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“Cozy, clean room in downtown of San Francisco”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Mosser

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The Mosser
Ranked #96 of 227 Hotels in San Francisco
London, Canada
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“Cozy, clean room in downtown of San Francisco”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012

When I first got here, you can't help but notice the large, open foyer. Check-in was quick and efficient. The clerks were very polite and throughout my stay, were always very accommodating. The hotel is an old Victorian style building. My room (which had common bath and shower) was comically small, however, the room was the perfect size for a single person in town for a conference or exploring the city. My room had a private sink, a small closet, comfortable and clean bed, and everything neatly arranged. Also, my room had absolutely no bed bugs which has been a problem in other areas of San Francisco. My room (4th floor) faced the street, and was only a little noisy with a window open. The minor annoyance was the bell which rang for oncoming cars from the neighbouring parking garage. Overall, I was very pleased with my stay, and slept very well in a clean bed with access to clean shower and toilet. Hotel staff were very polite and helpful. They recommended running routes an restaurants to me when I asked this of them. The location was very close to the Moscone Center and many downtown attractions. The (free) gym access was through the Marriott across the street which had an excellent gym facility. I would definitely go back.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2012

Location is very good. In downtown, has subway stations close by, shopping stores and a couple of restaurants options.
The hotel itself is pretty clean and tidy. I stayed at the shared bathrooms and they were both clean. (Shower and bathroom are separated.) Staff was friendly, even when I said the card to open my room wasn't working. They also have laundry machines in case you need to wash some clothes.
Breakfast is pretty simple: coffee and muffins. It may not be much, but it's just enough to get you started on the day!
The bedrooms are quite tiny: it only fits the bed and a little sink at the corner. But if you're planning to stay the whole day out, it's just enough for you to crash and rest.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2012

Chose this place for the location just around the corner from where I had a meeting, and the reasonable pricing.

The room (shared bath queen) was just big enough to fit the bed, but nice and equipped with all the usual hotel amenities. The free wireless Internet worked well.

The window had good soundproofing, but because of the size of the room I had to leave the window open a bit. Glad I had a room on an upper floor and to the back (and not right next to one of the shared bathrooms).

The shared bathrooms were clean, and never occupied. Could be different when the hotel is fully booked, but it worked out well for me.

The staff was friendly. Used the computer in the lobby to print my boarding pass, and grabbed a muffin for breakfast on the way out.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2012

Be prepared to stay in a speck of a room. So small you may not even have a closet or a drawer. The small sink was in the corner of the room rather than in the small private bath, which contained just a toilet and shower stall. My room, on the 5th floor, got a little stuffy and the ceiling fan wasn't always enough (there was no AC). But the decor was nice and the room seemed extremely clean and the location is very close to Union Square. Those things, plus the low price for San Francisco, may make this a winner for you depending on your needs. The staff was exceptionally nice as well.

Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2012

Superb location… just a few steps from Market St…. at the back of Ross, The Container Store and Old Navy. If you intend to shop and dine in the Union Square/Market St. area, this is the perfect place to stay. Lobby is okay, but the room is spotless! Though I got a small room and bathroom, the cleanliness compensates for the size. The one thing that I did not like though, was that my 5th floor room was in front of 4th St. and I had a hard time sleeping because of the noise, but overall, I would still stay here again, I would just have to bring earplugs next time.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2012

I have stayed at this wonderful hotel twice in the last three weeks. It is within walking distance to the Moscone Center and Union Square. The historic style of the multistory facility makes one feel you stepped back in time. The artistic architecture was enhanced with colorful schemes. Guest services were helpful when selecting local sites to visit.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2012

My wife and I stayed at this hotel NOV 16-18, 2012. The hotel was very clean inside and out. The location was in a prime location with easy access to everything around you. Because of the location the area can be loud, kinda like mini NY, so if you have a room overlooking the street it could be loud even at nights. I love starring out the window from the 5th floor and see all the people walking and the cool night lights. The rooms are small but very clean and you have your private bathroom with shower. The TV had a few channels only but there was free wifi, very strong so it made up for it. The parking is 33 a night and they park it for you about 20 mins away so you have to give them that time to get it. The staff are nice for the most part, but if there is one place that needs improvement it would be the staff, more smiles and a simply hello would be nice. However your not there to make new friends, you just need a simple clean close location hotel newly remodeled to sleep the night and wash up. I would go back, if price remains the same 107 a night.......

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Mosser
Address: 54 Fourth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103-3193
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > SoMa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center 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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