$139 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: May 11, 2015 Check-out: May 12, 2015

The Opal San Francisco

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

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Ratings and reviews for The Opal San Francisco

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
664 out of 664
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

4
5.01.0
rally monkey
Business
granada hills, ca
Dec 20, 2012

fine value

old world charm; modern efficiency. if the location works for you, a deal!

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Tommy's Jont across the street!y

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Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sarah Gunawan
Business
Los Angeles
Dec 20, 2012

Short getaway trip

Clean room. Friendly and helpful staff. The breakfast is good.

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

Business

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Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mick LA
Business
Los Angeles
Dec 17, 2012

Great Hotel and great Staff

The place was clean. The staff were very nice and helpful. And the location is close for walking to a lot great places in the city. There are some homeless people stumbling around...it is a block off the Tenderloin...but they weren't aggressive just asking for money and moving on.

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

Business

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Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
barbrodri
Business
Santiago, Chile
Dec 10, 2012

Smelly

Not good, the place is really old and has a strange smell.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Mel´s Dinner is highly recomendable

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Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
aservat
Business
Los Angeles
Nov 26, 2012

not a great value

Hotel Provides little to nothing, very old, outdated, rooms have poor insulation from noise and the elements, some areas the smell of old is evident, for today's standards this is way outdated, for the price you are better of going with the known names

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

Business

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Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
john luc picard
Business
Hamburg, Gemany
Nov 22, 2012

old style

Expect the best staff you ever met, a good breakfast and you are right near union square. They do try their best to keep it all nice, but it is an older hotel at it shows here and there. But that also has its charm

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

Business

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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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Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Super Chomak
Business
Santa Rosa
Nov 13, 2012

Great Place and not expensive either!

We stayed in the Junior Suite which was perfect for our family of 4. It had two queen beds (which is hard to find in SF) and a queen sofa sleeper in a small sitting area and a large walk in closet!. Lots of room!!!!! As others have said, it is an older hotel so don't expect modern furniture or TV, but TV reception was great. Reason I left a 4 star for cleanliness was because the pillows were sub-par on comfort and they appeared old. The pillow cases were clean though so not to worry! And the blanket in the sofa sleeper was a bit gross, so we didn't use it. The continental breakfast was great! Yogurt, bagels, toast, fruit, mufifins, hot chocolate and good coffee!.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

If you are staying with a car, the meters are free on Sundays. You can also park for free in a yellow zone after 6PM.

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Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lady Gogo
Business
Los Angeles, California
Nov 7, 2012

Good Value Business/Personal Getaway

Although a bit further from where I thought I would be - access was easily obtained by taking the bus. The hotel staff was very pleasant and accommodating. The room was adequate, comfortable and great value for the price. I would definitely stay there again.

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

Business

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Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
mitchco2025
Business
Milwaukee WI
Nov 6, 2012

Excellent staff

I dealt with three different people at the front desk. All were excellent. Service obviously is a priority here. Having an adjacent Mel's diner is a big plus.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Aix French restaurant in the Marina is excellent and reasonably priced.

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