced to wait.  And for that matter, I have not seen cover here either.  Bonus!

There's a bunch of outdoor seating that is both covered and uncovered which surrounds the pool.  Seems like people come here more to relax and party with a group of friends rather than mingling with others.  I have not seen this place packed.  That's all cool with me depending on the evening.

There's a single bar inside, but the service is prompt and efficient.

Only downside is that to get to the bathroom you have to pass through the lobby and downstairs... it can make for an adventurous trek depending on how many drinks you've had!

14/12/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
222. Emily C.
Only been here for drinks.  The atmosphere is cool.  It's an old hotel with some really cool spanish tile and the outside patio near the pool is really pretty and a lovely spot to sit in DTLA and feel like you're not in a bustling city center.

11/01/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
223. Darshi A.
We had our wedding at The Hotel Figueroa and it was absolutely beyond our expectations!  Uno and Grace were very professional and reliable.  They handle every little detail that I requested.  They do have their party/event planning down to a science!  They never missed a beat.  Their staff is also very friendly, helpful and courteous.  They had an attendant for my groom & I named Pilar, she was very proactive and kept everything running smoothly for us.  The whole staff made our wedding day so magical!  We stayed over night as well, and the rooms are out of this world!  I have never seen any type of hotel room like this.  They had swagged fabrics that were multi-colored and a unique canopy bed!  The bedding was unbelievably comfortable as well!

27/01/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
224. Amanda M.
The decor here is out of this world. Like...you will believe that you're in Morocco.

This review is for the bar in the back. Me and my bf were hanging out here for some cheap drinks before catching a film at LA Live. It sucks to pay $12 for a gin and tonic in a TINY glass from Wolfgang Puck. Here, you get what you pay for. Majority of the drinks hover at about $7-$9 a cup. Drinks are served in a plastic tumbler cup and the bartender excels in juvenile drinks. AMF's, Sex on the Beach, Tokyo Teas...I ordered a Sidecar and it was a large drink made with margarita mix. Yea, wtf?

Normally, I would complain because I LOVE my snooty, handcrafted cocktails but this seems to be the one place in DTLA where you can get divey bar kind of drinks in a BEAUTIFUL setting! The patio is dimly lit, a pool in the center, cacti and lanterns decorate the yard. There's also covered seating with beautiful lanterns and fabrics that drape from the ceiling.

tl;dr dive bar/cheap drinks in a swanky setting. Get drunk here first, then go to LA Live for movies/sporting event.

02/07/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
225. Ash F.
The location is perfect if you are attending an event at The Staples Center! It has a vintage charm too it, they basically took a run down hotel and added some flare. Comfy beds but they don't have black out curtains so if you aren't an early riser I would suggest requesting a room with west facing windows. Would definitely stay here again.

10/03/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
226. Cynthia L.
Moroccan-themed decor, candle lighting, coffin-shaped swimming pool, and supperclub beds summarize Hotel Figueroa's exotic Veranda Bar.

No comment on the drinks as I volunteered to be the DD that Saturday night. I found no lines at the bar, but my friends thought the bartender poured hit or miss mixed drinks.

This chill lounge lured a youthful, eclectic crowd. I saw Victorian gothic dresses and overly dressed clubbers. An interesting crowd indeed.

On a good note, I payed no cover charges.

Overall, 4 stars for ambiance.

22/04/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
227. Elin A.
Stayed at the Fig hotel back in July as part of  the BF's birthday celebration and never did rate it. We loved it!  

You walk into the lobby and it's this exotic, rustic, enchanting place with staff from all around the world it seems like. The rooms are the same - beautiful and exotic and relaxing. We loved it!

A few notes. it used to be a YMCA type place, and still has the bones of one - so the bathroom is a little odd shaped and simple, the windows have like a thin wirey design or something on them, and our view pretty much sucked...  SO if you need those things: nice view, luxurious bathrooms, etc - you might not be comfortable here. But if you can overlook those things you're in for a real treat. This place has my heart.

About the room itself -

*Gorgeous canopy bed (comfy)
*Beautiful floors (stone?)
*Immaculately clean! (trust me on this, I notice)
*Unique gorgeous pieces of furniture you won't find anywhere else
*Our room had little cubby holes in a couple of the walls, painted darker and with beautiful art/ceramics in them (just to paint you a picture of some details)
*Relaxing, laid back vibe throughout the place.

Location is also great - by LA live and Staples Center; and if you are visiting from out of town this place is NOT 'LA." (Or maybe it's old LA) It's much more interesting and real and for that reason this local girl finds it completely refreshing and irresistible.

Oh the bar is simple, (don't expect fancy drinks here) but the setting is beautiful, peaceful, and makes you feel like you're far, far away from LA. It felt like a getaway to us ( :  

So why not 5 stars?
Mostly because of a jerky bouncer at the end of the night. The bar was packed due to a private event, and right at 2 am (actually earlier) they started clearing people out. I've never been "Kicked OUT" of a bar in a hotel I was a guest at in quite that way and it really pissed me off. The guy was very  rude to us and there was no need for it. A shame because up until then, every single person we encountered was as gracious and kind and helpful as can be.

29/08/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
228. Maricelle C.
Not recommended to stay here for LA Dodge Rock 'n Roll Half/Marathon
My friend and I stayed at this hotel on the weekend before Halloween, 2010.  I was hesitant to type this review after noticing there weren't any other reviews of the noisiness experienced at this hotel.  But hopefully this review is helpful to at least someone.  
After doing some research, my friend booked this room for us to stay the night before our half marathon in Downtown LA.  We were glad there were still vacancies at this hotel a couple weeks before the event.  

Pros:
*Nice lobby with Moroccan theme.
*Located a hop and a skip away from LA Live.
*It was close to start and finish lines for the event so we had our own restroom to use instead of porta potties.  
*Comfy bed.

Cons:
*Dark lit room.  Definitely needs more lighting.
*Staff not very helpful.
*Small bathroom.
*Very thin windows...we heard so much noise outside of the hotel at night.  Please upgrade your windows to double paned...please!

So we were so excited about our event.  We had 2 double beds in our room and got ready for bed at about 10:30pm. (Planned to get up at about 5:30am).  As soon as we turned the lights out, it was like a scene out of Seinfeld!  We heard ambulance sirens, police sirens, people screaming and partying...it was a nightmare.  We lived in Southern California and decided to stay in a hotel close to the event so that we could have a restful night's sleep and head straight to the start line in the morning instead of waking up super early to make the drive to downtown LA in the morning, fighting traffic. Unfortunately, we didn't get the restful sleep we were hoping for.  The hotel is old, located in downtown LA with surrounding busy, main streets.  Double paned windows would be very helpful to guests wanting a good night's rest, especially being located in Downtown LA.  I'm thinking all the noise was due to Halloween parties/celebrations at nearby lounges/bars.  Maybe it's not as bad during other times.  We finally fell asleep at around 3am and got up at 6am.  We didn't get the sleep we needed and still remember that awful night,  but fortunately, we were still able to do great at our half marathon.

19/02/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
229. Candice N.
Bar, burger and breakfast.  Those are the 3 things you should go to Hotel Fig for.

The bar is cool and relatively cheap..It's pretty laid back and more of a casual pre-party kinda place.

Their burgers (served during dinner, I believe) are good.  Very meaty and my co-workers prefer to get their burgers from here than any other place (including LA Live and The Palm).

My main reason for coming here is their cheap breakfast buffet which I always get to-go.  I stuff my styrofoam box (tell them you want a to-go box) with their buttered eggs, sausages, potato hash, rice & hot sauce every once in awhile when I want a fatty breakfast.  It's a nice substitute for Denny's (which is down the street) but I literally pay about $3 every time.

The staff is always sweet :)

22/07/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
230. Diane M.
I loved the Moroccan feel! This was a refreshing change from the typical hotels we've stayed at. We stayed here for only one night for the Mana concert. Check-in was fast & pleasant. Clerk was friendly and polite. The room was clean, pillows were extremely comfortable. We had no noise problems & slept like babies!

Only reason I did not give them 3-stars was their staff. Prior reviews that I read did mention their staff was rude and unfortunately I have to agree with them. During our check-out my husband & I wanted a picture to which we asked 3 staff members who all said no without one blink! One of them was even on her cell phone & didn't even bother to listen to my question. They all just ignored us!

Our experience would have been perfectly pleasant if their customer service would be more hospitable.

23/05/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
231. Cat H.
I had my dirty 30 bday at the Hotel Fig. They let us party the night away and act like drunken idiots, so I really can't complain.

Walking in here, you really feel like you've been transported to another world and that world is Morocco. The decor is really very interesting and pretty. It's a lot of wood, throw pillows, wierd prints and just kinda' cool. They should film a movie here.

My bday was on their patio with the bar and a view of the coffin shaped pool. They also have an iguana roaming the trees out there. Tres chic. I opted to have the event catered by their kitchen and was not disappointed by the various yummy items. The music was also nice and the beat kept us all partying the night away.

At the end of the night, I did stay over in what was a tiny dumpy little room. I was a fan of the patio, but the rooms left a lot to be desired. They could use some definite fixing up. Also, the parking was awful. Overall, they could use some fixing up, but I'd return to the bar area again for a private party.

07/04/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
232. Bobby C.
Had a work party here awhile back. Great atmosphere of tranquility. Feels like you not only left LA-- but left the United States--which can sometimes be a great feeling.

Drinks aren't cheap but not crazy.

Would love to come back. Nice spot for a romantic date nightcap of a pre concert meeting spot.

20/07/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
233. Ed K.
This review is for the hotel's poolside lounge.  Located in the heart of downtown close to the Staples Center, this hotel leads you to a lobby filled with classic architecture and a real sense of local history.  I can imagine what it must have been like to partake in the nightlife of the 50s and 60s.

Going straight to the back is a very styling and hip poolside lounge, great for casual get togethers and parties and usually filled with a somewhat older crowd without insanely pounding music filling your ears.  Service at the bar, even when busy, is quick, courteous and friendly.  As long as you want to spend a good evening with friends and not look for cruising for random men/women, it's a good time to be had by all.

16/03/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
234. Alysia W.
I didn't stay here overnight so my review is just for the hotel bar by the pool.. As soon as you step through the doors of Hotel Figueroa you feel like you've been transported to another country.. Everything is really well decorated and in tune with the theme that they're trying to achieve.. In a place like downtown LA it's nice to know there are hidden gems in the city that make you feel like you've travelled somewhere exotic without actually leaving the city.. They've even gone so far as placing non-native plants by their pool deck to make it seem more authentic.. I'm not sure what this place looks like in the day time but at night it's very romantic and enchanting.. The whole place is dimly lit and there are plenty of patio tables for sitting back and relaxing while you enjoy a drink or two.. I highly recommend this place for friends that want to catch up, or couples looking for a fun night out without having to go the whole 9 yards..

13/08/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
235. Jen D.
This hotel is beautiful! I've never stayed here so I can't speak to the rooms and related service, but this was a regular spot for drinks when I lived in LA. I recently went back for a visit and decided I had to hit the Fig for memories' sake. The bartender was friendly and the bar was lovely. The liquor selection is pretty sparse, but the environment makes up for it. There is indoor seating, a covered patio area, and seating around the pool. There are heaters set up outside for the pool seating so you'll stay toasty. There is also an inside bar and lounge that's on the second floor. It's covered in pillows and low tables. Usually only one bar is open at a time though.

If you're downtown then this is a place you should check out simply for the beautiful and relaxed atmosphere. Another bonus, the Pantry is right next door for some late night noshing.

14/01/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
236. Alice C.
This review is for the BAR only.

It is a beautiful bar, you can see from the pictures. Very romantic, that you can bring a date.

There are plenty of outdoor seating, but could be chilly sometime, so bring your shawls.

Inside of the bar there is a few tables and a daybed, you can totally lay there with your honey and have a grand old time.

Downside, the bar has a very few selection of beer and well drinks. Not a place to go if you are looking for great cocktails.

10/11/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
237. Arlene L.
Um...kinda gross. Patio bar, great! Inside stay was not good. If the website had more info, I would rethought. Old TV. No room Service. Its should be Motel Figueroa. Your paying for location.

16/04/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
238. Ryan H.
Came here one evening for a friend's birthday.

The outdoor patio area is very nice looking, although the pool seems like a giant liability.  I kept waiting for someone to fall in.  Not to mention, with all the tables around the sides of the pool, it is hard for people to slip by other people without feeling like they (or someone else) is going to get shoved in.  Luckily the place never seemed to get overly crowded, which was nice.

Drinks at the bar were averagely priced for LA.  Quality was a bit subpar -- who makes a vodka/soda without including (or at least offering) a lime?

18/05/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
239. Cheri. A G.
This morning I was hungry and wanted just a small bite to eat and there are very few options at least my way in South Park.  Yeah yeah I know The Pantry but I am not waiting in line and I don't need a plate of food that feeds a family of 4 so now what?

So I got those hamsters in the wheels moving in my head and thought huh...I wonder if the Fig (The Hotel Figueroa) has breakfast?  It should ...it's a hotel right?

Well I can tell you the only time I have gone to the Fig was with friends after events at Staples Center and we were not there for eating just boozing (by the way a great little spot for that)

So I walked in the door and yep...breakfast.  Ok...not much just a self serve scrambled eggs $1.50 per serving, pancakes 50 cents each, bacon and sausage a buck something for 3, cereal $2....All I really wanted was a couple bites so I had some scrambled eggs, potatoes and coffee which was $4 something.

I am not giving it 5 stars for the food but 5 stars for ambiance (Moroccan themed and quiet yelp.com/biz_photos/uIJS… ) and for the fact that I didn't have to pay a lot of money for a bunch of food I would not be able to eat.

31/01/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
240. Meesh M.
I am such a fan of this spot and am very enthused that it has stuck around through all of the many changes, redevelopments and whatnot that has occurred in the general area of Staples Center.  

It is truly a landmark spot with great decor, architecture and ambiance.  Morocaan it is but not in an extreme, overdone "trying too hard" way - it's quiet and gently authentic, with plenty of class and little flash.  It is just the spot to feel like you are getting away from it all truly; it's like traipsing into a different time and place truly.  (Gotta love that in La-la land)!!!

Funny enough, I have yet to stay in a room there but look forward to that one day soon.  Most of my experience is with lunch, and the lounge and just for those alone I give 4 stars.  

Food - The food is flavorful, fresh and simply delicious all around.  

Lounge- Very "Casablanca" like spot for day or night.  Mood is right, decor is dvivine and drinks are served up well -you won't go wrong with any concoction you decide is your pleasure.

Pool-  I have never swam in it...but it sure is lovely to gaze into.  I also never realized the pool is coffin shaped - so that just shows how enamored I am by all the natural artistry and botanical beauty surrounding it.

Service -  I have always had consistently good experiences here and that means alot.

This spot is wonderful for people who enjoy "quiet, low-key" boutique spots.  It's off the beaten path just enough that you will be able to enjoy the amenities of other downtown LA spots before or after you slip in or out of your Morocaan oasis!

12/07/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
241. John R.
My girl friend is STILL ON THE ELEVATOR waiting. I hope they get discounted on their room. THIS SHIT IS RIDICULOUS.

-edited while sober: My girlfriend and 8 friends were stuck on their elevator for an hour and a half. Bartenders were ok, but the hotel service staff were not helpful. A manager ended up discounting $50, but would not talk to us directly, only going through the desk clerk. Terrible.

12/12/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
242. Justin F.
GET YOUR DECO ON. I love this place and the bar too !

CHEERS

27/12/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
243. Kislev A.
There are many ways I can write this review:

Lodging Pros: The rooms come in many different sizes. The housekeeping staff are very friendly. The room and the bathroom are clean. There is a TV with some cable channels. There is an icebox. There is plenty of closet space. The room we stayed in was spacious. It is certainly an experience to stay in this hotel as it lends its exotic ambience even in the rooms.

Lodging Cons: It is old. The bathroom and the room are old. But then most european bathrooms are similar. I'm glad the weather wasn't too warm because I doubt the windows will be able to keep the heat out and I doubt the wall-mounted AC units will succeed in cooling hot LA days and nights.

Wedding Venue Pros: It is beautiful. Great place to take photographs in. I took some photos in my rinky dink camera and the venue's cracking peeling layers did not show. The price per person includes hors d'oeuvres, appetizers, entree, dessert and cake cutting fees. Full service family style. The hotel manager/owner is flexible, as you will see when you see the contract. There is barely anything there.

Wedding Venue Cons: The contract is sparse. I know I put that in the Pros but it could work against you. You will need to get prior approval from the manager/owner if you want any outside contractors such as entertainment. As the approval is based on the owner/manager (Mr. Thimansson's) whim, this could work against you. We were left to hang for 4 months regarding hiring a jazz band because he wouldn't give us his permission. He finally did of course but it sure wasn't fun holding all plans for the reception program for FOUR WHOLE months just to get his permission.

Food Pros: It wasn't so exotic that it caused polarities with the guests. It was served family style which encourages conversation. There was a handwashing ceremony. I loved the shrimp by the way.

Food Cons: According to some guests, there wasn't enough.  It wasn't that great either. Also, the appetizer arrived late. The appetizers were awesome. Also, due to the limited selections, it is great for brides that can't make up their minds. I guess that's a pro!

06/05/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
244. Sexy M.
Seemed to be dark and gloomy.  The decor is too much.  So busy - it overwhelms.  I like happy, bright places. This place gave me a feeling of uneasiness.

We were sitting there for a least half an hour before we were offered any service.

23/09/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
245. Sarah S.
I stayed here at a conference rate for a couple, and with those parameters in mind, it was, overall, a positive experience. The Moroccan theme made for a nice change from the standard, sterile hotel environment. While I would definitely recommend the Hotel Figueroa to travelers who don't need all accoutrements of standard hotels, I'm not sure I would pay much more than the discounted rate of $120/night that I paid. Here's the breakdown:

Check-in: Quick and painless. Regular old-fashioned room keys (as opposed to key cards).

The room: Small, but clean and pleasant. Continuing the Moroccan theme, but not to the extent that you see on the hotel website (I'm guessing those are the fancier suites). There was a hair dryer, an air conditioner, and a TV, but no coffeemaker, alarm clock, or iron. I was on the 8th floor, so the street noise was pretty minor.

The bathroom: Bare bones. Small shower with a pretty crappy head, but for 2 nights it was fine.

WiFi: $5/day. Pretty spotty, so it's not really possible to, say, stream video.

Breakfast: A buffet breakfast, but you're charged per serving (so, for example, $1 for a serving of eggs, $1.25 for 3 strips of bacon). I like this concept, since I never get my money's worth out of a regular buffet. The food was fine, not great.

Bar: I was there on weekday evenings, and while it seemed like there were a lot of people staying at the hotel at the time, the bar wasn't overly crowded. Nice ambience, and the drinks are pretty inexpensive.

07/03/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
246. Jones T.
Review is for the Veranda bar. Beautiful. Morroccan themed, tables by the outdoor pool, relaxing view of downtown. Also some beds in the corner to lounge in.

The drinks here suck. Its reasonably priced at $8 for a cocktail, but its poorly made and not enough alcohol.

20/05/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
247. Lee L.
Not too shabby...

You wouldn't expect much from the front entrance, but the interior is gorgeous.  The hotel has a rustic Moroccan theme.  It's a pretty casual place that pretty much anyone can walk into.  
We came here to chill at the pool are and sip a few drinks.  This is definitely a chill/quiet area and perfect for a summer night.

I'm an L.A. local, so I would never need to get hotel room here.
I looked up the price for giggles..single bed rooms to suites- $150 to $265 a night.

It's not exactly in a happening area, but it is cheaper than the hotels in Hollywood.

19/07/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
248. Ralph S.
In the 40 years I have been attending the annual meetings of the American Pharmacists Association, I have never stay in such a dumpy hotel.  It was dark (needed a flash light to negiotiate the hallways; dirty with very old and worn carpeting.  The rooms seemed to be out of the 40s with no improvements since.  I've stayed in cleaner motel - 6 back in the 60s.  I cannot believe that anyone from APhA actually checked out this property before hand.  Definitely a "pit" of a hotel.  Should be demolished r shut down by the health Dept.  never again, will I stay in a non chair hotel.

04/03/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
249. Manny L.
Pretty cool hotel, what it lacks in some areas it more than makes up for it with others.

29/07/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
250. Dawna G.
I have always loved this place!! Its beautiful and so full of character, you feel like you have left Los Angeles as soon as you walk through the door.

I dreamed about having my wedding here for years and Uno and staff exceeded my expectations in making my dream come true. They were easy to work with and accommodating to all of my ideas and requests. I really feel like they went above and beyond for us even throwing in the use of Club Fez along with Tangier for the reception. Uno was a gentleman who catered to my mother and I through the whole planning process, he worked with us within our budget and made sure I got everything that I wanted.

Our guests loved it, we loved it and can't wait to go back and stay in the Casa Blanca suite again and recommend this hotel to anyone!

16/10/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
251. chase m.
This place is a pretty cool spot. Even though it's right near the Staples center, the spot feels somewhat tucked away.  It's a neat place, laid back and not too crowded (at least, by the pool area), the music isn't too loud, and background noise level is usually under control.

Price: $$-$$$

Service: don't expect too much

Groups: yes

Would I come back? sure, if I am ever looking for a low key place to chill, hang, grab drinks and chat w/ friends

07/09/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
252. Erin B.
I heart the bar here.

I'm all about the Moroccan decor with all the exotic colors, soft lighting and different textures. LOVE lounging around the pool and it's perfect for a summer's eve occasion.

Dreaming of you on this cold winters day...

30/11/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
253. Tess M.
Wolf Gang Puck's Bar & Grill, Farm of Beverly Hills, The Yard, and Trader Vic's, ever trendy, ever tasty, seemed way too crowded, noisy and mainstream tonight. My friend's suggestion to get off the beaten path yelp.com/user_local_phot… was a welcome relief. As we maneuvered the Staples and Nokia Centers' throngs, I started to reenter a state of calm.
At journey's end, setting foot inside I had arrived where I needed to be ALL day yelp.com/user_local_phot… .  
Built in the 1920's, at one time a YWCA, the Figueroa Hotel has, as some reviewers say, "ghosts".  I prefer to call it history.  As does discoverlosangeles.com/s…
This timeline link is VERY interesting too!
google.com/search?q=figu…
Although we could have ordered our 8.5-ounce, rare burgers at the Veranda Bar yelp.com/user_local_phot… , we did so at the Cafe Bar yelp.com/user_local_phot… , paid our tab and with drink in hand headed poolside yelp.com/user_local_phot… , assured our fare would be delivered pronto. Sitting, sipping in such serenity, with LA's skyscrapers and energy close by yet totally buffered, is a blessing yelp.com/user_local_phot… .
Burgers yelp.com/user_local_phot… and service were spot on!
Only regret was we hadn't checked in. Breakfast by the pool must be awesome...

06/08/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
254. Charles D.
I have to remind myself that I'm still in LA when I visit the poolside bar at this place. It is walkable to LA Live and the hustle and bustle of LA. Drinks are cheap and strong. Ambience is fantastic. Great for a date!

02/09/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
255. Andy O.
The poolside bar is a great spot to drink when you want to avoid the rest of the Downtown crowd. Intimate, spaced-out seating by the pool (though nobody swims in it, apparently), as well as some tables in the covered-but-open bar area. Rarely gets crowded, which is a plus to me. If you're looking to go douche-out and mingle, probably not your spot. But if you've got a group of people who can appreciate some reasonably-priced and not-too-shabby drinks and some good conversation, not bad.
Great, great atmosphere. Also, free soggy tortilla chips and salsa. I guess that's worth at least like a fourth of a star or something.

17/04/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
256. Yvette L.
This review if for the bar, not the hotel. The Hotel Figueroa looks pretty stale on the outside but on the inside it's easily one of the more beautiful places in downtown L.A. The bar serves up great drinks at great prices. The setting is a lush garden with a pool, and quiet tunes in the background. This is an ideal place for hanging out on a warm summer night. No obnoxious frat folks, no dudes in suits looking for something to take home, just mellow folks enjoying the night and the gorgeous setting.

09/09/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
257. Mel D.
This review is strictly on the hotel pool lounge.

FANTASTIC! I love the atmosphere and I love the fact that they serve stiff drinks!!! I'm already trying to plan another outing there. I felt like I was in Cabo. I know it's suppose to have a Moroccan theme but to me I felt like I was in Mexico but whatever the case it it was nice.

Parking isn't the easiest but there are a lot of paid lots in the area. Great place to stop in for drinks...we got there around 11pm and found seats immediately. It wasn't too crowded but there was about 5 decent size groups there celebrating their birthday.  FYI - the pool area can be tricky to find. As you walk in the main entrance walk straight back down the long hallway. It will end at the pool bar area.

05/02/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
258. Sharon P.
Decor is beautiful, but the service is worse than a sleazy motel.
Me and my fiance were scoping the place out to see if we would want our out-of-state family members to stay here but given the absurdly terrible service, I think we'll find another place to say our vows.
Just trying to get late checkout, I had to wait till UNO showed up, since everyone else is so incompetent, and even then they charged me half day fee for just an extra 2 hours. COME ON!!!
The jacuzzi has cacti so watch yourself, and there are no lounge chairs, only dirty mats (even though we called before hand to make sure and were assured that they in fact had reclining chairs)

Recap; Decor is great, everything else is awful.

03/09/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
259. Jason W.
Well it's time to have a pretty serious review on this place, one that will prepare anyone who wishes to stay here properly.

I've heard nothing but wonderful words about the Hotel's Lounges, Bars, and Pool side. And I must say yes, they are solid and a great 4 stars in my book. However my review is going to go past that and into the actual rooms; actually sleeping here.

Sleeping Here:

I was beyond excited to stay here when I booked this place based on the photos on their site. They were amazing looking and it really drew me into this place however I've got to say I felt cheated when I opened up my door and entered into my room. This room looked nothing like the rooms displayed on the site. It was like entering into a small box and one that had a large bed sitting in it with just enough room to squeeze on by. The room has a small TV and a small frig. Sure it sort of had a Moroccan theme but I mean in no way did this place come close to the view they had on the site. Talk about being bamboozled!

Strike One!

The bathroom in my room was like being stuck in a phone booth. Extremely small hard to shower in shower and a bathroom door that couldn't even open all the way as it hit the toilet. So great, now I'm in small room with a bathroom that mimics a phone booth and gives you just enough room to that sitting on the toilet your knees just clears the wall. Horrible... Taking a dump is sure going to be fun!!! *Knees getting cut from rubbing against the wall*....

Strike Two!

And what is up with your Maid service here?

One day I bought a nice bottle of water and left it in the small refrigerator in my room. The next morning I woke up early in dire need of some cold water. I open up the frig and notice my bottle of water is not longer there!

I can't tell you how many cuss words were coming out my mouth at 3AM. I am sure my neighbors where just thrilled but what kind of maids throw your personal shit away? They also tossed some of my shampoo and other items i left in the bathroom. AND THIS WAS MY FIRST NIGHT.... Lesson learned; I made sure to pack everything up and lock my bags.

STRIKE THREE YOU'RE FUCKING OUT!!!!!!!!!

Additional Rants:

I understand this is an old hotel; I get that. I understand this is not some Marriott and what not. So I do get not having some of the basics...Ice machines and vending machines in the halls per say... But can you tell me why you do not have irons and iron boards in your rooms? I literally had to call the front desk and ask for one.

Reply: "You can only have it for an hour and you'll have to wait since the hotel is booked..."

REALLY??????

At this point I was over this place... I tried to book a room else where but do to the "Solar" convention downtown LA was booked up...

Other noteworthy items:

*Rooms are cooled & heated by a Window Unit which is indeed loud and takes forever to work and to my luck LA was hot the week I stayed. SO the only remedy was to run this thing 24x7.

*No Room Service.

*Rooms were clean.

Overall my stay here was pretty much a bust. I was really pulling for you Fig, I know you're a legend but I think I'll probably by pass staying in your hotel. Your bar/lounge/poolside areas are awesome. I'll surely come back to sit and relax. However I just cannot see they justification for $150+ a night staying in a small shoe box of a room with some serious lack of basics. My word of advice is to come here for drinks/hanging out, and stay elsewhere.

18/10/10 | Link | Rating: 2.0
260. Jenn K.
Love this place! I have dreams about this location sometimes. You instantly feel like you're transported to an exotic country. I've stayed here once and partied here once for a friends 30th birthday. What a great experience both times. The rooms could obviously be updated but that's what gives the unique charm and  (hello!) affordability. Patio, pool and hot tub are great, just enough room, and relaxing. No pool parties or techno music here. The bar gets really busy but they managed.
Only snaffu was that my friend booked tables and had his birthday catered here and I'm sure he spent a pretty penny. I realized no one in our party had coordinated a candle-lit bday singing so I asked for help from the front desk, candles, matches? HELP! None to be found. Could not be less helpful if they were blind, deaf and mute, at least they might have had empathy. That was a bummer.

30/10/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
261. Matthew B.
The hotels atmosphere is exactly as advertised. Truly exotic. The staff is happy to help. I got a basic room and when I asked for a another room with a better view they were happy to assist. Asked for an iron and within 2 minutes it arrived. Will book again definitely.

03/09/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
262. Nancy Y.
As a event venue, this place is such bullshit.  I called and spoke to Uno in November about a December event.  He acted a bit surprised that we wanted to come in with at least 60 guests.  I could see why as this place is like a cemetery and has dead energy whenever I go in there.  Being that I like funky places as well as upscale, I decided to go with the Moroccan international theme for our monthly mixer.  Uno had a cavalier attitude and didn't even write down that we were coming in December, a Monday to make it easy for him.  Doing you a favor, HELLO.  Brushing off my suggestion to write it down, he said to call him in two weeks.  Inquiring about Happy Hour or specials he said that there is none, just the regular menu.  Thanks for nothing, but let's see how it goes.

When I followed up, he again seem surprised, and a bit breathless about our group of at least 60 people.  He confirmed the date, and I sent out email invitations.  His attitude is bit off-putting, though I hoped that it was just a matter of time-efficiency combined with poor conversation skills, and no personality.  Let's move on.

In response to the invitation, a few people inquired about food items, whether it was Moroccan so I called him and he said he would email a menu.  When I got his email reply almost an hour later, he included a document called $EVENTPLANNING with thousands of $ for rental -  Veranda, Terrace & Poolside $3500.00.  Due three days prior to the event.  I emailed him with the question, "There was no mention of the deposit fee for bringing customers to your hotel. So, if I didn't ask you for menu, you would surprise me with this fee???"  His reply, "You are correct and I offer my most sincere apologies as I think I have."  Yeah, right.  No discussion on the phone AT ALL.  HELLO do you know how to run a business?  Or rather, how to be a human being?

When Uno sees my Yelp review, he invites me to tour his $250 Blue Door space, rather than the $3500 Veranda Bar.  I sent him the review link, ya know to help him out cause with his business manners he needs some help.  He writes that all we would have to pay for is the drinks, that he would comp the appetizers.  

That same evening, we go tour the place and meet in person.  He has to unlock the doors, gates, etc. like some ancient, closed estate.  He agrees to have the event there as an open space, NOT in the Blue Door space but back over to the Veranda Bar.  Other walk ins are possible.  Fine, okay.  He then says, No free appetizers, and a 20% service charge on the food.  So we relent to his moody ways, and he agrees to email a regular vs the banquet group menu.  I ask him again for the regular menu via email, and he responds that we have to pre-order food platters from the pricey banquet group menu.  DUH.  See how it goes with this fool?  OMG

Also, the men's room on the basement level stinks to high heaven.  The stench reeks even when you are 15 feet away. The place has interesting and colorful glass lanterns, that's about it. Stale, old energy like you know who.  Since our group is welcome at Bar Bouchon, the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills, Casa Del Mar and Lowes Hotel in Santa Monica, I can name over 2 years of monthly venues that did not have this BS.  I also use to manage banquet, conference, and meeting space in San Francisco hotels, so no he don't know what the heck he's doing.  Contact me for suggestions, do not call Hotel Figueroa, definitely AVOID.

01/12/10 | Link | Rating: 1.0
263. Brent N.
This place is extremely clean. And it has culture. I loved checking in, meeting some friends down at the bar, dipping in the pool. It was a completely different oasis. I LOVED IT!

08/08/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
264. Anna P.
Beautiful hotel but not well-suited to business travelers.

12/12/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
265. Jess V.
We went to a wedding at that hotel last night; while we were there we decided that we should get a room. HUGE MISTAKE!!!
After dinner, we went to the room to call and check on our children; I had layed on the bed during the call. Afterwards, we got out and headed downstairs to the reception. While we were headed to the elevator, I started getting itchy.  I tried to ignore it, but it got worse, so I told my husband to check my back and it was inflamed with bumps. Immediately, we thought that it could be BED BUGS or FLEAS!
We decided that we're not staying at the hotel. We left the wedding early and tried to check out and come to find out that they won't refund our money (keep in mind we did not stay the night)!
Today we called to speak to "person in charge," UNO is his name. My husband called in good faith and that douche, UNO told my husband he's wrong (that I didn't get an allergy from the hotel) and hung up on him! We called back to see who is above Uno and we find out he's the owner.
HORRIBLE customer service from the owner himself!!!
WE WILL NOT RETURN!!! DO NOT RECCOMMEND!!!

26/02/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
266. William W.
This place is overrated. The building has good bones, the lobby is nice. Rooms are hostel-level quality. Not horrible, but we won't be back.

03/05/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
267. paula m.
I am a true blue native and pass by this place all the time and never gave it much notice.  I was recently asked by a friend to be her 'plus one' at a party being held by the law firm where she works.

We arrive and I walked thru the doors and my mouth dropped, the place is simply stunning with rich colors and a Moroccan style theme thruout including the beautiful hotel room.

My evening was just beginning as the party was amazing from male and female belly dancers to exotic dancers, stilt walkers, tarot card reading and a traditional Moroccan feast.  I felt like I was in a movie and just when I thought it could not get any better, we were directed downstairs for dancing and the dance floor was generous and the entire seating space was individually separted by beautiful colored curtains and lounge chairs and ottomans, all in an array of gorgeous colors.  

We partied the night away and it is time for a nap but it is worth every yawn as I had
THE BEST weekend !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

07/04/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
268. Heather G.
I have not stayed in this hotel. I am writing this review based on the e-mail interaction I have had with the owner, Uno.

I am getting married New Year's Day.  My fiance and I are planning to do a destination wedding/honeymoon deal in California.  I'm not committed to any particular place right now, just shopping for options.  The wedding is going to be very small - myself, my fiance, my sister, her BF, and if we decide to do it in LA my fiance's best friend will be there to be the officiant.

When doing a google search for intimate wedding venues in LA, the Hotel Figueroa came up.  I looked at the website and was charmed.  One of the sites listed was 'Rick's place" which is an outdoor bar/patio area.  Since my fiance's name is Rick, and since one of my favorite photos of my fiance is him standing in front of a bar in Key West with the sign 'Rick's Place" over his head, I thought to myself that this might just be the place that I'm looking for.  It's exotic, it's different, is charming, and it's very "us".

There is no way to see if there are rooms/suites available through the website. You have to send a request via email - ok, not a problem. I sent in a request to see if there are any suites available from 12/30 - 1/2.  Uno writes me back in short order and said that there are no suites available at this time but they had guest rooms available for $149.  I write him back and say that would be fine.  I then asked him how much it would be to have a small wedding at Rick's place on new year's day for just 5 people max.  This is the (verbatim) email I get back:

"I don't really know. Unusual request."

What?! You are the owner of the place and you can't tell me how much it would cost or even offer to direct me to someone who could help? Furthermore, I don't see how it can be an unusual request since it specifically mentions on the hotel website under the wedding section that it is available for weddings.

I am so turned off by my limited dealings with this gentleman that I will not even stay there if I do end up in LA. He easily lost $2k worth of business from us.

03/08/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
269. Sintiea S.
What a charming gem this place is. Feels like you stepped into another world when you enter. The decor is so cool, there's something new you catch at each glance. There's lots of little areas to explore. On my search for the ladies room, i stumbled upon a room filled with weird antiques. The kind of room you read about in a mystery novel.
The outdoor patio/pool area is very romantic. Perfect place to have drinks on a warm summer night. Speaking of drinks...they are cheap! $8 for a big glass of a Kettle vodka cocktail. Awesome. Not sure how what the crowd is like regularly. It's been very chill and quiet the few times I have gone. Prime location too. Walking distance to other bars and restaurants.

15/03/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
270. Micah B.
I attend a conference yearly at the convention center down the road. I stayed here in 10/2011, but stayed at the O in 2010.

The Figueroa hotel itself is very atmospheric, but very very old. The rooms are decorated in a Moroccan style, the walls are thin and the whole affair feels like you're in a war-torn Middle-East country.  

The bathroom, an important feature on an extended stay, was bare-bones, with ancient fixtures. There was no stopper for the bath.   The bed was comfortable and the bedding was adequate.

I saw no pests, but given the proximity of food and the age of the building, I could understand if others did.  

The place is only a couple blocks from the convention center and it's across the street from the theaters and restaurants of LA Live, so the location is good. The parking lot seemed sketchy, and the long hallway into the hotel from the lot didn't feel secure late at night.  All-in-all I was more comfortable at the O. With it's updated rooms and elegant bathroom. But it's two blocks further away.

28/04/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
271. Deanna D.
The hotel is beautiful, no doubt... almost stayed here for my birthday but decided against it because the man who books the rooms seemed to have a problem with how young I look since he kept implying it and saying weird comments like "we only allow the alloted amount of guests in each room" implying that i cannot have a hotel party... weird since I told him my plans of going out on the town and just crashing there because i wanted to stay close by.

If you want to swim, the pool area is great, but there's no food out there and the bathroom is in the hotel basement... So you'd have to walk through the lobby and down steps to get there. Also, they didn't seem to have towel service out there.

The bar is near the pool, which is cool and the ambiance is great. The bartender was kind of odd, I asked him where the restroom was and he said it was in the basement and said that it's good for me to walk... WTF.

Their menu had 4 things: eggs, hamburger, spaghetti and something else that didn't seem apatizing. They didn't have many options in the appetizer menu because their appetizers fed parties of 15+ or something random. Would have been nice if they had a more ethnic menu to match the awesome hotel. The guy behind the counter looked at me + my friend as if he didn't want us to order, which was fine, since we didn't like the menu anyway.

Had a tour of 2 rooms, I wanted a suite, but like i said before, the manager didn't seem keen to letting me stay there. I'm 26, but I guess I look way younger? idk. The manager handed over 2 keys and let me and my friend take a tour on our own without him, which I thought was kind of odd. They rooms didn't seem to have A/C but that could have been because they were empty...

Also, if you try making reservations, don't do it over the internet. This guy has the worst internet communication skills and comes off very unhelpful.

I was very close to getting a room SOLELY because of how beautiful it was there and the location(across the st. from the staples center). I made a reservation, but after a few days I emailed and asked them to shred my credit card information.

They need better management and maybe even a whole new staff!!!

Someone revamp this place, please!

03/10/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
272. Carl M.
The hotel's location is primarily what keeps it in business. The reservation system is archaic. The staff runs scared of management. The friendliest person I encountered was the maid. Even though I checked out at 7 am, they made me pay for an extra day of parking to stay until my conference finished at 3 pm. Room was very noise because of nearby freeway. But it was clean.

07/12/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
273. Ramon R.
This review is for those considering Hotel Figueroa as a wedding venue. We made an appointment with UNO and he never showed up. Didn't have the decency or respect to personally call and apologize to us.

Nevertheless we toured the hotel and I can admit that It can be charming but ONLY of you are having a Moroccan themed wedding and only if you want to give up all control.

They do not allow you to set up lights or decoration. You can not move the table the way you want them. You can not change their menu (you can only serve their food family style). If you want a DJ you have to rent THEIR speakers for $200 even though they have ambient speakers in the room.

All I kept hearing from the lady giving the tour was no this, no that and you can't do this. If this is okay with you and if you want a Moroccan themed wedding then this place might be for you.

The staff seems shifty so make sure you get everything in writing.

03/10/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
274. Lindsey C.
Wow. I have spent so much time in and out of the Figueroa for the past year and a half that I hardly know where to begin.

We were married @ the Figueroa on July 2nd, 2011. There isn't very much information online about the hotel as a wedding venue, other than if you are a type A bride, this isn't the place for you. This much I agree on. If - however, you are willing to trust and let go of all the little details, you will be beyond thrilled with the results.

Uno, the owner, is one of a kind. He and his staff are some of the most genuine and thoughtful people I could have ever hoped to have involved with my wedding. He is probably the only person in the industry that hears the word "wedding" and doesn't try to take you for every last penny of your budget. He was so unbelievably kind and accommodating through the entire process. Without him, our wedding wouldn't have been half of the warm, vibrant and crazy fun day that it was.

The thing about the FIgueroa is this - if you crave all of the cozy predictability that a Marriott or other large chain offers, you may not get the Fig. However, if you have done a lot of traveling and find charm in quirkiness, you will be tripping over yourself with love for this hotel.

The very best part of getting married @ the Fig is getting to go back anytime we want. And definitely do yourself a favor and book the Casablanca Suite - it has a bathtub you could throw a party in.

15/10/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
275. Laurice F.
I've never stayed at Hotel Figueroa (nor would I ever need to being a native Angeleno) but I do enjoy their lounge. When you enter, you should walk all the way up to the concierge, then veer left to the lounge.

The couple of times I've gone, the bartenders have been nice and drinks have been good and not too pricey. As you may read in other reviews, this place is gorgeous and provides a global ambiance. Amidst the hustle of Downtown and the LA Live crowd, Figueroa is a great little escape. It's never been really crowded when I've gone and there are always plenty of seats to relax in - either by the bar or out under the stars and by the pool.

p.s. I've also seen weddings take place here through photographs and it seems like a lovely place to tie the knot.

12/12/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
276. JT I.
Very Cool vibe in the pool area and great drink prices..

14/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
277. Carolyn G.
I am torn with this review.  Here's the rundown...

Pros:  Interesting and unique atmosphere.  Nice bar and pool area.  Upscale room furnishings.  Low nightly rates for the area.  LA Live (and the JW Marriott/Ritz) are right across the street, I'm talking 3 minute walk.

Cons:  It feels haunted and as a woman traveling alone for work, I would not stay here alone again.  The staff is not very helpful (you get what you pay for).  My room was painted red with low lighting, which it made it dark all the time.  My windows open to an inner corridor and barely let any light in.

25/01/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
278. Celia C.
Moroccan-themed Hotel Fig is one of my favorite places in downtown for a drink. Once you're inside this intrinsically designed hotel - you feel as though you escaped into an oasis. I've never stayed overnight because I live in the area but this place is a real gem and never too crowded. Perfect for one on one conversations.

25/02/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
279. Rob P.
Made a quick stop here before going to a concert at staples center! They had small bar and a terrible bartender who did not know how to mix drinks gave us a terrible Kamikaze shot. We wanted to get rid of the terrible taste and had to order shot of patron :P

Not a very impressive bar overall!  The ambiance is actually pretty good but the service was not that good.

Wouldn't recommend this place!

05/03/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
280. David B.
Horrible hotel. Awful staff.

Let's get into the details:

The online reservation process is a joke. We filled out an online form and received an email later from UNO (the "manager") that simply said "need credit card to hold". Ok... here's the credit card. Weird but whatever. We get a confirmation from UNO via email. Just the confirmation number. No details. Hmmm.

So we go to check in the night of our reservation and... guess what? No reservation to be found. But we called a couple of hours ago to make sure that we had a king bed reserved. And here's the confirmation number from UNO's email! Oh yeah! They remember the call... but still can't find the reservation. No problem. They work it out. 25 minutes later we check in, drop our stuff and head out.

Fast forward to 11:15 pm when we return to the hotel. Head up to the room (6th floor) and... well, I would describe the noise coming from the street as something akin to a Rally Car race mixed with a hip hop festival being held inside an echo chamber. Not worth it. The "charming" windows another reviewer refers to are actually panes of glass so thin and old (outdated) they actually have to be held together with wire to prevent shattering. These old windows were great in the 1940s, but as cars and speakers get louder, these antiques are no longer effective. Hotel rooms serve so many different functions, first and foremost a place to sleep. If it is impossible to sleep in a hotel room (for whatever reason: noise, temperature, ceiling leaking onto the bed) it no longer serves its main function and becomes devoid of value. And at $182, I believe this one simple function should be met.

So... back downstairs. The guy at the desk was kind. He said we would have to speak to the manager (UNO) who would be in tomorrow. I gave him back the key and asked him to be sure to not charge my credit card. The room is untouched, unused, and uninhabitable due to the noise. It was quieter in the HALLWAY.

After a good night's sleep, I return to the hotel to speak with UNO. No, UNO is not in. You should call tomorrow at 8AM. But... I was told to come see him today. I made a special trip. No UNO, the nice guy at the front desk told me. In his defense, I believe his grasp of the English language is about as firm as my grasp of Italian. Non molto buona. I ask him to have UNO call me. He takes down my number and gives me UNO's card. "Please have him call me tomorrow," I say politely. I leave expecting to have this resolved quickly.

A day goes by and... no call. The day after that, I call and ask to speak with UNO. The front desk transfers me to his line and I leave a nice message. I get a call back a few hours later from UNO. I briefly tell him the story and he refuses to remove the charge from my credit card. He tells me that I should expect noise at a downtown hotel. I tell him the noise was too great to tolerate and that I did not receive the accommodations I was charged for. Too bad. I tell him to expect a negative review (I doubt he knows what YELP is). I called the credit card company to reverse the charge.

UNO is obnoxious. This old hotel's "charm" is all plaster and paint. Don't fall for it. I know people like the pool and the bar in the back. I get it. But supporting this establishment is contemptible.

23/10/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
281. Jonah H.
Just had an experience just like another reviewer. I called on a Thursday evening at about 9pm to see if a suite was available for Saturday night. He told me that "reservations was closed and I could leave a voicemail if I wanted". I asked if I could speak with the front desk and he said "This IS the front desk!" How strange. Any way to book online? No.
I really find it strange that the guy couldn't tell me if the rooms where taken or not. Bad customer service for sure.

07/02/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
282. Linda T.
This place is the best on a summer evening around 7, when the sun is setting. Its romantic and a little bit flirtatious, which is why this is a must for dates. =)

03/07/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
283. Calvin L.
The Managers are nice, but somewhat useless.

Worst is the owner, I had the pleasure of meeting him, then proceeded to being yelled at by him for taking a picture with my camera (no flash mind you).

I understand where he was coming from, but, prior to this, there are no signs whatsoever, and at every other place with a "no camera rule" they kindly ask you and you happily oblige.  

He however came off extremely aggressive and very temperamental.  

As for the hotel itself, it seems understaffed and darker than a bunker.

11/03/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
284. Steve V.
This review is for the back bar and pool area only. I did not stay here. Some friends of ours were having a birthday party here and we had some private space and appetizers in the back area. Everything was tasty and the staff not too overbearing. There was never any pressure to buy more drinks or anything like that. The vibe was very chill and it was a good ambiance.

On this Saturday night, there was a Van Halen concert at Staples so people from that came pouring in after the show. I'm not sure if this is the regular crowd that comes here, but I'm guessing not so much. With it's old world feel, I would recommend this place for a private event or party.

25/06/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
285. Nelly M.
Absolutely my favorite place to go chill at anytime, drinks are well priced and well served. NY Steak & Fries I Love, don't ever get tired of this place. If you want a quite spot this is the place, you will forget you are in the middle of the city.

03/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
286. Jessica J.
If you are looking for a super fun, posh, boutique hotel in downtown Los Angeles, this is the place to be! The decor is so original, it has a very Moroccan, Marrakech feel to it. There is a lovely bar outside by the pool, happy hour is at 4pm. I totally recommend it. The only reason why I didn't give 5 stars is because the sheets and pillows are rather stiff. The bed itself is great, but the sheets are very light and stiff, so if you are picky about that you may want to rethink it. But honestly it's character and cleanliness is 5 star quality!

18/02/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
287. Suzanne C.
I did not stay here. This review is purely for the vibe at the bar at night and hotel decor.

Love the decor ... that gets 4 stars. Especially at night. It's so relaxing.

The drinks ... so so. Not great. The signature drink is the mojito (said the bartender), Trust me, I've had WAY better mojitos. These were very average.

But again, I don't care. I loved the bar and the hotel decor. It was a nice little escape from downtown to chat with friends. :) It's definitely worth a visit.

25/09/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
288. Kevin B.
An amazing spot to start your night (and probably end it).

The mojito's are good, staff friendly, and if you time it right, no one is around.

Check it out next time, you'll probably find me there...

29/03/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
289. Alex M.
Stayed At the Hotel Figueroa last night because we were seeing the Rolling Stones two Blocks down at the Staples Center. Location is key. If you're thinking of drinking please don't drive and stay here instead; like me. The hotel like others have mentioned is Moroccan themed throughout the entire place from the minute you walk in. The room I stayed in was on the 9th floor (912) was small, but served it's purpose. And I was amused by the painting (Fernando Bortero type) in it.

I have lived in LA most of my life and was completely unaware that there was a 24hr eatery a block away called the cafe pantry. It was a blessing in disguise because we were hungry and not capable of driving by the time the concert at Staples center finished after midnight. Just be aware: I did not need to use their wifi, but I've read it's not free.

Also, parking was 12 bucks and is located behind the hotel, but only if you are a registered guest. Parking alongside (@ a separate private lot) is 15, but save some $ and use their lot instead, even if you have to double back and maneuver your way to find it (one way streets in LA: Sheesh!).  Other private lots in the area do not allow you to go in out of their parking lots, once you've paid, but this place does. So just use their lot instead if you plan on leaving the hotel in your car regularly.

Overall, this hotel is a lot more affordable than the other more pricier hotels in the vicinity. Their website does not offer online reservations as of late, but they promptly called me back and held my room when I submitted an online request the same day.

Enjoy your stay!

04/05/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
290. Sophia L.
So two friends and I were in downtown LA. It was a warm beautiful sunday .
We decided to stop by this hotel . We walked in. It was empty.
We walked to the pool area . It was empty.
We thought we will just stay and have a mojito and maybe some lunch at the poolside bar/lounge... To be honest, the place was really nice and we felt bad that it was so empty.

THERE WAS NO ONE THERE!!!!! and for good reason.

A few minutes passed. This man came over to us and told us to leave .. He was very rude and unprofessional .He said we couldnt have drinks there becuase we werent staying at the hotel.

So we left.
We went to the STANDARD  ROOFTOP
By the end of the day, our bill was close to 400 dollars... paid in full
The place was happening.. as it always is.. and the music was incredible....

I HOPE FIGUEROA HOTEL SHUTS DOWN!!!

The worst service I have  ever encountered.

The sheer lack of inteligence and business sense alone is enough to shut the place down . They turned good business away on a day that there was no one in their hotel... they are idiots...

21/02/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
291. Brian W.
Yes, this is a "vintage" hotel, built in 1925. Yes, my wife and I enjoy vintage, kitsch and the like. Yes, the lobby, pool and bar area quite beautiful. And from the looks of the food served in the restaurant and poolside, it's a hell of a value. But that's where it stopped for me. Our room -- I believe it was a standard king -- was a big disappointment for the price. Trust me -- those amazing pictures you see on their website? Those are the high-end rooms. Ours was clean, but small and in need of updates and repairs. The king bed was quite comfortable, but the TV was from the 80s, there was no WiFi, and the bathroom was tiny with no counter or vanity. The collar around the plumbing for the shower head was also loose. In short, they put a lot of lipstick on the pig, but that was quite a while ago, so it's time for another coat. Also, while the desk staff was friendly, they were rather clueless in the art of guest service. Not only could they not give us any directions to the places we were going that evening, they couldn't recommend a single restaurant in the area. Get a clue, guys--do your homework, give a couple celebrating their wedding anniversary a room upgrade, offer to take people's bags to the bell closet yourself, etc., and you just might find it financially beneficial! The bottom line is that for $200 a night, it just wasn't worth it. Next time I'll drop an extra $50 to stay at the Ace or the W., or I'll get a room at the new Courtyard by Marriott right behind the Fig and stop by for drinks by the pool.

22/09/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
292. Karen D.
Had a pleasant time at a few friends birthday party this weekend at the Figueroa. The room downstairs in which the party was held was absolutely beautiful. The Morrocan theme is nice. The only thing I could have asked for was better furniture for some of the older folks in attendance. Alot of the furniture in that room was low to the ground and not the most comfortable but still very unique. TINY bathroom stalls. Service was great along with the drinks. We ate at the Veranda bar earlier in the day and had the Patty melt suggested by Whitney which tasted amazing!! I must compliment her on a job well done. She was also our bartender that evening and she was a sweetheart, and kudos to her for keeping her cool while another bartender practically yelled in her face a few times as she was trying to make our order as well as others. Side note* It made my husband and I VERY uncomfortable to see a young woman being spoken to that way by a male colleague. Not classy at all. That is my only other negative besides the furniture and the bathroom because she was such a sweet young lady. The live music was great and I love the ambiance of "The Fig." My hubby and I will be back. Great happy hour times!

09/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
293. Jessica E.
This is one of the worst hotels I have seen . I had the worst experience had booked the hotel with a visa my miles United card and then forgot that certain card. I called after gad showed up at hotel asking if room ready but not at 2:00 pm so I asked the man on phone if There was any way they could use the card on file had asked me for security and expiration and number which I knew all and my husband found it had left at home. The nice man said oh yes don't worry we will try to help you and use that card recorded when you made the reservation. So tired do heat and being at convention center all day. The person said no you can't do that it was 6:00 pm . The manager then was called who had the worst customer service she acted as if she wasn't even there , like a stake in the ground. I feel she was prejudice at me . Here being alone in strange town at a conference very unfriendly feeling came from her. The heat radiated in the main check-in I felt like what did these rooms look like. I was literally boiling . Do not stay there . Also if I wanted to swim couldn't they had tables being served right next to pool a taco bar!!!

24/10/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
294. Florian Z.
Rooms are simple, but clean. Unfortunately very loud. But a cool spot within Downtown LA. Nice cafe at the pool. Very beautiful. Friendly people

21/11/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
295. Sonny B.
Travelers who are accustomed to chain hotels may find the Hotel Figueroa a little odd .... its different ... its an old , historic building on Figueroa Street in downtown .. great location for walking/ exploring downtown Los Angeles. We stayed there recently for 3 nights and found it to be fun .... employees were friendly.. parking was easy... pool was very nice . Give it a try .

27/09/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
296. Mark W.
The worst hotel ever, would not even give it one star but it wouldn't let me post a comment.

17/11/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
297. Alejandro T.
The location was perfect and the staff went out of their way to assist us with information on ski packages, tours and shopping. The service was great! The complimentary breakfast was a real treat and a money saver. We met other guests from all over the United States and enjoyed visiting with them.

14/04/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
298. Oana M.
I stayed two nights while house was under construction. I was disappointed to get a small room with two beds, a tube tv that was losing signal and a bathroom with no fan. The pool bar and dining area were the best part of the hotel but overall the place is overly embellished and bedazzled for a place that was not brought up to modern standards of comfort. The staff was hard working and very friendly. The hotel has a nice location, we walked to Central Library and MOCA.

25/05/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
299. Juli M.
We stayed here after going to Staples Center for a concert. Excellent location for Staples or LA Live. Cool funky old building with unique decor. Room was super clean, bed was very comfy. Really great water pressure in the shower, which surprised me, because it is such an old building. Their parking lot is a little tough to find, but it was about half the price of the Marriott.

The hotel is very unique and romantic. There are a couple bars, and they were having a wedding reception in a private area that looked really nice. Didn't go in the pool, but it looked pretty. Our room had a stack of paperbacks on a shelf, and a mini fridge. The employees were all really nice.

If you are planning on eating before an event, you better have a reservation cuz all the restaurants in the area had 1.5+  hour wait times for walkups.

Would totally stay here again.

13/10/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
300. Karen K.
Wow.  Not a very good experience. First of all, the parking, or lack there of. As we arrived in a full sized truck, we were wondering if we would even fit in a space, or if there would even be a space to fit into! When I called to confirm our reservations, I was informed that we may not even get a spot! Say, what?? We lucked out...sort of, the larger space was quickly taken by one of the employees who we saw at the front desk after we finally squeezed into the 1 remaining spot. This was only made possible by the very nice man who offered to move his vehicle twice, so we could barely fit.  My husband had to crawl out from the passenger side. When we got to the front desk, the employee who had taken the larger spot told us she was impressed that we were able to fit, and that she passed on that spot because she didnt think her small car would fit! Really!? And having to pay $26.00 to park there to boot!!  Should have went to the lot next to where we were, it was only $10.00, and twice the size. The staff was very friendly, which is why this review rated any star at all!! On our way to our room, we got to witness one of the employees yelling at someone to quit following them. Not a very comforting feeling.  The elevator itself smelled of urine.  Since getting an actuall key, and not a key card, we thought it was kind of cute....until we attempted to unlock our very wiggly door handle,  Im not even sure it needed a key to get in.  I get it, this is an older hotel, and thats fine,  however the room decor that some reviewers on here raved about, was hideous! The colors were terrible ..aqua,/teal, blue,orange, and a cement painted brownish floor complete with the glue swirls from where the previous flooring was removed. After returning from an event, ready for some sleep...it was impossible because the horrendously painted walls must have been made of paper.  We could hear every conversation, laugh, doors shutting and everything else from our noisy neighbors.  Finally after calling the front desk, we could get some sleep, though not for long. Before the sun was even up, the traffic and bus noise made it impossible for anymore slumber, and when the sun did rise, the constuction cacophony began. That was the earliest and fastest departure from a hotel we have ever made.

11/11/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
301. Eden O.
I was going to check out the Grammy Museum and happened to find parking right next to this hotel. From the outside and at first glance, it looked to be a bit rundown. After the museum though, my friend had suggested we grab drinks at the bar in this hotel. I gave a confused look at him, but trusted and walked through the main doors.

I was blown away. . . you walk into a totally different world almost. Great architecture and flooring. The bar is all the way in the back of the hotel. It has some indoor seating and then most of it is outside, under a patio and surrounding the pool. We were here during the day, so people were actually lounging and swimming in the pool. I'm sure at night it has quite a different vibe. The décor has a Moroccan feel with colorful faux stained glass and giant sheets covering the ceilings and walls. The bar itself didn't seem too spectacular so we stuck with pretty simple drinks. (Would've been great to have a Mojito though)

Would love to pop in here at night to have a low key date or drinks with friends.

15/05/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
302. Tatiana A.
My favorite bar in DTLA

I love environment, the lighting, the view, the music,  it's all amazing. Perfect place to take your significant other on a date. The drinks are good, not so cheap, but the Moroccan décor makes up for it.

20/10/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
303. Keila N.
This review is only for the lounge.  I went to the bar for an after party.  It's located in the back of the hotel.  The setting is really cool.  It's by the pool and has indoor and outdoor seating.

Parking is adjacent for $8 flat.  There's another lot across from the Pantry for $10 flat.

I've been here numerous times.  Generally, this bar is empty.

09/11/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
304. T S.
I'm so angry at my job for putting me here. No sound proof windows and the walls are so thin I can hear the sniffle man every two seconds sniffing instead of blowing his gd nose. Infuriating!!! Lighting is terrible. Dark and dreary. Pillows super high, bathrooms beyond tiny and carpets look old and used. A one star for sure.

08/12/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
305. Brittany B.
We visited the bar to celebrate my friend's birthday, after already visiting the Yard House nearby. There is just something so magical and special about the space, about a group of friends congregating at one of the poolside tables in the beautifully-lit space. Drinks are respectable, with a friendly bartender and no pretensions whatsoever. The place is not busy, not a scene, and a perfect place to visit if you just want to enjoy the company of people you like. I would return in an instant.

17/11/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
306. Meg W.
I had a very bewildering and unsatisfactory experience trying to reserve a room in this hotel.  Let me dial it back a bit: my fiance and I are getting married in April 2014.  Around October we were walking downtown when we happened to pass by the Figueroa Hotel.  We walked inside and were both very impressed by the beauty and funky vibe of the hotel.  I have always liked the Moroccan aesthetic and this place has it all: beautiful tile work, elaborate wrought iron ornamentation, lovely stained glass lanterns.

We both had the same idea: booking the hotel for our wedding night!  I talked to the person at the front desk and he recommended emailing Uno, the manager, directly about our interest.  I emailed Uno the next day explaining that I wished to reserve a suite.  He wrote back telling me that all the suites were booked for that date already.

I was a little surprised that the hotel had already booked for April but figured that we could just stay in a regular guest room.  When I told Uno that I was booking for my wedding night, it seemed to interest him enough to ask where the wedding would be held.  When I told him our venue was already booked he just replied back to say that there was already a wedding taking place at the hotel on that date and all suites were taken.

At this point I was frustrated that the Fig's system wants you to email back and forth with the owner instead of just letting you book a room or investigate availability on your own.  I wrote another email asking if I could book a guest room and Uno sent back a completely nonsequitur response, "A regular room would be fine. They are actually quite nice."  Um...... yeah, I get that.  I just want to book the damn thing.

Finally, I called and spoke to a woman on the phone.  She sounded rushed and a little aggravated during our call.  I gave her my credit card number in order to hold the room.  I then received absolutely no confirmation of any kind- not an email, not a confirmation number, nothing.  I have never booked a hotel room that worked like this.  Pretty much all of the hotels I have ever booked would let you check availability and book a room through their websites and then send you an automatic email confirmation.

I called after three days in order to ask for some kind of confirmation that I had reserved a room and that I hadn't given my credit card information to some completely random stranger.  The person who answered the phone this time also sounded rushed and annoyed and informed me, "Look, we are working on the reservations for this weekend right now- we don't have anything for next April yet!"

No part of my experience with the Figueroa Hotel evidenced good or even competent customer service.  This place seems to be a real shaggy dog operation.  I absolutely believe that you could have a lovely night here or a lovely wedding or a fantastic drink or whatever but you would have to put up with a staff and manager who are unprofessional and disorganized.

I canceled my reservation.  The first time I received any confirmation that I even had a reservation was when I was canceling it over the phone :/

11/12/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
307. Michael B.
My wife found this hotel on Yelp and she thought it sounded like fun with the Moroccan theme.So we stayed here last Saturday night while we were in L.A to watch the Queen rock musical at a downtown theater.When we arrived at the front desk we were told our room rate had risen from $148 to $189 and the hotel car park charge from $12 to $24 because the hotel ownership had changed hands in the past month.The robbers also wanted $40 for valet parking.My wife booked our room back in May so after about 20 minutes we were finally booked in at the rates we were quoted months before online.Our room was on the 5th floor facing the huge car park .......and the hotel swimming pool and a bar. Let's be honest our room didn't look too Moroccan to us...more like like a room with real old furniture and a TV that was about 30 years old.The windows are thin,the window fitted box air con was noisy and the bar beside the pool stayed open til about 1am because we could hear them up in our 5th floor room.Breakfast wasn't included but we usually dine out somewhere anyway.If you wanted breakfast at the hotel then you paid by the item or the serve so to speak.Our room was clean and the king size bed comfortable but there is not enough going on here for us to want to come back.

12/08/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
308. Tony L.
Super cool place but if you're planning to host an event here don't bother. The manager, Uno, is extremely set in his ways and difficult to work for. I've DJed there about 20 times for various events, mostly weddings and without fail the bride and groom always butt heads with him. He's distant, rude, arrogant, and just not a person you want to be working with on your wedding day.

28/06/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
309. Victoria L.
My fiance and I found the Figueroa Hotel online and totally fell in love with the pictures. After looking at this place we had our hearts set to be married there. We went to tour the facility and we met with a really nice woman at the front desk who gave us a tour of the different rooms that you can have your ceremony and reception in. We were totally delighted to be there and aesthetically, the place was very pleasing. That is, until we interacted with the manager, Uno.

He was not friendly at all. We explained to him that we wanted to have a private ceremony with just our immediate family, with a dinner just for close friends, then a reception with appetizers for about 60 additional people. First of all, he told us we could not have our ceremony in their chapel room because we were only having 20 guests. My question is, if I am paying the going rate for the room, why do you get to dictate how many people get to be there? They were not flexible AT ALL with the arrangements for the space.

We were told by Uno that we would be receiving a quote. We waited for several weeks until I finally e-mailed him back. He was saying that the food, space, and alcohol for 60 people would be over $10k and it was "too expensive" for us. How do you know what is too expensive for us or not? We never gave him our budget. I seriously felt insulted that he showed zero flexibility, was late to get us a quote, then basically told us we couldn't afford to have our wedding there. Wow. The nerve.

Since then we have booked another MUCH BETTER private venue in the Valley. The owner of that place was so kind and accommodating. My parents came and were kind enough to pay for the venue, which allowed us extra money in our budget to have up to 120 guests with an open bar and full meal service for everyone.

Uno lost 10k because he was condescending and didn't give us any respect. I wouldn't suggest wasting your time going Downtown to be talked down to.

18/09/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
310. Charissa B.
*WORST HOTEL* I really wanted to like this place. Sure it's old, but It's cute. Shabby chic.  BUT it needs some serious help, and updating.  The tv and AC unit are from 1862. And the bathroom is comparable to the size of a walnut. I can respect and admire the history and architecture,  but not that much. ....

This has been absolutely the worst hotel experience I've ever ever ever ever ever ever had. I'm writing this review at 4:30 in the morning because I'm currently staying here and CANNOT SLEEP In these conditions.  I'm not a light sleeper AND I even sleep with earplugs every night due to the nature of apartment living... I bring them everywhere I go. **I'm wearing them now**, but I still hear the creeky old "A/C" croaking like a frog though them.  As a matter of fact, after miraculously falling asleep in this heat,  I was woken up by the AC! On top of that, it  hardly works!  Plus, The window is blaring the city light because there are no real window coverings, just a sheer morracan looking piece of fabric.  I seriously wish I were anywhere but here right now because more than ever, I needed a full night's rest for my 10 plus hour work shift I'm going to probably have to pull. The only reason my company booked me here is because of the BET awards going on right now. .. all other hotels were at max capacity,  and now it's very clear why this one was not. I'm not sure how I'm going to do this for two more nights.
Another weird thing,  they don't give hair conditioner or body lotion... shampoo and soap only. Weird, right? I'm So glad I overpacked and brought my own.

****ALSO, BE SURE TO READ THE "NOT RECOMMENDED" REVIEWS.  THEY SOME HOW GOT FILTERED OUT,  BUT THEY ARE LEGIT AND IMPORTANT FOR CUSTOMERS TO KNOW****

26/06/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
311. Lee J.
The Hotel Figueroa is an atrocious establishment. First of all, the hotel does NOT have a first aid kit, not behind the bar nor at the front desk. BEWARE! (Probably not up to code, right?)
Firstly, the pool and surrounding pool area is filthy. I did not expect **cactus** to be among the detritus, however! I happened to step on a small bunch while getting in the pool. I caught the attention of someone who turned out to be the bartender, who could not be bothered to offer any help whatsoever. He told me to walk to the front desk to ask for tape. (HELLO, cactus in my foot. walking is probably not a good idea, genius!) A patron in my party asked the front desk for tape or, here's a wild idea, A FIRST AID KIT, and one of them laughingly asked if we had been playing in the cactus. Hilarious. She should pursue comedy. She then suggested we try the medical clinic up the street. Will never stay there again. Laughably rude, uncaring, unprofessional, etc, etc.

11/07/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
312. Art O.
Can you say FUNKY?! This place is not for everyone but like James Brown, this place has a lot of soul.

There are no modern amenities to be found here. Flat screens, padded carpets, double-paned windows, locks w/ key cards, modern AC... in the end, I really didn't care that much. It's not like we stay in the room a whole lot anyways. Plus this place is central to all the spots you can want in DTLA.

The place has very cool decor with a Middle Eastern theme overall - color schemes, fabrics, and paintings. There was all sorts of details painted around the room which was a nice touch.

The staff was very friendly and helped us out whenever we needed it.

Oh yeah, the back patio bar is super cool. It's around a pool that has a wonderful garden all around. I'm hoping to hit this place up in the summer to check out the scene.

31/12/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
313. David E.
Honestly, I have traveled around the world, stayed in hotels from Asia to Eastern europe. Never have I ever received such inhospitality and the most small minded behavior. The hotel workers are all ex cops, they are rude and of a lowly class. They are physical and oppressive, often I have also heard stories in which girls have been harassed which in my opinion is completely unacceptable.  For a staff of their security to attempt to seduce a guest of the hotel is absolutely disgusting. I am completely appalled by this hotel. I hope this form of practice isn't distributed by the rest of the hotels in downtown Los Angeles.

27/07/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
314. Allison M.
This is, hands down, my favorite hotel in downtown-- and I've been to a chunk of their hotels.

I hear a lot of people whining that their rooms are small, that their showers aren't top of the line, that the beds don't come with 1200 thread count sheets, blah blah blah.  Suck it, I say, and check in at SLS if you're looking for luxury (not that I'm discounting the SLS-- not at all).

I've come here a lot over the years, even threw a bachelorette party here-- we all had a blast doing a belly dance-themed event.  This place has all the Morroccan atmosphere you'll ever need.  The lighting, the decor, the individually decorated rooms, the poolside bar at night... it's a favorite hangout spot.

Even though the parking is limited, and even though they may forget to call you back to confirm reservations (and you'll have to hunt them down), it's a not a chain, it's not a sell-out, it is, from what I can tell, a family-run hotel.  All five stars are deserved.

27/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
315. Sunday I.
Poorly decorated -red interiors, very old carpets.
No customer treats, not even a Coffee maker or Hot water for tea.
Bathrooms too small, No internet connectivity and so many other infuriating stuff!
On the positive side, hotel staff are polite and internal telephone communication is good
I will avoid  this hotel henceforth.

26/10/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
316. Arielle J.
Maria Torres, the woman at the front desk, is a B%#*&! Horrible customer service. Actually the WORST customer service/attitude that I have ever experienced... And I've stayed in literally hundreds of hotels. This place is beautiful, but I would never go back and give someone money to be spoken to so disrespectfully again.

16/07/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
317. Gustavo S.
The owner/manager/reservation/probably maid Uno Thimanson has made the booking experience at this hotel an absolute NIGHTMARE! It is very unprofessional with having to book online and receiving mere response of "rate is... Need card to hold room..." To which I respond with them needing a better way to book and more respect to there customers.  To which Uno/owner replies with "we are not in India, we speak English here and your comments are not appreciated." I was floored when I got the reply to my email! A phone call was made soon after the email was sent and he could not have been anymore disrespectful than he was with his email. Not caring or allowing me to speak after he berated me for 2 minutes straight! Will never book here and hope this man changes his way of business!

25/01/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
318. Brittany W.
I loved my stay and I will tell you why. I was trying to plan an anniversary gift for my boyfriend and I. My intent was to find a reasonably priced hotel that would make us feel an entire world away. The Figeuroa Hotel did just that!

I booked our room through their Email system and received a prompt response from Uno. The rate was way better than anything you'll find in the Downtown LA area. When we arrived, the check-in desk was friendly and efficient. Our room was clean and had a beautiful Moroccan theme (as does the entire hotel). It didn't feel cheesy or fake in any way. It felt like a lot of thought and care went into the design and layout of the entire hotel. From the music to the lanterns to the rugs and garden decor, you really felt like you were miles away from Downtown Los Angeles.

We had drinks that night at their bar/pool area in the back of the hotel. Talk about beautiful. Candlelit and private, their colorful glowing lanterns made you feel like you were in a little Moroccan fantasy. It was really beautiful. There was even a little cat on the back patio to greet guests. One of my favorite parts of the whole trip. ;)

Overall, it was an excellent experience. I would bring my friends and family back without a doubt. Next time, I will spring for a suite as they are huge and still reasonably priced. Thank you Uno and the entire staff for making that weekend stay so special!

07/03/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
319. Joseph R.
Update:  We got married here on August 31, 2013--and they did an exceptional job handling the wedding.   Relax and trust Uno.   I know he seems like he might not be paying attention, but at the end of the day, he and his staff do an amazing job.  

The food was excellent and the guests raved about it.  

The belly dancer was so much fun, too!  

I would give five stars if the rooms weren't so out-dated and old.  Really, they are part of the charm--but prevent a five star rating.

===Old review======

I've had drinks here a few times and I really enjoy the place.  It is really like stepping into another world.  

My fiance and I are getting married there in a few months, so that says how much we enjoy the decor.  

But what I am writing about is that hotelscombined.com seems to have hijacked the weblink on yelp.  

The real website is: figueroahotel.com

When you click the link that is posted on yelp right now, after you attempt to reserve a room, you are redirected to the hotels combined website, you are informed there are no rooms available (I tried a number of different dates), and then they try to book you into another hotel.  

The real website is: figueroahotel.com

10/06/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
320. Zanne W.
As a resident of DTLA I am often searching for hidden gems. Well, I definitely found one! This place is adorable! We lucked out and hit a Happy Hour special 3 tacos and a draft beer for $8! Tacos were delicious. The ambience was even better. Adding this to my regular spot.

25/10/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
321. Kylee O.
This review is for a special event my company hosted at the hotel in the Tangier room (downstairs from the lobby) on Jan. 26, 2014.

The first thing to know about booking an event here is that you will be working with a rather old school but utterly charming man who is also the owner of the hotel, named Uno. Be nice to him- he'll appreciate it! He has a unique sense of humor and will be your greatest ally if you let him. I've read that others were dissatisfied with his level of service, but if you know this going in, you'll be juuuuuust fine. I'll admit I was a little scared of his AOL email address at first, but I guess if it ain't broke, don't fix it!

The venue was EXTREMELY flexible. The let us come basically any hour of the work day to view the space, bring vendors for a walk thru, etc. They also allowed us the ENTIRE MORNING the day of our event to set up, load in, and all that jazz. That is very different from many venues today who give you 2 hours to do it all and make you clean up that same night. Again, old school. This, in my opinion, is the way business should be done. Uno also responds to frantic emails the day before the event when your RSVPs have exceeded expectations and he'll calmly say yes to more food.

The prices were fair. The large space to hold 200+ ppl was $3500 for the evening. NO decorations needed (although we did opt for a floral arrangement for the bar). There was a huge bar in the space that came with 2 bartenders all night for $150 each. We opted for the open bar with deluxe brands (Patron, Glenlivit) $13 each, but they also offered various levels including well for $6, Name (Jim Beam, Absolut) for $8, Premium (Makers/Jack, Ketel One) for $9 and Premium Plus (Grey Goose, Chivas) for $12. Beers were $6. After some arm twisting, they also allowed us to bring our own wine for a corkage of $15 per bottle. Their house wine is Columbia Crest, which they charge $25 for (and we all know we can get that ish at Ralph's for $7.99).

The Moroccan food was good. Some items were amazing (I'm looking at you, steak kebabs, shrimp kebabs, kofta/meatball kebabs, chicken cornucopia). Some items were gross (avoid the hummus platter unless you want 6 cold Trader Joe's pitas cut up and served on a platter with bland hummus for $24 bucks). I would also avoid the vegetable skewers-- rather boring when there are so many other delightful options to be had. But "good" is a fair assessment taking into account those amazing and those lackluster items that managed to sneak their way onto the menu.

The service the night of the event was top notch. Grace Barrow is the on-site manager of things and was present for our whole event to make sure it went smoothly. You'll want to make friends with her too. The servers and staff are all dressed in traditional Moroccan garb, and it all makes for a cool vibe in such a  unique space.

If you are planning to book a large event on the pool terrace I would ask to make sure there's nothing booked downstairs in the Tangier Room at the same time. I say this because your party guests will be doing the potty dance outside of the ONE bathroom in the lobby (or getting frustrated trying to find the bathrooms upstairs, but you have to take the elevators, not the stairs, to find it). We had no problem with this downstairs, because there are 4 men's and 4 women's stalls for the Tangier room and Club Fez. BUT we did keep out a lot of unhappy party goers from the pool party. I actually manned our door for most of the night and allowed one girl to actually pay me $10 to come downstairs and use our restroom. :)

All in all, a delightful experience if this unique, eclectic Eastern European feel is what your next party or event calls for! Thank you Uno and Grace!

04/02/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
322. Shauna M.
The first thing you will notice about Figueroa Hotel is the different way of making a reservation.  You email your reservation request and will receive a very short and to the point response ("I have a room for $148").  After making my reservation this way, I was not asked for a credit card to hold the room but was just told "I will simply hold a room for you".  Huh?  So a couple of days later I decided to give the hotel a call to confirm.  Guess what?  They had a room on hold with my name on it ~ Just as promised!  :)

I picked this particular hotel for a few things. I was going to an event at Club Nokia and the location of the hotel (across the street from the venue) was very appealing.  But what I was more interested in was exploring this very unique hotel.  If you allow yourself to just enjoy, you will love this place, too.  Because of my event I was not able to enjoy the hotel to its fullest and look forward to going back ~ just because!  

When you check into the hotel, you will be given an old fashioned room key (you know the kind with the plastic oval attached with the room number on it?).  I know the younger people have NO idea what I am saying!  The room was beyond wonderful.  The beautiful décor ~ tile in the bathroom, rugs on the wall, unique paint colors made for a truly wonderful experience.

I enjoyed the buffet breakfast the next morning.  It was such a beautiful morning that I enjoyed my breakfast out by the pool listening to the wonderful fountain.  It was very peaceful.

The pool area has lots of seating (including heaters) and a Jacuzzi.  Both have the most beautiful tile.  You can see the history at this place.  If you care to know the history of the building, it was built in 1925 and used as a YWCA until the depression when it was made into the hotel that stands today.

Give the Figueroa Hotel a try.  The staff is helpful and friendly.  The décor is unlike any other.

Enjoy :)

11/02/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
323. Jeannine C.
To Tell you the truth I was super skeptical about this place after reading all the bad reviews but went ahead and booked our weekend stay anyway because we had plans to see a lakers vs Nets game and wanted to be close to the stadium. Now from my understanding this hotel is old and considered historic. I heard they were in the middle of switching management and doing some renovations which I believe they already did because our room was updated and awesome. Instead of the old school tvs that some yelpers posted pictures of we has a huge flat screen tv. We stayed in the Junior suite king room, a little smaller than the pictures depicted but was very cozy. Nice plush covers, soft plush bed, really soft squishy pillows (felt like down feather) and the decor was to die for seriously. The staff was very helpful and brought us whatever we wanted. Despite being downtown LA across the street from the staples center this place was quiet also, i got plenty of restful sleep even after the game with people flooding the streets. We also received a good deal on a room, ,got 15% off for having game tickets just tell them you want the game time package and show your tickets at check in.I cant wait to visit this place again. All the bad reviewers should give this place a try one more time. Believe me it has changed for the better.

23/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
324. Liz S.
A friend and I grabbed drinks here before a Kings game out back by the pool, since the hotel is really close to the Staples Center. The place was completely dead, but then again, it was a Monday.

The hotel itself seemed a little run down, and I'm not sure I really dug the Indian/Moroccan decor.

The good news was that drinks were cheap! Beers were only $6, although their selection is limited to four different kinds, two being Mexican beers. The bad news was that the mixed drinks (tequila sunrise and whiskey and coke) weren't mixed very well. Granted, this was a pool bar so my expectations weren't very high.

I'm sure the poolside location could be cool on a more happening night. I'd be interested to come back on a weekend to check out the vibe.

23/10/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
325. jay s.
Few months I tried to book a private party at this location... Worse service and follow up with the management... I called to confirm the party and They acted like I never called the location. I was like " I have the email confirming the party."

They ended up changing the pricing and I got fed up with them.. So I decided to change the venue.

I had over 50 people. We spent over $$5000 at the other location.

24/11/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
326. Heather F.
What a lovely, lovely experience!

I and my signif came here to celebrate the ending of a bad situation and the start of a new one, and threw a tiny cake and champagne party on the veranda.  We picked the Figueroa because of reviews right here on Yelp, and the gorgeous photos which I must admit stacked expectations high and promised a LOT.  Could a downtown LA hotel really be that far back in time and be *really* vintage?  *Truly* an escape to a long gone, nostalgic world?

YES, IT WAS, AND IT IS.

From my first kidding emails from its charming owner, Uno (which both bowled and won me over!), to my very last moments inside its shaded, softly cool, fragrant corridors, The Figueroa Hotel was a bar none experience, one of those times in life you remember forever.  I will come back here again to celebrate things; it has become my and "his" little "spot" now :)

We booked the Casablanca Suite, which is inexpensively priced for all it offers, believe me.  You step into the hotel itself and you are in Algiers, 1926.  But you walk through that hotel up the mezzanine access steps into the actual Casablanca Suite and you are in Hollywood, 1940s, on a set with Bogey and Bacall.  No luxury is spared.  No expense is missed.  It's a 10,000-thread-count hotel.  Egyptian cotton.  The ceiling fans whisper and whirl, the lights gaze heavy-lidded from under scented lashes at you, and then you step into that bathroom, and KA-BAM: you're seduced.

If you want to nail down that elusive lover, bring them here.  The place is worthy of a sultan's top concubine, absolutely top drawer, with stunning visuals, elegant perks and a brisk, upscale, luxuriously professional staff.  The manager was an absolute doll and we will be back to this hotel again and again.  I cannot say enough.

I want to live here.

10/03/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
327. concerned c.
Pretty much the only thing this place has going for it is it's proximity to Staples Center, LA Live. Other than that, the rooms are small (super!), dark!!, have very few outlets (I counted 3 in my room, including the one in the bathroom), parking is $25/night, &  it has a weird odor in the hallways. This place is pretty pricy too but what you get does not reflect what you've paid for! The cleanliness is questionable; I felt dirtier after taking a shower here. Your money can get you so much more if you book a room a few miles further, but hey, if you want to be walking distance from said locations & don't mind being blind, or not being able to charge any electronics, then I say go for it.

26/11/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
328. Gabby G.
I have had the great, accommodating  service here and as a work traveler I have high standards while enjoying non-corporate hotels. The reservation was great for me. I called, got a man who sounded like Peter Lorrie. He booked me in at a great rate - too low (I know!). I said I can pay more and he said "you will like this room!" Ok! Since I was coming back the next week, I called back.  He said, "you again?" Which I thought was hilarious! Obviously, if you have no sense of HUMOR please go to JW Marriott right next door! However if you enjoy the reality of the human experience and you don't have a stick up your ***, you will love it here!!

15/04/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
329. Kelly M.
I didn't stay here, just went for a post-event brew and this place is breathtakingly beautiful. It's a very charming location, but the beer menu was lacking

16/11/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
330. Jedi K.
The worst.....I never ever ever yelp but this needs to be known.  We had our company Christmas party at this place.....DO NOT EVER HAVE AN EVENT HERE.  We paid for craft beer, they provided Bud Light.  We paid for Sliders, empenadas they provided crackers and cheese.  We tried to resolve our issues with the person we booked the party with  she told me that there was nothing they were willing to do.

GO ACROSS THE STREET TO THE J.W. MARRIOTT if you have an event, save yourself the disappointment.

27/12/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
331. gloria r.
Staff is friendly, place is very cute Moroccan themed. The bar and pool area are probably the best part of the hotel. Free WiFi but 30 bucks a day for parking is a little steep. Only one elevator was working so the wait is kinda long especially if you're on the 10th floor like we were. Theres a sign that says 30 buck brunch with endless mimosas on sunday, gonna have to try it out sometime soon.

18/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
332. Mr K.
I have been staying here every year for the last six years until now. The hotel was sold to new owners about 8 months ago. The new owners really raised the prices and poorly trained the concierges.  They had no clue about some of the best restaurants in the area and were useless in asking directions.  I was overcharged for my 3 night stay and somehow someone was able to charge their drinks to my room. I had to have my CC company help dispute charges since the account manager was of no help.   During Grammy week the security guard would not allow guests in the pool area after 10pm and they closed the bar.

25/03/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
333. TJ T.
Awesome bar, strong drinks. I've frequented this bar about once every couple months for the past few years, and it's always been the same bartender with excellent service (saw him once not dressed in that ridic Moroccan? attire - that was weird).  Lots of seating outside, some seats inside as well.  If you get the munchies, you gotta go inside the hotel.

There's an entrance through the back of the hotel to the bar that's not very well known... there's a section of the bar through a door that's even more of a secret.  Definitely a chill place to visit, provided it's not a night during the weekend.

Tips:

Probably not a good idea to get hammered and jump in the pool.  Unless you're a guest.

Probably not a good idea to get hammered and touch some of the plants (specifically, cactus).

Great place for taking pictures (at night time w/ a decent camera, anyway).

Bathroom is downstairs past the lobby.  Kinda quiet/creepy down there.

09/06/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
334. Tony G.
Apparently people are quite disappointed by the regular rooms here.  I do suggest you spend the extra cash and get a suite.

For our anniversary I booked the Casablanca Suite which I surprised my girlfriend with after taking her out to dinner downtown.  If you can, you need to book this room.  It absolutely blew her away.  I only booked it because there was some event down at LA Live (I guess there always is) and I had a terrible time getting standard rooms at roughly $100-200 more at the chain hotels.  This was infinitely better.

The bed was huge, soft, and luxurious.  The tub in there is literally the size of small hot tub.  It probably could comfortably fit like 4-6 people, depending on your sizes.  And it's just so different from any other place you will stay in that area.  It's true there's no view really, but I didn't go to a Moroccan themed hotel quite frankly to have a great view of downtown LA.  Ha.  You go there precisely because it's like staying some place out of the ordinary.  Nothing would stop my senses from being momentarily duped in the evening quite like the blazing red Staples Center sign, but that's just me.

The most important thing was she loved every minute of it.  Do not be dissuaded by odd check-in procedures or other things, and plan ahead to get the Casablanca suite.  It's honestly a steal at that price.  You can always try to go get a queen bed at the Ritz if you need things like movie channels and room service during your stay.

02/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
335. Kelly G.
Awesome looking hotel! Got a room with 2 twins. The showers hot and cold water were a little wonky, but otherwise it was a cool hotel for a decent price. Be advised thought that parking is not free. Was charged $27.50 (tax included). Little steep, but maybe I'm just not used to staying in Downtown LA. Shopping, food and the Staple Center are all very close!

10/01/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
336. Dwain C.
I stayed at the Figueroa Hotel in Los Angeles, CA on 5/8/2014.  It was my first time staying there.  I loved the place.  I find the Moroccan theme of the hotel to,be extremely appealing to my taste although I also realize that it's not for everyone.  My room cost was $148 prior to taxes.  I had dinner at their cafe (which opened at 5:00 p.m.) which has a limited menu but I found their angel hair pasta to be a good choice.  The next morning I had their breakfast buffet as well (pancakes were only 50 cents each!).  The rooms are not as spacious as a more modern hotel, but it fits my needs perfectly.  Plus, I took some photos.

10/05/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
337. Elizabeth G.
Very disappointed in the quality of this hotel for the cost.

Stayed here 1 night to attend a Lakers game.  The ONLY positive for this hotel is the close proximity to the arena.  

For over $200.00 I expected a lot more than a small room, a loud window AC unit, a bathroom so small you can hardly open the door without hitting the toilet/ sink and an overall feeling of uncleanliness. We found an empty bottle of coke in our fridge and a pair of socks under the bed.  The hallways were so dimly lit, my boyfriend compared it to the Tower of Terror at California Adventure.

Parking was $27.00, the parking lot was hard to find as it is located behind a car wash. I was honestly nervous to leave my car overnight as it is in the open next to an alley way. I was expecting at least a parking garage.

The pool bar and lobby do have a bit of charm, however the room was a huge disappointment. Next time, we will be looking to stay elsewhere.

16/01/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
338. Adriana A.
This place is one of the last hotels that holds a lot of history about LA. Vintage feel with a relaxing ambiance. It's bit your Ritz, but the rooms were clean, friendly staff and definitely one of those places you need to get off your technology and relax! Great pool and the lobby is even a spot to hang! Definitely coming back and telling my friends! Embrace it! There is no free wifi and a small tv and plumbing is slow. Remember that you're in an old hotel and you're signing on for an experience! Amazing at that! Portland needs a place like this!

24/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
339. Christy F.
Just stayed at the hotel last night for a special celebration.  I gave it a 5 star for the staff and the value for $99 on a Saturday night. Loved the vibe and the ambiance. I will definitely book here next time I attend an event downtown LA

18/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
340. Julissa R.
Came for an Arctic Monkeys concert After party. All I have to say is the Moroccan decor is amazing! The outdoor pool area was so nice at night surrounded by buildings. Great spot for a cocktail. -2 stars due to them not having a Mixologist that night.

20/08/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
341. Brittany P.
For such a cool atmosphere and amazing entertainment by the dancers and mermaid  on NYE the service from the table staff, and more disappointingly, manager, was so sub par I could not believe it. My boyfriend and I got a table, one of only five, to ensure our party of 11 would be comfortable for the night. FIRST, they broke up our group when we checked-in and got ID'd.  You do not break up a group, that is basic hospitality 101. I've never had a group going into the club together, for a table, broken up. Everyone should walk in at once and for some reason this was a foreign concept to the doorman, a bald black guy, who was also extremely rude. SECOND if you went out NYE you know that it was absolutely freezing out. The heat lamp at our table went out about 30 mins before the ball drop. I asked a staff member about getting it turned back on, she assured me she was on it. I actually looked around to find her about 5 mins later and she was standing in the exact same spot enjoying the mermaid show! I moved on to the person clearing glasses from the table, he claimed he didn't know how to turn it on, then to our table hostess who was the ONLY person actively trying to get the situation fixed but to no avail. Then the manager, Juan or Jose, comes over and plays with the heater for about another 45 mins still unable to get it to work. Basically no one knew how to get it back on. We paid for a table that was too cold to actually stay at and the Manager all but gave us a "not my problem" and "there's nothing I can do" . The staff was inept and I even mentioned it to another staff member on the way out who replied with "Believe me I know". The incompetence was unacceptable. Hotel Fig needs to get it together if they plan to hold another event here.

02/01/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
342. Max H.
While the hotel and pool area have a great deal of charm, the rooms are devoid of that charm unless your willing to pay big bucks (and even then who knows). Worst of all the service is utterly deplorable.

We recently stayed there for our 5 year anniversary, we were hoping to have a nice romantic getaway, may as well have booked at a Motel 6. First, the room we were given was different from the one I booked. When I inquired about it, I was given a lame excuse and told they were doing construction which is why my room didn't have the amenities listed when I booked. Yet they were still willing to charge me full price to put me in a room that was being remodeled.

Furthermore, virtually none of the employees I interacted with seemed to give a crap about their jobs or the guests (front desk, bar staff, people I spoke to on the phone when making reservation, random employees walking around). I have never stayed in any hotel or motel anywhere where I've encountered a staff that cared so little or showed zero interest in it's guests. The only person that was remotely friendly was the housekeeper I ran into in the hallway.

I gave this hotel two stars solely based on the aesthetic charm. If I were to rate it on anything else it would be a zero. Don't waste your time or money staying at this hotel. If you want to experience the ambience, come have a drink by the pool and go stay somewhere else.

28/01/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
343. Nix M.
Was visiting a friend and wanted to be in the heart of downtown LA.  This hotel was in the perfect location.  It is close to restaurants, freeways, and stores.  The hotel itself is old, but I loved the historic feel of it.  The rooms are a bit on the small side (but that's to be expected).  I stayed in the Petite King room, and was happy with the layout.  The bed was extremely comfortable, there was a decent sized closet, and the tv was big.  The only con was the bathroom.  It was very small.  The shower was a 2' x 2' cube.  Anyone with some size to them will, no doubt, have some trouble in there. The hotel staff was pleasant and professional.  I encountered no problems with them.  I stayed through Sunday, and did their Veranda Brunch.  AMAZING!  They had live music, the ambiance was on point, the food selection was great, and the weather was perfect.  I would definitely recommend this hotel.

30/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
344. Amy M.
The pictures shown depict something that is nonexistent at this hotel. Rock hard bed, holes in the wall, flickering lights in the bedroom, concrete floors, TINY bathroom with a toilet that's meant for a public restroom, shower tubs that clog and you're standing in 3 inches of water.

Absolute mess of a hotel. And don't even think for a second that the breakfast that you PAY for is even worth a bite.

Our group actually joked that the person that no longer works for the company, reserved this hotel as a parting gift.

Don't waste your time, or your money.

27/06/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
345. Amanda M.
This place is amazing. The staff are helpful. The decorations and ambiance make one feel as though they've been transplanted to the Mediterranean. The location is great. Bed is comfy. Will definitely stay here again

25/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
346. Erica C.
Love LOVE this hotel.  It's an exotic oasis in the middle of the city.  That being said - it is not your typical city or chain hotel.  If you are looking for the norm, the Figueroa may not be the place for you.  But it is my "go to" fave hotel when staying over for an event at LA Live.  It is beautiful and comparatively inexpensive.  It is across the street from LA Live/Staples and the much more expensive Marriott (and Ritz).

The hotel has a very European (with Moroccan décor) feel.  Staff is friendly and helpful.  The pool and bar area are absolutely gorgeous, and take you out of the city.  I have read some reviews that the pool is dirty.  I find it to be quite the contrary.  It is in the middle of LA.  But I find it to be extremely clean and tropical.  The rooms have a romantic feel in conformity with the Moroccan décor of the hotel.  Unlike your typical city hotel rooms, I find the rooms at the fig to be large, clean and airy.  Each one is different.  

The only snafu during my last stay is that there was only one key for the room, which lead to some problems.  However, the hotel rectified this without it being a big problem.  I'd also like it if there were coffee makers in the rooms - but can't have everything.  Parking is additional, as it is everywhere in LA.  Even though the prices have increased, it is still less than it is to park your car at most if not all hotels in the area.  I'd say you get what you pay for, but in this case, you get a lot more.  

This hotel is a hidden gem and I hope it stays that way.  Again, it's not for everyone.  It is a very unique boutique type hotel.  I def stand by my five star rating.

13/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
347. Talin C.
This hotel is great the ambience and the service is nothing but exceptional. They go out of the way for their customers by providing top notch service.  The place is different from any other hotel it's beautiful Spanish style hotel and classy. I would recommend this hotel and would come back again. Thank You For A Great Experience.

22/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
348. Trish S.
If I could just rate the BF for planning this weekend get away it'd be 5 stars all the way but the hotel itself is an A-ok (certain kind of mood/vibe) situation-we had fun, but it ain't for everybody.

The building is old and crumbling, charming though-as they've owned the fact and created an old Eastern vibe with tapestries, statues, heavy wooden furniture and draperies. Our room was tiny but delightful, with colorful scarves draped over our bed, orange curtains on the tiny window... it reminded me so much of an urban hotel I stayed in once in New Delhi.

Bed was comfy, check in was easy-the star of this venue is really the shockingly private and leafy pool area in the back. You wander down an ally, go through an old iron gate down a walkway covered in growth till you reach a mini heaven. The bar is amazing and at night, the place lights up with candles and there's little tables sprinkled around the pool. Lovely.

All in all give it a try if you're looking for a unique experience in that area of LA.

11/11/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
349. Joel M.
Walk in.
Keep walking to the back.
Once it seems like you're going the wrong way, keep going.
The bar/lounge/pool area is awesome.
Usually empty so perfect for an intimate after dinner drink. Amazing garden/pool area with great views of the downtown high rises.

15/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
350. Jenny M.
After some serious cardio from CicLavia we headed over to some sangria at Pattern Bar...but when we rolled up the doors were shuttered. My girl suggested fig, with a few clicks of our heels she had me outdoors by patio with pool with a drink in my hand. The Mojitos are tremendous. The fountain majestic. The ambiance is la chic, meets old la charm, makes it all worth while.

Drinks $10 - $14 avg. LA
Pool & Jacuzzi
Lemon Trees, Cacti, flora
Day Beds

12/02/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
351. Linda F.
bad service - management is rude and condescending

25/03/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
352. Erika G.
My stay at the hotel was amazing!  It is so close to the staples center (Go Lakers!) and there are many restaurants and bars nearby.  The cantina by the pool was delightful and the overall feel of the place is awesome!  The staff was very friendly and I am definitely looking forward to coming back.

14/01/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
353. James L.
I did a stay-cation here with the girlfriend for one reason only: the Moroccan Suites. Very lush exotic tapestries and bedding.

Very little amenities which I knew of ahead of time. No room service. The TV is an old box TV, which was fine since it was a stay-cation and we had LA Live to enjoy. The view is nothing special. You get a nice scenic glance at the rundown building next to you.

Their bar is just okay and the price of the drinks should be lower considering they're just okay.  

The pool is small and their jacuzzi definitely needed to be cleaned.  Lots of leaves and lots of floating dead flies collecting in the corners.

You would think the bar and restaurant would serve Moroccan food--bit they don't. It's standard American food and average in quality, at best. The hotel should really invest in a menu with Moroccan dishes which would give a lot more credence to their theme.

I probably won't do a stay-cation here again but I think I will rent one of their suites--notably The Casablanca--to have a party with a small group of friends.  I would bring my Moroccan food, my drinks and enjoy the decor while partying the night away.

29/05/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
354. Peggy L.
Lots of character at the Figueroa  - bohemian atmosphere. I stayed here for a conference. Great location. My standard room was very basic, no fancy toiletries, antique air conditioner and TV, but clean. Didn't try the restaurant or bar. I'd stay here again if I got a good rate.

26/10/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
355. Kid S.
So I came here with normal expectations of any place I planned to stay and pay more than motel 6 prices. My perception of this place went up and down the whole weekend I was there. The reason for choosing this place, it was right down the street from the convention center.
I went on the advice of other Yelpers but i didn't get a suite,but the regular guest room came with a little fridge which was very helpful because I like lots of fruit to snack on/cold water(my vices). The hotel is older but the theme of it makes it feel like a little (plastic) gem. Its like the dive bar of hotels, It's BY FAR not the worst place you could stay in LA,but it definitely can't compete with the newer surrounding hotels.

So i,m going to break it down like this.

1. There is WIFI (but only if your tablet or electronic device is AT&T compatible will it be free) If not you have to sign up for an account. Or go down to the lobby and use their computer for a fee (it's a nice laptop thought points for that).
Minus- half a star

2. The Bar and or Restaurant I can't say anything about because i didn't use EITHER so your on your own. The LA WEEKLY was in the lobby so if you're looking for something to do while your there thats your best shot.

3. The wait/maid-staff was EXCELLENT when i left I was in a rush used most of the towels bed was messed up (i sleep kinda wild so i'm told). Come back new towels, fresh linen new soaps and shampoo no conditioner but plenty of shampoo. lol

4.Parking - is a cluster F***, if you drive for any of these-BMW Mini, Fiat POP, GoKart, Motorcycle, Smart Car ,Witches Broom or Magic Carpet you should have no trouble getting in and out of the parking lot. But if you drive a normal midsize car or anything bigger than a chevy cruz. GOOD LUCK getting in and around that box.@ $12 a day to park in that lets test your patients,driving and your ability to squeeze in and out between two cars parked so close together that it looks like they just gave birth to you skills.
Minus one star

5. THE ROOM- has an old window unit which was kinda nostalgic but that sucker blew so cold that i left it on all night and since it summertime as of this moment writing this review it was hot outside.
That earned a star by itself.

The toilet that thing could flush away a whole magazine it was so strong. The shower/tub didm,t drain very fast so the tub was filling as I was taking my shower which was a little annoying because 5mins into my shower i,m standing in a kiddie pool's worth of water.
Minus- half a star

The sink or face bowl is not in the same room with the  tub and toilet which wasn't a big deal but when i do my business i like to go wash my hands before i touch the door and it's not like you can do it with the door open because it opens inward (like push instead of pull to open) OMG. so i just bought a trail size lysol bottle with me and just wiped off the door knobs(yes i have a touch of OCD on that note)lol.
No free toothbrush or paste or mouthwash or shower cap or iron/ironing board. But they did give me a hairdryer and plenty of places to sit. Cable TV was SUPER BASIC. CANT ORDER ANYTHING ON DEMAND. So i walked 2 blocks and found a Ralph's and a Regal Theater.
The view was of the building next door so i just closed the blinds. The Bed was comfortable and they give you plenty pillows so i was able to do my work prop up  in bed.

Like I said the place has its ups and downs, but its got character and the people were nice and it seems like they are trying hard to accommodate the best they can. Like i said it's the dive bar of hotels. Dive bars have good music , sometimes great food too, and the beer is cheap and cold and you get to know the people that work there. But they have usually had their hay day and are struggling to stay with the times but not be apart of the times.

23/06/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
356. Sue P.
I came just to have a few drinks by the pool area and I thought it was great. It's a little oasis in the middle of all the buildings and I love the Moroccan Theme. It's not pretentious which I also enjoyed . Drinks were reasonable...the food wasn't great.

23/04/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
357. Ashleigh M.
While certainly not a business class hotel, my stay at "The Fig" was quite a charming experience. If you're looking for cookie cutter rooms from a chain while on work travel, head next door to the JW Marriott.

Although you might be skeptical from the facade on the street, you just have to go inside to really get it. This place has serious vintage charm, with the clickety clack of the receptionist typing up guest tickets, the pay phones in the lobby and the actual key to enter your room. The decor and ambiance is dark and oozing a vintage Arabian experience. Each embellishments and details is obviously attended to, with silks, tile, tapestries and iron detailing each corner.

The staff I encountered at the reception desk, the bar and the cafe for breakfast were all quite friendly and helpful.

My room was decked out in burnt orange and dark red, with accents of animal print and vintage iron fixtures. I had a king sized bed that was firm but reasonably comfortable. The room featured a window a/c unit, a tube TV, a desk and chair, and mini fridge for cold storage. There was a seating area near the desk and TV, with a semi separate bedroom space. The tiny washroom with its toilet and bathtub/shower combo was offset by a separate powder room with full mirror, bench seat and sink. There were two small closets at the entry way, but with no sign of an iron/ironing board (although I noticed one propped against a door in the hall, so I'll assume you have to request it).

I had drinks several nights in the dark bar by the pool area and ate breakfast at the cafe in the lobby, which was quite reasonable. They were also very accommodating when I asked to take my food back up to my room, giving me a tray and offering me an extra to-go cup of coffee to take advantage of the free refills.

Although I may not book this again for group business travel, I will certainly be staying again while in the area on personal trips.

06/05/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
358. Veronica C.
The location is fantastic for downtown LA.
The staff is friendly. Our room, however, was terrible. The door going into the room was very unstable, just seemed like someone could easily knock it down. No great lighting when we first walked into our room. The room was uncomfortably small and the bathroom...oh my.... The water while taking a shower was either scolding hot or freezing cold. No counter space to get ready. While on the toilet your knees pretty much were against the wall. NO plug-in outlets what so ever. You either had to unplug the one available lamp or the AC/heater unit. There was an unknown object on the floor that looked to be like a huge baseboard just against the wall. The lighting in the hallways was very dim and kind of spooky. The outside noise was easily heard from the window. I must say the room looked nothing like the pictures. Last time we ever stay at a "historic" hotel.

31/01/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
359. Kim D.
One of the most comfortable hotels. They are everywhere. Service is very good. Bedrooms really nice. You spent a great time and restaurants inside the hotel are delicious.

26/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
360. Eric P.
This review is for their poolside lounge only.

There's an adventurous feeling whenever I step foot into the Hotel Fig, like some guy in a turban will whip out a scimitar at any moment or some Afrika Korps will question me about Dr Jones.  I've always had a fantasy where some olive-skinned beauty would approach me at some bar in a foreign land and say something like, "you've got a lot of nerve to show your face around here again," (in whatever language Moroccans speak) and then we'd have a torrid make-out session.  And for me, the Hotel Fig is the closest thing I'll ever get to that with its close attention to detail with its Moroccan architecture and decor.

The drinks are very decently priced for the area and it's a very calm environment perfect for casual lounging with friends on a summer night.  Unfortunately, what once used to be open night sky is being slowly shrouded by new construction.  Yay, progress?  In any case, I feel this takes away from the illusion of being in a faraway place, but that's not the fault of this establishment.  

Oh, and parking next door should be pretty cheap unless there's something big going on at Staples Center.

04/11/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
361. Candace B.
The only reason it even got an extra star is because the lobby was beautiful.  Now why  couldn't they beautify the rooms like this? I feel cheated. :( This was not why I expected after I paid $200. Make sure to buy the King room because from what I've seen through here iys a step up from the Queen room. (Which is what we got) C'mon, an old 80's boxed tv, dusty window AC, a toilet that didn't flush right & a poor paintjob. I've been to motels nicer. Like I said, the lobby was pretty but its almost as if half way through decorating - the owner ran out of money and said fuck it.

25/08/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
362. Christina R.
The king bed Is just two

07/02/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
363. Kristin L.
Reasonable price, awesome location to foods, shops,friendly fast service at the desk. Parking is $25 cash next door, or you can have them charge your room. Not too bad considering your are right in DTLA. You can hear the highway and the road below but not more than what you can expect from an old building right in the middle of downtown. Mediterranean motif is nice, room is clean, water is hot and runs. Recommend !

28/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
364. Micah H.
To top everything mentioned before, while my car was parked overnight, someone backed into it and smashed the front right corner. I will definitely not be using this hotel or their parking service again.

09/03/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
365. Jeff H.
New Owners! One of the employees told me the new owner is an Indian Chinese group. She said that immediately when they took over raised prices in all areas. In the restaurant, steaks are lower quality and a higher price! Parking fees jacked up much higher. Put in overpriced valet parking (run by Joe's Parking next door: just park next door for 10 bucks).

All the employees I talked to are looking for work elsewhere. When Uno ran the place he was kind and supportive of his staff. The new owners could apparently care less.

Apparently the hotel will be remodeled soon. We'll see! These groyps usually just come in and suck the life out of a place.

05/09/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
366. Kaitlyn P.
This review is for the BAR only.

Pretty sure they used WATER in place of vodka in my Bay Breeze. Tastes watered down and zero taste of alcohol in it. Not only that, but you could tell the cup the Jäger bomb was in wasn't clean because you could taste another drink in it... Needless to say, I won't ever drink at the bar here.

25/05/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
367. Jackie C.
3 1/2 stars is about an accurate review. The outside and lobby are beautiful and spectaluar but the rooms leave much too be desired. 12 dollars a day parking. Its very informal way to make reservations but they do keep track of the reservation, when we arrived it was mixed up by a day and room type but we waitied patiently and they fixed it.

The bathrooms are the literal size of a closet, a literal foot separates the sink, toliet, and shower/tub combo. I wouldnt bother taking a bath because it takes forever for the lukewarm water to pour out, only gets hot in shower form. The rooms are very clean and do come with air conditioner and small fridge but the bed blankets are stiff and rough, I highly reccomend bringing your own blankets.

Breakfest at the hotel was decent, so much so that local cops stop here to enjoy a meal, everything is pay by item, 1.50 for a small glass of orange juice, 1.50 a serving of eggs or potatoes, and .50 for pancakes. Plenty of seating.

Overall its not a terrible place to stay downtown, there are always worst hotel types but if you can handle average this is your place, if you can be nice to staff they are friendly and welcoming back.

19/07/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
368. Tiffany A.
Love this hotel, well most of it.

IF YOU ENJOY OLD BUILDING, STOP BY AND TAKE A LOOK.

the entrance is kinda morrocan-ish. But ya like Joel said walk in and keep walking until you get to the bar/pool area.
The drinks need much improvement, stick with the simple drinks bartenders cant mess up. Bloody mary a shot of something?
I didnt even notice the pool is in the shape of a coffin.

I didnt stay at the hotel but by the look of the reviews, its not thr best. I guess just go to hang out by the pool and enjoy the building.

12/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
369. Kimberly B.
Super unique funky place to stay. Was skeptical because of the reviews, but it was great! Comfortable bed and pillows. Small room, bathroom, and TV, but it didn't bother me at all. Only downside was the shower didn't drain well, so I ended up with athletes foot after the fact. Great location.  Felt like you were in a whole other world..not in downtown LA, which was a huge plus!! Will definitely be staying here again!

15/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
370. Pippi L.
One of my favorite places to kick back, pretend I'm on vacation, and have a beer or Margarita by the pool. Never stayed here, because I live too close, but I'd actually like to some day. Love the decor and the sensual vibe. The pool/patio bar is a great place for groups to hang and have some good conversation over drinks.

08/11/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
371. Neal D.
Awesome location and great vibe! It's incredibly calm and serene on off nights, which makes for a lovely respite in DTLA. The fire pits near the pool are lovely.

On game days (Kings, Lakers, USC, etc.) it can be a bit chaotic, so I would avoid it on such nights, but it's a nice little spot in a great location!

23/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
372. Soseh K.
I think their bar is fabulous! I went here for a friends birthday and instantly fell in love. Their drinks are really good and the Moroccan theme is beautiful. My friends and I couldn't stop taking pictures. I really wish they had hookah though! It would have been perfect.

16/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
373. Vincent T.
Straight La nights with backdrop of Staples and its array of lights not to mention there own lighted pool was just what I envisioned when I moved out here

15/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
374. Joseph Y.
It was a nice stay and the theme was pretty awesome! The room was a bit small, but still decent overall.

24/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
375. Joe E.
The lobby and pool area suggest that this place is an old school gem. Once I got up to my room I saw the truth. No carpets in the room. Just a concrete floor. The furniture was all goodwill rejects. The bathroom was tiny. Great water pressure though. The in-window AC was so noisy I couldn't use it. Every wall in the building looked as if it hadn't been painted in 50 years. I can't believe a place like this is allowed to exist.

See the reviews Yelp does not recommend for the unvarnished truth.

30/10/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
376. Janki P.
I visited the Figueroa Hotel bar for a friends birthday on a Friday night. It's right across the street from LA Live and there is $5 parking lot right next to it. Upon entering you immediately see the uniqueness in decor and ambiance. It's as if you're south of the border! Walk pass the lobby and checkin to reach the bar and outdoor lounge area in the back. This place is a hidden gem. It wasn't overly crowded and our group was able to get our drinks and two tables by the pool. It's more for the mature crowd that wants to drink and converse.

Also it helps that the drinks are strong!

12/11/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
377. Jay W.
Came on a Sunday and was not expecting to much but when I walked into the bar/pool area it was Hot!  music was pumping, food was great and the people were a blast!  i would encourage anyone to make it a point to visit this place on a Sunday!  The hotel theme is incredible, such a great place to hang n chill or dance the day away!

29/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
378. Yenny D.
Super chill, aaaaalmost divey bar inside the Hotel Fig. Lots of tables surrounding the pool, indoor tables as well. Moroccan themed!  My friends and I came here one Friday night because we wanted to sit and chat without yelling at each other.

Drinks are darn cheap and generous pours.

23/05/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
379. Chanel C.
Review for the poolside bar ONLY:

I seriously adore this bar. It's a beautiful Morocan-themed oasis that is adorned with candle-lit patio tables, heat lamps, beautiful succulents/cactus plants, a well-lit pool and Jacuzzi, and bohemian style furnishings and décor. It's a great hidden gem for those who want to avoid to crazy downtown crowd and have a more intimate and low-key evening. The bar is quiet and romantic. The place has this magical glow reflecting off the pool and the tables are set far apart enough from each other that you can have private conversations without overhearing or being overheard.

Drinks are on the slightly higher side, but really, you're paying for the beautiful atmosphere and ambiance. It's great for date-nights and small groups. Not a place you go if you want to mingle and socialize.

21/05/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
380. K B.
**YOU ARE NOW ENTERING THE T*W*L*I*G*H*T* ZOOONNNNEEEE***

My experience with Sunday Brunch on the Veranda Poolside Lounge.

Part 1:
Me- Hi I'm a little late, reservation for three under my name, "*****" my friends are already here
Them - No prob, what's your name again?
Me- *****
Them - Are you sure it's not ***!***?
Me - Yup, my name is *****
Them - Oh! we gave your table away, sorry! It'll be a few minutes...that ok?
Me - Nope, my friends are already here, sitting at the table you didn't give away, ok if I go find them?

W.O.W.

Part 2:
Friend asked the manager, the sous chef, the waffle girl and our waitress if they carried non-manufactured creamer for coffee (all they had out was International Delights) - each person responded with a completely blank stare, or with a "yes we have something let me get that for you" and then proceeded to never get anything and never tell us or followup.  Here's a tip, customer service #1062 - if there is a 7-11 within walking distance of your restaurant, please send busboy to go get real cream, it's $2 and takes a few minutes...

Part 3:
Waitress had a very strange stare/smirk on face the entire morning.  She dropped the mimosas on our table twice, once getting it all over our paperwork on the table, second, getting it all over my leather purse, and then a third time I watched her drop it on the table next to us covering their open-toed sandals with orange juice.  (I say orange juice because their "bottomless mimosas" were pretty much void of any champagne.) She goofily smiled at me after the second drop and said, "Soooo sorrry, I was working until 4am last night, tee heee!"

Part 4:
The music....oh. my. god. the music.  I think the D.J. was from Glendale and was super cheap.  He was playing house music that questioned the integrity of the human species.  The only way I could describe it in words is that if you took the CD - "House Hits of the 90s" and made it generic (like no-name DJs who want to sound a certain way) then this is what it was.  It was like what they play in Poland to sound "American."  There are hundreds of DJs in LA, good ones, and this was not one of them.  

Part 5:
The ridiculous hipster inspired thrift shopping experience at the end of the pool. LOLZ is all I have to say about that.  

All in all, the food was mediocre, the music terrible, no alcohol in the drinks, the service terrible (we were convinced they were all either REALLY STONED or on the same pill) and the crowd was bridge and tunnel wanna-bees.  

I get what they think they are going for (trying to look ACE hotel) but lemme give it to you straight, IT DOESN'T WORK.  Can't fake it to make it here folks, skip it, and save your sanity.

30/03/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
381. Riley R.
Stopped by with some family and friends last Friday. I've been here before and the bar has a interesting vibe. When I've been in before, Peter/Peder, was our bartender, very nice guy, able to handle the bar with a good size crowd- no issues, a real pro.
This last Friday it was not very busy.  One table by the door, three girls at the bar, and our party of six.  We went up to the bar, two by two, placed orders.
We received the drinks for four of us. When the last couple went to order the bartender Cory, decided he need to take the order from the two guys he recognized, that were behind my friends. When asked about it -he denied it, and got loud and rude. Instead of just apologizing, and diffusing the situation Cory has a major attitude, not professional and seemed overwhelmed by some very simple orders.

08/01/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
382. Franklin E.
Sorry Clay but this is simply not true:

1. Nowhere in your website does it say that your pool hours are 7:00am to 7:00pm. Oh no, in some very tiny obscure place, yeah, now I remember. The section of the website under "Amenities" is misleading. Simply put there clearly what the hours are.

2. There is no serenity at night. It is constant music and drinking. You can hear the music all the way up the rooms! You can hear the crowds while there are games in the front and the music from the pool and people talking in the back. Hint: Double pane windows?

3. You are confusing your business: Is it the hotel guests or the people who come from outside that are spending $200 plus a night to stay there and use ALL SERVICES? Hint: Hotel guests. So, you want to charge $200 plus to a guest and deny the few services that first attracted that guest to your hotel (pool and jacuzzi) while not charging $200 plus to non-guests just to have them spend more money in alcohol. Because let's just be real, you are probably making more money on alcohol than in hotel charges!

4. You can easily move all of your social functions inside. But you decide to attract people who are not guests with the pool WHILE forcing those who are paying to refrain form using the very, very few services that would make anyone who wants some TRUE serenity to have while staying there: going to the pool and jacuzzi at night to relax. OR put everyone on the other side of the pool behind the wall where they can be safe from the evil wet world of the pool.  

5. AND next day you had that stupid Brunch which guess what? Yes, stopped me from using the pool and Jacuzzi again in the morning! What is your excuse there? No where your website said that and none of your clerks or your manager told me that. Seriously? You want to defend that? Please just change the website and make it clear that on certain nights and certain mornings and afternoons the pool and jacuzzi will be off limits.

09/04/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
383. Eder P.
There was a shin dig happening here. Parking and traffic weren't bad given that it was Saturday night. The location is smack-dab in the middle of hipster-ville aka LA Live.

Upon entering it seems like a few designers had a spat over whether they wanted to re-create a Mexican theme of go with Hindu or Wild West.

I'm no designer but an old hotel like this shouldn't feel this way, right?

Aimlessly walk to the back where the bar is located. A few private parties scattered here and there.

Get to the bar and realize there's a pool. But it's sorta dirty... like Mexico dirty. Outdoor seating feels filthy and dusty; cacti all around you.

You feel like there was a dust storm that blew threw and the staff just ended up looking at it pass by.

On to the bar: There were 2 bartenders working and they tried their damndest to get drinks out but it was horribly slow. And something about getting my drink in a plastic cup kinda blows.

I get it, the liability of broken glass by the pool is bad for business but it still feels like I'm a little kid drinking out a sippy cup.

If you're looking for drinks, skip this place and make your way to a swankier downtown establiushment.

13/08/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
384. Pj G.
We walked in for a Saturday afternoon happy hour 4-7pm  since we live with in walking distance from here.  So glad we did.  Draft beer was on the special and it was great. A cucumber martini was loved. But the best is the tacos both beef and chicken plus all the goodies you would want to put on them 2 for $5.00 is a great deal.  Everyone was loving this place hotel guests as well as some other locals.  Special thanks for Whitney our server who made us feel very welcome.  They had a great DC playing music everyone liked not just for one age or style which isn't easy to do but he did.  The atmosphere is 1920 Marrakesh.  So beautiful romantic sexy I love it.  Looking forward to next weekend to bring friends back with us.

19/04/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
385. Brent H.
Hotel is nice.The hotel makes you feel like you're in the past which is actually a good thing.Love the atmosphere would definitely come back.location is everything could walk one block and find good restaurants to eat.so close to the staple center.Price was right.

23/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
386. Tony N.
Was here for a work related function...let me tell you. It made my college days living in a dorm seem like I was staying at the Ritz Carlton compared to this hotel. Parking lot was equally as terrible. One good thing is that they will be going thru a much needed renovation, and their location is great for bar hoping and restaurants.

11/01/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
387. TOY A.
I came in for happy hour just before the clips rockets game a week ago.  I dipped in and the crowd was really light. it's really a hidden spot.  The hotel bar is in the back with a cool pool with the downtown skyline in the background.  lounge chairs and tables surround the pool  it's cool chill spot for a quick drink to start the evening.
definitely a must see.

24/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
388. Tay M.
My first one star review... After doing some research, we found this hotel which looked to be romantic and cozy. Turns out that it's more like old and trashy. I we paid close to $400 for our room, it was super tiny, stinky, and very antiquated. Now, I understand that this is supposed to be an old fashioned hotel, but there are limits! The rooms have a huge old school, noisy AC installed in the windows, tiny/boxy TV's. I don't know, I guess I just expected more for the price. I could have gotten the same deal at the $100 a night hotels down the street.

Now, for the things hey do NOT tell you about:
-Pool is only open from 7am-7pm.
-They charge to park in their hotel lot!! $24 per night, over-night parking is cheaper right next door to the hotel.
-Only one person at the front desk, even on a busy weekend night, so be ready to wait a VERY long time. This person is also the concierge, so they'll sell packages and explain everything in detail to guests inquiring while you wait to check in.

I was really looking forward to my mini getaway in LA, and I did end up having fun, but I just can't help but feel ripped off by The Figueroa Hotel.

18/08/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
389. Rourke V.
Hotel is amazing ambiance of No. Africa/Morocco. Went for Happy Hour. Just ok. Our service was dismal, 3 of the 4 glasses we ordered drinks from were so dirty. Rather than make fresh drinks, they just transferred the drinks to other (plastic) barware and slapped them down. This place is old class and worth a look but lacking otherwise.

25/04/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
390. Justin M.
This review is for the Pool Side Veranda Bar. Stayed across the parking lot at the Courtyard, but an easy 30 second walk put me right in this nice and mellow pool side bar.
Did not try the food, but was able to relax on few different occasions and grab a drink in a perfect atmosphere.
Bartenders and cocktail waitresses were nice and helpful, no wait and not bad on the prices.
Never stayed to see how the evening turned out, but the times I was there it was the perfect environment while the hussle and bustle was going on across the street at LA LIVE.

02/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
391. Jainee R.
Stumbled across this hotel because I was going to a concert after work to change, sleep and just quickly get out the next morning. My BFF and I wished it wasn't such a quick trip.
I felt like I was on vacation out of the country with the decor. Our room had the twin beds & the room looked just like the picture. Loved the old rustic charm
The bar/pool area was like an oasis!!
Will definitely be back for a trip out of the country in Morocco  ....here in Los Angeles

27/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
392. Sonya W.
This hotel has the funkiest theme. It's a beautiful hotel with friendly staff.

There is no parking so the $30 valet per vehicle is a must!

Bathroom in the room was really cramped (like a TJ bathroom) a

Their pool side is amazing and they have happy hour from 10-11 which is perfect to pre-game before hitting downtown and we booked the biggest room there.

23/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
393. Misty B.
If you come in with the expectation that this is an older, historic hotel with a Moroccan/Spanish flair and are okay with that, then you will love the price and what you get for it. We paid $99 per night for three nights so that we could attend the American Music Awards. This was in lieu of staying at the JW Marriott, which was $400 per night. Both are walking distance from the Nokia Theater and a block apart.

The choice was easy, and I think we came away with a far more memories/stories having stayed here then at the JW -- which, don't get me wrong, is quite lovely. Downsides of Hotel Figueroa is cramped bathroom with zero counter or shelf space, noisy wall AC, sometimes a language barrier at the front desk (unless you're fluent in Spanish) and housekeeping that is a little stingy on toiletries. On the upside, the double-bed room was sizeable (though oddly laid out), clean and charming.

I just know that when I travel, price is sometimes less of an issue than at other times. So pick your poison and have fun. Both the JW and Hotel Fig are in great areas and local to you anything you need to do downtown.

25/11/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
394. Connie B.
Came to the Hotel Figueroa and expected more then the following: we asked to stay in a room with a King Bed. They pushed 2 Twin
Beds together and covered them with King
Linens and called it the petite king room. A bath room  the size of a telephone booth. No refrigerator. A radiator in the room . Plastic shower curtain with an old bathtub for a shower.  Paint peeling off the toilet they painted white to cover the tan! It is older then my grandparents
100 yr old house. Incredible for the money paid. No I won't stay here again.

06/02/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
395. Allie-Kazumi B.
I tried to stay here with some out of country friends back around 2012 or 2013 for AX. I ran into a review of this place and it reminded me of the horrible time we had so I feel compelled to write my long overdue review.

The British guy who was as the desk is a complete utter douchebag. He and his staff are extremely rude to us. We had an issue where my friend who had reserved his hotel neglected to inform his bank that he was traveling to the US. When they tried to charge his card, the bank denied it and locked his account. Brit boy then started giving us an attitude and got pissy that there were 5 of us that were going to be in one room. I had to do some translation for my friend and British asshole never even looked at me when I was addressing him. Also his two Indian staff members at the desk are also incompetent and lack proper English skills.

Overall AVOID this wreck of an establishment and find a better place to stay at. The management and staff really turn this place into a ghetto dump. Tear down that place and turn it into a parking lot, it will serve a better purpose.

30/03/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
396. Andrea G.
I love this place but I love the eclectic. It feels like you are in Mexico with a morracan theme. Or it could be described as old classic LA spot with the large cactus, colorful plants and seating by the pool. I had come here numerous times when I lived in LA for a drink or to meet friends. I visited LA recently and stayed there for work. It was beautiful, fun and classy. The rooms are smaller and have a weird layout and dark hallways but that is because the hotel was built in the 1920s for the YWCA.  Each room is different. My room was a bit noisy because it was on the 2nd floor next to Figueroa street. The bed was a bit on the soft side. They have a decent breakfast each morning.  All in all a lovely stay.

31/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
397. Mackenzi E.
I loved this place and would stay again. I stayed one night in a room with two double beds and it was very nice.

The bad: lets get this over with because the good things out shine it. Its old, and its a little dirty. Theres a broken tile in our bathroom and there was hair on the floor. The hallways are super narrow, and difficult to get past the housekeeping cart with a suitcase. You can hear everything, and they were making a ton of banging construction noises in the hotel after 7:45am which is a bit blegh after a night of partying. The pool closed at 7pm which was a bummer. And it's not heated, but there is a decent size hot tub. They only had one waitress for the 4pm happy hour and she was overwhelmed working all the tables alone. The message light on the phone kept flashing, but we could never get it to check our messages. The lights hang really low in the bedroom and we kept hitting our heads, but they're big papery balls so it never hurt.

Things we didn't use so I don't know: the tv, the heat, the ac, and room service.

The good: I don't even know where to start! The room had a window you can open for fresh air!! I couldn't believe it. You get actual room keys, not magnetic cards, to unlock your room. And thats why old hotels can be great. The bed was new, so wonderfully squishy and comfortable, the pillows were fluffy and perfect. The sheets were fresh and not scratchy. The towels were new and soft. The shower has adjustable waster pressure. My friend is 6ft and the shower head was high enough up for him. Which never happens. Our room had this huge insane blue closet you could fit at least 7 people in. Each door is painted differently in the hallways. The bartender downstairs is gorgeous and she makes a strong gin n tonic. They have two happy hours and the deals are good. Theres a giant flat screen in the room and a mini fridge. Theres cold lemon water in the lobby. The decor is on point, the lobby and the room was adorable.

I love this place.

17/04/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
398. Sasha J.
We stayed here for work convention in LA, and had the best time ever! The hotel has an exotic feel and the pool area is really lush and would be great for a private party. You really feel like you're on vacation in Morocco.
Andy and Gianni, at the front desk, are the 2 main reasons that our stay was so fantastic. They were so kind and really went above and beyond for us. Their great customer service and sence of humors was the special unique touch that made  this experience so memorable. Our rooms were beautiful! We stayed in a gorgeous room with 2 balconies. It was colorful, fun, and the bed was so comfortabel and clean. I would highly recommend staying here.

09/04/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
399. Hugo V.
A friend celebrated his birthday by the poolside bar on a Saturday night and the environment was great. You are in downtown and have a great view of the skyline. The poolside bar at night was great and there were heat lamps stationed around the pool that kept the area warm.

I believe my friend called beforehand and had an area reserved which was very spacious. There were multiple hosts who came by very often to check in on us and take drink orders.

There was great music played in the background by the DJ. There was a taco man making tacos..there were veggie options!

I think this is a great place to grab a drink or to host a small get together with friends.

03/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
400. Adam H.
Very disappointed in my stay at this establishment.

The one star is solely for convenience to nearby event center and restaurants and private parking lot with security (although the charge for parking is exorbitant).

Booked a junior king suite from their website. This was the most expensive room available to book via their site. What I got was a dirty and poorly kept room on the 1st floor. Lots of traffic noise, no view what so ever. The ambiance they attempted to create was ruined by broken light fixtures, dirty towels and the lovely sound of construction in the lobby that continued until at least midnight if not later. I'm sure those on higher floors were not bothered by this noise but my room was on the opposite wall and it was extremely loud.  

The Moroccan/Middle East theme which is the hotels draw is poorly executed and done half heartedly. The paint job, which could have been a really nice touch in the room was just sloppily completed. The headboard on the bed was broken, the themed furniture in the room stained.

The bathroom included with the junior suite was laughable. The tub didn't drain and the door barely opened enough to allow entry before hitting the toilet.

All of these grievances were brought up to the host desk with zero effect. They didn't appear to be interested or care about my complaints (which were discussed with them in a polite manner. No yelling or arguing from me).  Overall I was incredibly disappointed and won't be returning.

05/01/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
401. Sean M.
Staff is ridiculously nice and accommodating... The hotel is old and funky but super nice. Hand painted doors are cool. Actually have room keys! Beds are comfortable and water pressure in the shower is fantastic. Food at the poolside bar is great, highly recommend patty melt..
I came in for convention (convention center is only 3 blocks away) with 8 people and I couldn't recommend this hotel more.

13/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
402. Sila B.
After booking tickets to Elton on a Sunday night, I decided it might be a good idea to stay in LA, fully enjoy the show, and take Monday off. In order to effect my plan, I needed a hotel near Staples.

Friends recommended The Fig, and after seeing the photos they took I was pretty sold on it.

We parked at their lot in the back ($24/night) and wandered inside. It really is stunning inside; there are lights hanging from everywhere, and everything has a very Moroccan vibe. The front desk staff was friendly, and sent us off to our room. Which was awesome! I will say we likely got a suite, but it was so unique - purple paint on the walls, interesting light fixtures and fabrics, and fun tile in the bathroom ( yelp.com/user_local_phot… ). The bed was comfy, and everything was clean.

We promptly ran down to the pool bar for a drink (or two), which was very nice ( yelp.com/user_local_phot… ). Every corner of this hotel has something interesting to look at! You definitely want to make sure you wander around with your camera.

And you can't beat the location; it literally is a block away from Staples Center. And it's very reasonably priced! If you stay here I'd recommend grabbing a meal at The Briks ( yelp.com/biz/the-briks-l… ), which is just a few blocks away also.

Just know and expect what you're getting into and appreciate this place for what it is. It's a nice hotel with a cool vibe, and it would be a shame to miss out on it. If you're expecting 5-star ritz and boring-ness, just walk right on over to the Carlton; I'm sure they'd be happy to take you.

11/10/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
403. Sonal P.
I happen to stumble upon this place after work. I met a few fellow coworkers up for some drinks in downtown and I absolutely enjoyed this gem of a place. The bar is situated near the back of the hotel, past the lobby. There's a veranda area for you to sit and drink indoors or you can venture out near the pool and enjoy the cool weather.

The happy hour drinks are nice and definitely your average price of downtown. There is a parking lot around the corner from the hotel in case you drive, but it there is an event going on at LA live, be prepared to have trouble finding parking.

02/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
404. Alex J.
Absolutely loved this place! So rustic and artsy. This place wad built on the 1920's and is beyond beautiful. No plastic key cards here. Good old fashioned keys and AC units. Customer service was also great. Had a night cap at the bar and the bartender was awesome! Did I mention the MOST comfortable bed EVER?!  Sadly we only stayed there for one night but when we return to LA, we are definitely going to be staying here!

17/05/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
405. Angela C.
Interesting place. The decor and atmosphere is very funky, Moroccan and chill. I stayed the night with my boyfriend on Valentine's night after we saw a game at the staples center. The hotel is priced reasonably and is literally one block from the staples center which was perfect! The standard king bed room is small. However we weren't hanging in the room so it didn't matter. The bed was amazing, so comfortable. Very simple place, I would stay again.

21/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
406. Gideon Y.
I loved this hotel. Stayed here one night for a conference at the JW Marriott but didn't want to pay JW Marriott prices. The Moroccan themed lobby was more than enough to get me like "this place is fking awesome." The room itself good for my needs. It was a little dim, but I didn't really mind that either. Regarding cleanliness, I will admit that the room wasn't immaculate. The TV wires were exposed and dusty, there was a cracked tile in the bathroom...but honestly they did not bother me one bit. I chose this boutique hotel because of the theme and the decor. I do not expect hotels like this, that are older and  have character, to be AS clean and AS perfect as other hotels whose cleaning staff wear hazmat suits to sterilize the rooms after guests leave. I loved it and would definitely stay here again. I just wish you guys had your own parking lot.

16/05/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
407. Cindy M.
This is A horrible HOTEL.  It looks like bunking a room in Times Square in the 1980's. The room is tiny, as if you're in Europe.  The décor is like an old apartment building with a borrowed air conditioner.  I wish the rooms were modern and as beautiful as the main entrance and lobby area of the hotel.  Then again, you do get what you pay for.

19/05/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
408. Maria G.
I love the ambiance of this place. Very morrocan/Spanish feel to it. Never been to a place so uniquely decorated and structured. I do have to say...going into the hotel room can be a bit creepy, like someone will jump out of nowhere and mug you. The hallways are lightly dimmed out at night and it looks very creepy and haunting...so I suggest to walk with a buddy. Unless you are that type that likes to get scared. Teeeheee.

Didn't spend the night here. Mainly came for my cousin's Bachelorette party, more so just getting our drink on and enjoying girlfriend time with the ladies. Was thinking of spending the night but thankfully we didnt, or else me and my sister would've been uncomfortable sleeping on the cold tiled floor. So if you do spend the night and did not rsvp a separate room, come prepared with a sleeping bag. Room has two beds with a couch and a walk in closet, topped with a very nice view of downtown LA. Peeked from the window and saw the pool area which looked inviting. Parking available if you are OK paying $10 flat rate and $24 overnight.

If you have never been, I recommend coming to this place. Wished I took more pictures of the room itself. Will def. come back to check out the bars/restaurant.

15/12/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
409. Moira R.
What a fantastic gem of a hotel hidden in downtown LA! Wonderful service - they upgraded me to a King suite when I got there for free - and I was mesmerized by the epic interior design the entire time. It feels like you're in 1940's Hollywood when you step inside the front doors! If I have to be in downtown LA I will be staying here from now on. Love this place.

17/05/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
410. Jc M.
I really enjoyed my time here! The rooms are decorated very nicely. The bed mattress was amazing, I slept so well. It was just good all around, except that the rooms where pretty dark. Other than that, do stay here.

17/05/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
411. John S.
If the payoff of its kind of beautiful theme(it's not my taste, seriously) is its shabby facilities and intolerable noise, I would prefer a normal and quiet hotel to stay. A hotel should at least have a good noise isolation because it's a place to sleep in stead of touring place in the basic common sense.
The ridiculous design of a type of room is about the outlet on the wall. They are all blocked by the bed which is nailed into the wall. If you don't ask the front desk for a tooth brush and paste, you have to use your fingers. Are you kidding me? This hotel only keeps the standard twenty years ago. I'll never recommend this hotel to any of my friends. It's the only way to judge a hotel good or awful that you just take a look into its cheapest room. If it's clean, quiet, and reasonably layout on useful facilities, that's a good choice.

11/05/15 | Link | Rating: 1.0
412. Laura K.
Came here for a quick drink after a movie at the nearby LA Live complex on a Tuesday evening. The place wasn't crowded and we made it just in time for late-night happy hour (10-11pm; also available 4-7pm) which meant $4 draft beers and $5 well drinks, a GREAT deal for downtown IMHO (they also do $2 tacos on Fri, Sat, Sun!). Our bartender was really great with both quick service and wit.

The atmosphere of the bar is super chill, located at the back of the hotel with lots of outdoor seating near the pool. It's got a dark, old timey Spanish feel, perfect for lazy summer nights.

08/04/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
413. Heather R.
I stayed with my daughter at Hotel Figueroa due to an event at L.A. Live.  It was 'ok'.  It wasn't the worst hotel in history, but honestly I wouldn't stay here again.

First off I did book through hotels.com .  Now I don't know if the hotel specifies the prices or if hotels.com ups the prices.  When I first booked it was $156 per night, and I had booked for one night.  I realized however that, that would not work with the check in time so I called to simply add an additional night on.  For one night stay the price was $156, and for two nights it ended up being more money for $182 per night.  So I don't get that at all why the room fee increased for two nights but was cheaper for one night.

Aside from that, I will start with the good things about the hotel.  It has a good location being right across the street from L.A. Live.  The front desk staff was very nice and welcoming.  The lobby is pretty, and the building is old and vintage.  And overall it was affordable for downtown L.A.  Oh and there is free wifi that actually worked.  That is really where the good things end.

The bad things... they only have valet parking which is annoying.  It's an outside parking lot right next to the building which even has a sign saying 'public parking'.  The valet guys literally drive five seconds, and its $30 per night.  Remember the building is vintage.  There is no central ac or central heat.  The ac is cut into the window.  Well here is the problem, the windows are old as it is and with the ac cut out into the window it is extremely noisy and very drafty.  I was absolutely freezing, and you hear everyone yelling outside (and I was 11 stories up), and be sure you will get woken up at 7 am by the staples center testing their sound system.  The bedroom was TINY, but the bathroom was huge.  The bathroom had no fan and has no tub.  Just a shower, and the bathroom floor is concrete.  It gets slippery!  Please be careful.  There are paintings of really large women by your bed staring at you, which is frankly creepy.  There is a tiny fridge which is more like a freezer, as it froze most of our items to where it was uneatable.  Oh and the heater is an old rad type heater.  It gets VERY hot so please be careful if you have little kids.   They still use actual keys, not key cards, so the security definitely isn't top notch.  Oh! And I was told when I first booked that there was a 'safe room' to store your laptop.  Well when I actually got to the hotel I was told they only have a safe room for passports not laptops, but I could leave the laptop at the front desk area.  Seriously?  Better just hiding it in the room.  But to bring my laptop there and not be able to leave it in their safe room, well that was the last straw.  

So overall, was it worth the $400+ I spent for two nights?  Honestly, no. Would I stay here again?  Absolutely not!

27/04/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
414. Jim M.
I love boozy brunches and music and pools and awesome design sensibilities and the Fig has all of those things. And Amber was a fantabulous server and when I didn't think I could knock down another waffle, she delivered some peer positive pressure and got me to flavor town.

Great work all around!

17/05/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
415. Megan T.
As soon as I walked into Hotel Fig I fell in love. It had so much character and it was just fun and original. They gave us actual keys to our room, not a key card; the hallway had payphones that you stick coins and the elevators didn't have a panic button. I don't think there were even any cameras in the hotel hallways. It was like an old school horror fick - and I love that!

I stayed in a deluxe room. It was pretty spacious and the bed was like sleeping on air. But here's the bad part... I couldn't sleep. Ever. Apparently deluxe room means pool view. Pool view means pool parties all day and night. Loud thumping music and people screaming and dancing. I just didn't sleep. At all. But I still love the hotel.

18/05/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0