Los Angeles, United States

Hotel Figueroa

Price per night from$252.00

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (USD252.00), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.


Roaring revival


DTLA's art-deco heart

Welcome to your elegant home from home in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles. Hotel Figueroa is a revitalised Twenties beauty with flawless style, first-class cuisine, inventive cocktails and a female-centric art collection in homage to the hotel's origins as a YWCA. The hotel's retained its historic character – odd-shaped pool and all – but gained plenty of bold modern additions: when you're lounging by said pool, clock the vast mural that covers an entire side of the building. After its makeover, Figueroa's a Downtown destination that cuts an evocative figure.

Smith Extra

Get this when you book through us:

A welcome bottle of wine waiting in your room, one lunch for two in Veranda (up to $30, excluding alcohol), one $25 food and drinks credit a stay and, subject to availability, a room upgrade


Photos Hotel Figueroa facilities

Need to know


268, including 63 suites.


4pm; check out by noon (both are flexible).


Double rooms from £212.98 ($292), including tax at 15.75 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional resort fee of $25.00 per room per night on check-out.

More details

Rates include Continental breakfast, but exclude the nightly $25 a room resort fee, which covers free transfers by Tesla within a mile of the hotel, and daily replenished tea, coffee and boxes of water.

At the hotel

Free WiFi throughout; fitness equipment. In rooms: iPad, TV, iPod dock, shoe-shining service, free high-speed WiFi, air-conditioning, well-stocked minibar with free snacks, Vittoria espresso maker and William Roth toiletries.

Our favourite rooms

The Parador Suites and Figueroa Suite are particular favourites of the Smiths, thanks to their terraces and balconies. Ask for a higher floor if you're a sucker for a city view.


The coffin-shaped pool is original. No one's sure why the architects opted for the unusual form, back in 1926, but it's impressively spacious for the centre of Downtown (and flanked by loungers from which to sip your cocktails, obviously).

Packing tips

Bring shoes you can walk in: the neighbourhood's surprisingly walkable, for Los Angeles.


Public areas are all wheelchair accessible, and there are several adapted room categories.


Dogs are very welcome, as long as they’re under 50lbs, for $50 a night. (Only two pups per room, please.) See more pet-friendly hotels in Los Angeles.


Accepted, but not particularly catered to. This one's more of a grown-up hideout. Leave the little Smiths at home, and start working your way through the Gintonico menu…

Food and Drink

Photos Hotel Figueroa food and drink

Top Table

At Veranda, nab a table nearest the pool for maximum people-watching. In Breva, a corner table's the first choice for date night.

Dress Code

Downtown cool with a Twenties flourish.

Hotel restaurant

There are two: one a laid-back indoor-outdoor eatery overlooking the pool, the other a finer-dining establishment off the lobby with a few greenery-flanked tables on the pavement; both are helmed by chef Casey Lane, whose food has been garnering feverish renown since he arrived in Los Angeles as a cuisine wunderkind a decade ago. Out by the pool at Veranda, the Mediterranean-meets-California menu includes house-made flatbreads (spot the oven in the corner), seasonal salads and delectable seafood. At more formal Breva, Lane's travels in Spain have resulted in what the chef describes as a 'Basque brasserie' – it's open late, and serves top-quality pintxos and small plates as well as more substantial delights along the lines of fried chicken with grilled peach and jalapeño salad.

Hotel bar

If you're a cocktail connoisseur, you'll be happy here. From the lobby bar (which is far more beautiful than the phrase 'lobby bar' suggests) to the waterside Veranda out to Rick's, in a separate two-storey building beyond the pool, the cocktail menus conceived by Dushan Zaric (of Employees Only fame) are packed with inventive Mediterranean-inspired flavours. Like Casey Lane's cuisine, Zaric's drinks have a decidedly Spanish bent: try the Basque Call (Tapatio tequila reposado, elderflower, Lustau amontillado sherry, yellow chartreuse, orange bitters) or the Bilbao Cobbler (Lustau amontillado sherry, Mare gin, port, lemon, blackberry) or embark on a tour of the Gintonico menu (the No 3 is our favourite).

Room service

Order light meals and snacks to your room during restaurant hours.


Photos Hotel Figueroa location
Hotel Figueroa
939 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles
United States

Hotel Figueroa's Downtown, towards the east of Los Angeles' sprawling expanse.


You’ll likely land at LAX, the bustling aviation hub that’s served by direct flights from just about anywhere. It’s an hour or so’s drive, depending on traffic; check in with the Smith24 team if you fancy some help making travel plans. (Figueroa’s concierge can arrange taxis (usually $50–$75) and private transfers, $110.)


Downtown’s elegant Union Station is a short cab ride away; from Downtown or Hollywood, you can jump on light rail or Metro trains.


Everyone drives in LA… and everyone agrees that it’s awful (too much traffic, not enough parking). Taxis, Ubers, Lyfts and the like are spectacularly plentiful at all hours of the day and night, and are probably a better use of your car-rental budget. If you do still decide to drive, there are valets standing by to park for you for $45 a day, plus tax.

Worth getting out of bed for

First, admire the extensive art collection: it's mostly works by local women, in an homage to the building's YWCA heritage, such as Alison Van Pelt's painting Maude in the lobby – the Maude in question is Hotel Figueroa’s first female general manager, Maude N Bouldin. (There's also work by the odd male artist in the rotating exhibits, like a bright plant-covered walkway full of prints by archetypal Los Angeles photographer Esteban Oriol.) Next, explore the cocktail menus and many elegant chairs in which to sip: a gin and tonic perched at the lobby bar, perhaps? Tequila in Breva, of something fruity from Veranda by the uniquely coffin-shaped swimming pool

It's worth venturing outside, if only to get a better look at the vast frequently updated murals painted over the hotel's skyscrapers. For more local eye-candy, join a DTLA Art Walk, which traces the city's most exciting galleries and street art. The fantastical Last Bookstore has a few novel concepts: a tunnel and desk built of books, rainbow shelves and other installations (plus tomes to buy, of course). And, shoppers have bountiful cult boutiques to choose from: stop into the Ace Hotel shop, Hammer and Spear for fabulous vintage finds, Poketo for arty trinkets and Tanner Goods for well-crafted leather goods.

Local restaurants

Breakfast at Hotel Figueroa is very good, and save room for brunch at Veranda at least once. But you're also just a few minutes' drive from Perch, a Downtown brunch and cocktails spot exceptionally popular with the glossiest of Angelenos (you've probably seen the selfies on Instagram). For a decidedly non-traditional afternoon tea, hit Birdies for fried chicken, coffee and doughnuts (the lemon, thyme and pistachio ones come highly recommended). Chilled-out dinner at The Exchange (at another favourite Smith stay, Freehand LA) is always tasty, and for something a little fancier head to the ornate restaurant at The NoMad Los Angeles.

Local bars

We can't imagine you'd run out of cocktails to try at Figueroa. But for a change of scene, The Varnish is a speakeasy-style hideout with live jazz several days a week and Clifton's Republic is a multi-layered wonderland of a drinking den, with five floors to discover. Over the past decade, Downtown Los Angeles has been transformed from an office-hours-only sort of place to an after-dark destination. The biggest night-out venues are the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Gehry-designed silver behemoth that's home to the LA Philharmonic, and the Staples Center, where the crowds head for basketball (go Lakers), ice hockey and big-name pop concerts. After your nocturnal adventures, if you're in need of French toast before heading to bed, LA classic the Pantry is conveniently right next door to Hotel Figueroa. It's been open round the clock since 1924, so the legend goes, and don't be surprised if there's a queue to get in. The portions are vast, and the prices are low (and cash only).