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Guest House

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 3 infants)

Guest House, Terrace (Fire Pit)

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 3 infants)

Suite, Courtyard View

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 3 infants)

Club Room, Partial Ocean View

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

Room, Partial Ocean View

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 3 infants)

Room, Courtyard View

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 3 infants)

Oceanside retreat 40 minutes from San Francisco

Above the beach

Inspired by the grand seaside lodges of the 19th century, this resort is perched on a bluff overlooking two golf courses and a wild stretch of Pacific coastline, 3 miles (5 kilometers) from the town of Half Moon Bay.

Golf, tennis, spa

This seaside hotel offers spectacular ocean views, two championship golf courses, tennis courts, an acclaimed restaurant, a lavish spa, a children's program, and a health club with a lap pool.

Luxury lodging

In the spacious guestrooms and suites, beds are dressed with down duvets and Egyptian cotton linens. Marble baths offer separate showers and tubs, along with Ritz signature Asprey Bath Amenities.

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Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The Half Moon Bay Spa features 16 treatment rooms, women's and men's lounges, saunas, an oceanfront spa tub, and a candlelit co-ed Roman Mineral Bath. Signature treatments include the Pumpkin Body Peel, the Calming Lavender Facial, and the Half Moon Bay Facial. Spa treatments should be booked in advance.

The Ritz-Kids program offers supervised full- and half-day activities for children ages 5–12 (surcharge; 24-hour advance reservations required).

The ocean-view Navio restaurant showcases fresh coastal cuisine. The ENO Wine Room offers 5,000 bottles of international wines and has an ocean view.

Adirondack chairs around the property make it possible to relax and enjoy the ocean views from nearly every part of the Ritz-Carlton. At sundown, after the lone bagpiper makes his rounds, guests gather around the fire pit and toast s'mores (kits available in the hotel).

  • Free WiFi
  • Number of restaurants - 2
  • Golf course on site
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Bar/lounge
  • Health club
  • Spa tub
  • Children's club
  • Supervised childcare/activities
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Spa services on site
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 17000
  • Conference space size (meters) - 1530
  • Number of meeting rooms - 13
  • Babysitting or childcare
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Multilingual staff
  • Wedding services
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Hair salon
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • ATM/banking
  • Elevator/lift
  • Shopping on site
  • Smoke-free property
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3
  • Number of floors - 6
  • Year Built 2001
  • Tennis on site
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Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Indoor pool
  • Sofa bed
  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Babysitting or childcare

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Free wired high-speed Internet
  • Sofa bed
  • Sofa bed size
  • iPod docking station
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • LCD TV
  • Satellite TV service
  • Premium TV channels
  • Pay movies
  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets
  • Premium bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Down comforter
  • Cribs/infant beds available
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Turndown service
  • Free newspaper
  • Free local calls
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Phone
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Air conditioning
  • Climate control
  • Private bathroom
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
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Where to Eat

Navio - Fresh local fish, regional produce, and an extensive California wine list are featured in a room with ocean views from every window. For an especially romantic dining experience, guests can choose one of the curtained booths-for-two in the back room. Sunday brunch is a standing-room-only event.

The Conservatory - Seaside-lodge ambience, with hardwood floors, comfortable furnishings, large windows, and telescopes to view the ocean. Light fare and a full bar. Locally inspired cocktails.

ENO Wine Room - Offers 5,000 bottles of international wines. Serves cheese and chocolate flights. Ocean view.

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Nearby Things to Do

There are 2 championship 18-hole golf courses on the property (though not owned by the resort). The Ocean Course features traditional Scottish design and Pacific Ocean views from every hole. The parkland-style Old Course was Francis Duane and Arnold Palmer in 1973, and redesigned by Arthur Hills in 1999. The resort also offers 6 lighted tennis courts and a health club with an indoor lap pool (both are included in the resort fee, with surcharge for tennis pro services).

Additional activities at or near the resort include guided hikes, sea kayaking, horseback riding, bicycling, whale-watching, and deep-sea fishing (fees may apply).

The recreational activities listed below are available either onsite or near the hotel; fees may apply.

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Spa Services

Perched atop a scenic bluff with ocean views, the Half Moon Bay Spa at Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay offers facial and body treatments. A sauna, steam room, and spa tub provide additional relaxation options.

Accessibility

To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children under 18 years old stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.

Pets

Pets allowed, Only dogs are allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

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Fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:
  • Resort fee: USD 25 per accommodation, per night
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 32 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 30 per day
  • Valet parking fee: USD 47 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 125 per pet, per stay
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

We should mention

Children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. This property allows pets in specific rooms only (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

  • The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay is listed in the 2015 Condé Nast Traveler Gold List of the world's best places to stay.
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