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The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

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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 coast with a modern and elegant decor.
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Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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Business Center with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Spa
Room Service
Bar/Lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
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Golf course
Tennis Court
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Concierge
Banquet Room
Multilingual Staff
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Non-Smoking Hotel
Heated pool
Indoor pool
Breakfast Available
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SFO Intl Airport13 mi
Metropolitan Oakland Intl Airport23 mi
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Recent visit to CA brought us to Half Moon Bay and the RC property. Exactly what one would expect (truly 5 star). Ocean view from room of sunset on the small balcony was amazing. Bagpipes at dusk Thursday-Sunday. Enjoy the fire pits but pass on the s’more kits. Bar service on pa
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Response from TeamMarriott, Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Paula H, Thank you for taking the time to post an awesome review! We are delighted to know we exceeded your expectations. It is our goal to create memorable experiences with enhanced hospitality and thoughtful amenities. Your recommendation is truly appreciated, and we are looking forward to making your next trip to The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay exceptional as well! Warm regards, The Ladies and Gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
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The location of the hotel is beautiful with great views of the ocean and a nearby golf course. It is good place to get away from the city and the quiet. This hotel is quite far from the 101 freeway and deep west into 92 highway, therefore I would suggest making a weekend stay a
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Response from TeamMarriott, Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear t0kra, Thank you for taking the time to share that your stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay was perfect in every way. Perched on a bluff above the Pacific Ocean, our resort offers our guests a secluded setting with convenience to San Francisco and other Bay area attractions. We enjoyed being a part of your pleasant experience and look forward to accommodating you again. Warm regards, The Ladies and Gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
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this property exceeded my expectations. I had last visited this property five years ago and I had forgotten its spectacular ocean front setting, gracious service, great food and team members. I have to tell you I was a little suspect but the room decor was fresh, the gym was mo
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Response from TeamMarriott, Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Richard L, thank you for choosing to come back to visit after all these years and for sharing your experience. We are thrilled we lived up to past momories and then some. It was our pleasure to host the conference and all our Ladies and Gentlemen wuold love to welcome you and your wife back soon for the relaxing and rejuvenating stay you are so looking forward too. Safe travels till then. Warm regards, The Ladies and Gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
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Beautiful location with dramatic coastline views. We were in a basic king room. It had an ocean view and a fireplace. Very cozy. Nice bathroom. This is really all about the location. It is tough to find a actual resort on a Northern California cliff near the city. Great weekend g
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Response from TeamMarriott, Communications Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear JenBeest, Thank you for the kind review of your recent stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay. We are pleased you found our location in the inviting Coastal Region and accommodations to be perfect for your business visit. It was a pleasure having you as our guest, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon to the area for another weekend excursion. Warm regards, The Ladies and Gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
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Great place. A bit on the expensive side, but no issues or problems. A bit of a wait to get your car when you leave was the only negative experience. The fire pits were great. Desk staff wonderful. The support for the conference was great. Great beach walking.
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Response from TeamMarriott, Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear 377dough, thank you so much for choosing us for your conference accommodation needs and for the gracious review. Our Ladies and Gentlemen enjoyed meeting you and we are all so happy you enjoyed your overall stay. Our beautiful setting is perfect for business and leisure and we are glad you had a chance to relax around the firepits. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back and we hope that is soon. Safe travels home. Warm regards, The Ladies and Gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
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Is there breakfast buffet daily ? How much per adult ,kids under age 12 ?
Dear Khanhha L, Thank you for reaching out to us at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay with your question. Please note, we do not offer a breakfast buffet in Navio on a regular basis. We do however, offer a Farmers' Market Brunch (buffet) on Saturdays beginning at 12 p.m. ($99 per guest; $55 per child ages five to 12; children ages four and under are complimentary) and this is based on the produce our chefs hand pick from the local Coastside Farmers' Market. We also offer our famous Sunday Brunch at Navio beginning at 12 p.m. ($129 per guest; $64.50 per child ages five to 12; children four and under are complimentary). If you are interested in attending either of these brunches, to place a reservation please call (650) 712-7000. We hope this is helpful. Please do not hesitate to contact us if we may be of further assistance to you. Warm regards, The Ladies and Gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
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Is there a trail to access the beach from the hotel?
Yes if you walk south on the trail from the hotel, you’ll get to a staircase down to the beach. And if you go farther down the trail, over the bridge and along the coastline, you’ll hit another staircase to take you down to another beach.
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What is the smoking policy?
Generally speaking,Northern Ca is a very No Smoking Locale. It is veryrare to encounter a "Smokers Welcome Here" Zone ...
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What are some food options if we don’t want to eat at the Ritz restaurants? The online menu does not seem very interesting for vegetarians. We prefer something that’s close by. Thanks.
Dear Dsthal45, We look forward to welcoming you as our guest at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay. Navio serves a vegetarian menu for dinner and their menus are available on our website. The Ocean Terrace serves a fantastic "Impossible Burger" as well that is vegetarian. If you are interested in dining outside of our resort, guests really enjoy It's Italia (Italian cuisine) in downtown Half Moon Bay that is about a 10 mins. drive from our resort; Sam's Chowder House north on highway 1 that is a 15 mins. drive from our resort; and Cafe Mezzaluna (Italian) is also a 15 mins. drive from our resort. We hope this is helpful. If our Concierge can assist you with any additional recommendations and reservations, please contact us at (650) 712-7000. Again, we look forward to welcoming you.
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What are the best room recommendations? Is it better to pay for a fire pit or a view? What is the difference in size between the main hotel rooms and the guest house rooms? Are there rooms that are more updated than others? Thanks!
We were there in March and it was a little bit chilly in the evenings in the morning we use the fire pit for both. Evening drinks and coffee in the morning. It would’ve been chilly to sit outside without it !
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"Choose a room in the main building. If you stay at the guest houses it has better privacy but far from the main building and restaurants"
"request an ocean view room but the golf course is really beautiful as well. I think all rooms are quiet."
"I doubt there is a bad room throughout the entire hotel"
"Get a room with a fire pit"
"Stay in a villa away from lodge for a quiet stay."
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PRICE RANGE
$842 - $1,489 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesCaliforniaHalf Moon Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
261
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