No on-site fitness center (free access to nearby gym available)
No on-site spa (in-room spa treatments available)
Overnight parking costs per night
The Redbury at Hollywood and Vine is a bohemian-chic boutique with 57 homey, eclectically designed suites. Guests can cook in their in-room kitchen, pop downstairs to Cleo, the Middle Eastern restaurant, walk half a block for sushi at Katsuya (both menus can be ordered for 24-hour in-room dining). The location is ideal for seeing the Hollywood Walk of Fame and TCL Chinese Theater (formerly, and more famously, known as Grauman’s Chinese Theater), but the neighborhood is continuing to evolve, and some parts are still seedy. Guests wanting a pool (something The Redbury lacks, along with a spa) could try The Hollywood Roosevelt, which has one of the largest pools in L.A.
Designed by photographer Matthew Rolston, Redbury at Hollywood and Vine is dark, hip, and eclectic, with accents like Persian rugs and paisley wall paper. The hotel is both chic and functional; for example, rooms are very large, and each has a record player with vinyl records, a private patio or balcony, and a kitchen area with stovetop range and pretty wood-block island with seating. The Capitol Records Tower is less than one block away, and Avalon Hollywood is located next door (despite this proximity to a nightclub, the hotel is surprisingly quiet). The hotel is U-shaped, which provides a shady courtyard in the middle, perfect for events or parties. The Library (the hotel’s bar) and Cleo (the hotel's restaurant) are packed with both guests and locals.
In the heart of Hollywood, at a famous intersection
The intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street rose to fame 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 (Hollywood and Vine metro station) at the intersection, which is shorter and more convenient.
One-minute walk to the Capitol Records Tower
Six-minute drive to TCL Chinese Theater (formerly known as Grauman’s Chinese Theater)
Six-minute drive to the Hollywood Bowl
Seven-minute drive to Universal Studios
16-minute drive to Griffith Observatory and the Greek Theatre
European-style suites with kitchens, offbeat (but high-end) decor, and plenty of space
All rooms at The Redbury are apartment-style suites, some of the largest you will find in L.A. The interior design has a European feel with a color palette of deep reds, dark greens, and marigold, along with black lacquer canopy beds with pillow-topped mattresses (but floor-to-ceiling windows keep the space feeling light and fresh). But the Old World, bohemian feel isn't just a slick veneer -- The Redbury certainly has not cut any corners. Every room features a record player, vinyl record collection, private patio or balcony, and kitchen fully stocked with pots, pans, dishes, a gas stovetop, and a wooden work island with stool seating. All rooms feature 40- to 46-inch flat-screen LCD TVs with lots of channels, including HBO and Showtime, and DVD players with DVR (recording) capabilities. Bathrooms have bathrobes and walk-in showers with dark tiling.
There are five main room types. Vine, Highland, and Sunset Suites are all 750 square feet, with a king bed separated from the living area by TV and dresser. Vine Suites offer views of the Hollywood Sign and Capitol Records Tower, while Sunset Suites overlook the courtyard and Highland Suites have a (not-so-special) view of the Avalon nightclub next door. The 850-square-foot Hollywood Premiere Suite is a one-bedroom suite with king bed (more separated from the living space than the Vine, Highland, and Sunset Suites), convertible sofa bed, and two flat-screen TVs. The Redbury Signature Suite is a 1020-square-foot, two-bedroom suite (one bedroom with king bed, one bedroom with queen bed) with two bathrooms, a balcony overlooking the Walk of Fame, and three flat-screen TVs.
Very few amenities, but Redbury's restaurant and service are stand-outs
What the hotel lacks in amenities (no fitness center, pool, 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. In-room spa treatments such as massages, mani/pedis, and hair/makeup services are available from Ciel Spa. The house BMW can also pick you up or drop you off within a three-mile radius of the hotel (guests wanting the full spa experience can use this service to go to Ciel Spa in person). Hotel guests get free access to 24 Hour Fitness, a neighborhood gym about a 10-minute walk away.
Redbury's on-site Cleo restaurant serves mezze and small plates. The very popular Japanese restaurant Katsuya Hollywood (also owned by The Redbury's parent company, SBE) is located half a block away and serves sushi in Philippe Starke-designed space. Room service from both the on-site Cleo and the nearby Katsuya Hollywood is available 24 hours a day. The Library bar and lounge and Glade outdoor courtyard serve drinks.
Redbury can provide iPads, laptops, printers, and fax machines on request. Shipping, messenger, and printing services are available. Wi-Fi access comes at a fee. Pets under 40 pounds are welcome for a fee (for 7 days).