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The Opal San Francisco

8.2
Excellent

Based on 2,291 reviews
 
1050 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109, United States
  +1 415 673 4711
The Opal San Francisco - San Francisco, CA
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Good to know

Distance to city center 0.6 mi
Location rating 7.4
Nearest Airport San Francisco
Distance to airport 11.6 mi

Rooms

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Queen Rooms

$472+

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$472 per night

King Rooms

$124+

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$124 per night
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Unknown
$153 per night
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Unknown
$332 per night

Deluxe Rooms

$135+

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$135 per night
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$137 per night
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King bed
$155 per night
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$155 per night
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King bed
$162 per night
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Double bed
$162 per night
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Unknown
$162 per night
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Double bed
$165 per night
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Double bed
$166 per night
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Unknown
$179 per night
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Double bed
$184 per night
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Double bed
$184 per night
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Double bed
$184 per night
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King bed
$215 per night
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Double bed
$231 per night
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King bed
$240 per night
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Double bed
$264 per night

Standard Rooms

$146+

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Queen bed
$146 per night
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$155 per night

Reviews

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Traveler rating

357
187
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clean room in 311 reviews
close to union square in 30 reviews
comfortable bed in 112 reviews
comforter looked like in 8 reviews
construction going in 86 reviews
convenient location in 155 reviews
free breakfast in 110 reviews
homeless people in 12 reviews
newly renovated in 104 reviews
old hotel in 174 reviews
parking expensive in 85 reviews
san francisco in 100 reviews
staff was friendly in 262 reviews
undergoing renovation in 49 reviews
  • Mediocre
    Jun 2017
    2.5

    Old, outdated, dirty

    Leaving the next morning

    It was outdated, old, and dirty. The comforter looked like it hadn't been washed in years. There was a banana peel with a gnat flying around it left in the trash can that never got cleaned out before we checked it. I slept fully clothed. I could very easily see this hotel and the room have a rodent/bug problem. I would NEVER stay here again, even if I was being paid to.

  • Good
    Mar 2017
    7.7

    Vintage look hotel, everything works fine

    Price Staff Room

    Location is not bat but could be better

  • Okay
    Nov 2016
    6.0

    The hotel has a funny smell. I didn't like it.

  • Mediocre
    Jul 2016
    3.7

    Bird poop on my car even though it's covered parking. Noise from garbage container cleaning at 10 pm and 7 am right below my room. Getting from parking to lobby is just sketchy.

  • Mediocre
    Jul 2016
    3.7

    Front desk person was very helpfull.

    Carpet with stains and smelly.

  • Excellent
    Jul 2016
    9.7

    The staff was very friendly. The rooms were nice and clean. The continental breakfast was very good. And in a good location if you want to see the city.

  • Good
    Jul 2016
    8.0

    Great value, great location

    This place was rated 3 stars. We went into it knowing that. It met our expectations. Great location, clean, good price. Staff were excellent. The bed was surprisingly comfortable.

    Nothing. Was exactly what we expected.

  • Excellent
    Apr 2016
    10.0

    The only thing I did not like is that the hotel os smoke free. The need to offer a place for guests to smoke outside

  • Excellent
    Apr 2016
    9.4

    Definitely will stay at the Opal again!

    The Opal is an older building with beautiful architecture and charm. To get into the lobby you have to be a guest, using your room key to unlock the front doors. I was so much more relaxed within the hotel with this added security. It is in an excellent location to good food and sight seeing and if driving, is easy to get to from 101 and they also have a private, gated parking garage! We will definitely stay at the Opal San Francisco in the future!

    Would recommend curved shower rods to give a little extra room. Because of being an older building the electrical outlets are minimal and had to do some rotation of electrical devices.

  • Excellent
    Apr 2016
    9.4

    Great value

    Very affordable price (except parking ). The hotel is within walking distance of all kinds of great places: restaurants, bars, Union Square, Japan Town, etc. The bed are big and comfy!

    The ice machine was kind of hidden on the third floor. Kind of weird. Also, no fridge or microwave in the room.

  • Poor
    Apr 2016
    2.0

    Sucked

    Nothing

    Everything. Especially the manager.

  • Excellent
    Dec 2015
    8.2

    The bed was exceedingly cozy, and the room was spacious. I don't know if all rooms are that spacious, or just the handicapped-accessible ones. The free breakfast was decent.

    There was a strange smell I couldn't really identify, which first reminded me of a grandparent's home. When I returned to my family, I was told I smelled like a bandaid, and that was similar to the room's smell. Not unpleasant, just disconcerting.

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About

Overview

San Francisco is a grand city with some of the most historic sights. Tourists from all over the world make it a point to visit this city. When they are staying in the area, they can find a great hotel to rest. One of the best is the Opal San Francisco. This hotel is located in the Civic Center and in the Cathedral Hill neighborhood. It was built in 1908, and it is known as a grand and legendary hotel. Guests will find every amenity of home when they stay here. Rooms include WiFi, private bath, air conditioning, and climate controls, work desk with chair, hairdryer, iron, and complimentary local phone calls. Guests of the Opal San Francisco can also dine on-site at Mel’s Drive-In. They will get a taste for all of the local cuisine here. Exploring San Francisco is fun for tourists and when they stay here, they can check out all of the sights this beautiful city has to offer. They can see Japan Town, historic cable cars, Union Square, Nob Hill, Chinatown, Theatre District, Market Street, North Beach, Lombard Street, Alcatraz Island, Fisherman’s Wharf, and Monster Park. There is so much to do here that guests of the Opal San Francisco will want to have their room nearby so they can rest after all of the explorings they do. The staff here is very friendly, and guests who stay here will be pleased with the comfortable bed and quality of service here at the Opal San Francisco.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa

8.2 Excellent

Based on 2,291 reviews

8.6

Room

8.3

Service

4.0

Breakfast

2.4

Wellness

Things to Know

  • Comfortable beds
  • New rooms

Check in

3:00 PM

Check out

12:00 PM

Cancellation/prepayment

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Amenities

Free Wi-Fi
Increased accessibility
Internet
No smoking
Air-conditioned
24hr front desk
Safe
Airport Shuttle (Surcharge)
Designated smoking area
Storage available
Elevator
Concierge service
Hairdryer
Pets not allowed
Parking (surcharge)
ATM on-site
Business center
Currency exchange on-site
Laundry facilities
Laundry service
Restaurant
Express check out
Cable or satellite TV
Fitness center

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Location

Most Popular Landmarks

  • Asian Art Museum 0.4 mi
  • Grace Cathedral 0.6 mi
  • Cable Car Museum 0.8 mi
  • Museum of Modern Art 1.1 mi
  • Lombard Street 1.2 mi
  • Fisherman's Wharf 1.5 mi

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Getting Around

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San Francisco (Civic Center), California 0.6 mi
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