Nestled away on a quiet residential street in West Hollywood is an oasis of calm known as Petit Ermitage. This charming boutique hotel is unique both for its personality and its excellent service and accommodations. I travel thousands of miles every year for business, and I find most hotels I stay at are devoid of any charm or uniqueness. Most modern hotels are sterile high-rises where your receive impersonal service. Not so Petit Ermitage on Cynthia Street in Los Angeles (West Hollywood.) Each guest is treated with a caring that goes beyond hospitality. That’s why so many visitors to Petit Ermitage keep returning. Neighboring hotels like Gordon Ramsey’s London hotel may be larger and better known, but they can’t deliver the quality of service that I have found at the Petite Ermitage. I have visited both hotels and sampled the food at both hotels, and in my opinion Petit Ermitage delivers better food and a better all around customer experience than the nearby London hotel by Gordon Ramsey.
The hotel offers a gorgeous rooftop deck with salt water pool, delicious food, luxurious rooms and special cocktails made with fresh ingredients. The Hotel’s private rooftop club offers wrap around views of the Hollywood Hills and features a heated saltwater pool, outdoor fireplace, gardens and the Butterfly Bar. The outdoor deck resembles a Russian Dacha and is home to several hummingbirds. The Club is recognized as a Hummingbird & Butterfly Sanctuary by the National Wildlife Federation. Best of all, visitors can expect to enjoy five star service without five star prices, as well as unique packages.
In honor of Valentines Day, Petit Ermitage is kicking off a month of love specials during February. Whether you are a resident of Los Angeles,, looking for a romantic getaway or a tourist, these packages are appealing. Here’s a bit more about the packages, as well as the special menu, that will be offered on Valentines Day for hotel guests.
- The Masters Bait: Bait your lover with a romantic adventure that includes chilled Champagne, a complimentary film, and the services of a personal butler known as the,‘Liaison to Happiness’. The wish of hotel guests is the Liaison’s command. Breakfast the morning after among the hummingbirds and butterflies in the Garden of our Private Rooftop Club. Package starts from: $395/night including a 2pm late checkout. Package offered throughout the month of February.
- Special Valentines Day Dinner : The restaurant at Petit Ermitage is limited to Hotel Guests only. That means if you are not a member of the hotel’s club or a guest, you can not enjoy a delicious meal there. The exquisite cuisine is as exclusive as the hotel experience. On St. Valentine’s Day, the Hotel will offer its signature Aphrodisiac Menu in the Club. The Aphrodisiac Menu, created by the Hotel’s Executive Chef and includes: Chilled Cauliflower Soup with Kusshi Oysters, Beef Tartare with Crispy Artichokes, Scotch Egg with Truffle, Rib Eye & Short Rib, Olive Oil Poached Halibut, Cremeux Tart and Blood Orange Cake. $75.69 per head. I have sampled the food at Petit Ermitage and can attest to how delicious it is.
- Movie Screenings for Hotel Guests: In addition to the Love Packages and Aphrodisiac Menu, Petit Ermitage will also screen films in the Private Rooftop Club during the Hotel’s weekly, ‘Cinema Paradiso’. Selections during the ‘Month of Love’ will include celebrity films. Cocktailsand dining will be offered throughout each screening.
Learn more about the hotel’s special offerings on their website. The charming design of the hotel’s website gives you a taste of Petit Ermitage’s special charm and whimsical viewpoint. If you visit for Valentine’s Day or during the month of love, be sure to try the Love Potion Number 9 cocktail on the rooftop deck. It’s very special.