Fiona Byrne

Petit Ermitage

Los Angeles

by: Fiona Byrne

  • Why

    Because you need a home away from home in L.A.

  • When

    April 2013

  • Who

    Just me and Ted.

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Highs + Lows

  • Owner Stefan Ashkenazy was hanging out when we got there. Love that. It made us feel very at home. He’s v. nice.

  • With Ashkenazy’s collection of Dali, DeKooning, Erte and more lining the hallways, it’s basically like staying in a very comfortable gallery.

  • It’s a registered hummingbird and butterfly sanctuary. You’re eating dinner and a hummingbird is hovering nearby. It’s magical.

  • The bathroom sinks are really deep. This pleased us for some reason.

  • Non-hotel guests can apply for membership for access to the restaurant and pool. You need to know a member first, though. It’s all very clandestine! They don’t like to talk about it.

  • The slippers have pointed toes like Moroccan leather slippers. Actually, the only other place we’ve seen pointy slippers is at the Heure Bleue Palais in Essaouria, Morocco which happens to be one of our favorite hotels on the planet.

    : 47/50
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    • Life Changing

    • Environmental Consciousness

    • Overall Value

    • Night's Sleep

    • Service

    • Amenities

    • Stealable Stuff

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    Important Bits

    • Type

      Bohemian eclectic French-Moroccan. Very art-focused.

    • Vibe

      Moroccan-meets-Mediterranean tranquility

    • Location

      West Hollywood

    • Rooms

      80 suites.

    • Music

      A special Petit Ermitage playlist plays on a fully functioning gramophone in the lobby.

    • Year Opened

      2009

    • Designed By

      The owner, Stefan Ashkenazy.

    • Pool/Gym

      There is a newly-renovated gym. The heated saltwater rooftop pool is one of the most gorgeous in LA. The hotel also arranges personal yoga sessions, should you wish to stretch out in your spacious suite.

    • Restaurant

      Yes, it’s also on the roof. Open all day from 7am to midnight/1am.

    • Bar

      Yes. On the roof!

    • Wifi

      Yes. And it's free for guests.

    • Children

      Not really one for the kids. The pool is 18 and over. Disney is that way, guys!

    • Price

      From around $240 per night.

    In the Area

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    Breakfast on the Terrace

    8822 Cynthia St, West Hollywood, CA

    just look at this french toast.

    It is the happiest place on earth after all.

    Disneyland

    Disney Land

    It is the happiest place on earth after all.

    Yeah it's a drive to Los Feliz but as the best Italian in LA, it's definitely worth it.

    Lunch at Little Dom's

    2128 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA

    Yeah it's a drive to Los Feliz but as the best Italian in LA, it's definitely worth it.

    The terrace. You can close the canopies for extra privacy.

    Petit Ermitage

    8822 Cynthia St, West Hollywood, CA

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