Cavallo Point-The Best Place for the Golden Gate Bridge View

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The Golden Gate Bridge…

view is among the most spectacular and iconic sites in the world!

The best place to experience the Golden Gate Bridge view is from the Cavallo Point Lodge, a historic and gorgeous spot at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge in Sausalito, California. 

Historic rooms, contemporary rooms, king beds, fireplaces, and views! The entire area is surrounded by stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, and the Marin Headlands.


In the early 1970’s, the Fort Baker army post was transferred to a national park, and in 2008, the colonial revival buildings were transformed into a hotel and conference center.


The Cavallo Point Lodge offers a luxurious vacation with a legendary restaurant, Murray Circle, serving lunch, dinner, and a brunch to die for! 


Hiking trails on the 75,000 acres offer plenty to explore. Or just stay on the premises and enjoy your cozy room and have cocktails on the giant porches.

Cavallo Point- the best place for the Golden Gate Bridge View
Cavallo Point- the best place for the Golden Gate Bridge View
Cavallo Point- the best place for the Golden Gate Bridge View


As luxury hotels go, The Cavallo Point Lodge isn’t outrageously expensive, but definitely in the “spend more because it is a special occasion” category.

Pay extra for the contemporary room with a Golden Gate Bridge view. Proceed with caution because that Golden Gate Bridge view is almost always socked in with fog! So, the extra cost may be for the fog view, and the remote setting with a private balcony. I would still say it was worth it!

The bed felt divinely comfortable and overlooks the Bay. There are fireplaces in the room and very high ceilings. Did I mention the robes? I love me a hotel room equipped with big terry cloth robes!

Murray Circle

The food is probably the biggest highlight of the experience. The 601 Murray Circle Restaurant is known for its locally sourced specials and atmosphere. I highly recommend the mushroom appetizer, anything with crab, the salmon, and the eggs benedict! The staff are super respectful and friendly.

Cavallo Point Golden Gate Bridge View

Dog Friendly

FYI, many guests had their dogs running around on the field. Apparently, the hotel allows up to two dogs per room for a fee, if you are interested. 

Know Before You Go

The Cavallo Point Lodge is located just over the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area of Fort Point.

601 Murray Cir, Sausalito, CA 94965   888-651-2003

Plan on hiking, hanging out in Sausalito and relaxing in your room to look at that one and only Golden Gate Bridge view!



1 Comment

  1. Zaria Grace

    Love this post! Can’t wait to recreate!



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