$99 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: May 5, 2015 Check-out: May 6, 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

3
5.01.0
S Hahn
Business
Alexandria, VA
Aug 9, 2012

Fair Deal

Front desk staff person was very efficient and very helpful. Did not feel rushed, all questions answered. It's an old hotel, renovated. You may feel like you are stepping into history, but the free wifi is up to date! Parking off street in downtown aan francisco is hard to find. The opal has it, it's not Cheak but probably reasonable.

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

Business

Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

If you stay here, check in and get their directions and tips. Staff will save you a lot of time and money.

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Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
EastCoaster04
Business
Baltimore, MD
Sep 6, 2012

Not Fantastic

The hotel was clean and there was no street noise. Breakfast was adequate. I paid $120/night which seemed fair considering the other options in the city. Access to transit was convenient.

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

Business

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Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
mayamoon
Business
colorado
Sep 17, 2012

Funky and Old

Well for me spending $200 a night is a lot of $$$ to dish out for a room. I was hoping it was going to be a bit fancier. The carpets are disgusting!! But the rooms were clean. The floors being gross made it feel dirty. The Staff wasn't warm but were very hospitable. What they offered for continental breakfast was a disappointment. I wouldn't stay here again.

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

Business

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Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Mike Crawford
Business
Temecula, CA
Sep 28, 2012

Old and Musty

The hotel was ok for the price. It was a decent value for a hotel in San Francisco. My only complaint really was the musty smell as you enter the front lobby and hallways. Room was nice with no smell.

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

Business

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Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
StephenJoyce
Business
North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Oct 13, 2012

Good overall stay

The hotel is nice. It is located a few blocks away from Japan Town and relatively close walking distance to other areas of town. It is an older hotel so you can feel the age and the walls are not particularly thick. Be prepared to have your neighbour wake you up with their shower. Overall though it was good value for what I needed.

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

Business

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Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Fofonov
Business
Toronto
Oct 23, 2012

Friendly hotel in reasonable location

Staff were very friendly and helpful. Decor is on the dated side though rooms kept clean. Offered breakfast was limited and monotonous though good diner next door is an alternative. Some street noise though not excessive. On the pricey side for what is offered but this seems a characteristic of San Francisco hotels in general.

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

Business

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Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Mother of Student at UCH
Business
San Diego, Ca
Oct 22, 2012

visiting relatives

right next to the bus stop! Great looking older hotel. Perfect for visiting our son at UC Hastings.

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

Business

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Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Fly in
Business
Bodoc, Louisiana
Oct 27, 2012

Good.

Good for a one day trip. Clean enough and convenient enough to the local attractions . San Francisco is very busy but unique.

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

Business

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Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
AvidJeeper
Business
Tuolumne
Nov 5, 2012

Nice hotel in a not so nice location

The title says it all. The location is by no means "bad", but there are better. Being on the edge of the Tenderloin District doesn't help things. That being said, parking is secure in a garage below the hotel, and the rooms were clean. The hot water took about 8-10 minutes to reach the shower head, with the sink and the shower on full hot. The staff was friendly and helpful.

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

Business

Dining tip: Not Applicable

If you want to eat at some Food Network spots in the area, be prepared to wait in line.

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Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
derick9
Business
california
Nov 15, 2012

meeting in SF

Nice old SF hotel to stay for 3 d meeting. Aging a bit. Staff accommodated me when I requested a room away from the main street. QUIET with good double pane windows. Good bed but I prefer feather pillow. garage on site a little pricey but convenient. Light continential breakfast OK. Theater and many small restaurants near. Great value.

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

Business

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