The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Half Moon Bay


By: Dana Cohen

Spa: Set on a breathtaking cliff in on California’s north coast, The Half Moon Bay Spa proves as the ultimate relaxation getaway for all. As soon as you enter, the sound of crashing waves and the elegant spa setting overcomes you allowing you to escape to a place of serenity and solitude.

Accommodations at the Ritz-Carlton Spa, Half Moon Bay include a full-service salon and 15 treatment rooms, including two couples rooms and three facial rooms, while amenities are tailored to pre- and post- treatment enhancement, and include a co-ed Roman mineral bath with fireplace, sauna and steam room. I mean, could it get any better?

Treatment Option Review: At the Ritz-Carlton Spa, Half Moon Bay, the possibilities and options are endless. Always check in with the spa prior to your visit to learn about the various specials they may be having at that time. During my visit, I went with the one-and-only Ritz-Carlton Signature 60 minute massage. Having underwent several knee surgeries recently; I thought it would be best to have something that could be custom made to fit my needs. That was the case with this option and I loved every second of it! From the paramount guest service to the local spa products used, everything was completely enjoyable.

Where: The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Half Moon Bay located inside the hotel property situated on the north coast of California. This property is the only San Francisco Bay Area luxury ocean front resort set on a 36-hole championship golf course. The luxury hotel is just 20 miles from San Francisco International Airport. The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay celebrates its surroundings with an experience rooted in embracing elements of the coast.

When: Spa and Fitness Center are open on weekdays (Monday through Thursday): 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and weekends (Friday through Sunday): 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Additionally, hotel guests have 24-hour access to the fitness center with a room key.

Special Arrangements: Looking to indulge in all your favorite spa treatments in one day? Guests can choose to enjoy one of the popular package options: Taste of Half Moon Bay (4.5 hours, $485) or the On-The-Go Combo (two hours, $250).

Tip: To enhance your Spa experience, it is suggested to arrive at least 30 minutes before your scheduled treatment. This will allow time to relax in the amazing lounges. Book in advance and enjoy!

(Spa Guests with a valid California driver’s license, living in the Bay Area, can enjoy a 15% discount Monday-Thursday on any a la carte services in the Spa or Salon. To redeem, inform the reservations agent at the time of booking. Call 650.712.7000 to book an appointment).

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Photo: Ritz Carlton