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“Extraordinary Bohemian Oasis in WeHo” 5 of 5 stars
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Petit Ermitage
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   8822 Cynthia St, West Hollywood, CA 90069 (West Hollywood)   |  
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Ranked #7 of 17 Hotels in West Hollywood
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Charlotte, North Carolina
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Extraordinary Bohemian Oasis in WeHo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

First let me say that I stay in the hotel very often; generally several days a month. Thus I have stayed in more than a dozen rooms here. The rooms are very comfortable and rather large, the suites have a mini kitchenette, there is a fireplace and all the creature comforts. The staff are extremely helpful and accommodating (several are obviously top-tier like Hayley and Graziano at the desk and Joshua as well...very white-glove-service-oriented), and the emphasis on privacy is really appreciated. There is no photography (except by permission) so you can disappear here if you need to. I do notice that they might do a better job enforcing the photo policy (pardon, I've included a couple in this review)

The new fitness center is very good, although there are so many options locally for fitness you may not use it. The cookies in the lobby are homemade and delicious, which may force you to reconsider your fitness club decision. The butterfly bar is comfy with a lounge that has an old world library feel and an outdoor seating area on the rooftop restaurant that is frequently visited by hummingbirds and butterflies. The staff up there are good about customizing meal options, but be forewarned the gratuity is always added and its in small print and very easily missed. The tagine is delicious, the squash blossoms have been a bit over-fried the last few times, the kale and quinoa tabouli is wonderful and the sorbets are house-made. Breakfasts are also delicious, but they don't start very early, so if you are a business traveler you may want to make other breakfast plans. The rooftop pool is small but really a nice oasis and cabanas are available for rent, although I've never actually done it.

There is a movie night where movies are shown on the rooftop, and there is a swank, clubby feel in the evenings. I like that the rooftop is guests only, but there are many events as well which can get it rather busy. The location of the hotel is great; walking distance to santa monica blvd and the shops there, froyo etc. But the hotel itself is set back on cynthia so its away from the noise and bustle.

Minor issues: on three separate occasions the sink plunge lever has been stuck, and you have to ask for an iron and sign a waiver (??) but a handheld steamer is standard. Many of the rooms don't have a full length mirror which is a major miss. The basic internet is free, but a "high speed" version is about $3/day. In my experience, I haven't noticed much of a difference. Parking is pricey..its valet only and $32/night.

Overall I'd say this is one of the best options I've found in the LA area for service, privacy, quality and price. The room prices are very reasonable, but the parking and especially food will add on quite a bit although it is really delicious. I will continue to use this as my go-to property in WeHo.

Room Tip: The rooms immediately adjacent to the lobby can be rather loud.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Punta del Este, Uruguay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

We stayed at the Petit Ermitage in this summer and had a great surprise. It was our first time in LA so we were a little lost at first. The hotel is amazing. We got room 411 next to the pool stairs witch was great! The room is big and comfortable, as we were 3 (me, my mother and my sister) we asked for an extra bed, the extra bed was HORRIBLE!!! The bathroom was good, the shower amazing! At the private roof club there were always nice people having a great time. The restaurant was good, the breakfast amazing with all organic things.
The staff was wonderful and very helpful!

Room Tip: 4th floor rooms
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

Spent 4th July here and had a fabulous time. Arrived early at 9am! Room ready which was great. Room clean, large and comfortable. Roof terrace was great, hired a cabana for the full day - a worthwhile investment. Food was great and staff very helpful and curteous. Small but refreshing pool and great ambience on rooftop terrace

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

We did last week a short noticed trip to Los Angeles. This Hotel was recommended by several sites and the reviews were decent. The Hotel is in a nice remote neighborhood and close to all attractions and Rodeo Drive.
Unfortunately we arrived at 11AM and asked in advance for an early check in. However, we been told that to room is not quite ready and they will call us as soon it will be. We went to lunch and strolled the Rodeo Drive and by 3:30PM still no call. So we went back and told that they "still working on it"! Took then another hour till we finally been able to check in. Not very convenient when your on a limited time schedule.
In addition the Hispanic valet/bell staff is not friendly, if not to say rude.
The rooms are nice and spacious and the roof top terrace has a nice restaurant for breakfast and lunch which turns later into an outdoor nightlife venue.
If the staff gets a grip on their duties this Hotel has potential to get regulars.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

This is an ok hotel...surely has a "kind of" style and rooms are ok (though, nothing like the pics on internet).
Nice terrance , nice restaurant , fancy pictures & decoration...but all of them comes in a quite of price in my opinion.
Actually I was a bit frustrated finding that even the water on the desk was not complimentary but i needed to pay (5$ for 0,5lt of water).
A bit overpriced as they "sell" this kinda of style & essense ,in the posh area of LA. I just think that they could be much better...

Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

OMG, my sister and I stayed at this fantastic hotel over New Years and it was absolutely fantastic!! The location of Petit Ermitage is perfect, right in the middle of West Hollywood. We were greeted by employees who were friendly and helpful. When we asked to change rooms, to be on a higher floor, they accomodated us within minutes.

The room was adorable, spotlessly clean with a separate sitting area. The bathroom is full, great lighting and a haeting lamp is on the ceiling. The room has a fridge and lots of things for sale if you forget anything.

This hotel has a stunning rooftop pool with a gorgeous huge patio. They had a very high end New Years Eve party that was complementary for guests. There were many celebrities in attendance and it was Russian themed. Fantastic.

Lastly, the manager, Joshua Kuyt made our stay exceptional! Not only did he know us by name and introduce himself. He took the time to talk to a few Canadian girls and recommended many great restaurants in the area. We even got reservations at Ivy Restaurant and had the best table on the patio!! Amazing.

When we checked out, Joshua met us at the front doors and surprised us with the best smelling candle I have ever smelt.

From the fantastic location, cleanliness, fabulous services and amenities, I would absolutely recommend this boutique hotel for your stay in West BH.

We will definitely return:)

Room Tip: They are all fabulous
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, Australia
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15 hotel reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

This is a hidden gem in West Hollywood. The staff are so helpful (thanks Hayley) the rooms are ample and they have a full mini bar and coffee machine with delightful snacks to tempt you,
Booked this off the TA recommendations and would go back in a heartbeat, unfortunately we only had a couple of days in LA and Petit Ermitage is perfectly located to all the places you want to visit and most are walkable.
The rooftop bar area and pool is a perfect spot to have a quiet drink and some food in an amazing location. Close to the Viper Room ( not our cup of tea) and close to the wonderful gay bars and restaurants down the road its THE place to stay if you want to feel a part of the Hollywood set.
Clean rooms. Free wifi. ATM on site and if you need transfers from the hotel to the airport or shopping make sure you ask the girls on the front desk.
Thanks to John for our lift to the airport on our way home ( water provided) which was a godsend with our hangover from the party night prior and it was the same price as our taxi in a few days prior.
Stay here you wont regret it, close to 2 stops on the ever reliable Hop on Hop off bus with 4 loops to choose from and the service from the staff is amazing. great value for money and a funky place to stay in the oh so cool LA :))

Room Tip: we had a demi suite on level one and it was great
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 8822 Cynthia St, West Hollywood, CA 90069
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Location: United States > California > West Hollywood > West Hollywood
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in West Hollywood
#8 Business Hotel in West Hollywood
#8 Family Hotel in West Hollywood
#9 Romantic Hotel in West Hollywood
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Petit Ermitage 4*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fashioned after a private pied-a-terre, Petit Ermitage offers guests an intimate sanctuary in which to take refuge from the bustling city of Los Angeles. Nestled on a quiet street in West Hollywood, but located just steps from the Sunset Strip, Petit features an extensive art collection, eclectic European antiques, custom-crafted mattresses, 618 thread count sheets, in-room fireplaces, balconies and hand-woven Turkish carpets. The Private Rooftop Club - replete with native gardens, a salt water pool, cabanas, an outdoor sunken fireplace and 360 degree views of the Hollywood Hills - is considered one of the premiere dining spaces in LA. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Petit Ermitage Hotel West Hollywood
Le Petit Hotel
Le Petit West Hollywood
Valadon Hotel

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