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.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Anniversary/Birthday visit

Jun 25, 2019 Djohnson1476 Irvine, California

Had a great stay at Ritz Half Moon Bay, came for birthday and anniversary and staff made the stay great. Ocean view room was great as was entire property. Food and atmosphere are perfect. Acknowledged birthday during dinner, in room and on club floor with special amenities. Also, delivered roses, champagne and chocolate covered strawberries to… Read more
Had a great stay at Ritz Half Moon Bay, came for birthday and anniversary and staff made the stay great. Ocean view room was great as was entire property. Food and atmosphere are perfect. Acknowledged birthday during dinner, in room and on club floor with special amenities. Also, delivered roses, champagne and chocolate covered strawberries to room for anniversary. Special thanks to Alejandra and Violeta on the club floor and Jake in the food and beverage area. They all went above and beyond— much appreciated. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wedding at the Ritz HMB

Jun 25, 2019 anadarik Vancouver, Canada

My husband and I celebrated our wedding at the beautiful Ritz-Carlton HMB in June. Its location was the reason why we chose this hotel. This hotel is one of a kind because it sits on a cliff overlooking the ocean and has access to it. Theres no hotel like this in the region. Massive golf course, fire pit seatings and incredible staff is just few… Read more
My husband and I celebrated our wedding at the beautiful Ritz-Carlton HMB in June. Its location was the reason why we chose this hotel. This hotel is one of a kind because it sits on a cliff overlooking the ocean and has access to it. Theres no hotel like this in the region. Massive golf course, fire pit seatings and incredible staff is just few of the reasons why this place stands out. The suite that was included in our wedding package was newly renovated. The views from the room was stunning. So happy with our suite. The staff was why we will recommend this place for anyone who wants to stay here, have their wedding or to just get drinks and take in the scenery. Our wedding package included a Ritz-Carlton wedding coordinator. Our lovely wedding coordinator was Molly Johnston. A huge part of why our wedding was a success and the best day of our lives was thanks to her competence, efficiency and professionalism. She has an amazing personality that is really inviting and really pleasant to talk to. We felt like we could completely rely on her and trust that she will get the job done right away. Every emails and texts were replied within the hour, mostly sooner. All the vendors she recommended was incredible starting with our wedding photographer Kristina Adams. On the day of, everything ran smoothly as possible. Thank you Ritz and its staff for such an incredible day! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Incredible location. And very elegantl

Jun 15, 2019 ckbucks Guilford, Connecticut

We stopped for a drink and the view. It is a massive hotel built right in the water. It was $40 to park the car. We strolled along the beach front and agreed that this is one of the most beautiful spots in California.
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Jun 15, 2019 Ed O New York, NY

My wife & I stayed here during our, now, annual fall west coast excursion. The we stayed in a private room away from the main building that was quiet and well appointed. The service was first class from the front desk to the valet. We enjoyed a pumpkin soup that I considered the best I've ever tasted. The grounds are very well kept and the… Read more
My wife & I stayed here during our, now, annual fall west coast excursion. The we stayed in a private room away from the main building that was quiet and well appointed. The service was first class from the front desk to the valet. We enjoyed a pumpkin soup that I considered the best I've ever tasted. The grounds are very well kept and the concierge was helpful with the various amenities that are offer on and off the grounds. I highly recommend stay at this hotel especially in the fall. It is very quiet and well worth the money Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Honeymoon Day One

Jun 7, 2019 RPS2000 Chicago, Illinois

This was the first stop on our honeymoon. We drove down the coast and could see the hotel in the distance on the edge of a golf course. The view was extraordinary before we even arrived. Look, this is a Ritz-Carlton and you get what you pay for. This is true five star service. Everything worked like clockwork. The check-in, the bell Captain and… Read more
This was the first stop on our honeymoon. We drove down the coast and could see the hotel in the distance on the edge of a golf course. The view was extraordinary before we even arrived. Look, this is a Ritz-Carlton and you get what you pay for. This is true five star service. Everything worked like clockwork. The check-in, the bell Captain and all the service was just outstanding. Everyone new our name Which was so welcoming. Our room was decorated with all sorts of nice things. We stayed on site for cocktails and for dinner and everything was very nice. The outdoor restaurant served dinner until after sunset which was wonderful. We sat at the edge of the green and had dinner while we watched people finish off the golf day. The bagpipes was a nice touch. This hotel is very expensive in every way but I would do it again. Everything was worth it. Thank you to all the staff. Read less