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Freehand Los Angeles

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Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Freehand Los Angeles is the 3rd property in the expanding Freehand hotel collection from Sydell Group, featuring both shared and private rooms innovatively designed by Roman & Williams. The hotel is housed in the historic Commercial Exchange Building in Downtown LA, and features upgraded amenities, enhanced bedding, room service, convenient valet and attentive bellman ready to give you a hand.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room Service
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Center with Internet Access
Dry Cleaning
Electric Vehicle Charging Station
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
Wheelchair access
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Room features
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Offers & Announcements:Package Deal
Full view
100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
172Restaurantswithin 0.25 miles
31Attractionswithin 0.25 miles
Downtown Los Angeles is a busy metropolis of towering buildings, bustling streets, and industrial warehouses. There is a distinct multiplicity of cultures here with a growing influx of business professionals and hipsters. Many call the evolution of Downtown over recent years gentrification. New lofts, bars, hotels and restaurants are popping up regularly. Downtown is home to some of the very best restaurants in the city leading the LA foodie scene, plus it is the location of cultural and sports venues including the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Staples Center, and the Coliseum at the University of Southern California.
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First hostel stay & it exceeded expectations! Very cool & trendy hotel. Staff were extremely friendly throughout stay. Stayed in the female only quad hostel room. Freehand provides a towel & a locker for belongings. And there’s individual outlets next to beds. WiFi speed was
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Response from ElizabethP3803, Manager at Freehand Los Angeles
Responded 1 week ago
Hey SweetPetite, thank you for the review and the great recap of your stay with us. There's nothing we love hearing more than new hostel guests enjoying their first shared experience! That, and that our staff were super friendly :) Thank you for both and we hope we do see you back again soon. EP
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Hotel's Favorite
We had a business trip to LA and will not forget this place. It was absolutely fantastic. The place is just cool and the pool on the roof was rocking on Saturday afternoon. The staff were great and the food in the restaurant was excellent. I wan to go back ...now.
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Very hip and happening hotel. Love the design of the room and all common areas. Staff are friendly and helpful. The maid service could have been better in refilling the shampoo & soap on the daily basis.
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I really enjoyed my stay at freehand. I stayed one night on Jan 5 2019? in a private quad room with my sister and a mate. Our little space was cozy and clean, the beds are spacious and comfortable and the bunks are really solid and sturdy. We had a private bathroom inside our
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This review is especially for parents who want a safe, decked out, groovy place for their young adult children to stay. This hostel/hotel surprised my twenty two year old son with their high standards. He was so comfortable during an eight night stay with daily room service and
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Response from ElizabethP3803, Manager at Freehand Los Angeles
Responded 2 weeks ago
Wow Aruni! Thank you so much for the incredibly thoughtful review of your son's stay. It was a pleasure taking care of him and ensuring his time with us was enjoyable and safe. We hope we get to see him again and wish you both the best in 2019, EP.
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Dortoir pour 4 girls only
Is there mini fridge (or cooler) included in the rooms?
Yes, it was stocked with stuff, a menu with prices was on the desk
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Are towels included? Or do I have to bring my own?
Hi Ellen, no they are included for all reservation types :)
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Hello Aiken, We do offer valet parking at our hotel for the amount of $48.40 per night with unlimited in and out privileges. I hope this helps clarify any confusion. Cheers!
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Hi Mike! Much like the other travelers have mentioned, I would also recommend taking the Flyaway bus from LAX to Union Station. You can pre-purchase your ticket on their website. I am unable to includ a link, but you can google Flyaway Bus Union Station and it will pull up. From Union Station you can either get a quick cab/Uber ride to our hotel or take the Red Line train and exit at 7th Street Metro Station then walk two blocks to arrive. Please feel free to give us a call if you need any further help with directions! Thank you, Erin W.
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What's the deal with the "health surcharge on our bill?
yea. what i was getting at is EMPLOYERS are supposed to pay for their employees health insurance, not the customer. and since the prices were not cheap for the food I'm guessing that the management is just pocketing profits.
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"Our 5th floor king room with city views was excellent. A bit of street noise at times - but this is downtown LA so it should be expected."
"Shared bunk rooms are great, if away from elevators"
"Choose this place if you want to relive your hostel days for 10x the price."
"10/10 we loved the hotel"
"stayed in two different types of rooms- both great. The corner rooms are amazing!"
$121 - $343 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesCaliforniaLos AngelesCentral L.ADowntown
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