Half Moon Bay, CA

The most bang for your buck at the Oceano Hotel and Spa in Half Moon Bay

Anita Durairaj

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Sure, you could stay at the Ritz-Carlton but why would you want to when you could stay at the Oceano Hotel & Spa!

The Oceano Hotel and Spa bills itself as a premier luxury hotel in Half Moon Bay. What it really has are splendid views of the California coast and a prime location for restaurants, breweries, and access to the sandy beaches.

The hotel is located at 280 Capistrano Road in Half Moon Bay.

Not only is it a great location. It offers the best bang for the buck in the area. The rooms are huge and clean, you get Aveda toiletries and an in-room fireplace. Some of the rooms even offer a small balcony which offers a view of the harbor and the ocean. Rooms generally cost in the range of $330 per night plus parking is free. This is definitely a good value for a hotel in the Half Moon Bay area.

Half Moon Bay is one of the most romantic and inspiring parts of our countries Pacific coastline. With a rich history in exploration and agriculture, our bay is a refuge to those searching for a slower, higher quality of life. We have short and long term rooms to fit your style of travel. Every room at Oceano has a fireplace, access to incredible food, and just a few steps to the charming Pillar Point Harbor. - oceanohalfmoonbay.com

Other amenities

The hotel has 95 suites as well as an additional cottage-style inn called the Oceano Inn. The inn is great if you want to hold events for large groups because it contains 11 rooms. You can book the entire inn if you have a large group.

Right by the hotel is a shopping village. This is the location of the Oceano Spa, Oceano Bar & Grill, a yoga studio, coffee shops, and more.

Food at the Oceano Hotel is prepared with local ingredients. You get fresh seafood, local wine and beer, and a full bar service with bartender. You can access the menu directly from your room or visit the Oceano Bar & Grill.

Other amenities include private underground parking, concierge service, a fitness center, a business center, meeting and wedding facilities, and event coordinators.


On Tripadvisor, the hotel is ranked 4 out of 5 stars (very good rating). Reviewers praised the spacious rooms, beautiful views, and access to a plethora of dining options. An interesting tidbit mentioned by some of the visitors is that they can hear the noise of the foghorn in the night.

If you are in the Half Moon Bay area, do check out the Oceano Hotel & Spa. For the prices of hotels in the area, this is a great option.

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