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|Distance to city centre||5.5 km|
|Nearest airport||Los Angeles|
|Distance to airport||18.1 km|
|"Great location, amazing rooftop "party"."||(in 216 reviews)|
|"Best hostel I've ever stayed at."||(in 43 reviews)|
|"Super cool friendly staff."||(in 249 reviews)|
|"Hallways very dark."||(in 6 reviews)|
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|great location||in 308 reviews|
|hallways were dark||in 11 reviews|
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|roof top pool||in 234 reviews|
|rooftop bar||in 340 reviews|
|room was a bit small||in 65 reviews|
|room was small||in 316 reviews|
|staff was very nice||in 348 reviews|
The location was really easy to get to from LAX. After hearing mixed things about DTLA, I was pleasantly surprised by the area, lots going on, good transport links to places like Santa Monica, Echo Park, Silver Lake, Los Feliz etc and a huge Whole Foods store less than a 5 min walk away. The Freehand was exceptionally clean and the dorm beds were incredibly comfortable. Overall an excellent experience - I would stay here again!
Kitchen/Lounge in the basement was lacking in atmosphere could be improved by better lighting, sofas/more comfortable seating. Although the bathroom in the room was clean and stylish, I think they could be improved by a door that locked for some privacy (especially when sharing with strangers!) and a mat to step out on to after showering.. I also think improvements could be made to events/activities for people staying at The Freehand in the capacity of a hostel - with some specifically organised off site events, or events/activities specifically targeted at hostel, rather than hotel guests. I was travelling alone and I think this could have improved my stay in LA. But regardless, I was still very happy with my stay at the Freehand..
There’s a lovely rooftop
Beds were extremely comfortable. The hotel itself was gorgeous
Rooms ! Roof top ! Location!!
Parking was an issue and cost me an extra 25$ per day
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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- Nice building
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- STAPLES Center 1 km
- The Broad 1.2 km
- Little Tokyo 1.6 km
- California Science Center 4.2 km
- Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 4.3 km
- Griffith Observatory 9.1 km
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