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Cavallo Point

California, United States of America

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.

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

Couples, Family, Culture, Honeymoon

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.

Maudie Tomlinson

Insider's View

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!

Jules Maury

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


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, cozy 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 Centre 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.


There are two different types of accommodation at Cavallo Point. There are four historic guest rooms; these rooms and suites have been renovated from the former army residences. They are located in the green areas surrounding the parade ground. All rooms have hillside or San Francisco skyline views. These suites are particularly appropriate for families as they have two bedrooms and a living space. They are equipped with the finest amenities and have windows that open up to views, organic bedding, flat-screen television and ceiling fans.

The contemporary lodgings have breath-taking views of San Francisco bay to include the Golden Gate Bridge. The rooms and suites are housed in a two storey environmentally friendly building. Each room has its own fireplace, panoramic floor to ceiling windows, under floor heating, bamboo furnishings and private entrance. The rooms and suites have a king size bed or there is also the option for two queen sized beds.

Two Bedroom Historical Suite


Cavallo Point is an ideal destination for families to enjoy the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. The grassy expanse of our parade ground lawn is perfect for running around, flying kites or having a family picnic. Next door, sharing the secluded cove, is the popular Bay Area Discovery Museum, recognized as one of the best children's museums in America. With 75,000 acres of the Golden Gate National Park to explore, beachcombing fun and attractions are just across the bridge, Cavallo is an ideal family base.


The resort has an award winning restaurant, a bar, a spa, spa workshops, a world class cooking school, a spa shop and a gallery.


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. The Cavallo Point is ideally located to explore the city with the complimentary shuttle which runs to and fro from San Francisco. San Francisco is incredibly easy to navigate by foot, bicycle, bus, trolley or taxi. It’s also a gateway to the nearby wine country of the Napa Valley.

In downtown San Francisco you can browse art galleries, visit bustling Chinatown, get a handle on the geography by climbing one of the city’s famed hills or take the cable car, go shopping in the fashion epi-center Union Square, board a bay cruise at Fisherman’s Wharf to take it all in from the water or book ahead to visit Alcatraz Island, take a stroll across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and lunch in charming Sausalito.


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

Location & Directions

California, United States of America

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

When to go

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

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