My wife and I have stayed here multiple times. I previously lived in San Francisco and know it well. We love this location because we come to San Francisco to see the ballet and its not even a half block away. Opera is also performed in the same venue I believe.
For those who live in the suburbs or country you may find there are noises that you aren't used to. Its just the sounds of life in the big city. We never have found any particularly loud or obtrusive but YMMV.
Yes the elevator is old and little slow as many are in San Francisco, but a little patience goes a long way. You might opt for a lower level room and use the stairs but we prefer the highest floor and prefer the suites as they have 2 bathrooms, a separate room that feels like a family room, and a kitchen and entry area. They don't cost that much more either. Just check it out and see if it works for you.
Breakfast is a more relaxed affair and is in the European style. No one will leave hungry. And its included in the price. Be sure to ask when making your reservations.
Be warned. This hotel is becoming very popular as it offers real value and has a cozy boutique feel to it. Make your reservations early or you may be disappointed, especially during peak times. Peak times at this hotel tend to revolve more around cultural events rather than the normal tourist season.
In summary I would like to say we love this hotel. It has a slower and more relaxed feel to it. I have observed the clientele tends to be a little older as well. LIke an older comfortable shoe it just feels good. Its not fancy or pretentious, but it is clean and well run and in a fantastic location if you are in SF for some cultural event close by.
The front desk is also very helpful and can easily arrange to provide private transportation to pick you up at the airport, at your own expense of course. It certainly works well for us.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Inn at the Opera is located in the heart of San Francisco features a prime location and a luxurious, French-style ambiance where performing arts lovers and artists converge. Relax in elegantly appointed suites that are tastefully decorated with antique European furnishings, high speed Internet access, lovely plush robes in all rooms and daily continental breakfast. Located just steps away from the city's Civic Center, the San Francisco War Memorial Opera House, the California Supreme Court, and Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall, the Inn at the Opera is your gateway to all the finest cultural activities San Francisco has to offer. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Inn At The Opera Hotel San Francisco
- Hotel At The Opera
- At The Opera Hotel