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Freehand Los Angeles, Los Angeles

4-star4 stars
416 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA, 90014, United States of America

4-star hotel with 3 restaurants, near Orpheum Theatre
  • Free WiFi
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  • The property was decent. They try to charge you 45$ anight for parking but there are lots…Sep 24, 2019
  • Unbelievable experience. I don't even know where to begin...I have honestly never…Jul 5, 2017

Freehand Los Angeles, Los Angeles

from $169
  • Basic Room (Cozy King - Skyline)
  • Standard Room (King - City)
  • Standard Room (King - Skyline)
  • Shared Dormitory, Ensuite (Shared Quad Co-Ed)
  • Shared Dormitory, Ensuite (Super-Six Co-Ed)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (Super-Eight Co-Ed)
  • Signature Shared Dormitory, Ensuite (Shared Quad Female)
  • Studio King
  • Corner Studio, 1 King Bed
  • Private Quad
  • Private Super Six
  • Private Super Eight
  • Family Room

What’s around Freehand Los Angeles, Los Angeles


  • In Downtown Los Angeles
  • Staples Center - 14 min walk
  • Microsoft Theater - 17 min walk
  • L.A. Live - 17 min walk
  • Walt Disney Concert Hall - 18 min walk
  • Los Angeles Convention Center - 25 min walk
  • Orpheum Theatre - 4 min walk
  • Pershing Square - 6 min walk

Getting around

  • Los Angeles, CA (LAX-Los Angeles Intl.) - 26 min drive
  • Burbank, CA (BUR-Bob Hope) - 26 min drive
  • Hawthorne, CA (HHR-Hawthorne Municipal) - 18 min drive
  • Santa Monica, CA (SMO-Santa Monica Municipal) - 20 min drive
  • Long Beach, CA (LGB-Long Beach Municipal) - 32 min drive
  • Los Angeles Union Station - 9 min drive
  • Glendale Transportation Center - 9 min drive
  • Glendale Station - 10 min drive
  • 7th Street - Metro Center Station - 8 min walk
  • Pershing Square Station - 9 min walk
  • Pico Station - 16 min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 226 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 12 floors

Check-in and check-out

  • 24-hour check-in
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out
An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply *

  • Up to 50 lbs


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Valet parking *

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 3 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Poolside bar
  • Free reception
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Pool umbrellas
Working away
  • Business center
  • One meeting room
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1924
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Freshen up
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Smart TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Special features


The Exchange Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Broken Shaker - This poolside rooftop bar specializes in local cuisine and serves brunch, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Rudolph's Bar & Tea - This lobby lounge specializes in local and international cuisine and serves lunch, dinner, and light fare. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Cafe Integral - This café specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast and light fare. Open daily.

Freehand Los Angeles, Los Angeles’s small print

Also known as

  • Freehand Los Angeles Hotel
  • The Freehand Los Angeles
  • Freehand Los Angeles Hotel
  • Freehand Los Angeles Los Angeles
  • Freehand Los Angeles Hotel Los Angeles


For details on pet restrictions and to request pet-friendly rooms, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

This property collects a mandatory resort fee at check-in. The amount varies based on room type. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Deposit: USD 150.00 per stay

Pet deposit: USD $50 per stay

  • Resort fee: USD 25.45 per accommodation, per night

Resort fee inclusions:

  • Pool access
  • Fitness center access
  • Housekeeping
  • Additional inclusions

Inclusions may be listed elsewhere on the page as free or for a surcharge.

Optional extras

Facility access costs USD 20 per accommodation, per night

Valet parking costs USD 49.50 per night with in/out privileges

Breakfast costs between USD 3 and USD 14 for adults, and USD 3 and USD 14 for children (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 50 per pet, per day

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Most helpful reviewsReviews are sorted based on what customers found most helpful and our recommendations

Very Good 8.4 From 983 reviews

Good 6.0
The property was decent. They try to charge you 45$ anight for parking but there are lots alllll over that charge 14$ flat rate so no need to fall into that trap. I read the review ahead of time about the rooms being very simple with no amenities. Very true. Bring your own EVERYTHING. No hair dryer, iron, etc. There was dried blood on my comforter and sheets. I woke up with the stains near my face and almost freaked out. I called downstairs and they came up to change my bedding. They apologized and said they usually check the rooms... usually is not often enough obviously. I asked if breakfast was included in the room and i was told NO.. however upon checking out i heard people talking about the free breakfast downstairs. Looks like I was misinformed. I had contacted the hotel before my trip to let them.know it was my honeymoon and i was very excited. I asked if there was any way we could check in early or check out late and the gentleman said of course he would put the request in for me as well as look into upgrading ohr room. However none of that happened nor was my honeymoon even recognized. There is a bar on the roof that is 35$ for two drinks. Wtf?! I had a 30$ credit so i took a bag of gummy bears from the mini bar. Upon check out they charged me 21$ for snacks... uuummm i dont think so..and i didnt take anything else. I had to insist they use my credit for this as they tried to tell me the candy was not eligible for my discount.. jeez talk about being petty.
us2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Amazing Hotel - 100% Stay Again
Unbelievable experience. I don't even know where to begin...I have honestly never received such amazing service from a hotel. The entire staff, from the person valet parking my car to the person checking me in were all amazing. Very friendly, upbeat and overall inviting. None of the awesome service seemed fake or put on and I can assure that I will most definitely stay at the hotel again. The location in prime! Right in the heart of downtown very close to Grand central market, perfect for breakfast in the morning. The hotel bar was also a nice addition to an already kick ass hotel. The room are super clean and very well put together. The beds are comfy, clean and I felt great staying there. I unfortunately don't remember any of the staff names but man was I happy I picked that hotel, I never write reviews or comment on anything really because of my busy work schedule but I really felt like I needed to put some time aside to comment on how awesome the service, staff working there, bedrooms and all in all big thumbs up, Hope you guys will always keep up such a great positive friendly attitude and make all your guest feel so welcome. Cheers - Pat.
Patrick , ca1 night trip
Poor 2.0
Abhorrent service. Stay away!!!
Absolutely terrible service. I wish I had read the other reviews before booking. Housekeeping was the worst -- continued to promise that they would service our room over the course of 5+ hours while my wife and newborn had to camp out in a public space. Then the next day, took the dirty towels and left none in return. Called desk to get towels and was told that they were very busy and that it was going to take some time. Management was made aware of both issues and did not apologize nor seem terribly concerned about inconveniencing us. Also -- restaurant was not open for breakfast at 7 as it was supposed to be during the week, only for brunch much later in the day. Asked to substitute potatoes on a room service item for a green vegetable and was told the kitchen does not do any substitutions. This place needs new management with a service orientation. I stay 30-50+ hotel nights a year. Will never return to this or any other Freehand based on this 5 night stay.
Michael, us5 night business trip
Good 6.0
Nice Hotel but Bad Customer Service
The Freehand is in a good downtown location, walking distance to great food and drinks. The room was a nice size with a comfortable bed. The bathroom was also plenty big and the water pressure from the shower was great but the shower curtain did stop at knee level so water went everywhere. Though the hotel was nice, our experience was a negative one because of bad customer service. We had drinks at the small lobby bar on our first night and had multiple issues. Please keep in mind, the bar was not crowded...5-8 small groups, mainly couples, and you had to order at the bar so the staff wasn't running around. Our first issue was the bartender's snarky response when we asked if she had a particular liquor...a simple "no" would have sufficed. Then, there was an additional $60 worth of someone else's drinks on our tab when we received our bill. We caught the error when we went to sign so we were able to get it credited right then. However, we then found a $200 charge on our card the next day. When we informed the front desk, he said the food & beverage manager would contact us that day but we never heard from them. We also informed the bar staff but they really could have cared less. Talk about great customer service! We canceled the card and finally received an email from the project accountant three days later, two days after we had checked out of the hotel. In all, our stay was $350/ would think, for that price, they would take better care of their guests.
us2 night trip with friends
Very Good 8.0
Nice hotel but service could use some improvements
Beautiful hotel and really excellent restaurant. My only trouble is with the service level. First, they couldn't find the reservation we had made via Once they sorted that, they placed us in a room that didn't match the res. we paid for. They rebounded by offering us an upgrade, which was nice. The room was beautiful, comfortable and perfect. Then, as a Silver VIP Hotels member, we were due $30 in beverage credit. They didn't specify or mention it to us, until we asked. Further they didn't specify it couldn't be used for room service. Fortunately, we were able to have it applied against that service after complaining. Overall, a great property, but the service level is just a beat off, especially for a hotel that falls somewhere closer to luxury than economy on the scale.
Daniel, us2 night trip

Freehand Los Angeles, Los Angeles

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