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

What steps did you take following COVID-19?

We have enhanced our cleaning standard and hygiene procedures. Check out our Hygiene FAQs to discover more details for our properties.

What service changes are in place during COVID -19?

Due to the global pandemic, some venues and services may have been eliminated or scaled down for the safety of our guests and staff. Please contact the hotel should you have any questions or concerns.

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

How close are you to popular landmarks?
  • L.A. Live: 0.5 miles
  • Microsoft Theater: 0.6 miles
  • 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
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.

When can I check-in?

You can check-in from 3:00pm PST. Our front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to accommodate late arrivals. No need to rush!

When do I need to check-out?

Check out is at 12:00pm PST.

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.

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 will cost an average of $40 – $70, give or take a few depending on time of day.

Is there parking available at Freehand Los Angeles?

Valet Parking is available at the hotel. Overnight parking is $45 plus tax

What are the pool hours for swimming?

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

Are pool lounge chairs available to reserve?

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

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.

Is there a Fitness Center at Freehand Los Angeles?

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

Are there resort fees at Freehand Los Angeles?

Yes, the resort fee is $22 for private rooms and $5 for shared beds. All guests receive high speed Wi-Fi and rooftop priority – Broken Shaker!

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.

Does Freehand Los Angeles have Wi-Fi?

Yes! No password is needed, just pull up the login page on our website and enter your name and email address.

What is the cancellation policy?

All individual bookings made before 15th April 2020 and arriving before 15th June 2020 into all Freehand properties are subject to a flexible booking clause whereby bookings can be re-booked for any date before 30th December 2020. Please note that any modification to existing reservations will be subject to availability and any rate difference.

Any non-refundable individual bookings made after April 15th 2020 for all future dates will be subject to full terms and conditions as stipulated.

For group bookings, we ask organisers to either contact our Reservations Centre or to speak to their respective sales account managers

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 Facebook.  Also, feel free to stop by the front desk to learn more about what’s going on at Freehand Los Angeles.

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 $50 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.

Please visit our Front Desk for all dog parks and dog friendly restaurants within walking distance.

Long term stays - 30 nights or longer

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

Freehand Los Angeles

416 W. 8th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90014