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Freehand Los Angeles

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Sun deck
Property entrance
View from room
2 bars/lounges, rooftop bar, lobby lounge
King | 1 bedroom, Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, pillow-top beds

Overview of Freehand Los Angeles

Freehand Los Angeles

4.0 star property

7.6/10 Good

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
416 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA, 90014

Guests rated this location 4.0/10

Explore the area

  • Popular Arena15 min walk
  • Popular LocationWalt Disney Concert Hall17 min walk
  • Popular LocationLos Angeles Convention Center17 min walk
  • AirportLos Angeles, CA (LAX-Los Angeles Intl.)31 min drive

Room options

About this area

Los Angeles

Freehand Los Angeles is located in Downtown Los Angeles, a neighbourhood in Los Angeles, and is near a metro station. Melrose Avenue and Rodeo Drive are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's popular attractions can visit Universal Studios Hollywood and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Arena or Los Angeles Convention Center. Guests appreciate the hotel's central location.

What's nearby

  • Orpheum Theatre - 4 min walk
  • U.S. Bank Tower - 10 min walk
  • Arena - 15 min walk
  • Walt Disney Concert Hall - 17 min walk
  • Los Angeles Convention Center - 17 min walk

Getting around

  • Los Angeles Cal State Station - 8 min drive
  • 7th Street - Metro Center Station - 8 min walk
  • Los Angeles Intl. (LAX) - 31 min drive


  • Shibumi - 1 min walk
  • Cognoscenti Coffee - 2 min walk
  • Mochinut - 2 min walk
  • Shake Shack - 1 min walk
  • Good Clean Fun - 2 min walk

About this property

Freehand Los Angeles

4-star hotel near Arena
Close to Los Angeles Convention Center, Freehand Los Angeles provides a poolside bar, a rooftop terrace and shopping on site. Be sure to enjoy a meal at any of the 3 on-site restaurants, which feature local and international cuisine and a poolside location. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a cafe and dry cleaning/laundry services.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • An outdoor pool with sunloungers and pool umbrellas
  • Valet parking (surcharge), express check-out and multilingual staff
  • A lift, smoke-free property and tour/ticket information
  • Concierge services, luggage storage and a front desk safe
  • Guest reviews speak well of the dining options, bar and central location
Room features
All 226 rooms offer comforts such as premium bedding and air conditioning, in addition to perks such as free WiFi. Guest reviews highly rate the cleanliness rooms at the property.
More amenities include:
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding, Egyptian cotton sheets and pillowtop mattresses
  • Rainfall showers, designer toiletries and hairdryers
  • Smart TVs with cable channels
  • Heating and daily housekeeping


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Valet parking on site (USD 56 per night)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • 3 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 2 bars/lounges and 1 poolside bar

Restaurants on site

  • The Exchange Restaurant
  • Broken Shaker
  • Rudolph's Bar & Tea
  • Cafe Integral

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness centre
  • Outdoor pool
  • Shopping

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool


  • Lift
  • Front-desk safe
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Business services

  • A meeting room


  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Rooftop terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • Lift
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • At least 80% of lighting from LEDs
  • Smoke-free property
  • Vegan dining options
  • Vegetarian dining options
  • Water dispenser

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Heating (climate-controlled)
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding


  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower


  • TV channels
  • Smart TV


  • Bulk dispenser for toiletries
  • Water-efficient showers only
  • Water-efficient toilets only

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - midnight


Check-out before noon
Express check-out available

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 75 per pet, per stay
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Welcoming dogs only
1 per room (up to 75 lb per pet)
Specific rooms only, restrictions apply; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
1 child, up to the age of 17 years, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Payment types at the property

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 150.00 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Valet parking fee: USD 56 per night
  • Pet fee: USD 75 per pet, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Property is 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

Frequently asked questions

Does Freehand Los Angeles have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.

How much does it cost to stay at ?

As of 21 Mar 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at on 9 Apr 2023 start from RM 565.21, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Freehand Los Angeles pet-friendly?

Yes, this property allows dogs (limit 1 per room) with a maximum weight of up to 75 lb per pet. There's a fee of USD 75 per pet, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much is parking at Freehand Los Angeles?

Valet parking is available for USD 56 per night.

What time is check-in at Freehand Los Angeles?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - midnight.

What time is check-out at Freehand Los Angeles?

Checkout is at noon.

Where is Freehand Los Angeles located?

Located in Downtown Los Angeles, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Eastern Columbia Building and Arena. Los Angeles Convention Center and University of Southern California are also within 3 miles (5 km). 7th Street - Metro Center Station is 8 minutes by foot and Pershing Square Station is 9 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Freehand Los Angeles and receive a full refund?

Yes, Freehand Los Angeles offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Freehand Los Angeles cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.




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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




4/10 Poor

Joseph, Chicago

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Staff & service
Beautifully redecorated; the rooftop bar was great. No service at the bar in the lobby is a problem. No food service in the a.m. is a problem as well. The room was beautiful but it was like sleeping in the street. Terribly noisy. Skid row is around the corner. When valeting my car, my conversation kept getting interrupted by a homeless person who was having a mental health episode. Properties across the street are derelict.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2023

2/10 Terrible


Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Amenities
The lobby area is nice, however I had a terrible experience in the shared room, guy raised his voice twice on another guy, felt tension and felt uncomfortable. There is no laundry

6/10 Okay


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Disliked: Amenities
Good but very noisy and no smart tv like it says in description

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 4 nights in Mar 2023

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
The rooms were great. I stayed in 2. Only because the first one was on the 5th floor and I could hear all the noise outside, as if I was outside. They moved me up to the 9th floor and it was better. I wish they would spend money on new mattresses and pillows. Both rooms had hard mattress and flat pillows. I would suggest cocking the windows, if not replacing the glass. A good night's sleep is very important to me, and I can't sleep because it is so noisy, I will not stay again. Super cute hotel. Love the decor everywhere. The rooftop is great! Didn't get to enjoy it at night, but I was great during the day.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2023

2/10 Terrible


Travelled with family, Travelled with partner
Disliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This property was recommended for us as part of a large group coming into LA for a wedding. I would never have chosen it otherwise. It was a horrible place in many ways. It is considered a "boutique hotel" so if that's your thing, great. I personally don't appreciate the stench of pot vaping in every hallway, vomit in the elevator, drag racing and bar fights in the street at 3 am, explosions (yes, still not sure what that was all about), sirens, etc. Another family friend/guest witnessed a homeless mentally ill person sitting at the bar in the "lobby" area scream, fall out of his seat and pull a knife out of his backpack. Police were called. Homeless and drug seekers everywhere at street level. I'm from NY and have stayed in a lot of neighborhoods there and never felt as much unease. I couldn't wait to check out and head to a different hotel for the last night of our visit. Our poor niece brought her toddler to this place. So many of the wedding guests felt the same. Aside from all the above- staff was aloof, lighting was purposely dim, lack of space in room, tiny bathroom, no top sheet on bed, stains on comforter, bed uncomfortable, smelly towels, no mini fridge, why would you stay here after this review? So many nicer places downtown for the same or lower price. Stay away!
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2023

10/10 Excellent

Eng Jian

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Everything is good and definitely worth the money.
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2023

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I loved my stay!! Will be back soon!
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2023

6/10 Okay


Old fashioned middle of the city cool rooftop expensive drinks
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2023

6/10 Okay

Faisal, Cerritos

Liked: Property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Amenities
I booked a bed in a quad room at this hotel for one night, as I was in town for a concert that was a few blocks away. I came into a room that smelled because of the guys already there, and two of them had dirty clothes and stuff all over the ground. Sigh. Instead of using the lockers, they were living out of their suitcases on the ground, and there is no other storage location on the room, which is already very small. Anyways, what I didn't like on the hotel side: no toiletries provided and I had to go ask at the front desk for them, only one towel in my locker, no washcloth towel, no slippers as stated in the listing, and only one thin blanket on the bed, not even a flat sheet, which is kind of weird. I ended up being child that night when I slept and did not have a good night. Doubtful that I would stay here again.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2023