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    The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
    Half Moon Bay, CA
    $50 Nightly Resort Fee
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    $50 Nightly Resort Fee
    • 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 dog-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.
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    Oceano Hotel & Spa Half Moon Bay Harbor
    Half Moon Bay, CA
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • 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.

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