L'Ermitage Beverly Hills
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... No RV
parking either, because the parking lot is so small.
So when we arrived with our beach towels, we had some difficulty finding a spot, it was high tide and nearly no sand only water often very close to the cliffs. But we got lucky. And as the tide went out it went better and better. In the back you found some 'caves’ in the cliffs, once in a while you actually ...
... for the rides firstly Jurassic Park, The Mummy ride and then Transformers 3D, we went on them again just to make sure we enjoyed them. After lunch it was the Water World show which was great fun and wet as well as the Special Effects show. We then wafered through the various side streets taking in the enjoyment and meeting some of the characters, another big ...
... and from there on to the Hollywood walk, the Chinese Theatre and Madame Tausads, where we could see the names, hand and footprints of so many big Hollywood Stars. I'm not sure how or why Big Bird deserves one.
Next, a tour of Hollywood finishing up over in Beverley Hills. We spent a while touring the homes of the rich and famous, or at least their front gates. From here, it got a bit boring. Rodeo drive, fancy shops, no sign of ...
... 5 - gorgeous. And a excellent thing for us was that this was part of their "relaxed Friday" concerts. They all wore day rehearsal clothes, rather than the usual formal tails, and just had the 2 works on the programme with no interval! I didn't sleep which is amazing, but sat in a trance!! So it ended by about 9.30 and we go back to Union Station in time to get the 10 pm bus back to LAX and our hotel (next one 11 pm - as ...
... following the tour and visited Hard Rock Cafe and Hooters (well, it is Ryan's birthday after all!) for a few drinks. I was pretty chuffed when we got asked for ID!! Did a lot of walking today and it was extremely hot so despite having all good intentions to go out in LA to celebrate Ryan's birthday, now that we are back at the hotel it's room service and an early night for us. Next stop, Santa ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsL'Ermitage Beverly Hills
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Historical Traveler Reviews L'Ermitage Beverly Hills
Best hotel I've stayed in on West Coast
Can't describe a better experience anywhere. Friendly, professional at checkin. Valet greeting kind, considerate. Rooms large, elagently decorated, well designed and quite functional. Every detail is thought out by management. Pool and spa quiet, discrete. Food and beverage outstanding. Concierge staff polite, understanding, knowledgable and accomodating to perfection. The whole package here and I travel often in major cities. Have stayed four occasions at L E'rmitage and consistent excellence at this hotel.
I have stayed at many a hotels and I have to say, L'Ermitage is one of my best hotel experiences.
Attractive, Good Food, Responsive
After years of searching for a "go-to" hotel in Los Angeles (I've tried Mondrian [Suddenly, the Hip-Hop Hotel that redefines deferred maintenance], Chateau Marmont [The food and decor makes you want to overdose on some heroin of your own], Four Seasons [boring], Viceroy [bad food, small rooms], Shutters [boring], Maison 140 [terrible service, bad bathrooms], Argyle [ugly all around]), I have finally settled on the Raffles. The service, food, electronics, and decor are all very good. The location is central. Only "cons" are (i) some of the cool gadgetry shows its age by breaking from time to time, and (ii) no real lobby scene (if you want that in your hotel).
So good we stayed there twice!
Stayed at this hotel in November 2003, thought it was so wonderful we cancelled our reservations elsewhere at the end of our holiday tour and returned. Arrived on a Saturday evening, facials and massages first thingon Sunday morning to get over the jetlag - really wonderful!
Lovely rooms, helpful staff. Look forward to the next visit!
Everyting and More
Raffles L'Ermitage was everything we had hoped and more! Upon arriving staff could not have been more helpful but not stuffy. The hotel lobby bar area was really happening. Location was great and the rooms, although not big, gave the impression of a much larger room. Super high tech as well, one remote does it all. Would go back in a minute.
I stayed at L'Ermitage for the month of July 2003. The rooms are nice, but they are begining to show some wear. The cream colored carpeting throughout much of the hotel needs to replaced. The gym and "spa" are small and not very well equipped or maintained. Since when does a small steam room in the men's bathroom count as a spa, and there were always dirty towels strewn about the "spa."
Can`t beat that experience!
We stayed at the Raffles Beverly Hills from June 7 to June 9, 2003. Having stayed at luxury hotels all over the world, this place deserves the highest praise. From check-in to the dining experience at their asian-inspired JAAN restaurant, everything was perfect. HUGE rooms. Very helpful staff, from valet to the restaurant manager and server. Marvelous room interior, we never slept better in a hotel! Absolutely NO noise from other rooms. All nonalcoholic drinks from the wetbar were FREE (upon checkout they mentioned they are changing this policy), and my wife had the best massage treatment of her life. Very fast valet service, those boys are really up to their job. This will be our place for all future visits to LA!
I have stayed 3 times at the l'Ermitage for business staying 5 days each time, in October and November 2002. I loved everything about the hotel--brought my dogs, excellent staff, wonderful food. However, I did know someone who was employed there and soon found out the managment seriously cut the staff's wages during special credit card promotions instead of absorbing said discounts through the room rates. This was not impressive. Then I was to return on a business trip, in February 2003, and my mother became seriously ill, and was hospitalized and I had to fly home. I called the L'Ermitage 3 hours late of the cancellation policy time period and they charged me 450.00. They refused to put that amount towards a further stay. I was not impressed, to say the least. I have since been informed of a continuing high turnover of staff and based on the poor management of the hotel....too bad. It really is lovely, but there are other beautiful hotels in Beverley Hotels!
After having looked through various guide books to see where we wanted to stay we opted for the L'Ermitage. During 2001-2002 we stayed on 3 different occasions usually for 2-3 nights. From the time you arrive to the time you leave you feel that you are floating. Everything that can make your stay easier is done. The large rooms with dressing area to the large emperor bed and tv allow you to relax as well as give you enough room to get ready for the night ahead. The car service is hardly used giving an effortless means to get around beverly hills (they also pick you up (try finding a taxi)). The turn down service is always innovative and consists of different things pralines, cookies, fruit, savouries from the wonderful kitchen. As for the staff you might feel intimidated at first as to the number and the way they are presented but they are very courteous and efficient. I made a couple of comments on my checking out one time and the next time I arrived the tiny details that I had mentioned had been put in place. The concierge found a wonderful hairdresser for my girlfriend. Well worth the money and now you get mileage with Lufthansa!
Recommended in Beverly Hills
L'Ermitage is a very well-managed hotel in Beverly Hills. The rooms are of reasonable size and beautifully furnished. Very large TV, DVD player, webTV if required, large bathroom, free soft drinks. There is a little-used rooftop pool.
Staff are all very efficient and helpful. Concierge can generally make reservations, offer recommendations and get guests in to many local entertainments which have a restrictive door policy.
Valet parking attendants always quick, friendly and welcoming.
One of the best hotels in Beverly Hills.