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The Opal San Francisco

2.5 out of 5.0

The Opal San Francisco

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Great renovations done. They are transitioning to the Marriot brand, so the beds, pillows, and look are that of a courtyard or Spring Hill suites, but they are remaining independently owned. Place was super clean and brand new as of 3-2019. Some construction ongoing in the lobby, but didn't bother us at all. Can't wait to see the finished product. It's going to be gorgeous.

Hotel has massive construction including renovation of lobby.

The hotel is under renovations and they are doing the best they can with limited lobby space so this is why the 4 star. Lots of security measures in place to make you feel safe. Rooms are really great with the renovations. Great staff! Overall great value for the price and location.

Everything is pretty good except there's a little bit of smell going on, maybe because they renovated the room

I’m travel to SF alot been many hotel but i’m not recommended this so compricated too old for me

Great little place in the heart of SF, which unfortunately means lots of homelessness (but if that bothers you, don't come to SF). I liked the historic feel of the hotel, windows prevented most noise from Van Ness no problem. I might have been in one of their older rooms, so some stuff could have been a little more modern or upscale. But for the price we got and for just an overnight after a holiday party, it was great.

The hotel better yet motel was a mess . I would not recommend it to anyone. Checkout my courtyard view.

I read in the reviews that this hotel was undergoing renovation but we did not hear or see any renovation during our overnight stay. Our room on the first floor is very dated and the odor in the hallway and room was overpowering which bothered me the entire night. The room carpet was old and stained, the room furniture was dated nd the chair seat was worn and torn. The room temperature could not be changed. Room price was reasonable for its location but hotel parking is comparatively high.

For its price this was an excellent deal! Nice boutique hotel, but old and noisy as undergoing renovations. Staff were incredible, really excellent. Recognizing that the area isn't the best - it being on the edge of the Tenderloin district - I would definitely stay there again. You just have to get instructions as to where to walk. Parking is very expensive though.

The staff was friendly. The room was comfortable. Great views and great location!

Very nice hotel. Great staff and close to everything in the city.

Our room was outside of the hotel, our view was the parking lot. It felt like we were staying at a motel as for the view. Parking was an additional $45!!!! Outrageous. The room was clean and staff and was great.

Our first hotel room was a dark dungeon of a room with window that viewed a fire escape and a ledge with tons of pigeon poo. It was depressing and disgusting. Thankfully, the staff moved us to a room on another floor that was much brighter and cleaner. Still a lot of construction noise from across the street. Overall, the staff was pleasant but the hotel location and views are nothing to write home about.

Check-in was prompt and efficient. The staff was ready to answer all questions (finding the exercise room was not so easy). They also arranged for the airport shuttle pick-up, which was reliable and very reasonably priced. I was fully satisfied with the breakfast on the two days I was up in time. The hotel is a bit of a hike from the Civic Center BART stop, but very conveniently located for the opera or symphony, and late-night food and drink are right next door and across the street.

Great stay. Staff, hotel and Mel's plays was great.

Room is old and needs new linen, pillows and just old! Smelled funky and not worth $340 a night

1050 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco CA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Van Ness Avenue and The Regency Ballroom
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Airport shuttle (fees apply)

Located in Downtown San Francisco, The Opal San Francisco is adjacent to Van Ness Avenue and within a 5-minute walk of other popular sights like The Regency Ballroom. Each of the 157 rooms at this hotel includes an iPod dock, a refrigerator, and an LED TV.


Rooms

Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 40-inch an LED TV with cable channels. The bathroom offers hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include an iPod dock, a refrigerator, and free local calls.


Property features

The Opal San Francisco features free WiFi in public areas and a vending machine. If you drive, self parking is USD 39 per night, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 20.00 per person one way. The front desk has multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with tours/tickets and luggage storage.

Room options

Junior Suite, 2 Double Beds (Renovated)

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Junior Suite, 1 King Bed (Renovated)

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for The Opal San Francisco

Everyone (31) Business (101) Couples (249) Family (118) Friends (88) Other (86)
5
Families

Great renovations done. They are transitioning to the Marriot brand, so the beds, pillows, and look are that of a courtyard or Spring Hill suites, but they are remaining independently owned. Place was super clean and brand new as of 3-2019. Some construction ongoing in the lobby, but didn't bother us at all. Can't wait to see the finished product. It's going to be gorgeous.

By on Mar 9, 2019

Review comment responded on Mar 11, 2019

Thanks for staying with us. We work hard to make our guests happy and appreciate your feedback!

4
Everyone

By on Feb 27, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 1, 2019

Thank you taking the time to review our hotel. We appreciate your feedback!

4
Everyone

By on Dec 12, 2018

Review comment responded on Dec 19, 2018

Thank you for taking your time to give our hotel a rating. We hope to service you again in the future should your travels bring you back to the area.

3
Everyone

Hotel has massive construction including renovation of lobby.

By on Dec 12, 2018

Review comment responded on Dec 18, 2018

Thank you MB for taking the time to give a review. I apologize for any inconcienve the rennovation might have caused you during your stay. We hope to service you again should your travels bring you back and hope you can see our finished product.

5
Everyone

By on Nov 12, 2018

Review comment responded on Nov 13, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to give our hotel a rating.

4
Everyone

The hotel is under renovations and they are doing the best they can with limited lobby space so this is why the 4 star. Lots of security measures in place to make you feel safe. Rooms are really great with the renovations. Great staff! Overall great value for the price and location.

By , from World Traveler on Sep 15, 2018

Review comment responded on Nov 1, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are so glad to hear you were able to enjoy our newly renovated rooms and felt safe during your stay. We hope to service you again the next time your travels brings you back.

4
Everyone

Everything is pretty good except there's a little bit of smell going on, maybe because they renovated the room

By on Sep 5, 2018

Review comment responded on Nov 1, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I apologize the the smell for your room and any inconvience the construction may have given you during your stay. We hope to service you again should your travels bring you back to San Francisco.

2

is too old hotel

Everyone

I’m travel to SF alot been many hotel but i’m not recommended this so compricated too old for me

By , from los angeles on Dec 9, 2017

Review comment responded on Dec 10, 2017

Travis: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. Independent hotels such as ours rely heavily on guest feedback. We are in the process of renovating our 110 year old building for the first time in decades. We are doing it floor by floor, and it sounds like you may have booked one of the less expensive non-renovated rooms. I am sorry about that. Thank you again for taking the time and I hope you have a great holiday.

4

great little place

Everyone

Great little place in the heart of SF, which unfortunately means lots of homelessness (but if that bothers you, don't come to SF). I liked the historic feel of the hotel, windows prevented most noise from Van Ness no problem. I might have been in one of their older rooms, so some stuff could have been a little more modern or upscale. But for the price we got and for just an overnight after a holiday party, it was great.

By on Dec 4, 2017

Review comment responded on Dec 8, 2017

Leah: Thank you for taking the time to write about your stay with us. Guest reviews are a big tool for us. They let people know what we are doing well and let us know what we need to work on. We are 110 years old and working on our first major facelift in decades and we are look forward to the day when all the rooms are renovated but thank you for the nice things you said about the older rooms. We have worked hard to keep them upover the years. Thank you again and I hope you have a happy holiday!

3

toilet overflowed and sheets had hair on them.

Everyone
The courtyard

The hotel better yet motel was a mess . I would not recommend it to anyone. Checkout my courtyard view.

By on May 1, 2017

Review comment responded on May 3, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write about and rate your stay with us. Independent hotels such as ours rely heavily on guest comments. They let people know what we are doing right and let us know what we need to work on. I am sorry to read about the issues you had with your toilet and your view of the courtyard. We are remodeling and renovating our 109 year old building to improve these sort of things. I will definitely look into who cleaned your room as finding a hair on your sheets is something we frown upon greatly as we would not want to sleep in a bed with a hair in it. Thank you again and I hope you have a good day.