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The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

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The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay is a luxury spa resort in Half Moon Bay, California. 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.
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Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
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Golf Course
Heated pool
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Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
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The people who work at the Ritz Carlton, Half Moon Bay are very special people, who work very hard to make their guests’ experience effortlessly special. This is a warm and welcoming place, and so comfortable, not just in the guest rooms but in the public spaces, especially on
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Response from TeamMarriott, Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
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Dear Krochalis, Thank you for choosing The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay. We are delighted that our Ladies and Gentlemen helped to make your visit memorable and that you loved your dining experience at our on-site restaurant, NAVIO. It was a pleasure having you as our guest, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, The Ladies and Gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
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We LOVED our stay at this property. I would have to say it was our favorite property we have stayed in over the past several years. We had a one bedroom suite with a patio, fire pit and a breathtaking view of the ocean. The staff was great and our kids loved the scavenger
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Response from TeamMarriott, Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
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Dear greggfi626, We appreciate your consistent support of The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay. It is always a pleasure to see a familiar face and we love having you as a regular guest! Thank you also for taking the time to share your perspective with future guests. Your continued business is the best recommendation there is. Thank you again, we look forward to your next stay! Warm regards, The Ladies and Gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
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Attended a conference at this resort. From the minute I pulled up till the time I left, the service was outstanding. Not one employee disappointed. Had a room in the main building which was very convenient. First floor room had a fire pit which made it even more enjoyable.
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Response from TeamMarriott, Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
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Dear CCNJ7, Thank you for sharing the highlights of your convention visit to The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay. We believe a well-appointed room along with the amazing service and amenities sets the tone for a wonderful visit, and we are thoroughly excited to know this was your experience. Thank you again, and we look forward to seeing you back whenever you return to this city! Warm regards, The Ladies and Gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
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Pros: this hotel is a beautiful facility with amazingly friendly staff and comfortable rooms. The location is a bit removed from the rest of Half Moon Bay but the short drive gives the hotel private feel. Cons: the negative about this hotel is the $35 resort fee added to the
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Response from TeamMarriott, Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Jana12142013, Thank you for choosing The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay. We are pleased that we could be a part of your visit to our beautiful area. Our rooms, inspired by the Northern Californian coast, are meant to relax and rejuvenate you, all while our Ladies and Gentlemen seamlessly take care of all the details. That being said, we are sorry for your disappointment with the additional charges. We are glad to know the remainder of your visit was enjoyable and that you would stay again. Thank you again, we hope to welcome you back soon. Warm regards, The Ladies and Gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
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My family including kids loved our stay at Half Moon bay. Exceptional staff, outstanding people. Food was yummy! Presentation was awesome! Decoration during Holidays out of the world! We were not able to use Spa, swiming pool, and few other facilities due to shortage of time.
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Response from TeamMarriott, Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear SoothsayerAnalytics, Thank you so much for your terrific comments! Our amazing service, thoughtful amenities, and excellent accommodations provide an oasis for our guests here in our exciting city, and we are delighted to have exceeded your expectations! We appreciate your loyalty towards our brand and look forward to welcoming you and your family again at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay very soon. Warm regards, The Ladies and Gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
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Is there breakfast buffet daily ? How much per adult ,kids under age 12 ?
Dear Khanhha L, Thank you for reaching out to us at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay with your question. Please note, we do not offer a breakfast buffet in Navio on a regular basis. We do however, offer a Farmers' Market Brunch (buffet) on Saturdays beginning at 12 p.m. ($99 per guest; $55 per child ages five to 12; children ages four and under are complimentary) and this is based on the produce our chefs hand pick from the local Coastside Farmers' Market. We also offer our famous Sunday Brunch at Navio beginning at 12 p.m. ($129 per guest; $64.50 per child ages five to 12; children four and under are complimentary). If you are interested in attending either of these brunches, to place a reservation please call (650) 712-7000. We hope this is helpful. Please do not hesitate to contact us if we may be of further assistance to you. Warm regards, The Ladies and Gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
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Is there a trail to access the beach from the hotel?
Yes if you walk south on the trail from the hotel, you’ll get to a staircase down to the beach. And if you go farther down the trail, over the bridge and along the coastline, you’ll hit another staircase to take you down to another beach.
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What is the smoking policy?
Generally speaking,Northern Ca is a very No Smoking Locale. It is veryrare to encounter a "Smokers Welcome Here" Zone ...
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Dear Dsthal45, We look forward to welcoming you as our guest at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay. Navio serves a vegetarian menu for dinner and their menus are available on our website. The Ocean Terrace serves a fantastic "Impossible Burger" as well that is vegetarian. If you are interested in dining outside of our resort, guests really enjoy It's Italia (Italian cuisine) in downtown Half Moon Bay that is about a 10 mins. drive from our resort; Sam's Chowder House north on highway 1 that is a 15 mins. drive from our resort; and Cafe Mezzaluna (Italian) is also a 15 mins. drive from our resort. We hope this is helpful. If our Concierge can assist you with any additional recommendations and reservations, please contact us at (650) 712-7000. Again, we look forward to welcoming you.
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I'd also recommend the separate guest house (or whatever it's called) as opposed to the main house because at the main house they charge a fairly hefty fee for parking and at the guest house they don't, and because the fire pit rooms at the guest house are more private. I also believe (but am not certain) that the guest house rooms are more updated and larger: ours had a couch and an in-room gas fireplace, which I don't believe the main house rooms have (but call hotel to be sure). The one exception to this advice is if you're there at a time of year when you could get rain (November through April) it might be more convenient to be in the main house.
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"Ocean view, ocean access"
"Ocean front fire pit if it is in your budget"
"Choose a room in the main building. If you stay at the guest houses it has better privacy but far from the main building and restaurants"
"request an ocean view room but the golf course is really beautiful as well. I think all rooms are quiet."
"I doubt there is a bad room throughout the entire hotel"
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US$845 - US$1,420 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesCaliforniaHalf Moon Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
261
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