|"Superb location in Downtown LA."||(in 29 reviews)|
|"Amazing rooftop pool!"||(in 170 reviews)|
|"Amazing hostel lots of character."||(in 60 reviews)|
|"Parking was a nightmare."||(in 31 reviews)|
|"It's covid so no breakfast."||(in 67 reviews)|
|""fancy hotel, bunk beds confy.""||(in 17 reviews)|
|rooftop bar||in 588 reviews|
|great location||in 558 reviews|
|friendly staff||in 516 reviews|
|roof top pool||in 396 reviews|
|free breakfast||in 282 reviews|
|room was small||in 174 reviews|
|best hostel||in 152 reviews|
|bunk beds||in 144 reviews|
|amazing view||in 116 reviews|
|parking was very expensive||in 78 reviews|
|close to the metro||in 62 reviews|
|downtown la||in 57 reviews|
|santa monica||in 20 reviews|
Some of the people in my room weren’t the best.
The location was AMAZING. I absolutely loved the commodities and the ambience. The staff was so helpful too and I appreciate helping me when I needed it.
The beds and the room. The bunk beds were soo small so it was hard to get comfy. I was on a small vacation so I didn't like the space. Since there hardly was any.
Breakfast was little Toast and a muffin No butter
Awful service, Area not safe and staff could care less
The rooftop was beautiful
- staff could care less about service - rooms are soooooo tiny - you hear everything from slamming doors to talking in other rooms - it's a hostel as well with shared rooms on every floor - people can smoke inside the rooms so it smells - security is not there abs bums get into the hotel - elevators don't work - had to take the stairs almost every time - didn't feel safe in the neighborhood - save your money and do not stay here. I wish I didn't.
3 Nights at the very new Freehand Los Angeles
Everything was so new and clean, and nice. The hotel lobby bar and restaurant were beautiful. The staff were all extremely friendly. I loved the beds in the hostel style room I stayed in—would stay in them over sharing double beds with friends/family any day. Wish more hotels used this option.
Wish there were more smaller towels in the room for washing face, drying hands, to put on floor after shower, etc. Some facilities and amenities not open or fully functional yet (but should be soon), wish locks for hostel room lockers were provided, instead of charged for.
Los Angeles Hotels Freehand Los Angeles is housed in the historic Commercial Exchange building, hotel in downtown Los Angeles and is truly one-of-a-kind, featuring premium hotel rooms, suites, and shared accommodations with interiors designed by Roman & Williams. Offering upgraded amenities including enhanced room service, bedding, convenient valet, and attentive bellman ready to give a hand.
All rooms are designed by Roman and Williams and feature comfortable linens, bedding, and en-suite bathrooms. Whether vacationing or "staycationing", the accommodations will provide a practical home away from home.
Freehand Los Angeles combines international flavors with local culture to bring a unique food & beverage experience. Cafe Integral is a great start to the day with fine coffee from Nicaragua and a variety of fresh juices and teas. The Bar Lab team with the main restaurant, The Exchange, Rudolph’s Bar & Tea hotel lobby bar, and the rooftop oasis, Broken Shaker.
Guests can take advantage of the many amenities including 24 Hour Front Desk and Security, Multilingual Staff, Convenient and Affordable Parking, and a Rooftop Pool for guests to swim and catch some sun.
A variety of dining options will keep guests moving. The Broken Shaker is a rooftop bar for those who want to keep out in the sun. Rudolph’s Bar & Tea in the lobby, Café Integral offering specialty coffee, and The Exchange, which is a full-service restaurant for guests to enjoy a meal, there is something for everyone.
Complimentary for guests, Wi-Fi service is available, as well as a guest lounge and daily housekeeping. A fitness center available keeps guests on their fitness routine, and guests love the practicality of walking distance to local restaurants, bars, markets, and pharmacy.
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Policies vary by room type and provider.
If you are looking to use public transport to travel from the airport to your accommodation, get on board the FlyAway bus, which leaves from outside every terminal and goes to Union Station for a fare of $9 each way. From the station, take the Red metro line heading in the direction of North Hollywood, get off 3 stops later at the 7th St Metro Center station, and the hotel will then be a 5min walk away. Alternatively, you can get a taxi, which will take you to the hotel within 30min to 1h with a one-way taxi fare ranging between $50 and $70, depending on traffic conditions.
The hotel organizes weekly music events such as Vibe & Tings, which features Jamaican and dancehall music every Monday from 6:00 pm at the Rooftop and Sunday afternoon music sessions with the hotel’s resident DJ. If you are looking for some exercise, you can join the Yoga Sculpt with The Main Barre class, which is on every Saturday at 11:30 am on the Rooftop. For drink specials, head to Natural Wine Wednesdays or Happy Hour at Rudolph’s from 4:00 pm every Wednesday.
If you are looking at driving to the hotel and prefer parking on-site, you can make use of the valet parking service, which costs $49.50 per night and includes in-and-out privileges. Alternatively, there is a parking garage located next door at 808 S Olive St where you can self-park for a more economical nightly rate; however, this option does not include multiple entries.
Pets are welcome to stay with you and there are no restrictions as to their size or weight. A pet fee of $50 applies per stay and per pet and upon arrival, the staff will be happy to give you information on all dog parks in the area, as well as pet friendly services.
If you are looking at sharing a room, you will be assigned on arrival a bunk bed and your very own corresponding locker, which is located inside the room. Please note that you need to bring your own padlock to lock it; however, you can also purchase one from reception if needed.
The hotel has 7 different spaces that can be used to organize an event, with a maximum capacity of 96 guests in the one space. Whether you’re organizing a business or social event, catering can be provided through the Special Events Menu, which offers brunch, lunch and dinner options, as well as a cocktail reception choice. The hotel’s staff will help you organize all the details of your event, which will be tailored as per your preferences. (Prices checked 10/07/19).
Freehand Los Angeles is located at 416 West 8th Street in Downtown Los Angeles, 3.4 miles from the centre of Los Angeles. STAPLES Center is the closest landmark to Freehand Los Angeles.
Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 12:00 at Freehand Los Angeles.
Yes, Freehand Los Angeles offers free Wi-Fi.
No, Freehand Los Angeles does not offer free parking.
No, Freehand Los Angeles does not offer free airport shuttle service.
Freehand Los Angeles is 9.5 miles from Hawthorne. Freehand Los Angeles is 11.2 miles from Los Angeles.
Yes, Freehand Los Angeles has a pool on-site.