Although the building is historic and gorgeous I was extremely disappointed.
I had a very uneasy feeling as I waited to be buzzed in to the hotel to check in. The front desk only had one person working (Carlos) who was fabulous but he was on a call and there were several people waiting. Once he was finally able to check me in I was disappointed again when I was told I would have to find public parking somewhere. I complained a bit about it and all of a sudden the full parking had a parking stall available... at the cost of 35 dollars. I see everyone else saying they got it cheap... i did not get it cheap it was very expensive, so to pay an additional 35 for parking was a tad annoying. The breakfast was awful.. worst continental I have ever seen. Mel's drive in attached to the hotel though served up some excellent food and great ambience. It is located rather close to everything but not quite in the fishermans wharf like I had requested from hotels.com. So that was disappointing, especially as we walked past so many other hotels closer to where we wanted to be! The pillows were old and dead and we feared bed bugs, the sheets are old and dead and wearing thing. It was not a comfortable home away from home feeling. The oldness of the hotel definitely suits the age of the hotel, but does not create a comfortable ambience by any means. The staff although not enough of them were fabulous with answering questions and assisting with things.
I will not stay here again, but if you dont care about comfort price or breakfast then it will do.
- 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 limited onsite gated parking (for $41/tax per night), on-site ATM, ice machine, vending machines, and dry cleaning/laundry services. A shuttle from the hotel to the airport is provided for a surcharge (available on request). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Opal San Francisco Hotel San Francisco
- Opal Hotel San Francisco
- Opal San Francisco