"Very friendly and helpful staff. Secure, easy to use parking for a reasonable price. Room was clean. Good facilities with exercise room. " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 11 Oct 2016

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Hotel Description

The Opal San Francisco places you in the center of San Francisco, within just a 15-minute stroll of popular places like Louise Davies Symphony Hall and Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. Highlights at this hotel include in-room free WiFi and LED TVs.

IPod docks, cable TV, and free local calls are featured in all 167 rooms. Additionally, hair dryers, irons/ironing boards, and desks are available.

This hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, a fitness center, and concierge services. Other amenities include laundry facilities, a 24-hour front desk, and dry cleaning/laundry services. There's also self parking, along with the convenience of airport drop-off service.

Attractions within a 30-minute walk of this Downtown San Francisco hotel include Westfield San Francisco Centre and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£103 per night

Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds (Renovated)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed (Renovated)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Opal San Francisco ratings based on 22 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.9 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5

Great value for Family room.

Pros: Having parking and the central location.
Cons: Breakfast could have more fruit.
Location: possible to walk to lots of restaurants and the sights of the golden gate bridge and the ferry building.
Very friendly and helpful staff. Secure, easy to use parking for a reasonable price. Room was clean. Good facilities with exercise room.

Posted by , from Scotland on 11 Oct 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

27 Oct 2016 by Roger, Asst General Manager

Liz; Thank you for taking the time to write about and rate your stay at The Opal. I'm glad you like our central location and got to take advantage of it by seeing all the sights of the city. I am glad to read you found the staff friendly and helpful! Thank you also for your comments about our on site gated parking with 24 hour in and out privilege. We do try to price it fairly for the city. I will look into adding more fruit for the breakfast. Thank you for your comments. Guest comments are one of our best tools for improving our service.

3 out of 5

Needs makeover

I travel regularly to SFO and use various hotels. Opal is not down town near Mission/Union Square and the walk up to Van Ness is very scary with homeless people. The breakfast was lacking in healthy options, the room needed decorating, the shower was very out of date. It was comfortable and quiet but just not worth the money in comparison to hotels nearby.

Posted by on 20 Feb 2016

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5 out of 5


The staff were extremely helpful & knowledgeable and nothing was too much trouble. It was good value for money & I would definitely recommend as a place to stay.

Posted by on 15 Dec 2015

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5 out of 5

Value for money

Very good value and location with friendly and helpful staff. No complaints other than basic breakfast selection becomes even less than basic on some days!

Posted by on 11 Dec 2015

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3 out of 5

Hotel has seen better days and surrounding streets are a bit scary

Hotel is great value for SF. It has seen better days, fixtures and fittings are old and the breakfast is poor. But it more than does the job as a fairly centrally located hotel for people that want to see SF rather than hang around the hotel. The only real downsides that the surrounding streets (Geary in particular) are full of tramps and people sleeping rough. We just took uber back to the hotel and had no problems. I wouldn't have been happy walking late at night.

Posted by on 1 Jun 2015

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4 out of 5

Excellent 3* hotel.

We had a very nice big room with 2 queen sized beds and sofa . Very accessible especially if you check out the local bus services. Nice and clean and lovely continental breakfast, also cheese and wine on the Wednesday night. Staff were very friendly and helpful, Would go back like a shot !

Posted by on 21 Apr 2013

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4 out of 5

Perfect for needs

Was attending a conference. 20 min walk from Conference centre, free and stable wifi. Rooms were clean and comfortable. The hotel is on the edge of the tenderloin so ask hotel staff for best ways to walk or catch cabs. Would use again

Posted by on 17 Jul 2012

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4 out of 5

Grote luxe kamer voor 4 personen

Netjes, groot, luxe, goed gelegen. Waar voor je geld.

Posted by on 4 May 2015

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3 out of 5

hyvät bussiyhteydet keskustaan

Arvostan bussiyhteyttä, bussi kulki max 8 min välein. Ei tarvinnut kävellä Tenderloinin läpi, Tenderloinissa oli tapahtunut edellisellä viikolla jengitappeluita jossa oli käytetty aseita. Bussimatka Union Squarelle kesti 5-8 min. Tyttäreni asuu perheineen väliaikaisesti SAN Fraciscossa joten vietin päiväni heidän kanssaan.

Posted by on 2 May 2015

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5 out of 5

Hotel rapport qualité prix imbattable

Hotel rapport qualité prix imbattable Chambre renove

Posted by on 28 Apr 2015

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Property Features

As a guest of The Opal San Francisco, you'll find a fitness center, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff. Public spaces have free WiFi. A shuttle from the hotel to the airport (available 24 hours) is available for a fee. The Opal San Francisco also features concierge services, laundry facilities, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this San Francisco hotel.

  • 1 building
  • 167 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • Built in 1908
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces)


  • Airport: San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) (22.5 km / 14 mi)
  • Train station: San Francisco 4th and King Station (3 km / 1.9 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport drop-off
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Opal San Francisco offers 167 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and hair dryers. 40-inch LED televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers and complimentary toiletries. This San Francisco hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • IPod dock
  • LED television
  • Cable channels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Mels Diner - Onsite coffee shop.

Nearby Activities

The on-site fitness center includes an exercise bike, treadmill, stairstepper, and free weights.

The recreational activities listed below are available on site or nearby; fees may apply.


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Parking height restrictions apply


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 50 per stay
  • Destination fee: USD 2.62 per accommodation, per night

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 20 per person
  • Self parking fee: USD 46.74 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Late check-out fee: USD 100.00
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Opal Hotel
  • Opal Hotel San Francisco
  • Opal San Francisco
  • San Francisco Opal
  • Opal San Francisco Hotel
  • The Opal San Francisco Hotel San Francisco