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Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre hotel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   562 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Ranked #36 of 236 hotels in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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Wichita, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed at Hotel Rex from July 5-9, 2014 with friends and we were very pleased with our stay. The desk staff were very friendly and accommodating and helped arrange transportation for us from our hotel to the airport. Our room and bathroom were clean and the atmosphere was very cozy and quaint. The hotel took care of the original... More

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hotel has a great central location that is just off the main street, so it's nice and quiet, but still close enough to transit, shops and restaurants. Hotel staff was extremely friendly and helpful--although we did not initially plan on going on a wine tour, the concierge highly recommended one and helped us book it. We stayed in an... More

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Oceanside, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed at the Hotel Rex for 10 days for a work trip. The staff is super friendly and the hotel offers so much to guests, including the free glass of wine between 5 and 6 every night at the bar ;) It's located super close to Union Square and there are lots of restaurants and stores close by. I... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As has been said, the rooms are a little small, as are the bathrooms. The evening wine was nice, as was the eclectic décor. The location was great, walking distance to many restaurants. Parking, not connected to the hotel, was nearby, but $35-50 a night.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is in a great location for exploring San Fran. The hotel is quirky and much smaller than typical American hotels - it is much more like a European city hotel, which adds to its charm. The free house wine for guests during wine hour was a nice touch if you are around. The service at the front desk... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a great place to stay in the middle of San Francisco. The service is outstanding -- every single person who was at the desk was helpful, always. The hotel has great charm along with its history. The evening wine pours are much fun; the bar food is really good; the events, including Movies on Monday are perfect ways to... More

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Widnes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice clean hotel with a very good position that's relatively close to everything you'll want to see. The staff are very good and we got upgraded as it was our honeymoon. The hotel looks slightly dated but it adds to the charm in my opinion. Good value too

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Modesto, Ca
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My boyfriend & I were coming to town to see a Giants game & wanted to spend the night.... Great place!! Staff was extremy cordial!!! Rooms were clean & was close enough to the park & great restsurants... I would definately stay here again!! Bathroom was a tad small but, bed was super comfy!!

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Hotel Rex for a few nights and, while the staff in unfailingly friendly and the décor is classy and tasteful, we found the room wasn’t quite perfect. The Rex is situated about a two minute walk from Union Square and near the cable car turnaround so is perfect for your average tourist, plus there’s a reasonable garage... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After the MGM in Vegas this was a little gem in San Francisco. Small & intimate, the service was slow at times but the staff on reception were always helpful & friendly. Location is hard to beat, very close to Union Square. Overall we were very happy with our stay.

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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*
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Rex Hotel San Francisco
Hotel Rex San Francisco
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
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#9 Spa Hotel in San Francisco #27 Business Hotel in San Francisco #31 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco #88 Family Hotel in San Francisco
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The Hotel Rex was inspired by the San Francisco art and literary salons of the 1920's and 30's. Vibrant and alive, the clubby lobby surrounds guests with distinctive period furnishings, walls of antiquarian books, and an exceptional collection of exotic objects and original portraits and murals.The Hotel Rex was designed by noted San Francisco interior designers Candra Scott & Anderson.The Library Bar is where travelers meet the local arts and social scene with themed evenings such as Movie Night, Records at Rex - our bartender plays real vinyl records, Live Jazz on Friday and other days featuring Poetry readings, live coffee house type acoustic guitar performances and more. ... more   less 
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