The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

1 Miramontes Point Road | Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 [See Map]
#26 in Best California Hotels
Hotel Class 5.0-star Critic Rating Excellent Guest Rating
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Based on 991 reviews

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The palatial Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay's jaw-dropping setting atop sea cliffs along the Pacific Coast is hard to beat. As its name suggests, this Ritz-Carlton property is in Half Moon Bay, California, located between San Francisco and San Jose. But the exceptional service is what has most travelers talking: From the congenial front desk staff to the spa therapists, the wait staff to the Technology Butlers, travelers praise the entire staff for its friendliness and efficiency. But that's not all guests have to say. The Ritz's guest rooms earn a thumbs-up for their plush goose-down bedding, marble bathrooms and spacious floor plans, and those traveling with pets will be pleased to know that accommodations here are animal-friendly. But don't plan on spending too much time in your room. Through the concierge you can book surf lessons, bird watching excursions, bike rides, Segway tours, horseback riding and even whale watching. Back at the resort, you'll find two golf courses, a 16,000-square-foot spa and four eateries. Families like to take advantage of the Ritz Kids Day Program, which includes trips to the beach, as well as movies and s'mores at the fire pit.

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  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Lodgings 2015
  • Concierge.com Editor's Pick
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2014
  • Condé Nast Traveler Gold 2015
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards 2014
  • Travel + Leisure 500 World's Best Hotels 2015

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A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 991 guests have reviewed the The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 4.5 (based on 991 reviews)

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The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

1 Miramontes Point Road | Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 [See Full Map]