Petit Ermitage met our expectations and then some! My wife and I were visiting LA for pleasure and wanted a boutique hotel experience. We were drawn to the private roof-top pool and the intimate, detail-oriented atmosphere. We were not disappointed. From the moment we arrived, we were given the royal treatment. The valet service is excellent as is the front door staff. We were upgraded from a demi to junior suite with a balcony-a beautifully appointed, spacious room with all the comforts including a working fireplace! Loved that! The hallways smelled of luscious aromas and the pool top club was as private and gorgeous as expected with phenomenal service! Our first night at dinner we felt we as if we were in our own private restaurant with our own waitress. The food was delicious and fresh with a definite California flair. The specialty cocktails were amazing--a must try.
We appreciated the room service and ordered in for breakfast every day. Prices were high, but the food was excellent and well worth it. Try the smoothies and the yogurt with granola--fantastic!
The only complaint we had was a housekeeping issue on the day of the big rooftop party. Seems that the staff was too busy preparing for the party to clean our room. We were also irritated because the hotel did not inform us that the pool area would be closed for party prep in the afternoon. We had planned to sit poolside so this put a damper on our afternoon.
Other than these small issues, the hotel was incredible and we would definitely return. A real oasis in the midst of LA.