Photos and Review by Oyster.com Investigators
The Redbury is an eclectic addition to Hollywood with homey touches.
With accents like Persian rugs and paisley wall paper, the Redbury at Hollywood and Vine -- designed by photographer Matthew Rolston -- is dark, hip, and eclectic. Homey, retro touches -- like a record player and vinyl records in each room -- add to the eclectic feel, and make the hotel feel welcoming. The hotel is both chic and functional; for example, rooms are very large, each has a private patio or balcony, and each has a kitchen area with a stovetop range and a pretty wood-block island with seating. The Capitol Records Tower is less than one block away, and the Avalon nightclub is located next door, although the hotel surprisingly isn’t noisy. The hotel is U-shaped, which provides a shady courtyard in the middle -- named Glade -- for events or parties. The Library (the hotel’s bar) and Cleo (the restaurant) are packed with both locals and guests, and their style and popularity could make you think you’re in a W hotel. If the large portraits of the Egyptian queen Cleopatra aren’t your thing, not to worry: The neighborhood has plenty of food options, in all price ranges.
In the heart of Hollywood, at a famous intersection
The famous intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street became known in the 1920s for the many radio and movie businesses nearby. Today, Capitol Records Tower is the extent of the corporate offices, but the glitz of Hollywood is all around, with many major sights within five minutes' driving distance. You could walk to many of the sights, but there is also a metro station at the intersection, which is shorter and more convenient.
The apartment-style rooms are some of the largest you will find in L.A., with a kitchen fully stocked with pots and dishes, and a wooden island with stool seating. The interior design has a European feel with a color palate of deep reds, turquoises, and greens, along with black lacquer canopy beds. But the old-world, bohemian feel isn't just a slick veneer -- The Redbury certainly has not cut any corners.
All rooms include:
Very few amenities, but there’s a stand-out restaurant
What the hotel lacks in amenities (no fitness center or spa on location) it makes up for with services. With a 24-hour concierge, the hotel can arrange in-room chef service, massages, yoga, or Pilates. The house car can also pick you up or drop you off within a three-mile radius of the hotel.
The Redbury at Hollywood and Vine is a chic, 57-room boutique with eclectic and homey apartment-style rooms (the hotel calls them flats). Guests can cook in their in-room kitchen, or enjoy either the Mediterranean restaurant, Cleo, downstairs, or Katsuya sushi half-a-block away (both menus can be ordered through "in-flat" dining). The location is ideal for seeing the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Grauman’s Chinese Theater, but the neighborhood is continuing to evolve, and some parts are still seedy.