What We Love
- In-suite meals prepared by chef Russell Platoff
- Saltwater pool and chic cabana lounging
- Extensive collection of fine and decorative arts
What To Know
- The pool may be used by guests under 18 only when accompanied by an adult between 7 a.m. and noon
- Additional fee for parking; parking in the neighborhood is restricted
- Spa services are offered only in-suite; activities for children are limited
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Within walking distance of the Sunset Strip, the 80-suite Petit Ermitage is close to the action in West Hollywood, but it has a refreshingly low-key scene. Inside, the vibe is bohemian-chic, thanks to hand-woven Turkish carpets and Italian mosaic tiling. Every element begs a closer look, from the Roman stones at the porte cochere to the antique gramophone at the front desk. A former apartment building, the hotel — named for the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg — feels cozy and intellectual but without a trace of stuffiness (a wonder, considering the walls are covered in works by Miró, Rauschenberg and Dalí).
Bed and Bath
Upstairs, the 80 airy suites emphasize bohemian eclecticism and comfort; the beds are covered with 600-thread-count linens, goosedown pillows and comforters. There are also Israeli pillow shams, antique furnishings and hand-woven Turkish carpets. Seventy-seven of the suites have working fireplaces, and some have balconies or kitchenettes. All the requisite technology is here too: iPod docks, WiFi and flat-screen televisions. And marble bathrooms have boutique products from the Dead Sea.
But the real draw is the rooftop, which has a heated saltwater pool, Moroccan-style lounges and fantastic views of the Hollywood Hills. Sure, it’s a scene, but it’s not overwhelmingly slick — there’s also a butterfly and hummingbird sanctuary, an open-air fireplace lounge and Monday night screenings of international films. Meals are available around the clock, in the restaurant, in suites or at the rooftop, and they’re made by executive chef Russell Platoff, who designs seasonal market-driven menus. One of the nicest spots — if not to eat, at least to imbibe — is the moody Butterfly Bar, which serves Russian-inspired cocktails.
In the Area
Is a bookstore worth a special trip? It is if it’s Book Soup, just up the street from the Petit Ermitage. Celebrity authors do readings there weekly — when they’re not simply there to browse. You’re also likely to see them working out their plastic on Robertson Boulevard, which is within walking distance of the hotel. Storefronts include Maxfield and Kitson. Also within walking distance are the Cesar Pelli–designed Pacific Design Center (with 130 showrooms), a free Museum of Contemporary Art satellite, a two-acre garden and two Wolfgang Puck eateries. When you tire of retail bingeing, head out to the Getty Center, 20 minutes away, to take in the panoramic views of the city. For a taste of old-school L.A., book a table at checkered-tablecloth retro Italian joint Dan Tana’s.
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It was one of the best places we have ever stayed. it is so unique and the live music everynight was fabulous as were the wonderful staff who couldn't do enough for you. The rooms are huge and have fire places. It is extremely well priced and I would stay here gain and again
One of my favorite hotels in LA- I love staying here for work and vacay travel. Amazing food and awesome pool area, and love the big rooms. I only wish there were better phone outlets by the bed and comforters instead of blankets...something to note for future upgrades!
We always enjoy Petit Hermitage. We’re impressed with the exclusive boutique feeling of this small intimate hotel in the heart of LA. The staff is welcoming & very personable.
We really like the upstairs pool deck & restaurant. So peaceful w/ great ambiance & super cool music.
We enjoyed our adorable waitress Hannah, who recommended some great items; the avocado toast & Mediterranean plate were two of the yummy suggestions. She was delightful & took great care of us.
It’s FABULOUS FOR SOLO TRAVELERS..!!! I had LITERALLY changed my flight from L.A to Sydney to fly out sooner just an hour before checking in here for my remaining days. I’d booked in about 8 or 9 times to hotels just in L.A (..I’ve been living in hotels every night around the World for nearly 11 months..!!!) I was miserable in L.A. with the traffic etc and so ended my trip early. When I arrived here I was SOOOO HAPPYYYY..!!!! I would ACTUALLY RETURN to L.A again now. Everyone was so friendly, and they have stuff to do around the hotel...I LOOOOVED IT..!!!! Xxxxx The people who work there are like a family..!!!! Xxxxxx
Came back to this fabulous hotel after touring California and Before heading back to Europe to soak up some sun on the rooftop and mellow out on the sunbeds. The ambiance at this hotel is nothing but heavenly and the feeling of quality runs through the whole building. It shows some signs of wear and tear but on the overall is very well kept. Rooms are clean and thought through with good amenities and Products. The only thing hindering a five star Review is the pricelevel for drinks etc. which are on the high side.