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Very Good 655 Reviews
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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

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Overview

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

Reviews

4.0 Very Good 655 Reviews
great beach getaway for families with young kids!
Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful property and hotel and wonderful spot if you live in the Bay Area and are looking for a good beach destination with young kids. Several restaurants and the beach are walking distance and tide pools at the nearby Fitzgerald Marine Preserve in Moss Beach is a 5 minute drive. My biggest tip if you have young kids (1-5) and both parents want a little "break" - book staggered spa appointments for you and your spouse/partner at the Oceano Spa. Across from the spa in the shopping village is an adorable kids' playspace called Playtime! and you and your spouse can alternate watching your kids play and getting spa appointments. My only complaint is that its a little bit of a walk to go play at the beach and the hotel does not have a pool.

Father’s Day get away
Reviewed 7 days ago

Well all I can say is I’m not happy about this trip here this time.

That said, we have stayed with them twice before, but on the upper floor in a suite room. This time they only had one room left they said and it was bottom floor, which in its self was fine with us , 103, and we paid a great price for Friday and Saturday and what upset us was they never me ruined weddings there’s s they were down the hall from us. The music was so godly loud and all doors wide open I had to finally call at 1030 that night and day something The guy was nice and immediate closed the doors in the hall way and room I’m assuming cuz it immediately quite it all down

On checking out the lady at the desk asked as how stay was and when I said what was just “ok” she could care less. I would ya e though a little something more but she didn’t even respond to my comments.
Next stay we will be taking out business down the road to the other hotels in the area as they r not the only ones. 😡

Very nice place
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice people and clean/nicely maintained place. Several weddings were going on while we were there.Beautiful area but too quiet for a long stay.Good beaches and apparently fishing but no tour boats etc.Decent food in the area...I like to hear the water at night but you cannot due to the configuration of the marina and you close the window because there’s a foghorn that goes off every few seconds.

Wedding destination
Reviewed 1 month ago

Just south of San Francisco on highway 1. The Oceano is a nice hotel and is set up for weddings. My niece was married on May 18, the location was great, the food was great and Nancy the owner and wedding planner was great! Nice job in setting this place up!

Amazing
Reviewed 3 months ago

The stay here was great. We walked into the room and were so surprised. Bought a first time hotel Groupon and it was a great decision. This place is nestled right in the middle of the beautiful Half Moon Bay. No need to drive anywhere. Great beer, food, bars and entertainment right out the front door of this place. It is a 10 minute drive to downtown where there are some fun shops, cheese bars, wineries, restaurants and local fun. It was our first time actually staying in the area and we will be back. We had so much fun. The time of year was perfect because nothing was crowded.