Corner Room With a View
Indeed, my corner room was tailor-made for curling up with a good book and a bottle of wine. A window seat padded with finely upholstered cushions afforded a view of the Pacific Ocean and one hole of the golf course, where -- inexplicably -- a steady stream of drenched and slightly miserable-looking sportsmen were determined to get eighteen holes in, even on such a wet day.
I opted instead to take advantage of the deep-soaking bathtub with a complimentary loofah and bubbling bath gel. Thus fortified, I ventured out to explore the rest of this plush retreat.
Dining by the Sea
Also complimentary to hotel guests are activities like cycling along the coast (all equipment, maps and bottled water is provided), exploring the tide pool at the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, and yoga classes. For an additional fee, the hotel can also arrange excursions such as wine and cheese tastings, sea kayaking, fly and deep sea fishing, and horseback riding.
But between the cozy window seat, the spa, the lobby lounge with a roaring fireplace, and the memorable cuisine of Navio, I was content, on this visit to the Ritz-Carlton, just to stay indoors. (Reviewed May 2005)
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Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay is located: on the Pacific Coast in Half Moon Bay
One Miramontes Pointe Rd., Half Moon Bay, California 94019
Phone: (650) 712-7000; Reservations: (800) 542-8680
Web site: Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay
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