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“Great place to stay in the heart of it all!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Mosser

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The Mosser
Ranked #96 of 227 Hotels in San Francisco
Los Gatos, California
2 reviews
“Great place to stay in the heart of it all!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014

My wife and I decided to spend an impromptu night in San Francisco. We visit often, but this time I decided to try a new place. I found a room at the Mosser and what a lucky find it was! We had a wonderful corner room with two bay windows. I was a little concerned about the noise potential being on 4th, but the windows are double-double paned. (Yes, two double-pane windows!) It kept almost ALL the sound out and so even though we stayed on the 3rd floor, my wife and I slept peacefully without being being disturbed by any street noise.

The decor in the room was contemporary and space efficient which made the room itself seem much larger. The Mosser is an older hotel, but it has been lovingly cared for and the decorator touches make it seem very chic.

It is a convenient stroll to Union Square and all the shopping offer there, as well as to BART or the Cable Car or the Moscone Center.

I recommend the Mosser for anyone looking to break out of the cookie-cutter hotel experience.

Room Tip: Some rooms have a shared bath... buy many have private bathrooms. If this is important to you, be s...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

I have reviewed this hotel on several occasions, and it is my first choice for the Moscone Center area, thanks to its terrific location, friendly staff and reasonable rates. On my most recent trip, I booked one of the small rooms that don't have bathroom/shower en suite. I wasn't able to get a deluxe room with bath Honestly, I was dreading it a bit, but not willing to change to another hotel for that trip. I am happy to report that the experience was fine. The bathrooms and showers are kept spotless. They were rarely occupied, and when they were, I could just go to one on a floor above or below. The room doesn't have a table or desk, or even a chair. That is the main reason I will still want to get a larger room with bathroom en suite. But if you want the most economical room for a great SF location, the Mosser will not disappoint you.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Hillary M, Sales Manager at The Mosser, responded to this review, 4 September 2014
Dear NWbySE,
Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to share your thoughts. We thank you for your continued business and for your thoughtful recommendation. I am very happy to hear that you are a return guest and glad you found our economical rooms with shared bathrooms to be comfortable—we really do strive to make the rooms very fresh and modern for our guests. I'm pleased you enjoyed the atmosphere and value. I hope to see you stay with us again sooner than later.

Thank you,
Hillary M.
Sales Manager
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

Stayed here for two nights - it was one of the inexpensive decent looking hotels that we found.
Great location; if you're into the main noisy hustle and bustle.
The room itself was small (smaller than we expected), but it did its job.
Staff members were friendly and really helpful - if you need directions, just ask them and the'll give you a map and they will offer you options as to how to get there.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

Stayed in this hotel for one night together with my girlfriend. The rooms were very small, with little space for cases. Nonetheless, the bed was comfortable, room was clean, and the location was excellent, sitting just off of market street.

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Paris, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

Good hotel even though the rooms are really tiny.
The location is the best of all....
Only issue was with the bathrooms that were not really working well so had to go to other floors to wash...not ideal but OK.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Providence, Rhode Island
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

The hotel is old and follows the european approach with extremely small rooms and if lucky small bathroom in your room. Make sure you ask before you book the room if you want a private bath. The room was clean and the guy was cleaning the elevator every morning when I got coffee. Fresh fruit would have made the breakfast a little more bearable but the coffee was good and the muffins adequate. Location was close to Union square. A tip to travelers don't wait in the line at the cable car turnaround on Powell Street, walk up the block to the next pick up spot (find the sign) they leave the turnarounds 1/2 full and pick up a few passengers at each stop. The only downfall to the hotel was parking and the price of $39.00 per day is criminal. They alleged it was for unlimited exits but we never touched the car for 3 days. If you are planning for a longer time frame the room would have been to small but it was ok for three days. The price was much lower (even with bathroom) then any other hotel in the area ($200 per night) PS AVOID the TENDERLOIN District very dangerous and lots of crappy hotels. We drove through on our bus tour which we ended up using like a taxi to get around the city. You can get it at Union Sq.

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ellijay
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014 via mobile

We were staying three nights in San Francisco before heading on up to Sonoma for a nascar race. We picked the Mosser based on location and price. Price because we only needed a place to sleep at night because our plan was to see as much of SF as possible in the short time we were there. Location because it is centrally located to everything including trolleys, cable cars and the subway. These rooms have no air conditioning but we certainly didn't need it! We opened the window in the morning so that we could hear the sounds of the city. It was amazing! We loved the Mosser for its quaint character. Our room was small and bathroom even smaller but it served our needs amazingly well. We would certainly stay here again if returning to San Francisco.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Mosser
Address: 54 Fourth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103-3193
Region: United States > California > San Francisco > SoMa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#52 Business Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Mosser 2.5*
Number of rooms: 166
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conveniently located between the city's renowned Union Square and the Moscone Convention Center, both business and leisure travelers will find excellent shopping, dining, touring and nightlife within blocks from their hotel. ... more   less 
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