Opal - San Francisco

1050 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, California, United States, 94109  show map
 3 stars
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Opal - San Francisco

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

Set in the heart of San Francisco within a 30-minute walk of Pier 7, this historic-style hotel features 164 rooms and quick access to San Francisco City Park, which is about 1250 meters away. Residing in a 5-story building, the hotel was opened in 1908 and renovated in 2009.

The comfortable hotel is placed in a shopping area, a short walk from a museum, an opera house and a cathedral. The Opal San Francisco Hotel lies within a 20-minute walk from the center of San Francisco.

The hotel offers a great location close to parks and hills.

A 15-minute walk to BART - Civic Center subway station. The property is set 20 km from San Francisco International airport.

Rooms

The Opal San Francisco Hotel welcomes guests to beautiful rooms where they can use complimentary Wi-Fi, climate control, a laptop-size safe, multi-channel television and an iPod dock. Decorated in Victorian design with carpet floor, the rooms feature en suite bathrooms equipped with a bathtub, a shower and bath sheets.

Eat & Drink

A continental breakfast is served in the air-conditioned dining room. The restaurant entices with dishes of American cuisine. The diner Mel's Drive is located 50 meters away.

Services

The Opal San Francisco Hotel offers computer equipment, a meeting room and a photocopier for business guests.

Relax

Active travelers will appreciate a gym and a fitness room available on site.

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
  • 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
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service
  • 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/ Baby cots
  • Babysitting/Child services

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • 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 / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 16 years
Existing bedding FREE

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Opal - San Francisco San Francisco location
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Hotel Address:

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

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City Center
  • San Francisco
    1.2 km
Airports
  • San Francisco International (SFO)
    18.8 km
  • Oakland International Airport (OAK)
    19.0 km
Train Stations
  • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
    2.5 km
Underground stations
  • BART - Civic Center Station
    1.0 km
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Tommy's Joynt (cuisine: American)
    70 m
  • Mel's Drive-In - Van Ness (cuisine: American, Californian)
    40 m
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

Opal photos Exterior Hotel information
Standard Queen Room
  • Room size:

    14 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
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Opal photos Exterior Hotel information
Junior Suite
  • Room size:

    14 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
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  • Bedding:Sofa bed
Opal photos Room Deluxe Room
Deluxe Room
  • Room size:

    14 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed, 2 Double beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • 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
  • iPod docking station
  • Radio
Opal photos Room Deluxe Room
Deluxe Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Private bathroom
    • 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
  • iPod docking station
  • Radio
Opal photos Exterior Hotel information
Deluxe Junior Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds

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  • 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
Room Description:

This double room features a private entrance, sofa and iPod dock.

Opal Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Mission District700 m
  • War Memorial Opera House700 m

Convention centers

  • Regency Center200 m
  • Cathedral Center300 m

Sport related

  • Avalon Ballroom200 m
  • Regency Ballroom200 m
  • Herbst Theatre700 m

Monuments and Landmarks

  • San Francisco City Hall700 m

Museums

  • Euro Pacific Art Inc100 m
  • Tenderloin Reflection Ctr700 m
  • National Japanese Amer Hstrcl700 m
  • Asian Art Museum700 m

Parks

  • Bill Graham Civic Auditorium700 m

Halls

  • Regency Building200 m
  • Saint Mary's Cathedral-Assumption300 m
  • Show Folks of America400 m
  • Post Street Pavilion600 m
  • Zellerbach Rehearsal Hall700 m
  • California Club of California700 m

Universities, Institutes

  • San Francisco School of Psych200 m
  • Korean Center Inc200 m
  • Alemany College200 m
  • California Culinary Academy300 m
  • Institute-Advanced Study-Human400 m
  • Career Resources Development600 m
  • University-California Hastings700 m

Theaters

  • War Memorial Opera House700 m

Medical care and Hospitals

  • Saint Francis Memorial Hosp500 m
  • US Veterans Ctr500 m

Local attractions

  • Painted Ladies1.5 km
    Alamo Square, Steiner and Hayes Sts.
  • Chinatown1.6 km
    Grant Avenue
  • Macondray Lane 1.5 km
    Jones Street between Union and Green Streets
  • Alamo Square1.5 km
    Hayes & Steiner
  • Press Club 1.5 km
    20 Yerba Buena Lane

Near the hotel

  • St. Mary\'s Cathedral 380 m
    1111 Gough St
  • Asian Art Museum 720 m
    200 Larkin St
  • Japan Center750 m
    Bordered by Geary Boulevard and Fillmore Post, and Laguna Streets
  • San Francisco Ballet770 m
    401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco
  • War Memorial Opera House620 m
    301 Van Ness Avenue at Grove Street, San Francisco
  • San Francisco City Hall 720 m
    1 Carlton B Goodlett Pl
  • Japantown780 m
    Post and Buchanan Streets

Restaurants nearby

  • Tommy's Joynt70 m

    Address: 1101 Geary Blvd
    Phone: (415) 775-4216

    72% likes this, based on 225 reviews
    Cuisine: American
    Price Range: INR 64 - INR 1 289

  • Thai Stick Restaurant120 m

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

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

  • Napoli Pizza150 m

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

    51% likes this, based on 6 reviews

  • Mel's Drive-In - Van Ness40 m

    Address: 1050 Van Ness Ave
    Phone: (415) 292-6358

    52% likes this, based on 138 reviews
    Cuisine: American, Californian
    Price Range: INR 64 - INR 1 289

  • YamaSho130 m

    Address: 1161 Post Street
    Phone: 415-346-2222

    69% likes this, based on 35 reviews
    Cuisine: Japanese
    Price Range: INR 322 - INR 967

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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Opal Reviews

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

Average guest rating

7.4out of 10
Very good
Based on 939 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 Opal - San Francisco San Francisco location
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Hotel Address:

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

Get directions
City Center
  • San Francisco
    1.2 km
Airports
  • San Francisco International (SFO)
    18.8 km
  • Oakland International Airport (OAK)
    19.0 km
Train Stations
  • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
    2.5 km
Underground stations
  • BART - Civic Center Station
    1.0 km
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Tommy's Joynt (cuisine: American)
    70 m
  • Mel's Drive-In - Van Ness (cuisine: American, Californian)
    40 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    164