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.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Romantic spot along Northern California's coastline

Feb 20, 2021 nycbos8 San Francisco, California

Fantastic spot to soak in the beauty of Northern California's coastline. You can grab tea and brunch here (after Covid has passed), making this a great day trip destination from San Francisco. Alternatively, you can order a bottle of wine from the restaurant in the back courtyard of the girl and relax as you watch the sun set.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Honeymoon in place

Feb 13, 2021 Nanthology San Francisco, California

Our wedding and honeymoon were unfortunately cancelled due to the start of covid. We were grateful that the half moon bay ritz was one of the few luxury hotels open and only a 30 min drive from home. We stayed 5 nights and practically had the place to ourselves. We were upgraded to the fire pit room overlooking the lawn. With no golf going on, it… Read more
Our wedding and honeymoon were unfortunately cancelled due to the start of covid. We were grateful that the half moon bay ritz was one of the few luxury hotels open and only a 30 min drive from home. We stayed 5 nights and practically had the place to ourselves. We were upgraded to the fire pit room overlooking the lawn. With no golf going on, it felt like our own private lawn. We spent the nights lounging by the fire pit roasting marshmallows, drinking wine, and listening to the soothing sounds of the waves crash onto the cliffs, and spent the days walking along the beautiful coastline. Even though many of the amenities were closed, I would gladly trade that for how peaceful and desolate it was during that time. The service was impeccable from housekeeping to the bartender, and we made friends with a few handful of people who were also staying there at the time. The ritz half moon bay will probably never be operating like that again, but we’ll definitely be back when we need another staycation Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Absolute heaven!

Jan 23, 2021 MYHlovetotravel San Francisco, California

Our stay at the Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay was one of the most marvelous travel experiences we have ever had. The service was so thoughtful and incredible from the moment we drove up and throughout our entire stay. The RC HMB's attention to detail is extraordinary and they will make you feel SO genuinely cared for - even when things are so much… Read more
Our stay at the Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay was one of the most marvelous travel experiences we have ever had. The service was so thoughtful and incredible from the moment we drove up and throughout our entire stay. The RC HMB's attention to detail is extraordinary and they will make you feel SO genuinely cared for - even when things are so much more challenging in these covid impacted times. Room service had short turn around times, the chef and team added such special touches and the wagyu to the chicken tenders for the kids were delicious! We want to give a special shout out to AMAZING Meaghan B. who gave us an extraordinary welcome. Stephen, Jan and Mikey also went above and beyond. Manuel Terra, thank you for the incredible stay. Our time at the Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay restored and revitalized us and we so look forward to returning SOON! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Exceptional service!!!

Jan 20, 2021 robverdell Minden, Nevada

Outstanding service by manager Manuel, John and the other lady at the front desk (they made it an amazing experience for my daughters). Rooms were super clean, hotel is very nice (although everything was closed by city ordinance). We loved the place...the only downgrade was the raccoons stealing my daughters marshmallows for the firepit (it was… Read more
Outstanding service by manager Manuel, John and the other lady at the front desk (they made it an amazing experience for my daughters). Rooms were super clean, hotel is very nice (although everything was closed by city ordinance). We loved the place...the only downgrade was the raccoons stealing my daughters marshmallows for the firepit (it was cool to see a raccoon so close but not taking the food...there should be a sign 😅). Overall it was an amazing experience and all of those guys (including Mike at the tennis court were outstanding) Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Simply the best!

Jan 16, 2021 G3186QZjimm Novato, California

By far the best hotel in half Moon Bay, and also the nicest hotel on the entire Northern California coast. This is a typical Ritz with high end service amazing rooms and views to die for. This place is an amazing hotel and definitely deserves five stars.