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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 May 2015

I've been to the Half Moon Bay 6 times and cannot tell you how great it is, get a room with the fire outside on the patio, amazing, take marsh mellows.You can have a buggy outside your room during your stay to help with the clubs etc, indoor pool is really relaxing.

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Vienna, VA
Reviewed 21 May 2015

Yes the Ritz is pricey. The only reason we ended up staying here for 2 nights is because I had enough points for one of the nights. But oh boy is it worth it. I had mentioned that we had just gotten married while trying to book a spa service. We were greated with congratulations upon checking. We were upgraded...

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Irvine, California
Reviewed 19 May 2015 via mobile

What can I say that hasn't been said? This is a long overdue review but I was lucky enough to have my wedding reception here in 2012 and it was amazing. The grounds are breathtaking and the honeymoon suite was gorgeous beyond imagination. The staff here went above and beyond to accommodate us. I've also eaten at the hotel restaurant...

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

Dear sueliu22, We are delighted to hear from a former bride who continues to visit us to this day. It is wonderful to hear that your special day was one to remember. We hope that returning to our resort brings back memories of your wedding day that you can cherish forever. Thank you for updating us, as at this point,...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 19 May 2015

Everything was first class from the moment we checked in. We arrived o Mother's Day and the brunch was amazing, then a walk along the cliff and down to the beach... All this coupled with amazing service led to an sublime stay. Definitely would revisit!

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Ohio City, Colorado
Reviewed 19 May 2015

I was staying at this hotel for a business meeting and was thoroughly disappointed. Upon check-in, they told this Marriott Gold member that they were "full" and the only room available was an ADA room. You don't ask a 6'4" person to go into an ADA room and certainly not a Gold member. However, they insisted this was the only...

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

Dear jskyler, Thank you for writing in to let us know of your recent experience. It is never ideal when we cannot accommodate our valued Marriott Gold members. Unfortunately, circumstances sometimes dictate, due to periods of high occupancy, that upgrades are not available at check-in. We regret that we could not recognize your status this way during your visit. Furthermore,...

memphis, tn
Reviewed 18 May 2015

I'm a pretty tough customer and this place truly wowed me! Everything about it is beautiful! We were celebrating our 23rd wedding anniversary and we walked into our room to find rose petals leading from the door to the bed and then more petals designed in the number 23 on our bed with a welcome amenity! Needless to say, this...

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

Dear tbtravel68, Congratulations on your anniversary, and thank you for choosing The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay for your celebration. We are honored to host guests who are enjoying special occasions, and it was our pleasure to provide you with a warm welcome on arrival. For a couples’ weekend, we hope that relaxing in our spa and while taking in the...

Charlevoix, Michigan
Reviewed 18 May 2015 via mobile

Exactly what you would expect from a Ritz Carlton. Very efficient check in. The rooms very quiet and comfortable. Great views. The outdoor area is cozy and communal. Whales were cruising up and down the coast. Food and wine. Top notch. I would highly recommend.

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

Dear Upnorthtransplant1, It was truly a delight to read your kind words. To be situated on cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean can give our resort a magical feel. We hope our guests feel transported when they arrive at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay. Even more so, we hope the feeling lingers after they leave. It sounds as though this was...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 17 May 2015

This review is solely for the afternoon hot chocolate and smores at the outdoor ocean terrace. Friday and Saturday's from 4pm to 8pm. My family and I went on a Friday around 5pm. There is a bar in which you can order hot chocolate and all the fixings like marsh mellow, dark & white chocolate bits etc... to put in...

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Lutz, Florida
Reviewed 14 May 2015

We were there for a business meeting and I now regret not bringing my wife along. There are three reasons you will like this property First if you are a golfer - the golf course is top notch with great vistas. Second the food and service in the in-house restaurants is fabulous with a lot of local farm to table...

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

Dear lutzb0y, We appreciate the time you have taken to review your visit to The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay. As a guest on business, we are pleased you had time to enjoy some of our more leisure-oriented offerings. The bagpiper show is one that can transport you to the shores of Scotland while sitting on the California coast. Hopefully that...

Reviewed 13 May 2015

I attended this for a business function, otherwise I would not be able to afford such rooms. Of course everything was excellent. My only complaint is that the check-in time is 4 pm and you need to check out by 12 noon. Still, they will accomodate you if you show up before 4 pm. The restaurants are advertised on their...

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

Dear Sam837250, Thank you for joining us on business. Because we have occasion to accommodate large groups, our check-in time was placed at 4 pm to ensure that we can check our guests in upon arrival. It is always a best-case scenario when a room opens early, and we are pleased we could offer you this convenience. That being said,...

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  • Pool
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Tennis Court
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

Address: 1 Miramontes Point Road, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Region: United States > California > Half Moon Bay
Price Range: $850 - $1,346 (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 Romantic Hotel in Half Moon Bay
#1 Family Hotel in Half Moon Bay
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Half Moon Bay
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“Get a room at least with the fireplace”
 of 5 bubbles mattrodnyc, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Facing the ocean is more expensive (obviously) but it is where you get the real luxury of this hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles elyse-06, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ocean view is best”
 of 5 bubbles dbwbear, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We loved our ocean view with a fire pit! I was out there day and night enjoying the fire that over looked the 18th hole of the old course.”
 of 5 bubbles 642emilyj, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“South side rooms have great views of the Ocean golf course and of the ocean, itself..”
 of 5 bubbles czechchickfb, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
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