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4.7 out of 5

"I don't like about sharing of bathrooms and toilets. " More

By a verified traveler on Wed 29 Jul 2020

Hotel Description

4-star Beaux Arts hotel near Staples Center

City center retreat

Within a 10-minute walk of this Downtown Los Angeles hotel, you'll find Orpheum Theatre and Pershing Square. Los Angeles Flower District and Santee Alley are also within half a mile (1 km).

Poolside dining

This smoke-free hotel includes 3 restaurants, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center, free WiFi in public areas, and valet parking. Enjoy the a rooftop terrace and visit the 2 bars/lounges and poolside bar for drinks.

Free WiFi, comfy beds

Boasting comforts like pillowtop beds and Egyptian cotton sheets, the 226 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and Smart TVs with cable channels. Other amenities include room service, rainfall showerheads, and hair dryers.

Standard Room (King - Skyline)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Signature Shared Dormitory, Ensuite (Shared Quad Female)

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Deluxe King - Corner Studio

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Corner Studio, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Private Quad

Bed Count 4 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Private Super Six

Bed Count 6 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Freehand Los Angeles ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Freehand Los Angeles

Everyone (4) Family (3)
4 out of 5
I don't like about sharing of bathrooms and toilets.

Posted by on Jul 29, 2020

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Feb 24, 2020

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5 out of 5
I thought it was a very nice place. They were helpful with all my questions. If you don't mind a hostel setting, you would like this place. Now if I had a roommate that wasn't snoring all night it would have been perfect. 🤔

Posted by on Jan 29, 2020

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5 out of 5
Loved the roof top bar.Did not like the 6 person minimum on elevators.

Posted by on May 9, 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on May 6, 2019

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5 out of 5
This is a 6 star property! The entire staff was so polite and helpful. Rooms are super clean and a good size. Great roof top pool and bar and a huge lobby with couches and chairs. Beautiful place

Posted by on Mar 25, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 19, 2019 by EP

Hi there! Thank you so much for the lovely feedback and are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our property and our staff. We are excited to have you back! Cheers!

About the Freehand Los Angeles

Location 416 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014

Property Features

Freehand Los Angeles offers its guests an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. There are 3 restaurants on site, as well as a coffee shop/café and a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 2 bars/lounges and a poolside bar. A free manager's reception is offered on select days. WiFi is free in public spaces. Business amenities include a business center and a meeting room. A rooftop terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Freehand Los Angeles. Parking is available for a fee. A complete renovation of Freehand Los Angeles was completed in June 2017. This Beaux Arts Los Angeles hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 226 guestrooms or units
  • 12 levels
  • 3 dining venues
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • Built in 1924
  • Bar by the pool
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Cabanas by the pool (free)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business facilities
  • 1 conference room
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Los Angeles Intl. Airport (LAX) (28.1 km / 17.5 mi)
  • Train station: Los Angeles Union Station (5.1 km / 3.2 mi)
  • Metro station: 7th Street - Metro Center Station (0.6 km / 0.4 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Freehand Los Angeles offers 226 accommodations with designer toiletries and hair dryers. Pillowtop beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. Smart televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include showers with rainfall showerheads, and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access.

  • Separate bedroom
  • Pillowtop beds
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Smart television
  • Cable channels
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Hair dryer
  • Designer toiletries
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)

Food & Drink

The hotel hosts a free manager's reception on select days.

The Exchange Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Broken Shaker - This poolside rooftop bar specializes in local cuisine and serves brunch, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Rudolph's Bar & Tea - This lobby lounge specializes in local and international cuisine and serves lunch, dinner, and light fare. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Cafe Integral - This café specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast and light fare. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 50 per pet, per day, plus a deposit of USD $50 per stay
  • Weight limit: 50 lbs
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.Contactless check-out is available.Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.The property affirms that it adheres to the Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) sanitization guidelines.

  • One child stays free
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Property follows sanitization practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Debit cards
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 150.00 per stay
  • Resort fee: USD 15 per accommodation, per night

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 3 and USD 14 for adults, USD 3 and USD 14 for children (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 49.50 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet deposit: USD $50 per stay
  • Pet fee: USD 50 per pet, per day
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Freehand Los Angeles Hotel
  • The Freehand Los Angeles
  • Freehand Los Angeles Hotel
  • Freehand Los Angeles Los Angeles
  • Freehand Los Angeles Hotel Los Angeles

You should know

  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.