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“Do not miss the s'mores!” 5 of 5 stars
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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 #1 of 8 Hotels in Half Moon Bay
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Maui Hawaii
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Do not miss the s'mores!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2011

Half moon bay provides everything you need for an amazing vacation - whether it's a romantic weekend getaway (reserve an ocean view private fireside suite) or a family holiday - (join other guests around the community firepit).

They offer an amazing spa, fabulous , golf, Segway rental & lively sportsbar - there really isn't a reason to leave the resort!

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Covington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2011

Amazing location, breathtaking views. We stayed in the rooms on the 1st floor with our own firepit. We used our firepit in the morning and evening.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2011

I attended a conference at this wonderful property. First, the Ritz people are the best. They redefine service over and over again. The property is isolated on a wonderful, rugged coast line. With an outstanding links course (the Ocean course) and a great 'Old Course', one is set for golf. The spa is terrific, the bar is fine. My wife relaxed thoroughly and could have stayed longer. Walking, resting, playing, eating, drinking; its all done at the high end of the experience scale at the Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nashville Tennessee, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2011

This is a beautiful location, right on the bluffs surrounded by the ocean and golf courses. The service is up to par with the Ritz, every need was met! The room was very nice, a great bar in the room and a spacious bathroom. Some rooms had a fireplace, while mine had a big benchseat along the window. I was able to leave my window open at night to listen to the waves crashing or close the blinds and sleep the morning away. I was here on business. The banquet food was good and the meeting rooms were well laid out. I'd suggest this as a great getaway!

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Woodland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2011

Beautiful place. Loved the staff and the beautiful rooms. It was cold but lovely.

  • Stayed January 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wisconsin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011

This is a nice ritz. Great location along the ocean. Grounds very well kept up, rooms are good and clean... BUT you'll be able to hear your neighbors conversations on all sides. If you spend this much money on a room, it should be somewhat sound proof.
If you do/have to stay here, bring ear plugs.... Maybe some headphones too.
I do not recommend this Hotel.

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cowan Heights
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2011

This Hotel sits on the bluffs at the southern end of Half Moon Bay surrounded by two golf courses and is typically shrouded in fog and mist. It is everything you would expect from a Ritz property - the staff is competent and friendly. The rooms are very nice, but the peacefulness of the setting is what makes this hotel exceptional.



Upon check in, you are greeted with a complimentary glass of wine, but everything else is as expensive as you would expect at a Ritz.

I was here most recently as part of a conference. The banquet food was exceptionally good. My room had a view of the golf course and the Bay.

Half Moon Bay is less than an hour from San Francisco or San Jose. There are numerous wineries in the area and farms in the valley headed towards San Jose.

Very relaxing, even though I was there on business.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Half Moon Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay 5*
Number of rooms: 261
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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