We stayed at the Inn at the Opera July 3-8 for a long weekend. There was a bit of snafu with our reservations- we'd booked through our timeshare company and they'd accidentally triplicated our reservation! Since it was just my mother and me, we opted to take 2 of the rooms and release the 3rd room so the hotel could book another guest last min.
The rooms are very small but that is to be expected in SF. The hotel is literally across the street from the Opera and about a block and a half from the bus that will take you to Fisherman's Warf or Pier 39. About 3 blocks away, in the opposite direction you can pick up the F-line and or a bus that will take you through the Haight or to Golden Gate Park.
We felt the location was a perfect spot to be near everything, yet just far enough outside touristy area so the cost was still reasonable.
The service at this hotel was FANTASTIC! Because it's a timeshare location that does not have a kitchen (there are kitchenettes in all the rooms) or a restaurant, they offer a continental breakfast every morning. This consisted of muffins, bagels, English muffins, fruit, cottage cheese, yogurt, hard boiled eggs, and assorted drinks. It was so perfect! We ate breakfast everyday and took a muffin to-go to eat later.
Some other reviewers complained about the lack of air conditioning and/or noise. This did not bother us at all. I actually had to sleep with the window closed because it was so cool at night. I found that be leaving my window open during the day it aired out and by the time I was ready for bed the room was comfortable. The noise isn't terrible. If you are a light sleeper you might as for a room on the back end of the hotel (mines was on the front end right off the street). I sleep with a rain machine app going on my phone typically, so it ended up drowning out any ambient street noise.
The only "issue" we experienced- that wasn't even a huge deal was the elevator. We were on the 4th floor and the elevator was out of service daily. The hotel staff was very prompt in getting it fixed, but a couple times I witnessed older couples that were seriously judging whether or not they'd be able to make it up 5, 6, 7 flights of stairs so their rooms.
Overall we had an excellent time! The hotel staff was always extremely helpful when we need directions or suggestions on where to eat (Go eat at the Stinking Rose if you like garlic! So so so good!) May or not return to SF again, but if we did I would for sure seek a room at the Inn at the Opera!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Inn At The Opera Hotel San Francisco
- Hotel At The Opera
- At The Opera Hotel