We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Opal San Francisco

2.5 of 5 1050 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109
Best prices for -
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
The Opal San Francisco
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
The Opal San Francisco
Write a Review

743 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    84
    365
    190
    55
    49
See reviews for
158
229
66
72
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (82)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (743)
  • Mar-May only
    (143)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (220)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (233)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (147)
All months
There are newer reviews for The Opal San Francisco
See the most recent reviews
Quezon City, Philippines
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
16 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Having stayed at The Opal Hotel for two nights, I could vouch for the genuine and sincere service from its staff. They are very helpful and would always take the time to give out information most travelers would need. I also stayed in one of their newly-renovated Room 505 and It was a delight to wake up in such a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New York City, New York
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

San Francisco is an expensive town to visit, note that the Opal is a basic hotel, we paid an average of $219 per night. Good location for buses. We thought the breakfast is terrible: paperplates, cold food, not geared toward healthy eating, not even milk for the coffee, cold eggs, sugary yogurt. It is located at the edge of the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Apex, North Carolina, United States
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I had no idea how expensive it can be to stay anywhere in San Francisco until we traveled there. This hotel is not in the best part of town but it's still not as bad as one would think. They charge you for parking (they pretty much do that at all the hotels even if your room is over $200)... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The Opal was the best we could afford at the time, since SF is expensive, but it didn't disappoint. The staff were helpful and friendly, the room was basic, but clean and perfectly serviceable. The breakfast which is served in a room on the ground floor is filling and tasty. The Tenderloin isn't a pretty place when the sun goes... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Stayed there for 2 night in August of 2014. The location is A- (not too close but still 20 min walking distance to Union Sq. and Moscone Ctr.) The breakfast was pretty good and very convenient. The room was clean, the bed was comfortable, the room was facing the yard so not much noise from the street. They offer parking:... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Gainesville, Florida
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Ahhh-- how to say this. It was affordable, in central location in SF. That being said, unbelievably noisy every night after 3 am or so, trash trucks make incredible noise . You will wake up every hour until you give up or fall back to sleep around 5:30. Wifi undependable. OK continental breakfast. Plan to take a taxi after dark.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Barrie, Canada
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
10 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I stayed here for two nights in August of 2014, it is about as average of a hotel as you can get. The absolute most important thing to know about it, is that it is very close to a sketchy and potentially dangerous part of SF know as the Tenderloin. The hotel itself is safe (lots of car dealerships etc.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We stumbled on to this hotel by accident. What a pleasant surprise it turned out to be. Though our stay was short, we liked it very much cos the staff took great care of us , especially Mr Peter . He was the night manager . The room was clean and spacious. It was very quiet at night. I would... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Minneapolis
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Stayed here for two nights at the end of our trip. Nice clean hotel although the room linens are dated. Very friendly staff. Light continental breakfast included which is not common in the area. Attached to a restaurant which was nice. On site parking is worth it.

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to The Opal San Francisco? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Opal San Francisco

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
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Orbitz, Cheap Tickets, HotelTravel.com, Hotels.com, Despegar.com, Agoda, Booking.com, TripOnline SA and Tingo so you can book your The Opal San Francisco reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Opal San Francisco Hotel San Francisco
Opal Hotel San Francisco
Opal San Francisco

283 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (71)
Viewed
Bathroom (6)
Viewed
Room/suite (26)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (12)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (2)
Viewed
View from room (5)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (19)

Expert photos: Taken by TripAdvisor travel experts

Viewed
All expert photos (195)
Viewed
Amenities (7)
Viewed
Double Double Room (22)
Viewed
King Room (23)
Viewed
King Room (with City Views) (32)
Viewed
Queen Room (27)
Viewed
Superior Suite (25)
Viewed
Superior Suite (with City Views) (31)
Viewed
The Hotel (28)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (18)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (10)
Viewed
Room/suite (3)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (4)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay