I stayed at the hotel for a recent conference at the Moscone Center. The location of the hotel was very convenient for this. The hotel itself was well presented and clean. The staff were very friendly and helpful at all times. I stayed in a room at the back of the hotel - having read previous reviews about noise - and this was perfectly quiet. I'd also read some reviews about a musty smell in the hotel, which I did not experience at all. Excellent!
Mark from United Kingdom
This San Francisco hotel is in bustling, stylish Union Square, a block from cable cars and one-half mile from the Moscone Center.More
me and 3 of my friends stayed there and expedia sent me an email for my reservation i asked for most spacious and extra towels and when i got there i got a really big room and extra towels and even had an extremely nice view! Check in and out was about 5 minutes each
Traveller from long beach, Ca
A half-block from cable cars, this hotel is 2 blocks from Westfield San Francisco Shopping Centre; the Moscone Center and the …More
The lobby was clean & nicely decorated. The staff at the desk took care of us right away. Our gear was stored tho it was hours before check-in time. Everyone showed us great courtesy & made us feel secure. The location could not have been better, for dining, dancing & gallery hopping. The day & evening concierges were so helpful, it really made our trip memorable. We will most certainly visit here again.
Ginny from Fresno, Ca.
This San Francisco boutique hotel, built in 1914, is within 2 blocks of Union Square and a cable car stop, and within a block …More
The hotel itself is situated 1 minutes walk to Market Street where most of the shopping is located the convenience itself is a plus. The staff is really fantastic they give guest the feel of home especially for a first time guest of the city their service in my opinion surpass the 5 stars hotel.
As to safety the area in general there are a lot of homeless people asking for money and cigarette you just have to be polite and reject them no need to be mean or aggressive towards them mind you there is also 5 star hotel in the same area but the hotel staff really do their part by not letting non guest to enter the hotel which includes the use of their toilets. I would strongly advice family visitors do not let their children roam about in the nights.
If you need a cab let the front desk know so that they get their regular/trusted cab drivers to service you but as most of the things are nearby the only time you may need the cab is to the airport.
Desmond from Singapore
In the Union Square area of downtown, this boutique hotel is a block from a cable car line and 4 blocks from Moscone Center.More
The Mark Twain Hotel never pretends to be other than it is. It is a hotel built long before Big Macs and Starbucks. The windows open (no air conditioning) and you get a nice breeze. Newly updated (paint, carpet, etc.) the rooms are scrupulously clean! If you want a little more space, choose one of the larger rooms. Yes, there is street noise in some of the rooms, but you are in a city, after all.
The staff was helpful and breakfast items were plentiful (I grabbed a coffee, banana, and yogurt). Food in the immediate neighborhood was good. There is a cafe next door that had a line down the street during the breakfast rush (got breakfast later, around 11:30, and it was quick, and excellent.
There is a taxi stand across the street, and transit is close. I didn't rent a car as it is expensive to house them, and you don't really need one in the city (parking in S.F. can be a challenge.)
Traveller from Seattle
The updated 1928 San Francisco hotel is 3 blocks from Union Square shopping, a cable car line, and a BART station. Moscone …More