Secluded L.A.

Christopher Horan Photography

The Beverly Hills hotel to book for top privacy.

Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills has always excelled at discretion in an otherwise see-and-be-seen town. The hotel is tucked away on a residential street, and the doormen greet guests with an air of familiarity, which is how they have maintained a long history of return stays, even during last year’s renovations. Its revived rooms, all suites, are now textured with metallic gray tones and purple accents and start at 650 square feet, including enormous separate dressing areas. Rooms from $725; 9291 Burton Way; 310-278-3344;