As most schools have transitioned to online learning and many adults will continue to work from home, this is a moment in time when people can work from anywhere, so why not be at the beach?
The Half Moon Bay Coastside, a beautiful seaside hamlet located just 45 minutes south of San Francisco, is the perfect spot for getting the job done with some fun added in. With temperate weather year round, visitors can enjoy 25 miles of sandy beaches, horseback riding on the beach, golfing, kayaking, paddle boarding, and much more, all while social distancing and enjoying fresh ocean air.
Six hotels have taken extra steps to make working remotely a breeze, allowing guests to cross items off their to-do list and then make the most of their day enjoying the outdoors. All properties have health and safety protocols in place according to the guidelines of the San Mateo County Health Department. Visitors are permitted to safely enjoy restaurants, shops, and outside recreation. For more information and to make hotel reservations, click here or contact the hotel directly.
Beach House Hotel – This luxuriously appointed New England-style boutique hotel overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Pillar Point Harbor features 54 junior suites, most with water views, and all with a fireplace and either a patio or balcony. Each suite is outfitted with a desk with data ports and fiber optic WIFI. For those in need of a work break, there’s a specialty menu featuring handcrafted cocktails and delicious snacks. Guests will enjoy complimentary continental breakfast each day and can reserve a time slot for private use of the outdoor pool. 4100 N. Cabrillo Highway, (650) 712-0220.
Half Moon Bay Inn - Located on Main Street in a historic 1932 Spanish Revival building, this elegant inn features 15 luxury guestrooms and two suites with beautiful European furnishings, plush pillow top mattresses, fine linens, and marble baths. All rooms have desks, high speed WIFI, and coffee and tea. To help unwind after a day of work, enjoy a complimentary glass of wine and indulge in the in-room signature scented soaps, lotions, and shampoos developed by a local herbalist. 401 Main Street (650) 726-1177.
Nantucket Whale Inn – Tucked away at the end of Main Street, this boutique inn reflects the ambiance of a refined Nantucket Island home. Styled in tranquil shades of blue and gray, each of the seven guestrooms is unique in design and features plush cotton robes and HERMES bath products from France. Some guestrooms have fireplaces and whirlpool tubs. Guests can work in-room or find relaxation amongst the tranquil outdoor areas, lush gardens, and accompanying fire pit. A complimentary home cooked breakfast is served each morning. 779 Main Street, (650) 726-1616.
Ocean View Inn – Located just North of Half Moon Bay in Montara, this historic nine-room property has in-room desks, complimentary snacks and continental breakfast, 42” HD flat screen SMART TVs, Keurig coffee tea makers, and large refrigerators perfect for stocking up on lunch supplies. 8425 Cabrillo Highway, Montara, (650) 728-8200.
Oceano Hotel & Spa - With a spectacular location overlooking picturesque Pillar Point Harbor, this seaside escape boasts luxuriously appointed suites with fireplaces, wet bars, and private balconies overlooking the spectacular coastal scenery. For larger groups or longer term stays, the Villas offer a full kitchen and living room area. All rooms have a desk with multiple power outlets, and there’s a business center with printing, scanning and copying services. Guests can easily walk to the many restaurants and outdoor activities in harbor. 280 Capistrano Road, (650) 726-5400.
The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay – Highly luxurious, this grand seaside 261-room resort is situated on dramatic bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Guests can work in-room at the desk or outside by the firepit overlooking the ocean. Dining options include the Ocean Terrace Restaurant and room service, both offered daily. When it’s time to play, reserve a bike to cruise along the Coastal Trail, hit the practice course at adjacent Half Moon Bay Golf Links, or have a staff person arrange reservations for one of the area’s many outdoor activities. One Miramontes Point Road, (650) 712-7000
For more information on what travelers can expect when visiting the Half Moon Bay Coastside, click here or call (650) 726-8380.