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The warm invitation of a cozy fire and the delight of discovery in a local wine are at the heart of the guest experience at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay. Set upon a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this luxury resort offers a secluded setting that is also easily accessible, whether arriving at SFO airport just 23 miles away, or exploring destinations including downtown San Francisco, Napa Valley and Santa Cruz. The only Bay area golf resort with a coastal setting, the Half Moon Bay hotel features two championship courses that appeal to players of varying skill levels, and numerous opportunities to enjoy the scenic setting. On the Ocean Lawn, communal firepits welcome guests to roast marshmallows and watch the sunset, while the VIK program encourages young travelers to explore the resort on a scavenger hunt.

Luxury at this Half Moon Bay hotel is inspired by the surroundings, from the coastal décor in guest rooms and suites to the locally sourced menus and wine offerings at the restaurants. Whether in town on business or to watch the Mavericks International big-wave surf competition, visitors will find a hidden gem at this California Coast resort, where the offerings include:

Guest Room Features & Amenities

  • Feather beds with duvets and 400-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets
  • 100% goose-down and non-allergenic foam pillows
  • Marble bathroom with separate shower and bathtub
  • Guest room vanities and luxury amenities
  • Plush terry bathrobes
  • Full-sized desk
  • Wireless, high-speed Internet access
  • Computer and fax outlets
  • Laptop safe
  • Three telephones with voicemail
  • In-room entertainment, including access to personal streaming video and audio accounts
  • Twice daily maid service and evening turndown service
  • 24-hour room service

Property Features & Amenities

  • The Ritz-Carlton Club® offers private lounge access with a personal concierge staff and complimentary culinary presentations throughout the day
  • Executive business center
  • Spa shop
  • 16,000-square-foot spa
  • Fitness center with Cybex gym
  • Three gas firepits overlooking the Pacific Ocean
  • Indoor heated swimming pool located adjacent to the resort at the Colony Club
  • Coastside jogging and biking path
  • Six lighted tennis courts
  • Access to both on-property championship golf courses
  • Golf pro shop and dedicated golf concierge
  • The Ritz-Kids® and VIK programs for young guests
  • Valet parking
  • Auto rental services
  • Multilingual staff

Resort Environmental Conservation Efforts

The resort has replaced approximately 4,800 square feet of traditional turf grass with a drought tolerant, no maintenance grass.  As the resort completes renovation projects it continues to incorporate drought tolerant types of plant material.

The resort has replaced 100% of guestroom light bulbs with low energy bulbs.  All rooms and the guest corridors utilize low energy LED bulbs.

The resort offers an electric car charging station.

Pet Policy

Dogs only are welcome at our Half Moon Bay resort. Our dog-friendly accommodations are conveniently located in our Cypress and Fairway Guest Houses only. There is a $150 USD non-refundable Dog Cleaning Fee per stay, in addition to a $50 USD per night Dog Boarding Fee.

Dogs are required to be leashed or held in arms at all times. We regret that dogs are not allowed in the Main Building, including the lobby, Club Lounge, spa, fitness center, The Conservatory, Navio and Ocean Terrace and Ocean Lawn. This exclusion does not apply to guide or service animals.

Hotel Policies


In the event you are unable to keep your reservation, please cancel at least five days prior to arrival to avoid a cancellation charge.

  • Cancellation required at least five days prior to arrival
  • Cancellations within five days of arrival are subject to cancellation charge (one night's room rate plus tax)
  • Pricing and policies are subject to change without notice

Check In/Check Out

Check in: 4 p.m.
Check out: 12 p.m.

Resort Fee Services

The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay implements a $35 USD per room, per night resort fee. Services and amenities included in the resort fee are:

  • Glass of wine during check-in (daily at the front desk from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.)
  • Wireless, high-speed Internet access in guest rooms and common areas 
  • Business center access
  • Unlimited local telephone calls (within a 12-mile radius only)
  • Access to the spa’s co-ed Roman mineral bath, locker rooms, relaxation lounges, whirlpool, sauna and steam room
  • Daily group exercise classes
  • Fitness center access 
  • Bottled water and towels
  • Water aerobics equipment
  • Family board games and videos
  • Putter and wedge for use on practice green from Half Moon Bay Golf Links Pro Shop 
  • Access to tennis courts, racquets and ball machine
  • Access to swimming pool and whirlpool
  • PressReader, a Digital Newsstand
  • Complimentary portrait session with Photography Concierge  

Valet Parking

  • $49 USD per night, per car

Day Parking Fees

  • $30 USD per day*

* This excludes Christmas, New Year’s Eve and observed holidays where holiday rates will apply.


  • Main entrance
  • Registration desk
  • Accessible guest rooms have a 32 inch wide opening
  • Route to accessible guest rooms is accessible
  • Restaurants and lounges
  • Meeting spaces
  • Pool entrances
  • Spa entrance
  • Fitness center entrance
  • Business center entrance
  • Self-operating lifts or sloped entry
  • Pathway to registration desk
  • Service animals allowed for persons with disabilities


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