Need To Know
12 noon. Earliest check-in, 4pm.
Double rooms from $359.00, excluding tax at 14 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional service charge of $25.00 per room per night on check-out.
Rates exclude breakfast (from US$12) and a 14 per cent national park fee.
At the hotel
Spa, gym, free WiFi throughout, yoga and guided weekend hikes. In rooms: flatscreen TV, iPod dock and Organic Luxury bath products.
Pick between historic and contemporary: the former are housed in whitewashed former military quarters, perfect for fans of cosiness. If it’s Golden Gate views you’re after, go for a contemporary room with a deck.
As part of the Health Arts Center and Spa, there’s an outdoor meditation area, equipped with a small heated pool (for guests 16 and older), shower and springy-grassed garden.
This is a land of Indian Summers, and it’s often far warmer in September and October. A handbag-size sweater will always be useful – the fog can roll in at any moment.
Dog-friendly rooms with bed and bowls are available for US$75 extra. The hotel hosts regular cookery classes, with visiting guests invited to share their expertise.
All ages are welcome, and the restaurant has a dedicated children’s menu. Cots and extra beds can be provided free. Babysitting costs US$20 an hour, plus a 35 per cent agency service charge, four-hour minimum.