$129 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Apr 5, 2015 Check-out: Apr 6, 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
656 out of 656
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

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Chciago, IL
Apr 10, 2009

5 Day Stay in SF

Do not go here if you plan on driving, or using a car during your stay. Most people's problem with this hotel is the price and lack of parking. You won't need a car from here if you're visiting SF, anyway. Lots of buses are nearby, including the 47 which takes you straight to Fisherman's Wharf.I booked through Orbitz and was upgraded from a queen to a king-sized bed. True, the Opal is not the Ritz or the Hilton, but it's a good deal. It is in a more shady part of SF, but I always felt safe here. You need a key to even get into the building or you have to get buzzed in. Just be aware of your surroundings and you'll be okay.The room itself was clean, except for the carpeting, but nothing too bad. The walls are thin, but nothing ever got too crazy, even though my room was right outside the elevator. They have double windows to drown out the outside noise (it's on a busy street, so this was a big plus!). The fitness room is super tiny, but there was never anyone else in there while I was there, so that was fine.The service was great. Everyone was super nice and helpful, housekeeping did a great job. The complimentary breakfast was a good touch. Remember that it's free, so don't expect bacon and eggs. It's cold cereal, toast, fruit, juices and coffee. If you want more options, check out Mel's diner next door!Would definitely stay here again.

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

Business

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Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
NYC Hula Darling
Business
NYC
Mar 26, 2009

Great value & location! Memorable visit.

Friendly, knowledgable staff. Close to all the sights. Cable car 4 blocks away; rode every day. Didn't need car. Room was a good size with full bath. Pleasantly suprised and pleased with last minute accommodations. I would highly recommend this comfortable, modest hotel.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Cable car is 4 blocks away on Van Ness/California. Great way to travel like the locals and times' past.

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Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
USA
Dec 30, 2008

A little out of the way, but good

The Opal is convenient only to the theatre district. If that's not what you're after, you'll have a good walk or bus ride wherever you're going. There's a lot of San Fran charm to the place, though, and the upside of its location is that it's a great deal. With these rates, however, you can find yourself having to deal with some noisy folks occasionally.

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

Business

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Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Ottawa
Dec 29, 2008

very friendly

The room is small but very comfortable. The staff in front desk is so friendly and very helpful. Free internet and local phone is useful for froeigner.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

next door is a theater, there are several restaurant within 5mins walk. The other side of the road are some luxury car sellers, there has some really good and amazing cars!

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Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Placerville
Dec 27, 2008

This is a very old hotel right in San Francisco.

The mattress was a wonderfull pillow top . Very cozy. Im staying there evry time I can. Very clean.

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Movie theater right next door. And a resterant right in the same building.

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Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
USA
Dec 23, 2008

great for the price

the walls were quite thin and you could hear everything but its a well kept hotel and i enjoyed my night there.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

union square,

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Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Wolcottville
Dec 18, 2008

great business amenities, close to all transit

The Opal was a very quaint hotel. Beautiful decor and very clean. Room was somewhat small, but a great value. Hotel check-in was quick and easy. Very friendly staff. Had a nice continental breakfast bar with plenty of seating space. The breakfast bar could have had more fuit or yogert instead of only apples. Noticed lots of business people staying here. Had a nice internet business center for hotel guest, and a nice workout facility. Great location, near all transit lines made getting around San Francisco easy. Mel's Diner next door was very convenient, and Tommys restaurant across the street was excellent. Both restaurants had great service and reasonable prices. Would definitely recommend The Opal and would stay here again.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Everything close by, within a short drive.

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Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Honolulu
Dec 9, 2008

Great Location

The Opal Hotel's location was perfect for my daughter and I. We were in walking distance or on main bus lines to really enjoy our first visit to San Francisco. The Fifties Diner right off the main lobby was great. The room was comfortable and clean,the elevator was very quick and the staff was very helpful. The 20 screen movie theater in a historic building next door and everything you would ever need within a few blocks walking.

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

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Tommy's across the street had the best dinner plates we had ever had.

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Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Mckinney
Dec 1, 2008

Heart of SFO

You cant get a better hotel at a cheaper price in the heart of SFO. The layout of the hotel is such that it is utilizing maximum available space still it does not look congested. There were a large number of guests during the thanks giving stay that I was there, it shows the hotel is sought after. Parking is $28 a day extra. It offers free wired internet connection in the room is free.

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

Business

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Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Glendale
Nov 17, 2008

good

Very cheap hotel in downtown and very good location in San Francisco.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

close from union squre

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