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562 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1102
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 12/22/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 12/22/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#3 of 245 hotels in San Francisco
Location
4.8
Cleanliness
4.9
Service
4.8
Value
4.7
Travelers' Choice
Check in and leave the status quo behind. Hotel Emblem San Francisco, an Urban Retreat By Viceroy in downtown San Francisco where Nob Hill meets Union Square and the Theater District, is a haven for those that think as boldly as they live. Inspiring conversation in all the right ways, with plenty of modern provocations, Hotel Emblem features a cocktail-focused restaurant and 96 vibrant guestrooms. Every corner is designed to spark creativity, from the bar inspired by the Beat Generation, to the book-filled Writer’s Alcove in the lobby, to the eclectic guestrooms, where patterns play and an expressive vibe thrives. This hotel is a muse – and you will be, too. Lend your voice at the weekly poetry slam. Get lost in the flow of nightly live jazz. Tap out a few thoughts on the lobby typewriter.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Non-smoking rooms
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misha8yd4a wrote a review Yesterday
Portland, Oregon1 contribution
Hotel and guest room was cool, hip, clever, clean and fun. A boutique hotel that has done all the updating in the best way possible--highly recommend. Also, the hotel front desk and staff was very efficient and friendly.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Thank you misha8yd4a for your review and recognizing the team!
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Wayne G wrote a review May 2022
15 contributions5 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
Nice property. All you could ask for as a central point for playing tourist in San Francisco. Catch the cable car 1/2 block away, walk to restaurants and theater. Excellent staff and very clean, very unique accommodations.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded May 11, 2022
Thank you wglidden1 for your 5 star review!
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C U wrote a review Jun 28
San Antonio, Texas4 contributions3 helpful votes
The concept of this hotel is fun and well executed. Early check in and welcome cocktails got us off on a great start! The books, art, quotes and ambiance were a treat. The room is small (as I would expect in San Fran), but perfectly comfortable and well decorated. I do wish there were black out drapes on the windows, and would recommend adding these, as sleeping I’m is a rare luxury and I want to do it on vacation. We walked EVERYWHERE from this location! The hills are challenging, but most of the distances weren’t too bad. Recommend transportation to farther destinations if you aren’t looking for a work out. There are plenty of restaurants, bars, etc. near by. We also visited the SF MOMA, Fisherman’s Wharf and Lombard Street. The bar was cute, and we were excited to try it, but were underwhelmed. The lights were too bright, the energy felt too hotel lobbyish, the drinks were high priced and just okay. Happy Hour was only 25% off. We found lots of better places all around the area, but they are missing a bit of an opportunity. When walking around I never saw another hotel I wished I’d booked, I just felt proud of this great find with lots of character!
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Thank you C U for your review! We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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Patzik wrote a review Jun 28
5 contributions1 helpful vote
The hotel was wonderful and in a great location. The staff were amazing and super friendly. Sonny definitely deserves a mention along with the manager who went above and beyond with everything and made the stay even more enjoyable! Highly recommend this hotel!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Thank you Patzik for your review and recognizing Sonny and the team!
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Ali A wrote a review Jun 23
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This is a great hotel. Fantastic decor, friendly staff, clean rooms, and close to everything downtown SAn Francisco has to offer. I arrived early and the front desk was extremely helpful in getting me into my room early. I can’t say enough good things about how the customer focused service that was provided.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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gershj wrote a review Jun 23
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Cool hotel, great location. Booked through a 3rd party rather than the hotel directly but had no problems. Loved all the boutique-y touches and optional amenities. Would definitely stay again in the future.
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Thank you for your review gershj! We look forward to welcoming you back again!
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SunshineSandi16 wrote a review Jun 23
London, United Kingdom9 contributions10 helpful votes
This was our first stop off - San Franscisco on our road trip. We chose this hotel, due to the reviews. The whole stay was welcoming and relaxing. My thanks to Gitaryali, Reception, who was so friendly - being that we are in our young 60s/70s!! The whole team were able to help with our requests, ordering of taxis, recommended where to eat .. bringing this whole experience to life. We did not want a chain-hotel - during our hotel, with it quirkyness and fun .. we were not disappointed. A high standard of hygiene throughout. The bar/restaurant added to the ambience, with persons enjoying themselves of different ages. The coffee shop had a great choice of savoury and sweet, plus refreshments. We felt very safe in the location, with a small walk to the main square and catching the trams. We plan to return and here I will request to stay again.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Thank you SunshineSandi16 for your amazing review and recognizing Gitanjali! We look forward to welcoming you back again!
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Cosmopolitan262932 wrote a review Jun 21
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Having not been to the San Francisco area for over 20 years, we picked this hotel based on other reviews and location. Hotel Emblem did not disappoint! The check-in process was so easy and everyone is very friendly and helpful. We loved how the hotel and our room was decorated. Not something you’d find at other big hotels. The coffee shop downstairs was delicious and the location was safe and central to everything. Highly recommend!
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Thank you Cosmopolitan262932 for your 5 star review!
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alison18losangeles wrote a review Jun 20
los angeles809 contributions25 helpful votes
Great boutique hotel in wonderful location. The manager has assembled a very enthusiastic team and they make you feel very welcome. In particular, Audra, Orion and Cora were very helpful at the front desk. For a long stay, I do recommend upgrading to the larger king rooms in the back. What a treat -- windows that open, overlooking a garden, walk-in shower, and generous-sized room....and so quiet. The regular rooms are also very nice, just more typical size for a downtown hotel. We could select the days we wanted housekeeping by removing our "do not disturb" sign and the one day we had housekeeping was excellent. Also, the water bottle refilling station and fortune cookie jar on each floor were nice touches. Definitely would stay here again and recommend to family and friends. Tip: Rather than use the valet parking, we parked down the block at 450 Sutter. They offer in and out privileges if you say you are at a hotel in the area. It was self-park and very convenient and saved a few dollars.
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Thank you alison18losangeles for your review! We hope to welcome you back soon!
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merkenstock wrote a review Jun 20
Seattle, Washington3 contributions3 helpful votes
We had a wonderful stay at hotel Emblem. The staff was extremely kind and nice, they were also very accommodating for us when i had made a mistake with my reservation. The rooms were clean, beds comfy and the bar/restaurant downstairs was great! We also loved having the coffee shop right inside the building. We are absolutely staying here again when we come back to SF. Thanks again!!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
$259 - $351 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
rex hotel san francisco, hotel rex san francisco, rex san francisco
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Hotel Rex San Francisco
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSan FranciscoDowntown San Francisco / Downtown / Union Square
NUMBER OF ROOMS
96
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Emblem San Francisco
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Emblem San Francisco?
Nearby attractions include Marrakech Magic Theater (0.3 miles), San Francisco Playhouse (0.07 miles), and Grace Cathedral (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Emblem San Francisco?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a lounge, room service, and meeting rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Emblem San Francisco?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Emblem San Francisco?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, breakfast, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Emblem San Francisco?
Yes, a parking garage, secured parking, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Emblem San Francisco?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lapisara Eatery, Liholiho Yacht Club, and Tacorea.
Is Hotel Emblem San Francisco located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of San Francisco.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Emblem San Francisco?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Emblem San Francisco?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Hotel Emblem San Francisco offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Emblem San Francisco?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Alcatraz Island (2.7 miles), Golden Gate Bridge (4.3 miles), and City Lights Booksellers (0.6 miles).