Weekend in Half Moon Bay 

Half Moon Bay, the dreamy California beach town perched on the cliffs of the Pacific Ocean, is a great weekend destination for anyone visiting the Bay Area. If you want to make last-minute plans for the of the Motorcycle: International Concours d'Elegance which will be held on the grounds of the Ritz Carlton, Half Moon Bay on May 4 to 6, here are a few suggestions:

GETTING THERE

Located approximately 25 miles from San Francisco, Half Moon Bay is accessed by the coastal California State Highway 1.Visitors can also get to Half Moon Bay by taking U.S. Highway 280 South and exit at U.S. Highway 92 West. Currently, there is no public transportation to this event.

Located two and a half miles south of the town of Highway 1, the Ritz Carlton is at One Miramontes Point Road, Half Moon Bay. To contact the resort directly, call (650) 712-7000 or visit www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/HalfMoonBay.

PARKING

If you are driving to the event, you will need to park in a designated lot in Half Moon Bay, where complimentary shuttles will transport you to and from the event. If you plan to ride to the event — there will be special designated motorcycle parking along Miramontes Boulvard leading up to the resort. The price of parking is included with your ticket to the event.

WHERE TO STAY

Ritz Carlton, Half Moon Bay

Miramontes Point Road, Half Moon Bay

(650) 712-7000

www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/HalfMoonBay

Unfortunately, the Ritz Carlton is completely sold out for the weekend, although visitors are welcome to enjoy dining at its award-winning restaurant Navio (make reservations), enjoying wine flights in the resort's intimate wine room or enjoying a casual meal in the hotel's conservatory. Also, the hotel has a full-service spa. Some rooms are still available for Sunday night.

Old Thyme Inn

779 Main Street, Half Moon Bay

(650) 726-1616

www.oldthymeinn.com.

This intimate 1898 Princess Anne Victorian bed and breakfast features seven uniquely decorated rooms filled with antiques and fine art, comfortable beds with luxury linens, original fine art and fresh-cut flowers — as well as cable TV, VCRs, and spa-quality amenities. Some rooms have a fireplace and/or whirlpool tub for two. Outside, guests can enjoy the inn's beautiful English herb and flower garden and an outdoor fireplace. The inn serves a full breakfast each morning and offers guests afternoon wine and hors d'oeuvres. Call for availability and rates.

Beach House Hotel

4100 N. Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay

(650) 712-0220

www.beach-house.com

This New England-style boutique luxury hotel overlooks the Pacific Ocean and Pillar Point Harbor, and it features 54 ocean lofts, all with a patio or balcony, fireplaces, refrigerators, microwaves, CD systems and Aveda bath products. Perks include complimentary continental breakfast, an outdoor pool and Jacuzzi, complimentary newspapers and an evening wine and cheese reception on weekends.

Cameron's Inn

1410 S. Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay

(650) 726-5705

www.cameronsinn.com

Located above Cameron's British-style Pub, this cozy inn offers three rooms featuring picturesque meadow views. Below the inn, the pub features award-winning burgers, fish and chips, an impressive assortment of beer — as well as two bright red double-decker buses — one designated for smokers and the other filled with video games. Call for availability and rates.

Half Moon Bay Inn

400 Main St., Half Moon Bay

(650) 560-9758

www.halfmoonbayinn.com

Located on Main Street in a newly-renovated 1932 Spanish Revival building, this cozy inn features 10 rooms and 2 two-bedroom suites with full kitchen, private laundry and balconies overlooking the courtyard. Call for availability and rates. — Kathleen Jay

Half Moon Lodge and Conference Center

2400 S. Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay

(650) 726-9000

www.halfmoonbaylodge.com

This Spanish-style lodge is both family- and business-friendly. Featuring 80 guest rooms the lodge also has a pool, whirlpool, a fitness center and sauna — as well as an outdoor fireplace. Each room also has a deck or terrace overlooking the Half Moon Bay Golf Links. Room rates include complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access and complimentary continental breakfast. Call for availability and rates.

Holiday Inn Express

230 S. Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay

(650) 726-3400

www.hiexpress.com/halfmoonbay.

This centrally-located, affordable motel is located right in the heart of Half Moon Bay -- and within walking distance to the state beach. The property features 52 recently renovated guest rooms and offers guests WiFi and complimentary continental breakfast. Call for availability and rates.

Mill Rose Inn

615 Mill St., Half Moon Bay

(650) 726-8750

www.millroseinn.com.

This romantic inn tucked away at the end of a quiet street featuring six suites styled with European antiques, bay windows, fireplaces, original watercolor artworks and fresh flowers. Guests can also enjoy the inn's library, its English country garden and its Jacuzzi spa. Complimentary gourmet breakfast, afternoon wine and cheese and evening pastries and drinks are served daily. Call for availability and rates.

Comfort Inn

2930 N. Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay

(650) 712-1999

www.comfortinn.com.

Featuring 54 rooms, this property offers guests an added bonus: pets are welcome (note: pets must weigh 50 pounds and under). Guest rooms feature including a coffee maker, microwave, refrigerator, cable TV, WiFi and data ports, and all guests are treated to complimentary continental breakfast and use of the inn's gym. Call for availability and rates.

Days Inn Half Moon Bay

3020 N. Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay

(650) 726-9700

www.daysinn.com.

Located along the coast, this comfortable Spanish-style hotel features 27 large guest rooms with cable TV, microwaves, refrigerators, coffee makers and hair dryers. Some guest rooms have large whirlpool tubs. Complimentary continental breakfast is offered daily. Call for availability and rates.

San Benito House

356 Main St., Half Moon Bay

(650) 726-3425

www.sanbenitohouse.com.

Housed in a 1905 building in downtown Half Moon Bay, this bed and breakfast features 12 rooms decorated with antiques and claw foot tubs. The inn offers guests access to its garden with a deck, gazebo and an outdoor fire pit — as well as its sauna. Complimentary breakfast is included. Call for availability and rates.

Zaballa House

324 Main St., Half Moon Bay

(650) 726-9123

www.zaballahouse.net.

As Half Moon Bay's oldest inn, this quaint 1859 bed and breakfast is both family- and pet- friendly. Located in downtown Half Moon Bay, the inn features a Victorian-style parlor room and 20 guest rooms decorated in antiques and original oil paintings. Some rooms feature a double-size whirlpool tub and fireplace. A full breakfast is included and there's also wine and cheese in the evening. Call for availability and rates.

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