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The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

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The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay is a luxury spa resort in Half Moon Bay, California. 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.
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Pool
Restaurant
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Spa
Room Service
Bar/Lounge
Babysitting
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Concierge
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Golf course
Heated pool
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Paid Wifi
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Tennis Court
Wheelchair access
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Grade: 47 out of 100
68Restaurantswithin 5 miles
34Attractionswithin 5 miles
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This place has to have one of the most majestic views of any resort in the US! We stayed for a few nights in between conference nights in San Francisco and didn't regret it at all (wish we had more time!). Spa services were great, the views were great, service was impeccable,
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I recently spent a night over President Day's weekend as part of a group of 4 families. This is a beautiful property with really nice views and good facilities, but the service I've gotten over the weekend was definitely not up to expectations from a Ritz Carlton. I'm not sure
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Response from Ritz-CarltonHMB, Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
Responded 2 days ago
Dear NadavST, Thank you for being a loyal guest of our properties and for taking the time to write a thorough review about your experience with us. Although we were happy to hear that you were pleased with our views, facilities and accommodations, we were very disappointed to learn of the service shortcomings that you had endured in which we would like to sincerely apologize. We take your feedback very seriously, and have shared your comments with our management to ensure that what you had experienced does not occur again. Our Assistant Executive of Rooms, Yannick Bouyidou looks forward to being in touch with you directly to discuss your visit. As our valued guest, we hope you will provide us another opportunity in the future to provide you a more pleasant stay. Warm regards, The Ladies and Gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
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The hotel is located on a stunning part of the California coastline. There are amazing views and fantastic opportunities for walks along the coast or on the lovely beaches. First impressions were very positive. We were welcomed at the car, the lobby was stunning with a real wow
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Response from TeamMarriott, Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
Responded 4 days ago
Dear Englishguy85, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay. We are pleased to know that we exceeded your expectations with our enhanced hospitality and that you primarily enjoyed our breathtaking ocean views. It was an honor having you as our guest, and we hope to be your home away from home whenever your travels bring you to our inviting area. Warm regards, The Ladies and Gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
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Beautiful place. The scenery is breathtaking and the staff is great. The only reason I gave it a 3 star is the number of people there. I wish we would have been told that 2 very large conventions were there at the same time. 2 of the restaurants were not available to us our
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Response from Ritz-CarltonHMB, Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
Responded 4 days ago
Dear Mike S, Thank you for being our guests at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay and for providing us your feedback. Although we were very pleased to hear that you enjoyed our Pacific ocean-front setting, we would like to sincerely apologize that your overall visit did not meet your expectations. Your comments are extremely important to us as it allows us to focus on areas that require improvement. We hope you will provide us another chance in the future to provide you a more pleasant stay. Warm regards, The Ladies and Gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
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This was my Go-To place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the San Francisco Bay Area before I moved to Washington State. Each year for my birthday I would go for a lovely meal, a walk on the Pacific Ocean, sometimes a spa treatment and always a specialty of the house
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Response from TeamMarriott, Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
Responded 5 days ago
Dear lindamF5446JQ, Thank you for returning to The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay. It is always our goal to create memorable experiences, so we are delighted you continue to enjoy our enhanced hospitality and thoughtful amenities. On behalf of all of us, we thank you for taking the time to leave a review, and we hope to see you again soon. Warm regards, The Ladies and Gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
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Dear Khanhha L, Thank you for reaching out to us at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay with your question. Please note, we do not offer a breakfast buffet in Navio on a regular basis. We do however, offer a Farmers' Market Brunch (buffet) on Saturdays beginning at 12 p.m. ($99 per guest; $55 per child ages five to 12; children ages four and under are complimentary) and this is based on the produce our chefs hand pick from the local Coastside Farmers' Market. We also offer our famous Sunday Brunch at Navio beginning at 12 p.m. ($129 per guest; $64.50 per child ages five to 12; children four and under are complimentary). If you are interested in attending either of these brunches, to place a reservation please call (650) 712-7000. We hope this is helpful. Please do not hesitate to contact us if we may be of further assistance to you. Warm regards, The Ladies and Gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
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Yes if you walk south on the trail from the hotel, you’ll get to a staircase down to the beach. And if you go farther down the trail, over the bridge and along the coastline, you’ll hit another staircase to take you down to another beach.
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What is the smoking policy?
Generally speaking,Northern Ca is a very No Smoking Locale. It is veryrare to encounter a "Smokers Welcome Here" Zone ...
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Dear Dsthal45, We look forward to welcoming you as our guest at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay. Navio serves a vegetarian menu for dinner and their menus are available on our website. The Ocean Terrace serves a fantastic "Impossible Burger" as well that is vegetarian. If you are interested in dining outside of our resort, guests really enjoy It's Italia (Italian cuisine) in downtown Half Moon Bay that is about a 10 mins. drive from our resort; Sam's Chowder House north on highway 1 that is a 15 mins. drive from our resort; and Cafe Mezzaluna (Italian) is also a 15 mins. drive from our resort. We hope this is helpful. If our Concierge can assist you with any additional recommendations and reservations, please contact us at (650) 712-7000. Again, we look forward to welcoming you.
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I'd also recommend the separate guest house (or whatever it's called) as opposed to the main house because at the main house they charge a fairly hefty fee for parking and at the guest house they don't, and because the fire pit rooms at the guest house are more private. I also believe (but am not certain) that the guest house rooms are more updated and larger: ours had a couch and an in-room gas fireplace, which I don't believe the main house rooms have (but call hotel to be sure). The one exception to this advice is if you're there at a time of year when you could get rain (November through April) it might be more convenient to be in the main house.
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"Try for a Fireplace room on the North side of the building - nice and quiet with great views!"
"Bring coats because the wind can come up anytime of year. (You might luck out and need shorts as well within the same visit.)"
"Ocean and coastal are best"
"Be clear about your desire for an ocean front room."
"Ocean view, ocean access"
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PRICE RANGE
US$826 - US$1,385 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesCaliforniaHalf Moon Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
261
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