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The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

5.0 of 5 Resort   |   1 Miramontes Point Road, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
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Ranked #2 of 8 hotels in Half Moon Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2008
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2008

My husband and I stayed at RC HMB for one night for my birthday. The hotel front desk staff allowed us to check in early (around 11 am) but, as noted by another reviewer, were reluctant/ didn't offer an upgrade when asked as I had booked this stay through Amex. The room we had, which was an oceanview, was clean,... More

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No. California
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2008

I have to admit The Ritz Carlton was a disappointment. They didn't have rooms ready for us and a number of other guests at check in time - even the Holiday Inn does this right! The Conservatory was full so sitting down and having a drink was not an option. While we were hanging around the drafty lobby waiting for... More

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San Francisco
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2007

This is a fabulous hotel, especially for a special occasion. They do anniversaries extremely well!! Very friendly and professional, and creative in ways to make the occasion really special. The grounds are spectacular, with an expansive view of the Pacific. Breathtaking in any kind of weather.

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Fresno, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2007

My husband and I stayed at the Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay on a recent trip to see a concert in San Francisco. We don't like to stay in the city and usually stay somewhere across the bay, but decided to try the Ritz for an extra special treat. The service was excellent. When we arrived we were greeted very... More

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Boston
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4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2007

My husband and I just celebrated our 20th Anniversary at the Ritz Half Moon Bay. What a spot! The hotel did everything to make our trip the most memorable, even playing our wedding song when we arrived at our room. This is definitely a spot to celebrate a special, romantic getaway. Didn't see many children and would not recommend it... More

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2007

Great staff and service, wonderful rooms and views but watch your wallet! Apparently $500 a night is not enough so they have to nickel and dime you with a $25 daily resort fee and $39 a day for parking! Also, resort seems reluctant to willingly follow through with Amex Platinum upgrades. However, management was pleasantly responsive when confronted with the... More

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San Francisco, California
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2007

This hotel is so wonderfully elegant and well-appointed. The rooms are spacious and furnished with beautiful fabrics, etc. We had an Ocean View room on the 5th floor with a gas fireplace. On our next stay we plan to book one of the ground-floor rooms facing the ocean that have patios and individual firepits! I jus want to sit outside... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2007

Beautiful property, breathtaking views! Very similar to Pebble Beach area. Staff was very attentive, rooms nice & clean and well appointed. Food very expensive as expected. We stayed in a cottage home and had a bit of a walk to get to the main building. It was not very easy to get transportation back & forth. We called once for... More

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San Francisco
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8 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2007

We stayed here to celebrate our 6th Wedding anniversary and everyone on staff that weekend could not have been more helpful and pleasant. I was contacted by a guest relations coordinator several weeks before our stay to see if she could do anything to enhance the experience. I requested chocolate dipped strawberries and ice (brought my own champagne) to be... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2007

We stayed for a night on our way up to Napa. The hotel was luxurious, the room, bathroom, and bed were great. The staff was helpful and courteous. We didn't go into the city, or dine at the restaurant. We shared some small plates in the casual dining area, and then went back to the room for smores and wine... More

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Address: 1 Miramontes Point Road, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
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Location: United States > California > Half Moon Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay 5*
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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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