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Freehand Los Angeles

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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.
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Updated 08/21/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#121 of 402 hotels in Los Angeles
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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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Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Evening entertainment
Business Center with Internet Access
Banquet room
Parking garage
Wifi
Rooftop pool
Outdoor pool
Yoga classes
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Snack bar
Rooftop bar
Rooftop terrace
Concierge
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Shops
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
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Laundry service
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Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

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shakyrasarai wrote a review Jun 13
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Enjoyed the room, really cute And small for me and my bf, the style of the room was really neat and cool too, rooftop swimming pool 10/10. To access passed the front desk and elevator you need your room card so I felt very secure, would recommend to a friend.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Responded 3 days ago
Thank you very much for the nice review. We truly appreciate it and are so happy you had an enjoyable visit! Come back soon!
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alicia292021 wrote a review Jun 11
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I've been to alot of hotels throughout Los Angeles and I'd have to say this has been my favorite experience, this may not be the spot for a family to come stay, but a couple or single, this will be an awesome experience for you!!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Responded 3 days ago
We are so glad you had a wonderful experience with us recently! Thank you so very much for the nice review!
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Timohtyjones wrote a review Jun 2
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This hotel is in a great location and it is definitely the “fun” hotel. And even though the staff is very nice and helpful they are overwhelmed because they simply have no help. This hotel is chronically understaffed. They are going to use Covid as an excuse but they are back to being fully booked. Either they are choosing to not staff people or they don’t pay enough to get people back off unemployment. Two out of the four days I was here my room didn’t get cleaned with no explanation. If you call the front desk no one will answer because they’re too busy trying to check people in and out. You just have to walk down to talk to people. And that line takes 30 minutes. I have stayed at a few Freehands and they’re all like I said fun and in decent/good shape. The rooms aren’t bad. The bathroom and shower is nice. But it’s literally one person at a time it seems like running this whole hotel.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello Timothy, Thank you very much for your candid remarks. Contrary to your comments stating that we will "use Covid as an excuse" or we are choosing "not to staff" or choosing not to "pay enough" in regard to our staffing levels we do, if fact, have appropriate staffing levels in the hotel. We did have an anomaly last week in regard to last minute and same day pick-up which increased occupancy over forecasted levels and, unfortunately, not all staff are always available to come in. We obviously cannot and would not force them to come in. So we do truly apologize for the inconvenience your endured while here. However, this is not the norm. In regard to your room not being serviced, we do show a Do Not Disturb on your door the final two days of your visit. Again, our apologies Timothy.
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Curiosity20739820755 wrote a review May 2021
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The eclectic feel of this place speaks to my heart. I needed a little getaway and the Freehand was absolutely perfect. I scored a south facing room on the 11th floor and the light was so gorgeous, it spoke to my photography loving heart. The room was beautiful and clean and I especially loved the black out shades. I will definitely make it back in the future to enjoy the rooftop bar and pool.
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Hello and thank you for the wonderful review! We are so very happy you enjoyed the vibe and design of the hotel and are happy to see that you will be back!
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TinaChris21 wrote a review May 2021
Los Angeles, California1 contribution1 helpful vote
If you would like to sleep on a rock hard uncomfortable mattress stay here. The bed was so hard I cancelled my second night stay. Also, they do not give the hotel guest priority to the rooftop amenities so it was very misleading, and expensive for a stay that basically felt like I slept on the floor.
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Response from Rich Oken, General Manager at Freehand Los Angeles
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hello! We are very sorry you did not have a good visit with us recently. Our sincere apologies that you found your mattress to be uncomfortable. This is not acceptable and we would have been very happy to give you another room immediately. In regard to Broken Shaker we do currently require reservations for all. This is an unfortunate result of the Covid mandated social distancing requirements in which we must follow. For the safety of our employees, guests and patrons we will follow this mandate until we are fully released form all guidelines. Again, our deepest apologies in regard to your stay.
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$159 - $347 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesCaliforniaLos AngelesCentral L.A / Downtown
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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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), El Pueblo de Los Angeles (1.2 miles), and Hollyhock House (4.4 miles).
Is Freehand Los Angeles accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.