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 The best of the best

Sep 16, 2019 JMZx2 Miramar Beach, Florida

If you want to be welcomed and feel like you are the only one there, this is the place for you. You are greeted by an awesome staff and feel like you are one of the family. They go over and above their call of duty to make you feel special. The views are spectacular and the golf is great.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Horrible Service - Refund Promised

Sep 9, 2019 KAD123456 Atlanta, GA

We booked a hotel room on 8/18 and had to cancel on 8/21 as my husband ran into international flight challenges to get to SFO. When I called to cancel directly to hotel, the agent confirmed when I asked that we would not be charged. She stated that we wouldn’t as it was a reasonable cancellation request. Now, of course, there is $840 charge on… Read more
We booked a hotel room on 8/18 and had to cancel on 8/21 as my husband ran into international flight challenges to get to SFO. When I called to cancel directly to hotel, the agent confirmed when I asked that we would not be charged. She stated that we wouldn’t as it was a reasonable cancellation request. Now, of course, there is $840 charge on my credit card and hotel has no history, and their finance department is worthless and not owning up to this statement that their agent made when I cancelled. Horrible customer service and offer to return to this location when we live over 3k miles after being treated like this is of no interest. I guess I expected too much of taking the word of a Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay Employee not to charge us. Buyer beware! Read less
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Sep 7, 2019 ElisaL333 Davis, California

Beautiful location and hotel but poor planning and customer service. I spent three nights at this hotel between work and family, and experienced multiple issues each day. Between rooms not being ready (past the checkin time), lunch reservations not ready when the restaurant was 1/2 empty, my door lock malfunctioning twice (resulting in my being… Read more
Beautiful location and hotel but poor planning and customer service. I spent three nights at this hotel between work and family, and experienced multiple issues each day. Between rooms not being ready (past the checkin time), lunch reservations not ready when the restaurant was 1/2 empty, my door lock malfunctioning twice (resulting in my being locked out and having to wait over 30 minutes both times to get in), and most of the resort being closed due to four weddings (3 at the same time), it made the stay far less than expected. While the staff were friendly no apologies were offered and little was done to rectify the issue. I had fond memories of previous visits in years past at this hotel. Definitely not going back. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Ritz Always Delivers

Sep 7, 2019 tlagyn Franklin, Tennessee

First, just the drive from SFO airport is quite scenic. This is a secluded beachside Ritz with stunning views of the ocean. Rooms are predictably comfortable and roomy. Meeting facilities and service as exactly what you'd expect from Ritz ....first class.
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Sep 5, 2019 330VA Richmond VA

My wife and I are frequent Ritz guest and went to the Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay traveling from the East Coast to celebration of our 50TH wedding anniversary, it was a long trip but well worth it!. The staff made our celebration both special and memorable.While this was our first visit to the Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay, we plan to make this an… Read more
My wife and I are frequent Ritz guest and went to the Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay traveling from the East Coast to celebration of our 50TH wedding anniversary, it was a long trip but well worth it!. The staff made our celebration both special and memorable.While this was our first visit to the Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay, we plan to make this an annual get away. There were so many little things that the team did to make us feel more like family than guest, the true model of the Ritz Carlton “Ladies & Gentlemen serving Ladies & Gentlemen “ is alive and well at Half Moon Bay. The GM Kevin Kelly should be proud of his team, please let me share some of the reasons why; • The team at check in made us fell welcome and even thought we arrived early our special and fabulous room was already. • A special welcome when we cam back to our room the first night was just unbelievable, on the bed in rose petals was a heart and the message Happy 50TH Anniversary,this effort was made even more personal by the handwritten card from Anya at the front desk. •The Concierge team provided so much helpful information about things to do and places to go, my wife felt she had just made new BFF’s. •The Club team truly reflect the Ritz phrase “ My Pleasure” as not just words but actions. We could go on and on there were so many little things plus a fantastic property that made our stay memorable, the leadership and the guest centric dedicated team, plus a fantastic property ranks The Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay at the top of our favorite Ritz Carltons. BK & EK Richmond VA PS We changed our plans and came back for another night before flying back to the East Cost. Read less