Hotel The Redbury Hotel 4 star
1717 Vine Street - CA 90028 - California Los Angeles, United States of America -
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Amy Adejokun Section editor

The bohemian meets retro Redbury Hotel is a fantastic place to stay right in the centre of Hollywood. Just up the street from Capital Records, the hotel is also right next door to the Avalon Club. The hotel style is based on the theme of show business (and what else would you expect in Hollywood?) with red walls and oversized posters of the stars that have marked the industry. The rooms comprise beautiful open plan flats that look custom-made with everything one would need, from a four-poster bed to a vintage record player (and records) as well as a fully-equipped kitchen. The flats feel very private but for guests wanting to mingle there is the hotel restaurant and Library bar downstairs. The Redbury is ideal for couples as the rooms are not adapted to families or rowdy groups.

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      The Redbury   -   © Skott Snider Photography

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      The Redbury   -   © Skott Snider Photography

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    Location 5.22 /10

    Located on Hollywood and Vine, the hotel is just up the road from Capital Records, which music fans can visit on a tour. There are quite a few hotels in the area, meaning there is a variety of bars and restaurants to sample while in this part of town. The Avalon nightclub is just next door and is the most popular club in Los Angeles. The Hollywood Walk of Fame is also just downstairs and some rooms have a view of some of the stars along the pavement.

    Accommodation 9.90 /10

    The retro chic décor is Moroccan and French inspired with crimson walls and paisley wallpaper, along with brightly coloured cushions and rugs. Decorative objects give the room a cosy homely feeling; we felt at home right away in this pleasant open space.

    Every one of its 57 rooms has a balcony, some look out onto the street and others onto the small central courtyard that acts like a passage between restaurants. The courtyard tends to be calm, but if you like your privacy, then it is best to ask for a room as high up as possible.

    The extremely well-appointed rooms look more like flats than like hotel rooms, which has something to do with the fact that the hotel was originally designed to be condos. Each flat has an open-plan kitchen with a long lean bar running towards the living area, which has a bohemian lived-in feel that puts guests at ease right away. The bedroom area is sectioned off by a large chest of drawers, where the television sits beside a retro-looking record player - each room also has a small selection of records. The bedroom area is just as cosy as the rest of the flat, with an extremely comfortable king size four-poster bed. The bathroom is located just off the bedroom area, and is equipped with a shower and separate loo (all rooms have showers instead of bath tubs). The bathroom products are not branded.

    An extra bonus for guests needing to wash their clothes, is the washing machine/dryer hidden away in a full-length cupboard, which is free to use. The kitchen is fully-equipped with a four-hob stove, microwave, utensils, and a tea/coffee machine with capsules.

    With regards to connectivity, Wi-Fi in the rooms was not working during our visit. Both Wi-Fi and Ethernet connections come at an extra charge.

    Overview 8.70 /10

    Open in August 2011, the boutique hotel is the latest addition to the SBE group portfolio, which includes the upper-end SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills. The hotel was originally designed to be a condo tower, which would explain the pleasant surface of the flats. Owner, Sam Nazarian commissioned photographer Mathew Rolston to design the rooms, giving them a retro chic meets bohemia look.

    The hotel is divided up between the restaurant on the ground floor and the hotel, which feel like two independent concepts as the rooms are all fitted with fully-equipped kitchens. There is no gym or spa here, although guests are welcome to use the facilities at the sister hotel, SLS, in Beverly Hills. Alternatively, guests can receive a free pass to LA Fitness just a mile away. Upon request, guests can also opt for an in-flat treatment from Ciel Spa, an outsourced service, or there is a house car that can take guests to the spa, which is a 5 minute drive away from the hotel.

    Onsite, Cleo offers signature dining in equally as casual yet stylish surroundings as the rest of the hotel. It is also extremely popular with the locals. There is also the Library bar and Glade's in the courtyard for more casual and quick options.

    Food and drink 7.70 /10

    There is one onsite restaurant, Cleo, which serves a range of Middle-Eastern/Mediterranean and American food by sbe Hotel Group executive chef, Danny Elmaleh. The surroundings are just as stylish as the rest of the hotel, but are still extremely welcoming and cosy. Popular with in-house guests, Cleo is also popular with locals looking for a casual yet pleasant place to have a spot of lunch or dinner. Alternatively, guests can also wander half a block away to the renowned Starck-designed Katsuya Restaurant, which serves excellent sushi - but the food here does not come cheap.

    Otherwise there is the Library Bar, where guests are welcome to have drinks and snacks for the best part of the day and Glade, the courtyard, which is extremely pleasant in the summer.

    To know

    The hotel has a car-park on the lobby floor (free for guests). There is Wi-Fi throughout the hotel but this comes at an extra cost, as does using the computer terminal in the hotel lobby.


    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      massage, spa

    • Sports equipment

      gym, fitness

    • Animals allowed
    • Meeting room


    • The beautiful and original décor of the rooms.
    • Location - for guests wanting to stay in Hollywood.
    • The rooms are equipped with washing machines/dryers, which are free to use.


    • It can get a little noisy at the weekends due to the club next door despite the tremendous effort to minimise the disturbance.

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    • Overall Score nc/10