The Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay

One Miramontes Point Road, Half Moon Bay, California, 94019, United States | 5 star resort
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Drive from LA to Half Moon Bay - Sunday

A travel blog entry by terry.graue.9

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Depart home at 10AM.

Luxury ride in Pat's new Ram truck.

Drove up I-5 the whole way til Pacheco Pass cutover to Highway 1.

This is a lot faster way to drive from LA to Half Moon Bay than by taking Pacific Coast Highway.

Spectacular drive, especially through the passes. Tehon Pass outside of LA is pretty amazing. …

Enjoying the Ritz

A travel blog entry by vivicarroll

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Larry and I stayed in a beautiful suite overlooking the golf course and the ocean. I enjoyed the spa and Larry just relaxed. It is seldom that he travels with no work responsibilities. I used Yelp to find a restaurant called Cetrella. It was SO good that we went twice.

First (and most likley last visit to Malaysia)

A travel blog entry by daniescarlett

... smiling people. To this day Australia bound girl (at the time still lounging in Bali) thinks I was hallucinating from the stress but if she wants to prove me wrong she is on her own!

The cherry on the top of this little travel adventure was my homeward bound 8 hour layover in Hong Kong. Although there were 3 SFO flights on the same airline that had open seats I couldn’t go early even if I paid some ungodly penalty ...

Last day in San Fran

A travel blog entry by terry-christina

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... to see the Painted Ladies, a beautiful row of Victorian houses. There is a famous photo of them with the great fire which followed the earthquake of 1906 in the background. I won't throw out my earthquake survival pamphlet until we are well clear of California.

Caught a bus the entire length of Geary Street to Point Lobos at Lands End on ...

It's Thanksgiving!

A travel blog entry by terry.graue.9

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... to our room and left the ground floor to the new arrivals. After all, we've spend every day enjoying the view unobstructed by other humans. Let these families enjoy their little slice of this heavenly place!

Thanksgiving dinner at 4:30 at Navio restaurant. Gourmet turkey,stuffing and gravy all the ...

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This 5 star resort, located on One Miramontes Point Road, Half Moon Bay, is near Waterfront Coastside Trail, Pescadero Beach, Half Moon Bay Golf Links, and Poplar Beach.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay

    Reviewed by terry.graue.9

    What an experience!

    Reviewed Nov 24, 2013
    by (8 reviews) Los Angeles , United States Flag of United States

    Imagine living in your own modern Downton Abbey. That's what it's like staying here.

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    Reviewed by vivicarroll

    Very Expensive but Very Nice

    Reviewed Mar 1, 2012
    by (62 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

    We had a lovely suite overlooking the golf course and ocean. There was even a fire pit on the patio.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Historical Traveler Reviews The Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay

    Tranquil Beauty

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    We felt as if we were in a time warp, in a way. It was the tranquil, understated elegance of the furnishings, the wonderful service and the intimate scale of the hotel. It did not feel like a large hotel at all. The decor was of an elegant English country home. AND they sent up some mint tea when one complained of a tummy ache! As former owners of a beachfront home, we have been looking for that feeling and this is pretty close...........and a thrilling bagpiper came and celebrated the sunset! Well, that knocked our socks off. Our vote: fabulous

    Ritz delivers over Memorial Day

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    We had another fabulous stay at the Ritz in Half Moon Bay over Memorial Day weekend. The weather cooperated, as it was a gorgeous sunny weekend at the coast. These made the gorgeous scenery surrounding the Ritz seem psychedelic - with florescent green grass, brilliant blue sea and sparkly white surf.

    Loved it so much......didn't want to leave!

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    My husband and I just got back from a 3-day, 2-night weekend at the Ritz-Carlton HMB, and it was absolute perfection! The service was notably wonderful, including the concierge who got us a window table at the Miramar Beach restaurant on a Saturday, and just in time for the sunset! We played the ocean golf course, and it was absolutely amazing.....beautifully manicured course with great markings. It was expensive, but we found out about the "super twilight" rates for tee times after 5, and that was perfect for us, as we are beginners. Our room was incredible: we got upgraded to a room in the Ocean house, which is just a short walk from the main builing, and had a full ocean view. Another reviewer didn't like this, but we loved it! It allowed us a little more privacy, and it was right next to the tennis courts and swimming pool. We will most definitely stay at this hotel again.....not soon enough!

    Our best hotel expierence ever

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    My girlfriend and I traveled to Half moon bay to use as a launching point to visit San Francisco (40 away to down town). I was so nice we decided to stay at the property. It's well equipted with by far the best spa facility with wet and dry saunas, cold dip pool and swiss showers at no additional cost. The food was great and the service was the best. We've stay at many fine hotels but this one is the most special.

    Service service service!!

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    I was given a gift certificate for this stay, and we were given a coastal partial ocean view room. Upon arrival, they wait on you hand and foot. The hotel ambience is cozy, yet polite. The valet notifies the front desk before you arrive so that they check you in super fast. A bellhop walks you to your room, and the service is very attentive. After arriving, they call you to make sure everything is ok. The room we were given was on the first floor with a small patio and chairs. When you step out you get a gorgeous view of the ocean, and you're almost right on the golf greens. On that day we saw whales from the shore. The valet is pricey at $35, but if you arrange for a shuttle at the valet to take you into town they bring you in a Benz S430. We tipped $10/per way so it wasn't really free. We ate at Pasta Moon, which was just ok. I wouldn't come here if I had to pay the high prices ($20 resort fee on top of room price), but enjoyed it because it was free for us. Half Moon bay itself is kind of quaint and boring, but the hotel's location is magnificent.

    Simply Wonderful

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    My girlfriend suprised me with a birthday weekend at the Ritz. As soon as we pulled up we were treated in a way you can only expect at a 5 star hotel. The staff was terrific and did everything they could to make our stay one to remember. We expected to stay in the guest houses which are not part of the main hotel, but seeing that I was in a wheelchair the lady at the front desk was more than happy to upgrade our room to a handicapped accessible room with an ocean view. This was an unexpected $300 upgrade and the view was SPECTACULAR. If you love the ocean it is definitely worth the extra expense to be able to open your windows and watch the ocean from the comfort of your room. The guesthouses look real nice but they are the cheapest accomodations and a distance from the hotel. Another review made the log cabin smell sound like a nuissance but the smell was very light and not smokey at all...very calming like a campfire or cabin if you ask me.

    Wonderful Valentines Day Weekend Stay

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    My boyfriend and I stayed at the Ritz for one night on the Sunday of Valentines' Day weekend. We had booked a bed and breakfast package, which was to include a "partial" ocean view room, and included the resort fee ($20) and the valet parking fee ($35), as well as two breakfast buffets (about $30 each). Upon arrival- we were greeted by someone at the door, who escorted us to the reservations desk. Staff was very helpful and friendly. Upon entering our room, I noticed that the partial ocean view really WAS partial. The room was gorgeous, but the view was of the golf cart roadway, and maybe about 2 inches of water in the distance over the golf course. No privacy. I had my boyfriend go and ask the front desk if there were any other rooms that might be better. They obliged and we got a room on the 6th floor, facing north, overlooking the firepit, the hot tub, the golf course and the beautiful ocean/cliffs. The windows open completely, so you can hear the waves crash. We left them open the entire time we stayed. We went to dinner in downtown Half Moon Bay, and the hotel provided free shuttle service in their own cars. They also came and picked us up when we were finished. I had a facial at the spa- not really worth the $$!

    Excellent service

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    From the time we arrived to the time we left there was nothing but great service. For the people that had an ordeal I think this was, unfortunatley for them, a one in a million. The staff could not have been more courteous and efficent, the hotel was very well kept and ran like a well-oiled machine. The food was excellent (yes a bit pricey)Our ocean view was fabulous on the sixth floor. The bed was very comfy and the bathroom very nice. A very cool surprise was at dusk. There was a bagpipe being played outside near the cliff. It was very romantic. I summise that they do this every Saturday.Food is very good and served graciously albeit a bit on the pricey side. you can go into the lovely town of Half Moon Bay for dinner. 'Pasta Moon' was quite good.The only thing I didn't like was paying $35.00 for parking. Other than that, I will most likely return!

    A complete ordeal

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    My husband and I spent a night last week at the Ritz, anticipating a quick anniversary get away. The problems were many. Our ocean vew room, wasn't (we were told it will soon be "recatagorized"), there was a terrible, choking smell of woodsmoke in the hallway which made it's way into our room(evidently only on the 4th floor). The front desk told us they get constant complaints about. We were told, repeatedly, it was coming from the room fireplaces (gas). Managment the next day confirmed it was a probem with the draw from the main fireplaces in the lounges and that they had yet to solve the problem. We slep t with towels stuffed under the door and the windows wide open until the outdoor fire pit extinguished and sent plumes of smoke into our room through the window! I had confirmed an egg crate foam pad on the bed, due to a back injury- they had none leaving me with another reason for a sleepless night. Around 11PM we heard heavy furniture being moved above us and were told they were painting the lounge overhead and would move the furniture back early in the morning. And last but not least, we were awakened by a phone call at 7AM because we had the "DO NOT DISTURB" sign on the door to let us know they were shoving the whole Wall Street Journal (unrequested) under our door- despite the towels. We refused managments offer for a complimentry return stay.

    Other than the lovely view

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    My husband and I were at the Ritz Carlton at Half Moon Bay for 3 days and nights. We were disappointed to be in the guest houses, since they are a good hike to the main hotel. We explained about my sprained ankle, yet the only room they could accomodate us with was at the guest houses on the second level (no elevators). The room did have a fire place and lovely bathroom; however our view was a large tree and partial view of the golf course. The concierge gave us incorrect information about directions, length of time to travel to San Francisco, and the time for breakfast seatings. We requested info regarding a Sunday breakfast buffet and she told us there was not one, but the brunch started at 11:30. We later found out that a breakfast buffet was served. On two occassions we asked for maps (once to Monterey and once to Modesto) - she didn't have a map or directions for either place. She also couldn't make restaurant suggestions for the Monterey area. My husband loved the golf course and I enjoyed excellent spa services of a facial and massage. The free yoga offered only Thur-Sun. was wonderful; however the small room was meant to accomodate no more than 9 comfortably and there were 11-14 persons in the class each day. I would think they would realize the yoga should be offered more than once a morning with the high demand. The positives: Beautifully stunning view of the Pacific Ocean, valets polite & excellent; food very good; rooms clean; impeccable golf courses; wonderful strolling trail; lovely spa with wonderful treatments, Jill the manicurist!; beautiful hotel lobby with side rooms to meet with other guests and comfortable beds & linens. The negatives: housed in "guest house" and not in main hotel; cost of in room coffee and tea was $5 instead of being complimentary; misinformation by concierge on three occassions; turn down service missed us one night and we had to wait 45 minutes for clean towels. We would return to Half Moon Bay, but not to the Ritz Carlton!

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