My partner and I stayed in one of the Symphony Suites for 9 nights this month and very much enjoyed our stay. We chose it after reading all the great reviews on this site.
The suite was spacious, clean and comfortable, with plenty of storage space. We found the kitchenette very handy - being able to get take-out and bring it back to save money on eating out. We had a "go green" package so it wasn't fully serviced each day but we always had clean towels and coffee, etc was replaced as it was used.
It was nice to have opening windows. While there is no air conditioning, the ceiling fan in the bedroom was almost silent and made for comfortable sleeping. As with any hotel in a big city, there is always noise of some kind at night but in general we found it very quiet (and I'm a light sleeper).
The continental breakfast (included in the room rate) was excellent, with a variety of options to suit most people. The cookies at reception from 3pm are recommended but get in quick because they're popular!
All the staff are very friendly and cannot do enough to help. They make the hotel as good as it is.
While the hotel is not close to the key "tourist" areas, there are bus stops close by, at least 1 bus tour company stops directly outside and the staff at reception were always more than happy to call cabs for us. It does pay to be aware that the undesirable Tenderloin district is close by but we found walking quite safe during the day.
There are loads of great eateries close by in Hayes St and many markets and cafes within easy walking distance. There is also a great Farmer's Market close by, which operates on Wednesdays and Sundays. We didn't eat in the Plaj restaurant but it seems very popular.
The only tiny down side is that the elevator is very small and slow but, unless you're taking luggage up or down, there are only a maximum of 6 flights of stairs.
Thank you to the staff for making our stay fantastic.
- Also Known As:
- Inn At The Opera Hotel San Francisco
- Inn At The Opera Hotel
- Hotel At The Opera
- At The Opera Hotel
- Inn Opera
- 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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