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The Opal San Francisco

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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

The Opal is a nice hotel in a good, convenient location.

Very nice hotel with very friendly staff. The location isn't the best but inside the environment is perfect. They also had complementary breakfast, and it was very large with many options to choose from. Would stay there again if I came back to town. Overall would give it 4/5 stars.

The room was smaller than I expected, however it could easily accommodate our family of five. It had two queen beds and a sofa bed. Since most of our day was spent outdoors, the small size was not a major issue. We always arrived to find the room neat and clean. Great house keeping staff. The best thing about the hotel was its location. We could easily access public transportation a few yards from the hotel. We could get to all the major attractions in about 20 minutes. Plenty of eateries close to the hotel. On the flip side, there was only a single bathroom with a small sink. There was no microwave or fridge. Also, the hotel is outdated as far as style goes.

The hotel is well kept and staff was so helpful in letting us know we're everything was and how to get there. Beds were very comfortable. They had big selection of breakfast food that was constantly being put out. I would definitely stay there again.

I needed an inexpensive hotel to stay at that was centrally located but not that central (IE: The TL) and I found it at The Opal. Not fancy, generally clean, some deferred maintenance, friendly people.

We got a 99.00 night rate for 2 adults 2 double beds. The staff was very nice and accomodating, hotel is old and has a charm to it. Rooms are basic and very clean. They offer a breakfast in the morning 0630-1000 with breads, pastries, fruit, yogurt, hard boiled eggs, coffee & juice and coffee is available in the lobby 24 hrs. There is a diner attached which we didn't eat at but would have if we had more time and there is a Whole foods, spirits store and CVS within a few blocks which are convenient if you don't have a car. The location is not in the middle of tourist areas but not too far, we used Uber everywhere. Overall the hotel is a bargain for what they offer and I would stay there again and recommend.

I've stayed in this hotel many times. It's always been pleasant, with comfortable rooms, courteous people, and satisfactory breakfasts. The muni stops are less than a block away.

The Opal has been a good hotel to count on for a decent place to stay at one of the best prices In the City. There is currently a lot of construction across the street, but it didn't bother us a bit. It's nice to know that there is still a good affordable hotel in San Francisco that we can count on. One additional note, the ADA rooms are wonderful! The roll in shower is great, the accessible sink in the bathroom is the perfect height with room under the sink for your legs!

Hallways to narrow and uneven for disabled. Cost of parking, no public parking. Noisey. Doors difficult to open too heavy. Would not recommend.

1050 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco CA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Louise Davies Symphony Hall and Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Fitness center
  • Concierge services

Located in Downtown San Francisco, The Opal San Francisco is a leisurely stroll from popular sights such as Louise Davies Symphony Hall and Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. This 167-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, a fitness center, and concierge services. Located in central San Francisco, the hotel is also near Lombard Street and University of San Francisco.


You can get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop.


All of The Opal San Francisco's 167 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including iPod docks, free local calls, and ironing boards. 40-inch LED TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Desks are also standard.

Property features

Guests of The Opal San Francisco enjoy features like a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and laundry facilities. If you drive, self parking is USD 46.74 per day, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle at scheduled times for USD 20.00 per person one way. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. This hotel also has an ATM.

Room options

Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds

Queen 2 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds (Renovated)

Full 2 | Sleeps 4