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What We Love

  • The full-service spa offers a therapeutic bath before your treatment
  • Within walking distance of venues like the Half Moon Brewery
  • A tranquil, relaxing locale that’s also within an easy drive of San Francisco’s bright lights
  • The legendary sunsets over the harbor

What To Know

  • Free WiFi
  • Check out time is 11 a.m.
  • The lounge serves light dishes; more substantial meals can be found in town
  • The hotel hosts many weddings
  • Reservations are highly recommended for the spa


  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Grand whitewashed waterfront hotel with a serene day spa, located between Half Moon Bay Harbor and the Montara Mountains

The Lowdown

Dominating the picturesque shoreline of Pillar Point Harbor in Half Moon Bay, this stately whitewashed hotel offers spacious rooms with fireplaces and private balconies, all the better to appreciate the gorgeous coastal sunsets. Décor is streamlined and tasteful, with subtle maritime touches like model ships and framed shell prints, and bathrooms feature luxe touches like deep soaking tubs. Elsewhere, the full-service spa is a highlight: indulge in hot stone massage, reiki or a therapeutic bath in one of the deep copper tubs.

In the Area

The Shops at Harbor Village, a collection of boutiques and cafes beneath a greenhouse-style roof, are within strolling distance from the hotel. Half Moon Bay Golf Links, a short drive away, has a striking cliffside setting overlooking the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean and a convivial pub-style restaurant called Mullins Bar & Grill. Get an even better perspective on Northern California’s ruggedly awe-inspiring coastline with a tour to the Point Montara Lighthouse, a historic landmark established in 1875.

How to Get There

Oceano Hotel and Spa
280 Capistrano Road
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 United States


4.0 Very Good 649 Reviews
Best Hotel I ever stayed at
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a perfect hotel for a nice get away. We stayed in a deluxe King Room. It had a sleeping area and a sitting area. It had a separate shower that was big enough for a real person, not some tub shower combination, but a real shower where the head was mounted 7 feet off the floor so you did not have to bend down to wash your hair. The room had 2 TV's, a fire place, nice view of the harbor and ocean, free parking and wi-fi and no resort fees. It is withing walking distance of 5 restaurants. Worth a look. It does not have a pool or hot tub.

Top Quality
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice Hotel. Excellent service from check in to departure. Wonderful location. Highly recommend this venue either for business or vacation you will enjoy your stay. Plans to stay again soon. Nice view of the harbor. Food was excellent and the wait staff very cordial

Go every year, usually extreemly great, but the "Villas" has a little issue
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I go to Oceano every year for a retreat. Great place all the time, but this past time I was placed in the "Villas" section. Good walk from the main lobby. Room has a kitchen, but the layout is stacked, where the bedroom is in a loft upstairs. Everything else is downstairs. Not a great set up. Also, the fire place would not start. I looked everywhere and could not find a switch for it. It looks like it has never been used. Probably the same reason. Overall though, it is a very nice place and some local restaurants too. I have included photos from this past visit as well as a couple from last year for reference.

Nice for the price
Reviewed 2 months ago

There was 3 of us, our room was very nice sized with a balcony. The bathroom size was great, don't like small bathrooms. The price was very affordable for the area. Quiet hotel to stay in with super nice housekeepers. We would definitely stay here again if we were in the area. The downstairs garage was so nice being able to go directly to the floor we were on without having to go thru the lobby.

Girl’s trip
Reviewed 2 months ago

We stayed in a 2 bedroom 2 bath room. Well appointed kitchen and comfortable seating in the living area. Balcony was dirty. The entire room could have used a good cleaning. Carpet was stained. Bathrooms were very large with plenty of towels. Beds were comfortable. We overlooked the parking lot and didn’t have issues with noise. Walkable to shopping and restaurants. Ample parking in the attached garage.