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Cavallo Point – the Lodge at the Golden Gate

601 Murray Circle | Sausalito, CA 94965  [SEE MAP]Sausalito, CA  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Complimentary shuttle to Sausalito and downtown San Francisco
This hotel charges a nightly resort fee
Positioned 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 unconventional spa offerings, such as acupuncture and energy healing treatments. And the delectable cuisine served at the fine dining restaurant, Murray Circle Restaurant, 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. Most rooms here also come equipped with gas-burning fireplaces, and all rooms are stocked with flat-screen TVs, organic linens and minifridges. Wi-Fi and parking access are available following the payment of a $45 daily resort fee. Members of the I Prefer rewards program can save on the room rate by choosing to cash in points here.
Sausalito, CA
Hotel Class
Property Type
Resort hotel, 142 rooms
Primary View
Rustic, Historic



  • 4.5Hotel Class


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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.



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.

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.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 1150 have reviewed the Cavallo Point – the Lodge at the Golden Gate, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1150 reviews 4.5 (based on 1150 reviews)

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 traditional wood furnishings, while contemporary rooms offer floor-to-ceiling windows and modern architecture. All rooms feature organic bedding, coffee makers, flat-screen TVs and windows overlooking the hotel's grounds, the bay or the Golden Gate Bridge.
  • The cost of in-room Internet is covered in the $45 daily resort fee
Nightly resort fee$45

Standard room size375 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

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 the Bay Area Discovery Museum across the street. Other than these two attractions, there are no amenities within walking distance of the hotel.
  • Complimentary shuttle to San Francisco and Sausalito
  • Lexus vehicles are available for guest use
  • San Francisco International Airport is 21 miles south; Oakland International Airport about 28 miles southeast
  • 24-hour valet parking (free)
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

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


Guests can enjoy American fare at the on-site Murray Circle Restaurant, which sources its ingredients from local Bay Area farmers and fishermen. Guests can also take advantage of the restaurant's extensive wine list, which features 2,000 wines. Farley Bar offers lighter plates and cocktails.
  • Murray Circle is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Picnic baskets can be ordered from the room service menu
  • In-room dining is available from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Number of restaurants2

Cuisine TypesAmerican

  • 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.
  • Must be 18 or older to use the pool area
  • Limited seating available
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • 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 holistic medical practitioners making up part of the spa staff. In addition to standard treatments, the spa also offers acupuncture, meditation, energy healing treatments, hypnotherapy and herb consultations. There is an outdoor meditation pool available to guests as well as the Tea Bar, which serves tea and tonics.
  • A health and wellness lecture series 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


There are several two-bedroom suites that 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.
  • Kids menus available at Murray Circle Restaurant
  • In-room movies available
  • Milk and cookies can be added onto any room package for an additional fee
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs


The fitness center at Cavallo Point offers a small selection of cardiovascular machines and free weights. The hotel offers complimentary yoga classes each morning as well as guided hikes, including one that goes around the Golden Gate Bridge.
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


    Cavallo Point offers a selection of meeting spaces for guests, including boardrooms outfitted with fireplaces, outdoor areas with views of the Golden Gate Bridge and large spaces that can accommodate up to 300 attendees. The on-site event planning staff can help arrange team-building activities, audiovisual support and catering.

      Number of meeting rooms9

      • 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 for a one-time $150 fee.
        • Pets allowed (with fee)
        • Dog walking
        • Pet-sitting


        Cavallo Point features indoor and outdoor wedding venues, including the Mission Blue Chapel, which can hold 200 guests for a ceremony and 90 for a reception with a dance floor. There are also two outdoor lawns that can accommodate 250 guests for a reception with a dance floor.
        • Wedding packages available
        • Catering manager can assist in coordinating some wedding details
        • The outdoor lawn venues can be tented upon request

        Maximum wedding guest capacity250

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

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