My wife and I spent three nights at Cavallo Point during the Thanksgiving weekend. We had read mixed reviews about this property on TripAdvisor. I'm glad to say that we had a great stay. The front desk staff were very courteous and friendly - so were the valet folks. We didn't want to park in Valet, so we were able to drive our car close to the building we were staying at with the valet folks leading us in a golf cart. So, its not true that the only way to park is through Valet. We had one of the contemporary rooms with a view of the golden gate. It was a great view, better than expected. Since the contemporary rooms are up on the hill a little, the view is very nice. The room was very nice and had a modern decor. Very comfortable bed. Great room with a nice view overall. We didn't dine at the restaurant, but had ordered in-room breakfast. The food was ok, but a little pricey. For the next two days we drove 5 minutes into Sausalito town and had breakfast at nice cafes over there (try Poggio - very nice breakfast combos). This hotel is away from city, but with a view of the city. You sort of get the best of both worlds. The only negative for some folks might be the toll charge every time you cross Golden Gate to get to SFO city ( we didn't mind it). Would highly recommend this hotel.