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
I stayed here for a conference and everything about the experience was excellent. The property is picturesque, the service is top notch and the spa is not to be missed. I stayed in one of the historic homes and the room was absolutely charming - very comfortable bed, loved the updated and spacious bathroom. The only downside is that there is no air conditioning and the room was a bit warm - there's a ceiling fan and opening the window cooled the room so not a big deal.
Definitely check out the spa - very relaxing ambiance and the meditation pool (heated to 100 degrees) is so soothing.
The fitness center is a little small but has treadmills & weights.
The service throughout the property was warm and extremely helpful. Also, don't miss the gift shop.
Loved this property and looking forward to returning.
We stayed in one of the modern rooms with a view of the Golden Gate. The room was clean and spacious for two adults. The entire property is very charming. Downtown Sausalito is a 2.5 mile walk from the hotel.
My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights. The hospitality was superb. The room was very clean and had a coffee and tea, refrig, free water, a surprise on your pillow every night, lots of cabinet and drawer space and the view from our back door overlooked the golden gate bridge. Picturesque. Every night from 4-6 there is a wine happy hour and you can sit on the big porch which looks out to the bridge. Lunch at the Murray Circle at the hotel was very good and you can sit on the porch. My husband ate in the bar for lunch one day and said the food was excellent. I used the fitness center which was small, but had enough in it for a good workout. The front desk has a map which you can use to hike up to the golden gate bridge. It's a great hike, but it is steep going up. You can valet or self park. And if your room is not near the parking they will drive you to your room. There are 2 kinds of room modern and historic, we got a modern room which dogs were not allowed. (they do allow dogs). It's not your typical hotel. There are 2 story buildings around the property. It seems like you have a small house.
This hotel is in a great location. Close to Muir woods, napa and sonoma are about an hr and San Fran is over the golden gate.
the only negative - one day our room did not get made up, but we were leaving the next morning and only needed towels. We did call and someone did come to service the bathroom.
Cavallo Point has now become one of my favorite venues for business gathers. Whether your business associates are visiting from across the World or across the Bay, the privacy and aesthetics are ideal. The view of San Francisco is the perfect back drop for business meetings, with the hassle of traffic and the current construction in downtown SF.
Very pleasant surroundings and wonderful rooms.
Except somehow I was allocated a suite when I was expecting a room (on business ), and I had to lug my 3 luggages alone up to 3rd floor from the back of a very dark house at 1130pm. Long story short I didn't get a pleasant interaction with the hotel manager who seemed very arrogant. Will not stay in future despite charming surroundings.