Best of the Best 2018 - 242
THE RITZ-CARLTON, HALF MOON BAY
SA N FR A N CISCO (HA LF MOON B A Y), CA LIFOR N IA
N E I G H B O R H O O D Half Moon Bay
The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay is San Francisco's only oceanfront golf and spa resort.
Perched atop a rugged bluff overlooking 50 miles of California coastline, it is also the most
romantic setting in Northern California. The resort offers an array of recreational activities that
blend the elements of a seaside resort with lavish five-star accommodations, including making
s'mores on your guestroom's terrace fire pit, exploring miles of oceanside trails, golfing on two
neighboring world-class courses, indulging in luxurious spa treatments and dining on innovative cuisine in ocean-view restaurants.
$100 value spa credit (valid for treatments
and/or spa retail products) once per stay.
Be sure to grab a seat around the woodburning fire pits at sunset to watch the lone
bagpiper stroll down the bluff - you will feel
as though you are in Scotland!
Distance from San Francisco Airport (SFO): 30 minutes
Size: 261 rooms Room Style: Contemporary Vibe: Sophisticated
CAVALLO POINT - THE LODGE AT THE GOLDEN GATE
SA N FR A N CISCO (SA U SA LITO), CA LIFOR N IA
N E I G H B O R H O O D National Park, Nature
Located at a former U.S. Army post at Golden Gate Bridge, award-winning Cavallo Point offers
one of the most coveted stays on the West Coast. Many of its 142 Historic and Contemporary
accommodations feature sweeping views of San Francisco Bay, the city and the bridge. Northern California cuisine at Murray Circle restaurant makes the lodge a top culinary destination,
and an intimate cooking school has an ever-changing class roster. Miles of hiking trails in national parklands and dog-friendly housing make it a great choice for families. Surrounding eucalyptus and pine trees set the mood at the spa. Nature, Nurture, Culture, Adventure.
$100 resort credit per stay.
Extensive reuse of building materials and the
planting of some 58,000 native plant species
throughout the grounds earned Cavallo
Point the 2017 Best of the Best award for
sustainable tourism leadership.
Distance from San Francisco Airport (SFO): 40 minutes
Size: 142 rooms Room Style: Contemporary Vibe: Casual
BELMOND EL ENCANTO
SA N TA B A R B A R A , CA LIFOR N IA
N E I G H B O R H O O D American Riviera
A Forbes Five Star resort, Belmond El Encanto has been meticulously restored to capture the
grace and romance that endeared it to the local community and visitors alike. Choose from 92
suites and bungalows that dot seven acres of pristine gardens and enjoy sweeping ocean and
Santa Barbara views. Lovingly restored original architectural features delightful, complemented by modern additions, including a zero-edge swimming pool and lavish spa. California cuisine enhances the Belmond El Encanto experience. The hotel offers the ultimate secluded retreat, creating a luxurious and authentic ambience for romance and rediscovery.
Welcome amenity and $100 value hotel credit
Enjoy a ride to the beach on our Faraday
electric bicycles or hop on our Mercedes
sprinter to taste premium wines at El Paseo
in the historic Presidio neighborhood.
Distance from Santa Barbara Airport (SBA): 9 miles/14 km
Size: 92 rooms Room Style: Contemporary Vibe: Casual