The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

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

U.S. News Review

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, Calif., 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 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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Awards Received

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Lodgings 2014
  • Concierge.com Editors' Pick
  • Conde Nast Readers' Choice List 2013
  • Conde Nast Traveler Gold 2014
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards 2014
  • Travel + Leisure 500 World's Best Hotels

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor.com. A total of 575 guests have reviewed the The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

Guest Ratings: 4.5 (based on 575 reviews)

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The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

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