Petit Ermitage

The roof garden at the Petit Ermitage in Los Angeles
The roof garden at the Petit Ermitage in Los Angeles

“Bohemianism is a way of life. A state of mind. An atmosphere. It’s about living richly and irreverently, beyond convention. It’s about being uninhibited, unbuttoned, creative and free.” This manifesto has come truly alive at Petit Ermitage.

By JAY KAY
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  • Fashioned after a private pied a terre, rather than a traditional hotel, with the elegant, yet bohemian traveler in mind, Petit Ermitage appeals to bon vivant’s and world travellers. Each space was created to appeal to the five senses, engaging one’s sense of sight, sound, smell, touch and taste simultaneously.

    Inspired by the Mediterranean lifestyle, Petit Ermitage offers guests an intimate sanctuary in which to take refuge from the bustling city. Nestled on a quiet street in West Hollywood, the boutique 80 suite hotel is located just steps from the infamous Sunset Strip and a short distance from the most desirable areas of Los Angeles.

    Good to Know

    Located on the hotel’s uppermost floor adjoining the Private Rooftop Club, you’ll find eleven well appointed suites that are attended by a personal butler, your “Liaison to Happiness”. Your wish is your butler’s command. Whether it is a divorce in 10 minutes, a walk with a giraffe down Santa Monica Boulevard or a simple dinner in an upmarket venue, the Liaison to Happiness is there to make the seeming impossible possible.

    Thursdays are dedicated to a unique culinary experience never to be repeated, Sunday is a movie night on the Firedeck, Summers bring lobster, champagne and caviar to the poolside, farmers market brunch awaits you late Sunday morning, every month there’s an opportunity to taste something unusual and if you plan your visit carefully, you may witness the club turning into a magical gypsy caravan for the night.

    We Loved

    Possessing stunning 360 degree views of Los Angeles, Petit Ermitage’s Private Rooftop Club is a spectacular amenity for guests staying in the hotel and a privilege afforded by membership. Aside a bar, lounge, salt swimming pool, area of cabanas and a deck of comfy sofa illuminated by a fireplace in the evenings, this magical space also houses a garden restaurants which doubles as a home to a variety of butterflies and hummingbirds, best observed during breakfast.

  • Accommodation

    80 suites – Demi, Junior, Executive, and One Bedroom Signature and the same type of suites within the Master Quarters (top floor with 11 suite, access to the Masters Lounge and a designated ‘Liason of Happiness’ (a butler).

    Top rooms – room 405 has a wraparound balcony and Masters Quarters Suites grant access to the Masters Lounge and a butler.

    Prices start from just under £200 a night excluding breakfast.

    Eat & Drink

    The rooftop club is where it all happens. Cleverly sectioned into a number of nooks and crannies, you can dine seated in the humming bird garden, by the pool or in the butterfly lounge. Food is international, imaginative and well executed.

    Drinks like the rest of the hotels are eccentric and the menu temps you to try them all. You take your drinking habit anywhere you like, poolside, on the Firedeck, in the bar or the humming bird garden.

    Activities

    The rooftop pool allows for a few lengths or there is a well equipped gym.

    Relaxation

    The Rooftop Top provides endless possibilities to kick back and relax and some of the spaces become party venue almost every night. Check with the reception what’s on during your stay. They’re worth staying in for.

    Essentials

    Parking – onsite at an extra charge.

    Wifi – free throughout.

    Room service – 24/7.

    Children – allowed but this is not the best place for them.

    Pets – small animals allowed at a charge.

  • Petit Ermitage
    8822 Cynthia Street
    West Hollywood
    Los Angeles
    California 90069

Updated: 11 February 2014