We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

5.0 of 5 1 Miramontes Point Road, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Hotel website
Hotel packages
Special Offer
Fire and Wine Package
#2 of 8 Hotels in Half Moon Bay
927 Reviews 4.5 of 5 stars
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Certificate of Excellence 2014
The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
Write a Review

927 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    577
    189
    79
    50
    32
See reviews for
147
426
26
152
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (250)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Dallas, Texas
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What's not to love about Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay? We've been to this place so many times and love each experience. Some of the guests there complain about the fog or cold weather but we really think people need to reset their expectations. It's Half Moon Bay, and the weather isn't always sunny. In many ways, we find... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
688 reviews 688 reviews
331 hotel reviews
366 helpful votes 366 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed here for one night in September, 2014, while driving up the Pacific Coast. The setting of the hotel is beautiful--it's right on the cliffs of the Pacific, and that affords stunning views from many of the property's rooms and public areas. The building itself is also lovely; it looks like more of an old Scottish manor than a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here en route to LA from San Fran, and as our first stop off, it couldn't have been any better. Upgraded on arrival, our room gave spectacular views across the ocean. Making use of the complimentary bikes we rode around the vast grounds, enjoying the breath-taking scenery. The fog set in quickly, but following the path, we were... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Calling all local and visitors ... Romantics weekend, family getaway, or just for fun .... This is a must see place. Come for a quick visit, Sunday brunch, lunch, cocktails, or tea/coffe/hot cocoa ... Just come. Brunch is ok and is a little pricy, I prefer oysters and the burgers and fries are delish. The bar is fantastic, and very... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
San Francisco, CA
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed here for our 5th anniversary and it was magical. The resort has beautiful views everywhere you turn and we enjoyed spending much of the time outdoors just relaxing. There are chairs set up all across the property so it is easy to unwind and take it all in. The main terrace faces the Pacific and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
16 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed at the Ritz for my 30ty birthday last October and wow, so perfect. We stayed on the Club Level and trust me, it is worth the extra money. Several meal servings per day and alcohol. The spa is amazing and the property is heavenly. We rode bicycles towards town one day, walked on the beach... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
San Francisco
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most stunning hotels that we have visited, and probably one of the worlds best finishing holes in golf (we walked it, but did not play). Great service, good food. And yes, it is extremely pricey. The one big "gotcha" has to be the ground floor cottages. No AC, No windows. Although it is usually 60 degrees at... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
OC, CA
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went to this hotel for a quick getaway. It was very nice and we enjoyed the view and the room. Our ocean view was over a golf course with ocean in the distance, which was ok. I would have preferred to have a direct ocean view and thought that's what we were getting since that is... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boone, North Carolina
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The grounds of this resort are spectacular, being high on a cliff that overlooks the Pacific Ocean. Our room was very nice. However, thank goodness we rented a car. Otherwise we would have been stuck eating at the very high priced restaurants within the resort and the food was not that great. Only valet parking which cost $47 a day.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ritz-CarltonHMB, Executive Office at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, responded to this review

Dear K L, We appreciate you taking the time to share your review of your recent stay; however we are concerned to hear that your stay left you disappointed. We strive to offer our guests a variety of quality dining options at the resort and directions to some of our favorite spots in town. You are right to expect the... More

Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
17 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Ritz Carlton is stylish with good service and great room. It is fairly pricy, and the only reason you would stay here is most likely to be for the golf. Well, unfortunately the golf courses are below par ( pardon the punt) and if golf is the main interest there are way better options.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ritz-CarltonHMB, Executive Office at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, responded to this review

Dear Werner S., Thank you for taking a moment to share your review of your recent stay in Half Moon Bay. It sounds like you found much to love at our beautiful resort, enjoying both luxurious accommodations and world-class service. We are, however, sorry to hear that you were disappointed in your golf experience. Our award-winning courses are some of... More

Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

Address: 1 Miramontes Point Road, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Phone Number:
Location: United States > California > Half Moon Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay 5*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Tingo, Travelocity, Priceline, Hotels.com, Odigeo, HotelsClick and Venere so you can book your The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay Hotel Half Moon Bay
Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay
Ritz Half Moon Bay
Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton

895 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (528)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (140)
Viewed
Dining (30)
Viewed
View from room (47)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (30)
Viewed
Room/suite (94)
Viewed
Bathroom (18)
Viewed
Family/play areas (1)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (1)
Viewed
Other (167)

Expert photos: Taken by TripAdvisor travel experts

Viewed
All expert photos (350)
Viewed
Amenities (62)
Viewed
Deluxe Room (61)
Viewed
Ocean Front Suite (72)
Viewed
Pool (4)
Viewed
Restaurants and Bars (28)
Viewed
Terrace Fire Pit Room (70)
Viewed
The Hotel (53)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (18)
Viewed
Dining (5)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Other (11)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
All
hotels in Half Moon Bay with
any amenities