I had a business meeting at the Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay on Friday. The past few months have been crazy at home (new baby + major home remodeling), so Megan and Allie came along to stay over the weekend for a little R&R (Abby stayed with Nana). The hotel is beautiful and the cool ocean breeze is a nice break from the heat and humidity of Texas. It’s been a treat for us to just relax in the room and watch movies or go for a walk along the coastline. I used frequent flyer points for our flights and my company is covering the room and rental car, so it should be a cheap getaway, right? Wrong.
It astounding how quickly you can hemorrhage money here. Treat yourself to a massage? $200. Bottle of Odwalla juice smoothie? $9. Breakfast buffet for two? $94.
Now don’t get me wrong – I would expect to pay a lot for these things at a Ritz Carlton. But there’s a point where pricing gets so ridiculous that all you can do is laugh. At least the newspapers are free.