This historical hotel is next to Union Square’s best shopping boutiques and the upscale Westfield San Francisco Centre mall
Hotel at a Glance: The Mosser
The Mosser has been a staple near San Francisco’s Union Square since it first opened in 1913 as the Keystone Hotel. The modern hotel sits across from the Moscone Center, a massive convention center and exhibition complex, and around the corner from the upscale Westfield San Francisco Centre mall in Union Square.
- Kick back in elegance: [Guest rooms[(http://www.themosser.com/rooms-amenities/) feature wooden Venetian blinds, and guest bathrooms have been renovated with granite and steel fixtures.
- Stay on top of email thanks to the hotel’s free WiFi.
- Charge up for the day with complimentary coffee, tea, and muffins served from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
- Dig into fresh cuisine at the onsite restaurant, The Keystone.
- Take a stroll southeast on 4th Street and you’ll quickly encounter Yerba Buena Gardens, a two-block park lined with memorials, museums, and a year-round ice-skating rink.
San Francisco’s South of Market Neighborhood: Museums, Gardens, and Tech Headquarters
Just north of the popular Mission District, South of Market (or SoMa, as it’s sometimes called) is a vast neighborhood that contains many of the city’s best museums, including the Asian Art Museum and the Museum of Modern Art. Yerba Buena Gardens displays a number of outdoor art pieces and a Martin Luther King Jr. memorial, which sits behind a 50-foot-high waterfall. The public gardens, a butterfly garden among them, cover two city blocks.
Quite a few Silicon Valley companies have had headquarters in South of Market, including Twitter, Yelp, and Wired. The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is one of Apple Inc.’s favorite venues for unveiling new products—Steve Jobs introduced the iPod and the iPad to the world from its stage.