Freehand Los Angeles

416 West 8th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014, United States
+1 213 612 0021

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Freehand Los Angeles - Los Angeles, CA, United States
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Good to know

Distance to city centre 5.5 km
Location rating 8.9
Nearest airport Los Angeles
Distance to airport 18.1 km



King rooms

AED 659+

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Standard rooms

AED 170+

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amazing view in 87 reviews
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  • Excellent
    Mar 2020

    Amazing hostel lots of character

    Felt it was expensive for what it is was.

  • Excellent
    Mar 2020

    The sky view , and rooftop pool .

  • Okay
    Nov 2019

    The location and restaurant.

    It is not suitable for business travelers. Fine for 20 something parties - in fact great- but not good at all for business travelers. The room was quite cold and noisy, and the service was close to non existent.

  • Excellent
    Oct 2019

    The hotel itself was wonderful. We got booked into one of the hostel room with two sets of bunk beds which was kind of weird. But we had fun and that would be our only complaint

  • Excellent
    Sep 2019

    Downtown locations within walking distance of shops, restaurants etc

    Yes. Marijuana allowed to be smoked at the rooftop bar after pool closed. Staff looked the other way or were oblivious to the obvious odor.

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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.



Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Air conditioning

8.3 Excellent

based on 6,544 reviews









Things to know

  • Clean rooms
  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Nice building

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Policies vary by room type and provider.


Fitness centre
Free Wi-Fi
Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
A/V equipment hire
Concierge service
Cribs available
Gift shop
Laundry facilities
Laundry service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Room service
Outdoor pool
No smoking
Cable or satellite TV
Coffee shop
24-hour front desk
Airport shuttle (surcharge)
Storage available
EV charging station

FAQs when booking at Freehand Los Angeles

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, 5.5 km from the centre 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 15:00 and check-out time is 12:00 at Freehand Los Angeles.

Does Freehand Los Angeles offer free Wi-Fi?

Yes, Freehand Los Angeles offers free Wi-Fi.

Does Freehand Los Angeles offer free parking?

No, Freehand Los Angeles does not offer free parking.

Does Freehand Los Angeles offer free airport shuttle service?

No, Freehand Los Angeles does not offer free airport shuttle service.

How far is Freehand Los Angeles from the airport?

Freehand Los Angeles is 15.3 km from Hawthorne. Freehand Los Angeles is 18.1 km from Los Angeles.

Can you bring pets to Freehand Los Angeles?

Yes, Freehand Los Angeles is a pet-friendly hotel.

Does Freehand Los Angeles have a pool?

Yes, Freehand Los Angeles has a pool on-site.


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Most popular landmarks

  • STAPLES Center 1 km
  • The Broad 1.2 km
  • Little Tokyo 1.6 km
  • California Science Center 4.2 km
  • Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 4.3 km
  • Griffith Observatory 9.1 km

About the neighbourhood

Downtown is known for: fashion district, urban, skyscrapers


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Getting around

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Los Angeles-Union 2.2 km
Los Angeles Bus 2.3 km

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