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The Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay

5.0 of 5 Resort   |   One Miramontes Point Road, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
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  • 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
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Sydney
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We love the atmosphere. Ocean wave sound, smell and sight. The staffs were friendly. The fitness Center was sufficient. The best thing about it is ocean view and the sound of waves! You can let the window open and listen to the waves the whole night. Make sure you ask for ocean view room though. Some rooms even have balcony.... More

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Davis, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I spent two lovely nights here. We had an Ocean Front, Fire pit room. The view was beautiful! The 18th hole, I believe, and the ocean. We choose the first floor to allow for a fire pit on our terrace. We were able to sit outside, enjoy the sound of the ocean, keep warm by our fire... More

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

Dear Lucinda C, So wonderful to hear from you, and know that you enjoyed a relaxing stay here at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay. Your choice of accommodations was excellent, as we always recommend guests experience an evening around a fire pit on the bluffs. It sounds like a visit to ENO is in order for next time as well!... More

Calabasas, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The beaches and surrounding bluffs were incredibly beautiful and made for a relaxing environment. The coastal room with private fire pit was great and the convenience of the all inclusive amenities located at the hotel allowed for the perfect location to relax and unwind. Unfortunately, compared to other higher end properties, the service and execution of a great concept was... More

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Ritz-CarltonHMB, General Manager at The Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay, responded to this review

Dear djgordon_1, Thank you for your review. We’re very sorry to hear that your stay did not match up with your expectations. We hold ourselves to a high standard across the board, from service and accommodations to amenities and cuisine, and take feedback like yours very seriously. Please contact our Executive Office directly at 650-712-7000 at your earliest convenience, so... More

Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rooms were beautiful and you can't beat the view and the unbelievable beach. The staff was friendly and attentive. By far the best service in the nation. Food was above average in the bar and lounge. I'd stick with the beautiful restaurants within the property for excellent food.

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

Dear Christy, We cannot thank you enough for your kind words. It is wonderful to know that you enjoyed so much of what makes The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay special. You can rest assured that we will continue working to deserve the humbling distinction of “Best service in the nation.” We look forward to seeing you again soon. Sincerely, The... More

San Francisco, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This hotel is unbelievably beautiful. The cottage rooms have their own private fire pit which is really fun and the rest of the hotel is stunning. Even if you don't stay here, stop by and have a cocktail outside on their expansive patio just for the views alone. I can't wait to come back and play a round of golf... More

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Ritz-CarltonHMB, Executive Offices at The Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay, responded to this review

Dear Ashley, Thank you for your kind words! Daily golf and nightly fireside cocktails are two surefire ways to enjoy a stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay. Please let us know if there’s anything we can do to help plan your next relaxing visit. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Sincerely, The Ladies and Gentlemen of The... More

San Francisco, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Enjoyed two night getaway weekend in an oceanfront firepit room at this 5-star property along the Pacific Coast. Service from all staff was impeccable -- prompt, courteous, and welcoming without exception. Room was comfortable, thought not especially spacious. Bathroom was elegantly decorated, though the shower was surprisingly small. Firepit on the ocean-facing patio was definitely the highlight. Enjoyed one of... More

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

Dear myangsf, Thank you for your feedback. It sounds like the theme of your stay was “location, location, location”! We’re so happy that you were able to experience one of Half Moon Bay’s signature sunsets. There are truly no words to describe that moment when the sun disappears over the bluffs and beyond the horizon. Add the warmth and convenience... More

Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This Ritz does not disappoint. Although an initial snafu with our reservation at check-in, the rest of our stay was just lovely! Beautiful room (although nightstand and desk scratched with age); great gym, facing the ocean. Outside fire pits and blankets were a plus. Best staff member was Dalia, our turn-town service attendant -- she was deferential, kind, thorough and... More

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

Dear srir8286, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay. We always love to hear from guests, especially when our ladies and gentlemen have gone above and beyond to create a special experience. Please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience at check-in; you can rest assured your next stay will... More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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125 reviews 125 reviews
66 hotel reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I stayed here recently for an event at the property. This hotel has everything - beautiful views, outstanding amenities, typical top-notch Ritz-Carlton Staff, and excellent food. I'd stay here again in a heartbeat.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We stayed there on points, but nothing indicated that we were treated less then other guests, on the contrary. A couple of days before we arrived I received an inquiry from the hotel whether they could make reservations, or that we were on a special trip. I indicated that we were travelling to celebrate my wife's 50th birthday, but also... More

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

Dear Stef V, Thank you very much for sharing your review of your recent visit. We are so pleased that you chose The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay for your wife’s 50th birthday celebration! It sounds like you both enjoyed a very special stay. A walk on the beach and private in-room dining are hallmarks of a romantic couple’s getaway. Next... More

edinburgh
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

We stay on February 21/22 at this great hotel set above the cliff tops.it reminder us so must of Scotland,the morning fog and the piper at dusk.This hotel is top notch,great value for the money and the staff are great .we had a problem with some noise above our room when we contacted the desk mr.Manuel Terra took control of... More

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

Dear HowgateRestaurant, We appreciate you taking a moment to share your review your stay with us this February. With fabulous golf and rolling green hills, Half Moon Bay is very reminiscent of a Scottish getaway! We apologize for the issue of room noise, but I’m very pleased to hear that Mr. Terra was so helpful. He is certainly known for... More

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Also Known As:
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Address: One Miramontes Point Road, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Location: United States > California > Half Moon Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 hotels in Half Moon Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, an elite golf and spa resort hotel. With two distinct guest room experiences from the guest houses to our main building, the hotel combines the beauty of the Northern California coast with the history of old Scotland. ... more   less 
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