The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay, California, United States

The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay

One Miramontes Point Road,
Half Moon Bay, California, United States

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Setting: Virtuoso,
Forbes Travel Guide Star Rated

Classic Luxury

Activities & Dining:
Golfing, Tennis, Spa, Gym, For Kids, Fine Dining, Swimming

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The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay

The Ritz Carton Half Moon Bay, located just 23 miles southwest of the San Francisco airport,  could not be in a more Idealistic location. It sits on a cliff on acres of green and adjacent to a state park on a very scenic pine dotted point. It is without comparison, the most sophisticated resort hotel in the area.
Lovers of golf and those who want to experience the rugged California coast will be in heaven at the Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay.

A six-story main building and three smaller "guesthouses" were re-created in the style of 19th-century shingle seaside manor houses with trim eaves, domed gables and a moss-tone exterior. They cut an impressive and altogether unique profile. Canary palms line the entrance drive to this grand oceanfront hotel, and valets and bellhops stand eager at the gate.

The interior décor of the Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay throughout blends Eastern and Western hallmarks with style, such as carved Chinese panels and Queen Anne appointments. It is a great look. The smart design is first evident in the registration area. Set apart at the end of a wide art-filled corridor, this space is used only for checking guests in and out and never impinges on the tranquility here.

A lovely trio of lounges sets the tone for this finely tuned luxury northern California resort.  Most notable is the chic wine bar, which takes the place of the traditional English tearoom; this is California after all. Adjacent is a gracious fireplace lounge lit with exquisite antique lamps. The third is an atmospheric library with burnished paneling, plump leather seating, an impressive gilt-framed landscape above the hearth, and lighting dim enough to insure the perfect ambiance for a romantic meeting.

On another note the The Conservatory is a bright salon that serves light fare, gourmet coffees and  cocktails to guests in lovely rattan seating, all within view of the craggy California coastline and the flag-speckled fairways that adjoin.

Recreation is well-represented, with a state-of-the-art gym, a large upscale spa with locker and treatment rooms, saunas, and a whirlpool overlooking the Pacific Ocean. There are also six lighted tennis courts, biking and jogging trails, and of course, two 18-hole championship golf courses.

While children enjoy the award-winning Ritz Kids Program, adults can indulge themselves at one of the region's best spas. On weekends, a bagpiper plays alongside the outdoor fire pit while young and old alike sip hot chocolate and roast s'mores.

Most accommodations are in the main building, with another 44 in the Guesthouse annexes. Long, dramatically lit hallways lead to the spacious guest quarters with pleasing contemporary styling, roomy sitting areas, large desks with good task lighting and easy-access outlets and high-speed Internet data ports, three phones with voice mail, minibars, night tables with alarm clocks, laptop-size safes, flat-screen TVs and MP3 players.

Large marble baths with magnifying mirrors, hair dryers, stall showers, and soaking tubs brim with plush towels and toiletries.

More than two-thirds of the rooms scan the Pacific ocean and the premium rooms on the Club level provide extras like personalized concierge service and five times daily complimentary food served in the very comfortable lounge.

The Ritz-Carlton fills the need for a full-service hotel here without diminishing the charm of the area. Less than an hour from Silicon Valley or San Francisco, this luxury offering is equally popular with romantics and workaholics. The exclusivity that the Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay Hotel exemplifies will insure the luxury traveler an outstanding experience.  

Favorite Activities

• Coastal bike ride overlooking the Pacific Ocean (included in the Resort Fee)
• Horseback Riding on the Beach - five minute drive from Resort
• Golfing at both of championship oceanfront courses
• Segway Tours around the Resort
• Spa

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