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Horsham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our family of 5 (2 parents and 3 teenagers) stayed here a few days ago. The staff were friendly and the room was clean and secure. Breakfast was fairly basic but plentiful and my kids loved it. It's a bit of a walk down into central SF but totally doable. I really liked the old 1920's decor of the hotel... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived at the hotel around noon very weary after a long flight from Australia. A smiling Sandra welcomed us and said she'd see what she could do about getting us into a room earlier than 3pm check-in time. Indeed, it was our lucky day! By 1pm, we were very happily ensconced in a stylish, comfortable refurbed room in a... More 

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Breda, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spend a couple of nights at the Opal. We rooms aren't big as well as the beds, but if you visit SF who wants to spend time in his room? If you have loud upstairs neighbors it can be unpleasant. The breakfast room is too small for all guests and people have their breakfast in the lobby as well.... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a very good start - we arrived late about 11pm and the front desk told us they had cancelled the booking as the credit card details had been declined. Rather odd considering it was the same as the one used the day before. Possibly they thought we weren't coming even though I had emailed with that very advice. Never... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for the first week of August 2016. I'm writing this review from the very pleasant and comfortable lobby of the Opal so as not to disturb my wife and daughter who went to bed early. With a 4 yr old in tow we would normally stay at a more expensive hotel but came here on vacation with... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rooms are kinda cheap, facilities are decent, but the staff really try their absolute hardest to make up for what the hotel lacks. I would recommend it as a budget stay. Its in a safe area and with all the hotels in San Fran being so small i guess the place is not so bad.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Opal is a place you choose for convenience not for its swank appointments or charming neighborhood. It has good self parking but also the 38R bus stops at O'Farrell toward Union Square . Return via Geary. Rooms are plain but comfortable. The bathroom fittings in my room were odd. The toilet roll was on the other side of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The opal is a neat city location near bus stops to get around San Francisco. Wifi is good. Breakfast is simple but all you can eat and served from 6:30am to 10. The breakfast room is small so places to sit can be an issue during 'Rush hour'. There are tonnes of places to eat nearby but this part of... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its a fine hotel and a good location. It is a good value for the area. However, I wouldn't expect much! The free breakfast is nice, but other than that, I couldn't wait to get out of there. The rooms are stuffy, smell moldy and have some VERY outdated decor. Weird pictures on the walls, crusty blankets and super uncomfortable,... More 

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Oakland, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stay here because it had on site parking, at a cost. But you can go in and out with the vehicle without an extra fee. As my title states " old style" Hotel, rooms are clean, lifts are small and slow, most of the time we would walk the stairs. Breakfast doesn't have a microwave for hotel users. No coffee... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about The Opal San Francisco

Address: 1050 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109-6934
Location: United States > California > San Francisco
Price Range: $126 - $485 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Opal San Francisco 2.5*
Number of rooms: 167
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