$149 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Sep 7, 2015 Check-out: Sep 8, 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
630 out of 630
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
Anonymous
Single
Boston
Mar 1, 2011

good location

Has an old but european feel to it. Room was clean. I would prob stay here again.

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

Single

Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Schenectady, NY
Mar 1, 2011

Good location with a few drawbacks

The location of the hotel is really good, you can walk to Union Square in about 10 minutes, which is the center for upscale shopping. The rooms are clean and well kept, they even refill the tissue box. However, some of the rooms face the opposite wall of the building so there is no sunlight and you do not even see the sky. The breakfast is very basic, which is certainly reflected in the room rate. Walking from the hotel to Union Square in evening hours is not to recommend, there are strange people hanging out in the streets!

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

Business

Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
keep going mom
Couples
san jose,ca
Feb 23, 2011

location is a bit shaky but friendly ser

Close to Yoshi's and Golden Gate Park. Eat at Tommy's, an old style deli that has been around for years. It is right across the street. Had the best pastrami sandwich and this place has a big selection of beers

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

Couples

Time-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Yoshi's and Golden Gate Park just minutes away.

Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
mn85
Single
Seattle,WA
Feb 23, 2011

No Complains

The Hotel is very nice and clean, the staff is very helpful and the hotel is easily accesible through public transportation.

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

Single

Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Sacramento, CA
Feb 22, 2011

The OPAL Hotel Great Value

Very nice old hotel if you want to get away form the usual SF Pier crowds. Close to Civic center opera and ballet. Some nice restaurants within walking distance. It would be nice if this SF would be cleaned up a little by their "finest" in a nice way. Since the pan handling can be a bummer and although they dont appear dangerous they are a real downer all the way to Union Square. One young guy followed us for a block trying to get a handout. Remarkable considering this is a very high rent district. It appears panhandling has become an industry in this area. Best regards...OSi

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

Business

Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Dissapointed in San Fran
Business
Georgia
Feb 18, 2011

Uhh, good location?

The location downtown wasn't bad. Tommy's Joynt across the street had some really good food. That was about it on wins. You could hear through the walls easily, the shower was good if you are under 5'5", the breakfast was pretty bad even for continental, lots of homeless around and parking at $27 per night is a rip off.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Walk across the street to Tommys instead of Mels downstairs. Mels was overpriced and nothing special.

Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Family
New York, NY
Feb 14, 2011

Only ok location, smelly room

Friendly staff Decent breakfast Smelly and ugly room Uncomfortable beds

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

Family

Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ashes the random
Couples
Reno, Nevada
Feb 10, 2011

The Random Getaway

it was a great experience. i will be looking forward to returning soon. thank you for everything.

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

Couples

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

fishermans wharf

Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Couples
westchester, NY
Feb 2, 2011

good location, average hotel

this hotel is in a great location but is a non-frills, really ordinary place. rooms are old-fashioned, small tvs, noisy fan in bathrooms, no bathtubs, bed linen was not too comfortable (itchy & hard)

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

Couples

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

the hop-on, hop off bus leaves near the hotel. $35 for a 2 day pass, well worth it.

Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Friends
palo alto
Jan 22, 2011

As expected

I did not spend much time at the hotel. Stayed there to avoid having to drive after a night of clubbing.

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

Friends

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