I found this hotel through a TravelZoo coupon and was thrilled to find out it lived up to the expectation, especially for the discounted price I scored. First off, the location in the middle of EVERYTHING on Collins (and a block from the beach) is top notch. Convenience when you're staying in SoBe is key, and for the times you do need to go somewhere not within walking distance, having the on-hand 5-series BWM (with a very polite and friendly driver) is awesome.
Staff: The front-desk staff is also friendly (not at all pretentious, like some SoBe hotel staff) and helpful. I also was pleased w/ the service of the bellmen and valet. The waitstaff for the roof pool-deck is the only person I'd rate "so so". Most regulars know that tipping is included in all Miami bills but some staff purposely don't inform their customers so they'll get double-tipped (this was something she was guilty of, not to mention the service being slow - which partially could be because there is no restaurant or bar up near the pool … she had to go back down to the ground floor).
Facilities/Amenities: The art deco style of the hotel is super cute and the lobby area is very chic. The fact that this small of a hotel has a pool is a nice plus, but compared to all the real luxury hotels in South Beach, this pool and rooftop deck area is lacking. BUT, good news is that they allow you complimentary beach access through their sister hotel across the street (Raleigh). I asked if that meant we could also use the pool at the Raleigh or the SLS (their other sister hotel) and sadly, they said Redbury guests could not. HOWEVER, that being said, I think so long as you act like you belong (and dress/style yourself appropriately) it isn't all that difficult to get in to one of the other hotel's pools. Me and my friend didn't have trouble hanging out at SLS pool one day - just walked in like we belonged, ordered drinks, and looked the part.
ROOMS: This is the best part - the rooms here are enormous for South Beach standards and everything is brand new. They are very nicely designed and stylish, love the record player, and Bluetooth [red!] speakers. Bathrooms are also huge w/ double sinks and super comfy robes. Beds are very comfortable.
Overall, I was very pleased with this hotel and would recommend it. I only deducted one star b/c of the pool area and also a snafu w/ my credit card being overcharged (and having to talk w/ about 4 different representatives to get it corrected). I think if you can get the room at least $100/night under the luxury hotels across the street on the ocean, it's totally worth it!