I found this hotel by accident a couple of years ago. Wanted to be near Union Square, but all of my regular choices (Sir Frances Drake, The Clift, Campton Place)were booked, and I was also trying to spend less while there. The Rex is a trip- both as an experience, and also as in "back in time". It's very artfully decorated with vintage paintings (all women) , has the moody vibe of a private club in 1920's London. Very comfortable library bar with friendly bar tenders and guests. The rooms are small, as usual with an authentic old place like this, but they make the best of them. Beds are good. Decor is cheery and comfy. The stairs are wooden and creak in the cool way of old places- I'm glad they have allowed it to stay that way. There used to be a very sweet resident dog that greeted me on arrival. Parking available. Average rate is about $240 on non-weekend nights. I always enjoy myself there, and the location is terrific.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Rex Hotel San Francisco
- Hotel Rex San Francisco
- Rex San Francisco