The Opal San Francisco Hotel

1050 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, United States, 94109  show map
 3 stars
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The Opal San Francisco Hotel

Wi-Fi
Parking

USD 46.74 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Cafe

Coffee shop

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Laundry

Self-service 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

The Opal San Francisco is located in a financial area of San Francisco in close proximity to San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Ghirardelli Square and Nob Hill. This antique building was refurbished in 2009.

The property is conveniently placed in the heart of San Francisco. A 20-minute walk to the center of San Francisco.

The hotel is set next to an opera house, a museum and a cathedral.

This hotel is just 100 meters away from Polk St & Pine St bus stop and within a 15-minute walk from BART - Civic Center underground station. Guests can reach San Francisco International airport within 20 minutes' drive.

Rooms

This comfortable 5-story hotel comprises of king room, deluxe king room and deluxe queen room with Victorian décor. They offer en suite bathrooms with a bathtub, a shower and bath sheets.

Eat & Drink

The hotel’s lobby welcomes guests with a deluxe continental breakfast. There is a restaurant serving American dishes on site. The venue is set next to highway and just 50 meters from Mel's Drive and Tommy's Joynt with a broad selection of dishes.

Services

The hotel provides currency exchange, a safety deposit box and a baggage storage along with computer equipment, a photocopier and a meeting room to fit the needs of all guests.

Relax

On-site amenities for fitness include a gym and a fitness room.

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:   152.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Coffee shop
  • Vending machines
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • City shuttle service
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Business services
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/Child services

Room facilities

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Free local telephone calls
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
  • Blackout curtains

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 17 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

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

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City Center
  • 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
Beaches
  • North Beach
    1.2 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    152

Rooms and availability

The Opal San Francisco photos Exterior Hotel information
Standard Queen Room
  • Room size:

    155 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed, 2 Double beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Private entrance
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Telephone
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cribs/baby cots
  • Linen
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
The Opal San Francisco photos Exterior Hotel information
King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Private entrance
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Telephone
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cribs/baby cots
  • Linen
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
The Opal San Francisco photos Exterior Hotel information
Junior Suite
  • Room size:

    155 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Private entrance
  • Telephone
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cribs/baby cots
  • Linen
  • Sofa bed
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
The Opal San Francisco photos Room Deluxe Room
Deluxe Room
  • Room size:

    205 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed, 2 Double beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Private entrance
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Telephone
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cribs/baby cots
  • Linen
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • iPod docking station
  • Radio
The Opal San Francisco photos Room Deluxe Room
Deluxe Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Private entrance
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Telephone
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cribs/baby cots
  • Linen
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • iPod docking station
  • Radio
The Opal San Francisco photos Exterior Hotel information
Deluxe Junior Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds

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

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

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
  • Zellerbach Rehearsal Hall2300 ft
  • California Club of California2300 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

  • Saint Francis Memorial Hosp1700 ft
  • US Veterans Ctr1700 ft

Local attractions

  • Contemporary Jewish Museum5100 ft
    736 Mission Street (between Third and Fourth streets), San Francisco
  • Chinatown1.0 mi
    Grant Avenue, San Francisco
  • Tin How Temple1.0 mi
    125 Waverly Place, San Francisco
  • Old Cathedral of St. Mary5200 ft
    660 California Street at Grant Avenue, San Francisco
  • California Historical Society5300 ft
    678 Mission Street, San Francisco

Near the hotel

  • St. Mary's Cathedral1400 ft
    1111 Gough Street at Geary Street, San Francisco
  • Asian Art Museum2400 ft
    200 Larkin Street, San Francisco
  • Sacramento Street2500 ft
    Between Broderick and Spruce Street, San Francisco
  • Japantown2700 ft
    Post and Buchanan Streets, San Francisco
  • War Memorial Opera House2100 ft
    301 Van Ness Avenue at Grove Street, San Francisco
  • Japan Center2400 ft
    Bordered by Geary Boulevard and Fillmore, San Francisco
  • San Francisco Ballet2600 ft
    401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco

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:
    152
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The Opal San Francisco Reviews

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

Average guest rating

7.4out of 10
Very good
Based on 957 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 The Opal San Francisco Hotel San Francisco location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

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

Get directions
City Center
  • 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
Beaches
  • North Beach
    1.2 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    152