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The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

The fireplaces, the cliffs, the waves crashing...the setting is spectacular. We took a long walk along the golf course that I will never forget. The weather is chilly, perfect for a comfy sweater and for cuddling up with a warm blanket near a fire pit in the evening. Dinner at the hotel's restaurant, Navio, was one of the best meals... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

After three days at the Ritz in HMB, I came to the conclusion that for a local getaway in the Bay Area, one would get much more bang for the buck heading north to Wine Country. The room was small, but nice. The food was below average for extremely high prices. The staff was very nice and attentive, but inefficient.... More 

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Tinley Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Totally awesome. Great service all around. Great time at the Half Moon Bay pumpkin festival. Great restaurants. Room with ocean and golf course views. Plenty to do. Add a trip to San Francisco and wine tasting to complete the experience. Will visit again.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

As a treat our friends surprised us with a nights stay at The Ritz Carlton. Wow! The 4 of us were upgraded to the presidential suite. This was September 2011. We also had access to the 'Lounge'. What a treat. An overall pleasant stay. Loved the detail in the gardens. And the most amazing view from any angle. The staff... More 

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Stayed with them in July of 2012. Stayed on the Club level with an online offered upgrade. Best money you can spend at this hotel is to say on the Club Level. The service and free drinks and snacks in the Club are worth the extra cost alone.

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San Clemente, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

My wife and I just spent a beautiful Anniversary celebration, at this Jewel of a hotel, in Northern California. Its a short drive from SF airport, to a very magical setting. Kaleen in the Conceirge dept. set up a wonderful Spa experience for my wife, as well as making reserv. for wonderful Italian dinner in town. The staff from the... More 

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Ankeny, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

My husband and I stayed the third week of October. All the reviews that talk about the beauty of the location are spot on- I can't imagine amore picturesque place for a hotel. The grounds are well kept, especially the outdoor cafe and bar. The interiors were cozy and warm, which is nice for the cool evenings. I had a... More 

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San Jose, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

My husband tried to book a king room for Saturday November 3rd, for our anniversary. In speaking with a member of the hotel staff, he was told they could not guarantee a king bed, and we'd get either two doubles or a king. "Is the hotel that full?", my husband asked. "No", was the reply, "we just don't guarantee king... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

The hotel was romantic & beautiful. You were treated in true Ritz Carlton fashion. Our room was beautifully presented with beautiful rose petals on our bed as it was our honey moon. Loved the outdoor fire pit. Difficult to get into the spa - thought there would be a few more appointments for hotel guests. No much to do activity... More 

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Winter Park, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

My husband and I stayed at this beautiful property Oct. 18-22. The concierge, Kaleen, emailed us early to see if we had any special requests. It was my husband's 50th birthday. I told her a few items he liked and she left a beautiful dessert and a huge bowl of chocolate covered almonds in the room for us. His favorite.... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf course
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting
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 highlights the beauty of the Northern California coast with a modern and elegant decor. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

Address: 1 Miramontes Point Road, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Location: United States > California > Half Moon Bay
Price Range: $552 - $1,183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay 5*
Number of rooms: 261
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Also Known As:
The Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay Hotel Half Moon Bay
Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay
Ritz Half Moon Bay
Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Half Moon Bay
#1 Family Hotel in Half Moon Bay
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Half Moon Bay
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