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Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

This is third time at this hotel. It's been refurbished and the guest rooms and public spaces are beautiful.
This is a resort in every sense of the word and the setting is world class.
The spa is one of the best anywhere. It is one of my favorites and I'd make a trek just for this amenity.
The place is tranquil, restful and quiet; even with large events.
The staff is very attentive, helpful and friendly.
All the restaurants are top notch.
There were only a small number of design flaws with the room. First you can't open the drawers on the side tables next to the bed. They are powered with electrical outlets and sealed. Ridiculous. The one closet door will block anyone trying to pass by and it would have been advisable to put a door to the room vestibule to cut out any hallway noise (minimal but the room doors do slam loudly)
Lastly the shower control was so corroded it took full strength to move it, and it squealed loud!
OK these are really minor as the place was border near perfection!
Great stay!

Stayed: July 2015, travelled with friends
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Ritz-CarltonHMB, Executive Office at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2015

Dear TomBOak,

It is a true delight to hear from a returning guest who has enjoyed each and every experience at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay. We hope that when you enter our grounds, it feels as though you are returning to a hidden gem where you can expect to relax amongst elegance and unparalleled service. We appreciate your suggestions regarding the room design. As we are sure you know, we are always here to assist if you believe something in your room may need repair. We will look in to your comments regardless, as our accommodations should be impeccably managed. We are pleased that you still enjoyed a restful time away in our resort along the sea, and we look forward to our next opportunity to serve you.

Sincerely,
The Ladies and Gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

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Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay is a wonderful resort. It is a great venue to bring the family, have a couples retreat, or for business.

If taking the family, children have the opportunity to have a scavenger hunt to win bracelets and a prize at the end of the visit.

Take advantage of renting a bike and visiting the entire resort and biking around the community. Our family enjoyed the bike trip, but there were not bikes sized for children. So the kids had to ride an adult bike.

The landscaping around the resort was gorgeous.

On some nights, there is a bagpiper that plays at sunset.

The food is quite expensive. There are some great selections in town.

Overall, we had a great time and the kids loved the Ritz kids program.

Stayed: June 2015, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

This resort sits on the edge of the Pacific Ocean and is one of the most beautiful and dramatic settings for a hotel. Fireplaces on the ground floor room patios and the s'mores kits were a wonderful touch. One of the Golf courses that adjoins the hotel property has several beautiful holes that run high above the Pacific, but even more holes which run alongside a trailer park. I would suggest only playing the back nine of the Ocean course. Give the valet plenty of time to retrieve your car. All cars must valet and the resources for parking and retrieving cars was overloaded on several days. This property is still one of our favorites. It's in excellent condition and the views are just incredible. Request a ground floor room facing the ocean so you can enjoy an evening fire while you watch the sun set.

Stayed: June 2015, travelled with family
1  Thank Jim E
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Ritz-CarltonHMB, Executive Office at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2015

Dear Jim E,

Thank you for your review. You paint a beautiful picture of what a stay on our resort can be like. Your recommendation for a ground floor room that overlooks the ocean is not unfounded, as the Northern California sunsets are truly something to behold. As you note, this setting also makes for incredible golf on our two professionally designed golf courses. We hope that both complement the rugged terrain of Half Moon Bay, by offering ocean views and fairways lined with cypress trees. We appreciate your loyalty to our property and are so glad you have been able to join us on several occasions. We thank you again for your kind words and hope to see you soon.

Sincerely,
The Ladies and Gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

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Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

Stayed here 4 nights for a business conference and was supremely impressed. First would be the people...all were exceptionally helpful and friendly in a genuine way.

The room itself, actually a suite (#471) was wonderful: large, great view, great amenities, super comfortable bed, even a telescope. The hotel restaurant and room service were also exceptional. Just a wonderful place to stay.

Stayed: July 2015, travelled on business
Thank Jim A
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Ritz-CarltonHMB, Executive Office at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2015

Dear Jim A,

Thank you for reviewing your stay for business at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, it is wonderful to now that the service you received was the highlight to your stay. We pride ourselves on providing unparalleled personalized service in a beautiful setting, and we are glad that this is exactly what you received. Thoughtful touches like telescopes can make your stay that much more unforgettable, and we hope you had fun exploring the night sky. It was a delight to read your review, and please know we would be happy to have you back any time.

Sincerely,
The Ladies and Gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

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Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

My wife and I went on trip on the PCH, between San Fransisco and LA, to celebrate our anniversary. We stayed in 5 luxury hotels, and the Ritz was by far the best of the 5 ! The views were amazing, the service exceptional and the room was beautiful.

The hotel gave us bikes to go on a ride, and the staff was very helpful in showing us where to go.

We only stayed one night but we wish we stayed longer.

Stayed: June 2015, travelled as a couple
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Ritz-CarltonHMB, Executive Office at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2015

Dear porcaoverde,

Thank you for stopping along the PCH to join us at The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay. What a wonderful way to celebrate your anniversary, and we are delighted we could have a part in your special occasion. One of the best ways to enjoy our unique location along the coast is by bike, and we are pleased you could take advantage of this amenity. Please accept our congratulations on your anniversary. If you need any assistance planning your next stay, please let us know how we can be of service.

Sincerely,
The Ladies and Gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

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