601 Murray Circle, Ft. Baker, Sausalito, CA 94965
Reservations 1-888-651-2003 Hotel 415-339-4700
Cavallo Point Lodge did not appear in the Top Three on the OurSausalito.com Best Hotels List for Summer, 2011
Cavallo Point Lodge
Fast Forward SummaryTM: This unique property was created as part of turning the old military base Fort Baker into a national park within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA), renovating old officers quarters and adding new buildings. Some visitors prefer to stay in the new, modern buildings while others prefer the older officers' quarters with their vintage character. Be sure to pick the one that sounds best for you. Like Casa Madrona, there are fabulous rooms here and some rooms that have disappointed guests, and if you buy through a discount site the view from your window may not match the postcards and the online photos. The photo above was taken by a hotel guest and shows what the view from one of the "view rooms" looks like (thanks to Susan Tatro for the image). Call ahead directly to the hotel before you commit any nonrefundable dollars to make sure you know what kind of room is waiting for you. On the plus side, they're very dog-friendly (a big deal for us). rooms have gas fireplaces or free-standing stoves, and you're inside a beautiful national park right next to the Golden Gate Bridge and have great options for walks, hikes and bike rides. Major emphasis here on recycling and sustainability. The restaurant (Murray Circle) is a high-end Michelin-star magnet for foodies, and the bar (Farley Bar) is classy. On the downside, many rooms are on the second or third floor of buildings with no elevators, and the limited on-property food choices are very expensive. A great choice if you want peaceful surroundings, but "taxi distance" (too far to walk) from the Sausalito ferry unless you plan an extended outing.
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Photo credit: Susan Tatro.