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Freehand Los Angeles

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1413 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

Created for a new generation of travellers, Freehand Los Angeles is truly one of a kind hotel located in Downtown L.A., with spacious suites, hotel rooms and premium shared rooms thoughtfully designed by Roman & Williams. The property also features a rooftop pool and bar, a full-service restaurant, a lobby bar, fitness centre and retail shop.

Freehand Los Angeles is housed in the iconic Commercial Exchange building in L.A.s vibrant Downtown neighbourhood. The property is walking distance to unique attractions, restaurants, bars and nightlife, offering both shared and private rooms designed by acclaimed design firm, Roman & Williams.

226 brand new private and shared rooms designed by Roman & Williams
Guest Rooms feature large windows and city views
Walking Distance to Metro station, fashion and financial districts, LA Live, and the best bars and nightlife in Downtown LA
Rooftop Pool & Bar with 360 degree views of Downtown L.A
Full service restaurant offering an eclectic menu reflecting the flavors of multicultural Los Angeles
Rooftop Pool Deck with city views, home to the Broken Shaker bar
24 hr Fitness Center
Free Wi-Fi

Taxes not included - occupancy tax 15.70 % per person per night
Facility Fee: an additional fee of $26 + taxes per night for a private room or $7 + taxes per night per person for shared accomodations will be charged on arrival.

Freehand Los Angeles Policies & Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 48 hours before arrival.

Check in from 15:00 to 23:00 .
Check out before 12:00 .

Payment upon arrival by credit cards, debit cards.
This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival.
Upon check we require a deposit $50 for our hostel rooms and a deposit of $150 for our private rooms. The deposit would need to be on a valid debit or credit card.

24 hour Reception.
Guests must be at least 18 years of age to book a room.
Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and booked in a private room.
No curfew.
Pet friendly. (King rooms only)
Non smoking.
Locks for lockers are not provided.

Reviews & Ratings

1413 Total Reviews
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Latest Reviews

Mar 24, 2023
The hostel was not at it looked like in the pictures. The room was too small for 4 people. The beds didn´'t have blankets, just one bed sheet. The room didn't have a window, so it was not possible to change the air. In the space in the entrance for sitting and sharing was not able to eat or drink things from outside, just what you buy there. The kitchen for eating your food was a really depresing space, with no windows, in the basement, with no music, not good facilities.
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Female, 31-40
Mar 21, 2023
It’s a great hotel. Rooms are little tiny, and just a heads up: if it’s raining the rooftop/pool bar is closed (pretty much the reason we booked it) but I took my buddy who has a deep seeded hatred for anything “hippy” related (hostels included) and he loved it. Now he’s sold on hostels. I’ve stayed in dozens of hostels all around he world and this is one of (if not, the best) one I’ve stayed in the USA.
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Male, 31-40
Mar 19, 2023
It feels like a hotel, the rooms and facilities were the nicest I have ever seen, it was safe and very clean, l liked the gym and the pool, that being said, it lacks atmosphere, the weekly bulletin was empty, didn’t look like it had ever been used, it seemed like everyone at the bar was an Engineer, Doctor or very successful in their profession (still had a really fun night with them), the owners must consider hosting events or meet and greets, it’s challenging but not impossible for people to have fun here
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Male, 25-30


  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Towels Included
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Wheelchair Friendly
    • Security Lockers
    • Swimming Pool
    • Key Card Access
    • Common Room
    • Elevator
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Fitness Centre
    • Air Conditioning
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Hot Showers
    • Utensils
    • Dryer
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Reading Light
    • Outdoor Swimming Pool
    • Hair Dryers
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Luggage Storage
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
    • Express check-in / out
  • Food & Drink

    • Restaurant
    • Bar
    • Meals Available
    • Cafe
  • Entertainment

    • Nightclub
    • Wi-Fi



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