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The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

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Cedarburg, Wisconsin
Reviewed 19 August 2015

The greatest thing about this hotel is its location. Overlooking the Bay on a golf course the views and opportunities for walking are exceptional. There are stairs to the beach, which was beautiful and clean. There is a good amount of outdoor seating as well, some by gas fire pits. Unfortunately, the gas smell from the fire pits can be...

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

Dear Denise A, Thank you for sharing your recent experience with us. We regret that your stay was less-than-ideal, as we hope that every guest departs with a feeling of total and complete satisfaction. Though the advantages of the Club Lounge, with the added food and beverage service and retreat-like feel were to your liking, it is disappointing that there...

Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

My husband and I have stayed at several Ritz Carlton hotels and were disappointed at the quality of the service at this particular hotel. When we arrived the person at the front desk offered to upgrade us to a room with a partial ocean view and fire Pitt for an additional 100 dollar charge. Since we were celebrating our anniversary...

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

Dear Marta H, We appreciate not only your ongoing loyalty to The Ritz-Carlton brand of hotels, but for choosing our resort to celebrate your anniversary. For someone as well-traveled as yourself, you have every right to expect the best in service, and no one is more disappointed than us that we did not better perform to our standards. At your...

Alexandria, Virginia
Reviewed 18 August 2015

We stayed here for one night. We are not golfers, so the main draw of this place (golf) was not really our "thing," but we love the Ritz brand and just wanted a quiet place to rest in the midst of a road trip. It definitely delivered - the room was gorgeous, and we had our own private fire pit!...

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

Dear gsp80, Golfer or not, we can absolutely provide our guests with a relaxing stay in a unique, cozy environment by the ocean. Our fire pit guest rooms- a favorite of many- open on to different areas of our resort. Some afford a bit more privacy than others, and we would be more than happy to assist in helping you...

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 17 August 2015

A peaceful place where you can stroll on the sandy beach to relax, metal handle bars corroded by salt water so be cautious walking down the steps to the beach. Sea is very cold so don't swim in it. Kids can cycle around the hotel safely. Check-in counter supplies apples. Golf is not for the amateur there are a few...

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

Dear Cecilia C, Thank you for sharing your review. We are glad you were able to venture down to the beach during your visit, and you enjoyed some of the special touches that make our resort unique. These are what make for the best memories! If you are dreaming of another California coastal getaway, we hope you will once again...

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 17 August 2015

We spent one night at this resort, while on our trip up the coast. The property was gorgeous and overlooked the ocean. During lunch we ate outside on the patio then afterwards we sat in a few of the rocking chairs and took in the scenery. If you are looking for a relaxing destination with fantastic views, accommodations, and service,...

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

Dear Tricia Z, Your review was a treat to read, and we are thrilled that we were able to provide you with all the makings of an unforgettable stay. Our part of the Californian coast can afford us some stunning views, and it seems as though you were able to find several perches from which to enjoy the Pacific. Whether...

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 17 August 2015

It was a hot weekend in the Bay Area and I needed to breath ocean air so I booked a night at the Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay. After reading online I was worried about it being a zoo on the weekend. However, compared to many resort hotels I've been in recently, the Ritz Half Moon Bay has a bit...

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

Dear Veronica S, Thank you for taking a moment to review our weekend away at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay. If you’re in need for ocean breezes, that is something we offer in abundance. Summertime, when the temperatures climb, is a popular time for guests to join us, though we strive to always have quiet places where you can retreat...

Dallas, Texas, United States
Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

We spent 3 nights here on our way to Big Sur. Our room on the top floor (663) had a fabulous view of the beach stretching south. Everything is up to Ritz-Carleton standards. Fire pits are lit in the evening and you have a stunning view of the sunsets. If you are a walker, be sure to take advantage of...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 15 August 2015

Stayed here for my second time in 3 years. I was a little disappointed in some things in this visit and it seemed like the Ritz lost a little bit of charm. First off,, this hotel is great. Incredible views, beautiful rooms, nice staff and great restaurants. You won't find anything else like it on the Northern California coast. However,,...

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

Dear Mugsydogg, On behalf of the team here at The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay, we appreciate your loyalty to our hotel and the overall brand. You are right to expect service that not only meets your needs, but anticipates them. And, as your note, the details should delight just as the overall resort and our location along the coast did...

New York
Reviewed 13 August 2015

I stayed over July 4th and again these past two days. While the property is beautiful there are just too many issues. On the July 4th weekend stay of four nights, the AC in the room did not work. They came in three time to fix it and we were finally told that it would not be any better. They...

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

Dear Adam K, As a Ritz-Carlton Platinum Elite member, we are deeply concerned that we have not better met the Ritz-Carlton standard you have come to know over the years. It is highly unfortunate when we are unable to relocate you to another room due to high occupancy, and we offer our sincere apologies that your accommodations were not more...

Danville, California
Reviewed 13 August 2015

We had a wonderful experience at this hotel. It helps that the weather was perfect, but we've also been there when it's foggy and it's still great. From the bike rentals, golf, to a walk on the coast and the bagpipe player at sunset, it was a truly special stay.

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Dear Kristin R, Thank you for taking a moment to review your stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay. When designing our layout, including the sprawling golf course and ample open space for enjoying the coast, it was our aim to enhance the surrounding tranquility and encourage our guests to explore the bay in its natural state. It is wonderful...

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
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  • Spa
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Tennis Court
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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: ₹ 44,444 - ₹ 73,399 (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 Romantic Hotel in Half Moon Bay
#1 Family Hotel in Half Moon Bay
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Half Moon Bay
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“Reserve a room with a fire pit - you will NOT regret it.”
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“Get higher floor rooms, ocean facing.”
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“Recommend staying in main hotel building vs. separate buildings on golf course”
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