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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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Fruitport, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent location. Only blocks from great shopping and restaurants. Quaint and charming hotel. Comfortable beds. The library bar was cozy and quiet, just a pleasant place to have a glass of wine and relax after a day exploring San Francisco. We had to rent a car one day and get a ride to the airport VERY early when we left... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My daughters and I had the perfect weekend at the Hotel Rex in San Francisco. The location is absolute perfection. You can't be more centrally located. We walked everywhere we wanted to go to. The hotel has character and history. Our room was clean and the beds very soft. I can't speak highly enough of the staff that helped us... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel is very well maintained, caters to the Artsy type of traveler. The staff is superb and location is fantastic. You can walk everywhere or take public transportation within steps of the hotel. I wasn't aware they do not have an onsite gym, however they offer discounted rates at a nearby gym. Other than that, excellent stay for a short... More 

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Davis, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Rex opened in 1907 and must have been a beautiful place on opening day. It's been restored and updated as a Joie de Vivre hotel, a group well known for its boutique hotels around the world. The rooms are decorated in South of France colors and with matching artwork. Prices are reasonable, particularly considering where the hotel is situated--... More 

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

Dear Triumph3A, Thank you so much for your kind comments about your stay at Hotel Rex. It sounds like you stayed with us on a night we had one of our popular Society Caberet shows. I love how the shows fit so well with the history of the hotel - so glad you enjoyed it. We look forward to serving... More 

Irvine, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed my stay and the people are very friendly and helpful. The room was spacious and well appointed, very clean and the overall vibe of the hotel is awesome. The location is excellent and you're walking distance from just about anything you could want. The room I had didn't really have a view, but that didn't matter to me.... More 

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

Dear JamesTrvlr, We appreciate your feedback about your recent stay at Hotel Rex. I will look into your comment about the shower pressure you experienced, and I thank you for letting me know. If it's not too much trouble, would you mind emailing me so I can locate what room you stayed in? Thank you again, and we look forward... More 

Reno, Nevada
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Hotel Rex this past weekend. The hotel is very clean, the staff is incredibly friendly, and the location is perfect. Less than one block away from a cable car stop, a parking garage is right around the corner on Mason. Union square is just a short walk away. The room was a nice size, everything functioned... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The room is is small ,but has everything that you need. The staff is just so sweet and genuine. They are being nice because they are nice NOT just because. Loved the morning newspaper,valet parking,drinks in the lounge lending library and heartfelt eating suggestions. We keep coming back because this is a place with heart!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We go to SF several times a year and always try to book a room at The Rex. One block from Union Square, we love the friendly staff, the old world feel, the colorful rooms and the comfortable feel of the library bar. They offer a complimentary glass of wine in the bar during "happy hour" and live music on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best hotels I've stayed in SF, really friendly, great location, live music and a free glass of wine, nice touch. Quiet room at the back, very comfortable. Different in a good way, not your standard big chain hotel.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I like class and polish. This place is a classic hotel. Very helpful staff. The room was nice with a very good bathroom. Interestingly the place had older decor but it didn't feel dated. Clearly it is done to a classic look. Free internet which was good. Clean. But a little small on reflection. That was the strange thing about... More 

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Address: 562 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Union Square
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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Also Known As:
Rex Hotel San Francisco
Hotel Rex San Francisco
Rex San Francisco
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#7 Spa Hotel in San Francisco
#19 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#37 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#55 Family Hotel in San Francisco

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