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Sussex
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Arrived at The Opal tired after a long flight. The hotel was quiet, clean and was perfect for us. Having stayed in San Francisco before I was surprised to get such a lovely room at such a great price. Reception staff were friendly and although they offered breakfast we were out too early to take advantage of it. Would definitely...

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Toronto
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an older hotel that's being renovated one floor at a time, I believe. We weren't bothered by noise because we were out of there during the day. The things that are most important to me are: clean, good location, quiet, decent price by comparison. Everything is gravy after that. So the gravy was breakfast included (not fancy, no...

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Thank ThisandThatToronto
Galway, Ireland
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Opal is clean, with very friendly and helpful staff. The rooms are large and comfortable (we were upgraded without asking). Breakfast is basic - prepare and clean up yourself - but it is adequate, especially at the price of the room. The one thing I wasn't happy about was that the rubbish was not being properly sorted.

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Thank Rónán K
rmathey, Front Office Manager at The Opal San Francisco, responded to this review

Ronan: Thank you for taking the time to write about and rate your stay with us. Independent hotels such as ours are greatly effected by guest reviews. They let people know what we are doing right and they let us know what we need to work on. I'm glad to read you found the staff friendly and helpful. I'm glad...

Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've spent a good time in this ancient building, today Opal, originally called Richelieu. It's the hotel where the famous italian architect Marcello Piacentini stayed in 1915, during the international expo. I read some bad reviews, but I found a clean hotel and the staff very friendly and helpful.

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Thank Piero G
rmathey, Front Office Manager at The Opal San Francisco, responded to this review

Piero: Thank you for taking the time to write about and rate your stay. As an independent hotel, guest comments can do two things for us: they can help us figure out what we need to do to improve and they can let people know what we are doing right. Always good to hear from a long time guest, and...

Midway, Utah
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 3 nights here and when booking I was a little unsure about the hotel and the neighborhood. I trusted the TA reviews and went ahead and booked it. We are glad we did. The Opal was clean, quiet and comfortable in a location that allowed us easy access to the city. The Muni bus system is fabulous and...

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rmathey, Front Office Manager at The Opal San Francisco, responded to this review

Lynn: Thank you for taking the time to write about and rate your stay at our hotel. Independent hotels like ours are helped greatly by guest comments whether they let others know what we are doing right or let us know what we need to do to improve. I'm glad you had a good stay with us and thank you...

Reviewed 1 week ago

Location of this hotel is good in San Francisco. After a long flight from Australia, we arrived after midnight. Somehow, we had screw up our room booking. However, the staff at the desk, Peter help us to straight it up in a very friendly manner and provided very useful information about the hotel and city which really made our journey...

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rmathey, Front Office Manager at The Opal San Francisco, responded to this review

Peter: Thank you very much for taking the time to write about and rate your stay with us. This helps us in two ways: it lets people know what we are doing right and let's us know what we need to work on. I am glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your rating. I am...

Santa Rosa, California
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed at this hotel after spending a day indulging in happiness with friends and colleagues. The staff was helpful and went out of its way to make my accommodations feel like home. Very comfortable bed and pillows. The windows were soundproof because I slept like a rock! Bonus continental breakfast.

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rmathey, Front Office Manager at The Opal San Francisco, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write about and rate your stay with us. This helps us in two ways: it lets people know what we are doing right and let's us know what we need to work on I'm glad to read the staff was helpful and went out of their way for you. Thank you...

Pune, India
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel had old world charm! The Opal was affordable and elegant. A lovely old building, well maintained. It was undergoing refurbishment and hence there was some noise but nothing too loud. The room was descent sized. It is not very far from Union Square. There were several bus stops right outside the hotel going in all directions so commute...

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rmathey, Front Office Manager at The Opal San Francisco, responded to this review

Amit: Thank you for taking the time to write about and rate your stay with us. Guest comments are one of the best ways we have to spread the word about The Opal but also let us know what we need to work on. We are looking to install mini fridges in the new remodeled rooms but sorry, no microwaves....

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had to move from another hotel due to lack of heat in the previous hotel. Have to say, the reception and the management was very welcoming and friendly, rooms were great, there was some construction noise but overall this hotel I would recommend.

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Fort Worth, Texas
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Absolute wonderful hotel! It's right by several bus stops and is a short ride to Fisherman's Wharf and AT&T Park. The front desk staff is amazing. They were super friendly, gave great food recommendations that were NOT chain restaurants, and helped arrange my shuttle to and from the airport. They are also very knowledgeable about the bus system and can...

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Thank you so much for taking the time to write about and rate your stay at our hotel. Independent hotels such as outs can be helped greatly by guest reviews. They let other people know what we are doing right and they let us know what we need to improve upon. I'm glad you found the staff friendly and helpful....

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  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Free Internet
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  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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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: €129 - €257 (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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“Stay two floors away from the renovations.”
ThisandThatToronto, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“not sure, perhaps in the main building”
L7105EDpetera, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“the upper floors may have views, but these were under renovation and unavailable. the king room seemed far more spacious with more light.”
casjazz, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Although we faced the street our room was fine and we did not have a noise problem with our window slightly opened.”
anncR5480JV, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Upper floor rooms seem a little quieter since this is a family hotel.”
tommyknocker2, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
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