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Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre hotel

3.5 of 5 562 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102
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    4 of 5 stars
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If I had paid $150/night for this hotel, I maybe would have had a higher rating. But I paid $320/night for what I thought was a depressing hotel. It was very outdated and we found the staff less than helpful. There was no closet in the room - just an armoire and 3 small drawers. The bathroom was very small... More

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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'm 46, I was a total hipster, a roadie for rock n' roll, an MTV alum, a hard-partying mo-fo. Now, I'm 46. I like comfort, I like quiet, I like Hotel Rex. Visually stimulating, great customer service, and a great overall experience. I can still feel hip while being taken care of. I can enjoy the complementary happy hour and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Hotel Rex is not real fancy, but the staff is very friendly, the rooms are clean, the location is excellent, free Wi-fi and the Tootsie Rolls at the front desk are fresh! We would definitely recommend this hotel! Next time we go to San Francisco, we will stay here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Convenient location for business trips if you prefer to avoid the larger chain hotel experience. The rooms are quite well done even if a bit worn over the years. And the staff was invariably attentive. As a highlight the bar and library had a lovely atmosphere with hints of late 19th century nostalgia - kind of Mark Twain meets F... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Rex is my go-to hotel in SF. I love the old school vibe, comfortable accommodations, and awesome location in the center of downtown on the cable car line. Strong coffee is served early every morning on the bar. The staff is always personable and attentive, but this time they exceeded my expectations. I arranged to have family and friends... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our stay at the Rex staff where very friendly and very helpful. The rooms where an adequate size for us and very clean. The hotel is in a very good position just off Union Square and within walking distance to the Bart station at Powell. Enjoyed our stay and would go back there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are a family of 4 and stayed in the Rex for 3 nights towards the end of August as part of a West Coast driving holiday. The being an old hotel, one of the first built after the great quake of 1906, the rooms were small compared to modern standards, but everything was there that you needed. The twin... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have to be out of your mind to stay at a big name chain hotel when you stay in San Francisco. The boutiques are unique, pleasurable and homey with a wait staff who can't do more for you. Our primary hotel contacts were Jeff, Alicia and Jose and they couldn't have treated us better than our own family. The... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice boutique hotel just off Union Square so very handy and plenty of transport options to all areas of the city. Rooms are a decent size well furnished. A few nice touches like free tea & coffees in the morning and a free glass of wine in the evenings. A nice menu. Only issues we had bar closes at... More

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93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel used to be a great deal. It is now extremely overpriced for what you get. The rooms are adequate but not worth what they are charging. It has always been a bit dingy and the rooms small, but without the extreme price it was worth it. Now not at all.

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Address: 562 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 94
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Rex Hotel San Francisco
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