939 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015, USA
| +1 866-734-6018
Photo courtesy of Hotel Figueroa
Hotel FigueroaWhy we love it: A meticulous restoration with museum-quality art and deep roots in the women’s movement
- A permanent art collection of all female artists
- Spanish colonial design that inspires the Basque menu at on-site restaurant Breva
- Craft cocktails by master barman Dushan Zaric at three distinctive bars
Opened in 1926 by Maude N. Bouldin as a women’s hostel, Hotel Figueroa served as a safe haven for female travelers for several decades. Nearly a century later, it remains one of the best-preserved buildings in Downtown Los Angeles and has become a member of The Leading Hotels of the World. The Mediterranean-style property recently underwent a two-year-long renovation, in which its original Spanish Colonial design was fully restored. Now, rooms feature leather headboards, curvy lines, and original artwork for a stylishly feminine look that suits the building’s history. Feather-top mattresses are fitted with Sferra linens, while spacious glass-enclosed showers boast subway tiles and brass fixtures. Some rooms and suites even have spacious sitting areas and balconies.
Guests here can lounge by DTLA’s only ground-level pool or relax in the lush central courtyard, shaded by leafy eucalyptus and fig trees. When evening comes, grab a perfectly made cocktail at the grand Bar Figueroa, the convivial Rick’s, or the sleek, reservation-only Bar Alta. All three spots are helmed by Dushan Zaric, previously of the acclaimed Employees Only in New York City. For foodies, the hotel also has its own chef concierge, Fredo Vita, who is an in-house resource for epicurean travelers seeking insight and access to the best restaurants in the city. Get your culture fix simply by wandering around the property: an ever-evolving art program offers rotating, museum-quality installations from female artists and a robust permanent collection, as well as literary anthologies from Los Angeles-based authors.