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

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

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

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 grand 3-star The Opal San Francisco Hotel offers an ideal spot in a financial area close to nightclubs, restaurants and pubs. Occupying a 5-story antique building, the hotel was remodeled in 2009.

The hotel is 10 minutes' walk away from Warfield Theater, Pioneer's Monument and Orpheum Theatre. It is about 2 km away from the center of San Francisco.

Coit Tower is 2.4 km of the property, while San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender is around 1.6 km away.

The venue is notable for the great location within a 20-minute drive to San Francisco International airport.

Rooms

Guests are offered 164 beautiful rooms featuring complimentary Wi-Fi, climate control, an iPod dock, a safe and a heating system. They have carpet floor and cozy furniture.

Eat & Drink

There is a lobby for guests to enjoy their meal. The restaurant menu features American dishes. Guests can eat at Tommy's Joynt and Mel's Drive, situated within a 5-minute walk of the venue.

Services

Currency exchange, a safe deposit box and a storage room along with computer equipment, a photocopier and a meeting room are also at guests' disposal.

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:   164.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Free 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

  • Airport shuttle
  • City shuttle service
  • Room service
  • 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

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • 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. 

How to reach hotel

hotel The Opal San Francisco Hotel San Francisco location
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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:
    164

Rooms and availability

The Opal San Francisco photos Room Deluxe Room
Deluxe Room
Bed type: Double beds or Double bed or King-size bed
Size: 305 sq. feet
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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Cozy bright room consists of a well-furnished bedroom and a convenient bathroom with all necessary amenities.

Room facilities
    The Opal San Francisco photos Room Superior Junior Suite
    Superior Junior Suite
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    Spacious light room includes a comfortable work desk area, a cozy sitting area and a convenient bathroom.

    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:
      164

    The Opal San Francisco Location

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    What's nearby

    Tourist attractions

    Convention centers

    Sport related

    Monuments and Landmarks

    Museums

    • Euro Pacific Art Inc - 400 ft
    • Tenderloin Reflection Ctr - 2300 ft
    • National Japanese Amer Hstrcl - 2300 ft
    • Asian Art Museum - 2300 ft

    Halls

    • Regency Building - 700 ft
    • Saint Mary's Cathedral-Assumption - 1000 ft
    • Show Folks of America - 1400 ft
    • Post Street Pavilion - 2000 ft
    • Zellerbach Rehearsal Hall - 2300 ft
    • California Club of California - 2300 ft

    Universities, Institutes

    • San Francisco School of Psych - 700 ft
    • Korean Center Inc - 700 ft
    • Alemany College - 700 ft
    • California Culinary Academy - 1000 ft
    • Institute-Advanced Study-Human - 1400 ft
    • Career Resources Development - 2000 ft
    • University-California Hastings - 2300 ft

    Theaters

    Medical care and Hospitals

    • Saint Francis Memorial Hosp - 1700 ft
    • US Veterans Ctr - 1700 ft

    Local attractions

    • Contemporary Jewish Museum - 5100 ft
      736 Mission Street (between Third and Fourth streets), San Francisco
    • Chinatown - 1.0 mi
      Grant Avenue, San Francisco
    • Tin How Temple - 1.0 mi
      125 Waverly Place, San Francisco
    • Old Cathedral of St. Mary - 5200 ft
      660 California Street at Grant Avenue, San Francisco
    • California Historical Society - 5300 ft
      678 Mission Street, San Francisco

    Near the hotel

    • St. Mary's Cathedral - 1400 ft
      1111 Gough Street at Geary Street, San Francisco
    • Asian Art Museum - 2400 ft
      200 Larkin Street, San Francisco
    • Sacramento Street - 2500 ft
      Between Broderick and Spruce Street, San Francisco
    • Japantown - 2700 ft
      Post and Buchanan Streets, San Francisco
    • War Memorial Opera House - 2100 ft
      301 Van Ness Avenue at Grove Street, San Francisco
    • Japan Center - 2400 ft
      Bordered by Geary Boulevard and Fillmore, San Francisco
    • San Francisco Ballet - 2600 ft
      401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco

    Restaurants nearby

    • Tommy's Joynt - 300 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 Restaurant - 400 ft

      Address: 698 Post St
      Phone: 415-928-7730

      68% likes this, based on 63 reviews
      Cuisine: Thai

    • Napoli Pizza - 500 ft

      Address: 1045 Polk St
      Phone: 415-885-2222

      51% likes this, based on 6 reviews

    • Mel's Drive-In - Van Ness - 200 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

    • YamaSho - 500 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:
      164
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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:
      164