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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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This hostel is in a very convenient location in Downtown LA. I felt safe walking to it at night. The room was very small but clean.
Location is convenient. Design is outstanding. Rooms are clean and room service is doing a great job everyday. Rooftop with a bar and pool is great!
Since it’s downtown expect loud noises outside. And I’m not taking about cars and traffic. Two early mornings of my stay there were some sorts of protests with people yelling on speakers. Hard to get quality sleep.
Perfect location in downtown LA, it's a beautiful hotel where you are treated like any other full paying guest as one of the dorm-style members. Nicely decorated rooms with clean bathrooms and a fantastic rooftop bar! Much more comfortable and luxerious than most other hostels.
The system for the electronic keys had some issues which only seemed to affect my dorm room, this was a little annoying, but can't be helped. Also they don't really tell you about the included breakfast, you have to ask for it yourself.
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.
based on 6,743 reviews
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- Friendly atmosphere
- Comfortable beds
- Nice building
Policies vary by room type and provider.
FAQs when booking at Freehand Los Angeles
How do I get from the Los Angeles International Airport to the Freehand Los Angeles hotel?
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.
What sort of activities will I be able to enjoy at the Freehand Los Angeles hotel?
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.
What are the parking fees at the Freehand Los Angeles hotel?
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.
What are my options if I want to bring my pet with me to the Freehand Los Angeles hotel?
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.
How can I make sure my luggage is safe if I stay in a shared room at the Freehand Los Angeles hotel?
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.
How can I plan an event at the Freehand Los Angeles hotel?
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).
Where is Freehand Los Angeles located?
Freehand Los Angeles is located at 416 West 8th Street in Downtown, 5.5 km from the centre of Los Angeles. STAPLES Center is the closest landmark to Freehand Los Angeles.
When is check-in time and check-out time at Freehand Los Angeles?
Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 12:00 at Freehand Los Angeles.
Does Freehand Los Angeles offer free Wi-Fi?
Yes, Freehand Los Angeles offers free Wi-Fi.
Does Freehand Los Angeles offer free parking?
No, Freehand Los Angeles does not offer free parking.
Does Freehand Los Angeles offer free airport shuttle service?
No, Freehand Los Angeles does not offer free airport shuttle service.
How far is Freehand Los Angeles from the airport?
Freehand Los Angeles is 15.3 km from Hawthorne. Freehand Los Angeles is 18.1 km from Los Angeles.
Can you bring pets to Freehand Los Angeles?
Yes, Freehand Los Angeles is a pet-friendly hotel.
Does Freehand Los Angeles have a pool?
Yes, Freehand Los Angeles has a pool on-site.
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Most popular landmarks
- STAPLES Center 1 km
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- 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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