Centrally located in the heart of Tenderloin district was this comfortable hotel. The hotel itself was fine - the staff were top notch, very helpful and always happy to help out with advice. The decor was dated but that is the theme of the hotel, it's not 5 star so do not expect this. Overall the room was ok, quite small - queen sized bed which was firm, pillows that were hard, bathroom that was small but was sufficient to clean yourself and do what is needed in a bathroom. TV channels were sufficient and a laundry room to clean clothes ($4.50 to wash and dry)
Overall the hotel was good enough to stay but an updated bed and pillows would help out a lot. We had to endure a night of noisy neighbours in the room next door which sucked but that could happen in any room in any price range hotel.
Onto the location and area - if you are afraid of homeless/druggies then i suggest stay in another area, it's not the best, homeless all around the accent streets. My advice, but a 49ers/raiders cap, walk with a "don't f%$# with me attitude" and avoid looking like a tourist and avoid engaging in any conversations, just blank them or give the thumbs up, or catch a cab right outside the hotel to your destination and avoid the side streets walking down to the civic centre (geary & ellis) then you'll be right. Yes it is in your face but stay away at night and you'll be fine. I'd rate the hotel a 7/10 and staff 10/10 - area 2/10 - hope this helps you all out.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Opal San Francisco is in the heart of San Francisco, walking distance to Union Square, Chinatown, Civic Center, and more! This family-friendly hotel is close to Union Square and Lombard Street. Make yourself at home in one of the 167 air-conditioned rooms featuring iPod docking stations and LED televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with bathtubs or showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include desks and irons/ironing boards, as well as phones with free local calls. Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a fitness center, or other amenities including complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services. This hotel also features tour/ticket assistance and assistance with planning your day. Satisfy your appetite at the Mel's Diner, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or grab a snack at the many nearby restaurants. Featured amenities include a computer station, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. A shuttle from the hotel to the airport is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Opal San Francisco Hotel San Francisco
- Opal Hotel San Francisco
- Opal San Francisco