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The Opal San Francisco

1050 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109-6934
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  • St. Mary's Cathedral
    0.4 km
  • 2 star hotel
  • Breakfast included
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Older hotel
Very nice- quiet rooms- view of the downtown. Lots of privacy... more
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Appleton, Wisconsin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice- quiet rooms- view of the downtown. Lots of privacy. Tommys across the street is a great place to eat any time of day. Close to bus and trolley pickup- Not too far from the action - but far enough to have some quiet time.

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rmathey, Front Office Manager at The Opal San Francisco, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about your stay with us at the Opal. We are a 108 year old hotel, but we are now in the middle of renovations and remodeling and look to bring our century old building into the modern age. I do appreciate you taking the time to write as guest comments are one...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent hotel. Very friendly and helpful staff, great decor and facilities and walkable from the centre of town (with care about your route!). The staff particularly are great, and helped us out hugely during our stay. Just a couple of minutes walk away is one of the most amazing churches on the planet, St Mary's, go check it! The Opal...

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rmathey, Front Office Manager at The Opal San Francisco, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about and rate your stay with us at The Opal. Guest comments are one of the best tools we have for letting people know about us and for improving our service. I'm very glad to read that you had good experiences with our staff. They all work hard to try and give...

Aitkin, Minnesota
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even though they are in the process of remodeling The Opal, it is a historic, and remarkable hotel. It is on Van Ess Ave. , and we never had to take our car. We rode the bus right from the door anywhere we needed to go in San Francisco. It is a historic and beautiful hotel. The rooms are small,...

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rmathey, Front Office Manager at The Opal San Francisco, responded to this review

Tom: Thank you for taking the time to write about and rate your stay with us at The Opal. Independent hotels like ours are helped by guest comments by either letting people know what we are doing right or helping us to correct those things we may need to improve upon. Thank you for the kind words about the staff....

Bakersfield, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff are always friendly! The building is a bit dated, but they are renovating; never bothered by any noise. Excited to see the finished rooms, new decour when completed. Great food locations: Mel's Diner, Franks (best pastrami I ever had!!) and an Afghani restaurant steps away. Short walk or taxi/uber to the Theatre district and the Civic Center. Would be...

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rmathey, Front Office Manager at The Opal San Francisco, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write about and rate your stay at The Opal. We are excited about the renovated and remodeled rooms as well! I will look into the ice machine situation and see what we can do about that. Thank you and I hope you have a happy new year!

Eugene, Oregon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here in the end on August 2016 for a work related trip. The front desk was not able to find my reservation upon check in, even with the confirmation number, email address or credit card used. Thankfully they did have a room available. The room was small, it had the bed, TV, tiny bathroom and a wardrobe. There...

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rmathey, Front Office Manager at The Opal San Francisco, responded to this review

Alison: Thank you for taking the time to write about and rate our stay with us. Guest reviews are one of our best tools to let people know about our property and what we can do to improve our service. I'm sorry to hear that you reservation was lost but happy to see we could find you a room. All...

Reviewed 12 December 2016

My friend and I found The Opal through a booking site and I was unsure of what to expect for the unbelievably low price I paid. Location is right in the middle of the city. Upon check-in, front desk gave us a free upgrade from a single to a double bed room, which was nice. The free wine & cheese...

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rmathey, Front Office Manager at The Opal San Francisco, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about and rate your stay with us! I am happy to read we exceeded your expectations. Our renovated rooms look to have remodeled bathrooms with new fixtures, so we hope that on a future visit to the city, you can see them for yourself! I hope you have a great holiday season!

BYRON
Reviewed 11 December 2016

This hotel gave me every bit of help anyone could hope for when I had to find a place to stay while my husband was in a San Francisco Hospital. The Opal has a friendly atmosphere and is serious about its security. San Francisco is an expensive place to stay but they were willing to work with me on the...

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Carolyn: I am so glad we could help you during your trying time. Thank you for taking the time to write about your stay here. We are so glad you picked the Opal as you are an amazing person. We hope all the best to you and yours during this holiday season and that your husband is back to feeling...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Spent three nights at The Opal and wasn't disappointed. The staff were friendly and helpful, however during busy check-in times only having one person at the desk wasn't ideal. I was on the ground floor, and could hear a bit of traffic but it wasn't unbearable. Bed was very large and comfortable. A free continental breakfast is offered. This includes...

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Thank you for taking the time to rate and write about your stay at our hotel. Thank you so much for the kind words you said about the staff and the rooms. Guest reviews can be very helpful to independent hotels like our for spreading the words to others and so we do appreciate you writing. I hope you have...

Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

The Opal is convienuently located in a central location, close to Fisherman's Wharf, museums, driverse restaurants, and the historic Fillmore. Great value with it's charming, clean rooms with secure overnight parking availablr. Friendly knowledgeable staff was a plus. Claudia, Roger, and Marnie were especially helpfully but everyone was welcoming. We'll be back.

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Maria: Thank you for taking the time to write about and rate your stay with us. I am always happy to read when my team can assist a guest with their needs and are friendly and welcoming. Hope you enjoyed the show at the Fillmore and we look forward to seeing you the next time you are in the city....

Reviewed 5 December 2016

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this hotel and was very pleased at the amenities for such a great price. I stayed here for a milestone birthday and will return on any future trips to San Francisco. It is a great location, having a bunch of cool places in the area but also is a short bus ride to Fishermans Wharf or a...

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Stephanie: Thank you so much for taking the time to rate and review your stay with us at The Opal. I'm glad we could help in celebrating your milestone birthday. I appreciate you acknowledging our staff and the compliments to our complimentary continental breakfast. We hope to see you again the next time you are in the city! I hope...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Opal San Francisco is in the heart of San Francisco, walking distance to Union Square, Chinatown, Civic Center, and more! This family-friendly hotel is close to Union Square and Lombard Street. Make yourself at home in one of the 167 air-conditioned rooms featuring iPod docking stations and LED televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with bathtubs or showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include desks and irons/ironing boards, as well as phones with free local calls. Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a fitness center, or other amenities including complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services. This hotel also features tour/ticket assistance and assistance with planning your day. Satisfy your appetite at the Mel's Diner, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or grab a snack at the many nearby restaurants. Featured amenities include a computer station, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. A shuttle from the hotel to the airport is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Opal San Francisco

Address: 1050 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109-6934
Region: United States > California > San Francisco
Price Range: $201 - $450 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Opal San Francisco 2.5*
Number of rooms: 167
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“Upper floor rooms seem a little quieter since this is a family hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles tommyknocker2, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Not much in terms of views and all rooms have windows, so rooms on lower floors are better for avoiding stairs/waiting for elevator.”
 of 5 bubbles icdh, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are available one the inside for quiet or on the outside to have a fine time people watching on the street below.”
 of 5 bubbles CAROLYNT401, 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
“In general, rooms are quiet, but rooms not overlooking Van Ness Street are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles jacquieo456, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All the windows were up graded to prevent sound. I liked the single room 120”
 of 5 bubbles 444brucet, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
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