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“No air conditioning!” 1 of 5 stars
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Cavallo Point
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   601 Murray Circle, Sausalito, CA 94965   |  
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Ranked #2 of 4 hotels in Sausalito
Houston, Texas
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“No air conditioning!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile

Believe it or not, it does get hot in Sausalito. The room had to be 95 degrees when we checked in. To make matters worse, the BDay party next door took all of the patio furniture, so we had no place to sit while the room cooled (it never did). We spent the night at a Holiday Inn Express and felt much smarter. Management said they would comp the room, so we shall see.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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CavalloGM, General Manager at Cavallo Point, responded to this review, October 16, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry to hear that your stay did not meet with your expecations and would like to address your concerns.

In support of our LEED Gold Certification, air-conditioning is not considered a benefit to our green and sustainable program. We usually find that Sausalito is only warm enough to require air-conditioning a week or so out of the year.

We do, however, recommend that guests either use the fans provided in the rooms or open the windows for the abundant fresh air from the National Park.

If there is anything further I can assist with, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at euan@cavallopoint.com.

Best regards,

Euan Taylor
General Manager
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

The spa was wonderful, the location relaxing, the food delicious. Although this is only 30 minutes from our house and we only did a one night stay, we truly felt like we "got away". Planning our return trip already.

Room Tip: The "modern" rooms are lovely.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CavalloGM, General Manager at Cavallo Point, responded to this review, October 16, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for your post! We appreciate you choosing us as your hotel of choice for your anniversary.

We look forward to welcoming you back for your return stay!

Best regards,

Euan Taylor
General Manager
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Kirkland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We ended up staying at Cavallo Point Lodge because none of the mainstrwam hotels were available and once tjere didn't want to leave. Our stay was absolute perfection, from the moment the bellman opened the car door intil they wished us well. You can't find a more beautiful setting, the rooms were ample and well appointed, the food superb (sufcicient options) and the gift shop was filled with local designer gems. We were frankly surprised how quiet the space was, while so close to the freeway and downtown Sausalito. Great spot to get away and rejuvinate and reconnect. Skip staying in San Francisco on your next visit.

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CavalloGM, General Manager at Cavallo Point, responded to this review, October 16, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for your lovely post! I'm ecstatic to hear that you had a lovely stay.

We look forward to welcoming you back for your next getaway!

Best regards,

Euan Taylor
General Manager
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149 reviews 149 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 64 cities Reviews in 64 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

It is truly a special experience to stay here. The officers' quarters have been lovingly converted to beautiful rooms and suites. The setting is amazing, right at the foot of the GG bridge. It is not cheap to stay here, so please use the several "free" amenities. The nightly wine tasting and appetizers are great. Full glasses of wine (not true tastings, thankfully!) and lovely food, including smoked salmon, grilled veggies, and charcuterie. There is an espresso machine in each room, but coffee and pastries are served gratis each morning. Enjoy coffee and a muffin while rocking in a chair on the large southern style porches as the sun rises above the city skyline across the bay. And even if splurging for a spa service is not in your budget, guests can use spa amenities at no cost, including pool, sauna, spa, firepits, etc. There are also free hikes, tours, and fitness classes. We stayed two nights and ate one night in the city. But this is definitely a place to come, recharge, and never leave the grounds.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CavalloGM, General Manager at Cavallo Point, responded to this review, October 16, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for your compliments!

Please do come visit us again very soon.

Best regards,

Euan Taylor
General Manager
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SF Bay Area
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

An excellent experience! The former officers' quarters are spacious and comfortable, even with two gas-lit fireplaces, amply provisioned, and environmentally sensitive. Service at all points- restaurant (reviewed separately), bar, valet parking, front desk - all very friendly and welcoming. Because Cavallo Point is set amongst other Golden Gate activities, there's a healthy mix of people, which keeps the preciousness of the privileged set at bay. And the views- spectacular! Though our trip was short(we live in the Bay Area), and the traffic enroute snarly, we felt that just a one-night stay was truly relaxing and satisfying.

Room Tip: Be sure to ask for the older officers' quarters- they are spacious and well-provisioned.
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Green Features: They are well ahead of the curve on this, including healthy food options and minimal plastic.
  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CavalloGM, General Manager at Cavallo Point, responded to this review, October 16, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for your post! We appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back to Cavallo Point shorlty.

Best regards,

Euan Taylor
General Manager
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We stayed here to "ring-in" my 50th birthday. We loved it so much that we stayed and extra night which meant canceling our journey to Half Moon Bay, Big Sur and Carmel. Totally worth it!!!!

We took the sunset cruise, cooking class and several spa services. All amazing and excellent. I also did yoga and hiked around the property.

If you are looking for tranquility, old world charm, elegance with arrogance, and the ability to physically engage, this is the place.

The entire staff was amazing. I must give a "shout-out" to Nancy (concierge), Scott (business office), Jose (Murrary Circle) and Kat (pastry chef).

Thank You to Everyone!!!!

Room Tip: I would definitely go with the historical rooms. And, highly recommend the sunset cruise.
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Green Features: This property really seems to pay attention to "greenness".
  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CavalloGM, General Manager at Cavallo Point, responded to this review, October 16, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for your compliments! We appreciate your feedback and will be certain to share them with the specific team members mentioned.

We hope to welcome you back to Cavallo Point very soon!

Best regards,

Euan Taylor
General Manager
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Fishertown PA
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Totally awesome experience. My son , who we were visiting in California , treated my wife and I to a spa day including a massage and the use of the facilities at the resort. The massage was both relaxing and therapeutic , and the ambiance of the overall spa was very serene and peaceful. The staff was very friendly and eager to provide assistance when needed. We made use of the facilities including outdoor heated pool , eucalyptus steam rooms , private hot tubs , and exhilarating outdoor shower . We also thoroughly enjoyed lunch at the T Bar including fresh wraps and complimentary tea. What a truly wonderful experience , both relaxing and revitalizing.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CavalloGM, General Manager at Cavallo Point, responded to this review, October 16, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for your kind compliments regarding the property, especially noting the Spa. I will be certain to share your feedback with the staff.

Please do come visit us again very soon!

Best regards,

Euan Taylor
General Manager
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Also Known As:
Cavallo Point Hotel
Cavallo Point Sausalito
Cavallo Point Hotel Sausalito
Address: 601 Murray Circle, Sausalito, CA 94965
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Location: United States > California > Marin County > Sausalito
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Sausalito
#2 Romantic Hotel in Sausalito
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Cavallo Point 4.5*
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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