The Opal San Francisco ★★★

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$89
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Check-in: Feb 8, 2016 Check-out: Feb 9, 2016

San Francisco

Would recommend Thu, Apr 21, 2011
My stay at the Opal was fine. Rooms were clean. Staff was VERY helpful and friendly. I never made it to the continental breakfast but Mel's diner next door was excellent. I ate there 3 times. Also, the sandwich joint, Tommy Johns across the street was excellent too. Parking in the hotel's lot was VERY easy and also convenient. Union square was about a 10 block walk down Geary. Fisherman's wharf was also a short bus ride away. At night go out in the North Beach area. Overall I would definitely stay at the opal again.

| Minneapolis, MN Couples

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Good Location

Would recommend Tue, Apr 19, 2011
Hotel was located centrally to everything. Neighborhood not the best, would not reccomend children.

Shopping hint

short walk to chinatown

| syracuse Couples

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Good price for what you get

Would recommend Mon, Apr 18, 2011
Ameneties and location justify very well the price. The front desk personnel was not friendly at all. For the price I would recommend to a friend. The architecture is interesting and old.

Shopping hint

To metro and the Square.

| Washington DC Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 1 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Though classy, kinda outdated.

Would recommend Tue, Apr 12, 2011
My friend and I stayed at the Opal for one night so we could run in the US Half Marathon. While the price was reasonable, it did have some drawbacks. 1) You must pay $31 for parking/night and it's in an underground garage that's only accessible by stairs. You need to drive down a "bum" alley to get there too. 2) Hallways are very narrow and if you're claustrophobic, that may bother you. 3) Amenities are few and far between, no pool but they do offer free Internet, fitness room, and breakfast. 4) No shuttle services to anywhere in town; thus, my friend and I had to walk all the way to Ghiradelli Park.

Nightlife hint

Lots of clubs on Broadway, a short walk away.

| San Jose, CA Friends

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 2 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

A good experience for the money

Would recommend Sat, Apr 9, 2011
The room was clean but the a/c would not work correctly. We changed rooms and still could not get the a/c to work. We had to open a window to cool off the room. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I just think it was a fluke about the a/c. They offered us another room, but we did not feel like moving again. I would stay at this hotel again if I go back to San Francisco.

Attractions

I would recommend the Catamaran sunset cruise on the bay.

| Slidell, La. Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Fabulous old world charm

Would recommend Thu, Apr 7, 2011
We had a great stay at the Opal. Beautiful old world charm, helps to get the feel of an old San Francisco. Helpful friendly staff,good breakfast, good location, though stick to Geary St when walking home from Union Square. O'Farell a bit dodgy with some seedy characters hanging about. On the edge of the tenderloin. Booked bus tour package through hotel, good value, great to get your bearings in the city. No fridge in room, a bit inconvenient. All round A+.

Attractions

Take advantage of the sight seeing hop on hop off buses. You can see a lot of the city with a guide, and then go back on your own. Good value for money. They also let you upgrade to add other areas, and also, don't miss out on Alcatraz.The metro bus and street cars all work together and give you about 2 hours to use your ticket on all of them. Very easy to work out and get around the city to dine, shop and so on for $2.

| Australia Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Great value!

Would recommend Tue, Apr 5, 2011
This was a very nice, comfortable hotel at a very reasonable price with nice staff. The only issue is that it's in a sketchy part of town...but walking 10-15 minutes will get you to nicer areas. We got the CityPass and several buses stopped near the hotel which was convenient. If you're willing to do a little walking and you're a smart traveler, this is the place for you.

Dining

Burmese Kitchen and Napoli Pizza

| Winnipeg, Manitoba Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

good visit to san francisco

Would recommend Wed, Mar 30, 2011
overall it was nice quite clean and the complementary breakfast was great the internet didn't go much beyond browsing most games were laggy so not much hope in that but the stay was above average compared to some hotels I've been to. i did rate the staff lower because on arrival i did have the staff at the front desk was kind of rude to me didn't seem very interested in helping anyone at the time.

Entertainment hint

I personally think its best to stay in the area of the hotel maybe go down vaness ave a bit but stick to the less tourist area's and you'll be pleased with what you find and not so crowded

| Minneapolis, MN Friends

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

stay at the Opal

Would recommend Mon, Mar 28, 2011
The accommodations were very nice. The hotel staff was helpful and the location was perfect! I would stay there again

| Minneapolis, MN Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Not quite Union Square

Would not recommend Sun, Mar 27, 2011
The hotel is pretty good. Friendly staff for the most part. Parking is a bit shady. If you like old school style hotels this is the place for you. if you like modern you're out of like at this location. My biggest complaint is that it's not quite union square. It's not too far of a walk and Van Ness is a nice street but right behind the hotel is a sketchy neighborhood. If you want something modern in the heart of union square this is NOT your cup of tea

| OR Couples

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 2 /5
  • Location: 2 /5
  • Value: 3 /5