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Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre hotel

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Sebastopol, California
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47 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This little gem is just two blocks from Union Square. While my room was cozy it was perfect for just me with a very comfortable bed. The staff was very cordial. The Library Bar was most hospitable and the bartenders and strangers at the bar engaged in good conversation. While this hotel was built in 1907, Joie de Vivre has... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed here back in August 2015 for the VMworld conference, and whilst the location was ace, the staff incredibly helpful and friendly, I was left feeling that the hotel itself wasn't quite worth the prices they charge for it. A lot of the marketing materials play on the "Art Deco" angle, but I'll be frank, it felt a little... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A very comfortable hotel situated in an ideal location close to union square and the main cable car routes. A big thank you to the day reception team that made you feel like an old friend and helped out with any question / problem. The 17:00 free glass of wine was gratefully received every evening.

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Thank 10Ian
Dustin K, Manager at Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Thank you 10Ian, We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and were able to appreciate our complimentary wine hour. We hope to see you again. Regards, Dustin More 

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23 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It is an older hotel with quaint cham. The location is very close to Union Square with lots of shopping and restraunts. The hotel staff is very friendly, has great coffee at breakfast, and complimentary glass of wine in the Library Bar on the ground level. The room size was very good for a couple but not worthy of a... More 

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Dustin K, Manager at Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Hello Mark H, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. Our coffee is locally sourced and is available complimentary each morning to help start your day off right. We hope to have you with us again at Hotel Rex. Regards, Dustin More 

Oceanside, California
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23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When I called to find availability, Amber was able to quote me a great package price for the last room available. It included in and out valet parking and a comfortable room for about $169 including room and city taxes. We were within easy walking distance of shopping on Market St and many excellent restaurants. Coffee and tea are available... More 

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Dustin K, Manager at Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Hello Patricia P, Last minute deals and special packages are a great way to take advantage of our remaining rooms. As you noted, our location is perfectly located in the center of San Francisco with numerous options within walking distance for shopping and dining. We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us and hope to... More 

Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
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36 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

San Francisco has so many nice places to stay and I like to stay at a place that has it's own ambiance. The Hotel Rex is exactly that kind of a hotel. Comfortable accommodations, a helpful staff and to add there is entertainment in the bar/lounge in the evening. Your first glass of wine is on the house. Walking distance... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a nice hotel in a very central location for union square. The reception at checkin was swift and very polite. The room itself was small with a window that faced a wall with little outside light. To be fair, this was a very quiet room as there was zero street noise which was welcome. The room had a... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotels greatest amenity is the wonderful people who work there! They are so friendly and helpful! I've never stayed somewhere so accommodating. The concierge at large city hotels are usually knowledgeable but impersonal - they just tell you what the paper says not what they may really experienced or what food they really like. The people at this hotel... More 

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Dustin K, Manager at Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Absolute Best Guests! We truly appreciate you allowing us to connect with you on a personal level and share our personal recommendations. The Team at Hotel Rex strives to make everyone feel important and welcomed throughout every interaction. Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. Please come back soon. Regards, Dustin More 

Los Angeles
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great boutique hotel in a great location! The check in staff was so pleasant and welcoming. The charming lobby has several nooks to take a seat. The bar area is cozy and you will want to sit with a book and a glass of wine and not leave. The complimentary red wine during from 5 - 6pm is... More 

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London
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94 reviews
69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is lovely. Modern facilities. Good sized room. Great location $55 from airport in cab but cheaper on Uber which works in SFO as it does in UK. Near to metro station. Staff very friendly and helpful. You get a free glass of (good wine) every night. Coffee is free from 0500-1000. Felt more like a guest than a... More 

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