L'Ermitage Beverly Hills
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... 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 ...
Back at sea level in LA and almost on our way back home.
A fun final day with yet more friends, on the water, around Muscle Beach and Marina del Ray.
Just a few snaps to whet your appetite for this place.
Am I really needed back there ?
... After a look round the shops we jumped on a tour bus and headed out to see where the rich and famous live!!! Among the houses we saw was John Lennons house, Leonardo Di Caprio, The Beckams, Simon Cowell, and J-Lo!! Houses here Start at a whopping 30 million dollars!!!!!! Got some pics of the Hollywood sign and then onto Rodeo Drive in Beverley Hills! Headed to Venice Beach in the afternoon but more about that later....... ...
... in the 70's after the signs deteriorated, Hugh Hefner and Alice Cooper joined forces with fans to save the famous sign.
But you guessed it - the day didn't end after the tour, we headed to the Dodger Stadium and of course the best way to experience it, is to catch a ballgame. Dodgers vs Chicago Cubs. It truly is like the movies, the place just buzzes with excitement, you can smell garlic fries and burgers for miles, and yes they do have ...
... they were fitting in with the crowd. Volley ball on the beach was a favourite pastime, jumps off the pier and ohhhh... their was a bit of sand wresting for the Bartlett kids!!!! All in all a wonderful day was had with Steve, Missy and their two kids a lovely family to meet.
Time for some rest as we are driving to Las Vegas in the morning. We will update you from there.
Sam, Mark, Ethan, Ben and Indi. ...
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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.