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
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
This hotel was nothing short of amazing. Everything about it wowed. The complimentary valet was fantastic. Once your car was parked, they chauffeured you to your room in an electric golf cart. That was nice, aside from the environmental factor, it was much quieter than a gas powered cart. The staff were incredible. The grounds were so amazing. Well kept, beyond beautiful, quiet, everything I needed. We hiked along the trail that starts at the chapel and saw deer. We sat on the balcony of our room and enjoyed the amazing view of the Golden Gate Bridge. The room was top notch, again, super quiet, peaceful. The bed was like sleeping on a cloud, and the ammenities offered were five star. The bathroom had a huge soaking tub that looked out to the gorgeous view, and there was a lovely rainfall shower. It was a little chilly so we turned on the fireplace which put out ample heat. My only regret is that we didn't stay longer.
This place was great for lunch. The sun was shining so we sat on the veranda overlooking the bay and the bridge
Lunch was simple but very well executed. A burger, home made, with tomatoes, onions and relishes, fries, and a good glass of pinot
Service was prompt and friendly. Its early in the season so we didnt need to book but this place must be heaving in the summer
Everything at Cavallo Point is superb and the bills show it. If you aren’t in the top 1-5% of the financial food chain, don’t bother even considering staying at this place or getting a spa day.
That said, it’s well worth it and I am saving up to stay here on my next romantic getaway!
Ornate, clean, a bit of Sausalito history. Not cheap, bring your wallet. Potato chips
with a cream cheese sauce, $9.00. Skimpy but homemade. Nice taste, Negroni and white wine, $27.00. Lotsa Yuppies and millennials. For a lovely scene and a beautiful location under the shadow of the Golden Gate Bridge, it may pique your interest. Make sure you haven't maxed your line of credit.
I don’t say that lightly. We stayed here for two nights in March 2019 for my wife’s birthday. It is a resort right at Fort Baker on the north side of the Golden Gate Bridge. It is a bit pricier than we normally like to go, but WELL worth it. We chose a one bedroom suite in one of the newer buildings a quick walk down the hill from the main historic facilities. Sausalito is a short 10 min car ride from the resort and downtown San Francisco is a 15-20 min drive. We did not eat at the restaurant but we did eat and drink at the Farley Bar which was busy and very good. Oysters were the best we had on the entire trip. There was a wedding at the resort on the second night we were in town and service was slow at the bar.
The room was everything we needed- unbelievable that such a quiet and laid back hotel is just minutes from the hustle and bustle of the city. Views are amazing and we had zero issues.
The only unexpected item was that there was no self-parking at the new buildings- valet and bellhops had to be used. We did not have nearly enough time to explore around the resort and we heard that there were upcoming renovations at the front desk and some new guest rooms were going to built. Very exciting place to stay and a lot of fun. If you don’t mind paying a little more or you want something special, this is definitely the place to stay.