REVIEW: The Redbury Hollywood Hotel

Every now and then there’s a boutique hotel that surprises me.  The Redbury in Hollywood is one of those hotels.

The Redbury is located in the heart of Hollywood.  You would choose this hotel because of its location, but upon staying you’d realize you had also found a little gem.

The lobby of the hotel is split between the bottom floor and the second floor.  The look is moody, dark, and sensual.  The 70’s-style-meets-dutch-manor is unique and luxurious but unpretentious.

You walk into the hotel right here

The check-in process mimics that of a small boutique, there’s a single check-in desk where you’re given your keys and whisked away to one of a few unique suites.  There was a lot of dedication to details in the guest rooms.  They have poles (which you are free to hang from), working record players with lots of groovy jams, and in some of the rooms – great balconies which overlook the busy Hollywood scene just outside.

Redbury Hotel Rooms do not lack in style

There’s something different about the decor, which even goes as far as using linoleum floors, but combining it with distressed leather couches and artwork befitting of an exhibition at Art Basel.

The public spaces on the second floor, and the restaurant Cleo round out the property.  There’s plenty of lounging to do at the hotel lobby bar, and the outdoor patio enclosed by the building is a great way to spend some quality time in the (usually) beautiful Los Angeles weather.

The Lobby Bar. A casual and relaxing affair

If you’re looking for a quaint little hotel in the heart of Hollywood, the Redbury is your place.

RATING:

Hard Product:

-Location (How close is this to top attractions in the surrounding area?)

9/10

-Cleanliness (Is the grout in the bathroom clean?  How good is maid service here?)

8/10

-Upkeep (Is the hotel in need of a remodel, or is it being constantly kept up?)

8/10

-Public Spaces (How unique/inventive/useful are the public spaces?)

7/10

 

Soft Product:

-Service (How good is the service here?)

8/10

-Restaurants On-Site (Are the restaurants on site somewhere even the locals would go to?)

10/10

-Concierge (Specifically, how effective is the Concierge at helping you with a new locale?)

8/10

TOTAL: 58/70

(35/70 is average)

PROS:

  • It’s got style in spades
  • The restaurant within the hotel is incredible for Mediterranean cuisine
  • Prices are usually very competitive for some large rooms

CONS:

  • It’s a small boutique hotel, so don’t expect a ton of offerings outside of the room, a restaurant, and a nice bar

SECRETS:

  • Ask for an exterior facing room, or you might be left with one facing a literal brick wall (of the neighboring buildings)

 

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