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Inn at the Opera

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GreenLeaders Bronze level
The Inn at the Opera is located in the Civic Center area of San Francisco and features a prime location with a European-style, bed and breakfast ambiance where performing arts lovers and artists converge. Located just steps away from many venues including the Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco Opera, San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center and the SF Jazz Center, the Inn at the Opera is your gateway to all the finest cultural activities that San Francisco has to offer. Relax in elegantly appointed rooms that are tastefully decorated with antique European furnishings and includes high speed Internet access. Enjoy our daily continental breakfast, served 7:00am - 10:00am, and includes fresh fruit, bagels, muffins, croissants, cereals, juices and coffee. For your convenience, limited valet parking is available (based on availability), at a cost of $31.92 (includes tax), per 24 hour period, and is available from 7:00am - 11:00pm with in and out privileges during those hours. For an unforgettable dining experience or pre/post show drinks, located inside the hotel is Pläj Restaurant (pronounced Play). Recognized as one of San Francisco's best, Pläj is a celebration of local and seasonal ingredients, inspired by the rustic flavors and simple elegance of Scandinavian cuisine. Reservations are highly recommended.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Laundry Service
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Grade: 100 out of 100
1011Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
194Attractionswithin 0.5 km
Hayes Valley
Chock full of designer boutiques, art galleries, funky shoe stores, and great restaurants, it’s hard to imagine Hayes Valley once languished in the shadow of a major freeway. Its removal allowed for the creation of an attractive boulevard on Octavia Street with a community park at its center and dozens of trendy businesses to satisfy visitors looking for a stylish respite.
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Fremont, California
Reviewed 1 week ago
This small, unassuming hotel was a very nice place to use as our one week vacation location. The room came with a breakfast...which was more than adequate. Staff was helpful and friendly. There is no on site parking but if you do have a car-which is not needed in the city--you can park it around the corner or they will do that for you. Note parking in the city will cost between $25 to $45 dollars a day or more! The hotel is a block away from the Opera, the Symphony, the amazing SFJazz center, the SF Ballet center and the City Hall (actually bigger than the Sacramento State capital building).
Mass transit will get you anywhere and everywhere you want to go. If you are over 65 the discounts are great.
1 Thank mgmauldin
Reviewed 30 Oct. 2018
I've stayed at the Inn at the Opera several times since 2016 and always enjoyed myself enormously. It's in an area of the city that used to be a bit dicey but is now filled with great restaurants and near the opera and symphony. My room was fine -- a little noisy, one night -- and the cookies the hotel serves in the afternoon are spectacular.

I don't want to blame the woman who was serving as concierge -- she seemed a nice lady and she was clearly doing what was expected of her -- but I checked in after going almost 24 hours without sleep, exhausted beyond belief, and wanted to go to bed IMMEDIATELY. Instead, I was made to undergo a weird sales pitch before I was let up to my room. I was given a "packet" of information about the city, none of which I needed and all of which could have been included in what was given me at the desk, followed by an invitation to eat breakfast at a place a mile away. Fine, fine, I said -- I'll think about it. But then I was told that I had to make up my mind exactly what day I wanted to come to breakfast right then! Of course I had no idea and wanted only to be left alone. But then the concierge would not drop it and even followed me to the elevator to ask where I was from.

Again -- I DON'T hold it against the concierge. But the whole idea is idiotic and reminds me of one of those shady condo time share hustles that were briefly popular in the 1980s. It is just low class, no two ways about it. We've already paid our money (and my room came to about $400 counting taxes) and we don't need to be given a cheesy sales pitch on top of everything else. ESPECIALLY when we're desperate for sleep.

I will definitely call in advance to make sure this practice has been banished before I stay here again.
Thank baltimorecal
Williamsburg, Virginia
Reviewed 29 Oct. 2018via mobile
We looked forward to a visit to San Francisco and thought a downtown hotel would be fun. We were not disappointed. The beautiful city hall was across the street and just outstanding! They offered a lovely breakfast. The staff was very helpful and pleasant. The hotel had a European feel about it. We really enjoyed our stay.
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Sunnyvale, CA
Reviewed 24 Oct. 2018
Stayed on the third floor. Lots of road noise through single pane windows. Sirens, garbage/delivery trucks. Room comfy. Kitchen NOT well supplied. No container to cook in - just 2 plates,2 saucers and 2 cereal bowls. NO sharp knives to cut vegetables for salad- just 2 butter knives, 2 forks and 2 spoons. I always bring a large tupperware and paring knives
Breakfast is wonderful-hot and cold cereal, fresh fruit, salad, hard boiled eggs, cottage cheese, yogurt, English Muffins, bagels, muffins, croissants, cream cheese, peanut butter, coffee, tea, juice, hot chocolate, granola clusters
Thank paupaubean
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 Oct. 2018
The hotel is really good - we stayed for 3 nights and could not fault the service / facilities or staff. Its in a good place in terms of area - we walked to different restaurants in the area each night and felt perfectly safe. Its close to the city hall and 10 minutes to the nearest hop on hop off bus. Couldn't fault the hotel at all
Thank davidG4483AH
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17 June 2018|
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Response from Palave | Reviewed this property |
Yes out the front door turn right bus stop very near. Cable line you have to get to the centre.
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3 March 2018|
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Response from grniiz28 | Reviewed this property |
We had a lovely stay there. Not sure we're talking about the same place. A glass of wine was expensive, but that's about the only "negative" thing I remember.
10 October 2017|
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Response from grniiz28 | Reviewed this property |
There are many yoga places within walking distance.
Room Tips
"Ask for a quiet room."
30 Oct. 2018
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"Away from Fulton Street"
24 Oct. 2018
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"Ask for a room that has less street noise. Many police/fire/ambulance sirens in the area"
27 Aug. 2018
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"We loved room 78"
21 Aug. 2018
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USD 135 - USD 552 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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