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"Great space, asked for ice and it was delivered to the room, very close to lots of bars restaurants and other hotels " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 10 May 2021

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Hotel Description

4-star Beaux Arts hotel near Staples Center

City center retreat

With a stay at this Downtown Los Angeles hotel, you'll be well placed to visit Orpheum Theatre and Pershing Square, both within half a mile (1 km). The Belasco Theater 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 gym. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the free WiFi in public areas, express check-out, 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. Rainfall showerheads, hair dryers, and showers are also available.

Basic room Cozy King

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$104* Per night/room Dec 14 - Dec 15

Standard Room (King - Skyline)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Shared Dormitory, Ensuite (Shared Quad Co-Ed)

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (Super-Eight Co-Ed)

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Shared Dormitory, Ensuite (Super-Six Co-Ed)

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Private Quad

Bed Count 4 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Freehand Los Angeles ratings based on 12 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.4 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Freehand Los Angeles

Everyone (7) Couples (1) Family (4)
4 out of 5
Was okay

Posted by on Jul 7, 2021

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Jul 7, 2021 by RO

Thank you very much!

1 out of 5
I arrived to the dated, funky hotel and wAs quite disappointed but continued with the check in process. Went up to the filthy room, reluctantly dropped my luggage off and got back on the elevator only to be greeted by two assault rifles held by two LAPD. We were told to get off the elevator ASAP and we did. Left for an hour only to return to a SWAT team for a “disgruntle” guest. Needless to say we checked out and were told to contact Travelocity for a full refund.

Posted by on Jun 30, 2021

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Jun 30, 2021 by RO

Hello Anonymous. We are sorry you did not have a good experience. We are sorry you feel we are "dated" when the hotel is not quite 5 years old. Completely gutted and renovated in 2017. Perhaps you just did not care for the design. From time to time, as can occur in every hotel, situations may arise in which the authorities must be called. We are sorry you had to experience one of these situations. The alternative is to not call authorities for severe situations and have the safety and security of our guests and patrons compromised. We are sure you would not want this. So, even though "SWAT" was not here we did have authorities take care of a situation and ensure our guests were safe. Again, we apologize.

1 out of 5

Posted by on Jun 20, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 30, 2021 by RO

Sorry you did not enjoy!

1 out of 5

Posted by on Jun 19, 2021

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Jun 29, 2021 by RO

We are sorry you did not enjoy!

4 out of 5
Great space, asked for ice and it was delivered to the room, very close to lots of bars restaurants and other hotels

Posted by on May 10, 2021

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May 10, 2021 by RO

Thank you very much. We are very happy you enjoyed your visit!

2 out of 5
Came here for my 21st for the pool and restaurant but turns out that was a mistake. They wouldn’t even give us enough chairs at the pool when there were clearly enough unused. The host at the pool was pretty rude honestly, and you have to order $35 of food or drinks per person if you want to go to the pool. We didn’t even end up staying here and when I checked out they said I couldn’t even get any sort of refund. Super lame.

Posted by on May 7, 2021

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May 7, 2021 by RO

Hello. Sorry we could not accommodate you. All of our tables and pool chairs are by reservation only due to Covid mandates to ensure we can properly manage social distancing. We do our best to have the pool chairs on hand for registered hotels guests. If not a guest there is an F&B minimum. We do apologize that you felt the host was rude. This is definitely not acceptable and our sincere apologies.

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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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, along with a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 2 bars/lounges and a poolside bar. WiFi is free in public spaces. 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
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • 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
  • Coffee shop
  • 1 conference room
  • Bar by the pool

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Train station: Los Angeles Union Station (2.8 km / 1.7 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. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

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

Food & Drink

The Exchange Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves brunch, lunch, dinner, and light fare. 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.

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

This property is managed by a professional host; the provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession, within the meaning of article 155 of the French Tax Code

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

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted

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.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession, within the meaning of article 155 of the French Tax Code. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and debit cards. Cash is not accepted. 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. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

  • 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 25.45 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Fitness center access

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

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

  • Valet parking fee: USD 49.50 per night
  • 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.