Book your room at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
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 a golf course and a wild stretch of Pacific coastline, three miles 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.
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 Spa Fresh products.Information missing or incorrect? Tell us!
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 cheese and chocolate flights, also with an ocean view.
Deck chairs around the property make it possible to relax and enjoy the views from nearly every part of the Ritz-Carlton. At sundown, after the lone bagpiper makes his rounds, guests gather around the firepit and toast s'mores (kits available in the hotel).
- 24-hour front desk
- Babysitting or childcare
- Breakfast available (surcharge)
- Complimentary newspapers in lobby
- Conference space
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Full-service spa
- Gift shops or newsstand
- Hair salon
- Health club
- Children's club
- Limo or Town Car service available
- Number of floors - 6
- Multilingual staff
- Total number of rooms - 261
- Room service (24 hours)
- Self parking (surcharge)
- Conference space size (meters) - 1530
- Shopping on site
- Spa services on site
- Spa tub
- Supervised childcare/activities
- Indoor pool
- Wedding services
- Free Wi-Fi
- Tours/ticket assistance
- Spa treatment room(s)
- Valet parking (surcharge)
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Year Built 2001
- Number of restaurants - 2
- Conference space size (feet) - 17000
- Number of meeting rooms - 13
- Golf course on site
- Tennis on site
- Smoke-free property
- Number of buildings/towers - 3
- Steam room
Available in all rooms: Free Wi-Fi , Free wired high-speed Internet
Available in some public areas: Free Wi-Fi
Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)
- Pay movies
- Premium TV channels
- Daily housekeeping
- Turndown service
- Complimentary bottled water
- Cribs/infant beds available
- Premium bedding
- Iron/ironing board
- Designer toiletries
- Climate control
- Hypo-allergenic bedding available
- Complimentary newspaper
- Air conditioning
- Free local calls
- Coffee/tea maker
- DVD player
- Separate bathtub and shower
- In-room safe (laptop compatible)
- Hair dryer
- Refrigerator (on request)
- Private bathroom
- In-room massage available
- Satellite TV service
- Free Wi-Fi
- Free wired high-speed Internet
- Dial-up Internet access (complimentary)
- iPod docking station
- Down comforter
- LCD TV
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.
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.
- Windsurfing nearby
- Kayaking nearby
- Sailing nearby
- Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
- Mountain biking nearby
- Bicycle rentals on site
- Golf lessons on site
- Golfing on site
- Hiking/biking trails on site
- Pilates classes on site
- Yoga classes/instruction on site
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.
- Steam room in spa
- Body wraps
- Body scrubs
- Hydrotherapy treatments
- Sauna in spa
- Spa tub in spa
- Body treatments
- Facial treatments
To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.
- Accessible path of travel
- Accessible bathroom
- Roll-in shower
- Accessible parking
- In-room accessibility
- Accessibility equipment for the deaf
- Braille or raised signage
Check-in time starts at 4 PM
Minimum check-in age is 18
Accepted at this hotel: Diners Club, JCB International, American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
- Resort fee: USD 25 per accommodation, per night
- Breakfast fee: 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
We should mention
Children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. 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.