Freehand Los Angeles

416 West 8th Street, Los Angeles Area, CA, USA
Downtown

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18.5
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  • Rooms18.5
  • Public Spaces19
  • Service18
  • Overall18.5
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Hotel Description

We’re not saying Miami and Chicago were warm-up acts, necessarily. They’re big cities, and major destinations in their own right. But Los Angeles is the big stage — and when a mini-chain like Freehand chooses downtown L.A. as a location for its third hotel, the anticipation tends to run high.

Follow the enormous neon “Commercial Exchange” sign — at 12 stories, the largest in the city — to a historic, renovated office building, once the home of Edgar Rice Burroughs’s publishing company. There’s a suite named after him on the top floor of the building with unbeatable panoramic views of DTLA. (If you’re looking for something smaller and cozier, stay in a king room, studio, or suite. You’ll still have great views, and you can take in the full panorama from the rooftop pool.)

Bringing a group of friends or a big family? Try the shared rooms with bunk beds — trust us, they offer a lot more privacy than your college dorm room ever did. But no matter the room you choose, the decor here is homey and very L.A.: Roman & Williams outfitted these generous guestrooms with dark woods and cream walls, big windows with plenty of light, and Angeleno artwork hanging on the walls.

The Freehand team worked to make their newest property the full L.A. experience, but they made an exception by bringing along the Broken Shaker cocktail bar that’s become beloved in Miami and Chicago (and racked up a few prizes as well, including a James Beard Award finalist spot). Combined with the buzz building around the hotel restaurant, The Exchange, named for that neon sign and featuring food from local chef Alex Chang, we expect you’ll find a lot of locals hanging around — and that’s always a good sign.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 226 Rooms
  • Style: Contemporary Classic
  • Atmosphere: Happening

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • Adjoining rooms
  • ATM/bank office
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Golf nearby
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Offsite gym facilities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Rooftop terrace bar
  • Room service
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wine tours nearby

Need to Know

All facilities, except for the lobby and gym, will be closed until further notice. Guests have to wear masks whenever in public areas. The rooftop and bar will re-open on June 24, 2020. All guests must be 18 years old to check in. Valid ID and credit card required at check-In with matching name. The credit card used to secure a nonrefundable booking must be present at check-in. Guest will be responsible for any damages to rooms. Pets will be allowed with a non-refundable cleaning fee. COVID safety measures may impact hotel services and fulfillment of certain Tablet Plus privileges. Please contact Customer Service for more information prior to your arrival.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diner's Club, Japan Credit Bureau, China UnionPay

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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  • Cozy King

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 225 ft²/20 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

  • Private Quad - 4 Twin Beds

    • Fits 4 people
    • 1 Single/Twin Bed
    • 270 ft²/25 m².
    Amenities

    Views: courtyard, partial courtyard, partial street or city.

    This room includes:

    • Argon bath amenities
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • crib (on request)
    • Our Private Quad accommodates 4 guests
    • stand up shower
    • wake up service
  • Private Premium Quad

    • Fits 4 people
    • 270 ft²/25 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • 4 Twin Beds
    • rain shower
  • Superior King - Skyline View

    • Fits 3 people but not more than 2 adults
    • 1 King Bed
    • 310 ft²/28 m².
    Amenities

    Views: city.

    This room includes:

    • Argon bath amenities
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • laptop safe
    • minibar
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Superior King City View

    • Fits 3 people but not more than 2 adults
    • 1 King Bed
    • 310 ft²/28 m².
    Amenities

    Views: street, partial street or city.

    This room includes:

    • Argon bath amenities
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • laptop safe
    • minibar
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Private 6 Bed Room - 6 Twin Beds

    • Fits 6 people
    • 1 Single/Twin Bed
    • 329 ft²/30 m².
    Amenities

    Views: partial courtyard, street, partial street or city.

    This room includes:

    • Argon bath amenities
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • crib (on request)
    • Our Private Super Six accommodates 6 guests
    • stand up shower
    • wake up service
  • Deluxe King - Corner Studio

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 480 ft²/44 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iron
    • minibar
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • working desk
  • Private 8 Bedroom - 8 Twin Beds

    • Fits 6 people
    • 1 Single/Twin Bed
    • 565 ft²/52 m².
    Amenities

    Views: partial courtyard, street, partial street or city.

    This room includes:

    • Argon bath amenities
    • carpeted floor
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • crib (on request)
    • Our Private Super Eight accommodates 8 guests
    • stand up shower
    • wake up service
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • Adjoining rooms
  • ATM/bank office
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Golf nearby
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Offsite gym facilities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Rooftop terrace bar
  • Room service
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wine tours nearby

Need to Know

All facilities, except for the lobby and gym, will be closed until further notice. Guests have to wear masks whenever in public areas. The rooftop and bar will re-open on June 24, 2020. All guests must be 18 years old to check in. Valid ID and credit card required at check-In with matching name. The credit card used to secure a nonrefundable booking must be present at check-in. Guest will be responsible for any damages to rooms. Pets will be allowed with a non-refundable cleaning fee. COVID safety measures may impact hotel services and fulfillment of certain Tablet Plus privileges. Please contact Customer Service for more information prior to your arrival.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diner's Club, Japan Credit Bureau, China UnionPay

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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