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The Opal San Francisco

1050 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109-6934
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#108 of 248 hotels in San Francisco
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 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 limited onsite gated parking (for $41/tax per night), on-site ATM, ice machine, vending machines, and dry cleaning/laundry services. A shuttle from the hotel to the airport is provided for a surcharge (available on request).
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Paid public parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Coffee shop
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Self-serve laundry
Car park
Vending machine
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Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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English, French, Russian, Spanish and 5 more


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197Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
32Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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Patrick_batman11 wrote a review Mar 2020
Hong Kong, China112 contributions50 helpful votes
It was very good location , it just 10 mins walk away from Union Square with many shops. If you want to go to city hall, also just less than 10 mins walk. The hotel just been renew, so everything is perfect. The staff is so nice to let me check in early as it was bad weather and i got no umbrella . If they don't let me check in , for sure i will get sick for next few days. Thank you to the team.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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3 Helpful votes
Jessie wrote a review Aug 2019
Toronto, Canada211 contributions69 helpful votes
Location was the main reason why we booked this hotel. Near to a lot of places like food, attractions and transit. Overall, I enjoyed my stay here, it was just 3 nights and most of the time, I was out and would only go here to sleep. Very clean and comfortable rooms.
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Date of stay: January 2019
2 Helpful votes
angelinaballerina wrote a review Aug 2019
Brixham, United Kingdom178 contributions91 helpful votes
We were lucky enough to arrive the day The Opal oprned as a rebranded Marriott - the lobby was stunning - really tastefully done , our room as you would expect fresh and new, lovely comfy beds and a good bathroom with particularly nice products. The staff were all fabulous ! The area is a little run doen and i didnt find it as close to Union Square as I thought it was but buses were easy to find - despite the major roadworks going on - I would most certainly stsy there again.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Sam L wrote a review Aug 2019
Bangkok, Thailand13 contributions32 helpful votes
Spent a few nights on business trip at the Courtyard Marriot. As a Bonvoy member, my benefits were not offered on presentation of my membership. On request of breakfast which is one of the benefits, it was unavailable although the hotel has an adjoining Mel’s restaurant. The amenities are average, definitely 3 star hotel. Although the deco looks classy, the one of 2 hotel elevators is constantly taken off service for maintenance. Staff were friendly but not very knowledgeable. I took a walk to union square and thought the immediate surroundings look sleazy with more than a dozen homeless people, a bit scary really for visitors.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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Stephanie R wrote a review Jul 2019
14 contributions20 helpful votes
Lobby renovation complete, it's stunning and elegant, as are the rooms, everything is brand new! Love the convenience of Mel's Kitchen right nextdoor, and a Walgreens just 2 blocks away. We took 38 bus on O'Farrell to Union Square, took only 5 mins, catch it across Van Ness next to the Tesla store - buy a $5 1-Day Pass on the MUNI Mobile App, you get unlimited bus and streetcar rides (no cable car).
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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US$147 - US$452 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesCaliforniaSan FranciscoDowntown San Francisco / Tenderloin / Theater District / Van Ness
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Opal San Francisco
Which popular attractions are close to The Opal San Francisco?
Nearby attractions include St. Mary's Cathedral (0.4 km), Great American Music Hall (0.2 km), and Rum and Sugar (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Opal San Francisco?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a fitness centre, and self serve laundry.
Which room amenities are available at The Opal San Francisco?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
Is parking available at The Opal San Francisco?
Yes, a parking garage, paid public parking on-site, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Opal San Francisco?
Conveniently located restaurants include Brenda's French Soul Food, Mr. Holmes Bakehouse, and Tommy's Joynt.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Opal San Francisco?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Is The Opal San Francisco located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of San Francisco.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Opal San Francisco?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to The Opal San Francisco?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Alcatraz Island (4.6 km), Golden Gate Bridge (6.3 km), and City Lights Booksellers (1.8 km).
Is The Opal San Francisco accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.