By Rhiannon Taylor, September 2016
Down a quiet street in the almost-too-trendy WeHo, lies Petite Ermitage. Offering respite from the usual Hollywood hotel offerings, Petite Ermitage gives guests a taste of LA life with personality. Have no fear of fitting in, travellers of all types visit here. There's entrepreneurs, uber cool families and the occasional Hollywood actor lounging by the pool. There's no pretense and the staff go above and beyond to make you feel welcome and at ease.
The rooftop garden and dining area is a private oasis serving up healthy food that's really good. Grain salads, veggie dips and lean grilled meats are full of flavour, fresh and nutritious. Breakfast is simply done with cheeses, pastries and fruit laid out in a buffet style.
The rooms, whilst older, are comfortable and come with luxe Le Labo products. Patio rooms provide sprawling views of the hills and there's a indulgent bar to get you in the swing of Hollywood life. The hotel is eclectically decked out in Gothic skulls, decadent velvet furniture, neon lights and vamp-ish art on the walls. It's perfect for Tim Burton or Baz Luhrmann lovers. If you're in town on the weekend, make time for their Toledo show; its adored by locals and guests.
THE TURN DOWN
FEEL: Hollywood carnival.
LOCATION: Smack bang in the middle of West Hollywood, but on a quiet side street. Perfect.
RATES: From $345 USD.
WIFI: Yes, included
RESTAURANT: The restaurant is a real draw card with loads of healthy options. Salads, mezze platters and fresh juices are all on the menu.
ACCOMMODATION CATEGORY: Boutique hotel.
ROOMS: The rooms are simple, with queen sized beds and comfortable lounging furniture. There's a shower over bath and the body products are by Le Labo.
MINI BAR: The mini bar is overflowing with artisan snacks, crisps and chocolates. There's a separate cocktail tray, with gin and vodka.
POOL: The rooftop pool is intimate and has long padded lounges for hours of sunbaking. Cocktails and snacks can be ordered and come out quickly.
TURN DOWN SERVICE: Yes, with bottled water provided.
I stayed courtesy of Petite Ermite and West Hollywood Tourism.