GOOD: Rooms were nice and spacious, beds extremely comfy! Mel's Diner is connected right to the lobby so you dont have to know your way around San Francisco in order to get good food. Also Tommy's Joynt across the street is DELICIOUS! I felt safe enough, especially being from out of town. Bus stop right next to the hotel made it easier for my group to commute down to the Warf.
BAD: Parking was horrible! Already paying steep prices for the rooms, now I have to add $25+ for parking A DAY! Some of the staff at the front desk were not helpful, but some were. Fortunately I was able to find my way around on my own.
UGLY: Polk street (street located right behind hotel) is not a safe place to be at night. It has some of the BEST hole-in-the-wall eaterys I have been to but in order to get to those places, you have to pass people sleeping on the walkways and guys asking for change at almost every intersection (this is only at night).
But if you're just looking for a place to lay your head after a weary day of sight-seeing, I would defiently recommed The Opal. It's about a 3 minute drive from the Warf and is right on Van Ness which is the life line (so it seems) of San Francisco. It fits perfectly in a "3 out of 5" rating.
- 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