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Freehand Los Angeles

4 stars
Los Angeles, CA
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About Freehand Los Angeles

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

Los Angeles Hotels Freehand Los Angeles is housed in the historic Commercial Exchange building, hotel in downtown Los Angeles and is truly one-of-a-kind, featuring premium hotel rooms, suites, and shared accommodations with interiors designed by Roman & Williams. Offering upgraded amenities including enhanced room service, bedding, convenient valet, and attentive bellman ready to give a hand.

All rooms are designed by Roman and Williams and feature comfortable linens, bedding, and en-suite bathrooms. Whether vacationing or "staycationing", the accommodations will provide a practical home away from home.

Freehand Los Angeles combines international flavors with local culture to bring a unique food & beverage experience. Cafe Integral is a great start to the day with fine coffee from Nicaragua and a variety of fresh juices and teas. The Bar Lab team with the main restaurant, The Exchange, Rudolph’s Bar & Tea hotel lobby bar, and the rooftop oasis, Broken Shaker.

Guests can take advantage of the many amenities including 24 Hour Front Desk and Security, Multilingual Staff, Convenient and Affordable Parking, and a Rooftop Pool for guests to swim and catch some sun.

A variety of dining options will keep guests moving. The Broken Shaker is a rooftop bar for those who want to keep out in the sun. Rudolph’s Bar & Tea in the lobby, Café Integral offering specialty coffee, and The Exchange, which is a full-service restaurant for guests to enjoy a meal, there is something for everyone.

Complimentary for guests, Wi-Fi service is available, as well as a guest lounge and daily housekeeping. A fitness center available keeps guests on their fitness routine, and guests love the practicality of walking distance to local restaurants, bars, markets, and pharmacy.

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*Total includes estimated local taxes & fees payable on check out.

Prices are based on 1 night, not including taxes and fees

Amenities at Freehand Los Angeles

  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coffee shop
  • Valet parking
  • Business center
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV

Accessibility and suitability

  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Hypoallergenic pillow
  • No smoking
  • Lowered sink
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Pets not allowed
  • Private entrance
  • Increased accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Elevator
  • Shower chair
  • Accessible by elevator
  • Adapted bath
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator


  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Air-conditioned
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Body soap
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Trash cans
  • Conditioner


  • Window
  • Family rooms
  • Lockers
  • Privacy curtain
  • Storage available
  • Seating area
  • Slippers
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted
  • City view

Services and conveniences

  • Business center
  • Wake-up service
  • Concierge service
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Key card access
  • Express check-out
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • 24hr front desk
  • Ticket service
  • Safety deposit box


  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Walk-in shower

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Radio
  • TV
  • Smartphone dock


  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Coffee shop
  • Refrigerator


  • Laundry facilities
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board


  • Reading light
  • Socket near the bed
  • Alarm clock
  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Heated pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool with a view
  • Pool bar


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Laptop safe
  • Desk

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • 24-hour security
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays

Parking and transportation

  • Parking (surcharge)
  • Valet parking

Things to do

  • Shops (on site)
  • Board games/puzzles

Family friendly

  • Cribs available
  • Swimming pool toys


  • Terrace/Patio


  • Fitness center

Reviews of Freehand Los Angeles

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8.0 Very good
Liked: • restaurants and bars onsite. Excellent quality and variety. The lobby and rooftop Broken Shaker bar are wonderful spots. • Room design (Premium King): thoughtful interior design, stocked with good quality bathroom and shower products (Argan). Disliked: • Lack of coffee machine in the room. But the excellent coffee at Cafe Integral downstairs largely makes up for this. • Room cleanliness. Our room was functionally clean but lots of dust on the table, dresser, tv, and windowsill.
10.0 Wonderful
Only drawback was the $56 overnight parking fee. There are cheaper parking lots around the block, but if you don’t know they won’t tell you.
10.0 Wonderful
Cons:Some of the people in my room weren’t the best.
9.1 Wonderful
Pros:The location was AMAZING. I absolutely loved the commodities and the ambience. The staff was so helpful too and I appreciate helping me when I needed it.
Cons:The beds and the room. The bunk beds were soo small so it was hard to get comfy. I was on a small vacation so I didn't like the space. Since there hardly was any.
8.0 Very good
Cons:Breakfast was little Toast and a muffin No butter
2.0 Poor
Pros:The rooftop was beautiful
Cons:- staff could care less about service - rooms are soooooo tiny - you hear everything from slamming doors to talking in other rooms - it's a hostel as well with shared rooms on every floor - people can smoke inside the rooms so it smells - security is not there abs bums get into the hotel - elevators don't work - had to take the stairs almost every time - didn't feel safe in the neighborhood - save your money and do not stay here. I wish I didn't.
10.0 Wonderful
8.8 Very good
Pros:Everything was so new and clean, and nice. The hotel lobby bar and restaurant were beautiful. The staff were all extremely friendly. I loved the beds in the hostel style room I stayed in—would stay in them over sharing double beds with friends/family any day. Wish more hotels used this option.
Cons:Wish there were more smaller towels in the room for washing face, drying hands, to put on floor after shower, etc. Some facilities and amenities not open or fully functional yet (but should be soon), wish locks for hostel room lockers were provided, instead of charged for.


416 West 8th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014

What's nearby

  • STAPLES Center0.6 mi
  • The Broad0.8 mi
  • Little Tokyo1 mi
  • California Science Center2.6 mi
  • Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County2.7 mi
  • Griffith Observatory5.7 mi
  • La Brea Tar Pits5.8 mi
  • Hollywood Boulevard5.9 mi
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art6 mi
  • Petersen Automotive Museum6.1 mi
  • The Grove6.1 mi
  • Hollywood Walk of Fame6.2 mi



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Top tips for your stay at Freehand Los Angeles

  • If you’re after a cheap room at Freehand Los Angeles, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in December and June.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at Freehand Los Angeles, plan to stay on a Tuesday or Friday. The most expensive day is usually Monday.
  • The cheapest price a room at Freehand Los Angeles was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $47, while the most expensive was $305.
  • How long should you stay at Freehand Los Angeles? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 3 days.

FAQs when booking at Freehand Los Angeles

  • What are the amenities offered at Freehand Los Angeles?

    Freehand Los Angeles offers a variety of amenities including a rooftop pool, 24-hour front desk and security, multilingual staff, convenient and affordable parking, a fitness center, and complimentary Wi-Fi service.

  • What can guests expect from the food and beverage experience at Freehand Los Angeles?

    Freehand Los Angeles combines international flavors with local culture to bring a unique food & beverage experience. Guests can enjoy fine coffee from Nicaragua and a variety of fresh juices and teas at Cafe Integral, as well as a full-service restaurant, The Exchange, and a rooftop oasis, Broken Shaker.

  • What practical amenities are available for guests at Freehand Los Angeles?

    Guests at Freehand Los Angeles can take advantage of enhanced room service, upgraded bedding, convenient valet, attentive bellman services, and daily housekeeping. The hotel also offers a guest lounge, valet parking, and a variety of dining options.

  • When is the best time to visit Freehand Los Angeles?

    The high season at Freehand Los Angeles is in July, offering guests the opportunity to enjoy the rooftop pool and the unique food & beverage experience. March marks the low season, providing a quieter time to explore the local area and nearby attractions.

  • What are guests saying about the cleanliness and comfort of the rooms at Freehand Los Angeles?

    Guests have praised the clean and comfy rooms with a nice vibe, as well as the friendly staff and comfortable bedding. However, some guests have mentioned concerns about detailed cleaning and the need for better-maintained gym facilities.

  • How do I get from the Los Angeles International Airport to the Freehand Los Angeles hotel?

    If you are looking to use public transport to travel from the airport to your accommodation, get on board the FlyAway bus, which leaves from outside every terminal and goes to Union Station for a fare of $9 each way. From the station, take the Red metro line heading in the direction of North Hollywood, get off 3 stops later at the 7th St Metro Center station, and the hotel will then be a 5min walk away. Alternatively, you can get a taxi, which will take you to the hotel within 30min to 1h with a one-way taxi fare ranging between $50 and $70, depending on traffic conditions.

  • What sort of activities will I be able to enjoy at the Freehand Los Angeles hotel?

    The hotel organizes weekly music events such as Vibe & Tings, which features Jamaican and dancehall music every Monday from 6:00 pm at the Rooftop and Sunday afternoon music sessions with the hotel’s resident DJ. If you are looking for some exercise, you can join the Yoga Sculpt with The Main Barre class, which is on every Saturday at 11:30 am on the Rooftop. For drink specials, head to Natural Wine Wednesdays or Happy Hour at Rudolph’s from 4:00 pm every Wednesday.

  • What are the parking fees at the Freehand Los Angeles hotel?

    If you are looking at driving to the hotel and prefer parking on-site, you can make use of the valet parking service, which costs $49.50 per night and includes in-and-out privileges. Alternatively, there is a parking garage located next door at 808 S Olive St where you can self-park for a more economical nightly rate; however, this option does not include multiple entries.

  • What are my options if I want to bring my pet with me to the Freehand Los Angeles hotel?

    Pets are welcome to stay with you and there are no restrictions as to their size or weight. A pet fee of $50 applies per stay and per pet and upon arrival, the staff will be happy to give you information on all dog parks in the area, as well as pet friendly services.

  • How can I make sure my luggage is safe if I stay in a shared room at the Freehand Los Angeles hotel?

    If you are looking at sharing a room, you will be assigned on arrival a bunk bed and your very own corresponding locker, which is located inside the room. Please note that you need to bring your own padlock to lock it; however, you can also purchase one from reception if needed.

  • How can I plan an event at the Freehand Los Angeles hotel?

    The hotel has 7 different spaces that can be used to organize an event, with a maximum capacity of 96 guests in the one space. Whether you’re organizing a business or social event, catering can be provided through the Special Events Menu, which offers brunch, lunch and dinner options, as well as a cocktail reception choice. The hotel’s staff will help you organize all the details of your event, which will be tailored as per your preferences.(Prices checked 10/07/19).

  • Where is Freehand Los Angeles located?

    Freehand Los Angeles is located at 416 West 8th Street in Downtown, 3.4 miles from the center of Los Angeles. STAPLES Center is the closest landmark to Freehand Los Angeles.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at Freehand Los Angeles?

    Check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out time is 12:00 PM at Freehand Los Angeles.

  • Does Freehand Los Angeles offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, Freehand Los Angeles offers free Wi-Fi.

  • How far is Freehand Los Angeles from the airport?

    Freehand Los Angeles is 9.2 miles from Hawthorne. Freehand Los Angeles is 10.8 miles from Los Angeles.

  • Does Freehand Los Angeles have a pool?

    Yes, Freehand Los Angeles has a pool onsite.

  • How does KAYAK find such great Freehand Los Angeles hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at Freehand Los Angeles in Los Angeles and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at Freehand Los Angeles and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for Freehand Los Angeles.

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