Okay, I'll be going to San Jose and San Fran in the middle of July for a family wedding / reunion. I haven't been back to California for a long time so will be looking forward to it. I'll be spending a few days in San Fran on my own and I need some hotel advice. Anyone know anything about The Mosser? It's in or around Union Square. It's fairly inexpensive, but the bathroom facilities are communal/shared. I have never stayed in such a hotel before! But the yelp and tripadvisor reviews are fairly positive. Also, I am so jealous of the many Vietnamese restaurants that specialize in broken rice dishes! Where I live, it's all about pho, pho and more pho. UMBSGoBlue's post on San Jose for US Nats is great, but is there a specific broken rice place I should check out?