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The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

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Reviewed 16 February 2015

From the desk staff, to the towels, to the fire pits, I was never let down. This location met every expectation I had of a Ritz Carlton. The waitstaff was incredible. I had forgotten my laptop charger, and they spent an hour looking to find another one that they had in their 'charger stash' to find another one. Outside of...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 13 February 2015

Ritz-Carlton hotels generally have an excellent reputation among hotel brands and they absolutely deserve it. The Half Moon Bay property is no exception, with its breathtaking location, well appointed guest rooms, exceptional service and good food. I recently visited the Ritz to attend a conference. Getting to the hotel can be a bit of a challenge, particularly because I was...

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

Dear Jason S, Thank you for your thoughtful review. It’s wonderful to hear that your expectations were surpassed during your recent conference, despite a brief transportation issue upon arrival in San Francisco. We will be sure to personally let Danielle know that her service and attention greatly contributed to your overall experience. Whether winter or summer, business or leisure, we...

Reviewed 12 February 2015 via mobile

This hotel is incredible, from the views, to the helpful, professional and speedy staff who get things done. Would 100% recommend to anyone willing to come here. The food is awesome too, you feel at home when coming to this hotel, don't have a second thought.

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

Dear Maxmcn, Thank you for choosing to stay with us, and taking the time to share such kind words about your experience. We greatly appreciate your recommendation and hope to have another chance to serve you soon. If there is ever anything we can do to make our resort feel even more like home, please don't hesitate to let us...

Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 5 February 2015

First, I completely recommend that anyone booking here enjoy the best experience possible, which means that you should book on the 5th floor, which is the club/concierge level. Further, I suggest that you call a few months in advance, and book spa treatments. Their Spa is one of the best!! I stayed there last May, after walking 44 miles from...

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

Dear Jennerjoseph, How wonderful to hear we are your choice of accommodation after undertaking such a challenging walk. We can only hope that the resort spa helped you to relax and reenergize after such a trek. Moreover, we are pleased that the extended service you receive on the Club floor helped to make your stay more enjoyable. Best of luck...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 February 2015 via mobile

It's not often that a modern thing built by humans can literally take your breath away, but the Ritz Carlton at Half-moon bay does just that. To be sure, the surreal location in Northern California, just south of San Francisco, helps. The pounding surf of the Pacific Ocean and the dynamic bluffs on the edge of the hotel property makes...

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

Dear stevezissoesq, It was truly a delight to read your kind words. To be situated on cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean can give our resort a magical feel. We hope our guests feel transported when they arrive at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay. Even more so, we hope the feeling lingers after they leave. It sounds as though this was...

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 3 February 2015

My husband and I stayed at HMB 2 weeks ago for a weekend of golf and relaxation. The treatment we received from the entire staff was wonderful. Mat our bellman not only brought up our luggage but gave us a tour of what our room had to offer. We were lucky enough to stay in a room that had an...

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

Dear PalmTreeQueen47, Thank you for reviewing your stay and specifically highlighting the ladies and gentlemen who enhanced your experience. It is wonderful that you would take the time to highlight their efforts, and we will pass your compliments along to Mat, Pam, and Juana as soon as possible. We hope you enjoyed a few rousing rounds of golf and cooking...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 28 January 2015

I have stayed at this property twice now and the view is always amazing. The property is located on the Pacific Coast and adjacent to a beautiful golf course that has several holes along the water. I was there just before Christmas and the halls were decorated with lights and ornaments that really accentuated the beauty. Make sure to ask...

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

Dear glbltrvlr989, Thank you for your continued loyalty to The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay. It is always inspiring to hear from a frequent guest, as your insights into our resort over several occasions are uniquely important. It is wonderful to hear that your stays have been consistently exceptional. While our location is a bit removed from the hustle and bustle...

The Woodlands, Texas
Reviewed 28 January 2015

Need to get away....far away without the 13 hour flight? Nothing could look more like the Scottish coastline than this hotel. With the nightly bagpiper playing both the front and the back of the property, you can sit in the Aiderondack chairs listening to the waves crash below heated by the many fire pit. Our room overlooked the 18th hole...

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

Dear steveberry2020, We truly appreciate the time you have taken to review our resort. We are flattered by your comparison to Scotland, a beautiful, scenic country with traditions we have tried to reflect in our daily activities. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed quiet people watching by day and lively performances by night. As you mention, we are...

Reviewed 24 January 2015

Visited recently stayed overnight. Spa experience was fabulous. Best Swedish massage I have ever had. Dined in restaurant that evening and did the Burgers and Beer menu. Excellent food. Only issue was that several of the IPA's on the menu were unavailable. Stayed in room located away from the main hotel but on the golf course. Hotel staff very attentive...

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Greenville, SC
Reviewed 22 January 2015 via mobile

I was in for two nights on a business trip. This is truly a gorgeous and special place. The view when you walk outside for the first time is truly breathtaking and I'd often see guests just staring out the windows taking it in. I found the staff to be friendly and helpful. The food was good and so was...

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

Dear heel5man, Thank you for sharing your recent experience with us. Though your stay began on a positive note, we are disappointed to hear that you were inconvenienced in the evening. Please know that we take our guest feedback very seriously, and have made note to address your observations as soon as possible. Our fire pit rooms are advantageous in...

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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Spa
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  • Tennis Court
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Conference Facilities
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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 94019-2376
Region: United States > California > Half Moon Bay
Price Range: RM2,875 - RM4,227 (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
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Half Moon Bay
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“the top floor has amazing views of the coast line.”
 of 5 bubbles jb-gcm, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Some of the rooms with fireplaces have better views of the ocean than the others. Be specific when booking what you want your view.”
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 of 5 bubbles kank15, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“ocean colony is a ~5 minute walk from the main building, but well worth it. beautiful views and away from the hustle and bustle.”
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 of 5 bubbles 581lily, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Check outside Terrace activities before taking rooms facing the Pacific”
 of 5 bubbles MitchelL669, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Coastal View was beautiful and you still see the ocean!”
 of 5 bubbles D5935YVdonnam, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
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