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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.


#3 of 9 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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Tiggy wrote a review May 2022
Plymouth, United Kingdom28 contributions11 helpful votes
Beautiful suite with views of the bay. Great facilities. Spa was closed unfortunately and adjoining shopping mall had just a couple of shops. We loved the Peruvian restaurant nearby. Staff were very helpful. Breakfast diner was good too.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Uber service is scarce so recommend pre- arranged transfers if without a car.
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Keviee Y wrote a review Mar 2022
16 contributions21 helpful votes
My friends and I came to this hotel for a beautiful wedding venue recently. The property itself is huge with spacious parking space for guests. The rooms that we stayed in are a bit out dated but it also gave a bit of the titanic washed to shore feel. The staff are all super nice and tentative, will go above and beyond to cater to our requests. My overall experience was superb, would come back just for a quick staycation not too far from the city!
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Date of stay: March 2022
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: I'd request for a higher floor room if possible, just so you may get a better view!
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Luv2travel wrote a review Mar 2022
Santa Cruz, California7 contributions
We stayed in a king suite. I was very impressed with the size of the room as well as the view of the ocean. I liked that it had a fire place. There was also a mini fridge but no microwave. The bed was comfortable and large. There was a good barrier from sounds from outside but we were disturbed by noise in the hallway as well as foot steps from upstairs. I would recommend trying to get a room on the top floor if possible and maybe bringing sleep plugs. We also liked that the room had a balcony. The staff was nice and the lobby and parking were good.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
Chuck wrote a review Oct 2021
2 contributions3 helpful votes
Hotel is dated. While clean, the bedding needs to be updated, the pillows are all hard, there’s no TV Channel Guide, the remote controls for the TV’s are cheap an slow, the bathroom and living area of the room are separated by an interior shuttered window above the tub that does nothing to diminish the sound of anyone using the toilet. The two chairs on the porch are made of cheap plastic resin. For $420 per night, you expect a few steps up from what is being presented here.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Not many amenities here other than a handful of so, so restaurants. Better off staying north in...
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Sarah T wrote a review Oct 2021
Kansas City, Missouri11 contributions
We stayed here for my sisters wedding, so we were able to stay in the villa! What a spectacular experience! I literally can’t describe the overall experience we had, as the entire staff ensured my sisters special day went off without a hitch! Highly recommend for weddings, events, or just a regular vacation. My daughter and I had a wonderful time! (Correction we stayed in Oct. 2017)
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled
Sightseer19308867749 wrote a review Sep 2021
1 contribution2 helpful votes
Our daughter got married at the Oceano last week. Nancy, the wedding coordinator, did a fantastic job guiding us through the process, especially since the wedding was cancelled May 2020 due to Covid. Nancy was so kind and comforting during the proceeding year and a half until last week. She took the stress out of the planning and the actual wedding day. She referred us to the best vendors that made the day a breeze. Nancy was our wedding Angel and is now a lifelong friend. We couldn’t love her more. The hotel was amazing, comfortable and convenient to several excellent and fun restaurants and the harbor. The food at the wedding was awesome…fresh and perfectly cooked. The best filet and salmon I’ve had. The bar and restaurant were convenient and the food was great. Maria was a rockstar handling all of us and our orders. Always with a smile. Housekeeping and the front desk staff were great and very accommodating. A special shout out to Andrew, KayCee and Keetan (sp?) for making our stay there wonderful. This is a beautiful place for a wedding, a small gathering or a weekend couples getaway. We will return many times in the future. Guaranteed.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Lots of parking, a great gym, book ahead, ask for a room with a harbor or ocean view.
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elaine d wrote a review Sep 2021
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, California134 contributions95 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 contributions109 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
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BoulderNut wrote a review May 2021
Sonoma, California964 contributions246 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
Room Tip: Ask for a room with window coverings
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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 & 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.