Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay

San Francisco, USA

The hotel

Ideally located, overlooking Northern California’s stunning coastline, you’ll enjoy a vibrant atmosphere at the Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay with its grand accommodation and world-class amenities. In theme with your surrounds guestrooms feature coastal-inspired décor, ensuring a wonderful and relaxing base to return to after a full day’s sightseeing. As well as an indoor heated swimming pool at your disposal, guests have full access to a state-of-the-art fitness centre and spa – the latter perfect for banishing any lingering cares. Golf enthusiasts are in for a treat, there’s the historic parkland-style Old Course to navigate or enjoy sea views from every hole at the Ocean Course. There are also tennis courts, jogging and biking paths or simply relax by one of three firepits with a good book and a cup of coffee. Dining is more than taken care of at the Ritz-Carlton with four superb restaurants to tempt you. These include Navio, the hotel’s signature restaurant featuring sea-to-table cuisine and an award-winning brunch on Sunday – make sure you book a table! For cocktails, grab a seat at ENO’s, kickback and watch the sun set on another perfect day.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant

Where is it

On the California coast, atop a scenic bluff with wonderful views of the Pacific Ocean. Santa Cruz is close by and San Francisco is a 40 min drive away. Transfer time from San Francisco International airport: 40 min.

Hotel information

Navio (signature restaurant, breakfast, lunch and dinner), The Conservatory (all-day dining), ENO Wine Bar, The Ocean Terrace (al-fresco dining – daily 12.00pm to sunset). Indoor heated swimming pool located adjacent to the resort at the Colony Club. Fitness centre with Cybex gym. Spa* and beauty salon*. Two championship golf courses* – the Ocean Course and the Old Course. 6 floodlit tennis courts*. Jogging/biking path. 3 gas firepits overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The Ritz-Kids and VIK programmes for young guests. Babysitting service* (on request). Laundry/dry cleaning service*. Gift and sundry shop. Complimentary WiFi. 24-hour room service*.

*Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Glorious property - a must stay.

Apr 17, 2019 TomWandFamily Suwanee, Georgia

I believe I have been here 5 times, once with my wife. The rest of my business trips, I have called my wife and expressed my displeasure in not joining me at this hotel. Something about having to watch our kids or some other ridiculous excuse. I've had rooms with a view, which is obviously beautiful, and rooms without a view. It's a grand stay… Read more
I believe I have been here 5 times, once with my wife. The rest of my business trips, I have called my wife and expressed my displeasure in not joining me at this hotel. Something about having to watch our kids or some other ridiculous excuse. I've had rooms with a view, which is obviously beautiful, and rooms without a view. It's a grand stay regardless. The service is outstanding and the scenery in the back is magnificent. Enjoy drinks out in the back area, take advantage of the fire pits if the wind is a little chilly, watch the sunset, listen to the bagpipes, stroll or sit on the beach at the bottom of the cliffs to the left (when facing the ocean). In other words, take advantage of the real estate of the property. Yes, the hotel itself is everything you'd expect from a Ritz. But the outdoors is what makes this property stand out. Spend your time there. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful property & scrumptious food

Apr 15, 2019 mnlakesgirl2 Minneapolis, Minnesota

We stayed a few nights in one of the Fairway Houses and enjoyed the gas fire pit on the main level. It was a good stroll from the main building, but kind of nice to be away from the activity. Jan (a gentleman), at the front desk was able to move us to the main building with a direct ocean view room for our last night - which was a wonderful… Read more
We stayed a few nights in one of the Fairway Houses and enjoyed the gas fire pit on the main level. It was a good stroll from the main building, but kind of nice to be away from the activity. Jan (a gentleman), at the front desk was able to move us to the main building with a direct ocean view room for our last night - which was a wonderful capstone to our stay! Our compliments to the cooks and servers who attended to our meeting on the property. The food selection and quality was extraordinary and many selections were locally sourced. Everything seemed to run smoothly and was beautifully presented. The concierge was very informative of local hiking spots, the bike rental folks provided a great restaurant recommendation, and loss prevention was able to retrieve an item from the room we moved out of. We truly felt pampered here! Thank you for the memories, Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing Hotel

Apr 12, 2019 Ambition1911 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

I stayed here with my wife for a quick 1-night trip over a recent weekend and had an amazing time. The hotel staff went out of their way to make us feel special and even surprised us with a rose petal turndown. We will definitely be back in the future.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful Property, Well appointed rooms

Apr 9, 2019 RajivT Los Altos Hills, California

Awesome setting on the California coast with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and waves coming ashore. The hotel grounds are spectacular and the service is top notch. This is a luxury property so be prepared to pay for it, you will not regret it. Will definitely be back.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Top-Shelf Service

Apr 7, 2019 PFSNac Douglass, Texas

Enjoyed Top-Shelf service at Half Moon Bay this week. I was here for a business conference and enjoyed my stay. Everyone was very friendly and made me feel appreciated. I told some folks that this property was nice and updated. The location is perfect and my room was very comfortable.