What We Love
- Golden Gate and San Francisco views
- Choice of historic or contemporary lodgings
- Drinks on the porch of the Farley Bar
What To Know
- The Healing Arts Center & Spa will be closed for renovation until March 20; in-room spa services are available
- Foghorns might wake you up at night
- Some guest rooms have better views than others
- Eco friendly
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
At the northern foot of the Golden Gate Bridge, on beautiful grounds full of pine and eucalyptus trees, Cavallo Point offers unrivaled views of the Golden Gate Bridge, and the skyline beyond the bay. Built as Fort Baker in the early 1900s, the original structure served as a military post through World War II. Of the 142 rooms Cavallo Point, 68 historic rooms and suites are in the enchanting Colonial Revival buildings that once served as officers’ quarters, complete with gas fireplaces, pressed-tin ceilings and open-air wraparound porches lined with rocking chairs. There are also 74 contemporary accommodations in earthy colors, with bamboo furniture and the best views of the bridge and bay. Regardless of where you decide to bunk down, you can rest assured that your carbon footprint is next to nothing — both the new and old wings are LEED Gold certified. The Michelin-starred restaurant Murray Circle, helmed by Joseph Humphrey, is known for its emphasis on all things local and artisanal. That ethos threads its way through every aspect of Cavallo Point. By day it’s a great jumping-off point for all kinds of outdoor activities and for exploring the Bay Area, but the in-house offerings are equally entertaining. The lobby chalkboard keeps track of the day’s activities, which include yoga, hikes and wellness seminars. Native plants flourish all over the 10-acre parade grounds, and visitors nod to the history of this forward-thinking lodge. Spa devotees will want to check in for an organic treatment or acupuncture at the Healing Arts Center, which also has a lovely heated outdoor meditation pool, garden and tea bar.
In the Area
Cavallo Point is inside Golden Gate National Recreation Area, a national park that surrounds the bay and one of the most visited in the nation. Marvel at the mile-high Muir Woods or take a boat to Alcatraz. The charming burg of Sausalito is just seven minutes north of the resort, and is sometimes called the Riviera of the city. Browse the shops and admire the view on Bridgeway, the main drag, but head inland to Caledonia Street for lunch at Sausalito Gourmet Delicatessen.
How to Get There
Cavallo Point is like stepping back in time... its almost fantastic but not quite. There is nothing particularly wrong but it's not as impressive as it appears on the website when booking. We had a contemporary bridge view room, which was much smaller than I expected and felt like it had been designed in the 70's! Perfectly clean and adequate just not quite as special as I expected.
The location is good and its nice to be away from the City but in close proximity.
Oh Cavallo Point, how I miss waking up in my Historic Traditional King Suite with Lavander and Eucalyptus amenities and enjoying a bath in the deep sunken tub and wrapping up in the comfy robe and soft house slippers near the old fashioned wood burning fire place. I enjoyed the complimentary wine with black pepper goat cheese and crackers, divine! Cavallo Point is nestled near the Bay and the Golden Gate bridge. Views of San Francisco city and on a clear day the Bay bridge and Alcatraz Island is visible. Perfect pictures near the Golden Gate Bridge and walking distance to the Discovery bay museum. On our first night we took a stroll to the docks and its breath taking views of the Golden gate bridge, on our way back to our suite we came across a family of deer's grazing in Murray circle, that was cool. The next morning we drove the complimentary Lexus Cavallo Point provides to their guest for up to 3 hours, sweet perks! During the evening hour wine is served complimentary and in the morning, pastries and coffee or tea is also complimentary, the chocolate filled croissants are delicious! Check in was a breeze, make sure to ask for a map of the property, this way you can walk the trails and discover Cavallo point for yourself! Salute to Cavallo point!
We stayed in a contemporary room. The room was very nice visually. However, there were several lapses in quality of service that really hurt the experience. Neither my spouse nor I are that picky with mattresses, but neither of us found the overly soft mattress comfortable. The alarm went off at 6am and was very difficult to turn off. As well, the reservation process was frustrating. We were staying on a gift certificate, and the person on the phone and the person at check in did not know what the certificate covered. It made me feel uncomfortable having to ask for things that they should be providing. At this price point, the attention to these details should have been impeccable, and there were multiple instances when it was not.
I recognize that I expected a little more from this place, at least for the cost of spending a night or weekend (in my case). The view is beautiful, it's the only thing I value as well as the spa, where they serve very well and the atmosphere is perfect.
The rooms are a bit mediocre and need maintenance, parking is almost impossible, even if you pay a high price for a room, where at least you expect to find one single spot.
If you haven't yet been to the most amazing resort in the world, you have to check out Cavallo Point. Not only is this historic property beautiful and kept up very nicely by staff members/management, but the friendliness of each employee of the resort is just incredible. I have never before felt so welcomed and 'at home' during a stay.
What really sets Cavallo Point apart from other luxury resorts is the combination of being located in a beautiful national park and the rich history, that the grounds it rests on, offers. Prior to the military occupying Fort Baker were the beautiful natives. They were the first settlers of this site and it has been said that they used this land to perform peaceful, sacred rituals. Anyone that has walked the grounds/stayed at Cavallo Point can attest to the fact that there is just something special about the feeling of peace that this area brings. Trust me, if you go to Cavallo Point you will feel at peace/at ease, because that is the gift of Cavallo Point.