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The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
5 stars

The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

1 Miramontes Point Road, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019, United States
Half Moon Bay, CA
See location+1 650 712 7000
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$804
Cheapest

rate per night

8.5
Great
based on 108 reviews
108 reviews

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About The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

Located 30-minutes away from Silicon Valley and San Francisco, the The Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay offers a luxurious oceanside retreat for romantic celebrations, weekend getaways as well as themed events and occasions.

Guest suites are offered in a number of configurations to meet the needs of guests. Some suites offer direct oceans views while others will overlook the well-manicured grounds. Spacious suites offer separate living rooms and bedrooms, with cozy fireplaces to help set a romantic tone. 100% cotton linens and comfortable feather beds ensure a good night’s sleep. Each suite includes a pullout sofa, Wi-Fi and SmartTVs offering ample entertainment.

6 lighted tennis course and a fitness center, along with an indoor heated swimming pool, help to keep guests active. Guests can indulge in some pampering in the on-site spa. Three gas fire pits with Pacific Ocean views allow guests to unwind while taking in the view. The on-site championship golf course allows golfers to enjoy great views while enjoying a few rounds.

The Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay is family-friendly and offers a number of programs for children and teenagers.

The hotel features 3 restaurants with menus inspired by locally sourced ingredients. World-renowned wineries provide the wine pairings. From indulgent breakfast options to fresh seafood and everything in between, there is a dining option for each guest to enjoy.

The Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay is an ideal destination for weddings and other events. It offers a number of customizable spaces that can meet the needs of all occasions.

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Standard room
2 double beds
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Luxury room
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King room
1 king bed
1 king bed
1 king bed
Double room
2 double beds
1 king bed
1 king bed
Deluxe room
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1 king bed
*Total includes estimated local taxes & fees payable on check out.
Prices are based on 1 night, not including taxes and fees

Amenities at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

  • Indoor pool
  • Beachfront
  • Spa and wellness center
  • Fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine

Services and conveniences

  • ATM on-site
  • Business center
  • Car rental
  • Wake-up service
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange on-site
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Mini-market on site
  • Room service
  • Key card access
  • Express check-out
  • 24hr front desk
  • Conference rooms
  • Safety deposit box
  • Bottle of water

Basics

  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Air-conditioned
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Body soap
  • Trash cans
  • Conditioner

General

  • Executive lounge access
  • Family rooms
  • Inner courtyard view
  • Interconnected room(s) available
  • Storage available
  • Beachfront
  • Fireplace
  • Sea view
  • Seating area
  • Slippers
  • Sofa
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted

Things to do

  • Gift shop
  • Beach access
  • Bicycle rental
  • Fishing
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Golf
  • Beauty salon
  • Horse riding
  • Windsurfing
  • Hiking

Accessibility and suitability

  • Hypoallergenic
  • No smoking
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Increased accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Elevator
  • Allergy-free room
  • Toilet with grab rails

Pool and spa

  • Spa
  • Hot tub
  • Indoor pool
  • Spa and wellness center
  • Massage
  • Sauna

Bathroom

  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper

Kitchen

  • Kitchenette
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine
  • Dining area

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Radio
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • TV

Dining

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Minibar
  • Dining table

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • Private parking
  • EV charging station
  • Valet parking

Laundry

  • Laundry facilities
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board

Family friendly

  • Babysitting or child care
  • Cribs available
  • Kids meals
  • Kids' club

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Terrace/Patio
  • Balcony

Bedroom

  • Feather pillow
  • Alarm clock
  • Wardrobe or closet

Fitness

  • Aerobics
  • Fitness center
  • Tennis

Workspace

  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Safe

Reviews of The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

8.5
Very good108 verified reviews
0.3Solo
2.0Families
1.9Couples
0.4Friends
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10Wonderful
Jason, Feb 2023

Loved everything.

10Wonderful
Jason, Feb 2023

Highly recommended.

10Wonderful
Mutsubu, Jul 2021

Always a relaxing time at the Ritz. Great amenities and dog friendly. Especially love the beach nearby.

10Wonderful
Richmond, Jan 2019

Pros. Jan was very accommodating. It was my girlfriend and my first year anniversary. I’m a Platinum member and they upgraded our room. Nicolas was great at taking care of our luggage and even waited for our room to be ready. He went above and beyond and gave us an extra bottle of

Cons. Nothing.

8.2Very good
Anonymous, Mar 2017

Pros. Ocean view room is beautiful and relaxing. Bed is very comfortable.

Cons. I could hear people talking on the hall way very clearly. Door closing feature can be improved so that it won't have a loud closing sound. I was surprised the cleaning lady came before the day of checking out. I brought a personal wine glass and put it on the table. The cleaning lady accidentally took it away. I mentioned to them but with no luck to get it back. That is to say, the management need improvements.

10Wonderful
CARRIE, Sep 2014

Pros. Lovely, friendly staff...beautiful grounds and facility. Its our "special place" to sneak off to.

Cons. Nothing!

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They offer insights and recommendations from previous guests and hotel information to help future visitors enhance their stay at the hotel.

What can I expect from the hotel's dining options?

The hotel features 3 restaurants with menus inspired by locally sourced ingredients. World-renowned wineries provide the wine pairings. From indulgent breakfast options to fresh seafood and everything in between, there is a dining option for each guest to enjoy.

What are the amenities available for families with children?

The Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay is family-friendly and offers a number of programs for children and teenagers.

How is the quality of the beds in the hotel rooms?

Guest suites offer separate living rooms and bedrooms, with cozy fireplaces to help set a romantic tone. 100% cotton linens and comfortable feather beds ensure a good night’s sleep.

What activities are available for guests at the hotel?

Guests can indulge in some pampering in the on-site spa. Three gas fire pits with Pacific Ocean views allow guests to unwind while taking in the view. The on-site championship golf course allows golfers to enjoy great views while enjoying a few rounds.

What are the common concerns about the hotel's services?

Some guests have expressed concerns about the overpriced food and drink, slow customer service, and the need for clearer instructions on maximizing the experience.

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They offer insights and recommendations from previous guests and hotel information to help future visitors enhance their stay at the hotel.

Book a Room with a View

Several guests mentioned that the views from the rooms were spectacular. Opting for a room with a balcony facing the ocean or the golf course comes highly recommended.

Explore Nearby Attractions

Take advantage of the hotel's proximity to various beaches and golf courses. Guests enjoyed activities such as hiking, bicycling, and playing tennis, making it an ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts.

Consider Room Selection Carefully

Some guests reported that certain rooms are separate from the main property, which was not disclosed during booking. It's advisable to inquire about room location and layout before making a reservation.

Dining Options

While the hotel offers dining options inspired by locally sourced ingredients, some guests found the food to be overpriced and the menu limited. Consider exploring dining options outside the hotel for a wider selection.

Family-Friendly Activities

The hotel offers programs for children and teenagers, making it a great choice for family getaways. Take advantage of the kids' club and babysitting services for a more relaxed stay.

Check for Special Services

Some guests experienced issues with service, such as delayed in-room dining and inconsistent staff performance. It's recommended to confirm reservations for meals and any special services to avoid inconvenience.

Spa and Wellness Experience

Guests enjoyed the on-site spa services, but some mentioned that the indoor pool area lacked views. If a scenic pool experience is important, it's advisable to inquire about the pool setup before booking.

Value for Money

While the location and views were praised, some guests felt that the overall value did not match the high price. Consider exploring all available amenities and services to ensure they align with expectations.

Be Mindful of Noise Levels

A few guests mentioned noise-related issues, such as loud lobby areas and disruptive in-room experiences. Consider requesting a quieter room location if noise sensitivity is a concern.

Double-Check Reservations

Some guests encountered discrepancies in charges for services arranged through the concierge. It's advisable to double-check all reservations and associated costs to avoid unexpected charges.

Location

1 Miramontes Point Road, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

What's nearby

  • Half Moon Bay Golf Links168 yd
  • Pelican Point Beach0.9 mi
  • Poplar State Beach1.5 mi
  • Cowell Ranch State Beach2.1 mi
  • Half Moon Bay State Beach2.2 mi
  • Francis Beach2.5 mi
  • Dunes Beach3.6 mi
  • Roosevelt Beach3.6 mi
  • Lemos Farm3.7 mi
  • Miramar Beach4.2 mi

Policies

Check-in/Check-out

Check in anytime after 4:00 PM, check out anytime before 11:00 AM

Cancellation/prepayment

Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

Essential information about The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

Low season

February

High season

June

Average price (weeknight)

$1,100

Average price (weekend night)

$1,149
Cheapest month to stay with an average 24% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 22% rise in price.
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Average Fri & Sat price over the last 2 weeks.

When to book a room at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

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Top tips for your stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

  • If you’re after a cheap room at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in February and March.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, plan to stay on a Saturday or Monday. The most expensive day is usually Tuesday.
  • The cheapest price a room at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $971, while the most expensive was $1,299.
  • How long should you stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 1 day.

FAQs when booking at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

  • What can I expect from the hotel's dining options?

    The hotel features 3 restaurants with menus inspired by locally sourced ingredients. World-renowned wineries provide the wine pairings. From indulgent breakfast options to fresh seafood and everything in between, there is a dining option for each guest to enjoy.

  • What are the amenities available for families with children?

    The Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay is family-friendly and offers a number of programs for children and teenagers.

  • How is the quality of the beds in the hotel rooms?

    Guest suites offer separate living rooms and bedrooms, with cozy fireplaces to help set a romantic tone. 100% cotton linens and comfortable feather beds ensure a good night’s sleep.

  • What activities are available for guests at the hotel?

    Guests can indulge in some pampering in the on-site spa. Three gas fire pits with Pacific Ocean views allow guests to unwind while taking in the view. The on-site championship golf course allows golfers to enjoy great views while enjoying a few rounds.

  • What are the common concerns about the hotel's services?

    Some guests have expressed concerns about the overpriced food and drink, slow customer service, and the need for clearer instructions on maximizing the experience.

  • What kind of activities are offered at The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay for children?

    The onsite Ritz Kids program provides the youngest guests with a great entertainment program, and is offered as a kids’ club for full-day or half-day sessions to give parents some time to wander off on their own. Activities within the program include outdoor activities like sandcastle building at the beach, as well as athletic exertion with golf, soccer, and volleyball. More relaxed activities include art workshops, s’mores by the fire pit, and regular movie times. The hotel has also devised an extensive children’s menu for breakfast, main courses, and desserts.

  • What resort activities can be pursued at The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay?

    Make the most of the wineries and ocean and explore the many activities offered, like the Signature Drive that takes guests on a ride through five distinct scenic areas for fantastic vistas. Water-related activities include kayaking, surfing, and whale watching, for example. If you prefer to stay on land, go horseback riding, attend a wine tasting, or rent a bike to explore the beautiful surroundings in your own time and at your own pace.

  • What kind of events can be attended at The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay?

    Live music, culinary specials, and more accompany your stay at this 5-star accommodation, so you will always be well entertained. Regular Farmers Market brunches at one of their restaurants take you on a rich tour through local herbs and flavors, whereas weekly live music and entertainment take place on the onsite golf course. An outdoor beckoning with a Celtic vibe is provided by events like Sunset Hour with Bagpiper, taking place on the Ocean Lawn.

  • What makes a visit to The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay spa a must?

    Every visit to the hotel spa is a surprise with their Secret Spa menu that is inspired by the surrounding nature and local history, employing the beauty of the ocean, the richness of the wineries, and the Californian coastal experience in total. Changing regularly, you can always rest assured that the treatment will be an indulgence of all your senses and unique to this hotel experience. If this is too much of a surprise for you, guests can, of course, also choose from traditional classics from the spa’s regular menu.

  • What meeting facilities can I expect to find at The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay?

    A myriad of indoor and outdoor event venues allows you to choose the perfect backdrop for your event. Alluring with grandeur and decadence, the 7,100 sq ft Ritz-Carlton Ballroom invites to weddings and banquets of up to 450 people. The Observatory is a special location for events with up to 60 people, as it is a rounded, enclosed pavilion-style building with large windows, incredible ocean views, and is the ideal space for private celebrations. The Montara and Pillar Point rooms lend themselves perfectly for business retreats, serving between 30 and 60 attendants.

  • What packages can I book to enhance my stay at The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay?

    Whether you’ve come for work, romance, or family time, the hotel’s packages can add special perks like complimentary breakfast, a romantic room decoration, or spa and dining credits. Honeymooners can benefit from s’mores kits for the fire pit, a couple’s massage, and a complimentary bottle of wine from the Santa Cruz mountain region. The Bed & Breakfast package includes complimentary breakfast for each day and valet parking.

  • Where is The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay located?

    The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay is located at 1 Miramontes Point Road, 2.2 miles from the center of Half Moon Bay. Half Moon Bay Golf Links is the closest landmark to The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay?

    Check-in time is 4:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay.

  • Does The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay offers free Wi-Fi.

  • How far is The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay from the airport?

    The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay is 13.4 miles from San Francisco. The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay is 22.7 miles from Oakland.

  • Does The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay have a pool?

    Yes, The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay has a pool onsite.

  • How does KAYAK find such great The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay in Half Moon Bay and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay.

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