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The Opal San Francisco

1050 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

I left two cartons of cigarette when I checked out, and the other day when I went back and ask them to see if they have found it and saved it for me, the lady who works there told me she did not found it without looking for it!!!!!!!!!! Also, she lied to me that she told me that the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My brother in law had booked two rooms in this hotel. He was given a comfortable room on the 4th floor and my kids and I were given room 112 on the first floor. The room had a musty smell and the hotel staff knows it since the bathroom window is left opened to help remove the moldy scent. There... More 

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Northbrook, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff at the front desk was helpful and friendly at every encounter. That's the plus. Otherwise the rooms are small and while the TVs are new, the rooms' decor is nothing special and the bathrooms need an update to be worth the price. The neighborhood's mixed. It's not a far walk to downtown and several sights, but you will... More 

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

Dear SkSogang, I'm glad you found our front desk staff helpful and friendly at every encounter. We take pride in being able to assist our guest the best way we can. Our neighborhood in San Francisco is very busy and full of activity typically associated with being in a big city. Some areas are indeed more inviting than others. But... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a 3 day reservation and only lasted 2 nights before checking out. The room is small and needs to be refurbished - carpet, bed sheets, etc. Natural lighting was poor. Free breakfast was mediocre. On a positive note, the hotel staff were very friendly and professional.

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

Dear Eric S, Thank you for giving our a hotel a try and for your honest feedback. I'm delighted to know that our hotel staff were very friendly and professional with you. We all try our best. Our rooms do vary slightly in size as well as the amount of natural lighting that comes through in some of them. I'm... More 

Gatineau, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We received a good service from all staff members and the price was sort of affordable for San Francisco. The room are big and clean (we had a suite) but would need a refresh look. WIFI was ok and the breakfast simple (No meet or eggs).

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

Dear Alain G, I was happy to hear that you found us to be affordable (not an easy thing to be in San Francisco!) while offering big and clean rooms with good service from all staff members. It was our pleasure to serve you. Please consider us again when you come back to visit the U.S. and San Francisco. Best... More 

KY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wife n I stayed for 4 nights. Good location for various sight seeing. Close to Calif. St. cable car and bus stops. Mel's Diner next door was decent to good+. Breakfast was very basic. Bed in room 509 was best I remember having, tho room small and basic. Very clean hotel it seemed. Busy hotel when we stayed 8/15 and... More 

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

Dear cookok, Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences with us. It was good to know you had a pleasant experience and were very comfortable resting on our hotel bed. It was a pleasure to have served you. We hope you are able to visit San Francisco and us again real soon. Best regards, Tony Fernandez General... More 

Southampton, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family (two brothers and father) and I stayed at this hotel for three night during the San Francisco segment of our trip to California. I'll review this hotel by summarizing our experience here. First of all, we couldn't get two standard rooms right next to each other. I get that July is peak season, but were they seriously that... More 

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

Dear Ethan K, Thank you for your honest feedback. We truly appreciate learning from our guest how their experience was during their stay. Unlike many other hotels in our area, we are fortunate enough to be able to offer on-site self-parking to all our guest. However one can get easily turned around upon, especially between our lower building parking garage... More 

Eudora, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family of 6 traveled to SF to see the sites and experience the city. The room wasn't the newest we've stayed in, but worked for us. The price was affordable for our large family, the rooms were clean and the staff was very accommodating. Mel's Diner, which is connected to the motel, gave us a place to have a... More 

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

Dear Cara M, It was good to learn that you felt we were affordable (very hard to be in San Francisco) and our room was clean for your large family while our staff was accommodating. We are grateful for your stay with us. I'm glad you had a nice family getaway to San Francisco. It's important to be able to... More 

Orlando, Florida
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29 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A dictionary defines opal as a gemstone noted for its iridescence. The Opal certainly is a gem of a hotel noted for its reasonable prices in a horribly expensive city, the reason I chose this hotel. I used an online booking service that did not identify the name or address, only the general area in which it is located. What... More 

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Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Super location. Buses outside the door or on the next block to bring you wherever you need to go for 2.25. Lots of good restaurants and bars in the area. Hotel clean. Staff friendly. Only downside is breakfast - it is fine for one morning but if you are staying more than that you may just make use of the... More 

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