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4.4 out of 5

"Celebrated a 50th birthday. The hotel grounds and room are breath taking, outside bar was phenomenal, the staff were friendly and helpful, the bed was ... " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 29 May 2018

Hotel Description

5-star beach hotel with 3 restaurants

Oceanside stay

You'll be steps from Half Moon Bay Golf Links and a 5-minute walk from Pelican Point Beach. Also, Manhattan Beach is within half a mile (1 km) and Half Moon Bay State Beach is within 2 miles (3 km).

18-hole golf course

This smoke-free hotel features a golf course, a full-service spa, and 3 restaurants. Families will appreciate the children's club, onsite laundry facilities, and supervised childcare. Enjoy the 6 outdoor tennis courts and perks like free WiFi.

Free Internet, iPod docks

The 261 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, Smart TVs with satellite channels, and thoughtful touches like bathrobes and slippers. IPod docks, 24-hour room service, and Netflix are also available.

Deluxe Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$819* Per night/room Jan 26 - Jan 27

Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Corner

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, Golf View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Luxury Suite, 1 Bedroom, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 1 Bedroom, View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay ratings based on 16 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Jan 13, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 18, 2019 by The Ladies and Gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton, Half

Dear Guest, thank you for your excellent rating of The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay. We are glad you enjoyed your experience with us and hope to see you again soon. Warm regards, The Ladies and Gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

4 out of 5
Celebrated a 50th birthday. The hotel grounds and room are breath taking, outside bar was phenomenal, the staff were friendly and helpful, the bed was like sleeping on a cloud!! My only disappointment was the Conservatory for dinner. The tables were cramped, kids were loud, wait staff was slow to check on us, and the food was pricey and only mediocre. Had we known the food would be better in the Novigo we would have waited for a table.

Posted by on May 29, 2018

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5 out of 5

Wonderful staff match the surroundings

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
Stayed here for the second time and mentioned in the reservation that it was my wife's birthday. She received special attention and gifts both from the hotel and Navio restaurant. Staff are very friendly and go out of their way to provide extra service.

Posted by on Jul 24, 2012

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5 out of 5

very comfy and awesome view

Pros: Quiet
Gave us glass of decent wine when we checked in. Parking was a bit pricey but they don't have many options there so you are stuck with it.

Posted by on Mar 29, 2012

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3 out of 5

Nice hotel.... But overpriced.

Pros: Quiet, beautiful setting
Cons: too expensive
The Ritz Carlton at Half Moon Bay is set in a beautiful location. The staff was helpful and very polite. The cost of valet parking ($45 per night) and the food at the restaurant ($70 for 2 egg dishes) was outrageous. The rooms were average... Quite small for the $$$. I enjoyed the large bath tub though. Overall... My suggestion would be only to stay there if you can get a great deal....don't eat at resteraunt (downtown Half Moon Bay had some wonderful places!) and park your own car.

Posted by , from San Antonio, TX, USA on Mar 6, 2012

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5 out of 5

Beautiful Hotel!

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
We got the Terrace Firepit Room and it was amazing. Overlooked the Pacific Ocean and golf course. The spa is wonderful too, we had a massage and facial there and it was absolutely wonderful. The staff was very professional and couteous. We really enjoyed our stay in the San Francisco Bay area!

Posted by , from Warren, IN on Feb 7, 2011

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5 out of 5

Sets the standard for all Ritz-Carltons...

Absolutely stunning cliff-side inn with gorgeous views of the Pacific. The facilties were impeccible and the staff were at your beck and call. The grounds are maticulously landscaped and capture the essense of Northern California. I visited during late June and found the weather to be very cool escpecially at night. My room was so beautiful and clean, it was hard to leave it, even with the magnificent views outside beckoning me away! Half-moon Bay is quite a distance from San Fransisco and I wouldn't recommend staying here if you plan on visiting the city more than once during your stay. Otherwise, this a treat for most anyone who wishes to get away from it all or be all alone with that special someone.

Posted by on Dec 1, 2008

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5 out of 5

Best I have ever been to.

I had my wedding here this summer and I finally realized why a Ritz Carlton is the best in the world. This hotel is by far the best I have stayed at and I have been around the world and back again. Here is what I love. THE FOOD: amazing, can i say that again, amazing. Everything i have ever eaten here was perfect, in all the restaurant and I was here for several days and had my wedding which they catered. I recommend the sunday brunch because it is the largest and best I have ever had.Then there is the view and atmosphere. Breathtaking. Some of the rooms just have amazing views of the ocean and some actually have fireplaces right out side for you to relax by your private fireplace and look at the ocean. I do not recommend kids because there is not a lot to do here for them. And lastly is the Service: outstanding. I did not know they could have service that good. I garuntee the stay you have here will be one of your best.

Posted by on Nov 16, 2008

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5 out of 5

Absolutely Beautiful

We booked this trip as a long weekend getaway, once we got there, we wished we could have booked it for a longer stay. The property is just beautiful, the views from our room were amazing. We will definately be back soon!

Posted by on Aug 17, 2007

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5 out of 5

Will be going back!

This hotel is everything you would expect from a Ritz Carlton. The location on the beach is breathtaking and you are waited on hand and foot upon arrival (with a glass of wine no less). Beware the dry cleaning, it's expensive and they ruined one of my husband's shirts. Beautiful rooms and the resort fee is completely worth the use of all ameneties.

Posted by on May 17, 2007

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About the The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

Location 1 Miramontes Point Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Property Features

The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay offers its guests a full-service spa, a golf course, and outdoor tennis courts. There are 3 restaurants on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. A 24-hour business center and limo/town car service are available. Event space at this hotel measures 17000 square feet (1530 square meters) and includes conference space. An indoor pool, a spa tub, and a 24-hour fitness center are also featured at the luxury The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay. For a fee, parking is available. This 5-star Half Moon Bay hotel is smoke free.

  • 261 guestrooms or units
  • 6 levels
  • 4 buildings
  • 3 dining venues
  • 17000 sq ft of conference space
  • 1530 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 2001
  • Bar or lounge
  • Kid's club (surcharge)
  • Supervised kid's activities (surcharge)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Charging station for electric cars
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Valet parking (surcharge) , RV, bus, truck parking


  • Airport: San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) (33.8 km / 21 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay offers 261 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and laptop-compatible safes. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets, down comforters, and premium bedding. 42-inch Smart televisions come with premium satellite channels, pay movies, and Netflix. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers, bathrobes, slippers, and designer toiletries. This Half Moon Bay hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary newspapers, as well as phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. Refrigerators and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • IPod dock
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Smart television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Netflix
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator available
  • Coffee maker
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay has 3 restaurants serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

Guests can play rounds at the 18-hole golf course and enjoy other recreation facilities including 6 outdoor tennis courts. An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a sauna and a 24-hour fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Pilates classes on site
  • Golf lessons on site
  • Golfing on site
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site

Spa Services

Half Moon Bay Spa has 13 treatment rooms. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs, and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including hydrotherapy. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub, and a steam room.

The spa is open daily.

  • Sauna in spa
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Steam room in spa
  • Number of treatment rooms 13
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Hydrotherapy treatments
  • Massages


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets: USD 200 per pet, per stay
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • UnionPay
  • Debit cards


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 50.00 per accommodation, per night

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 5 and USD 32 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 49 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 200 per pet, per stay

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Half Moon Bay Ritz-Carlton
  • Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay
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  • Ritz Half Moon Bay
  • Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay
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  • Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton
  • The Ritz Carlton, Half Moon
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You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.