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The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

1 Miramontes Point Road, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
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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 07/28/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 07/28/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


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The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay is a luxury spa resort in Half Moon Bay, California. With two distinct guest room experiences from the guest houses to our main building, the hotel highlights the beauty of the Northern California Pacific coast with a modern and elegant decor.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Paid wifi
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Golf course
Tennis court
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Butler service
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
Room service
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Rob wrote a review Yesterday
Minden, Nevada15 contributions1 helpful vote
Outstanding service by manager Manuel, John and the other lady at the front desk (they made it an amazing experience for my daughters). Rooms were super clean, hotel is very nice (although everything was closed by city ordinance). We loved the place...the only downgrade was the raccoons stealing my daughters marshmallows for the firepit (it was cool to see a raccoon so close but not taking the food...there should be a sign 😅). Overall it was an amazing experience and all of those guys (including Mike at the tennis court were outstanding)
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Jim M wrote a review Jan 16
Novato, California36 contributions50 helpful votes
By far the best hotel in half Moon Bay, and also the nicest hotel on the entire Northern California coast. This is a typical Ritz with high end service amazing rooms and views to die for. This place is an amazing hotel and definitely deserves five stars.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Kendu24 wrote a review Jan 4
258 contributions64 helpful votes
Stayed here again for my birthday. Even though everything is very limited by the pandemic, you cannot take away the natural beauty of this location. Plenty of picture opportunities as well as world class golf (which I will be playing next time!). Views from our room were incredible! If you have not been to this resort, it is a must when in the south bay area!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Kendu24, We are thrilled to have been able to celebrate your birthday with you! It sounds like you had a special time exploring the grounds and leisurely relaxing in your room. Whatever the occasion, we hope to make more memories with you soon. Warm regards, The Ladies and Gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
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Jeff S wrote a review Dec 2020
San Francisco, California23 contributions11 helpful votes
I’ve had the opportunity to stay here two times during the past 8 months and the experience both occasions were wonderful given the circumstances. Both stays we opted for a resort experience for locals. We chose the fire pit suite which was just incredible. There is no view on the California coast via a resort that is this memorable. That’s probably why the movie American Wedding was filmed here. Compared to various other resorts during the pandemic my spouse found the cleanliness very appreciated as a front line worker. The front office staff were mostly welcoming and in fact the wonderful manager even assisted us and dog to our suite with luggage. We didn’t interact with many people besides our neighbors but the head of security (forgot his name) but a kind gentleman in the golf cart did a wonderful job keeping the non guests off the property. The opportunity explore the coast was just amazing and watching the lighthouse at night in the distance was a treat. During pandemic most amenities were not available such as anything besides take out. The menu was fine but we opted for DoorDash and several trips to local drive thru’s. My only gripe was on the first stay they decided to check someone in to the room next door at 1am and the luggage and door slams were disruptive. The front desk people were somewhat empathetic (if that’s what you the reaction) when complaining. We also had some honeymooners blasting jazz music for a few hours above us in the suite but my spouse asked me to tolerate it. (Given the circumstances) Overall, if you have the bucks there’s nothing as beautiful in Northern California and to stay here for a luxury trip is a blessing.
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Date of stay: May 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
1 Helpful vote
Response from General Manager, General Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear jeffcool97, As a returning guest of ours, all of your feedback is incredibly important to us. It sounds like you had a lovely time relaxing by our fire pits and exploring the coast. From our staff and everyone here at Half-Moon Bay, we hope to welcome you back very soon. Warm regards, The Ladies and Gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
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Laura G wrote a review Dec 2020
San Diego, California34 contributions59 helpful votes
This property has a great reputation as an outstanding resort, and in some ways it is, but as a very seasoned traveler, I was not overly impressed. Do keep in mind I visited during COVID, so my experience may have been better if that hadn't been the case. There was no valet outside when we arrived. We put the car in park and started unloading our luggage from the trunk when the valet appeared. He was polite and offered to help. Check in was quick and we were upgraded to a fire pit room , which are known to be some of their nicest rooms (they only have 7 or 8 of these). The room was spacious and elegantly appointed, but I expected it to be much larger than a standard room. I know the rates for these rooms can be around $1000 so was not blown away. The firepit is very inviting in the evening until you get out the s'mores and start roasting marshmallows. Both nights we were visited by several very aggressive raccoons who were not afraid of us at all! They would not leave, so we were driven inside. So much for the fire pit. Because of Covid, there is only one restaurant open and we ate there one time for dinner. Very expensive, as you'd expect. We each had one drink and an entree (mine was a burger) and the bill was $130 before the tip. We had the rest of our meals in town. The grounds are gorgeous, and the staff are friendly and very well-trained. We rode bikes one day which was fun, but there aren't a lot of places to ride that don't involve riding along the highway to get there. I was also surprised there is not outdoor pool. I know the weather isn't always conducive to sitting by a pool, but I have to believe there are times of the year when it would be nice. Obviously in December we didn't care, but it did surprise me. I'll try it again when Covid is in our past.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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2 Helpful votes
Response from General Manager, General Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
Responded 5 weeks ago
Dear Laura G, We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with us. It is a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed the spacious accommodations and amenities of your fire pit room and that our staff provided you with excellent service to help you feel safe. Whenever life brings you back to Half Moon Bay, we'd love to have another opportunity to showcase all the best that we can offer. Warm regards, The Ladies and Gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
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$546 - $1,300 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
Which popular attractions are close to The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay?
Nearby attractions include Half Moon Bay Coastside Trail (4.4 miles), Half Moon Bay State Beach (2.2 miles), and Miramar Beach (4.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pasta Moon, It's Italia, and Flying Fish and Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Ritz-Carlton, 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 The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Filoli (7.8 miles).