Set in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, this luxury hotel and resort's location is truly one of a kind, featuring turn-of-the-20th-century buildings converted into well-appointed yet eco-friendly rooms. Both historic and contemporary guest rooms are scattered around the property, a former Army post. Most of them overlook a massive lawn with stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay. The staff is accommodating and helpful. Murray Circle, the
on-site restaurant, uses top-notch California ingredients and has an impressive wine cellar. The neighboring casual bar offers food and drink on a large porch.