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Veranda Poolside Lounge at Hotel Figueroa in Los Angeles, CA

Veranda Poolside Lounge at Hotel Figueroa in Los Angeles, CA

Specialties

Happy Hour Daily from 4pm-7pm and 10pm-11pm
DJ every Friday & Saturday night

History

Established in 1925.

Remarkable in its architectural grandeur yet genuinely modest in its charms, Hotel Figueroa is a classic downtown LA hotel with rich and storied history. Our hotel takes its name from General José Figueroa, a prominent figure in southern California's history who played an important role in connecting the native tribes and early settlements in the area. We have a deep respect for our multicultural roots and humble beginnings, and we translate that to everything we do here at Hotel Figueroa--celebrating and staying true to the uniqueness of this historic hotel, while remaining friendly and approachable to all who walk through our doors.

 

Company Info:

Rating: 3.91

Address: Hotel Figueroa, Los Angeles, CA, 90015
  • Mon: 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
  • Tue: 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
  • Wed: 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
  • Thu: 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
  • Fri: 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
  • Sat: 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
  • Sun: 12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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Comments (11):

1. Luis R.
Cool, lay-back patio bar behind the Hotel Figueroa. Limited beer selection, otherwise fully stocked bar. The margaritas are decent. But the downtown skyline views as you sit pool side is what you really want to visit this place for. Plus, it's a less crowded option for pre-soaking before a Nokia Theater or Staples Center event. Cheers!

06/09/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
2. Franklin E.
POOL HOURS ARE FROM 7:00AM TO 7:00PM. Yes, you heard it right. After 7:00PM you cannot use the Jacuzzi or the pool! Why? The hotel uses the pool area for parties, music, and drinking primarily.  Because they seem to have a problem understanding what their business actually is, the guests or the outside public who come in after 7:00PM to drink and listen to music.

06/04/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
3. Misty O.
Fabulous service! Peter && Elias are amazing bartenders!! I have been staying here for 7 years!! Always look forward to their service and specialty drinks! Andrew is a wonderful host in the hotel, reservations and hospitality!! I love this place... 7 years later and I still stay here, dine here and drink here! love it!!!

06/05/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
4. Jeannine C.
Beautiful atmosphere and strong drinks! Staff extremely attentive and friendly, and has a great selection on drinks as well as special cocktails. With our hotel package we got 2 free drink tickets and couldn't wait to redeem them.

23/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
5. 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.  

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
6. Andrea V.
Stayed at Figueroa hotel this weekend so spent time at the Veranda pool area. Chill vibe, not a terrible downtown crowd. Amber was our cocktail waitress and she was very fun and attentive. Will definitely return and will always seek out Amber. Also, they were having a brunch event poolside and all the food looked delicious!

29/03/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
7. SN N.
I love this spot.  Stop by Evertime I go to a kings or clippers game.  I'm always at the pool or by the bar.  The staff is nice, especially Amber.  She was our cocktail waitress.  Her vibe was awesome and funny.  They're very attentive.  Going Back Evertime I'm down there.

23/04/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
8. Vivi A V.
Amber is the BEST! Be sure to ask for this cocktail waitress extraordinaire when you visit!

28/04/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
9. Jim M.
As a homie that drops compliments only for very complimentary reasons, I must compliment the radicool service and foodstuffs provided by Amber at the veranda poolside lounge. There were waffles and eggs and mimosas and it made me feel happy as a muppet. Great jorb!!!

17/05/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
10. Camilo A.
Sunday Brunch Review Only - 2.5 stars

Ambiance: A
Brunch Food: B+
Mimosas: C+
Bloody Marys: F
Service: D
Value: D

My biggest issue with my first (and probably only) experience with the Veranda Brunch is that I was given incorrect information over the phone and nothing was done to rectify it once there. I made reservations for 6, and I knew that a couple of the people in my party had very restrictive diets (vegetarians, non-drinkers etc) so I called and asked if during brunch, there is the ability to order off a regular menu. I was very clear about why I was asking this. I was told that there was.

Guess what? After we are seated and we ask for the regular menu for the other 2 in our party, we are told there is NO ability to offer off menu, there is ONLY the brunch. The server double checked with restaurant manager and confirmed this. So, that REALLY soured the experience.

Aside from that, lobster tacos were phenomenal, food was all of a good quality. I am a serious champagne/mimosa bruncher and the service (i.e. frequency with which you are served/attended to) was not up to par at all. Add to the fact that for this now $35 brunch, you are just limited to unlimited mimosas (or weak Bloody Marys containing only traces of vodka) for a 2-hour period only. And that's fine but my glass should never be empty for more than 5-10 minutes at the most. This is the service I am accustomed to, and for this price, it should be the case here as well. But it wasn't. Also, the mimosas were of inconsistent quality. Some had a fair share of champagne, others had too much juice. Not good!

Ambience of the poolside jungle theme with live band was really cool and full of hipsters and such as one would expect and it was lively and fine but the service - from the phone call bad info to the slow pour service made this less than recommendable. At least the lobster tacos were amazing and the food was all good except for the eggs near the lox, which had flies living on them.

04/05/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
11. Joe D.
This place is just great. It has the classic feel of what Los Angeles was in the 20s and 30s. If anything feels like quintessential LA it's this place.

I've been here a few times before and the drinks are always great and the atmosphere relaxed. I would love to stay here. Will def. be back.

16/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0