Book your room at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
Oceanside retreat 40 minutes from San Francisco
Located in Half Moon Bay, The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay is by the ocean, minutes from Half Moon Bay Golf Links, and close to Poplar State Beach.
This 5-star hotel is within the vicinity of Miramar Beach and Pillar Point Harbor.
Make yourself at home in one of the air-conditioned rooms featuring iPod docking stations and LCD televisions. Your bed comes with down comforters and Frette Italian sheets, and all rooms are furnished with double sofa beds. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming provides entertainment. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature designer toiletries and hair dryers.
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. While the golfer in the family is out on the course, you can enjoy above-par recreational amenities such as a health club and an indoor pool. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, supervised childcare/activities, and babysitting/childcare.
Grab a bite at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Buffet breakfasts are available for a fee.
Featured amenities include limo/town car service, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Planning an event in Half Moon Bay? This hotel has facilities measuring 17000 square feet (1530 square meters), including conference space. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.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 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).
- 24-hour front desk
- Babysitting or childcare
- Breakfast available (surcharge)
- Free 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
- 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 WiFi
- 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 WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi
Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)
- Pay movies
- Premium TV channels
- Daily housekeeping
- Turndown service
- Free bottled water
- Cribs/infant beds available
- Free newspaper
- Hypo-allergenic bedding available
- Iron/ironing board
- Air conditioning
- Designer toiletries
- Climate control
- Premium bedding
- Free local calls
- Coffee/tea maker
- Separate bathtub and shower
- In-room safe (laptop compatible)
- Sofa bed
- Hair dryer
- Refrigerator (on request)
- Blackout drapes/curtains
- Private bathroom
- In-room massage available
- Room service (24 hours)
- Frette Italian sheets
- Sofa bed size
- Connecting/adjoining rooms available
- iPod docking station
- Satellite TV service
- Free WiFi
- Free wired high-speed Internet
- 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
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. 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. 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.
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.