Cavallo Point is a historic boutique hotel just 15 minutes south of Sausalito. It occupies an enviable position at the base of San Francisco’s most noteworthy landmark, the Golden Gate Bridge.

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Cavallo Point was originally built in 1901 as an army base, and almost half of the rooms are located in the historic residences. Originally the officer's quarters, the 68 rooms are decked out in a homely and understated manner, with lots of wooden features, leather and roaring fireplaces. The other 74 guestrooms are all solar-panelled new builds, featuring floor to ceiling windows and bamboo furnishings. Perched on the hillside, many of the more contemporary rooms have fantastic views over San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. Both the contemporary and historic rooms have modern amenities, including flat screen TV's, and iPod docks.

The highly acclaimed Murray Circle restaurant is housed in one of the historic buildings on site. A menu of modern Northern California cuisine is offered, created from the freshest local ingredients from Bay Area farmers and fisherman, and served with breath-taking Golden Gate Bridge views. Alternatively, the Farley Bar sits at the heart of Cavallo Point, offering a bustling, informal setting and serving small plates and creative cocktails, accompanied by weekly live music. Visiting foodies may also choose to take part in a cookery class at the high tech Cavallo Point Cookery School.

The resort also boasts a fantastic spa, offering all of the latest treatments and set within groves of eucalyptus and pine. The Tea Bar in the garden is the perfect place to end a day of indulgence, or take ten in the heated outdoor 'meditation pool'.

Complimentary shuttle transfers ferry guests to downtown San Fran, whilst Cavallo Points' fleet of Lexus cars are available for guests to take for a two hour spin. Trekking, yoga and walks are available on site at Cavallo Point and nearby there is the option to try kayaking, sailing and mountain biking. The wineries of Napa and Sonoma are just an hour away.

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Cavallo Point is in the gorgeous town of Sausalito, one of the most expensive post codes in the US, with beautiful views of San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge.

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