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Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre hotel

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hotel is vintage ,redone but they forgot to brighten it up. Window airconditioner was loud and not very powerful on a 89 degree day. Great location in union square. Great diner Lori's 1/2 block away for a good breakfast. , Hotel did offer breakfast but better to go to Lori's. .

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Hotel was quite good although the from our room was looking out onto a load of aircon units and the backs of other hotels. Not great but we were hardly in the room. The hotel was decorated 40s/50s style and was very nice. it is in a prime spot for tourism. Almost on the route for the famous trolley... More 

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Dunbar
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed at the Rex and it was good. On the down side the room was small and no view but it is a city hotel. On the up side check in was welcoming. There was a free drink every night and then one night there was music. Staff were good. Would recommend as I am sure other places would be... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel oozes elegance and class. The room was clean and surprisingly large. Bathroom was clean towels were fluffy and shower hot and powerful The staff are efficient and friendly. Ice gets delivered by request as no ice machine. The breakfast room:library doubles up as the bar area later and is old world charming. Lots of dark wood and low... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Trail finders booked this hotel for us, it is very comfortable, close to many of the amentities and big red bus route for sightseeing. The free drinks from 5-7pm and coffee/tea in the morning was very welcome. Staff were very helpful, we stayed for three nights at the beginning of a road trip through various National Parks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stayed in Hotel Rex and enjoyed a night in the bar there upon arrival. The bar itself is small and you order at the bar, rather than table, but that's fine. The wine was good and well served. The ice water was served in a recycled whiskey bottle (nice touch). I'd happily recommend!

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for 3 nights in August as part of a road trip in California. The hotel is in a great central location for exploring. The building has a great history, and the staff very accommodating the free glass of wine in the afternoon is a nice touch. We had a bedroom on the 7th floor which was average... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our stay. It's comfortable, clean, very friendly and helpful staff. We had Valet Parking on arrival and a welcome glass of wine in the library bar (and there was a complementary glass at 5pm each eve). Great place to hang out and swap stories. The location was great for all we wanted to do. Do get a comfortable... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice boutique hotel that has a great central location. It's located on block from Dragon Gate (the entrance to Chinatown) and two blocks from Union Square (travel hub and shopping district). The hotel models itself after a 1930's literary salon, and the lobby details fit the theme perfectly. In the evening, the lobby turns into "The Library... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location is great, near Union Square, but away from the worst of the crowds. The staff are friendly and the glass of wine each day a nice touch. The rooms are a little dated though - in mostly good condition, though and some may like the retro feel.

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Originally home to rallies supporting the Union Army in the Civil War, this grand square has become the city's premier shopping and entertainment district containing the largest number of upscale department stores, chic boutiques, art galleries and theaters in the city. It's a large open area where tourists and locals gather, watch cable cars and crowds go by, enjoy a snack, or plan their day of shopping and sightseeing, If feeling the pulsating energy of the city is on your agenda, Union Square is the place to soak it in.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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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 

Additional Information about Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre hotel

Address: 562 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1102
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Union Square
Price Range: $177 - $484 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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#11 Spa Hotel in San Francisco
#26 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#47 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#56 Family Hotel in San Francisco
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