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1 room, 2 adults

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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  • Lovely hotel very friendly helpful staff..but became an absolute zoo on Friday and…Feb. 24, 2020
  • Loved the hotel, location, atmosphere. Overall great stay! Definitely recommend. Feb. 21, 2020

Freehand Los Angeles, Los Angeles

from $266 CAD
  • 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)
  • Deluxe King - Corner Studio
  • 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 - 18 min walk
  • Orpheum Theatre - 4 min walk
  • Pershing Square - 6 min walk

Getting around

  • Los Angeles, CA (LAX-Los Angeles Intl.) - 28 min drive
  • Hawthorne, CA (HHR-Hawthorne Municipal) - 20 min drive
  • Burbank, CA (BUR-Bob Hope) - 30 min drive
  • Santa Monica, CA (SMO-Santa Monica Municipal) - 14 min drive
  • Long Beach, CA (LGB-Long Beach Municipal) - 27 min drive
  • Los Angeles Cal State Station - 8 min drive
  • Los Angeles Union Station - 8 min drive
  • Glendale Transportation Center - 9 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 time 3:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out
An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others


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


  • Pets allowed *

  • 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
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Free reception
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free pool cabanas
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Pool sun loungers
  • 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
  • Roll-in shower
  • 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)
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • 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

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.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

For traveler safety, the following measures are in place: social distancing measures are in place; contactless check-in and check-out are available; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; an acrylic shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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.

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

Service animals exempt from fees

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.

FAQs for Freehand Los Angeles, Los Angeles

  • Is there a pool at Freehand Los Angeles?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Freehand Los Angeles?
    Yes, pets are welcome, with a maximum weight of 50 lbs per pet. There's a charge of USD 50 per pet, per day, and there's also a deposit of USD $50 per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
  • Is parking offered at Freehand Los Angeles?
    Yes. Valet parking costs USD 49.50 per night.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Freehand Los Angeles?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM to midnight. Check-out time is noon.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Freehand Los Angeles?
    Yes, there are 3 onsite restaurants. Nearby restaurants include Colori Kitchen (1-min walk), Chicas Tacos (2-min walk), and Uncle John's Cafe (3-min walk).

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.2 From 1,070 reviews

Good 6.0
Hidden fees
There is a hidden cost they add on at the end. Apparently it’s for pool maintenance and because it’s a historic building. Even though it’s not considerable, it left a bad impression on us. Aside from that, the place is nice. Good location, and great rooftop bar. Just wished they would be more transparent with their clients.
Monika, ca1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Love this hotel. After staying in NYC, I decided to stay at the LA location and it was fabulous. The service was great. The room was great. And the food was healthy and excellent.
Ayelet, ca1 night business trip
Very Good 8.0
Very unique boutique hotel
It is definitely a boutique hotel, made for 20 and 30 somethings. Great welcoming area, hotel rooms are way to small but nice. Beautiful bar on the roof, hallways are quite dark and could be used for a scene or two in horror movie:) Great location in the downtown,
Konstantin, ca1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great Downtown Hotel
Great downtown location, close to the highways for travel and the metro. Rooms were great and the atmosphere at the hotel was great.
ca3 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Wonderful First Stay in LA
The Freehand LA was great. From check in to check out. The front desk staff were knowledgeable and kind about both the immediate area as well as LA as a whole. The hotel offers multiple dining and drinking options and all are great. The rooftop pool caters to guests as they ensure all hotel guests are able to sit on poolside loungers (when not occupied by other hotel guests, then it is a first come first serve basis). The room was clean, spacious and comfortable. Our bed choice was a king and it was comfortable, like sleeping at home. The room even had a window side seating area. Overall it was a great stay and I highly recommend the Freehand for stays in downtown LA
Justin, ca3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Will stay again
Fantastic place!
John, caBusiness trip
Exceptional 10.0
LA Weekend Trip
Stayed at Freehand for the All-Star weekend. Pleasantly surprised by the quaint and cool room decor, bunkbeds are also very comfortable. The atmosphere of the building, lobby, and bar is fantastic. Would definitely recommend for friends (choose the private quad as you get a private bathroom)!
Claudia, caTrip with friends
Good 6.0
Good stay but could be far better next time!!
There was confusion on the site as to what room I got. Had no idea I was sharing a room. However it worked out. Yet very disappointed with no phone in room,no hangers,no iron board, no towel hanger In bathrooms, It should he the right for all patrons to call the front desk and make request or have issues delt with etc
Oneil, ca3 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
A round of applause for the Freehand
I stayed in an 8 person dorm style room, which had two Bathrooms, and the beds were super comfy. the room has lockers for your belongings so don't forget to take a block along with you. The location is perfect being read downtown in a short walk to everything including the Metro link bus and train terminals. Lots of options for food and beverage around weather the Whole Foods Market public away is your thing or the main floor restaurant or even the broken shaker Lounge up on the rooftop next to the pool area. You won't be disappointed a matter which one you choose or where you go. I would definitely gladly stay here again and I'm planning on doing so on my next trip back to Los Angeles.
david, ca5 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
New and clean af. Everything was perfect. E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G
ca6 night trip

Freehand Los Angeles, Los Angeles

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