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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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.
How to Get There
5 star fun in West Hollywood. Great staff, roof pool and amenities. Will stay anytime I am in LA.
Great location. Easy walking distance to local quality restaurants and bars. They effortlessly make sure that you thoroughly enjoy your stay which we did. The cookies in the secret jar also help. Just ask about them.
The roof top pool, connected with secluded chill-areas and restaurant is probably the best place to hang-out in Los Angeles. Doesn't matter if you're on a business trip or honeymoon. Great location. Great staff. Fantastic food. Little details that makes you smile and want to come back again... and again.
I have been coming to the petit ermitage since 2012 and love it more every time I stay there
the entire staff is very friendly and there to help . I had a hard time getting a table for dinner @ chateau marmont and they did some magic and I got my table
the rooms are very clean and housekeeping does a fast a perfect job everyday
the valet and the front desk always smiling and there to help you with anything you need
the rooftop terrace is a must while staying at hotel
all I can say don't look for any other hotels while in West hollywood
the Petit ermitge is the only way to go
you will enjoy every momen of your Stay.
thank you again to all the team for making my last stay perfection
until next time
We just returned from our third stay at the Petit Ermitage. It has to be the coolest hotel ever! Even after two previous trips there, we still found artistic touches that we had not previously noted. From the pattern of the carpet carried onto the baseboard and wall with hand painted flora, to the floor markers (when the elevator door opens) by the French artist Erte (1892), it is clear that careful thought has been put into every detail. How many times have you ever walked into the public restroom in a hotel, and thought 'wow, this is cool'? You will, at Petit Ermitage. The staff was like family, and the Friday show by Toledo must not be missed. We can't wait to return.
Love this little hotel tucked away in West Hollywood. Now my go-to spot! The relaxed vibe really sucks you in. The experience is on a unique level.
Roof top pool is small but the deck has so much more to offer with beautiful views of the Hollywood Hills. You'll be hanging out here a lot.
Restaurant is excellent and very pretty at night.
The evening's entertainment is always great. Their Saturday night show is a must. Super-talented artists and very sensual performances.
I shall return!