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Reviewed 15 July 2015

We stayed for one night at Ritz-Carlton. We had a room with ocean view. The view was just stunning. The bed, room, and the shower were really good. We used the Spa at the hotel and it was very relaxing. The best part all this is just complimentary. The public area was beautiful and I would highly recommend taking the...

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Ritz-CarltonHMB, Executive Office at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, responded to this review

Dear Reza L, Thank you for joining us and reviewing your experience. From our wonderful guest room views to the luxuries of the spa, it appears as though you were able to soak up much of what makes The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay so special. We hope you left with memories to last a lifetime, and should you ever join...

Riverside, California
Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

We spent only 2 nights, but wish we could have stayed much longer. The setting is spectacular. A sunset on the terrace accompanied by the bagpiper is not to be missed. When we opened the window we could hear the waves at night. The dinner was excellent from start to finish.

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Ritz-CarltonHMB, Executive Office at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, responded to this review

Dear LemminM, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on your stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay. Our location on the Northern California coast makes for stunning sunsets, and we are delighted to know you were able to experience one. It is also wonderful to read that you enjoyed a delicious meal, and were able to...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 13 July 2015

Breathtaking, Stunning, Luxurious, Relaxing, Romantic. These are just a few of the terms that come to mind. We stayed in an Ocean Front Club level room. The room was fabulous! The view was stunning, we enjoyed the evening bagpipes and the smoky warmth rising from the fire pits from the balcony of our room. The Club level offerings exceeded expectations...

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Ritz-CarltonHMB, Executive Office at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, responded to this review

Dear Patricia T, We couldn’t have said it better ourselves, Patricia! All of those words should encompass a visit to The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, and it is simply wonderful to know that you enjoyed such a pleasant experience. A stay on the Club level should be unsurpassed, what with the plentiful food offerings, personalized service, and intimate ambiance found...

Oakland, CA
Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

This is third time at this hotel. It's been refurbished and the guest rooms and public spaces are beautiful. This is a resort in every sense of the word and the setting is world class. The spa is one of the best anywhere. It is one of my favorites and I'd make a trek just for this amenity. The place...

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Ritz-CarltonHMB, Executive Office at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, responded to this review

Dear TomBOak, It is a true delight to hear from a returning guest who has enjoyed each and every experience at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay. We hope that when you enter our grounds, it feels as though you are returning to a hidden gem where you can expect to relax amongst elegance and unparalleled service. We appreciate your suggestions...

Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay is a wonderful resort. It is a great venue to bring the family, have a couples retreat, or for business. If taking the family, children have the opportunity to have a scavenger hunt to win bracelets and a prize at the end of the visit. Take advantage of renting a bike and visiting the entire...

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Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

This resort sits on the edge of the Pacific Ocean and is one of the most beautiful and dramatic settings for a hotel. Fireplaces on the ground floor room patios and the s'mores kits were a wonderful touch. One of the Golf courses that adjoins the hotel property has several beautiful holes that run high above the Pacific, but even...

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Ritz-CarltonHMB, Executive Office at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, responded to this review

Dear Jim E, Thank you for your review. You paint a beautiful picture of what a stay on our resort can be like. Your recommendation for a ground floor room that overlooks the ocean is not unfounded, as the Northern California sunsets are truly something to behold. As you note, this setting also makes for incredible golf on our two...

Happy Valley, Oregon
Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

Stayed here 4 nights for a business conference and was supremely impressed. First would be the people...all were exceptionally helpful and friendly in a genuine way. The room itself, actually a suite (#471) was wonderful: large, great view, great amenities, super comfortable bed, even a telescope. The hotel restaurant and room service were also exceptional. Just a wonderful place to...

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Ritz-CarltonHMB, Executive Office at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, responded to this review

Dear Jim A, Thank you for reviewing your stay for business at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, it is wonderful to now that the service you received was the highlight to your stay. We pride ourselves on providing unparalleled personalized service in a beautiful setting, and we are glad that this is exactly what you received. Thoughtful touches like telescopes...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

My wife and I went on trip on the PCH, between San Fransisco and LA, to celebrate our anniversary. We stayed in 5 luxury hotels, and the Ritz was by far the best of the 5 ! The views were amazing, the service exceptional and the room was beautiful. The hotel gave us bikes to go on a ride, and...

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Ritz-CarltonHMB, Executive Office at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, responded to this review

Dear porcaoverde, Thank you for stopping along the PCH to join us at The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay. What a wonderful way to celebrate your anniversary, and we are delighted we could have a part in your special occasion. One of the best ways to enjoy our unique location along the coast is by bike, and we are pleased you...

Chicago
Reviewed 7 July 2015

My family and I recently returned from a three-night stay at the Ritz in Half Moon Bay. Like our last visit two years ago, everything was spectacular. Everyone from the bell captains to the front desk staff to the management make such a special effort to create a personalized stay for guests. They do this by greeting guests by name,...

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Ritz-CarltonHMB, Executive Office at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, responded to this review

Dear AFChicago, Thank you for your continued loyalty to The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay. It is always an honor to welcome guests back to the resort, especially for a stay on the Club Level. As you mention, it is the perfect way to enhance your experience. Its exclusive service and amenities make it an intimate escape in itself and we...

Reno, Nevada
Reviewed 7 July 2015

The view from our room was the ocean and the golf course, Beautiful. We were on the second floor with a balcony, nice room. Bottom floor has the fire pits, also there is several community fire pits, very nice. The food is not up to par for the class of the hotel and the price they charge. We were quests...

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Dear unicorn11500, We appreciate the opportunity to learn more about your experience at our resort while attending the ParkWest Fine Arts Auction. We hope the event was a success, and you enjoyed returning to your room overlooking the Pacific in the evenings. When you stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, every aspect of your stay should be exceptional, be...

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
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  • Spa
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Tennis Court
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, an elite golf and spa resort hotel. With two distinct guest room experiences from the guest houses to our main building, the hotel highlights the beauty of the Northern California coast with a modern and elegant decor. ... more   less 

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Address: 1 Miramontes Point Road, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Region: United States > California > Half Moon Bay
Price Range: €615 - €971 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay 5*
Number of rooms: 261
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Also Known As:
The Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay Hotel Half Moon Bay
Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay
Ritz Half Moon Bay
Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Half Moon Bay
#1 Family Hotel in Half Moon Bay
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Half Moon Bay
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“get a room with a view of the bay”
 of 5 bubbles juliakN9777HT, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Get a room at least with the fireplace”
 of 5 bubbles mattrodnyc, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Facing the ocean is more expensive (obviously) but it is where you get the real luxury of this hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles elyse-06, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ocean view is best”
 of 5 bubbles dbwbear, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We loved our ocean view with a fire pit! I was out there day and night enjoying the fire that over looked the 18th hole of the old course.”
 of 5 bubbles 642emilyj, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
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