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The Ritz-Carlton

The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

Hotel and Resort
Half Moon Bay
  • Burt H.
    "Come to get a sunset drink and enjoy the views and firepits outside"(8 Tips)
    Colleen D.
    "Follow the coastal trail for a great morning run."(7 Tips)
    Ben B.
    "Try the Sunday brunch with the ocean view."(6 Tips)
    Jacky T.
    "Free parking at garage for coastal access"(2 Tips)
118 Tips and reviews
  • scenic views
  • fire pits
  • coastal trail
  • wine
  • s'mores
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  • Luz G.
    Luz GRSeptember 13, 2017
    Amazing coastal views and very nice fireplaces make gloomy days more cozy
  • Alex P.
    Alex PriceJuly 15, 2017
    Excellent views, and fires for s'mores.
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonJune 15, 2017
    Reserve bikes at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay to ride along the stunning coastal trail to the beaches below.
  • Kc M.
    Kc MuellerApril 10, 2017
    Great view - seems overpriced
  • Phillip K.
    Phillip KennewellFebruary 2, 2017
    Food, Service
  • Gnat B.
    Gnat BrainDecember 18, 2016
    It's the Ritz. What more can one say?
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonDecember 14, 2016
    There are endless activities around Half Moon Bay, ask the concierge about how you can explore the Coastal Trail via bike or segway.
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonOctober 26, 2016
    Pumpkins are not only a tasty treat;they also nourish the skin. The Spa offers a Pumpkin Facial; utilizing mask which is high in beta carotene, vitamins A&C,leaving the skin smooth,plump and hydrated.
  • Jacky T.
    Jacky TseSeptember 26, 2016
    Free parking at garage for coastal access
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonSeptember 19, 2016
    Don't miss the painted pony as you arrive to Half Moon Bay. Every season it gets a new design and welcome guests to the city. You can even submit your own design for the horse.
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonSeptember 19, 2016
    Visit Cork and feel like you’ve stepped into an exclusive tasting room. Our Sommelier will create a tasting exclusively for you.
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonAugust 29, 2016
    Our Spa is the only place to experience a Tatcha Crystal Luminous Facial; it is an ultra-hydrating and firming facial that uses centuries-old Japanese beauty techniques.
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonAugust 9, 2016
    Treat your taste buds to a seasonal home-grown cocktail in The Conservatory featuring fresh herbs such as thyme, basil and rosemary from the Growing Wall.
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonMay 24, 2016
    Concierge Tip: Rent a bike and enjoy a peaceful picnic along the coastal trail.
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonMay 6, 2016
    On the weekend, book a Guided Segway Tour that travels along the Coastal Trail which runs parallel to the Pacific Ocean and offers sweeping views of the surf and Northern California coast.
  • Brian T.
    Brian TippensFebruary 13, 2016
    One of my favorite places in the world. Very professional, courteous staff; great facility, and some of the most beautiful ocean views in Northern California.
  • Rafael G.
    Rafael GarciaJanuary 28, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
  • DaeHa P.
    DaeHa ParkDecember 17, 2015
    Good place to take short walk, seeing great ocean beach and sun moving.. take panorama shot for the memory..:)
  • Jonathan A.
    Jonathan AdamsNovember 3, 2015
    Great Coastal Trail run... But you'll have to get creative since it's kinda short. (Don't think just doing it 2x will cut it)
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonOctober 16, 2015
    Arrive early to get a seat and watch the sunset over the Pacific while listening to the bagpipe player.
  • Elleen
    ElleenOctober 4, 2015
    View overlooking the ocean is unreal – direct access to the beach, too!
  • Vasili
    VasiliSeptember 3, 2015
    Wonderful views, right on the ocean, beautiful sunsets and evening fires. Nice rooms and attentive service. A slice of heaven on earth. Enjoyed the local wine collections and beds were comfortable.
  • Caroline D.
    Caroline DengAugust 9, 2015
    Beach views are perfect. Grab some afternoon tea and go down for a walk by the beach! It's a little windy so make sure to bring a sweater.
  • Al B.
    Al B.August 3, 2015
    Not very great for tourists for stopping by. No where to park and get a view! But if you have a wedding or stay here, will be amazing.
  • Amy B.
    Amy BJuly 1, 2015
    Always beautiful. Always relaxing. Don't come for action. There ain't any.
  • Bohyun S.
    Bohyun SuhMay 18, 2015
    sit by the fire pits and drink hot coco
  • naveen
    naveenMay 6, 2015
    for a mint julep and the views.
  • Ashley S.
    Ashley SpearsMarch 17, 2015
    Sit out on the patio with a cocktail 🍸 and watch the surf hit the beach
  • Louie 李景雲 L.
    Louie 李景雲 LeeFebruary 15, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    When staying at a hotel, call down to the operator or front desk as early as possible on the morning of your check-out day for a late check out. You might get to extend by 30 min to 2 hours.
  • Louie 李景雲 L.
    Louie 李景雲 LeeFebruary 15, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    If you're a hotel guest, you can use the spa facilities at any time for free without getting a treatment (massage, etc.)
  • Ann Y.
    Ann YoungNovember 26, 2014
    At the Ritz because my sister is a princess 😜
  • Fatima
    FatimaOctober 12, 2014
  • Lorraine V.
    Lorraine VailOctober 2, 2014
    Call Borsini-Burr Gallery for an appointment. Phone Dianne Borsini-Burr Direct : 650-302-2049 (22 Miles South of S.F. & 7 Miles North of H.M.B.)
  • Megan E.
    Megan EskeySeptember 13, 2014
    Kuma and I enjoyed the view...
  • Amanda Mc
    Amanda McAugust 29, 2014
    Ready for a drinky
  • Meow
    MeowAugust 28, 2014
    Beautiful place to see the ocean
  • Stefanie W.
    Stefanie WITTEAugust 23, 2014
    At 4 pm the chocolate bar opens. Take a dark hot chocolate and enjoy the ocean view from the terrace
  • Bre L.
    Bre LambertAugust 19, 2014
    Escape the city & sip wine by the fire pit w/ ocean views. Tell the gate attendant you're there for the coastal access & save yourself the $20 valet fee.
  • Montana T.
    Montana TriplettAugust 15, 2014
    Service is, of course, impeccable. Views are amazing. For some childlike fun get a s'mores kit. The marshmallows are divine. Still have a sweet tooth? Order the brown butter ice cream. Life changing!
  • Verna
    VernaJuly 21, 2014
    Upgrade to a room with a fire pit patio leading to the ocean to take full advantage of this gorgeous property
  • Felipe B.
    Felipe BarrientosJuly 13, 2014
    Don't forget your room key. If not, you'll need to get a new one at the front desk.
  • Shauna B.
    Shauna BlighMarch 31, 2014
    This is where "American Wedding" was filmed!!
  • Bruce J.
    Bruce JonesMarch 12, 2014
    Bagpiper at sunset!
  • Hal B.
    Hal BringmanFebruary 5, 2014
    Everything is very good here but the grilled salmon is outstanding!
  • Glow I.
    Glow IngFebruary 4, 2014
    Amazing place. The location and service was fantastic. If you can afford it it's a must go to spot. Get a room with a private fire pit! Consider staying for more than just 1 day.
  • Miloš Ž.
    Miloš ŽikićDecember 21, 2013
    Espresso is very bad. Avoid cappuccino as well.
  • Ed G.
    Ed GazarianNovember 22, 2013
    The gazebo is a refuge on windy November nights.
  • EB
    EBNovember 17, 2013
    Fire + wine butler!!!
  • Kyungdo K.
    Kyungdo KimSeptember 23, 2013
    Cooler temperature, wonderful seashore, perfect accommodation, what I 'd like to be there once again..
  • Katie L.
    Katie LanceSeptember 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Make sure to check out the hot chocolate bar outside at night! Tons of toppings available!
  • Nuno G.
    Nuno Goncalves PedroSeptember 15, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Scrooge-y on validating valet parking. While Navio lunch, brunch (one of most expensive in whole Bay area) or dinner covers the whole thing, having breakfast will only cover half, ie, still pay 10 USD
  • Carl M.
    Carl MeyerSeptember 8, 2013
    Massages are great
  • Sashy R.
    Sashy RichmondJuly 14, 2013
    You should book their 24/7 Club House for unlimited drinks ;)
  • Sashy R.
    Sashy RichmondJuly 13, 2013
    I love their classic eggs benedict! Also... you should book a main floor room with a balcony and a firepit!
  • Mr T.
    Mr TeebsJuly 5, 2013
    There are bathrooms around the back. Ninja access.
  • Erez P.
    Erez PilosofJune 17, 2013
    You can use $100 bill to pay for coffee and not get yelled at ;)
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  • Kavitha S.
    Kavitha SagiJune 15, 2013
    Run on the coastal trail, awesome
  • Bloomberg TV
    Bloomberg TVJune 10, 2013
    Life is good for man's best friend at the Ritz Carlton. The hotel's Doggie Room Service menu includes Bow Wow Meatballs and Rice, Canine Casseroles, and home-baked bone shaped biscuits.
  • Caroline O.
    Caroline On CrackJune 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The resort has dog friendly rooms but bring your own dog bed if you have a regular size dog.
  • Caroline O.
    Caroline On CrackJune 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Never pick up any golf balls you find. You're actually on a golf course and will piss off the golfers if you do.
  • Carla O.
    Carla OMay 31, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Last Thursday of the month, they have a fantastic Yappy Hour for your dog :)
  • Sam G.
    Sam GoffMay 2, 2013
    If you don't play golf you are missing out! Such a great place to be outside!
  • Patience L.
    Patience LewisFebruary 22, 2013
    View from our room is amazing
  • Robert Michael M.
    Robert Michael MurrayFebruary 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    No on-site car service available. Taxis and car services take 30-45 minutes to get to property. Plan ahead for transportation needs.
  • Don C.
    Don CooleyJanuary 1, 2013
    Talk a long walk along the coast
  • Brett S.
    Brett SchulteDecember 31, 2012
    Beware Scoble in the men's room.
  • Alan M.
    Alan MorrisNovember 27, 2012
    Have a glass of wine by the outdoor fires in the evening.
  • Lina G.
    Lina GonzoNovember 17, 2012
    Allergy people can relax. Once your condition is on your Guest Profile, the Ritz remembers this information at all locations. Whew!
  • andrea m.
    andrea melloOctober 14, 2012
    breath taking view. if you're heading north or south, just stop for a drink at the bar and enjoy ;)
  • Danielle N.
    Danielle NeufeldOctober 8, 2012
    Thursday night jazz & inexpensive dinners in the Conservatory are great for locals. Valet parking is free with validation from the restaurant.
  • Joseph M.
    Joseph MathewsSeptember 22, 2012
    The valet staff is extremely friendly, attentive, and engaged. Much better at hospitality than the bartender at Eno.
  • Christopher C.
    Christopher CarlssonSeptember 17, 2012
    Try the Margarita (With Patron Silver) - On the beach !
  • Natalie L.
    Natalie LinSeptember 4, 2012
    high tea and a spectacular view!
  • Doug R.
    Doug RayJuly 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The best hotel and sunsets on the peninsula.
  • Birgitta K.
    Birgitta KoehlerJuly 7, 2012
    If you are not a hotel guest you can still get wifi free. When it asks for your name you can type in any name and you will be granted access.
  • Colleen D.
    Colleen DilenschneiderJune 26, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Follow the coastal trail for a great morning run.
  • Robert S.
    Robert ScobleJune 10, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    They sell cigars at the bar. It is cheaper to visit Bay Books in town though and buy some there. Pick up s'mores stuff at Safeway and you will make lots of friends at the fire pits!
  • Robert S.
    Robert ScobleJune 10, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    The Ritz usually charges $10 for parking on weekends. Occasionally they charge $20. Get your ticket validated if you eat a meal inside. If you have an expensive car they often will park it free.
  • Robert S.
    Robert ScobleJune 10, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    The pool rocks. Bring your suit! Two hot pools and lanes for serious swimming. Exercise room upstairs and sauna too!
  • Fiona M.
    Fiona MclarenMay 20, 2012
    Be sure to leave a little bread next to fireplace on your patio for rocky the raccoon
  • Mike M.
    Mike MilburnMarch 13, 2012
    Great tennis courts
  • Sarah V.
    Sarah Van Diesel-CorneyFebruary 27, 2012
    just gorgeous!!!!
  • Burt H.
    Burt HermanFebruary 7, 2012
    Come to get a sunset drink and enjoy the views and firepits outside
  • Brian S.
    Brian SolisDecember 21, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Catch the sunset with a glass of wine
  • Stephany
    StephanyNovember 4, 2011
    Drink a glass of Cabernet by the fire overlooking the bay spooned up underneath the blankets the Ritz provides :-)
  • Paul D.
    Paul DughiOctober 25, 2011
    No AC in the guest rooms except in main building
  • Shyam V.
    Shyam VaranSeptember 16, 2011
    The ocean (Pacific), golf and luxury living is all here!
  • samir b.
    samir bhavnaniAugust 16, 2011
    Great cliffside run north from hotel.
  • Chad B.
    Chad BowmanJuly 9, 2011
    Last time was not charged for parking, today was charge $10. That didn't help anything!
  • Ekaterina O.
    Ekaterina ObukhovaJune 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Very romantic place...
  • Beth M.
    Beth McKeeJune 4, 2011
    Thanks, Zynga!
  • Robert S.
    Robert ScobleMay 27, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Rack of Lamb - Best in HMB.
  • Robert S.
    Robert ScobleMay 27, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Foie Gras - Yum!
  • Robert S.
    Robert ScobleMay 20, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Scallops - Even better!
  • Jerad H.
    Jerad HillApril 10, 2011
    The sunsets are to die for. Fire pits to keep you warm and the most cozy beds allowed south of heaven.
  • Mark Y.
    Mark YoltonMarch 31, 2011
    Beautiful hotel in a gorgeous spot overlooking the Pacific. Great sunsets. Pricey.
  • David R.
    David R.March 11, 2011
    Burgers, beer, and jazz on Thursday.
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureFebruary 14, 2011
    Sunday brunch—complete with carving station, raw bar, and caviar—is one of the area’s best. Read more
  • Loic L.
    Loic LeMeurJanuary 30, 2011
    Best brunch ever. Must try on Sundays
  • Simon B.
    Simon BullJanuary 2, 2011
    S'mores by the crept overlooking the dark waves at night. The best!
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingNovember 23, 2010
    Try the Fresh Berries
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew McIntireOctober 19, 2010
    The men's (and presumably the ladies') locker rooms are a great place to get a soak and unwind in the sauna. Hot tub, jump in the cold soak, then 15 minutes in the steam room. Heavenly.
  • K_to_the_ukla
    K_to_the_uklaAugust 4, 2010
    Go with the pork chop at Navio. Trust me.
  • Alex S.
    Alex SalazarJune 27, 2010
    What ever you want. Just ask and they'll try to make it happen. This place is awesome.
  • robin
    robinApril 25, 2010
    Gr8 ocean view!!
  • Ben B.
    Ben BehrouziApril 10, 2010
    Try the Sunday brunch with the ocean view. It's magnefik.
  • Robert S.
    Robert ScobleMarch 5, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    The spa at the Ritz is expensive but very worth it.
  • Steffan A.
    Steffan AntonasFebruary 26, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Late night wine tasting at the ENO Tasting Room until 10pm. Chocolate and wine after a night out is never a bad idea.
  • Monica M.
    Monica MillerJanuary 2, 2010
    Happy hour is from 5-7 Mon-Thurs, cocktails are 1/2 off (only $8) - I'll aim for that next time ;) the signature bourbon cocktail with peach schnapps was awesome
  • Travis W.
    Travis WiseDecember 11, 2009
    Park at the Ritz Carlton (free public beach access parking) and enjoy the public beach just south of the hotel.
  • Ted M.
    Ted MurphyDecember 9, 2009
    park in the self parking area off to the left. It's normally free.
  • Tim O.
    Tim OlsonDecember 8, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    parking can be $40+, get dropped off
  • Kenneth E.
    Kenneth EdhammerNovember 27, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Eno Wine Bar Vintners series. Try great wines from Napa without the long drive to Napa. Silver Oak was just here and it was delicious! Read more
  • ! ! "Backstage Gabe .
    ! ! "Backstage Gabe 🔺November 27, 2009
    Nice Staff. Relaxing.
  • Robert S.
    Robert ScobleApril 21, 2009
    Been here 100+ times
    Bring your own smores kit. The ones the Ritz sells are $40.
  • Daniele S.
    Daniele SemeraroSeptember 30, 2016
    Hotel molto scenografico situato su una scogliera a Half Moon Bay. La struttura, molto grande, ha al suo interno diversi campi da golf, tennis, piscine, palestra. Bellissimo il caminetto all'aperto
  • Mônica G.
    Mônica GirardMarch 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    A vista deste Ritz-Carlton está na lista das 30 vistas mais bonitas do mundo. Half Moon Bay, Ca
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