The room was a little bit rustic for my taste but the bed was super comfortable and everything was very clean. The breakfast set-up, again, was kind of like a hostel -- but unpretentious, affordable, and good and the lobby area and surroundings, while they might be a little bit more on the side of shabby than chic, were old-LA atmospheric, which I loved. The pool and bar are perfect night or day. There's no luxury here but just really good vibes overall -- I normally stay at the Four Seasons and I loved staying here and would again (they are different hotels in different ranges but each equally great at what they do).
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Time Out says
This striking hotel is a dramatic mix of Morocco and Mexico, and oozes the kind of charisma boutique hotel designers so often fail to achieve. Built in 1925 as a YWCA, the Figueroa is now more exotic, but it's still an absolute bargain. The hotel's airy lobby is a potpourri of Moroccan chandeliers, huge cacti and woven rugs; toward the back, there's a low-key bar and a lovely pool area that's at its atmospheric best after dark. The rooms, which vary in size, are done out in funky casbah chic with Mexican-tiled bathrooms. Amenities are few and far between, but they're not really the point.