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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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3 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Tampa, Florida, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The Area was iffy with lots of homeless. Worried at first, but hotel was kept pretty secure. The Staff was friendly and helpful. The Rooms were older but kept very clean and had Daily housekeeping with fresh towels. Nice breakfast and wine social. The free wifi was very weak.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had to stay at a hotel for a few days even though we live in San Francisco. We'd seen the Opal many times but knew nothing about it except that it was conveniently located for our needs. We were surprised to find that, though simple and not luxurious, it was comfortable and friendly. From the number of European tourists... More

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Eureka, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed two nights at the Opal hotel. This is about our third time staying there. While the location is good that about the only positive thing I can say about the Opal Hotel. Very small room and way too much money for what you get. My wife is in a wheel chair and there are about eight steps to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was a little apprehensive pulling up to the hotel because it was not what I expected but once inside, the wonderful staff put me at ease. My room was a nice size and cleaned daily. The continental breakfast helped our budget. The front desk answered all our questions and gave great suggestions. Again as my mother would say, don't... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Opal met our expectations and more. Perhaps after reading all the reviews on how terrible it was, we were not expecting much! We had the large superior room on the 5th floor at the back, and this had 2 queen beds with a double pull out bed - fitted our family of 5 well. It was quiet from the... More

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Singapore River, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although an older hotel, we had newly refurbished room, two double beds, big enough for 2 teenagers, + M&D. Comfortable stay, interesting location. Breakfast OK but crowded Go to Tommy Joynt over road for great food & experience. Also deco movie theatre next door. Top attractions were 1) Cable car - awesome, 2) bay cruise GG bridge + Alcatraz 3)... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at the hotel for 11 nights for a business trip. It was okay to begin with, I would only stay during the evenings. My first observation was that the breakfast selection was pretty poor but that was about it. It just went from okay to worse. On my last night stay, my pyjamas disappeared from my room and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lobby was beautiful and unexpected. It was a very old building with character. We stayed 2 nights and found the room a little cramped for 4 but still very nice. Someone on our floor was smoking in their room and after we and other complained, they comped us a free day of parking. The hotel was not far from... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lobby is cute and it is nice to know the doors to get into the hotel itself are locked unless you have a key. The room was a decent size for just two people but the carpets were stained and it was virtually impossible to sleep. You can hear everything from the streets as if you were down there... More

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

Dear Amanda H, Thank you for your feedback! We sincerely apologize for the issues you encountered during your stay with us. If you could, please contact me at jhung@theopalsf.com, and let me know the room number of the room you stayed in so that we can thoroughly investigate the issues you mentioned. Thank you again for choosing The Opal for... More

Lakeport, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Opal is an old hotel with lots of charm. The staff is friendly, welcoming, and always ready to help with your requests. The rooms are clean and well kept. The beds are comfortable. Even though it's located on two very busy streets, the rooms are quiet. One of the things that makes this hotel a gem is it's convenience.... More

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

Dear SuzieQ1971, Thank you for your review! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and found our staff to be welcoming and friendly. We are an older hotel, as you mentioned, but we try to make up for our lack of some of the modern amenities by giving outstanding service, and by providing a great value for... 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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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
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