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The Opal San Francisco

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 27 May 2012

Right now in my king room. You are getting what you paid for. Room is super small and need improvement. Lobby is clean with fresh coffee not the best quality but free :) Check in was easy and concierge were friendly and even tried to make some jokes. Wil not stay here next time but no problems so far.

1Thank Armen K
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Reviewed 25 May 2012

Excellent location amazing staff and competitive prices make this a gem of a find. Particular thanks to front desk staff Rush, Maria, Carlo who put up with my pidgin Italian, Adela, Ofelia and Ana. Carmen from the breakfast staff a native of Honduras was also fantbulous finally Crecencio from the housekeeping staff. Great time

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East midlands, England
Reviewed 23 May 2012

 The Opal is a three star hotel so we did not expect too much from it. It was ok - but only just. The hotel frontage is tired and plain, but the lobby is very pretty with nice welcoming decoration throughout. We arrived to find the outer door was secured against entry and we had to be let in by the...

Thank flinxUK
Reviewed 20 May 2012 via mobile

The place is a bit dated. It's almost historical. Old phones, TV, bed, and bathroom--all of them should be retired. They recycle, but they give you pastic cups?? The staff is great, but it's the only thing here that is top-notch. The contenetial breakfast is not going to make you forget any good ones you might have experienced at other...

1Thank Ashlin9
Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 22 April 2012

Stayed here for 5 nights in April. Is in a great location, friendly staff , helpful with respect to touring the city as well. Breakfast is nothing extravagant but sufficient. The staff clean the rooms everyday thoroughly. The rooms are quiet even though they are on the main roads. The room rate included free wifi in the rooms and breakfast....

3Thank AanjhanR
Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 17 April 2012

My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights in February on our anniversary trip to SF. We got a great deal on our via Travelocity and for what we paid I didn't expect much- just a clean room and decent bed to sleep on. I was pleasantly surprised to find out we ended up with a King bedroom (thought...

3Thank AZDesertRoseAK
Davis, California
Reviewed 17 April 2012

Staff members at the Opal go out of their way to ensure that you have a good experience. The hotel has a charming lobby, with fresh coffee and a good assortment of teas at the ready. Breakfast is average, but again, with great service, and the fact you get a breakfast for the reasonable price is fantastic. Rooms have double...

3Thank Cindy D
Stockton, California
Reviewed 30 March 2012

this hotel is located just a few minutes from fishermans warf cozy and bueatiful will stay again

1Thank sarraraz
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 March 2012

My first trip to the USA so I wasn't really sure what to expect in terms of accommodation. The Opal seemed middle of the road price wise and given that hotels for me are somewhere to sleep and get ready to enjoy the day, I'm happy provided they're clean and tidy (preferably aesthetically pleasing to the eye). The room was...

3Thank KiwiKerry53
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed 15 March 2012

Well to be honest i was not expecting too much, but i gotta admit that it was a real good experience. First of all the staff was really helpful. The rooms were nice n clean. Room service everyday..free breakfast n coffee available throughout the day! television with all possible channels! free internet.. n airport shuttles in 16 bugs..

2Thank Romila J

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  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Laundry Service
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: $208 - $415 (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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“the upper floors may have views, but these were under renovation and unavailable. the king room seemed far more spacious with more light.”
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