The Opal San Francisco Hotel

1050 Van Ness, 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

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Breakfast

Continental breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

 Meeting facilities

Meeting room

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 three-star Opal Hotel is a functional yet affordable accommodation, located in close proximity to major attractions and public transport stops.

Situated in the Victorian-style building, the hotel has a fitness center and provides guests with free internet connection.

The hotel numbers 164 well-appointed guest rooms, where cable TVs, free wired internet and full bathrooms come as standard.

Mel’s Drive-In Diner offers to experience a unique dining in its warm atmosphere, sampling American specialties.

BART Civic Center Station stands only 900m from the venue.

Year renovated:   2009.  Number of floors:   5.  Number of rooms:   164.

Rooms

Rooms come with private bathrooms with hair dryers, working desks with data port lamps, air conditioners, ironing facilities, cable TVs, internet access and modern yet cozy furniture.

Dining options

Free continental breakfast is served every morning from 6am.

Mel's Drive-In on site restaurant will plunge into atmosphere of 1950th, while serving breakfast, lunch and diner from traditional American cuisine.

At the hotel The Opal San Francisco guests are invited to a continental breakfast served for free. 

Services

A business center is offered in the hotel for business guests.

Free wireless internet is provided in the hotel's lobby.

Wired internet is available in guest rooms.

Leisure

The fitness center is located on site.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Handicap parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Children are welcome
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Vending machines
  • Coffee shop
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Guest Parking

  • public parking is possible on site at USD 47.66 per day.

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • Airport shuttle
  • City shuttle service
  • Room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Breakfast room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Cafe
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/Baby cots
  • Babysitting/Child services

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • Free local telephone calls
  • 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

  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

How to reach hotel

hotel The Opal San Francisco Hotel San Francisco location
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Hotel Address:

1050 Van Ness, San Francisco, United States, 94109

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City Center
  • San Francisco
    1.2 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
    2.5 km
  • F Market Street Car
    2.7 km
Underground stations
  • BART - Civic Center Station
    1.0 km
  • BART - Powell St. Station
    1.2 km
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Tommy's Joynt (cuisine: American)
    70 m
  • Mel's Drive-In - Van Ness (cuisine: American, Californian)
    40 m
Beaches
  • North Beach
    1.9 km
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

Rooms come with private bathrooms with hair dryers, working desks with data port lamps, air conditioners, ironing facilities, cable TVs, internet access and modern yet cozy furniture.

The Opal San Francisco Deluxe RoomThe Opal San Francisco Deluxe RoomThe Opal San Francisco Deluxe Room
Deluxe Room
Bed type: Double bed or King-size bed or Queen-size bed
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
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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 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
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    Hotel Address:

    1050 Van Ness, San Francisco, United States, 94109

    Get directions
    City Center
    • San Francisco
      1.2 km
    Airports
    Train Stations
    • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
      2.5 km
    • F Market Street Car
      2.7 km
    Underground stations
    • BART - Civic Center Station
      1.0 km
    • BART - Powell St. Station
      1.2 km
    • Bus stop
      100 m
    Restaurants
    • Tommy's Joynt (cuisine: American)
      70 m
    • Mel's Drive-In - Van Ness (cuisine: American, Californian)
      40 m
    Beaches
    • North Beach
      1.9 km
    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

    What's nearby.

    Union Square with its shoppings and restaurants is located only eight blocks from the venue.

    Chinatown, where original Chinese atmosphere is everywhere, stands 900m from the property.

    Theater District, where plenty of theaters and cultural establishments are located, is only 1km from the hotel.

    Financial District, a popular business destination, is located 1.6km away.

    The Historic Cable Car line is only one block away, while The Civic Center-Cathedral Hill is in close proximity to The Opal San Francisco.

    Tourist attractions

    • Mission District - 700 m

    Convention centers

    Sport related

    Museums

    • Euro Pacific Art Inc - 100 m
    • Tenderloin Reflection Ctr - 700 m
    • National Japanese Amer Hstrcl - 700 m
    • Asian Art Museum - 700 m
    • Foundation-San Francisco Hrtg - 800 m
    • California Assembly of Local - 800 m

    Halls

    • Regency Building - 200 m
    • Saint Mary's Cathedral-Assumption - 300 m
    • Show Folks of America - 400 m
    • Post Street Pavilion - 600 m
    • Zellerbach Rehearsal Hall - 700 m
    • California Club of California - 700 m

    Universities, Institutes

    • San Francisco School of Psych - 200 m
    • Korean Center Inc - 200 m
    • Alemany College - 200 m
    • California Culinary Academy - 300 m
    • Institute-Advanced Study-Human - 400 m
    • Career Resources Development - 600 m
    • University-California Hastings - 700 m

    Medical care and Hospitals

    Local attractions

    • Contemporary Jewish Museum - 1.6 km
      736 Mission Street (between Third and Fourth streets), San Francisco
    • Chinatown - 1.7 km
      Grant Avenue, San Francisco
    • Tin How Temple - 1.6 km
      125 Waverly Place, San Francisco
    • Old Cathedral of St. Mary - 1.6 km
      660 California Street at Grant Avenue, San Francisco
    • California Historical Society - 1.6 km
      678 Mission Street, San Francisco

    Near the hotel

    • St. Mary's Cathedral - 400 m
      1111 Gough Street at Geary Street, San Francisco
    • Asian Art Museum - 710 m
      200 Larkin Street, San Francisco
    • Sacramento Street - 760 m
      Between Broderick and Spruce Street, San Francisco
    • Japantown - 810 m
      Post and Buchanan Streets, San Francisco
    • War Memorial Opera House - 620 m
      301 Van Ness Avenue at Grove Street, San Francisco
    • Japan Center - 730 m
      Bordered by Geary Boulevard and Fillmore, San Francisco
    • San Francisco Ballet - 770 m
      401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco

    Restaurants nearby

    • Tommy's Joynt - 70 m

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

      72% likes this, based on 225 reviews
      Cuisine: American
      Price Range: CAD 1 - CAD 26

    • Thai Stick Restaurant - 120 m

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

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

    • Napoli Pizza - 150 m

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

      51% likes this, based on 6 reviews

    • Mel's Drive-In - Van Ness - 40 m

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

      52% likes this, based on 138 reviews
      Cuisine: American, Californian
      Price Range: CAD 1 - CAD 26

    • YamaSho - 130 m

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

      69% likes this, based on 35 reviews
      Cuisine: Japanese
      Price Range: CAD 6 - CAD 19

    Getting there.

    San Francisco Airport is situated 19km away.

    Follow the signs on Highway 101 North to San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge. Take Mission Street - 101 North Exit to Van Ness Avenue. Stay on Van Ness Avenue. The Opal is located on the right at Van Ness & Geary Street.

    Getting around.

    Caltrain - 4th & King Street Train Station stands 2.4km.

    F Market Street Car is situated 2.6km from the venue.

    BART Civic Center Station is situated within 900m, while BART Powell St. Station is 1.1km.

    Private parking is offered at USD27 per day plus taxes.

    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

    Individual 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, San Francisco, United States, 94109

    Get directions
    City Center
    • San Francisco
      1.2 km
    Airports
    Train Stations
    • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
      2.5 km
    • F Market Street Car
      2.7 km
    Underground stations
    • BART - Civic Center Station
      1.0 km
    • BART - Powell St. Station
      1.2 km
    • Bus stop
      100 m
    Restaurants
    • Tommy's Joynt (cuisine: American)
      70 m
    • Mel's Drive-In - Van Ness (cuisine: American, Californian)
      40 m
    Beaches
    • North Beach
      1.9 km
    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-Out:
      until  12 pm
    • Year renovated:
      2009
    • Number of floors:
      5
    • Number of rooms:
      164