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The Opal San Francisco Hotel

1050 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco Downtown, San Francisco (CA), United States 94109 (Show on map)

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Good 7.2
based on 24 reviews

"Location, breakfast, and service are good...."

  • Zhang, China
  • March 7, 2015
  • Area: San Francisco Downtown
  • Rooms : 164

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Room Types
Queen Room
Queen Room
King Room
Deluxe Queen Room with Two Queen Beds
Double Room with Two Double Beds
Deluxe Queen Room with Two Queen Beds
Double Room with Two Double Beds
King Room


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Features of The Opal San Francisco Hotel

business center

car park



facilities for disabled guests

family room

laundry service


shuttle service

Sports and Recreation

fitness center


Wi-Fi in public areas


car park


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For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of San Francisco (CA), The Opal San Francisco Hotel is the perfect choice. With its location just 1.1 Miles from the city center and 14.6 Miles from the airport, this 3-star hotel attracts numerous travelers each year. A well-kempt environment and its proximity to Mitchell Brothers O’Farrell Theater, Great American Music Hall, First Unitarian Church give to this hotel a special charm.

At The Opal San Francisco Hotel, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. While lodging at this wonderful property, guests can enjoy facilities for disabled guests, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park, business center, family room.

Experience high quality room facilities during your stay here. Some rooms include internet access – wireless (complimentary), air conditioning, desk, fan, satellite/cable TV, provided to help guests recharge after a long day. The hotel offers many unique recreational opportunities such as fitness center. With an ideal location and facilities to match, The Opal San Francisco Hotel hits the spot in many ways.
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Children and extra beds:
Children 0-17 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.

Check-In From
03:00 PM

Check-Out Until
12:00 PM

Distance from City Center
1.1 Miles

Distance to Airport
14.6 Miles

Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors

Number of Rooms

Parking Fee (per day)
30 USD

Time to Airport (Minutes)

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Chol Y. Business travelers South Korea, April 1, 2015
small tiny room without view

small room, without view,
It's small room for us. Too small. And without view and near elevator. Thank you for kindness.
Zhang X. Solo travelers China, March 7, 2015
It's a little expensive.

Location, breakfast, and service are good.
Conrad M. Business travelers India, February 11, 2015
Happy to have chosen the hotel

Good location, great staff, wine n cheese every Tuesday evening in the lobby
Overall it was good. Location quite central, not too far away from union square, has a fair share of entertainment n restaurants n massage parlours. Very helpful staff in Manish. Room was okay as it wasn't in the main building. Seemed that earlier it may have been a motel now converted to a hotel. Was a very basic room. For $200 a night I expected much better. Breakfast was basic as well.
Cearna H. Couples New Zealand, February 1, 2015
strange behaviour

price, retro decor, filter coffee on tap
A couple negatives - we booked a tour at the desk, he stuffed up the price and the tour company. The shower took 15 minutes to heat up. The breakfast was below average. They vacuumed at 9pm when we were trying to sleep and the area is rough but thats where we chose to book so cant complain there haha!!
Hector E. Business travelers Mexico, December 20, 2014
No too bad

room comfort and size
Considering that hotels in San Francisco are well known for their poor services and expensive rates, we can say that the Opal Hotel is a good option. The rooms are big and clean. The breakfast better than in others. The only issue is its location, a little bit far from Union Square (20-25 min walk).
Achille D. Solo travelers Belgium, November 1, 2014
Good value for money

Location, price, comfort & clean
If your looking for value for money The Opal is a good choice. Well situated public transport makes it possible to easily reach all main attractions in San Francisco. If you have a car the inconvenience is that it's a hassle to find a cheap parking space, the nearest public parking is just next to the hotel however costs 26 USD for one day. The hotel it self is old style and needs refurbishing, however the comfort is still OK, the staff is friendly and helpful, the rooms are clean. The breakfast served is simple and after a few days you'll be more than happy to go have breakfast at Mell's Drive In, an old style diner which has a direct access from the hotel. The neighborhood is clean and looks safe, movie theaters are just the building next to the hotel and a small late night grocery shop is a few hundred meters from the hotel.
David P. Families with older children New Zealand, July 12, 2014
Value for money

location, staff, breakfast
Although an older hotel, we had newly refurbished room, two double beds, big enough for 2 teenagers, + M&D. Comfortable stay, intersting location. Breakfast OK but crowded Go to Tommy Joynt over road for great food & experience. Also deco movie theatre next door. Top attractions were 1) Cable car - awesome, 2) bay cruise GG bridge + Alcatraz 3) Magician Peter Morrison (v.close to hotel) 4) Lombard st. 5) Ferry to Sausalito for lunch at Scoma's Get 3 day Muni pass for transport - bus, cable car etc. very easy to get around Biggest disappoint Science museum, U$125 for family of 4 - v.small, no compare to big (free) Brit museums Also did coach trip Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Vegas - do it!!
Tu S. Business travelers China, June 22, 2014
a suite with a king size bed and a sofa bed

locker service, location, clean
We booked a double room with two beds. What's surprised us is it turned to be a suit ewith a king size bed in the bedroom, and a sofa bed in the living room. Hard to commend. More space but less comforts, especially the sofa bed feels teribble.
Roman P. Business travelers Ukraine, May 27, 2014
Not bad

Good location, breakfast, clean and accurate
Everything was good. Parking is not free though.
Lay H. Families with older children Singapore, May 14, 2014
Comfortable room, location is ok

Quiet, big room and good location
As just stay one night there before heading to Napa valley, location was great as Hertz car rental is just a street away A lot of eatery nearby, so is pretty easy to get around with car Breakfast was given as complimentary but rather simple and basic
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Customers like this hotel for:
Nearest transport:
  • Civic Center Subway Station (0.9 Km / 11 min walk)
Area recommended for:
  • restaurants
  • shopping
  • sightseeing
Distance to airport:
  • San Francisco International Airport (18.9 Km)
Customer comments:
  • "Friendly staff" , "Good location" , "Good value"
Top attractions in the area:
  • Cathedral of St Mary of the Assumption (0.5 Km / 6 min walk)
  • Cable Cars (0.7 Km / 9 min walk)
  • Union Square (1.1 Km / 14 min walk)
  • Powell Street Cable-Car Turnaround (1.1 Km / 14 min walk)
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