The Best Hotel in Los Angeles May Be One You’ve Never Heard Of

The Forbes Five-Star secret that savvy travelers and in-the-know Angelenos have been keeping for decades is finally out, and we’ve got an exclusive offer for you to experience it first-hand.

Beverly Hills evokes visions of high-end shopping on Rodeo Drive and see-and-be-seen dining to travelers around the globe. Of course, in this imagination, the accommodations should be just as exceptional – and just as conspicuous.

Yet it’s a discreet hideaway on a serene, palm-lined boulevard in residential Beverly Hills that’s building a reputation as one of the city’s most reliable luxury hotels.

Maybe you haven’t heard of L’Ermitage Beverly Hills – a testament to the hotel’s commitment to understated luxury. But that’s about to change. In July, the hotel, which is the longest-tenured Forbes Five-Star all-suite hotel in the world, was named Travel + Leisure’s #1 City Hotel in Greater Los Angeles.

A Home Away from Home

Originally built as condominiums, L’Ermitage opened in 1975 as the first all-suite hotel in the nation. The spacious footprint of the rooms and unwavering 5-star service has charmed visitors ever since, and the hotel serves as a home-away-from-home for regular guests including executives, celebrities, and dignitaries.

Each of the 116 suites features French balconies and an array of high-end touches, like monogrammed Frette linens and marble-clad soaking tubs stocked with diptyque products. A dedicated dressing room complete with onyx vanity and light-ringed mirror lends an unmistakable swash of Old Hollywood glamour. Whether you’re working on emails, a short story, or a screenplay, a writer’s desk is perfectly appointed for the moment inspiration strikes.

One of the hallmarks of L’Ermitage is a dedication to discretion, but that doesn’t mean guests must enjoy their suites alone. Heritage Suites feature dining tables to seat four to six guests, while the Palm and L’Ermitage Suites host 10 to 12 guests, respectively. Kitchenettes come fully equipped with Miele appliances, offering an enviable workstation for a group caterer or private chef.

While certainly remarkable, these architectural and decor details are largely a byproduct of the hotel’s guest-first ethos and commitment to luxury that feels simultaneously unfussy and indulgent. L’Ermitage has mastered the art of impeccable, personalized guest service.

“The Heart of Our Hotel”

At L’Ermitage, guests are always greeted by name, and the staff takes great care in tailoring the guest experience – just as any thoughtful host would do.

“People are at the heart of our hotel,” says General Manager Scott Berger. “We build genuine relationships with our guests. Guests return for our rooms and amenities, but more importantly come back for the experience our staff creates.”

The hotel offers flexible check-in and check-out policy that allows guests to access their room any time on their day of arrival or departure, optional private red carpet entrance, personalized parking spaces, and monogrammed Frette linens. Repeat guests, in particular, will notice even more personal touches, like a favorite book placed on the bedside table or chamomile tea sent to their room at bedtime.

VIP Treatment

All guests all L’Ermitage are treated to warm, personal service – even the furry ones.

VIPs (Very Important Paws) enjoy special amenities, including a custom L’Ermitage dog bed and bowl as well as a welcome Paw-tini and a specially curated pet menu.

When your pet is ready to get out and explore Beverly Hills, the concierge will be happy to direct you to the area’s best pet-friendly parks, restaurants, boutiques, and spas.

These warm personal touches are precisely what L’Ermitage has quietly built a reputation on. They are why guests choose to stay here, and why they want to keep L’Ermitage as their own little secret.

Endless Sunshine Awaits

Perhaps the only thing to rival the warmth of L’Ermitage’s California personality is the California sun itself. Overlooking the lush Hollywood Hills on one side, and the Downtown Los Angeles skyline on the other, The Canopy at L’Ermitage provides a peaceful urban retreat for guests year-round.

Lounge from dawn to dusk on plush deck chairs situated along the edge of the heated pool or reserve a poolside cabana for a little more privacy and shade.

From poolside spritzes to shared small plates, the L’Ermitage team is pleased to accommodate nearly any drink or dining request.

A Beverly Hills Take on the French Bistro

Meanwhile, down on the ground floor, Avec Nous serves California twists on French classics. The restaurant focuses on local-first ingredients and seasonal menus featuring guest favorites like the L’Chopped Salad and the famous L’Ermitage Martini.

On Friday evenings, the lounge comes alive with live jazz. Neighbors, in-the-know-Angelenos, and guests gather to unwind to the musical stylings of soloists and duos. Like the hotel itself, the event is intimate, low-key, and effortlessly charming.

Welcome to L’Ermitage Beverly Hills

Whether a discerning visitor or savvy local, you deserve to relax and enjoy yourself. Allow L’Ermitage to handle the rest. Enjoy an exclusive 15% savings on your next stay, plus a $200 drinks and dining credit to enjoy at Avec Nous, al fresco, or in the comfort of your suite.

L’Ermitage is here for your next getaway, whenever it may be.