We stayed at Cavallo Point Lodge as the first stop on our Honeymoon this month, having booked it in preference to some city hotels. It was one of the biggest successes of our whole two week trip. We stayed for 3 nights on the 3-for-2 package deal, in room 1703, a queen suite in the modern accomodation.
The hotel is set in beautiful surroundings in Sausalito, on the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco city. It is quiet, with beautiful views of the city. The bar food we ate on arrival was superb, having just got off an 11 hour flight from the UK. The hotel staff were very polite and friendly, using complementary golf carts to move us to our room.
The modern queen suites were beautifully created and gave us the perfect luxury feel to start our trip. We used the health spa every day, getting a ride from our room to the spa (in trunks, bath robes and slippers) in the golf carts, which was fun.
We ate at Murray Circle, cancelling an appointment at Chez Panisse to do so, as we were so impressed by the food at the hotel. The 7 course tasting menu was fun, with paired wines and a great start to our culinary tour of California!
The hotel runs a free shuttle bus into the city each morning - to Fisherman's Wharf or Union Square - use it. We also took advantage of the free shuttle into and back from Sausalito so that we could catch the ferry ($10 per person each way) into Pier 41 each morning, enjoying Golden Gate views and Alcatraz views each morning.
Sausalito was really a very beautiful place to stay. Taxi to the city from the hotel were about $38. We had only one bad experience here, which wasn't the fault of the hotel - we got stuck after dinner (Boulevard - top notch city dining) in a taxi on the meter for 2 hours due to Golden Gate roadworks -$98 taxi ride. Despite this, neither of us would change where we stayed and would certainly come back. Do not let the location put you off - the hotel works hard to make the city accessible and easy to get to.
A fabulous sanctuary and very good hotel. Thank you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in an idyllic location on the San Francisco Bay at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge, Cavallo Point offers unique historic and contemporary lodging options. Kid friendly and pet friendly, Cavallo Point offers a multitude of activities and services to choose from.The Healing Arts Center & Spa offers innovative spa treatments in a serene, tranquil setting. Filled with natural light and top-of-the line culinary equipment, the Cavallo Point Cooking School is an intimate place to taste, create and learn. Murray Circle Restaurant is one of Northern California's top culinary destinations. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cavallo Point Sausalito
- Cavallo Point Hotel Sausalito