The Opal San Francisco ★★★

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Check-in: Feb 21, 2016 Check-out: Feb 22, 2016

Opal San Francisco

Would not recommend Sun, Jul 25, 2010
The hotel itself is ok-ish if you don't count how noisy it is, the incredibly cheap breakfast service (just some juice and bagles) and the outdated decoration of the rooms, with a weird mix of tackiness and 70s stuff... Add to this that the parking was full so I had to overpay valet parking in a parking nearby, the entrance door didn't work properly so I had to wait 15 minutes in the SF coldness before someone from reception opened it, and how expensive it was...

| London, UK Business

1 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 1 /5
  • Cleanliness: 2 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 1 /5
  • Location: 2 /5
  • Value: 1 /5

Great price and location

Would recommend Sun, Jul 18, 2010
When we first saw the room, we were a little disappointed, but we were upgraded to a larger more spacious one as there were 4 adults. [...] was excellent. He recommended 2 great restaurants and he booked our seats and boarding passes for our return flight. All the other staff were great as well. They made our stay totally enjoyable!

| San Francisco Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 2 /5
  • Hotel staff: 1 /5
  • Comfort: 2 /5
  • Location: 1 /5
  • Value: 1 /5

Opal!

Would recommend Fri, Jul 16, 2010
Nice Clean Room, friendly service!!!

Dining

Go to Tommy'z Joynt. Tremendous!!!

| All over the country Business

4 /5

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

Terrible, stay at your own risk

Would not recommend Fri, Jul 16, 2010
Pros: Nice lobby, quick elevator, good shower pressure and warm water Cons: It is very telling that there are more photos of san fran sites than of the hotel. The room we got (two double) was incredibly small, with the beds almost touching each other and spanning from wall to wall. There was one thin window (more like a slit) which was mostly blocked by the shade of the building itself. Everything in the hotel looked like it was from the 1950s, and hadn't been updated in as long. The floors creaked. The complimentary toiletries were a small pouch of shampoo and conditioner so that once you open it, it can't really be used again. Housekeeping almost broke our door down to clean the room the morning ON THE DAY WE WERE CHECKING OUT, whereas every other hotel in the world crosschecks so as to not needlessly clean a room that will be vacated in a couple hours. The staff downstairs was terrible, unhelpful and often rude with snarky comments about how we're lucky to even have a room at all, even though we had had a reservation. The hotel isn't really close to anything and is a good 15-20 minute walk to the nearest train station (civic center). The diner right by is ridiculously overpriced and fantastically slow. There are two waitresses for the whole place, and they have cashier duties too. It takes forever to order, receive, and pay for even a simple meal. The area is not nice, lots of homeless people and beggars, especially at night. STAY FAR FAR AWAY!!

Attractions

Walk to civic center train, take it up to powell street stop, where you find the classic cable cars which will take you to fisherman's wharf.

| Omaha, NE Friends

1 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 1 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 1 /5
  • Comfort: 2 /5
  • Location: 1 /5
  • Value: 1 /5

Very good location on a major street

Would recommend Sat, Jul 10, 2010
We got a free upgrade from a deluxe double bed to a suite because they ran out of the deluxe double bed room. We thought wow that's great. In a way we were really glad, because we weren't too impressed with the suite and were wondering what the deluxe room would have been like. In the suite, there's no fridge or microwave like what you normally would expect. The restroom door didn't have a lock on. The hotel is old and in need of renovation, I think. Parking is an additional $20 a night. The best thing is the location. It's on Van Ness which is like the main street that runs through the city.

Entertainment hint

AMC Theatre is right next door. Lots of restaurants and shops on the same street. Great location.

| Long Beach, CA Couples

4 /5

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

very good location for the price

Would recommend Tue, Jul 6, 2010
The check-in took longer than necessary. I can judge since I myself worked at the front desk in many good hotels.

| Sylmar Family

3 /5

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

Pretty Good Value Over All

Would recommend Mon, Jun 28, 2010
Room was a pretty good and bed was comfortable. My room was on Van Ness and I didn't hear any traffic noise. Continental breakfast is OK, i.e. toast, hardboiled eggs, bagels, coffee and OJ. Front desk folks were very nice. The hotel borders the Tenderloin District (quite rough) and a methadone clinic is a couple blocks away. I parked my car in an alley 2 blocks from the hotel and, of course, it was broken into.

Dining

If you like Chinese food, the famous Gourmet Carousel restuarant is at the corner of Franklin and Pine, a 4 block away walk.

| San Diego Couples

3 /5

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

a great value/ unbeatable location

Would recommend Fri, Jun 25, 2010
Staff was helpful from the minute we walked in the door. We loved the wine and cheese in the lobby on Wed. evening with entertainment as well. It gave us a chance to meet other travelers and just relax. We used the bus system and the staff helped us with bus line info. each day. VEry clean rooms, quiet and great beds.

| Palm Desert calif. Friends

4 /5

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

Most convienient to access the city

Would recommend Sun, Jun 20, 2010
Hotel is excellent location for access to all of city. It was kept very clean by a very hospitible staff. Will definitely use it again.

Time saver

excellent access to all public transportation.

| nashville, tennessee Singles

4 /5

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

Nice Place to Stay

Would recommend Wed, Jun 16, 2010
Hotel is classic and style is original.

| San Diego, CA Couples

4 /5

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