L.A.’s Affordable, Chic Hotel
Published: January 2010
By Jim Shi
L.A.’s Sunset Strip may be only a block away, but the Petit Ermitage (
doubles from $165) makes you feel like you’re at a private villa in Paris—and we love the affordable price tag. Inside the 80-suite property, you’ll find handwoven Turkish carpets, Roman and Dutch tiling, and art from de Kooning and Rauschenberg on the hand-troweled walls. Upstairs, nearly every room is outfitted with a working fireplace and an updated kitchenette. The rooftop club is the real draw here. Overlooking the Hollywood Hills, it has an outdoor saltwater pool and an herb garden where international films are shown every Sunday night on an outdoor screen. For the ultimate in privacy, book one of the 11 suites on the VIP fourth floor—you’ll have a private butler, who is aptly titled the Liaison to Happiness, tending to your every whim.