LA's century-old Hotel Figueroa is brand new again after a massive renovation - here's why you should give it a closer look despite its small rooms and street noise
- Hotel Figueroa is one of Los Angeles' most historic properties, originally opened in 1926. Though, it feels brand new after a two-year-long revamp that restored its eye-catching Spanish Colonial splendor, including modern amenities and destination dining.
- Eager to check out the remodel, I booked a stay in a Deluxe King Room, which was comped for review but starts at around $200. This is the second tier above Classic Rooms, which starts at around $160 per night.
- Rooms feel new, but they are small. Mine was 270 square feet, while the entry-level Classic room counts less than 200 square feet. They're comfortable, but sensitive sleepers beware: noise from overhead and outside was quite audible.
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Although Hotel Figueroa is one of the oldest hotels in Downtown Los Angeles, you just might miss it. Relative to the dazzling new L.A. Live shopping and entertainment complex right across the street - with its towering JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton hotels - the Figueroa is relatively inconspicuous.
But the 1926 building is perhaps worthier now than ever of a closer look. After a two-year restoration project inspired by its original Spanish Colonial flair, the hotel is a bastion of history and cool with modern upgrades that any member of the well-traveled set will love. Plus, it's utterly convenient to the Los Angeles Convention Center, Staples Center, and other landmarks of tourism and business travel downtown.
Intent to check out what the remodel had made of the hotel since my last visit for poolside drinks years ago, I came for a stay in a Deluxe King Room, which starts around $200. My room was comped for review, and small, at about 270 square feet. For comparison, the entry-level Classic rooms begin under 200 square feet, with a starting price point of around $160.
But the bathroom and decor details were splashy and artsy, and the remarkably hospitable common spaces served my purposes well as a solo visitor working during my stay.
Overall, the hotel's vibe felt palpably lively. There was a buzz of downtown energy with a creative crowd comprised of both locals and visitors. At the Fig, you're exposed to LA's history and culture, which should seriously appeal to travelers interested in absorbing both of those elements during their stay. I know I did.
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