First time to Freehand Los Angeles? Check out the answers to our most frequently asked questions below and if you’ve got any more, contact us and we’ll be happy to help you out!

Q. Where is Freehand Los Angeles located?

We’re located on the corner of 8th and Olive St. at 416 W. 8th St., Los Angeles, CA 90014

Q. How close are you to popular landmarks?

L.A. Live: 0.5 miles
Peacock Theater (formerly Microsoft Theater): 0.6 miles Arena (formerly Staples Center): 0.6 miles
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles: 0.8 miles
Union Station: 1.5 miles
Dodger Stadium: 2.2 miles
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles: 2.7 miles
L.A. Memorial Coliseum: 2.8 miles

Q. Can I pay by cash?

We do not accept cash payments and/or cash deposits at the Front Desk for room payment or incidental charges.

Q. Is there a deposit required to check-in?

A refundable deposit of $150 is required for all Private rooms and a refundable deposit of $50 is required for all beds.

Q. When do I need to check-out?

Check out is at 12:00pm PST.

Q. How old must I be to reserve a room at Freehand Los Angeles?

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.

Q. How do I get to the Freehand Los Angeles?

Public Transit ($)

You can get to and from LAX via the flyaway bus. This runs every half hour during the peak times of the day and every hour during the slower times (i.e. overnight). The bus picks-up and drops-off at Union Station and is $9 each way. To get to/from Union Station to the Hotel, use the 7th St. Metro Center Station and take a short walk to the hotel. The shuttle picks up outside each terminal at LAX.

Taxi/Uber ($$)

A Taxi or Uber ride from LAX will cost an average of $40 – $70, give or take a few depending on time of day.

Q. Is there parking available at Freehand Los Angeles?

24-hour valet parking is available at the hotel. Overnight parking charge is $59.40 (includes tax).

Q. What are the pool hours for swimming?

The pool is open for swimming from 12pm to sundown daily.

Please note that tables and lounge chairs are on a first come/first serve basis with a 2-hour time limit during the summer for pool lounge chairs and $65 minimum spend in the pool chairs for non-hotel guests.

Q. Are pool lounge chairs available to reserve?

No, pool chairs are on a first/come – first/serve basis.

Q. What is it like in a Shared Room?

At check-in, you are assigned a bunk and a corresponding locker. There may be up to 7 other people sharing the room with you dependent on the room category. The bathroom (one shower, one sink, one toilet) is located within the room. Bath amenities are not included in the room.

Q. Is there a Fitness Center at Freehand Los Angeles?

Yes, there is a 24-hour Fitness Center available to all registered guests.

Q. Are there facility fees at Freehand Los Angeles?

Yes, the resort fee is $26 for private rooms and $7 for shared beds plus tax per day. All guests receive high speed Wi-Fi and rooftop priority – Broken Shaker!

Q. Does Freehand Los Angeles provide lockers?

Each bunk has a locker paired with it. We recommend bringing your own lock, however if you forgot one, padlocks will be available for sale at the front desk. Private rooms will have a safe.

Q. Does Freehand Los Angeles have Wi-Fi?

Yes, and it’s always free. No password is needed, just log in with your name and email address.

Q. What kind of activities/events are available at Freehand Los Angeles?

For info on the latest Freehand happenings visit our calendar page or check us out on Instagram. Also, feel free to stop by the front desk to learn more about what’s going on at Freehand Los Angeles.

Q. Are pets welcome at Freehand Los Angeles?

We are dog friendly! Dogs that are 75 lbs or less are welcome at the hotel, for guests staying in private rooms. There is a one time fee of $75 plus tax per stay if you bring your dog. For guests staying in our shared rooms, dogs are not allowed. We do not accept any other pets and there is a limit of one dog per room.
Please visit our Front Desk for all dog parks and dog friendly restaurants within walking distance.

Q. Long term stays – 30 nights or longer

If you would like to stay 30 nights or longer, please contact us directly at:

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416 W. 8TH ST.