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Orange, California
Reviewed 14 January 2012

We planned a trip for the Steeler/49er game in Dec. with my daughter's in-laws to be. We picked The Opal and got the thumbs up from friends who live in San Fran. We were all VERY HAPPY with our stay at The Opal. The breakfast was enough, but if you prefer a bigger breakfast there are great walking restaurant choices...

2Thank 25yrstime2travel
Pomona, CA
Reviewed 9 January 2012

Came to SF with some friends and was pleasantly surprised by this hotel. Located on the corner of Geary & Van Ness, with Mel's Diner attached & Tommy's Joint right across the street, so you have immediate access to food & alcohol. And if you like walking you can walk to Japan Center & Civic Center. Paid under $100 for...

1Thank Dineyanti
Concord, New Hampshire
Reviewed 8 January 2012

The staff at the Opal were very professional, courteous and also managed to be exceptionally approachable and friendly all in one fell swoop. It was a pleasure to meet and talk with Angela, Carlo, Brad, and all the others whose names are not mentioned. We were upgraded to a king size bed and this was at the end of a...

2Thank Colette46052
Hudson River Valley, New York
Reviewed 4 January 2012

Cool hotel. Central location. Even has a Mel's diner attached. The room was small but nice, bathroom worked properly, parking was fairly easy. But I got NO sleep. Oh my god, the locks on the doors are INSANE. When you put your key in, the lock emits a loud, high-pitched beep. Then there's a clunk as the lock disengages. Another...

5Thank Kafziel
Marsta, Sweden
Reviewed 27 December 2011

Good location.Breakfast was good and the front desk staff were very helpfull.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 26 December 2011

I stayed at The Opal Hotel for five days and everything was just great! When we first got in the room we were a little like....eesh, small and a little oldish.....but it was clean and just fine. Everyone at the front desk was over the top helpful. The breakfast was just fine. The location is great! Easy to get on...

1Thank Jennifer D
Reviewed 19 December 2011

I stayed in this lovely little hotel for 4 nights in September. The room was very nice. Not overly spacious but clean and very quite. Had a great nights sleep in there every night. The staff are very nice and helpful. I asked a girl the first day about tours and she spent about 20 mins going through the options....

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Reviewed 17 December 2011

Great location, friendly staff, good breakfast and free wifi. Close to transport.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
Reviewed 14 December 2011

We stayed at The Opal for 5 nights in early November. Initially, I was upset that even though I booked it through Hotwire, the rate we ended up with was the same as if we booked it on our own through any of the travel websites. My husband looked at the reviews from others and said that it was going...

1Thank Yelena M
Puerto Aventuras, Mexico
Reviewed 13 December 2011

This was my first time at the Opal although I travel to San Francisco frequently.The Opal has a European feel; a lovely lobby,and neat ,tastefully decorated rooms.It's walking distance to Union Square,a short cab ride, or a public bus can be boarded right out front.The atmosphere is refined and quiet with helpful,attentive staff.The price was very reasonable,and included a continental...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
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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 

Additional Information about The Opal San Francisco

Address: 1050 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109-6934
Region: United States > California > San Francisco
Price Range: RM667 - RM1,513 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Opal San Francisco 2.5*
Number of rooms: 167
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“Upper floor rooms seem a little quieter since this is a family hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles tommyknocker2, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Not much in terms of views and all rooms have windows, so rooms on lower floors are better for avoiding stairs/waiting for elevator.”
 of 5 bubbles icdh, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are available one the inside for quiet or on the outside to have a fine time people watching on the street below.”
 of 5 bubbles CAROLYNT401, 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
“In general, rooms are quiet, but rooms not overlooking Van Ness Street are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles jacquieo456, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All the windows were up graded to prevent sound. I liked the single room 120”
 of 5 bubbles 444brucet, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
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