The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay Rating: 5.0 Pearls
The romantic 261-room Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay serves the Ritz-Carlton name well, offering stunning rooms, a large spa, and beautiful bay views. Perched on a cliff overlooking the Pacific, the hotel has excellent outdoor facilities including fire pits facing the ocean and a manicured 18-hole golf course. Rooms are spacious, elegant, yet simple, with beautiful marble bathrooms and quaint shutters covering windows.
Rosewood Sand Hill Rating: 5.0 Pearls
The stylish and modern Rosewood Sand Hill leaves very little to be desired for couples. The 121 rooms are bright and airy, complete with plush beds, spacious showers (the rain showerheads have fantastic pressure), and large, sunny patios and balconies with views of the beautiful natural surroundings. Michelin-starred dining at Madera, a luxury spa, stunning landscaping, and a pretty outdoor pool round out the experience.
Four Seasons Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto Rating: 5.0 Pearls
The Four Seasons in Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto is a wonderful pick for couples planning a posh getaway. The hotel reflects the legendary service and commitment to quality of this luxury brand, with upscale touches everywhere. From the beautifully manicured grounds to the sleek wood-paneled lobby, everything is top-notch here. Rooms are bright and modern with floor-to-ceiling windows, and offer marble bathrooms, deep soaking tubs, and flat-screen TVs. Couples can book massages together or customize their spa experience, or even just lounge by the lovely rooftop pool and Jacuzzi.
Coxhead House Rating: 3.0 Pearls
This historic bed and breakfast features just four cozy rooms, outfitted with amenities such as walls full of books, fireplaces, hardwood floors, and chandeliers. It may not be the most luxurious option in the area, but it certainly is a homey and romantic pick for a couples’ getaway. There is free Wi-Fi in the inn -- and wood-paneled rooms and a small library evoke the pleasures of times past.