Cavallo Point

San Francisco, California

At a Glance

  • Historical hotel located in the Golden Gate Bridge National Park

  • Peaceful atmosphere with the city on your doorstep

  • Complimentary shuttle to Pier 39

  • Commute into San Francisco by ferry

  • Award-winning restaurant and spa

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San Francisco is a year-round destination but has a cool maritime climate. In the summer, the city’s famous fog rolls in mornings and evenings, creating a misty chill in the air. Spring sees the end of the rainy season, and the city’s pretty-in-pink cherry blossom trees dot the landscape. In Fall Indian Summer comes to San Francisco, bringing warm, dry days with plenty of sunshine. The very best time of year is August to October when temperatures are at their highest and days are often sunny.

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Insider's View

Sausalito feels a million miles away from San Francisco but its just a short drive, ferry or fun scenic bike ride over the Golden Gate Bridge. Wake to beautiful views of the bay, and fall asleep to the twinkling lights of San Francisco's city line.

Make sure you take their fantastic 20 minute private shuttle into the heart of downtown San Francisco to explore then return to the beautiful peace at the end of the day!

There is a fantastic Cooking School on site at Cavallo Point, offering classes such as Sushi Making, Gluten Free Cooking and Power Breakfasts! This would be such a fun activity for couples.

Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Cavallo Point or take a look at our itineraries to California

Description

An award-winning escape, Cavallo Point is a luxury San Francisco hotel located at the base of the Golden Gate Bridge in one of America’s most popular National Parks.

Cavallo Point is a luxury resort located just minutes from the San Francisco excitement, Sausalito charm and Marin Headland’s activities. The resort has been named one of the Top 10 New American Landmarks, with its unique location in the Golden Gate National Park.

The resort blends old and new to great effect, especially in regards to the style of accommodation available. Guests can choose from the unique and beautifully restored historical rooms in Fort Baker, a former Army Post, with hillside or San Francisco vistas. Or guests can opt for the more contemporary lodgings perched up on the hill with impressive views of the bay and The Golden Gate Bridge. All the rooms and suites are equipped with luxurious facilities and windows that open to let the bay breeze in, cosy sitting areas and organic beddings.

The hotel's Murray Circle restaurant is a destination in itself. Guests can choose from a selection of 2000 wines, dine in views of the Golden Gate Bridge and sample Chef Justin Everett’s fine seasonal, locally sourced cuisine. The Farley Bar has a welcoming atmosphere for a pre-dinner aperitif or a post dinner digestif, with its warming fireplace and leather chairs, guests can unwind in comfort. Furthermore, you could enjoy some hands on cooking yourself with the Cavallo Cooking School. The school offers an intimate learning environment where you can learn to cook some of the dishes you’ve sampled in the restaurant.

The tranquil Healing Arts Center and Spa at Cavallo Point is a favorite amongst Scott Dunn guests. The welcoming and peaceful environment of the spa never fails to leave guests feeling rejuvenated and relaxed. Guests can enjoy a choice of signature massages, holistic body and mind treatments, yoga classes, spending time in the heated outdoor meditation pool or sitting by the fireplace to reflect.

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Accommodation

There are two different types of accommodation at Cavallo Point, the Historic rooms and the Contemporary Rooms. The Historic Rooms have been beautifully renovated from the former army residences and surround the parade ground offering hillside or San Francisco skyline views, their Two Bedroom suites are perfect for families. The Contemporary Rooms, set on the hillside, are very different in style with panoramic floor-to-ceilings windows from where you can enjoy views of the Bridge and San Francisco Bay from many of the rooms, some also have a patio or deck. 

Two Bedroom Historical Suite

Childcare

Cavallo Point is an ideal destination for families to enjoy the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. The grassy parade lawn is perfect for children to run around, for playing games or for having a family picnic. Next door, is the popular Bay Area Discovery Museum, recognized as one of the best children's museums in America and well worth a visit. At Cavallo Point there is 75,000 acres of Golden Gate National Park on your doorstep to explore with numerous hiking and biking trails and nearby beaches, as well as the attractions of San Francisco being easily accessible just across the bridge.

Services

Scott Dunn guests staying at Cavallo Point will receive complementary wi-fi, shuttles to and from San Francisco and the Sausalito Ferry Terminal, access to the Access to fitness suite and Healing Arts Center & Spa, including meditation pool (for 18yrs+), steam room and men's and women's heated whirlpools, and daily yoga classes. 

Facilities

The resort has an award-winning restaurant, bar, spa with heated outdoor meditation pool (for 18 years old and above), a world class cooking school, spa shop and a gallery.

 

Activities

San Francisco, the West Coast’s unpretentious culture capital offers world-class restaurants, including 17 Michelin-starred eateries within city limits, as well as museums and shopping. Cavallo Point is ideally located to explore the city with the complimentary shuttle which runs to and from San Francisco. San Francisco is easy to navigate by foot, bicycle, bus, trolley or taxi. It’s also a gateway to the nearby wine country of Napa Valley and to Muir Woods to see the giant Redwood trees.

In downtown San Francisco you can browse art galleries, visit bustling Chinatown, climb one of the city’s famed hills, take a trip on one of the iconic cable cars, go shopping in Union Square, board a bay cruise at Fisherman’s Wharf, visit the noisy Sea Lions at Pier 39 or book ahead to visit Alcatraz Island.

Reviews

4

Lucie Polwin (Staff)

Cavallo Point feels like a welcome calm retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It is a great place to spend your first few nights if arriving straight from the UK and needing some time to adjust to the new time zone and to relax after the long flight. On a clear day a short walk takes you to several viewpoints offering the most stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge away from the hordes of tourists! 

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Georgina Robertson (Staff)

A breathe of fresh air away from the city, Cavallo Point feels like a calm country retreat. The large Suites and modern units are well spaced in amongst a green setting right on the waterfront. No Golden Gate bridge direct views from historic rooms but amazing views of city on a clear day. A roaring log fire and a glass of red wine made for a cosy retreat on a cooler day, and the huge outdoor grass area is perfect for picnics and children to play on sunny days. A really impressive hotel.

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Jules Maury (Staff)

We arrived off the flight from London and what a joy to be shown to our little two bedroom suite overlooking the old parade ground and the iconic red structure of the Golden Gate Bridge. Somehow to be surrounded by trees, blue skies and green grass with the shimmering blue of San Francisco Bay in the distance was a soothing start to our vacation. We awoke to the sound or birdsong having left the windows open which we could never have done in downtown San Francisco, strolled across the green lawns of the parade ground to breakfast on the colonial terrace of the Murray Circle Restaurant looking back to the bridge. Tossing up whether we went up to explore the famous Muir Redwoods, pop into charming Sausalito, take bikes to ride across the bridge or make use of their swish car shuttle into downtown San Francisco we decided to take the latter and by 11.30 were in the heart of Fishermans Wharf ready to explore the city. What a joy to return back at 4pm after our lovely driver picked us up and whisked us back to the tranquillity of Cavallo Point for a delicious dinner in the Murray Circle before falling into our jet lagged sleep to the sound of the wind soughing through the trees and the distant hum of the fog horn, such a familiar sound in the San Francisco Bay area.

Experiences

  • Bespoke Tour of San Francisco

    Explore the city-by-the-bay on a bespoke tour. Visit some of the San Francisco's most iconic and famous landmarks including Union Square, Fisherman's Wharf and Golden Gate Bridge. Tailored to your preferences, the experience will be highly customized.

  • Catch a Baseball Game

    Sports fan or not, you can't help but enjoy the ballpark; it's an experience so quintessentially American. Chow down on dogs and beer, hear the barrel organ fire up the crowd and cry "Outta Sight" as a 'homer' is hit.

  • Cycle over the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausilito

    Hire a bike and cycle over the iconic Golden Gate Bridge from Fisherman's Wharf to charming Sausalito, perched on the hillside between the Bay and the Marin Headlands, or for the really energetic keep pedalling to Tiburon for lunch at Sam's!

  • Explore Alcatraz Island

    Yes it’s touristy, but it’s hard not to be excited as you ride across the choppy waters of San Francisco Bay to Alcatraz Island. Along with a historical prison tour, Alcatraz offers a working lighthouse, tide pools, a fort, gardens and epic city views.

  • Feel small among the Redwoods

    Getting into the redwood forest has been likened to visiting a great cathedral. The redwood forests of cool northern California are a reminder that we are just passing through. Easiest to access are Muir Woods near San Francisco.

  • Pier 39 - Sealions and Submarines

    Ever since fisherman first hauled out of Pier 39, sea lions have been bellyflopped on the docks. More marine life can be seen at the Aquarium of the Bay, while street performers, fairground rides and an array of boat trips on the Bay thrill visitors.

  • Professional photography experience

    Create lasting memories of your vacation with an exclusive private photography experience. With the help of a professional photographer, capture the perfect moment while you enjoy your romantic break, family vacation or honeymoon.

  • San Francisco Private Food Tour

    This private tour is an unique, behind the scenes tour of San Francisco's most fabulous and authentic dining experiences where with an expert's guidance you will discover local cuisine and explore San Francisco along the way.

  • Wine Tasting In Napa

    Napa produces some of the world’s most notable new world wines, and spending time in the Napa Valley, the Russian River Valley and Sonoma is very rewarding for enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike.

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Location & directions

San Francisco, California

Nestled almost beneath the Golden Gate Bridge looking back at the city of San Francisco and 5 minutes drive from the charming village of Sausalito which offers regular ferry services into the city

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