This beloved hotel offers understated luxury at the edge of Beverly Hills' "Golden Triangle."
On a quiet stretch of Burton Way, just east of Beverly Hills' commercial district, the 119-room L'Ermitage is a pied-à-terre type hideaway. From the outside, the staid eight-story building belies the interior and its stylish yet simple contemporary décor. Here, in the pervasive, private club ambience, there's definitely a vibe of understated elegance and a subdued, residential feel. Even the basic rooms are almost twice the size of most luxury hotel rooms, and feature a living area, work area, sitting area, oversized marble bathroom, walk-in closet and vanity area, along with such standard amenities as a 40-inch TV monitor, a printer/fax/copier, a DVD player with complimentary DVDs, Bose speakers, a CD player and four phone lines including personal phone numbers and fax numbers. Complimentary perks include mini-bars customized with a selection of juices, sodas and waters, private local transportation available day and night, and magazines and newspapers in the lobby area. House restaurant Avec Nous gets playful with the classic French bistro, with a menu that focuses on locally sourced ingredients and European spices. Guests (and only guests) can take advantage of the fitness center and rooftop pool with private cabanas and drop-dead views. The spa helps visitors unwind with aromatherapy, skincare and massage treatments. Need we add that the service is professional and nearly flawless?