Best Hotels in Half Moon Bay

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U.S. News & World Report ranks the best hotels in Half Moon Bay based on an analysis of industry awards, hotel star ratings and user ratings. Hotels that appear after ranked hotels are sorted by hotel class and then by user rating, as provided by TripAdvisor.

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<$100 - $300+

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1 star - 5 stars

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    The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
    Half Moon Bay, CA
    #1 in Best Hotels in Half Moon Bay
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2345 reviewsTripAdvisor (2345)
    Free WiFi

    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 to the restaurant servers, 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 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 rides and even whale watching tours. Back at the resort, you'll find two golf courses, a 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. Keep in mind that Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points by staying here.

    Half Moon Bay, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2345 reviewsTripAdvisor (2345)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
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    Beach House at Half Moon Bay
    Half Moon Bay, CA
    #2 in Best Hotels in Half Moon Bay
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1044 reviewsTripAdvisor (1044)
    Free WiFi

    With views of the Pacific Ocean or the Santa Cruz Mountains or both, the 54 suites in this boutique Half Moon Bay hotel all have either balconies or patios. While most rooms offer full or partial views of the water, all include free Wi-Fi access, parking, access to the fitness center and complimentary continental breakfast. Additional room amenities include king-size beds in the bedrooms and queen-size sofa beds in the separate living room areas, flat-screen TVs, fireplaces, refrigerators and microwaves. (Rooms without ocean views face a busy highway, which might disappoint some visitors.) Outdoor enthusiasts will especially enjoy Beach House at Half Moon Bay’s location, which allows for activities such as biking, hiking, deep-sea fishing, golfing, kayaking, paddle boarding, sailing and whale watching. A range of spa services, including in-room massages, are available for additional fees.

    Half Moon Bay, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1044 reviewsTripAdvisor (1044)
    3.5-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Oceano Hotel & Spa Half Moon Bay Harbor
    Half Moon Bay, CA
    #3 in Best Hotels in Half Moon Bay
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 646 reviewsTripAdvisor (646)
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    About 30 minutes south of San Francisco, the Oceano Hotel & Spa offers stunning views of Half Moon Bay from its perch just off Highway 1. The rooms impress most guests with fireplaces, private balconies, flat-screen TVs and pillow-top beds. (However, some guests recommend requesting accommodations away from the banquet hall, noting that the hotel can be noisy when there's an event going on.) The Oceano also houses a fitness center and day spa, offering a variety of massages and skin treatments. However, it's the friendly customer service that really impressed travelers, with recent visitors saying that staff went above and beyond to ensure a pleasant stay. Meanwhile, The Oceano Bar & Grill serves up quality seafood, but some travelers recommend saving a little money by searching for restaurants in neighboring Harbor Village instead.

    Half Moon Bay, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 646 reviewsTripAdvisor (646)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Half Moon Bay Lodge
    Half Moon Bay, CA
    3-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 637 reviewsTripAdvisor (637)
    Free WiFi

    Overlooking two adjacent golf courses and with its outdoor pool and hot tub, Half Moon Bay Lodge caters to sun-worshippers and golf fans alike. Spanish-style architecture and influences shine here, with arched entryways, outdoor stucco fireplaces and clay tile accents. Half Moon Bay offers guests complimentary continental breakfast with fresh fruit and a waffle station. For other meals, the hotel is adjacent to a restaurant that serves Italian cuisine. Plus, downtown Half Moon Bay, California, is just under 3 miles away. Warmly decorated accommodations include balconies or terraces, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi access, plus Keurig coffee makers. Some rooms also feature wood-burning fireplaces, while suites add kitchenettes in a separated living area. The property offers pet-friendly rooms and in-room spa services. Recent guests rave about the large rooms and stellar customer service, though a few visitors have noted that for guests on the upper floor, there is no elevator access.

    Half Moon Bay, CA
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 637 reviewsTripAdvisor (637)
    3.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi