The Opal San Francisco Hotel
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Historical Traveller Reviews of The Opal San Francisco Hotel
Great value, real characterfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The decor in our room and some of the common areas could do with a refresh, but the hotel was otherwise clean and well-maintained.
Check-in and -out was efficient and courteous, and hotel staff were very helpful with suggestions on local transport and activities. The fitness centre was small but pretty well-equipped for the size.
It's a 5-10 minute walk from the hotel to the California St cable car, or about a 30 min walk to Fisherman's Wharf, so well placed for getting to the major visitor attractions.
If you want to stay away from the tourist masses in the Fisherman's Wharf area, the La Quinta Downtown is great value at $60/night (including the basic continental breakfast), although this was a special rate booked several months in advance so may not always be available.
for a San Francisco Visitfrom Cancun_curious
Great place!from brooklynsd
Great value and helpful stafffrom PeoriaBrit
Great place to stayfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Great price and location - jackpot of a deal!from A TripAdvisor Member
As for the continental breakfast it was one of the best either of us has ever seen - hot fresh waffles - yum. Sure beats the pre-wrapped packaged sweet rolls we have had to settle for in many other places. Maybe we just hit the timing right - it was about 9 AM - because the food was plentiful and as for the crowd, we shared a table with a lovely couple from Florida and there was room at other tables too.
Our room view was of the center shaft of the building (but we always keep the drapes closed anyway) and the room was pretty well filled with king size bed, but it was clean and had enough room for one night. My only recommendation is to try and avoid getting the room ( I can't remember the number - 236?) right behind the lobby if you are a light sleeper- you can hear the bell from the elevator every time the door opened. This place is one great deal!
d stay here againfrom paintcloth
Great Dealfrom Hansmann
At first, I have to say, we reached it very easily with the public transport from the airport, a busstop is in front of the hotel. So it was also very easy to go around the next days. The last day we had a car and found a parking place in a street next to the hotel. So we didn't have to pay the high rate for parking the hotel wanted to charge. The area around the hotel is in fact not the best, but we kept on Van Ness St. and nothing happened.
The room seemed to be a little bit old, but it was very clean and equipped with A/C and TV. It was spacious and quiet.
The breakfast is okay, you can make your own waffles, bagels and toasts. But there are missing fresh things like cheese or ham or bacon etc. They got fresh fruits. But the chaos each morning is horrifying-there are missing some tables and chairs.
The staff was friendly and very helpful.
Overall a good place to stay.
La Quinta, La Great!!!from A TripAdvisor Member
Overall very satisfied with hotelfrom Blondesteven
Hotel staff very nice, room comfortable, breakfast good (although crowded and a bit chaotic) and overall a very pleasant stay.
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Other names for The Opal San Francisco Hotel
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- Address: 1050 Van Ness Avenue at Geary Street - San Francisco - California - 94109 - United States
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