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 Healing 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 (blow-up) beds can be provided free. Babysitting costs US$20 an hour, plus a 35 per cent agency service charge, four-hour minimum.
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.
Active fans of the outdoors.
Go for a Historic Two-bedroom Suite, Contemporary Two Queen or Historic King with Sitting Area.
One of America's best children's museums shares Cavallo Point's cove: take them along to the Bay Area Discovery Museum (www.baykidsmuseum.org). Alcatraz is also nearby. Slide Ranch has sheep, goats and chickens roaming about.
Rates exclude breakfast (from US$12) and a 14 per cent national park fee.
Children are welcome in the restaurant, where they'll have their own mini menu. Baby food and milk can be warmed up on request.
An agency can provide babysitters for US$20 (plus a 35 per cent service charge) an hour, four-hour minimum.
There's 75,000 acres of national park on your doorstep so let them run wild.