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Freehand Los Angeles

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416 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014-3002 See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Breakfast Available
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Room Service
4 Star accommodation
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Description
Freehand Los Angeles is the 3rd property in the expanding Freehand hotel collection from Sydell Group, featuring both shared and private rooms innovatively designed by Roman & Williams. The hotel is housed in More the historic Commercial Exchange Building in Downtown LA, and features upgraded amenities, enhanced bedding, room service, convenient valet and attentive bellman ready to give you a hand. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room Service
Air Conditioning
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Concierge
Dry Cleaning
Electric Vehicle Charging Station
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Wheelchair access
Breakfast included
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Luxury
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Hotel Style
Luxury
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
226
Price range
US$184 - US$461 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
United States > California > Los Angeles > Downtown / Central L.A
Location
Full view
100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
161Restaurantswithin 0.25 miles
29Attractionswithin 0.25 miles
Neighbourhood
Downtown
Downtown Los Angeles is a busy metropolis of towering buildings, bustling streets, and industrial warehouses. There is a distinct multiplicity of cultures here with a growing influx of business professionals and hipsters. Many call the evolution of Downtown over recent years gentrification. New lofts, bars, hotels and restaurants are popping up regularly. Downtown is home to some of the very best restaurants in the city leading the LA foodie scene, plus it is the location of cultural and sports venues including the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Staples Center, and the Coliseum at the University of Southern California.
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Dining (15)
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had to visit downtown LA for cosmetics convention and my stay at the Freehand was nice. The hotel has been totally remodeled with a boutique feel that also keeps the classic feel of the historic property. The elevators in the lobby are reminiscent of the...More

Thank Paul L
Response from ElizabethP3803, Manager at Freehand Los AngelesResponded 3 days ago

Hi Paul, thank you for the review and I am very glad you enjoyed your stay! Loved that you appreciated how remodeling down by the great team at Roman & Williams and how the kept the aesthetic charm of the old building. Until next time,...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2018

We had a business trip to LA and will not forget this place. It was absolutely fantastic. The place is just cool and the pool on the roof was rocking on Saturday afternoon. The staff were great and the food in the restaurant was excellent....More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We are on our way!!! We walked into the lobby with its "atmospheric" lighting (bring a torch!) to be greeted by the raucous noise of a live band sharing the bath tub.Stayed at the Freehand for 4 nights for Ashley H's 30th birthday. It is...More

Thank 16ellisk
Response from ElizabethP3803, Manager at Freehand Los AngelesResponded 5 days ago

Thanks POM POMS! We always appreciate the feedback and hope the rest of your travels are well. Elizabeth.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the concept of this hotel. Unique and homey - despite the office look from the outside. Facilities were quite good, inside and outside the room. The shared kitchen and dinning room were most useful, the hotel staff were super helpful, the bed was...More

Thank TravediaID
Response from ElizabethP3803, Manager at Freehand Los AngelesResponded 1 week ago

Dear TravediaID, thank you so much for the review and feedback! It's always helpful to hear about the full experience from our guests; to what they did like and what we can work on. I am super happy to hear about how you embraced our...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at the Freehand for 4 nights for sister’s 30th. It is advertised as a hotel, but is actually a hostel which is really run down. You will have bunk beds with lockers instead of wardrobes. They don’t have housekeeeping rooms are dirty and the...More

Thank Ashley H
Response from ElizabethP3803, Manager at Freehand Los AngelesResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Ashley, I am certainly sorry to hear your stay was below your expectations... we make it fairly clear (even through a third party booking site like BDC) that our rooms are bunk beds and laid out as such - so I do apologize for...More

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Riccardo F
11 June 2018|
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Response from ElizabethP3803 | Property representative |
Hello Aiken, We do offer valet parking at our hotel for the amount of $48.40 per night with unlimited in and out privileges. I hope this helps clarify any confusion. Cheers!
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mikepd_10
28 April 2018|
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Response from ErinW2392 | Property representative |
Hi Mike! Much like the other travelers have mentioned, I would also recommend taking the Flyaway bus from LAX to Union Station. You can pre-purchase your ticket on their website. I am unable to includ a link, but you can... More
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loldhams
18 March 2018|
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Response from loldhams | Reviewed this property |
yea. what i was getting at is EMPLOYERS are supposed to pay for their employees health insurance, not the customer. and since the prices were not cheap for the food I'm guessing that the management is just pocketing profits.
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"10/10 we loved the hotel"
16ellisk
5 days ago
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"stayed in two different types of rooms- both great. The corner rooms are amazing!"
pvtravels1
5 Sep 2018
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"Rooms probably get better the higher you go."
Cosmopolitan593806
25 Aug 2018
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"Top floor room away from elevator"
2Midwest
2 Aug 2018
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