$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

5
5.01.0
Romas
Family
Singapore
Jan 2, 2013

Eventful Family Holiday

The hotel provides complimentary breakfast of continental bakery, something which is not common for tourist hotels in America I would say. Hotel location is within walking distance to downtown Union Square and City Hall, which is very convenient for shopping and typical tourist leisure walking.

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

Family

Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Rockky
Couples
Houston, Texas
Nov 19, 2014

Below than average

There were no bath tub in bathroom. They have provided room which had bathroom for handicapped persons.

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

Couples

Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Murphydog
Palm Springs, CA
Nov 17, 2014

Good Value

The hotel is in a good location and close to a lot of sites. The value is great in comparison to other hotels. Check your sheets upon checking in. They have new sheets, but for some reason housekeeping used old pilly pillow cases.

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

Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
DrOpie
Couples
Hughson
Nov 15, 2014

no recommendation here.

Was woken up several times by noisy elevator in a hotel. The beds were terrible. Parking was excessive.The hotel staff was very accommodating and and a pleasure to work with.

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

Couples

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Mel's diner was a great spot for a quick meal. They have excellent service and the food was pretty good.

Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Democritus
Couples
Santa Rosa, CA
Nov 10, 2014

Great!

Not fancy but clean and nice rooms, right next door to a theater and diner, and across the street from a cafeteria-style restaurant with an awesome beer selection. Centrally-located in the city so anywhere in SF should just be a short cab ride away.

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

Couples

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Mel's Diner

Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kiwi G
Single
New Zealand
Nov 9, 2014

San Fran Adventure

The hotel location of the hotel is the major downside with a large number of homeless people in the area.

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

Single

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Mel's diner next door, serves great meals.

Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
cirujano
Business
mexico city
Nov 4, 2014

good for bussines

well situated, the attention on desk very good, the complimentary breakfast ok. Definitively recomende

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

Business

Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JJoJo
Family
Los Angeles, California
Nov 3, 2014

The Opal

It was good. The room was good, bigger than expected. Only downside is that there were so few electrical outlets and the walls were thin.

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

Family

Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
gsndrs
Business
Coquille, OR
Oct 31, 2014

Adequate digs for the conference

The room and bathroom were clean, but with a bit of a "faded glory" ambience. Staff were very courteous. The breakfast was a bit disappointing for someone who wants to eat "whole foods, plant based." Adequate, but not amazing. Close to many ethnic restaurants, which I enjoy.

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

Business

Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dave Venice
Couples
Venice, CA
Oct 10, 2014

Definitely a solid overall choice

The positives of The Opal include the very helpful and friendly staff, the overall value proposition of the place, and the free Wi-Fi. A decent if not terribly exciting continental breakfast is also worthy of a thumbs up. While small, the room my girlfriend and I stayed in was quite clean. It was also surprisingly quiet, which was a definite plus. One unexpected positive was a complimentary wine and cheese happy hour on Wednesday afternoon. We didn't ask if that's a regular feature, but at any rate it was appreciated. The flipside is that the location might be a little edgy for some. One other relatively minor downside was that the bathroom in our room had no fan. All in all, a good choice for the budget-minded traveler.

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

Couples

Review of The Opal San Francisco

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Wisconsin
Oct 1, 2014

Great for sensitive people

This hotel is 100% smoke and fragrance free. I was a bit nervous when I threw a stinky item in the trash. They even have no smell soap and shampoo, so if you are fragrance sensitive, this hotel is for you! I did have a temperature issue with the shower and couldn't use it. The location is wonderful! Get the free map of San Francisco and ride the city bus! there is a few near the hotel! Many conveniences are walking distance, as well as some of the best food places in town! OH, if you like fun houses as I do, you should use the stairs! I wish I though to try it earlier! The elevators are very nice, but the stairs is fun!

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Ride the city bus! They are very helpful to get you to the sights you want, like china town, Fisherman's wharf, the golden gate bridge, and the large park with all the great museums and gardens! There is even a trolley ride a short walk from the hotel. Nice, even at night!

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