939 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9001534.045432 -118.264229
Neighborhoods: Downtown, South Park, Central LA
Old Angeleno style makes this hotel bar one of L.A.'s best-kept secrets. – The Scene
Nestled discreetly inside the reinvented Figueroa Hotel, this spot is a refreshing reprieve from downtown's bustling streets. Pass through the historic hotel's exquisitely decorated front lobby and head upstairs to the comfortable yet stylish lounge. The antithesis of Sunset Strip hotel bars like Skybar or Whiskey Bar, Botero offers a mellow vibe, cozy indoor and outdoor seating, warm lighting, moderately priced drinks and old-school Angeleno style--without the hassle of fierce doormen and guest lists. Conveniently located between Staples Center and the Original Pantry, it's a great place to unwind with a cocktail after dinner or a game.
If you don't go for the drinks, go to experience the eclectic mix of people. The crowd is as diverse as the cocktails, from artsy downtowners to international tour groups and the inevitable hotel guests.
Bad Service – The manager is not accomodating and the service is slow. Unfortunately not even the beautiful decor is woth coming here.
Great Spot! – Went here with some girlfriends last night. Had a really nice and relaxed time. The drinks are pricey, but right on par for LA. Really cool atmosphere and good looking people. It was trendy, but not too trendy. No issues getting in or to the bar. I will be coming back!!!
Beauty is very deceiving!!! – This place is exactly what LA is known for; much like the nightlife that lines Hollywood Blvd. gaze at its beauty from afar because you are NEVER going to get in!
Never have I been treated so poorly by someone who operates his own business. My boyfriend and I attempted to make reservations for 2 1/2 weeks with not much success. The man (a term in which I am using loosely) who takes reservations is apparently the owner continued to tell us that the Hotel was booked out for weeks and that we would not be able to get a room. Not only was he incredibly snooty but he also made jokes out of why my boyfriend wished to take me there, which we felt was very inappropriate.
"the only reason you come her is to try and keep your woman"
At this point we decided to take our names off the waiting list and on Monday called to do so. According to them we failed to make our reservtions the night prior (which was a Sunday and our requests had always been for a Saturday night). We were never told that we had been given a room and in fact sayed that the night in question was booked up by a wedding party!
The oh-so-kind (pardon my sarcasm) reservationist/owner said that he wouldn't charge our credit card this time though.
I'd rather a MOTEL 6 to him any day!
Romantic urban hideaway – I know "oasis" is used way too much in these reviews, but this sweet spot really does epitomize the word. Tasteful landscaping and round, heat-lamped tables sit around the bar while the bar hangs in the lanai just steps away. Perfect for a romantic cocktail before a play or a downtown dinner, or a more bustling affair of youngsters (USC is nearby) on the weekends.
Don't just go for the soda machine – The badly lit interiors, utter scarcity of service staff and the ancient death trap of a fire escape system make this landmark hotel one of the happiest & romantic places on earth.
Where is everyone? Isn't this Los Angeles? – I have never been to a more uninteresting venue before tonight. It was a Friday night, and myself and an associate were trying to catch up over a cold beeer, deciding to entertain ourselves at Hotel Fig.
This would be the start of our calamaty when entering the Bar for the first time to know that we are literally the only occupants with similar demographic to anything with cosmopolitan attitudes - other than the 'quazi-baller' ladies sitting at the bar trying to 'steal drinks' from myself and my collegue.
I woudl not go here again, unless you like stoopid looser cougars without any clue of standards - or the alternative gothic go-go dancer-esque qualities of an Inglewood Street vendor... I implore you.
Please consider one of the many other viable options for the DT area.
it is what it is and I like it – The bar yet limited isn't too pricey and the drinks, nice pour count. you get plastic barware, but then again it is poolside. great date place... not so much a first date but definitely the ones to follow. the staff is bare bones you order they serve and leave you alone until you want them again. perfect. the bar area and pool is beautiful at night, quiet and romantic. great for two or a party of 30. unpretentious but downright classy... old LA in its grandeur... a step into the past. GO There!
The Best – As a USC student, it was unbelievable that this place existed within 2 miles of my apartment. You can spend hours chatting outsite; the decor is amazing; not at all too LA, but very classy. A Must.
Great place to unwind – The decor is amazing and the staff is sweet. Hang out by the pool as the guests take a dip and chat with your friends on a nice LA evening.
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