Service service service!! A review of The Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay
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.