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The Opal San Francisco

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1050 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109
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Ranked #114 of 236 hotels in San Francisco
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Suffern, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed at the Opal for 3 nights. We had a fantastic time in this city. One of the reasons our experience was so good was due to the expert advice from Ofelia who is very knowledgeable about San Francisco's attractions, restaurants and best tours. It was our 30th wedding anniversary and it was made memorable by... More

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Key West, Florida
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Opal was OK - Was here for 8 nights for vacation - Room was clean service was good - Room rate was good when you consider room rates in San Fran - The location of the hotel to attractions was great but, the area around the hotel is just SO-SO! - Homeless in San Fran is horrible and the... More

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Boxborough, Massachusetts, United States
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of four spent two nights here. On the positive side, rooms and hotel are clean, beds comfortable, central location great for public transportation. It's a short walk tio the California cable car line, twenty minute bus ride to Fisherman's Wharf, Union Square, Pacific Heights. On the negative side, the neighborhood is borderline, the breakfast is minimal, bathrooms had... More

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Dearborn Heights, Michigan
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My stay was in March 2014 - for two nights. While our group would have like rooms at least on the same floor, we were happy with the rooms. Clean, although tight quarters for three women in each room. We made do with it. The rooms were a little dated, but definitely not a "chain" hotel. Location was good -... More

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very reasonable place to stay location and price wise. Easy to walk to where you need to go. Found room cleaning service to be of the highest standard, our bathroom floor was actually vacuumed daily... They have an area for smokers in the back court yard away from front entrance. The staff were very helpful and informative. Mid week they... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We got a reasonable deal, but paid more than other cities during our holiday for a lot less. The rooms were spotless, the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The entrance still shows the impressive signs of a bygone era, But the rooms are tired and lack fridges, coffee making facilities etc. However the bedding was clean and we were... More

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Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent 2 nights at this hotel. The beds were comfortable and the bathroom clean. There was free wifi but the signal was weak in our room. The hotel is located near Union Square, just about a 20 minute walk. However, it is located at the dangerous Tendeloin area of San Francisco. The surrounding streets were smelly and dirty, and there... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent 4 nights here and it was a pretty decent stay albeit kind of pricey. But based on other reviews I've read about SF, the rates seemed par for the course. My biggest complaint was the smell in the hallways. It smelled like a hotel that just recently instituted a non-smoking ban. I don't really know what it was... More

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Jeng Chi H, General Manager at The Opal San Francisco, responded to this review

Dear Edgar312, Thank you for your review! We have not heard many complaints about the smell in our hallways, but we will investigate and see if any of the housekeeping chemicals we use are too harsh. Thank you for your feedback, and we are glad that our service exceeded your expectations. We look forward to your next visit to The... More

Toronto, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is located in the heart of the city, so it was easy for us to travel to various downtown attractions with buses and cable cars. The older gentleman that checked us in was super nice! He gave us a larger suite (free upgrade, woohoo!). I'm not sure about the other rooms, but this one had really high ceilings.... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During our recent trip, I ran the San Francisco Marathon. Our first few nights in SF, we paid the big bucks to stay at the Hyatt Embarcadero so I would be close to the start/finish line. Our stay at the Hyatt was not perfect . . . it was expensive, very noisy, and the area was of course touristy. The... 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*
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