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Above the beach
Inspired by the grand seaside lodges of the 19th century, this resort is perched on a bluff overlooking 2 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, 2 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 Asprey Bath Amenities.Information missing or incorrect? Tell us! Opens in a new window.
The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
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) while parent's enjoy some time on their own.
The ocean-view Navio restaurant showcases fresh coastal cuisine. The Cork Wine Bar 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).
Grab a racket and hit any of the 6 tennis courts or workout in the hotel's 24-hour fitness facility.
Guests arriving to get some business done can make use of the hotel's 24-hour business center and any of the 9 meeting rooms.
Other amenities at this property include concierge services and luggage storage.
Dogs are welcome at this property in select guestrooms only for a fee. Additional pet policies and fees apply.
- Picnic area
- Full-service spa
- Indoor pool
- 24-hour front desk
- Conference space
- Spa treatment room(s)
- Electric car charging station
- Meeting rooms 9
- Tours/ticket assistance
- Year Built 2001
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Free WiFi
- Steam room
- Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
- Limo or Town Car service available
- Valet parking (surcharge)
- Smoke-free property
- Children's club (surcharge)
- Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
- Conference space size (meters) - 1530
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Spa services on site
- Luggage storage
- Hair salon
- Breakfast available (surcharge)
- Number of restaurants - 3
- 24-hour business center
- Concierge services
- Conference space size (feet) - 17000
- Gift shops or newsstand
- Shopping on site
- Outdoor tennis courts - 6
- Spa tub
- Total number of rooms - 261
- 24-hour fitness facilities
- Number of floors - 6
- Wedding services
- Number of buildings/towers - 4
- Golf course on site
- Multilingual staff
- Free newspapers in lobby
Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi
Valet parking (surcharge)
- Pay movies
- Premium TV channels
- Daily housekeeping
- Turndown service
- Free bottled water
- Designer toiletries
- In-room climate control (air conditioning)
- Premium bedding
- Free newspaper
- Iron/ironing board
- Hypo-allergenic bedding available
- Air conditioning
- Free local calls
- Coffee/tea maker
- Free toiletries
- Separate bathtub and shower
- In-room safe (laptop compatible)
- Smart TV
- Hair dryer
- Refrigerator (on request)
- Blackout drapes/curtains
- Private bathroom
- Room service (24 hours)
- Egyptian-cotton sheets
- Connecting/adjoining rooms available
- Free cribs/infant beds
- Sofa bed size
- Rollaway/extra beds (free)
- iPod docking station
- Satellite TV service
- Free WiFi
- Free wired Internet
- Down comforter
Where to Eat
Navio - Boasting exceptional seafood dishes and a comfortable California-inspired design to combine the subtle flavors of the sea with fresh textures and light savory accompaniments 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.
Cork Wine Bar - Upscale wine bar that offers flights of wines as well as wine by the glass with 5,000 bottles of international wines.
Ocean Terrace - Alfresco dining and signature cocktails overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Nearby Things to Do
There are 2 championship 18-hole golf courses on the property owned by Half Moon Bay Golf Links. The Ocean Course features traditional Scottish design and Pacific Ocean views from every hole. The parkland-style Old Course was designed by 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 a 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.
- Pilates classes on site
- Golf lessons on site
- Golfing on site
- Hiking/biking trails on site
- Bicycle rentals on site
- Horse riding/rental on site
- Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
- Mountain biking nearby
- Kayaking nearby
- Windsurfing nearby
- Sailing nearby
- 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.
- Sauna in spa
- Spa tub in spa
- Steam room in spa
- Number of treatment rooms 13
- Body wraps
- Body treatments
- Body scrubs
- Facial treatments
- Hydrotherapy treatments
If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.
- Accessible bathroom
- Roll-in shower
- In-room accessibility
Check-in time starts at 4 PM
Check-out time is noon
Children and extra beds
- Children are welcome.
- Kids stay free! Children 18 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
- Free rollaway/extra beds!
- Free cribs (infant beds)!
- Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 200 per pet, per stay
- Dogs only
- Specific rooms only, restrictions apply
- Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation
You need to know
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
- Resort fee: USD 35.00 per accommodation, per night
- Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 32 per person (approximately)
- Valet parking fee: USD 47 per day (in/out privileges)
- Pet fee: USD 200 per pet, per stay
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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. The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can arrange to bring pets 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.