Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay

San Francisco, USA

The hotel

Overlooking Northern California’s stunning coastline just outside San Francisco, get ready to enjoy the world-class amenities and vibrant atmosphere of the Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay. In theme with your surrounds, its grand rooms feature coastal-inspired décor and, as well as an indoor heated pool, there’s a spa with sauna, hammam and Jacuzzi to help revive you. Golf enthusiasts are in for a treat — there’s the historic parkland-style Old Course or the Ocean Course, with sea views at each hole. Play tennis courts, check out the biking paths or relax by one of the firepits with a good book and a cuppa. Four superb restaurants are here to tempt you — try the hotel’s signature restaurant with its sea-to-table cuisine and brunch on Sunday. For cocktails, grab a seat at ENO’s and watch the sun set on another 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 views of the Pacific Ocean. Santa Cruz is close by and San Francisco is a 40-minute drive away. Transfer time from San Francisco International airport: 40 minutes.

Hotel information

Navio (signature seafood restaurant, breakfast, lunch and dinner), The Conservatory (all-day dining), Ocean Terrace (al-fresco light meals), ENO Wine Bar. Indoor heated pool (adjacent to the resort at the Colony Club). Spa* and beauty salon*. Fitness centre. Two championship golf courses*. 6 floodlit tennis courts*. Jogging/biking path. 3 gas firepits overlooking the Ocean. The Ritz-Kids and VIK programmes*. Babysitting service* (on request). Laundry/dry cleaning service*. Gift and sundry shop. Complimentary WiFi. 24-hour room service*. Valet parking $49 plus tax per day (payable locally, subject to change).

This hotel has resort fees that are included in the room rate (subject to change)

Resort fee includes: Wine tasting upon arrival – WiFi – Access to the spa’s Roman mineral bath, relaxation lounges, whirlpool, sauna and steam room – Daily group exercise classes – Fitness center access – Bottled water and towels – Family board games and videos – Putter and wedge for use on practice green – Access to tennis courts, racquets and ball machine – Business center access – Local phone calls. Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

*Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (1674)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Ruined activities, birthday let down

Jul 31, 2021 spr0utb

I’m here for my 50th birthday and I’m so disappointed. This is not a 5 star hotel. The service is incompetent! The front desk person insisted on calling me transportation to downtown Half Moon Bay for a yoga class only to arrange it to arrive at the wrong time. I missed my class and my entire morning was derailed. Because she insisted the hotel… Read more
I’m here for my 50th birthday and I’m so disappointed. This is not a 5 star hotel. The service is incompetent! The front desk person insisted on calling me transportation to downtown Half Moon Bay for a yoga class only to arrange it to arrive at the wrong time. I missed my class and my entire morning was derailed. Because she insisted the hotel “help” me. Thanks for nothing. My massage for my birthday was cancelled because the masseuse has an emergency. I wish I was joking. One missing employee shut down the whole thing. Unreal. Do not waste your grand a night. Just don’t. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic Stay all around

Jul 27, 2021 Adam K New York

This is one of the most beautiful properties. Fantastic stay and should have stayed longer. The staff was great from the bellman to the front desk to the restaurant/bar. I stayed a while back and had an AC issue, but my room this time seemed updated and was perfect. Dinner in the bar area was excellent and great wine list. Will definitely be be… Read more
This is one of the most beautiful properties. Fantastic stay and should have stayed longer. The staff was great from the bellman to the front desk to the restaurant/bar. I stayed a while back and had an AC issue, but my room this time seemed updated and was perfect. Dinner in the bar area was excellent and great wine list. Will definitely be be back Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice place to walk along the golf course

Jul 17, 2021 Tom Y Las Vegas, Nevada

We went to walk along the golf course. There are portable WC along the path. Thereare also chairs facing the ocean. Very refreshing and beautiful view of the ocean. The coffeeshop and bar was not open. We used to have coffee there.
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Jul 15, 2021 Scott C San Antonio, Texas

This property was beautiful, we were mostly staying here for the purposes of dinner at Manresa and only had a short time. However during that stay we enjoyed a nice hike around the property, enjoyable snacks, pleasant staff, and an overall awesome property. While we are not golfers the 18th hole looked like a great place to finish.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Not worth the money

Jul 10, 2021 jilleandub Alameda, California

This property is nice, but it's not worth the cost. I paid almost $1500 per night for a room with an outdoor fire pit only to be placed right next to the public restroom at the edge of the property so people were trampling in front of me constantly. The rooms are well decorated and large, but a bit shabby (for example, stains all over the carpet).… Read more
This property is nice, but it's not worth the cost. I paid almost $1500 per night for a room with an outdoor fire pit only to be placed right next to the public restroom at the edge of the property so people were trampling in front of me constantly. The rooms are well decorated and large, but a bit shabby (for example, stains all over the carpet). The walls and windows are thin, so there was a lot of noise from other rooms and the outside, but a sound machine is provided in the room. The food from the restaurant is really good but incredibly pricey. There was no mini bar in the room (perhaps this was due do Covid), which was surprising given how pricey the room is. The service was not good -- at one point I waited 10 minutes on hold with guest services when I needed more towels and eventually hung up because I got sick of waiting. I was also very disappointed with the hotel's lack of Covid precautions. I stayed there in September 2020 when Covid was still in full effect and even though people were supposed to wear masks on the property, most people were not and nobody was enforcing the mask mandate. I was also surprised that the bellman walked right into my room and they were still doing daily housekeeping services. Overall, this hotel was not up to the usual standards of a Ritz-Carlton property and was not worth the high price tag. I would have been fine with this hotel's shortcoming if they charged $500-$600 per night, but at well over $1000 per night, it's just not worth it. Read less