Opal - San Francisco

1050 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA, United States, 94109show map
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Overview

Opal offers a grand accommodation in the heart of San Francisco. Since 1908 the hotel has been hosting guests in a 5-story historic building. Facilities of the hotel include bureau de change, a luggage storage and smokers lounge.

Conveniently located in the shopping area, just 30 minutes from University of San Francisco. This hotel is 20 minutes’ walk from San Francisco city center.

Pubs, nightclubs and restaurants are within walking distance.

You can reach the California St & Polk St cable car station within a 5-minute walk. The nearest airport is San Francisco International 20 km from the property.

Rooms

Bright hotel rooms have central heating, a private safe and flat screen cable TV. A bath, a shower and bath sheets are free in the rooms.

Eat & Drink

A continental breakfast is served in a welcoming atmosphere of the lobby. There is a restaurant serving local dishes on site. Tommy's Joynt and Mel's Drive are 5 minutes' walking distance from Opal.

Services

There are airport transfer, 24-hour front desk assistance and laundry facilities available to all guests.

Relax

This accommodation offers a gym and a fitness centre.

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
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

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre

Services

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

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Business

  • Business centre
  • Business services

Children

  • Cots

Room features

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

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
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Getting around
Airports
Train
Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station1.6 mi
Underground
BART - Civic Center Station3300 ft
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Reviews
7.2
Very goodBased on  940  reviews
  • 7.0
    Very good

    We liked the location and the friendlyness of the staff, especially the laydies in the breakfast room who staied always calm and very friendly, even during the biggest rush

    I would have liked a litte bit brighter designed rooms, bit more contemporary style in colours and furniture

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    1. Breakfast was included in the room rate. 2. The Staff was always friendly and helpful. 3. the facility was always secure. 4. Located not to far away from the bus stop making travel into worry free. 5. Hot tea and coffee was complimentary 24/7. 6. Ironing and laundry facility available at the hotel.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    The lobby was beautiful and the staff very informative and kind. The location was perfect for us.

    My husband and I were a little disappointed that the room was so small and had an "old" odor to it.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    One of the best value for money hotels for a city break in San Fran

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Good location, comfortable room, walking distance to Civic Center, Union Square, Cable cars and many attractions, Free Internet in the rooms; On the whole excellent value for money

    Breakfast selection can be improved - was just bread, donuts.. Better selection such as cereals will help. Some reception staff were not the most friendly.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Friendly staff, good housekeeping, comfortable bed, great location, especially to the opera.

    Breakfast was chintzy, crowded and rushed. The staff closed the room exactly at 9:30 and we were rushed and hassled. This is no way to treat guests. Also, very poor selection of food. For the first three days, for example, we only had bread and juice and condiments. For the price of the room the Opal can do much better. How about cereal and some hot food - eggs, bacon, etc.?

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Clean, convenient location and helpful staff contributed to a very pleasant stay.

    The parking is not the best, but adequate.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    I went to san francisco with a large group of friends. The staff was very good to us and was very patient. They made sure they met our needs during our week of stay in a city that we were new in. It was our home away from home. The location was very convenient also, on a street that had 24 hour bus service and it was close to other tourist attractions. Fisherman's wharf was only about 10 mins away by bus and Union Sqaure was about 5 mins or so. Food was nearby, Mels was open till 2 am and a sandwhich/ cocktail store was just across the street. A theatre was just next door if u feel like having a late movie night. Awesome hotel with a wonderful welcoming staff. I would definitely refer this hotel and come back if ever I decide to visit san fran again.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    We picked a very bad weekend to stay overnight in San Francisco. It was the 100th Anniversary of the Bay to Breakers yearly race, and hotel rooms were almost non-existent. There was also a Google Expo at Moscone Center. Our room was quite small, but we were grateful to have anything. We found the room on Booked.net and the best rate required a prepayment. A continental breakfast was included in the rate, and overnight parking available at a 10% discount with aaa membership. The room was clean, and well-stocked with an iron and ironing board, free Internet hookup, tv, and excellent lighting both in the room and bathroom, and black-out drapes. The hotel location suited us perfectly for our purposes, and was far enough away from the race so as not to disturb our schedule. The reception desk people were friendly and helpful.

    The bedding in the room needed to be upgraded. The shower head couldn't be regulated, and didn't work in a steady spray. The room was so small that there was only room for the one chair at the desk. The one small bar of soap was inadequate for two to use in the shower and sink, and there was no soap dish for the sink. Plastic cups were given, and we would have preferred glasses. There was no regular closet, but a wardrobe was provided, where it was difficult to hang the clothes without angling them. However, nothing stated here was important enough to warrant a complaint to the hotel. We were happy to have a clean, well- situated hotel for our one night stay!!

  • 8.8
    Superb

    beds were comfortable, hotel is cozy and attractive, nice that it includes a continental breakfast, staff was very nice

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The Opal is an excellent stay for the price. The staff is very helpful and nice. The breakfast was good, the location was good, I would definitely recommend it.

    There really is anything I didn't like about my stay at The Opal.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The room was big and the breakfast was helpful. It was clean. The beds were comfortable. The shower was nice. I liked the window and the free internet access was great

    I would have liked more space in the bathroom for tolietries. It would be nice if the bathroom was located where the closet was so it was not right in front of the beds for others sleeping. The TV was outdated/

  • 7.4
    Very good

    We liked the lokacion. Poor breakfast but this is an american problem. Homles people all around the hotel.

    Warm water did not go allways good.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    the price: value for money at such a central location

    of course the neighborhood is not the most desirable, but the hotel security is good.

  • 4.2
    Guest rating

    Nice location, near city centre, but not the best in terms of safety after sunset.

    It is an old hotel. There was no wireless internet in the room. The breakfast is really poor!!!The price in the site does not include tax, be careful.

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Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Getting around
Airports
Train
Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station1.6 mi
Underground
BART - Civic Center Station3300 ft
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