Cavallo Point

601 Murray Circle | Sausalito, CA 94965 [See Map]
#6 in Best San Francisco Hotels
Hotel Class 4.5-star Critic Rating Good Guest Rating
TripAdvior Traveler Rating

Based on 611 reviews
Property Type Resort hotel with 142 rooms, 3 floors
Primary View(s) Bay
Style Rustic, Historic
Best For Business travelers, Families, Couples

U.S. News Review

Positioned in Golden Gate National Park at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge, Cavallo Point provides visitors with a beautiful skyline view of San Francisco and a relaxed, luxurious place to hang their hats. Guests can rejuvenate at the Healing Arts Center & Spa with exotic treatments, such as a Bamboo Scrub or Cranio-Sacral Massage. And the delectable cuisine served at the on-site Michelin-star restaurant, Murray Circle, impresses most diners. Let's not forget about the accommodations: The resort — which occupies the former army base, Fort Baker — has a variety of suites that are all comfortably furnished and exceedingly spacious. Plus, some rooms even have rocking chairs on outside patios. Most rooms here also come equipped with gas-burning fireplaces, and all rooms are stocked with flat-screen TVs, organic linens and minifridges.

How we rank hotels

Critic Reviews


“Originally built as an army base in the late 1800s, the hotel has retained many charming historical details in its two main buildings as well as in its Historic Rooms, which were all formerly officers' residences.”


“Dedication to sustainability and aesthetic integrity are key to the creation of Cavallo Point. Their LEED Certification, Green Initiatives, and Eco Luxe Pup dog friendly program will give you that warm and fuzzy feeling where other hotels might leave you less than inspired.”

Travel + Leisure

“Opened in 2008, with a prime location half a mile north of the Golden Gate Bridge in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Cavallo Point blends old and new to great effect.”
Award: Travel + Leisure 500 World's Best Hotels 2015


“Murray Circle, the on-site restaurant, uses top-notch California ingredients and has an impressive wine cellar, and the neighboring casual bar offers food and drink on a large porch. ”

Other Awards:
  • Concierge.com Editor's Pick
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2014
  • Frommer's Highly Recommended
  • Lonely Planet Recommended

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 611 guests have reviewed the Cavallo Point, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 4.5 (based on 611 reviews)

Guest Reviews: Read most recent guest reviews



  • Room Service
  • Shuttle Service
  • Internet Access
  • Dining
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool

Location & Parking

Cavallo Point's Sausalito location, just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco, is one of its most commonly praised features. Guests can enjoy beautiful views of the bridge and the water from most rooms, and guests have immediate access to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and Bay Area Discovery Museum across the street. There is also a complimentary shuttle to San Francisco and Sausalito Ferry Terminal.

  • The cost of parking is included in the daily $25 resort fee
  • Lexus vehicles are available for guest use
  • San Francisco International Airport is 20 miles south; Oakland International Airport about 27 miles southeast

  • 24-hour valet parking (free)
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach
  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping

Guest Rooms

Depending on the room type chosen, guests of Cavallo Point will find their rooms to be either contemporary or historic in style. Historic rooms in restored buildings feature details such as vintage fireplaces and dark solid wood furnishings, while contemporary rooms offer floor-to-ceiling windows and modern architecture. Upgraded rooms and suites offer multiple fireplaces and expanded sitting areas.

  • The cost of in-room Internet is covered in the $25 daily resort fee
  • Operational windows
  • Showers and tubs may be combined or separate, depending on room type

Standard room size:

350 square feet
  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available


Much like the rooms at Cavallo Point, the decor within the on-site Murray Circle restaurant blends modern and vintage themes, with contemporary artwork adorning historic architecture. Guests can enjoy award-winning American cuisine made from local ingredients, as well as a selection of more than 2,000 wines. Farley Bar offers lighter plates, cocktails and live music on Mondays.

  • Murray Circle is open for three meals each day
  • Picnic baskets can be ordered from the room service menu
  • Wine hour from 4 to 6 p.m. daily
  • In-room dining is available from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Number of restaurants:


Cuisine types:



Michelin Star, AAA/CAA
  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast


Cavallo Point offers a small outdoor meditation pool as part of the on-site spa facilities. Hotel guests are able to access these facilities as part of the daily resort fee.

  • The meditation pool is heated to 100 degrees
  • Must be 18 or older to use the pool area
  • Limited lounge chairs available

Number of pools:


Pool types:

  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo

Pool amenities:

  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


The Healing Arts Center & Spa at Cavallo Point focuses heavily on health, with medical practitioners making up part of the spa staff. Massages use a blend of Western and Eastern traditions to promote healing. Other holistic approaches include acupunture and hyponotherapy.

  • The spa's Tea Bar offers a selection of teas and healthy meals
  • A health and wellness lecture is hosted at the spa once a month
  • Integrative medicine packages are available

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


Spacious guest rooms and several two-bedroom suites are available to offer more room for families. Kids will enjoy outdoor activities at Golden Gate National Recreation Area and the interactive Bay Area Discovery Museum.

  • In-room movies available
  • Milk and cookies can be added onto any room package for an additional fee

  • Kids club
  • Cribs
  • High chairs


The fitness center at Cavallo Point offers a small selection of cardiovascular machines and free weights. Bicycles are available for rent on-site, and the concierge can assist in arranging outside fitness activities.

  • Guided hikes and morning yoga classes are complimentary to hotel guests
  • Bicycles can be rented for a fee of $50 per person per day
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles (with fee)
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats


Cavallo Point offers a selection of meeting spaces for fireside board meetings or indoor receptions for up to 200 guests. Event planning staff can also coordinate group activities designed to improve teamwork and communication skills and promote leadership.

  • Up to 300 attendees can be accommodated in the outdoor lawn areas
  • The front desk staff is able to assist in small printing requests

Number of meeting rooms:

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


Cavallo Point allows guests to bring a maximum of two dogs per room during their stay. Pet owners will be required to stay in pet-friendly rooms and dogs are restricted from entering certain areas of the property.

  • One-time $100 cleaning fee
  • Extra dog amenities are available

  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting



Cavallo Point has a unique wedding venue in its Mission Blue chapel, plus two outdoor lawns, to host weddings of up to 300 guests. Spaces can also accommodate more intimate ceremonies and receptions.

  • Chairs, linens, china and other reception accessories can be rented directly from the hotel
  • Hotel concierge and catering manager can assist in coordinating some wedding details
  • The outdoor lawn venues can be tented upon request

Maximum wedding guest capacity:

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

Editor's note: Hotel information is updated periodically. If this is your property and you notice any inaccuracies, please let us know. If you are interested in obtaining a badge to display on your website or in other media, please contact us.

Similar Hotels Nearby

Cavallo Point

601 Murray Circle | Sausalito, CA 94965 [See Full Map]