Sitting opposite the Grammy Museum in the increasingly “cool again” Downtown L.A., Hotel Figueroa is a trendy oasis of chill surrounding by excitement. The 14-story hotel, which was once a YWCA and later a Moroccan-themed party spot, was recently renovated and features 268 rooms & suites. The two-year restoration of the building was inspired by its original 1926 Spanish Colonial design and features a ton of hip locally sourced art, two restaurants, Breva and Veranda, and a surprisingly peaceful coffin-shaped pool.
With spacious rooms that feature their own unique art curation, each room feels instantly like home. Each room comes with the obvious necessities like free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minibar, a free refilled daily snack basket and loaner iPads. The very affordable suites feature all the above as well as sitting areas, wet bars, separate living rooms, and balconies or terraces. You kind of don’t want to leave your room. However, IF (when) you do leave your room the hotel amenities include a chic Mediterranean restaurant, a stylish bar and lounge, a cocktail bar, and covered terrace dining beside the outdoor pool.
Since the inception of the building back in 1926, Hotel Figueroa has been a creative hub, both for art and social progress in DTLA. Honouring and celebrating this legacy, the new hotel introduced an extensive and diverse art collection, both permanent and rotating from local talent. With contemporary works from both established and emerging artists working in the mediums of photography, painting, mixed media and sculpture. Each piece curated to complement one another and the hotel’s redesign. During our stay, an exhibit by famed LA OG Estevan Oriol was in progress as part of the hotels artist-in-residency program.
Like what you see? Then make sure to check out Hotel Figueroa in DTLA.