$109 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

Hotel Overview

Ratings and reviews for The Opal San Francisco

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
709 out of 709
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
GaGaRoo
Business
Tempe, AZ.
Jul 6, 2011

The Opal Hotel

The staff was friendly efficient & courteous. The room (#207) was satisfactory. The bathroom & bed were clean. Could use new/clean carpet and, the bed & desk should be switched to make use of the room the most convenient/efficient. Also, it would have been nice to have a small, cheap microwave & refrigerator near the wall next to the door. But, the secure parking was most appreciated. And, Mel's Diner (adjoining the lobby) was GOOD & VERY convenient !

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

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

I enjoyed breakfast, lunch & dinner at Mel's Diner. Something for everyone on the menu. I recommend the chicken pot-pie ;-)

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Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
new york
Jul 6, 2011

Good hotel for a short stay

Its pretty close to union square - 10mins walk. Bus stops right across from the hotel to get anywhere. The hotel by itself is well maintained. Had eggs and cinnamon bread for breakfast (630-930). Staff is helpful and good value for money.

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

Business

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Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
jaeun87
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Jul 5, 2011

Average hotel. pricey because of holiday

The hotel check-in was a breeze, the people at the front desk were all very nice and did their jobs right. They gave us our room, no problems during our stay. However, you do get what you pay for. You can't expect a luxury hotel in SF during holiday season for cheap. The hotel itself is a old, and you can tell by the interior and the rooms. But all in all, it was clean, no bugs, no dust, no noise, free breakfast, so I'd say it was a decent place and value for what we paid.

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 walk from hotel

I don't know why people complained so much about Mel's diner and the food around it. It's pretty decent food, can't expect $$$$ quality food, when you pay $7 for a burger people. Also, Tommy's across the street has killer pastrami sandwiches, opens until late.

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Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Sacramento, CA
Jul 4, 2011

Great deal

Arrived early and room was ready so they checked us in. Staff very friendly and accommodating. Were using public transportation and it was very convenient from the hotel. Room itself was very clean and comfortable. Had a door slammer across the hall, but was otherwise reasonably quiet.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Mel's Drive In right next door. Within a mile are some upscale dining options such as Ruth's Chris and Harris Steakhouse.

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Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
indianapolis indiana
Jul 4, 2011

good location and good hotel

It was in a great location in town and very freindly personal. Loved the wine and cheese party with intertainment. Rooms were clean and nice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
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
Devonair
Business
Los Angeles
Jul 1, 2011

AWESOME SERVICE

STAYED FOR PRIDE GOOD LOCATION!

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Union Square

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Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
modesto
Jun 25, 2011

surprised

I was surprised,because I read some reviews that weren,t so hot. We liked the free wine and cheese when we arrived. Our suite was very comfortable. Our t. v. wasn,t working and they sent someone up to our room in 10 min. to fix it. The front desk was very helpful.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

The jardinerre restaurant was fabulous-very high end...

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Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Plymouth, MA
Jun 24, 2011

Decent place in a good location

Decent old hotel on Van Ness not far from the seedy Tenderloin district and a bit further from Union Square and the Financial District. The room was small, the bed was hard and lumpy but the front desk folks were nice and all-in-all it was a good value for SF. There seemed to be a lot of younger foreign tourists staying there. A good selection of restaurants is nearby and this would be a good location for exploring the City.

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

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
atlanta, ga
Jun 24, 2011

Great value!

Cute place. Ok location. Good value. Parking was high and sketchy. Breakfast needed a lot of work. Only choice was toast and apple an orange.

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

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Avoid the grotto. Try house of prime rib.

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Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
melbourne, Vic - Australia
Jun 21, 2011

Great Place to stay

Hotel was most enjoyable, Staff was friendly in exception of a young male [*]staff who was rude and unfriendly.

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

Business

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