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Freehand Los Angeles

416 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014-3002
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 08/21/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#122 of 395 hotels in Los Angeles
Housed in the historic Commercial Exchange building in Downtown Los Angeles, Freehand LA is truly one-of-a-kind, featuring suites, premium hotel rooms and shared accommodations with interiors designed by Roman & Williams. Home to the award-winning Broken Shaker Rooftop Pool & Bar, Freehand LA offers exceptional food & beverage with a strong sense of comfort and community. Conveniently located with close proximity to the Staples Center, Fashion, Finance and Arts Districts, Downtown Los Angles is home to world class attractions, unique restaurants and a thriving nightlife scene. Come see us here in LA!
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Evening entertainment
Business Center with Internet Access
Banquet room
Parking garage
Rooftop pool
Outdoor pool
Yoga classes
Breakfast available
Snack bar
Rooftop bar
Rooftop terrace
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Room service
VIP room facilities
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish


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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
255Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
44Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
373Reviews38Q+A39Room tips
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Trijohn T wrote a review Nov 2020
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- Understaffed, and service was hit or miss. The person at the front desk was playing games with me when I checked out about letting me back into the room to use the bathroom. - Didn't sleep well at all over the two nights I was here. The mattress was like a cheap spring mattress and just bad. There were people shouting down on the street late at night and it was very loud in our room despite being on the 8th floor. - WiFi access was hassle free. - The hotel was clean enough. Overall, the place is nothing special. I got mislead by all the pictures I looked at depicting this fashionable boutique hotel, and it was very mediocre. I will not be staying here in the future, and I would not recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Sleep Quality
jldabasol wrote a review Nov 2020
Los Angeles, California1 contribution
I was born and raised in Los Angeles. I love the city, I love visiting DTLA. My stay was during Covid. Just wanted a couple get away not far from home. Unfortunately we were not able to enjoy the rooftop bar, restaurants, and pool, as Covid restrictions were once again heightened. There are so many food options nearby, and so much to see around town if you're okay with walking. The room was cute, hip, quaint. Great big windows to city view. No ice.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Sam O. wrote a review Nov 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia1 contribution
Flew into LA to start work Monday. I needed a rapid covid test in order to begin work. Spent the morning looking at my phone in confusion as it seemed impossible to secure an appointment without being an LA resident (i’m not yet). Called the front desk and asked to speak with the concierge. Natalie listened to my request and called me back in 15 minutes ready to assist me make an appointment. Truly grateful.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Kraken13x2 wrote a review Nov 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania1 contribution
This is one of my favorite hotels in DTLA. It’s different, quirky, customer friendly. I stayed during COVID-19. So I miss the activity and people at the bars and restaurants at the Freehand. It’s vibrancy is all part of its charm. If you don’t want to stay at a chain and you looking to stay somewhere with a real experience, Freehand is your spot.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Trip type: Traveled on business
FancyMichy wrote a review Nov 2020
1 contribution
The location is amazing, literally a minute walk from a Wholefoods, CVS, and Dunkin Donuts. Target was like a 5min walk away and little Tokyo was a 7min drive away. There are a lot of convenient things near by however, the security is no where to be seen once you step foot literally right outside. There are a bunch of creepy dudes outside asking for things, just roaming around. The place does a great job to make you forget you are in downtown where there's a lot of bums but once you step foot outside it's over. The bedroom itself was so comfy and clean! We got a king size bed and it was really comfortable. The bathroom was a great size in my opinion, nothing cramped. The bathroom is all tile and the staff does a great job to making sure small details like the grout are clean. It's honestly a great place to stay at if you're just doing a small one or two night stay.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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$159 - $347 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesCaliforniaLos AngelesCentral L.A / Downtown
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Frequently Asked Questions about Freehand Los Angeles
Which popular attractions are close to Freehand Los Angeles?
Nearby attractions include Orpheum Theater (0.2 miles), The Theatre at Ace Hotel (0.2 miles), and Escape Room LA (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Freehand Los Angeles?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Freehand Los Angeles?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Freehand Los Angeles?
Yes, a parking garage and paid private parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Freehand Los Angeles?
Conveniently located restaurants include Karl Strauss Brewing Company, SUGARFISH by sushi nozawa, and Bottega Louie.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Freehand Los Angeles?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and yoga classes during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Freehand Los Angeles?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Freehand Los Angeles offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business center and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Freehand Los Angeles?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Freehand Los Angeles?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Angels Flight Railway (0.5 miles), Hollyhock House (4.4 miles), and El Pueblo de Los Angeles (1.2 miles).
Is Freehand Los Angeles accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.