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The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Beautiful property, get a room with a fire pit with an ocean view. Make s'mores as is tradition on the property. Serene and lovely to walk along the ocean cliffs. Room is quite nice and service is excellent.

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Novato, California
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Ocean surf, morning fog, amazing cushy beds, afternoon tea, 5 star dining, several bars....and that spa! Need I say more? Such a short drive from any Bay Area town to reach Nirvana..... Ritz Carleton lives up to their reputation with this property. We just keep returning again and again.

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

Dear Laura J, Check, check, check! We’re delighted to know that you found so much to love in the ambiance and amenities at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay. Whether sipping tea in the afternoon or simply listening to the waves crash along the shore, we hope you relished every moment of your retreat from the Bay Area. Your loyalty is...

Leicester
Reviewed 30 August 2015

we visited Half Moon Bay and stayed at the Ritz Carlton in june for our family holiday with our parents. it was booked as a surprise for us by our father, and a surprise it was!! as we drove up the building and the grounds just looked breath taking. We felt extremely welcome as soon as we pulled up and...

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

Dear Cking4495, Thank you for your review. At The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, service begins upon arrival, and is only enhanced from there. The Club Lounge is an especially outstanding area of our resort where our dedicated ladies and gentlemen can truly get to know you and your preferences. In particular, we will let Sylvia know that her service helped...

Pasadena, California
Reviewed 29 August 2015

We were upgraded to an ocean view suite, a room with a working fireplace, balcony to see the sea and the green and the hotel up on the hill. Amazing view. Ridiculous bathrooms. I loved the pillows. Would come again :)

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United States
Reviewed 29 August 2015

We visited earlier this summer and it was great. The service was some of the best ever, from the valet and front desk to the conceirge. Everyone tried to make sure all our needs were met. We had a beautiful room on the top floor, which was one of the best ADA rooms we have been in. Great view, which...

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

Dear sctraveler05, We appreciate the time you have taken to share a few thoughts on your stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay. When guests like yourself join us for a relaxing getaway, a room with a stunning view is instrumental in terms of your experience. We are pleased that the upper floor could afford you panoramic views of the...

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 27 August 2015

The view is absolutely amazing!! You have to get a drink or roast a s'more on their property! The restaurant is very good and service overall is great. Add ons of $40 parking and resort fees are a little annoying, but expected I guess. Very clean and up to date. I would recommend getting a room with a private fire...

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

Dear Brenna I, Thank you for your review and your recommendation of a room with a fire pit. Nothing quite compares to an evening spent with a cocktail and s’mores while taking in the views that you so loved. We hope that every part of your visit to The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay was as pleasant as the sights, and...

Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

Living in the Bay Area for over 20 years I look for great places for a weekend getaway often. RCHMB is my favorite!! Every time I go I am instantly on vacation. This is the kind of place you go to and never leave the entire weekend. The service is excellent and I've never had a bad room or experience....

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

Dear Sheila C, Thank you for your review! It’s a treat to hear from a local who has stayed with us on so many occasions. Nothing is more special to us than knowing you have received consistently excellent service during each and every visit. Thank you for your recommendations that will be a great help toward our future visitors, and...

New York, NY
Reviewed 26 August 2015

Well done, Ritz, well done. In my opinion the Ritz brand has a diverse range of properties from modern and elegant to stuffy and dated. I have been to Ritz hotels that I have loved and ones that I couldn't believe were considered a Ritz. This one was tastefully beachy, and I think it might be my favorite Ritz. The...

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

Dear bbdeluca, Wow, thank you for counting us among your favorite Ritz-Carlton resorts. In designing our suites and common areas, evoking the essence of the Pacific Ocean was our primary goal. It is wonderful to know that by biking, or simply when in your accommodations, you could fully appreciate our location along the coast. You also joined us on a...

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Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

스코틀랜드를 연상케 하는 골프 코스와 훌륭한 경치. 조용한 휴식처로는 최고라고 생각합니다. 아침은 평범했지만 점심, 저녁 케이터링은 정말 수준급이었습니다. Even though I am not a golf player, I could see it had a fantastic golf course. With bagpipe performance at sunset, it was as if I had been in Scotland - I suppose it was so intended from the beginning by...

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

Dear HMLeeSeoul, Thank you for joining us for your meetings and for sharing your thoughts on our resort. It is wonderful to know that you enjoyed the meals served as part of your schedule, and that you had time to enjoy some of our leisurely offerings, like an authentic bagpipe performance to coincide with the sunset. There is much more...

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

The room itself was nice. The cleaning service did a good job. The staff was nice. My biggest complaint was the service in their restaurants. Needless to say we got two free deserts on two different occasions because the service was so slow. One afternoon, I ordered the tortilla soup but I got tomato basil soup instead. I didn't bother...

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

Dear GracieV2007, We are disappointed to hear that your recent stay was anything less than exceptional. Providing our guests with extraordinary service, luxe accommodations, an array of thoughtful, exciting amenities is our everyday goal. We sincerely apologize for the service in our restaurants, which, based on your account, in no way represent the thoughtfulness that should guide our interactions with...

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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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  • Hot Tub
  • Golf Course
  • Tennis Court
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  • Paid Wifi
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  • Multilingual Staff
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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: $908 - $1,497 (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 Family Hotel in Half Moon Bay
#1 Romantic Hotel in Half Moon Bay
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Half Moon Bay
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“Reserve a room with a fire pit - you will NOT regret it.”
 of 5 bubbles MCFRogers, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
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“Get higher floor rooms, ocean facing.”
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“Recommend staying in main hotel building vs. separate buildings on golf course”
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“Get a higher floor room (I was on 6) to get a view of the ocean.”
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