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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 #113 of 236 hotels in San Francisco
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 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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San Francisco, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hotel looks nice and safe; their handling of an incident during my stay is however unacceptable to me as compared to the price I used their self-laundry service and some of my clothes had disappeared when I came back. I came several times to the front desk and I got 2 kinds of feedback: - the first 3 people... More

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We recently took a group of teenagers on their senior trip to San Francisco and had booked to stay at another inn. After reading some very disturbing reviews we went in search of another place to stay that was within the budget. The Opal was one of the few that came up with a reasonable price and good reviews. The... More

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

Dear Planner18950, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our San Francisco hotel! We enjoyed having your group stay with us and are glad you all enjoyed your visit to San Francisco. We hope you will consider us again for your next visit to the city! Thank you again! More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My friends and I stayed here for one night before heading out to wine country. This hotel is a great deal considering the location and the staff were friendly and helpful. But you get what you pay for. The rooms were cramped and a bit musty and there was no exhaust fan in the bathroom. The Opal delivered on my... More

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Opal is probably one of the best valued hotels in San Francisco. The central location is perfect for exploring the rest of the city; it's within walking distance of the BART, multiple bus lines, bike rentals, downtown, the pier, and countless interesting neighbourhoods. The hotel is older but classically beautiful and well-maintained. The continental breakfast features, bread, bagels, fruit... More

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The opal is centrally located and with the muni buses you can go anywhere from right outside there door. I recommend not renting a car and using the buses. The room was big and roomy and the beds very comfortable. Continental breakfast was just right to get the day started and saved money. The front doors were always secure but... More

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Cambria, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel was easy to find but the parking was ridiculous. We had to walk through the AMC Theater with our bags from the parking garage to get to Van Ness where the hotel was. The building is very old. As are all the furnishings in the room. Ok for one night but wouldn't stay again.

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Leavenworth, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great little hotel for business with family. Within 20 to 30 min walk to little Italy and China town. We loved the old world charm of this little gem. Parking fee is $ 30; average to below average tot this city. I will return to this hotel for business or R &R. Our stay was greaf

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Sharpsville, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I researched way too many hotels in SF for our visit. We selected the OPAL for a few nights and were very happy with the choice. The rooms are nice and clean, staff very friendly and exceptionally helpful. The location is a few miles from Fishermans Wharf, Pier 39, etc. It's not an easy walk, however there... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very old building, but location is not bad right on Van Ness Ave... Staff was mostly friendly. gym had free weights up to 40 and a single elliptical and a treadmill. Breakfast consisted of some muffins, yogurt, cut up fruit (tasted awful), coffee, orange and apple juice, white and whole wheat toasts and bagels. Rooms were very humid and had... More

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14 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

Not luxurious, but very nice and convenient with a good location and friendly staff. Nice old school feel lobby. The hotel is run very efficiently. We were upgraded to an executive suite which was huge, and made our stay a little more pleasant. Breakfast was adequate.

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Also Known As:
The Opal San Francisco Hotel
The Opal San Francisco Hotel San Francisco
Opal Hotel San Francisco
Opal San Francisco
Address: 1050 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109
Location: United States > California > San Francisco
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#100 Family Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Opal San Francisco 2.5*
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