Opal - San Francisco

1050 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, California, United States, 94109  show map
 3 stars
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Opal - San Francisco

Wi-Fi
Parking

USD 46.74 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Laundry

Verified Reviews:

  • Breakfast spread was pretty good - Staff were friendly - Easily accessible
  • Good price - Thin wall and floor - Hotel is nicely situated
  • Fancy lobby - Slow wifi - Good access to everywhere
  • Great complimentary breakfast - Adequate room - No business center
  • Beautiful room - Comfortable bed - Limited vending machines

Overview

Set in the heart of San Francisco within a 30-minute walk of Pier 7, this historic-style hotel features 164 rooms and quick access to San Francisco City Park, which is about 1250 meters away. Residing in a 5-story building, the hotel was opened in 1908 and renovated in 2009.

The comfortable hotel is placed in a shopping area, a short walk from a museum, an opera house and a cathedral. The Opal San Francisco Hotel lies within a 20-minute walk from the center of San Francisco.

The hotel offers a great location close to parks and hills.

A 15-minute walk to BART - Civic Center subway station. The property is set 20 km from San Francisco International airport.

Rooms

The Opal San Francisco Hotel welcomes guests to beautiful rooms where they can use complimentary Wi-Fi, climate control, a laptop-size safe, multi-channel television and an iPod dock. Decorated in Victorian design with carpet floor, the rooms feature en suite bathrooms equipped with a bathtub, a shower and bath sheets.

Eat & Drink

A continental breakfast is served in the air-conditioned dining room. The restaurant entices with dishes of American cuisine. The diner Mel's Drive is located 50 meters away.

Services

The Opal San Francisco Hotel offers computer equipment, a meeting room and a photocopier for business guests.

Relax

Active travelers will appreciate a gym and a fitness room available on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site at USD 46.74 per day.

Year renovated:   2009.  Number of floors:   5.  Number of rooms:   164.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Lift
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business centre
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cots

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Opal - San Francisco San Francisco location
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Hotel Address:

1050 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, California, United States, 94109

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City Centre
  • San Francisco
    4000 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
    1.6 mi
Underground stations
  • BART - Civic Center Station
    3300 ft
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Tommy's Joynt (cuisine: American)
    300 ft
  • Mel's Drive-In - Van Ness (cuisine: American, Californian)
    200 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    164

Rooms and availability

Opal photos Exterior Hotel information
Standard Queen Room
  • Room size:

    155 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
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Opal photos Exterior Hotel information
Junior Suite
  • Room size:

    155 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
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  • Bedding:Sofa bed
Room Description:

Junior Suite|Junior Suite, 2 Double Beds (Renovated)

Opal photos Room Deluxe Room
Deluxe Room
  • Room size:

    155 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Double beds, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Private entrance
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Telephone
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cots
  • Linen
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • iPod docking station
  • Radio
Room Description:

Deluxe|Deluxe Twin Room (2 twin beds)

Opal photos Room Deluxe Room
Deluxe Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Private bathroom
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Private entrance
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Telephone
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cots
  • Linen
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • iPod docking station
  • Radio
Opal photos Exterior Hotel information
Deluxe Junior Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Private entrance
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cots
  • Linen
  • Sofa bed
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • iPod docking station
  • Radio
Room Description:

This double room features a private entrance, sofa and iPod dock.

Opal Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Mission District2300 ft

Places of interest

Convention centers

Sport related

Monuments and Landmarks

Museums

  • Euro Pacific Art Inc400 ft
  • Tenderloin Reflection Ctr2300 ft
  • National Japanese Amer Hstrcl2300 ft
  • Asian Art Museum2300 ft

Halls

  • Regency Building700 ft
  • Saint Mary's Cathedral-Assumption1000 ft
  • Show Folks of America1400 ft
  • Post Street Pavilion2000 ft
  • California Club of California2300 ft
  • Zellerbach Rehearsal Hall2300 ft

Universities, Institutes

  • San Francisco School of Psych700 ft
  • Korean Center Inc700 ft
  • Alemany College700 ft
  • California Culinary Academy1000 ft
  • Institute-Advanced Study-Human1400 ft
  • Career Resources Development2000 ft
  • University-California Hastings2300 ft

Theaters

Medical care and Hospitals

  • US Veterans Ctr1700 ft
  • Saint Francis Memorial Hosp1700 ft

Local attractions

  • Painted Ladies5000 ft
    Alamo Square, Steiner and Hayes Sts.
  • Chinatown1.0 mi
    Grant Avenue
  • Macondray Lane 5100 ft
    Jones Street between Union and Green Streets
  • Alamo Square5000 ft
    Hayes & Steiner
  • Press Club 5100 ft
    20 Yerba Buena Lane

Near the hotel

  • St. Mary\'s Cathedral 1300 ft
    1111 Gough St
  • Asian Art Museum 2400 ft
    200 Larkin St
  • Japan Center2500 ft
    Bordered by Geary Boulevard and Fillmore Post, and Laguna Streets
  • San Francisco Ballet2600 ft
    401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco
  • War Memorial Opera House2100 ft
    301 Van Ness Avenue at Grove Street, San Francisco
  • San Francisco City Hall 2400 ft
    1 Carlton B Goodlett Pl
  • Japantown2600 ft
    Post and Buchanan Streets

Restaurants nearby

  • Tommy's Joynt300 ft

    Address: 1101 Geary Blvd
    Phone: (415) 775-4216

    72% likes this, based on 225 reviews
    Cuisine: American
    Price Range: USD 1 - USD 20

  • Thai Stick Restaurant400 ft

    Address: 698 Post St
    Phone: 415-928-7730

    68% likes this, based on 63 reviews
    Cuisine: Thai

  • Napoli Pizza500 ft

    Address: 1045 Polk St
    Phone: 415-885-2222

    51% likes this, based on 6 reviews

  • Mel's Drive-In - Van Ness200 ft

    Address: 1050 Van Ness Ave
    Phone: (415) 292-6358

    52% likes this, based on 138 reviews
    Cuisine: American, Californian
    Price Range: USD 1 - USD 20

  • YamaSho500 ft

    Address: 1161 Post Street
    Phone: 415-346-2222

    69% likes this, based on 35 reviews
    Cuisine: Japanese
    Price Range: USD 5 - USD 15

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    164
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Opal Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Opal

Average guest rating

7.2out of 10
Very good
Based on 914 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Single
    7.4

    The staff was very accommodating . They were creative in handling situations that were specific to me, my vacation, my time at the Opal. They tried their best to help with maps and other information sources when I approached them with questions about San Francisco and the surrounding area.

    I would have appreciated screens on the windows. I was on an upper floor so it was not a security issue but I did not want any small flying visitors in my room. I wanted to open them but mostly kept them closed.

  • Group of friends
    8.8

    For a nice price, a good quality hotel, with nice staff and a reasonably good location. Its not on the "heart of the city" but close enough to everything.

    Breakfast could be better, but it was decent.

  • Older travelers
    7.8

    Helpful staff with local knowledge. Well situated in a good area for transport bars restaurants shopping and attractions.

  • Older travelers
    6.2

    size of the room, bathroom and bed is good.

    breakfast is rather poor.

  • Single
    8.2

    easy to get around from the location, friendly and helpful, quite location in the hotel, breakfast was fine

    the breakfast room needs to be a little bigger, or re-configuring

  • Group of friends
    7.8

    It is within walking distance to the Davies Symphony Hall.

  • Group of friends
    7.0

    Very conveniant location,to buses,streetcars etc.Value for your money.

    A little more selection for breakfast

  • Family with children
    10.0

    Great find! What an amazing value! The location was perfect - close to all the lines and within walking distance from the Bart. Super clean and the continental breakfast was a treat! Even has a laundry room and work out room - I'm tellin' you - you can't beat this for the money! Best deal in Frisco~!

  • Couple
    7.4

    Good location (across the street from the famous Tommy's Joint), good service at a very competitive price.

    It is not the latest in design but good for the money

  • Group of friends
    7.8

    We had very pleasant experiences with the staff members at the front desk. They were kind, knowledgeable and offered us a lot of helpful recommendations for dinner spots and things to do and see. Our absolute favorite was Warren; he gave us the best recommendations and was by far the most personable member of the staff which we met.

    I did not like the pillows; they were very uncomfortable. Also, the workout room was very minimal and difficult to find.

  • Single
    8.8

    A clean and comfortable hotel at a good price, and very conveniently located for business, pleasure and shopping. Not too many frills, but fine for the price, and a very helpful staff.

    The breakfast room was cramped and basic, and tended to spill over into the foyer

  • Single
    7.4

    I really liked the fact that the cleaning people were efficient and not pushy.

  • Older travelers
    6.6

    The staff was great. affordable

    The carpet was very dirty, which made me wonder if the room was all that clean, but like I said cheap and good the job done.

  • Single
    7.8

    Affordable. Close to university. AT&T highspeed - ethernet, not wireless connect - free with room. Buzz-in entry for security. Affordable food nearby. Free overnight street parking nearby. Excellent feather & denim comforter. Good variety of tv channels. Roomy bathtub. Raisin bagels with breakfast. Provided free toothbrush/toothpaste since I forgot mine.

    Strange stain on armchair. Hotel's parking is $20+ per night. One-way streets in area make navigation difficult. Pillows not that comfy.

  • Couple
    7.0

    The staff was nice and helpful.

    The area where the hotel is located is shady. There are a lot of homeless people hanging around the area at night, but we did not experience any unpleasant situations.

How to reach hotel

hotel Opal - San Francisco San Francisco location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

1050 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, California, United States, 94109

Get directions
City Centre
  • San Francisco
    4000 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
    1.6 mi
Underground stations
  • BART - Civic Center Station
    3300 ft
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Tommy's Joynt (cuisine: American)
    300 ft
  • Mel's Drive-In - Van Ness (cuisine: American, Californian)
    200 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    164