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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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#130 of 418 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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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Evening entertainment
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Rooftop terrace
Parking garage
Wifi
Rooftop pool
Outdoor pool
Yoga classes
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Snack bar
Rooftop bar
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
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

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Full view
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Grade: 100 out of 100
271Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
44Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
520Reviews39Q+A44Room tips
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andressergi0 wrote a review Jan 18
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Pretty decent hotel in DTLA. I was not amazed but it was clean. If you’re a light sleeper, definitely come prepared for the sounds of cars. You’ll hear it regardless even if you’re on the top floor. The hotel does not have any little shaving kits or bottles of water, so don’t bother asking.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Thanks for the feedback! DTLA can be a bit noisy but we do have rooms which face away from the street. Perhaps, next time, we can locate you in a different room. Apologies in regard to the shaving kits and water. We will follow-up internally as we normally do have the kits available upon request.
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justineaudrey0112 wrote a review Jan 14
Los Angeles, California1 contribution
I was looking for a nice hotel with a nice view of downtown and this one met my expectations !! Looking for a hotel is hard but i would recommend. Perfect for a solo trip you meet people, very relaxing scenery I just loved it
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Response from Rich Oken, General Manager at Freehand Los Angeles
Responded 3 days ago
Thank you very much for the kind review Justine! We are so thrilled that you enjoyed the hotel and location! We do appreciate you recommending us and hope to have you back with us again very soon!
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Jekyll_Duality wrote a review Jan 14
Los Angeles, California1 contribution
Spacious, clean, amenities one would expect with a hip DTLA hotel. Good atmosphere, tons of foreigners stay here for short and extended stays. Makes for a lively, fun, and mysterious vibe. The staff is both professional and helpful. I highly recommend it!
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Response from Rich Oken, General Manager at Freehand Los Angeles
Responded 6 days ago
Hello Jekyll and thank you for the wonderful review! We are so happy you had a great visit with us recently. Thank you as well for your nice comments regarding our staff. This is great to read. Jekyll, thank you once again and we do hope you visit again very soon!
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Karinaeg8 wrote a review Jan 12
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Good environment, friendly staff. Could use an AC unit & microwave in the rooms. Kind of a pricey stay but you get what you pay for. Within walking distance to a lot of shops and food. Great stay overall!
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you Karina. We are happy that, for the most part, you enjoyed. We do have central heat and A/C in all of our rooms. This is thermostat controlled in each individual room. We also have microwave ovens upon request. No trouble at all to place these if needed. We do hp you visit us again very soon!
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indianaleal2022 wrote a review Jan 11
San Jose, Costa Rica1 contribution
The rooms are clean, the bedroom is great, there is plenty of space. The location is great and the staff is super friendly. I would definitely book here again, as it is conveniently located and allows me to explore the city center by walking.
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Hello Indiana and thank you for the amazing review! We are so pleased you loved the hotel, staff and location. We really do have a nice thing going here and are super happy you enjoyed! We truly appreciate your patronage and hope you come back to stay again very soon! Thank you once again.
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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
227
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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), Escape Room LA (0.3 miles), and The Theatre at Ace Hotel (0.2 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.
Are pets allowed at Freehand Los Angeles?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
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 and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.