$159 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Sep 10, 2015 Check-out: Sep 11, 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
631 out of 631
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
Last min. get out of towners...
Friends
Las Vegas, Philly, Newark & Honolulu
Jul 12, 2009

good budget hotel in the heart of it all

SF can be an expensive city to visit, however staying here at the Opal saved us these expenses. Very close to many of SF's public transit systems. Tons of places to eat at and many open late or 24 hours. Hotel rooms were decent, we stayed in what seemed to be an addition, and room 110 was pretty large with 2 double beds, quite, comfy beds, weak water pressure & coffee 24 hours a day in lobby. Bring your own toiletries though, none provided for guest. Safe area, close to many things, cabs are reliable, bout $40 with tip from airport.

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

Friends

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

DON'T RENT CAR! Use the public transit systems or cabs. They're easier, cheaper and user friendly too. Parking is minimal & expensive. We're glad that we didn't get a car, made shopping chinatown, pier 39, wharf, Japan town & eating so much easier and faster.

Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Family
France
Jul 12, 2009

fger

something missing during the breakfast, there was no eggs, a few tables and it was in a very little room and it's stop at 9am, it's too early

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

Family

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

trhr

Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
taa3034
Family
Reedley, Ca.
Jul 7, 2009

Fourth of July trip

location located near muni bus stops, which enabled to go to Giants game, Chinatown etc...Wonderful trip

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

Family

Shopping tip: Not Applicable

use buses, cable cars were extremely expensive.....

Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Couples
Washington, DC
Jul 6, 2009

Very solid hotel; good location

Very good location right downtown, friendly front desk staff, comfortable rooms. Not too noisy, relaxing. Close to BART/Muni, a cheap cab fare from everywhere. Nothing extraordinary, but a good solid value in downtown San Fran.

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

Couples

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Civic Center BART/Muni station!

Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Couples
Los Molinos, CA
Jul 6, 2009

Unbeatable location for the price.

We were in San Francisco visiting the de Young Museum. The location of the Opal was perfect for our stay. There were plenty of restaurants located within walking distance. I felt very safe at this hotel.

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

Couples

Dining tip: In Hotel

Mel's diner is located in the hotel. You can't get more convenient than that!

Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Couples
inglewood,ca
Jul 4, 2009

cozy hotel

we went to japonese garden, ride on bike, down town square. wharf pier. very nice hotel. breakfast is a plus. they gave us wine and cheese is one wednesday every 3 weeks. they play piano. was very nice. this hotel is good for people who want to save money.

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

Couples

Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Nom aka World Traveler in a Jiffy!
Friends
Los Angeles, CA
Jun 29, 2009

Good for short leisure stay

I think there's nothing they could do about the structure as it is kind of quaint. Air conditioning system could be improved more by making it non central coz it's too hot in the middle of the night. Parking is quite an issue. It should be advertised as 'PUBLIC PARKING' since there is NONE that belongs to the hotel and one has to pay up $22/day with across parking structure belonging to another hotel. Other than that, the hotel staff were excellent. Internet availability is a big plus especially for those nights where you can't sleep due to noise and warm room temperature.

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

Friends

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Civic Center and adjacent attractions. Next building from hotel is a movie theather. Downstairs is a diner and across the street from it. 4 blocks south of Van Ness is a nice curry buffet restaurant as well as a pizza place.

Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Couples
Southern Nevada
Jun 28, 2009

Very nice

The room was very nice. For a hotel over 100 years old, they did a good job of updating it. It was best not to rent a car. The public trans worked out very well. Nearby fitness center, restaurants, theaters...

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

Couples

Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Couples
San Francisco, CA
Jun 27, 2009

Great location for the price.

We loved the hotel and the location. Great price for a San Francisco vacation!

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

Couples

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Use the public transportation system! It's the best and saves a lot of money.

Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Friends
Los Angeles
Jun 23, 2009

Good hotel in a bad location

The hotel accomodation was fine, but the neighborhood is definitely not nice and totally safe. The hotel parking is quite expensive. The rooms are not so large for 4 people. The breakfast room is defitely too small compared to the number of guests. The breakfast itself is Ok but nothing special. Clean room.

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

Friends

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