If you don't like the color red than I suggest you sleep elsewhere. But if you like unique, funky, nostalgic, trendy and totally hot this is the place for you. Located on Hollywood and Vine the building is unassuming except for its deep red color. But once you head through the glitzy front door its like stepping back in Hollywood time, it seems a bit Speakeasy in its feel. The white entry is in sharp contrast to the rest of the deep red and earthy hues that color the hotel in a hushed, dark tone broken only by the large pictures of yesteryears stars at the end of each hall and in the lounges. At night the Cleo and Library restaurants come alive with the whose who of young Hollywood.
The rooms are absolutely fantastic! I thought I had been upgrade because upon entering my unit I found a huge lounge, full kitchen with eating area, huge bed and bathroom and this was the standard room. The time warp is found here as well with the old record players spinning 45's. My room had an balcony but it faced the next door building. The only thing missing for me was a pair of slippers to go with the fuzzy robe.
The actual reception is found on the 2nd floor, on check-in I had two hosts that were friendly and helpful. On check-out the hostess was a little less friendly and I waited quite awhile before I was helped. Don't forget to enjoy the outdoor space, they don't serve lunch or drinks out there but it's a nice place to soak in the warm LA weather.
You pay a premium at this hotel but it's worth it for the experience. Can't wait to go back!!!!