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Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre hotel

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562 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Falls Church
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In addition to being clean, comfortable, very well-located and reasonably-priced, this hotel was absolutely charming. It is not a flashy place, but it has a soothing ambiance that cannot ordinarily be found in a chain hotel. I will certainly stay here again when I next visit San Francisco.

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was here two nights with a friend of mine. We came in early but the wonderful Jeff checked us into a room immediatley. He also had recommendations where to get the best Viatnemese food and was overall superhelpful and nice. The room was very comfortable, but a little dark. Bed was comfy and bathroom was spacious. There was free... More 

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Machynlleth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A good hotel in an excellent location near Union Square! We stayed here for four nights - the room was a good size with an adequate bathroom, both of which were cleaned everyday. Complimentary tea/coffee was available every morning but it was all gone by the time we went down at 9am the first day. That was a minor issue... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Rex hotel is a cute little boutique hotel. It has a lift and is a very tall building. The location is spot of for Union Square and all the shopping you need. (Ugg is literally down the street). I wouldnt opt for the breakfast as on the corner is a 24 hour diner that will suit your needs and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of the approved hotels for my wife's business. It was a great location. Very close to the cable car. Walking distance to Belden alley. Reminded us of Paris with the small European style hotel. The Library Bar was downstairs and coffee danishes croissants and fruit were available at breakfast. There was wine daily complimentary from 5 to... More 

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Eric P, General Manager at Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Hello, Jeff. What a great review. You summed us and our neighborhood up well. Thank you so much for staying with us and sharing your feedback. We hope to see you again in the future. Safe travels, Eric More 

Birchington, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well located for all San Fransisco has to offer and with friendly and helpful front desk staff (Jeff and Nick). For a mid priced hotel we would have at least expected to have had coffee making facilities in our room. However this was not the case. Coffee was only available during early morning in the lobby area. The bed was... More 

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Eric P, General Manager at Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Hello, Bernard. Thank you for your feedback about your stay at Hotel Rex - we appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts. I'm happy to hear you found our team friendly and your bed comfortable - two essentials of a good hotel stay. In regards to your in-room coffee preference, I will share the following thought process. I... More 

Boulder City
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent 5 days at this hotel and was extremely pleased with my stay. This building is one of the oldest buildings in San Francisco. The rooms are nicely decorated in Art Deco style, my room was clean, spacious, I had a room with two double beds. Staff is awesome, friendly, they like what they are doing. This hotel has movie... More 

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Eric P, General Manager at Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Hello, CherRuss, Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us at Hotel Rex. I'm elated to hear about your wonderful experience, and I thank you for sharing your feedback. You are correct - our team does enjoy taking care of our guests, and I'm proud of each and every one of them for the effort they put forth... More 

Seattle, Washington, USA
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for the San Francisco Marathon weekend and was very happy with my choice. Within walking distance of bars, Union Square and BART it made for a very easy trip in and out. I would definitely stay here again

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Columbus, Ohio
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I chose this hotel over others because if its location close to Powell St. We had a 3 day muni pass and we rode the cable cars from the hotel each day, buses too. We were in room 708 - not much of a view but that was no big deal. I asked to be put on the top floor.... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we just returned from two nights and it was so fun. Every floor, every turn was artsy this hotel is joie de vivre. The staff was so helpful with helping us return the our rental car, to get our room early, to storing our luggage on our check out day to accommodate our red eye flight home, to suggesting we... More 

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Eric P, General Manager at Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Dear Janet, I love hearing our guests say they feel at home during their time at the Rex. Isn't that what true hospitality is all about? I'm happy to hear our team took such great care of you during your time with us, and that they were able to assist in so many ways, especially Orion, who is a true... More 

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Union Square
Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army in the Civil War, this grand square has become the city's premier shopping and entertainment district containing the largest number of upscale department stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theaters in the city. It's a large open area where tourists and locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by, enjoy a snack, or plan their day of shopping and sightseeing, If feeling the pulsating energy of the city is on your agenda, Union Square is the place to soak it in.
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