The Oceano Hotel and Spa is located in Half Moon Bay Harbor, just outside of San Francisco, along the Northern Californian coastline. It is set among a busy, bustling fishing harbor with sweeping ocean views and fresh seaside air. Guests will love the secluded, retreat atmosphere, while still being close enough the city for excursions and day trips. The Oceano Hotel is perfect for couples looking for a romantic getaway, business travelers, or even those planning special events. There are over 100 rooms available at The Oceano Hotel and Spa and the accommodations are elegant and luxurious, offering all the modern amenities one could expect from a top rated hotel. There are dining options both on-site and a short walk away, plus fitness facilities for guests wishing to keep up with their fitness routine while away. The on-site spa is the perfect place to indulge and relax. Oceano Hotel & Spa

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Rooms & Suites

The Oceano Hotel and Spa has 100 rooms and suites to accommodate their guests in luxury and coastal elegance. Of the rooms and suites available within the main hotel, there are five categories to select from: The Princeton Room, the Deluxe Room, the Grand Oceano Suite, an Oceano Villa and a Grand Oceano Villa.

Princeton Rooms are located on the first floor and offer either partial or full harbor view from a private balcony. Each room features either a double or king size bed, plus a separate sitting area complete with wet bar and cozy fireplace. Guests will enjoy relaxing and watching television on the 42” flat screen television mounted above the fireplace.

Deluxe Rooms are available with either double or king size bed, and feature gorgeous views of both Half Moon Bay Harbor and the Pacific Ocean. The in-room fireplace is great to snuggle up in front of after a long day of exploring. The bathroom boasts a deep soaker tub for ultimate relaxation and a separate granite walk-in shower. A few of the Deluxe Rooms have high vaulted ceilings and cute shutters separating the bedroom and the bathroom. The separate sitting area and private balcony give guests more space to sprawl out in their room.

Grand Oceano Suites boast sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and Half Moon Bay Harbor. Each of these suites has a king sized bed, with a separate dinette table and chairs plus sitting area as well. Guests will love relaxing on the oversized private balcony found through two sets of sliding glass doors. These suites are roomy, comfortable and elegantly appointed.

Oceano Villas offer guests staying for a longer period or families the ideal place to call home away from home. They feature a loft style bedroom with a king sized bed over the kitchen and living room area. There is a full size refrigerator and stove in the kitchen area along with table and chairs for up to four people to enjoy in-room meals. The living room has a full size couch, a loveseat as well as an armchair. The large, private balcony overlooks the picturesque Montara Mountains.

Grand Oceano Villas are the ultimate in luxury and comfort at the Oceano Hotel. This large villa features two bedrooms and two bathrooms, perfect for couples traveling together or families requiring more space. In the master bedroom there is a king sized bed and an ensuite complete with soaker tub and separate shower. The second bedroom features two double beds. The second bathroom has a tub and shower combination. For added comfort and convenience, there is a full size kitchen and dining room, just like home. There will never be an argument over what T.V. show to watch with three 42” flat screen televisions in the villa. Most of these villas also boast large balconies with scenic mountain views.

Separate from the main hotel is the Oceano Inn. This is a charming inn-style building features separate suites with king sized beds, private bathrooms and fireplaces. Some of these suites are available with ocean or harbor views. These rooms provide guests with a small cottage inn type atmosphere. While they are very intimate and cozy, they still have the luxurious charm one can expect from the Oceano Hotel. Oceano Hotel & Spa, a Romantic Getaway in Half Moon Bay Harbor, California - Photo: Oceano Hotel and Spa



The Oceano Bar and Grill serves guests a full menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner service. They offer a casual atmosphere, with the opportunity to relax and enjoy a delicious meal. The California coast inspired menu offers unique, fresh dishes as well as standard favorites anyone will love. For breakfast, guests will enjoy building their own omelet with an extensive ingredients list to choose from. If something with a little more Mexican flare is preferred, there are the Baja Style Platos such as Huevos Rancheros or Chorizo Quesadilla. All egg dishes use farm fresh eggs to create a fresh local taste. For lunch guests will find the menu is combined with their dinner menu but there are lighter selections should they want something simple, yet tasty. There are several salad choices as well as sandwiches, all using fresh local produce. If a quick bowl of soup is in mind, there are several soups on the menu as well, including San Francisco Clam Chowder. For dinner, there are hearty, belly filling entrees available such as Angus Flat Iron Steak or Wild Cod Filet Fish and Chips. Children can choose from the special Kids Menu for kids age 12 and under. On their special menu they will find classic favorites like macaroni and cheese, chicken tenders and even some breakfast choices which can be ordered at any time of the day. If guests prefer to dine in-room, the full menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner is available for room service.

Within a very short walking distance, guests will find a great selection of other food venues such as a walk up Crabshack and other restaurants.

The Ocean Bar and Grill is the place to head when guests want to enjoy a cocktail or an ale with great harbor ambience. The bar area serves up a host of cocktails, beers and various wines from around the world. Not only will guests enjoy the relaxed atmosphere but they can also indulge in some fine pub fare with their drinks, such as chicken wings or deep fried pickles. Guests can sit right at the bar top in pub height high back chairs with lots of cushion, or in one of the intimate seating areas gathered around small tables, perfect for conversation and cocktails. Oceano Hotel & Spa, a Romantic Getaway in Half Moon Bay Harbor, California - Photo: Oceano Hotel and Spa

»The Oceano Coastal Spa

The Oceano Coastal Spa

The Oceano Coastal Spa offers guests a tranquil, relaxing atmosphere with soft lighting, stoned walls and decorative archways welcoming them. The Relaxation Lounge starts every guest with a place to quietly await their treatment appointment while sipping a hot tea or quenching your thirst with a cold bottle of water. Guests will be given a lush, luxurious robe to change into while at the spa and then taken to their private treatment room. The Healing specialists at Oceano Coastal Spa will pamper each guest and focus on performing each treatment with the highest level of service. Any product used during the treatment sessions are custom blended with all natural ingredients. There are deep soaker tubs to lay back and let the stress melt away or guests can opt for one of many massages offered on the spa treatment menu. They offer an extensive menu of facial treatments, including one specifically for men. Along with their regular services, the spa offers packages should guests wish to combine services, as well as a special package just for weddings. It is highly recommended that guests make advanced reservations for the spa treatments of their choice to ensure availability. Oceano Hotel & Spa, a Romantic Getaway in Half Moon Bay Harbor, California - Photo: Oceano Hotel and Spa



Weddings at the Oceano Hotel and Spa are an unforgettable, beautiful occasion. The event planning staff work very hard to ensure each couple experiences the day exactly the way they envisioned. Couples can choose to have their wedding on the beach or in the lush garden area. There are both indoor and outdoor venue options available. The chef will put together a custom menu for each wedding using the finest, freshest local ingredients. Each wedding booked with the Ocean Hotel and Spa will include a bridal dressing room for the day of the wedding as well as a Honeymoon Suite for the newlyweds the night of their nuptials. The two outdoor venues—Pillar Point Beach and the Wedding Garden can accommodate from 200 to 300 guests, while indoor venues can cater to both intimate, smaller weddings of 50 in the Sand Bar up to 250 in the Grand Ballroom. All weddings, big and small, will be given the attention to detail and top rated customer service they deserve on their special day.

For meetings, conferences and other special occasions or events, the Oceano Hotel and Spa is happy to assist in bringing together the perfect plan. There are five function rooms with over 8000 square feet of flexible space available. The hotel can accommodate from 10 to 350 people in their event spaces. The hotel offers the services of conference coordinators to assist in planning and implementing business meetings, workshops and conferences including menus, technological needs and creating itineraries for day trips if needed. Oceano Hotel & Spa, a Romantic Getaway in Half Moon Bay Harbor, California - Photo: Oceano Hotel and Spa

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Children are always welcome and families will find the larger suites will suit their accommodation needs very well. There are many activities in and around the area to enjoy, including surfing and surf school, sea kayaking, the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve and so much more. Families will also find many lighthouses in the area to explore through self-guided tours or by way of organized tours.

At the restaurants on-site, children can select options from their very own Kids Menu which will surely have something to please their young palettes.


Located approximately five miles from the Oceano Hotel and Spa, guests will find the Half Moon Bay Golf Course for a round of golf during their stay. There are two courses to choose from—the old course and the ocean course. Guests will love the coastal views while they golf on well-manicured fairways. Both courses offer 18 holes of championship golf each with its own unique terrain but both offering challenging golf for all skill levels. The Old Course is 7000 yards and finishes at one of the most photographed final holes in golf, atop a cliff ridge overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The Ocean Course offers views of the ocean from every hole since the course is high on a bluff. Both courses offer caddy service if guests wish, as well as a practice facility if shooting a few balls before or after the game is on the agenda. When finished golfing, guests can sit and enjoy a bite to eat at Mullins Bar and Grill, the on-site restaurant.

Eco-Friendly Features

Within the daily operations of the Oceano Hotel and Spa, there are many eco-friendly practices being utilized to preserve and protect the environment. The hotel is proud to be a member of the Bay Area Green Business Program as well as being Green Suites Certified as a Green Hotel. Their laundry program uses low energy machines and biodegradable cleaning products to protect the environment from harmful chemicals. Their maid service uses a new innovative chemical free way to clean rooms and suites when needed and all lighting within the hotel is low wattage to use as little energy from the grid as possible. Each room is equipped with low flow toilets and also with recycling bins to reduce as much waste as possible. Guests can opt to re-use their towels each day, creating less laundry, through the linen re-use program. For the hotel landscaping, many plants are used which are native to the area and are drought resistant to reduce the amount of water needed to upkeep the beautiful grounds. In the area of parking, guests with Low Emitting Vehicles or Fuel Efficient Vehicles will find they can enjoy preferred parking spaces. The restaurant also does its part by partnering with other businesses to create bio diesel from reclaimed cooking oil. Address: Half Moon Bay Harbor, 280 Capistrano Road, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019, Phone: 650-726-5400 Oceano Hotel & Spa, a Romantic Getaway in Half Moon Bay Harbor, California - Photo: Oceano Hotel and Spa

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