Tour of Luxury Resort with great views & private beach - The Ritz Carlton, Half Moon Bay, California

If I have to share about the best luxury property I have ever visited, it would certainly be Ritz Carlton around Half Moon Bay in San Francisco Bay Area and scale is another thing that differentiates it from many other places. If I remove the huge scale of this place, probably there are handful other properties I have visited in the past. This post takes you through the journey of Ritz Carlton, Half Moon Bay and take you through it's grandeur & opulence.

If I have to share about the best luxury property I have ever visited, it would certainly be Ritz Carlton around Half Moon Bay in San Francisco Bay Area and scale is another thing that differentiates it from many other places. If I remove the huge scale of this place, probably there are handful other properties I have visited in the past. This post takes you through the journey of Ritz Carlton, Half Moon Bay and take you through it's grandeur & opulence. 

Above photograph shows the very first views of Ritz Carlton property in Half Moon Bay. This one is clicked from the entry gate of the property. One needs to stop the car here and they confirm details if you are only visiting for a meal or have some kind of reservation. I noticed the information being passed on to front desk folks, so that team is ready for the welcome accordingly.

Above photograph shows the very first views of Ritz Carlton property in Half Moon Bay. This one is clicked from the entry gate of the property. One needs to stop the car here and they confirm details if you are only visiting for a meal or have some kind of reservation. I noticed the information being passed on to front desk folks, so that team is ready for the welcome accordingly. 

The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay, is situated between the Santa Cruz Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, is pretty. And it looked like a huge development land which probably is done by keeping a huge vision in mind. There is a huge golf course around the property and there are some beautiful houses around the boundary of the Golf Course.

The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay, is situated between the Santa Cruz Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, is pretty. And it looked like a huge development land which probably is done by keeping a huge vision in mind. There is a huge golf course around the property and there are some beautiful houses around the boundary of the Golf Course. 

Above photograph shows a beautiful water pond in the middle of the property and I noticed lot of colourful birds around it. Since I was only carrying my phone camera I couldn't clic the birds well. I wish I had my camera with zoom lenses to bring colours of winged wonders for you guys.

Above photograph shows a beautiful water pond in the middle of the property and I noticed lot of colourful birds around it. Since I was only carrying my phone camera I couldn't clic the birds well. I wish I had my camera with zoom lenses to bring colours of winged wonders for you guys. 

There is not much around the Ritz Carlton if you wish to walk and do sight seeing. But for leisurely activities, one can play in two on-site championship golf courses or take a jog on the hotel’s coastal paths and have the Pacific lapping at your feet. Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay has 16,000 square feet spa, with its Roman mineral baths and lavender facial treatments. That sounds awesome but I am sure that it would certainly be costly affair but when you visit properties like this, you anyways need to keep good budget aside.

There is not much around the Ritz Carlton if you wish to walk and do sight seeing. But for leisurely activities, one can play in two on-site championship golf courses or take a jog on the hotel’s coastal paths and have the Pacific lapping at your feet. Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay has 16,000 square feet spa, with its Roman mineral baths and lavender facial treatments. That sounds awesome but I am sure that it would certainly be costly affair but when you visit properties like this, you anyways need to keep good budget aside. 

It's a Shingle style hotel which has multiple section in this huge campus. Above photograph is clicked while I was walking from my guest house towards the main section of the resort where all the restaurants are. The main building you see in above photograph is very close to the coastline and one can see high tides of Pacific ocean from it's restaurants & common areas.

It's a Shingle style hotel which has multiple section in this huge campus. Above photograph is clicked while I was walking from my guest house towards the main section of the resort where all the restaurants are. The main building you see in above photograph is very close to the coastline and one can see high tides of Pacific ocean from it's restaurants & common areas. 

It seems weather around Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay is usually foggy but we were lucky to be there on right day with good clarity to enjoy panoramic views of ocean, golf course and surrounding areas along with huge buildings of the hotel.

It seems weather around Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay is usually foggy but we were lucky to be there on right day with good clarity to enjoy panoramic views of ocean, golf course and surrounding areas along with huge buildings of the hotel.

Now let me share through above photograph that how beautiful view of the ocean you get from the hotel. And trust me, the photograph doesn't do justice to the view because it's too huge to capture in any camera and especially the experience of the place.

 Now let me share through above photograph that how beautiful view of the ocean you get from the hotel. And trust me, the photograph doesn't do justice to the view because it's too huge to capture in any camera and especially the experience of the place. 

If we talk about food at Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, I was super impressed and it can be great place to eat out for sea food lovers but food is pretty expensive here.

If we talk about food at Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay, I was super impressed and it can be great place to eat out for sea food lovers but food is pretty expensive here. 

Ritz Carlton in northern California serves seafood at its best. Subtle, savory and fresh offerings standouts like the Skuna Bay salmon, paired with pumpernickel, sorrel & smoked onion, and the olive oil poached Halibut, hailing from nearby Oceanside. When I was there, we always opted for buffet meals and loved the variety of sea food along with right balance of vegetarian  options. Although I don't think it's a great place to have food for vegetarians, especially for the cost you pay here.

Ritz Carlton in northern California serves seafood at its best. Subtle, savory and fresh offerings standouts like the Skuna Bay salmon, paired with pumpernickel, sorrel & smoked onion, and the olive oil poached Halibut, hailing from nearby Oceanside. When I was there, we always opted for buffet meals and loved the variety of sea food along with right balance of vegetarian  options. Although I don't think it's a great place to have food for vegetarians, especially for the cost you pay here.  

Now let me take you through how the rooms look like. I am sure this is one of the basic ones. I loved basic colors of the room and a very soothing interiors. Each thing in the room is chosen and decided very carefully and when I say this, I mean it by looking at the kind of art on the walls, & some small pieces places around the room. Probably all that worth doing another special post on interiors of Ritz Carlton rooms in Half Moon Bay.

Now let me take you through how the rooms look like. I am sure this is one of the basic ones. I loved basic colors of the room and a very soothing interiors. Each thing in the room is chosen and decided very carefully and when I say this, I mean it by looking at the kind of art on the walls, & some small pieces places around the room. Probably all that worth doing another special post on interiors of Ritz Carlton rooms in Half Moon Bay. 

Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay has 260+ rooms  and has a grand spa etc. Perched on a cliff overlooking the Pacific, the hotel has excellent outdoor facilities including fire pits facing the ocean and a very well manicured 18-hole golf course. Rooms are spacious, elegant, yet simple, with beautiful marble bathrooms and quaint shutters covering windows. Fire pit rooms come with cozy outdoor fire pits looking out onto the rocky coast or golf course, depending where you room is. It seems there is an indoor pool, which I couldn't visit and see.

Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay has 260+ rooms  and has a grand spa etc. Perched on a cliff overlooking the Pacific, the hotel has excellent outdoor facilities including fire pits facing the ocean and a very well manicured 18-hole golf course. Rooms are spacious, elegant, yet simple, with beautiful marble bathrooms and quaint shutters covering windows. Fire pit rooms come with cozy outdoor fire pits looking out onto the rocky coast or golf course, depending where you room is. It seems there is an indoor pool, which I couldn't visit and see. 


Here is a view of the room balcony with 2 chairs and the fire pit. There is a button which simply brings up the fire and switching off takes it down. As you can see my room was not facing the coastline but the golf-course.

Here is a view of the room balcony with 2 chairs and the fire pit. There is a button which simply brings up the fire and switching off takes it down. As you can see my room was not facing the coastline but the golf-course. 

Did I talk about these fire pits in balconies of all rooms at Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay. This one was just outside the room and we had good time enjoying our drinks around this. During this we were constantly wondering how do they ensure that it's safe & fire doesn't create chaos because of any accident. If you closely look at this fire pit, you would feel this is wood burning but it's not. Essentially it's gas which is creating fire and these elements on the top are simulating wood kind of experience. There was a fireplace inside the room as well but I didn't dare to use that :).

Did I talk about these fire pits in balconies of all rooms at Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay. This one was just outside the room and we had good time enjoying our drinks around this. During this we were constantly wondering how do they ensure that it's safe & fire doesn't create chaos because of any accident. If you closely look at this fire pit, you would feel this is wood burning but it's not. Essentially it's gas which is creating fire and these elements on the top are simulating wood kind of experience. There was a fireplace inside the room as well but I didn't dare to use that :). 

When we are talking about the fire pits in Ritz Carlton, above photograph shows fire inside the water pond. Now keep guessing how are they doing it or google about it :).

When we are talking about the fire pits in Ritz Carlton, above photograph shows fire inside the water pond. Now keep guessing how are they doing it or google about it :).

Above photograph shows the Christmas mood at Ritz Carlton and this area is for reception & check-in. Check-in reminds me that this property books $200 on check-in for any accidental charges.

Above photograph shows the Christmas mood at Ritz Carlton and this area is for reception & check-in. Check-in reminds me that this property books $200 on check-in for any accidental charges. 

All photographs shared in this blogpost are clicked with phone camera and I am proud of my #MobileGIRI series on this blog, so check out other blogs with phone camera photographs.

All photographs shared in this blogpost are clicked with phone camera and I am proud of my #MobileGIRI series on this blog, so check out other blogs with phone camera photographs. 

There are multiple buildings in this property across this huge land around Golf Course. One can take ride from one building to another but it's awesome to walk around these lush green grounds around Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay.

There are multiple buildings in this property across this huge land around Golf Course. One can take ride from one building to another but it's awesome to walk around these lush green grounds around Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay. 

Overall it was awesome experience for me to visit Ritz Carlton around Pacific Ocean in Half Moon Bay, but I wish I had more time to explore it well.     If you liked this post and found it helpful, I would request you to follow these things when traveling -    1. Manage your waste well and don’t litter Use dustbins. 2. Tell us if you went to a place and found it hard to locate a dustbin.  3. Avoid bottle waters in hills. Usually you get clean water in hills and water bottles create lot of mess in our ecosystem.  4. Say big no to plastic and avoid those unhealthy snacks packed in plastic bags. Rather buy fruits.  5. Don't play loud blaring music in forests of jungle camps. You are a guest in that ecosystem and disturbing the locals (humans and animals) is not polite

Overall it was awesome experience for me to visit Ritz Carlton around Pacific Ocean in Half Moon Bay, but I wish I had more time to explore it well. 

If you liked this post and found it helpful, I would request you to follow these things when traveling - 

1. Manage your waste well and don’t litter Use dustbins.
2. Tell us if you went to a place and found it hard to locate a dustbin. 
3. Avoid bottle waters in hills. Usually you get clean water in hills and water bottles create lot of mess in our ecosystem. 
4. Say big no to plastic and avoid those unhealthy snacks packed in plastic bags. Rather buy fruits. 
5. Don't play loud blaring music in forests of jungle camps. You are a guest in that ecosystem and disturbing the locals (humans and animals) is not polite

Comments

d Nambiar said…
Looks like a very fine place. And the setting is so picturesque.

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