Monday, May 13, 2013

Putting On The Ritz

 Just over the hill, only twenty miles away, sits the most amazing resort, The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay.
Perched atop a cliff, overlooking the ocean, it is a little slice of heaven!

 Mr. A and I decided to finally see what everyone's been talking about.

If you love the ocean, then this is definitely worth a stay.
Or you could just enjoy the fire pit at the end of the day, while watching the sunset over the Pacific.

Just as the sun sets, a bagpiper plays Amazing Grace.

And yes, he's dressed in a kilt!

We had to pinch ourselves as we listened to the sweet sounds of the bagpipes and watch the sun hit the water.

 Mr. A enjoying the view...

A happy, albeit cold camper!
Even though the hotel gives out blankets and there is a roaring fire, it can be cold and windy.

 The hotel even has S'mores kits for roasting marshmallows. 

 We had a martini instead!

 I love how the rooms were decorated, especially the bathroom.

French doors open to lovely Carrara marble floors.



One whole wall in the room is all beautiful built-ins.

Of course, the bed is luxurious with down duvet and soft as silk sheets.
I noticed all the details.... the dog bed, scarf and bowl provided for Oscar.
How cool that the The Ritz-Carlton is pet friendly!

The hotel was built in 2000 and renovated in 2010.
It's hard to believe that this is the first time we've ever seen it.
I think we might make this a yearly occasion!

The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
1 Miramontes Point Road
Half Moon Bay, California

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Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

What fabulous views and luxury. Looks amazing. Hugs, Marty

Anonymous said...

Love it! I want to be there now and I love how dog friendly they are (even though Benji ran like a madman around the golf course).

Kathysue said...

Love Half Moon Bay and have yet to stay there, I think that might be a good idea for our anniversay next year!! Thank you for the guided tour! As often as we go to Half Moon bay we have not gone there yet. It is on my list of Places to stay!
Happy Monday,
xo Kathysue

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

How gorgeous. We have stayed in a couple RC in the past and they are so nice and the best service. Those were in the days that the company paid for our stay.

French said...

I've always loved Half Moon Bay, for the location as well as the name....I'd have gone for the martini too; looks like a wonderful stay.

Sonia said...

Gorgeous photos...brings backs lovely memories of our visits there. We have stayed there during the Pumpkin Festival at Half the firepit at night!
Miss Bloomers

Suzanne said...

What a beautiful spot! I am as impressed with their dog friendly details as I am with the view. And those individual firepits - luxury plus!

Thehouseofhampton said...

You can never go wrong with a Ritz Carlton.....but when they welcome dogs, it's the best!!! How amazing was that? The fire looks like fun, but honestly, the Martini makes it the perfect stop!

A Toile Tale said...

Delores -
I'm so jealous that you are so close. After staying here, my husband amended his bucket list to a very simple, "I want to stay in every Ritz-Carlton in the world"!!!!! Our room was upgraded beyond our wildest dreams and we woke up every morning to that incredible view of the ocean over the golf course. We then proceeded to your beautiful St. Helena for one of the most special parties I could imagine. A dream trip for us, too!
Linda @ A Toile Tale

The Tablescaper said...

Looks like a beautiful stay. The bag pipes added the final touch!

I host a weekly party on Fridays called "Oh, the PLACES I've been!". It would be great to have you link.

- The Tablescaper

Leslie said...

A gorgeous spot Dolores! Such a few and the cold brisk weather makes it all the better. Glad you had a romantic getaway!! :)


Barb @ The Everyday Home said...

Oh my. Sunsets with a bagpiper! HMB was on our list when we were out visiting Kathysue, but it was the day after we all arrived and after traveling we needed a down day. Next time. Trying to convince my hubby to make the trip out next Fall so maybe I will add this to our agenda. Thanks for sharing your trip with us. xxoo

Unknown said...

Been there. Loved it!

Patty Rumaker said...

Beautiful! I especially like the dog bed. Truly, it is a lovely place. Wish I were there.
Thanks, Patty

Victoria said...

There are two Ritz Carltons within driving distance of my home and they are both lovely, sited as they are on the Gulf of Mexico. Nothing, however, compares to an ocean view. The one you were fortunate enough to stay in is nothing short of spectacular.

Terri~terrileeauthor said...

Oh my gosh, that picture of the sunset could be in a travel magazine.
I love the marble bathroom as well.
Looks like a cozy romantic get-a-way.

Lulu said...

Isn't it wonderful when you find a place that makes your heart sing! Had I been there I'd have joined you for a martini.

Suz said...

When this resort opened it became Number 1 on my wish list, altho I haven't made it there yet I have been to others on my list. You've done a beautiful job photographing it. I hear it has a fantastic spa.

Ann said...

Well it sits on a stunning site for sure!! The resort is beautiful and the waves would be a delight. I think the fire bit would feel wonderful all bundled up in a blanket.

Ann said...

Well it sits on a stunning site for sure!! The resort is beautiful and the waves would be a delight. I think the fire bit would feel wonderful all bundled up in a blanket.

Denise said...

These are gorgeous pictures!! The view really is lovely, and everything about the hotel looks perfect. How nice, indeed, that they provide a dog bed and other amenities for our pooches. :)

I enjoyed your post -- visiting from The Tablescaper's party. Have a wonderful weekend!

Denise at Forest Manor

The Tablescaper said...

Great to have you at "Oh, the PLACES I've been!" Hope to see you this Friday!

- The Tablescaper

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