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The Mosser
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   54 Fourth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 (SoMa)   |  
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Ranked #73 of 233 Hotels in San Francisco
Oakland, California
2 reviews
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“Elegant, Affordable, Nobel & Sublime”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Cordial & Patient: SF's home, but working internationally, this gem's a true haven - BOOK EARLY THO! Once the staff even helped save my life in a medical emergency! Sincere hospitality! First Prize!!!

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

i have stayed at the mosser twice and found it on both occasions to be have gr8 value, location and service. the staff was very responsive to me when my needs changed and after inadvertently checking out and leaving my phone charger in the room, i received a cheerful phone call about 30 minutes later informing of this at which point they put it with my checked/stored bags.

on both occasions i chose the shared bathroom rooms and facilities were always clean when visited. their single room was a nice, surprise value as the bed is actually a full-size bed! location is close to convention center, great dining and nightclubs. will come again =)

Room Tip: if you are a light sleeper, it can be somewhat noisy but there are earplugs provided in your room
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This is a really quirky hotel, so I had a difficult time rating it. There are many shortcomings, including having just one slow elevator for the entire building, no A/C, tiny rooms, paper thin doors and ceilings, terrible pillows, and lots of road noise. Also, some of the rooms did not have an en suite bath, but rather utilized a shared bath in the hallway, though my room had it's own.
However, they made up for those disadvantages with plenty of positives: excellent friendly and helpful front desk staff, free minimalist breakfast, lots of character, ear plugs, cleanliness, convenient ice machines, great location, early check-in when available, free in-room wi-fi, cabs always sitting across the street, and low price.
If you are attending an event at the Moscone Center, this hotel is so close and such a good value, it should be on your short list. If you are on your honeymoon, stay elsewhere,

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I used to always stay at the Intercontinental on business, but have now switched to the Mosser. I like that it's cozy and friendly. The rooms are quite small but clean. It's equally convenient to Moscone. The staff is great. This hotel has character. I've rated it a 4 in the past, but on this recent visit, I decided to change my rating to a 5, because it is such an excellent value. I also had a chance to check out Annabelles, the bar/bistro on the ground floor, and it is very nice.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

I stayed in The Mosser on my first trip to San Francisco. I felt that the location was perfect and easy accessible by public transportation. Shopping is all around and the area felt very safe to walk around. The hotel seems newly updated and although we had a room with a shared bathroom, we never saw any other guests using the facilities even though the hotel was fully booked. I definitely recommend the hotel and would stay again.

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Stayed at The Mosser over Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 2013. This hotel is steps away from Union Square and everything else is accessible from transit which is right out the door on Market St. It's a smartly reno'd "historic" hotel so the rooms are small, but very comfortable. You have the option of booking a room with a washroom or you can choose just a room and use the shared facilities down the hall. Honestly the rooms are so affordable that paying extra for a room with a washroom isn't that big of deal. And while the rooms are small, every time I have been here, I am usually only in my room to sleep or catch up on a few emails before heading out. The room is efficiently laid out and there is more than enough space - corner sinks are kind of awkward though, but again, the price can't be beat. Parking was included in my package this time, but I remember previously that while not cheap, it's more affordable than most other places in downtown SF. You do need to call ahead 20-30 min before you need your vehicle as I believe it is offsite, but they do offer in and out privileges so it's a fair compromise. Front desk staff were very cheerful and helpful. Overall its a great place to stay as long as you know the rooms are small, but again you should be spending your time out and about in the city, not hanging in your room :)

Room Tip: Full Size bed w/washroom corner suites are bigger
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Portland, Oregon
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I stay here each time I visit the City, which is every six months, and I stay at The Mosser. I enjoy the location and convenience to everything. The rooms are clean, and the staff are professional and friendly. They are very willing to be helpful, and accommodating.

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Mosser

Address: 54 Fourth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > SoMa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#40 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#78 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#79 Romantic 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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