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The Opal San Francisco

2.5 of 5 1050 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife and I returned from staying at the Opal about two - three weeks ago. While we enjoyed the cost, location and staff, we developed small bites (only a few) and attributed it to Mosquitos or dry skin. Unfortunately since returning it is now clear (with a mattress that's only a few months old) that we have a full... More 

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Houston, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Location of the hotel is best and public transportation is easily available. Hotel is clean but no very spacious. There is no free parking, it cost $70 for 2 days parking. Breakfast is free and perfect. There was no coffee maker in the room.

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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69 reviews 69 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for a few nights in October, and it was a perfect central location for exploring the city, and we would probably stay there again. It was pretty reasonably priced through Orbitz. Pros Location: Although we could've easily accessed the public bus system from there, we ended up walking everywhere. We walked to the wharf a couple of... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decent hotel, conveniently located in the center of San Francisco. Room is clean and spacious, wifi works well and breakfast is more then adequate. The restaurant inside the hotel serves good food and is reasonably priced.

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TonyF-OpalGM, General Manager at The Opal San Francisco, responded to this review

Dear Daan M, Thank you for your honest feedback and positive rating of our hotel. We do our best to continuously offer high quality and comfortable accommodations, a friendly staff to serve you, and all at a highly competitive, very reasonable rates. We look forward to your return visit. Best regards, Tony Fernandez Opal Hotel General Manager More 

Istanbul
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location was good cause we could walk to the city center, it was not that far away if you are used to walking. But the hotel was old, and cause it was old furnished it did not seem clean. The bed was big, the TV working, the bathroom with a bathtub but very cold. The view to an abondoned... More 

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Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was traveling on business to SF and my company wasn't reimbursing me for the trip so I was looking for a low cost hotel option. The Opal fit the bill! This was my first time to SF so I relied heavily on the comments from this site and the comments were favorable. I had a room with a king... More 

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Wellington
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6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

When we checked in the staff member was frosty faced and we were obviously a bore and a chore, but on other occasions the staff were friendly and helpful. The room was quiet, had a queen bed and space for suitcases. The bathroom was clean with nice towels, soaps etc. There was no fridge, but ice in a machine in... More 

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TonyF-OpalGM, General Manager at The Opal San Francisco, responded to this review

Dear HebH Thank you for choosing The Opal during your recent trip to San Francisco. We are grateful for your feedback and positive rating.However I was disappointed to learn that you were greeted with such frosty faces upon check in. Definitely not our best side ever to present, especially when you're first getting here. We'll work on a more genuine... More 

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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65 reviews 65 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The location is not bad, but many homeless are around it by the night time , but i didnt had any problem even though i was travelling alone. Staff was very helpful and cool with me. The room was big and clean , bathroom as well. The only problem i faced was with room was just at the side of... More 

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TonyF-OpalGM, General Manager at The Opal San Francisco, responded to this review

Dear Heitor Uchoa B, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at The Opal Hotel San Francisco. We are grateful for the feedback and the positive rating you gave us. Our location is within close range to so many of San Francisco's iconic districts. It is one more reason why many savvy travelers like yourself find our hotel a... More 

Toronto, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
20 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

A fine budget hotel to stay at if you go in with eyes wide open. Know that the location is not the best. During our four day stay, I twice witnessed people relieving themselves outside the hotel. We wandered towards Union Square thinking that it was a nice walk.........we walked through the heart of the Tenderloin. Be careful and very... More 

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TonyF-OpalGM, General Manager at The Opal San Francisco, responded to this review

Dear Emwoerks, Thank you for choosing to stay at The Opal Hotel San Francisco and for taking time to share feedback with us. Our location does present a good slice of San Francisco urban life duality with fine high end car dealerships and restaurants alongside us on Van Ness Avenue on one end and just one block over on Polk... More 

Colombo, null, Sri Lanka
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

A lot of Tripadvisor reviews on The Opal have been negative, which is my main motivation to write this review. I stayed here along with a friend in a two-bed room for 3 nights, and found it had comfort (decent size beds with comfy pillows), really good value for money (we each had to pay $206 total for 3 nights... More 

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TonyF-OpalGM, General Manager at The Opal San Francisco, responded to this review

Dear Dhinesh M, Thank you for choosing to stay with us here at The Opal Hotel San Francisco and for sharing such an honest and detailed account of your guest experience. Are you sure you're not a crafty professional travel writer in disguise? You have hit on a lot of the reasons on what many of our guests have also... More 

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Address: 1050 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109
Location: United States > California > San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Opal San Francisco 2.5*
Number of rooms: 167
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