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The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

Expedia.comUSD 901*
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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Berkeley, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to The Ritz Half Moon Bay expecting the fabled view and a romantic weekend. Instead we were assigned to a "Guest House," which was located a drive away from the main building, necessitating use of the valet parking. Our room was a nice size, clean and well appointed - but comparable to rooms in other hotels that would...

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Ritz-CarltonHMB, Executive Office at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, responded to this review

Dear Marmeladova, Thank you sincerely for taking the time to provide us feedback on your stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay and for being our guests. While we were pleased to learn you were delighted with our spacious and well-appointed rooms, we were disappointed to discover that your overall stay did not meet our high standards of excellence. We...

Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 1 week ago

You are welcomed and treated with great warmth by an exceptional valet service and check in desk to assist you with all your needs. The location is astounding with great ocean views. Unfortunately when it comes to the food it does not come up to standards of what you would expect from a Ritz- Carlton.

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Ritz-CarltonHMB, Assistant Director of Food and Beverage at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, responded to this review

Dear Moses9990, We appreciate you taking a moment to share the details of your stay with us. It is comforting to hear that you enjoyed our prime location along the California coast and the exceptional service of our Ladies and Gentlemen. However, we regret that you were not fully satisfied with our culinary offerings. At your earliest convenience, please contact...

Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved staying at this property for a quick work trip. It's tucked very far away from SFO (still within driving distance...but it's a haul) and located right above crashing waves and a stunning golf course. Would highly recommend for romantic stays as well.

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Ritz-CarltonHMB, Executive Office at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, responded to this review

Dear Henry Y, Thank you for sharing such a wonderful review with us. Our secluded location atop a bluff allows our guests to step away from their busy schedules and step into a relaxing getaway in Half Moon Bay. We enjoyed your company throughout your visit, and we hope that you will join us again soon. Sincerely, The Ladies and...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've stayed here for weekend getaways since the hotel opened. As local residents and Ritz Carlton fans, we eagerly awaited the completion and opening of the hotel well over a dozen years ago. It exceeded our wildest expectations. It is the nicest Ritz we've ever stayed at -- (exception, the Ritz Reserve in Puerto Rico)! It is dramatic in its...

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Ritz-CarltonHMB, Executive Office at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, responded to this review

Dear Laura N, Thank you for taking the time to share your lovely review with us. From exploring the delectable culinary offerings of our oceanfront restaurants to indulging in the ultimate Ritz-Carlton experience on our renowned Club Level, it sounds as though your stay in Half Moon Bay was nothing short of extraordinary. With personalized service and a variety of...

Palo Alto, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect for a very special getaway, but very expensive. Everyone was very friendly and helpful, and the hotel and setting are spectacular! Beautiful rooms and grounds, perfect location and great restaurants and bars. Excellent spa and fitness center as well.

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Ritz-CarltonHMB, Executive Office at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, responded to this review

Dear R1359XWbarbarak, We appreciate you taking a moment to share the details of your stay with us. It is comforting to discover that you had the opportunity to experience our relaxing spa and sample the unique cuisines of our oceanfront restaurants. However, it is the exceptional service of our Ladies and Gentlemen that truly allows for an unforgettable escape to...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The longer I stayed the longer I wanted to stay. Things are low key but exciting, and the concierge support is excellent from pre arrival to after departure. Great sunset with private or public fire pits Enjoyable coastal walks

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Ritz-CarltonHMB, Executive Office at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, responded to this review

Dear Harm S, Thank you for sharing your review with us. Our Ocean Lawn provides the perfect location to watch the sun sink into the Pacific beside a cozy fire pit. It was a pleasure having you at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay and we look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, The Ladies and Gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton, Half...

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous view! We had a beautiful suite. There are no places to buy a soda or a snack and they do not stick the mini bar. It was cool while we were there. They lit the fire pits on the weekends but not on the week days. Would have been great to sit outside on a Thursday afternoon and enjoy...

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Ritz-CarltonHMB, Executive Office at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, responded to this review

Dear nbagdtx, We appreciate you taking a moment to share the details of your stay with us. While we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the exceptional service of our Ladies and Gentlemen, we regret that there were certain aspects of your visit that did not quite meet your expectations. If there is anything that we may provide you...

Encinitas, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband & I recently stayed at the Ritz Carleton Half Moon Bay to celebrate our 40th Anniversary. The entire staff was warm and welcoming and created an exceptionally memorable experience for us. Reception (Sarah), Guest Relations (Shannon, Patrica, Monica, Erin and Alice) and staff at the Conservatory were particularly caring in delivering more than we anticipated. Their attention to...

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Ritz-CarltonHMB, Executive Office at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, responded to this review

Dear chomyn, Congratulations on your 40th anniversary! We appreciate you taking the time to share your wonderful review with us. While our unique culinary offerings and breathtaking views set the stage for a relaxing escape, it is the exceptional service of our Ladies and Gentlemen that truly allows for an unforgettable getaway to Half Moon Bay. It was delightful celebrating...

Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful 5 day stay at this beautiful property and enjoyed every minute of it. The staff was wonderful, the spa had all of the amenities you would ever want, and the views were just amazing. If you are in the area and thinking of just having a day trip, I highly recommend that you stay at least...

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Ritz-CarltonHMB, Executive Office at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, responded to this review

Dear annmarie-nc, Thank you for sharing your lovely review. From your relaxing trip to our tranquil spa to the inspiring views that you experienced, it sounds as though your time with us was nothing short of extraordinary. It was a pleasure having you at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay for five unforgettable days, and we hope to see you again...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Rtiz HMB really went out of their way to ensure that our Anniversary weekend was memorable and special. The staff and the property were outstanding. It's not an inexpensive stay, but dare I say that sometimes you indeed get what you pay for. This was the case for us.

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Ritz-CarltonHMB, Executive Office at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, responded to this review

Dear John R, Congratulations on your recent anniversary! It was a pleasure reading your kind review. From the moment our guests walk through our doors, we strive to offer a truly unforgettable experience with each stay. We enjoyed celebrating such a special occasion with you, and we hope to share many more memories in the future. Sincerely, The Ladies and...

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, an elite golf and spa resort hotel. With two distinct guest room experiences from the guest houses to our main building, the hotel highlights the beauty of the Northern California coast with a modern and elegant decor. ... more   less 

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Address: 1 Miramontes Point Road, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Region: United States > California > Half Moon Bay
Price Range: $912 - $1,685 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay 5*
Number of rooms: 261
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Also Known As:
The Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay Hotel Half Moon Bay
Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay
Ritz Half Moon Bay
Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton
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#1 Family Hotel in Half Moon Bay
#1 Romantic Hotel in Half Moon Bay
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“Ocean view will knock your socks off!”
  • You have to love a view like this!
TheGfos, 20 Apr 2017 | Read review
“ocean view ground floor with fire pit. Ours were in the annexe a short walk fro main building looking up 18th fairway of the Old Course”
767jonr, 8 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ocean front. You won't be sorry. Unless you're there in the summer and socked in with fog.”
packacards, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Free parking in the secondary building or it's only valet in the main building. Go for a first floor room with a fire pit.”
868jeffreyd, 2 Apr 2017 | Read review
“My room had a view of the parking lot and it was still wonderful.”
MaggieH264, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
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