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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 8 February 2012

The hotel was located on a very busy street in SF. The service was average. The room was rather small. There were no fridge nor microwave. We stayed on the 3rd floor and the street noise can be heard during the night. However, it is one of the cheaper hotels we can find over that weekend, so can't complain. The...

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Los Angeles
Reviewed 1 February 2012

The faded glory of what used to be a decent hotel is not enough to make up for the lack of amenities and run-down facilities. Unless you are deaf, the noise of the running water in a utilities column positioned in a corner of the room will keep you awake. The breakfast area looks and feels like feeding time at...

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Long Beach, CA
Reviewed 20 January 2012

The Opal was the hotel used by myself and two of my friends during the New Year's week. We had chosen this hotel mainly because of the central location to some music venues we were going to see concerts at (Great American Music Hall, Bill Graham Civic). Because there were three of us we booked the junior suite. The room...

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Reviewed 18 January 2012

I don't understand what everyone is complaining about. After reading all thr reviews I was expecting the worst. But I loved the hotel. The receptionists are very nice and helpful! Every wed they have free wine cheese tasting in the lobby. The breakfast is the same every morning but it's not bad at all: eggs, 3 types of muffins, toasts...

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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...

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Pomona, CA
Reviewed 8 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...

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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...

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2Thank Colette46052
Hudson River Valley, New York
Reviewed 3 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...

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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...

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  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Family Rooms
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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: €120 - €299 (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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“Although we faced the street our room was fine and we did not have a noise problem with our window slightly opened.”
 of 5 bubbles anncR5480JV, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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
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