Get an overview of this hotelCentrally located near Civic Center, Union Square

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Free WiFi
Smoke Free
24/7 Desk

Cable cars: 5 blocks

Built in 1908, The Opal is 5 blocks from the California Street cable car line. Union Square in downtown San Francisco is an 8-block stroll, with several dining and shopping venues, and the Civic Center cultural district is 5 blocks away.

Wireless Internet

Free wireless Internet is available in the lobby.

High-speed Internet

Guestrooms at The Opal offer complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access, 40-inch LED TVs with premium cable channels, and air conditioning. Local calls are complimentary.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The Opal is situated in the heart of San Francisco, just five blocks from a cable car line, eight blocks from Union Square, and nine blocks from City Hall, the War Memorial Opera House, Davies Symphony Hall, and the Asian Art Museum, all within the Civic Center area.

Complimentary wireless Internet access is available.

Self parking is available (surcharge), and airport transportation is available for a surcharge.

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply) 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Shared microwave 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Shared refrigerator 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Parking (limited spaces) 
  • Year Built 1908 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Total number of rooms - 167 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of floors - 5 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Multilingual staff 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge), Parking (limited spaces)

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathtub or shower 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Cable TV service 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Desk 
  • Free local calls 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • LED TV 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • iPod docking station 

Where to Eat

Mel's Diner - Operated independently and located off the lobby, Mel's serves American favorites for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Nearby Things to Do

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 have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • 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:

Airport shuttle service is available at scheduled times during limited hours. Contact the property in advance to get details.


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20.00 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

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


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Deposit: USD 100.00 per stay
  • Destination fee: USD 2.62 per accommodation, per night
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.
Guests will be charged a Healthy San Francisco (the city's universal health care program) fee per room, per night.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 20.00 per person (one way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: USD 20.00 (one-way), (up to 18 years old)
  • Self parking fee: USD 46.74 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Late check-out fee: USD 100.00
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20.00 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

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

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Up to 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

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