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Oceano Hotel & Spa Half Moon Bay

280 Capistrano Rd Half Moon Bay Harbor, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-4043
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 01/21/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 01/21/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#4 of 10 hotels in Half Moon Bay
Offering the premier resort experience, The Oceano Hotel and Spa showcases the natural beauty of one of Northern California’s most picturesque seascapes. Sandy beaches, walking trails, and marine reserves await the adventurous, while nearby restaurants excite appetites with a range of acclaimed dining opportunities. Located in the beautiful Half Moon Bay Harbor, The Oceano Hotel is less than a 5-minute walk to many restaurants and breweries and approximately a 10-minute drive to the State Beach. After a day of exploring local activities from hiking and kayaking to shopping and wine tasting, guests are welcomed to a perfectly appointed suite that offers uncompromising comfort. The majority of rooms offer a sitting area with fireplace, private veranda, and scenic Half Moon Bay harbor, ocean, and mountain views. For those seeking even deeper relaxation, The Oceano invites guests to experience its luxurious full-service Coastal Spa. The highly-rated Spa offers custom-blended, quality products and services with an aromatherapy bar. A pace altering coastal retreat, The Oceano Hotel and Spa is enjoyed as a destination for intimate getaways, memorable wedding celebrations, and productive corporate gatherings. Nestled in the Harbor, The Oceano Hotel projects elegance and warm hospitality, forming the perfect backdrop for long lasting memories.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Kids stay free
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Horseback riding
Highchairs available
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Head massage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
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Room features
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Marina View
Great View
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elaine d wrote a review Sep 22
Fremont, California9 contributions5 helpful votes
Stayed at the hotel for a wedding celebration. The front desk staff went over and above with their customer service. Enjoyed the ambience of the hotel and also the rooms were more than satisfactory. Very clean and had all the in room amenities we needed - lighted portable make up mirror (lol), quality iron, ironing board, ample closet space, large bathroom, etc.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Ed B wrote a review Jul 2021
San Jose, California121 contributions89 helpful votes
We had a suite on the 3rd floor, and room was nice, with large bathroom, two tv, sofa chair, frig. Had a gas fireplace but no remote so we could not turn it on (and we were too lazy to go to front desk). Nice fitness room as well. There is no pool - beach is nearby but not that close. Note that you will NOT hear the ocean waves from your room, the harbor and breakwater is there. So you will hear traffic, not waves. What you will hear is a foghorn all night - they do provide ear plugs if you can sleep with them in. Oh, and you'll need to have an eye covering as well (available at front desk) as the upper window has no shade or curtain.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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ichiban wrote a review Jul 2021
Phoenix, Arizona217 contributions108 helpful votes
This is a gorgeous hotel with beach chic decor. We loved the location, a very easy walk to many restaurants and bars in the Princeton area. Since we don't know what this hotel was like prior to COVID, we can only judge what it offers now. Our deluxe room was beautifully decorated and had a king bed, fireplace, and kitchenette and living area. The bathroom was very large with a walk-in shower and separate tub. A noise machine was provided for sleeping and we brought our own eyeshades. We enjoyed the many walking paths in the area to explore and walk off calories before the next meal. Underground parking was very easy and there was plenty of room. A few things to note: the wifi in the hotel (not the inn/villas) is very weak; the on-property restaurant/bar is only open on the weekends; deluxe rooms on the 3rd floor have high ceilings with upper windows that are uncovered so the room will not get completely dark.
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Date of stay: July 2021
BoulderNut wrote a review May 2021
Sonoma, California871 contributions218 helpful votes
We’ve never written a review with a window covering dilemma. As we climbed into bed and turned off the lights, the room didn’t become dark. As we sat up we saw that the large upper front window didn’t have a covering, so the harbor and business lights shined into the room. Too bad we didn’t notice there absence earlier. Yes, at this point, we could have called the front desk and ask them to cover the window or move us to another room. At 11pm, packing and moving didn’t seem like a fun experience. No matter how much we liked or disliked other features of the room and our visit, being assigned to a room without regard for our sleeping comfort, left a real sour taste for the owner and management. Talking to the Manager, two days later, added more sour to our stay. He told us all upper floor rooms with high ceilings and large windows, didn’t come with window coverings. Yes, they would have moved us or provided eye masks, if they had them. He didn’t believe they had any obligation to provide a dark room for sleeping or warn us the room ($330) didn’t come with a covering for all windows. He told me he would discuss with his staff and let me know about compensation. Four days later, he hasn’t called. Too bad we didn’t read reviews before our visit, as we are not the first to have poor sleep here because of no window covering.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Ask for a room with window coverings
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Meg H wrote a review May 2021
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania46 contributions2 helpful votes
We drove Hwy 1 from Newport to San Fran and needed a final stop before our flight the next day. Both of had been to San Fran so opted for something other than a city stay. For the price, this was a great option. The rooms were huge and clean, aveda toiletries and in room fire place. We had a nice walk around the working fishing marina and a late lunch at Half Moon BayBrewing Co. It appeared that there was only 1 person working the entire hotel and had a hard time getting pillows or coffee so service not great.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Sleep Quality
$324 - $412 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Oceano Hotel & Spa Half Moon Bay
Which popular attractions are close to Oceano Hotel & Spa Half Moon Bay?
Nearby attractions include Pillar Point Harbor (0.2 miles), Nasturtium Art of Living (0.1 miles), and Bait and Switch (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Oceano Hotel & Spa Half Moon Bay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Oceano Hotel & Spa Half Moon Bay?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Oceano Hotel & Spa Half Moon Bay?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Oceano Hotel & Spa Half Moon Bay?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Oceano Hotel & Spa Half Moon Bay?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mezza Luna Restaurant, Barbara's Fishtrap, and Ketch Joanne Restaurant and Harbor Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Oceano Hotel & Spa Half Moon Bay?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center and a sauna during their stay.
Does Oceano Hotel & Spa Half Moon Bay offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Oceano Hotel & Spa Half Moon Bay?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Filoli (9.6 miles).
Does Oceano Hotel & Spa Half Moon Bay have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.
Is Oceano Hotel & Spa Half Moon Bay accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.