The Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay
- Business Center
- Fitness Center
- Room Service
- Swimming Pool
- Data Ports
- TV In Room
- Hair Dryer
- Air Conditioning
- Electronic Room Keys
- In-House Bar
- Video Check Out
- Meeting Rooms
- Clothing Iron
- In-House Dining
- Wake Up Service
- Coffee & Tea Maker
- Mini Bar In Room
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- 98%Luxury Travelers
- 69%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 61%Business Travelers
- 56%Family Travelers
- 51%Art & Design Lovers
Member Reviews (37)
- The Ritz Carlton Half Moon BayMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersFoodies+ 1Feb 20, 2014
This place has the best view in the bay area! The hotel is located in one of the most beautiful beaches in the bay, on top of a cliff, with great hiking trails around it and an amazing golf course. It's a great place for a brunch with a beautiful ocean view and a nice buffet.
- The Ritz Carlton Half Moon BayApr 26, 2013
The Ritz may be expensive but you don't need to stay here to enjoy it. My wife loves getting an overpriced glass of wine and some munchies and enjoying the sunset on either the back patio or the main bar area. Outside, the bag pipers play as the sun sets. Memorable and often stunning!
- The Ritz Carlton Half Moon BayMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 5Mar 08, 2013
The serene cliffside location of this Ritz-Carlton makes it one of the most beautiful and romantic hotels in the Bay Area, if not the entire US.
Our luxurious coastal view room was fabulously appointed. The bed was so comfortable - had it not been so gorgeous outside, I could've stayed in bed all day long. Service was top notch all the way.
Enjoy some cocktails from the Conservatory Lounge - they are wonderfully crafted. Take your drink outside, grab a blanket and cozy up by one of the fire pits.
If you're a golfer, make sure to book your tee times in advance. Their championship golf courses are a dream to play on.
- The Ritz Carlton Half Moon BayFeb 15, 2013
Location, Location, Location.....
It doesn't get better than this place. Great staff, restaurants, rooms and vibe, but the location is breathtaking.
I will join the others in griping a bit about the location of the pool....but even that was not a huge deal, you just have to walk a little bit. My favorite place to hang out was (with a cocktail) near the fire pit facing the ocean, listening to the waves crash onto the shore.
If you get the chance, you must stay here at some point!
- The Ritz Carlton Half Moon BayJan 16, 2013
Finally, I had the chance to visit the infamous Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay. This property has a well-deserved fantastic reputation. The location makes for a perfect Northern California state-cation or company retreat; it's about 45 minutes from San Francisco and 30 minutes from Silicon Valley. Easily accessible, but feels like a world away.
The theme of this Ritz is wine and fire, honoring the wine of the region and the need for fire to keep warm on the chilly coast. This creates a cozy atmosphere, making you feel right at home. Of course incredible local food is also honored in two restaurants, one of which (Navio) is undergoing renovations and upgrades this Spring.
This is an ideal destination for golfers since the lodging is located between two excellent courses boasting views of the Pacific coast. The hotel also welcomes furry guests; they even have a monthly Yappy Hour.
There are endless different room types, which means there is a perfect fit for everyone. The one Ritz Carlton Suite on property is especially impressive; the perfect place to host a cocktail party and indulge in the plush surroundings. Rooms with fire pits are also extraordinary. Imagine grabbing a s'more package, selecting a bottle of red wine and curling up on your porch by the fire. Then you can truly appreciate this reasons this secluded escape earned this fantastic reputation.
Virtuoso amenities include: upgrade to the next room category at time of check-in based upon availability, daily breakfast, $100 spa credit and early check-in/late check-out subject to availability.
- The Ritz Carlton Half Moon BayMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersFoodies+ 2Oct 03, 2012
Wow. What a fantastic hotel. The Ritz Half Moon Bay is designed to look like one of the old seaside lodges of the 18th century. The service at the hotel was amazing - from the moment you walked in the door, the staff radiated friendliness asking how they could help, offering us bottled water as we waited to check in. We had a sea view room, which had a big window overlooking the sea cliffs and the beach below. The rooms were big and very nicely done, with a large king size bed and a large padded lounge where you could read next to the window.
They also have an amazing back patio area where you can sit around a huge fire pit with big blankets on your lap, taking in the ocean with a cocktail in hand.
One of the best parts of the hotel, though, was the back patio, where they had 2 large gas fire pits, where you could sit around the fire in big wooden chairs drinking wine while taking in the sweeping views. It is often cold, but between the fire, thick wool blankets and the cocktails you dont seem to notice. They even offer luxury smores kits, so you can roast your own.
The spa was nice - they had a nice jacuzzi and steam rooms. My wife got a massage and said it was good though not amazing. The hotel was also kid-friendly. We were there on Easter Sunday where they had an amazing brunch but also lots of childrens' activities, including a petting zoo and an easter egg hunt.
The only real complaint I had (other than the $50 per night parking, which seemed like a way of masking the true price of the hotel) was that the hotel lacks a pool. They give you access to the pool next door at sea colony, but it is a good 5-10 minute walk outside, which was pretty inconvenient.
Overall I would include the Ritz Half Moon in my top 10 hotel list.
- The Ritz Carlton Half Moon BayJul 05, 2012
We stayed here mid-week (husband + 2 kids). Fortunately for us, it was not busy. The staff were very friendly, especially to our busy children in the two restaurants. They also upgraded us proactively. You cannot beat the views. Meal prices are high, but they work hard to provide local, in-season, varied options. Great drinks too! Morning coffee is free in the Conservatory.Recommended for:Family Travelers
Dining options at The Ritz Carlton, Half Moon Bay include 2 restaurants and a bar/lounge. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include a golf course. Also located on site are an indoor pool, a health club, a spa tub, and a sauna. The property's full service health spa has body treatments, massage/treatment rooms, facials, and beauty services. This 5.0 star property offers limo/town car service, audio visual equipment, and business services. Complimentary wireless and wired high speed Internet access is available in public areas. This Half Moon Bay property has 17,000 square feet of event space consisting of banquet facilities and conference/meeting rooms. Wedding services and tour/ticket assistance are available. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional property amenities include valet parking, a concierge desk, and a children's club. This is a smoke free property.
There are 261 guestrooms at The Ritz Carlton, Half Moon Bay. Beds come with down comforters and premium bedding. Coffee/tea makers and minibars are offered. Bathrooms feature separate bathtubs and showers, phones, makeup/shaving mirrors, and designer toiletries. In addition to complimentary wireless and wired high speed Internet access, guestrooms offer multi line phones, iPod docking stations, and CD players. LCD televisions have premium satellite channels, DVD players, and pay movies. Air conditioned rooms also include desks, complimentary bottled water, electronic check out, and electronic/magnetic keys. Guests may request refrigerators, hypo allergenic bedding, and extra towels/bedding. A nightly turndown service and housekeeping are available. Cribs (infant beds) are available on request.
Notifications and Fees:
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.
- Valet parking: US$ 45 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
Very Good!452 reviews across the web.
- Guests recommend this hotel for golfers.
- Guests recommend this hotel for a romantic getaway.
- Service96% found the staff to be very friendly.
- Wellness/Sportstop-notch fitness area, thought 94%.
- Ambiance90% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
- GroundsNice grounds. 88% satisfied guests.
- Location87% enjoyed the nightlife nearby.
- Hotel81% considered it to be very well-maintained.