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


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.

Continental breakfast

The Opal offers complimentary continental breakfast with bagels, toast, eggs, waffles, and more, as well as a Wednesday wine-and-cheese reception. 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.

The hotel serves a daily complimentary Continental breakfast with bagels, toast, waffles, hard-boiled eggs, yoghurt, and juices, and hosts a complimentary wine-and-cheese reception on Wednesdays.

A small fitness center is on site, and complimentary wireless Internet access is available.

Self parking is available (surcharge).

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Airport transportation - drop-off (surcharge) 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Year Built 1908 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Concierge services 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply) 
  • Computer station 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Number of floors - 5 
  • Total number of rooms - 167 
  • Parking (limited spaces) 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount) 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Rollaway/extra beds available  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • 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 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 
  • Climate control 
  • 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

A complimentary Continental breakfast is provided each morning. Breakfast includes toast, bagels, waffles, yoghurt, hard-boiled eggs, coffee, tea, and juices.

The hotel also hosts a complimentary wine-and-cheese reception featuring a selection of classic California wines, Wednesdays in the late afternoon.

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 hotel also offers discounted passes to a 24-hour fitness club one block away.

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

  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible path of travel 
  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • Accessible parking 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Accessibility equipment for the deaf 
  • Braille or raised signage 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel 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 hotel:
  • Deposit: USD 50 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.

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