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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 644 Reviews
Oceano Hotel And Spa wonderful, relaxing getaway
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Oceano is a favorite get away destination near Half Moon Bay...Great, comfortable accommodations, friendly, professional staff and convenient to restaurants, shopping and beach walks...The rooms are spacious suites with refrigerators, nice balcony views of Pillar Point..Room service from the restaurant in the hotel offers good food if you choose to dine in...

Wonderful visit!
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here December 2017 and I realize I never wrote a review. This place became a benchmark to what we like if we are going to splurge on a nice place to stay. But really, it was a fantastic place to stay and not overpriced at all!

Very clean room, excellent location... you look out your balcony window to the harbor and ocean... walking distance to shops, restaurants, a brewery, and to the famous Mavericks surfing area! We absolutely enjoyed our stay here!! I already mentioned the full balcony, and there was a fireplace, a kitchenette, and the bathroom was awesome too. Shower plus separate full size tub. Lovely staff, great service, I couldn't recommend this place highly enough! Hope to be back here sometime soon.
Maybe in the year since we stayed, they might have electric vehicle plug-ins.

Surprisingly Pleasant Stay
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked the Oceano last-minute, due to high prices along the Bay. The rooms were huge (basically suites) and while older in decor/style, seemed clean and comfortable. The fitness facility was also much nicer than I expected, which is big for work travel. Half Moon Bay Brewery and Hop Dogma Brewery are within a hop-skip-and-a-jump from the hotel.

Great cozy place!
Reviewed 1 month ago

I think the Oceano is a great place to stay for the money! They are little suites that are so cozy and comfy and most with a view of the harbor. Sometimes the foghorn is a bit loud but it is still great ambiance. Many eateries within walking distance. Come during crabbing season!

Perfect Hotel for Weddings
Reviewed 1 month ago

I stayed at Oceano Hotel & Spa Half Moon Bay for my high school friend’s wedding. The lobby is grand as for a leisure resort. The wedding ceremony place and wedding banquet venue are lovely. However, the banquet dishes that they offered is below my expectations. I do believe there’s space for improvement. The guest room is spacious but the furniture is a bit old school. There is a microwave at the pentry area. The bathroom is equipped with a big bathtub and the hotel using Aveda products for room amenities. The hotel staff was friendly and helpful. There’s a small shopping mall just next to the property, inside has salon, restaurants and coffee shop, which is quite convenient for the guests who stay there. Overall I had a great time with my friends there!