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“Wonderful stay for a week” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Inn at the Opera
Ranked #100 of 230 Hotels in San Francisco
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Wellington, New Zealand
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful stay for a week”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013

We stayed here for a week and everything was great. The staff were all really nice and helpful. They were very friendly as well, and had a sense of humour. The room was excellent, clean and full service daily. Breakfast was included, and it was all fresh seasonal fruits and baked products. We used a bus pass and found the transport system close by and frequent. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Inwood, West Virginia
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69 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013

My husband and I stayed for a week at the Inn at the Opera in San Francisco recently. The folks who work there are very nice and accommodating. Even though we had an interior bedroom, it was cozy, clean and safe. Actually, staying at the Inn felt like staying at a close relatives home! Breakfast is served at 7AM and there is valet service for your car. We were given a room on the second floor, so we didn't have to use the small, old fashi We would love to come back but might never get lucky again as we got the Inn through a time share switch. Enjoyed our stay very much. Thank you, Inn at the Opera.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 631BarbaraM
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Carmichael, CA
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013

My family (2 adults, 2 small children) stayed here in March and we really enjoyed our stay. The personnel were all very professional and friendly. They gave us great ideas for activities and sightseeing in the area, including bus lines and trolley cars to take. The location was great, next to the Opera House and a short walk to the bus lines, shopping and the main trolley car station. The hotel itself had a warm, homey, and comfortable feel to it, not the typical mega-resort that we've stayed at in the past. If you are looking for a hotel with the mega-resort facilities like fitness facilities, spa amenities, childcare, swimming pool, etc you won't find it here but we didn't stay here to hang out at the hotel - we wanted to see San Francisco! We stayed in one of the suites that had a kitchenette and separate living room with a queen sized pull out sofa bed for our children. The kitchenette was great to be able to make lunch and warm up bottles for the little one. And the continental breakfast was very good! Would highly recommend.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AmyFromSacramento
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San Francisco
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013

We had a five night break at the Inn at the Opera before joining a cruise . The hotel was in a good district with a good choice of excellent restaurants nearby . Staff were extremely helpful in giving advice on how to get around , free continental breakfast was a bonus . Enjoyed our stay there very much would recommend this hotel to friends

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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University Place, Washington
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2013

This small hotel is conveniently located to explore San Francisco. The room I stayed in was on the 6th floor (a ballet room), and very small but had everything I needed. It was very quiet. People comment on the old fashioned, small elevator, but I never had a long wait for it. Although it is close to public transportation, you do have to walk thru some sketchy areas to get to some transit.

I highly recommend the free (donation appreciated) city guides walking tours (SFcityguides.org). They have numerous walking tours of various areas and the guides are very knowledgeable and you can tell they really enjoy showing people their city. The street cars and busses are very easy to use, you really don't need, or want to have, a car if you are staying in the city, and many areas are walkable from the hotel (20-30 minutes to Union Square, Alamo Park (painted ladies), just a few minutes to the ballet/symphony/jazz venues and the Hayes valley with many shops and cafes or restaurants.

The hotel does have a small lobby and a restaurant but other than that no common areas or outdoor spaces to relax.

If your goal is to see San Francisco, this is a good home base.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank sandi s
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Portland, Oregon
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31 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2013

We used Expedia to book a trip to San Francisco for spring break and chose Inn at the Opera based on TripAdvisor reviews. It was a good decision. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. We got there early in the day at about 9:30 and they said they would have a room for us about 11am and would call us when it was ready. We left our bags and toured the Hayes Valley neighborhood and returned around 11:30 to find our room ready for us.

We had a back rooon the 7th floor. It was very small, but nicely appointed and had two windows which made it seem larger.

The bed had a nice firm mattress and we enjoyed sleeping on it. In the morning we had a great continental breakfast in the restaurant on the first floor. The wait staff was again very friendly. We were surprised to find a slip on our table on which to charge a tip to our room. This was the first time we had ever seen this. We used cash, however, although we didn't observe others tipping.

The bed was made up each night and pieces of chocolate were there for our pleasure. The room also had a small refrigerator and microwave as well as a coffee maker.

All in all it was a great stay and will return in the future.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank werthmeister
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Los Angeles, California
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50 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013

What you can normally expect from a Hotwire booking is the crappiest room with the crappiest view and lackluster attention from the hotel staff... because they think you're cheap and probably won't tip very well. When my wife and I checked in, I was expecting a reception in accordance with these expectations. What we got instead was an incredibly cheerful and helpful staff. The bellman/valet saw us when we drove up, and, before I could even begin the check-in process, he approached and said, "if you're trying to park on the street instead of paying for our parking, I'll be able to hold a spot for you until after you've checked in." I was stunned by his consideration. I graciously accepted his generosity, as overnight parking was something like $28. The check-in clerk couldn't have been more polite. When I asked if we could get a room with a view, instead of reminding us that we'd booked on Hotwire and had to accept what they were willing to give us (as most hotels do surprisingly enough), she accommodated our request. After checking in, I then stepped back outside, and the bellman was standing off the curb about 20 yards down the street waving other drivers away from the spot he was guarding for us. Wow! When I pulled the car into the spot he was holding for me, the bellman then made sure that I removed all valuables from my car. He told me the one downside to parking on the street is that cars do get broken in to from time to time, but he also said he's never had a car get broken in to that didn't have anything of value inside. Everything about this particular hotel stay was wonderful. The room was beautifully appointed, very comfortable, and the breakfast the next morning was way beyond the "continental" we thought we were getting. I guess, technically, it was a continental breakfast, but the selection of items and the quality of teas was beyond any continental breakfast we'd ever had. All in all, this was a great kick-off to the three days we were planning on spending in wine country. This hotel is a great value and is run extraordinarily well.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank BigDBill
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SeanPierson, Manager at Inn at the Opera, responded to this review, March 26, 2013
Thank you very much for the kind words about your stay and the staff here at the Inn at the Opera. I am very pleased that you were well taken care of. Please visit us again soon!
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Property: Inn at the Opera
Address: 333 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Hayes Valley
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#56 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#63 Green Hotel in San Francisco
#70 Business 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 Civic Center area of San Francisco and features a prime location with a European-style, bed and breakfast ambiance where performing arts lovers and artists converge. Located just steps away from many venues including the Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco Opera, San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center and the SF Jazz Center, the Inn at the Opera is your gateway to all the finest cultural activities that San Francisco has to offer. Relax in elegantly appointed rooms that are tastefully decorated with antique European furnishings and includes high speed Internet access. Enjoy our daily continental breakfast, served 7:00am - 10:00am, and includes fresh fruit, bagels, muffins, croissants, cereals, juices and coffee. For your convenience, limited valet parking is available (based on availability), at a cost of $31.92 (includes tax), per 24 hour period, and is available from 7:00am - 11:00pm with in and out privileges during those hours. For an unforgettable dining experience or pre/post show drinks, located inside the hotel is Pläj Restaurant (pronounced Play). Recognized as one of San Francisco's best, Pläj is a celebration of local and seasonal ingredients, inspired by the rustic flavors and simple elegance of Scandinavian cuisine. Reservations are highly recommended. ... more   less 
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