Ben Pundole

Petit Ermitage

with Ben Pundole
  • Where:Los Angeles

  • Why:Bit of work, bit of play.

  • When:November 2015

  • Who:Me

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Highs & Lows

  • The rooftop pool/garden/restaurant is enchanting with Kumquat trees and humming birds. And it’s restricted to members and hotel guests only, so it’s never a madhouse.

  • Friday night cabaret on the rooftop Masters Lounge is incredible. You have to catch Toledo’s show!

  • The location is perfect, pretty and quiet.

  • There’s a surprise around every corner - from the Olivia Steele neon artwork to the reception cookie jar, the bathroom/ATM ‘artwork’ and the outdoor rooftop fireplace…there’s a sense of true wonderment everywhere.

  • Rooms could do with a little refurb, but they’re huge.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Life Changing

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  • Night's Sleep

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  • Amenities

  • Stealable Stuff

  • Refer a Friend

Total: 47/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    A hotel that feels like a European guest house with a great members and residents rooftop pool/restaurant.

  • Vibe

    Magical, unexpected and whimsical. This hotel is not for everyone (thankfully).

  • Location

    A pretty tree-lined West Hollywood street.

  • Rooms

    79

  • Music

    Classical to cabaret to electronic.

  • Year Opened

    2007

  • Designed By

    The owner, Stefan Ashkenazy.

  • Pool/Gym

    Pool on the roof, and fitness room.

  • Restaurant

    Magical rooftop garden restaurant.

  • Bar

    Yes, also on the roof.

  • Minibar

    A Great mini bar!

  • Wifi

    Yes, free.

  • Children

    Bring them if they’re well behaved.

  • Price

    SO reasonable compared to hotels on the strip.

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