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Set on a bluff above the Pacific Ocean, The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay offers a secluded resort setting that belies its close proximity to San Francisco and other Bay area destinations. Two championship golf courses appeal to players of all skill levels; fire pits on the Ocean Lawn and a luxury spa invite conviviality and relaxation. Hotel rooms and suites are inspired by their California surroundings, as are locally sourced restaurant menus.

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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
  • 42-inch High Definition televisions including access to personal streaming video and audio accounts. Featuring an additional 55-inch High Definition television in the living rooms of suites
  • Twice-daily housekeeping service, including evening turndown service
  • 24-hour room service

Property Features & Amenities

  • The Ritz-Carlton Club® Level private lounge with a personal concierge staff and complimentary culinary presentations throughout the day
  • Executive business center
  • 16,000-square-foot spa and on-site spa shop
  • Fitness center with Cybex gym
  • Three gas fire pits overlooking the Pacific Ocean
  • Six lighted tennis courts
  • The Ritz Kids® and VIK programs for young guests
  • Access to both on-property championship golf courses; golf pro shop and dedicated golf concierge

Honors and Awards

  • 2018 World’s Most Luxurious Hotel by Forbes Travel Guide
  • Top Resort in Northern California by Condé Nast Traveler’s 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards
  • Architectural Digest's “Most Beautiful Hotel” in California, November 2017
  • Travel Weekly Reader’s Choice Awards "Best Resort Worldwide", 2017

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 with a maximum weight limit of 40 pounds and limiting two dogs maximum per room. Our dog-friendly accommodations are conveniently located at our 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. A portion of the fees will be donated to the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA.

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 and in areas serving food and beverage including The Conservatory, Navio and the Ocean Terrace. Dogs are also not allowed at the swimming pool and golf courses. This exclusion does not apply to guide or service animals.

Hotel Policies


In the event you are unable to keep your reservation:

  • If you have reserved a Suite, please cancel at least 14 days prior to arrival to avoid a cancellation charge. Cancellations within 14 days of arrival are subject to cancellation charge (one night's room rate plus tax). A credit card prepayment will be charged to reserve your Suite (one night's room rate plus tax)
  •  For all other room categories (with the exception of Suites noted above), please cancel at least seven days prior to arrival to avoid a cancellation charge. Cancellations within seven 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: 11 a.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 whirlpool, 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
  • PressReader, a Digital Newsstand

Valet Parking

  • $49 USD per night, per car

Day Parking Fees

  • $20 USD per weekday (Monday-Friday)
  • $40 USD per weekend day and holidays (Saturday, Sunday and holidays)

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

California Coastal Access Parking
There are 15 California Coastal Access Parking spaces available for public coastal access use located on Miramontes Point Road south of the resort at the Canada Verde trail and an additional 25 coastal access parking spaces available in the resort’s garage.  Access is given at the resort’s greeter’s booth. A resort and coastal trail map will be provided to guests parking at the resort.

California Coastal Commission


  • 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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