$109 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: May 10, 2015 Check-out: May 11, 2015

The Opal San Francisco

3 stars
View map of 1050 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109

Hotel Overview

Ratings and reviews for The Opal San Francisco

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
663 out of 663
Amenities:
3.3
Cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3.6
Location:
3.7
Value:
3.8

81% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Romas
Singapore
Jan 2, 2013

Eventful Family Holiday

The hotel provides complimentary breakfast of continental bakery, something which is not common for tourist hotels in America I would say. Hotel location is within walking distance to downtown Union Square and City Hall, which is very convenient for shopping and typical tourist leisure walking.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
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Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
San Diego Curmudgeon
Business
San Diego, California
Mar 26, 2014

Sanity Break

Average hotel but in a good location for public transportation. Some staff were friendly and competent but others were bored and/or uninterested. Rooms and halls need updating but were very clean. Telephone switchboard was almost useless.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
FaSa
Business
Florida
Mar 29, 2014

Nothing special

Rooms clean, not the best location. Was ok for money savings. The good thing is that you're between presidio park and market street, right in the middle.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
RDRss
Business
fort lauderdale, fl
Mar 30, 2014

Nice place

Rooms are a bit small no seating other than desk chair. They should probably put a sleeper sofa with a bed. Outlets are few, had to disconnect light to plug in charger. There is no refrigerator or microwave, So you will be spending more on dining $$$ They should at least put a microwave on each floor. so you can bring left overs./

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Tommy s Joynt is across the street, good prices they hand carve the meats for your sand wiches, killer cornbeef, Also there is an Afgan resturant around the corner on Geary, another good priced place, portions are filling.

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Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Canuck mom
Business
Turlock Ca
Apr 4, 2014

Decent, Affordable

Hotel is pretty basic but clean and affordable. Could really use some new tvs and better channels as well as conditioner and fluffier pillows but that's why its affordable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Odeon
Business
California
Apr 5, 2014

One of the rare hotel in SF that includes breakfast

I booked this hotel a few times this year because of the great price. It is out of the tourist area but very close to bus lines that takes you to Fisherman & Union Square. The building is very nice with a very confortable lobby area. Mels Diner restaurant is in the same building if you check in late and need a burger fries ! Easy acces to great and cheap ethnic restaurants in the Tenderloin area. Staff extremely nice, and room confortable. The only problem I noticed is a very strong smell of "cleaning products" or something like this in the corridors and in the room. They should do something about that. Great breakfast from 6 to 10am.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Tenderloin area : Thai, Vietnamese , Turkish restaurants

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Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
PB86
Business
Nevada
Apr 10, 2014

Average, I've been in better for less $$...

Pretty average hotel. It's got the standard TV and wifi in the room. Breakfast is just juice/coffee and bread. Other (cheaper) hotels I've been in had eggs and sausage or bacon, so I was pretty disappointed about that. You have to pay extra to park there, which might be something all hotels do in SF (you might want to research that if you're gonna drive because it's NOT included in your price). And their $30 a night parking lot is like sardines in a can. Location was great because it was right in the middle of town, so every tourist attraction could be easily accessed by 1-2 bus rides. It's in a pretty safe place, compared to other hotels in ghetto streets. No refrigerator in the room or microwave so don't bother with take out. No complimentary water (don't know if that matters to you). We always came back to a clean room. Factoring in the parking fee, I'd look for somewhere else first when it comes to value because it's a pretty ordinary hotel, nothing special besides its convenient location. If you're not driving (which is advisable, because driving is a pain in SF) and you plan on enjoying your breakfast in local spots then this is a good place to sleep at night and leave in the morning to enjoy the city.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

Don't drive in SF, you waste a lot of time looking for a place to park! Bus rides are cheap and part of the experience!!

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Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Lyssa716
Business
New York
Apr 23, 2014

Opal

The location was great, the rooms were small but comfortable and they offered a free continental breakfast, nothing special but it was something. I would stay there again

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Frqnt Traveler
Business
Philadelphia, PA
Apr 22, 2014

Centrally located budget hotel

The lobby and staff were great, but the room was a bit dingy and the bathroom was small and cramped. I was in San Francisco for a conference and a friend got a much better hotel at a better rate by booking well in advance - this hotel has a good rate for those of us who wait til the last minute.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
tmsoap
Business
Lake Tahoe, Ca
May 1, 2014

Clean, comfortable, great value

One of the best lodging values in the city. Nothing fancy. King room was small. Nice size tub in small bathroom. Everything was clean. Staff is super friendly. Location is a little sketchy, but that's pretty much the whole city. Not many places to escape the homeless and panhandlers. Check out Tommy's Joynt across the street. Bus stop on corner takes you directly to Fisherman's Wharf or AT&T park. Short walk to cable car and shopping. I've stayed in many S.F. hotels over the years from low budget to high end, this is right in the middle.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
2
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: In Hotel

Make sure to say congratulations to Brad at the front desk, He's retiring later in 2014. Great guy. He'll be missed.

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Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Bryn Mawr Alumna
Business
Portland, Oregon
Apr 30, 2014

Clean, comfortable economical

Staff was super nice. Would recommend hotel to friends. I like to be able to open a window when U sleep which you could do. Breakfast was gluten heavy, but diner next door was great. We shared a milkshake whe we waited for the shuttle back to the airport. Easy bus to catch to the sites.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Bus 47 to cable cars or wharf.

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