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Inn at the Opera
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   333 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA 94102-4423 (Civic Center)   |  
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

I read some bad reviews about the place. Personally, we loved it. Even the woman on the plane said it was in a bad area. I preferred the area over downtown by the Hilton. We ended up switching hotels and going to the Hilton. Wayyyy too busy for me. Crowded and very....whatever. Anyway, the staff here are great. There's a guy...Dan I think his name is. Tall, thin college guy. Very personable, knowledgeable about the city, and a pleasure to speak with. I definitely recommend this place if you're going to be in the bay.

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We stayed at the Inn at the Opera as part of the Shell Vacations rentals. There were 3 of us in a 1 bedroom, 1 bath (two in the bed and one on a chair that pulled out into a twin bed like a futon.) Yes, it was cozy, but it was comfortable, clean and well-equipped. If you are the traveler that likes to spend time in your hotel room you might find it a bit cramped, but we spent our time out enjoying the city and only returned in the evening so it was perfect for our needs.

The hotel is only 1 block away from a major bus line connecting you to many of the sites and 3 blocks from the streetcar line that takes you downtown and to the Ferry building. We also easily took the bus to many of the great restaurants in the Mission district. It is on the edge of two very different neighborhoods - a few blocks over in one direction it was a little sketchy, but on the other side the Hayes Valley neighborhood was extremely walkable and filled with cute shops, restaurants, and a great park for drinking coffee and relaxing.

Every staff member we encountered at Inn at the Opera was friendly and approachable. They were incredibly helpful, from giving us directions to recommending favorite restaurants. The restaurant on the bottom floor featured upscale Scandinavian cuisine. We did not try the food, but they had some delicious craft cocktails!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

I would recommend this hotel based on the friendliness of the staff and location unless you want to be right in the middle of shopping or tourist attractions. It is a quieter spot in the city. The smallest room is really small. Be prepared for minimal room for luggage. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Arrived at the hotel after three pm and found on-the-street parking, but it was timed so valet parking is advisable. Check-in was completed with ease even though we had to wait for the room about fifteen minutes. The one bedroom deluxe was spacious and comfortable. The two bathrooms were spacious and appreciated for the two of us. The sitting area with a pullout queen bed had privacy doors, a closet area, and a tv. The room with the kitchenette was a nice gathering area. Would have preferred a king size bed in the bedroom, but the queen was of excellent quality and comfortable after a day of walking around the City. Great location and accessible to many interesting spots and local transportation.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Madison, Wisconsin
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

This was a perfect find for our party of 4 adults (late 50's/early 60's). This was our first time to SF and it was a great location for what we wanted to do. It is a little ways away from Union Square and Fisherman's wharf but that is what we liked about it. We had a small Ballet room...our friends had a room with a bedroom/sitting area. We loved that the rooms had a small kitchen area that was stocked with utensils. The staff was always very friendly and helpful. The included continental breakfast was great. The Hayes Valley area had many restaurants to choose from. This hotel does not have air conditioning as many others in SF do not. We asked for fan and one was brought up right away.

We would definitely stay at this hotel again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Erie, Pennsylvania
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11 hotel reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Inn at the Opera is one of three extremely well located hotel properties of Shell Vacations Club.
Close to the beautifully restored City Hall, the Opera, the Bill Graham Opera and also a nice close walk to the United Nations Plaza and the Bay Area Rapid Transit, which will scoot you right to the SF Airport or across the bay to Berkeley. Excellent well equipped rooms with small refrigerator and microwave, shampoos and lotions, comfortable robes. Customer service is extraordinary. Came in from east coast overnight, came to have them store my luggage until afternoon check in, and by 10 am they called me that they already would be able to put me in room. Stark contrast to experience at another locale in Florida, which held me to a non negotiable check in at posted 5 pm. Has fresh baked cookies in the afternoon, apples for snacks, and a nice breakfast and beverages in the morning. Everything about this place, I love.... even the cute little elevator that only holds 4 people. Helpful and happy staffers!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

everything was perfect .even the limo trip they arranged to the airport . The Inn at the Opera is one of the best places we've stayed in San Francisco .we enjoyed our trip to wine country .Jeffreys and the wait staff were amazing . check in and check out couldn't have been easier . local restaurants were excellent .

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 333 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA 94102-4423
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Civic Center
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#22 Best Value Hotel in San Francisco
#36 Green Hotel in San Francisco
#38 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#57 Family Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Inn at the Opera 3.5*
Number of rooms: 48
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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