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The Ritz-Carlton Coastal Suite, The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

1 Miramontes Point Road, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019, USA

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With a windswept cliffside setting overlooking crashing waves, it's often said that The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay looks like it's straight from the Scottish coast. It is, however, just 45 minutes south of San Francisco, perched on a secluded stretch of the Pacific. 

The Caledonian comparisons don’t stop there. As dusk descends on the 14-acre resort, every evening a solitary tartan-clad bagpiper plays a salute to the sun as it fades. An incredibly atmospheric experience, guests will almost feel like they’ve been transported to the Highlands, but there is no mistaking that Californian sunset.

The ideal destination for a spa or golfing getaway, the hotel attracts a well-heeled crowd from the city as well as tourists eager to experience the natural beauty of Northern California. 

Two outstanding golf courses await: the Scottish links-style Ocean Course and The Old Course, designed by Francis Duane and Arnold Palmer respectively. 

The spa makes the most of the area’s natural larder with unique treatments such as the Redwood Forest Ritual, which utilizes an array of indigenous herbs and woods for a restorative cleanse and massage.

The resort’s most luxurious accommodation is The Ritz-Carlton Coastal Suite, which occupies a prime position on the resort’s coveted fifth floor. Sleeping up to 10, this 2,450-sq-ft residence has three bedrooms. The master is particularly impressive with a four-poster bed and dramatic multi-aspect ocean views. 

High ceilings, a wealth of natural light and chic neutral decor with splashes of blue make for a tranquil ambiance. Ensuite bathrooms feature Carrera marble and the view from the balcony is, put simply, breathtaking.

Guests staying in the suite are granted access to the Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge and an abundance of luxury food and drink options all day long. However, do not miss the resort’s acclaimed restaurant Navio. Serving innovative seasonal dishes showcasing local produce from land and sea, the restaurant is especially lauded for its weekend brunch.

LocationHalf Moon Bay, CA, USA
Price per night ($)6,400
Profile typeEnhanced
Number of bedroomsThree bedrooms
Features - in suiteBar
Floor-to-ceiling windows
Dining room
Business facilities
Walk in wardrobes
Welcome gifts
Leisure facilities - HotelYoga studio
Indoor pool
Tennis courts
Pet friendly
Family/Child friendly
Hot tub
Wine cellar
Fire pit
Golf course
Games room
Basketball court
Pilates studio
Size of master bedKing (152 × 198cm)
Number of bathroomsFour bathrooms
Number of floorsOne floor
Disability aidsAuditory guidance
Hotel facilities for disabled guests
Upper floors accessible by elevator
Step free access throughout suite
Entire unit wheelchair accessible
Adapted bathroom features
Accessible parking
Emergency cord in bathroom
Food and drink facilities - HotelPrivate Dining
Number of restaurantsFive restaurants
Business facilities - HotelConference room
Board room
Lecture theater
Event space
Number of dedicated staffOne member of staff
Exclusive guest servicesDedicated concierge/guest relations manager
ViewsSea views
Outside spaceBalcony
Transport optionsCourtesy cars
Courtesy carsLincoln
Luxury brandsDiptyque
Sustainability initiativesLow-flow fixtures
Community initiatives
Plastic management
Treatment of waste material
Linen and towel reuse programs
Recycling systems - Plastic
Renewable energy
Recycling systems - Metals
Recycling systems - Food
26-50% (Energy - Renewable sources)
Food packaging
Food parcels
LED lighting
Recycling systems - Glass
Recycling systems - Paper/card
Local charity support
Reduced waste
Bed linen brandFrette
TV size60"
Suite typeGolf
Gold 2024, Access
Gold 2024, Luxury
Gold 2024, Sustainability
Gold 2024, Technology
Silver 2024, In-Suite Facilities
Bronze 2024, Food & Drinks

Meet Your Host


Mathieu Riviere

General manager

What separates this suite from anything else in the area?

"The Ritz-Carlton Coastal Suite offers seaside opulence, a wealth of natural light and chic neutral décor. Unrivaled in the Half Moon Bay area, this 2,450-sq-ft residence has three bedrooms and can accommodate up to ten guests. The primary suite is particularly impressive with a four-poster bed and dramatic multi-aspect ocean views. Ensuite bathrooms feature Carrara marble and splashes of blue, creating a tranquil ambiance."

Read the full interview here



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