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Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre hotel

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love boutique, charming hotels, and this one is in a fairly central location with an attractive bar and quirky art. It also had a drawback: We got almost no sleep. I'll present the facts, and you can decide whether it's right for you. The staff were very helpful and friendly, but when the clerk gave us a choice of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Most amazing little boutique. The staff was beyond friendly and helped at every moment it was needed. We booked our tours right at the front desk with advice from the staff as to what was best. The library bar is relaxing and fun. They have a take a book leave a book library (great for travelers). The bar staff is... More 

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San Jose, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We found our room to be very small with dated furnishings. We were surprised because the room was more than $240. Carpeting was stained throughout the hotel, suggesting a serious need for updating. Location is excellent, however. Coffee had run out in the morning and it took a while to get the jugs refilled.

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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived early and just wanted to see if our bags could be stored until check-in time. Jeff at the front desk went above and beyond what we expected. He welcomed us to the city and to the Rex and immediately looked for a room for us. He was able to check us in early and get us a great... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Union Square boutique hotel is perfectly located downtown with a cable ride to Fisherman's Wharf. It's not your usual boring hotel instead it has character and traditional furniture (the bar fridge is cleverly built into the desk). The rooms are on the small side but comfortable with everything you need. The staff a very friendly and accommodating. Guest receive... More 

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Tonsberg, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at hotel Rex for 3 nights. Friendly welcome and helpful people at the reception. We travelled with our teenage daughter and explored the city from morning to late afternoon. Meant that we did not use the hotel to more than sleep and relax a bit in the evening. Hotel Rex is virtually 5 mins from Union Square and... More 

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Baton Rouge, LA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an update to my June 2011 review. We just stayed there again and I want to add the following: (1) I'm really impressed with the ergonomics. This time we stayed in a very small queen-bedded room but it didn't feel small. The essentials are all there, and are designed and placed in a way that ensures a klutz... More 

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our stay began with a wonderful welcome by Jeff at the front desk. It was early and I did not expect to get into our room, but they did have a room available. Jeff was also helpful about arranging for our son's room, who was arriving later that day and then pointing out things we could do during the day.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Super location close to the cable car, shops and restaurants and a friendly staff. However the rooms are disappointing and need renovation. The color scheme is strange to say the least and the carpets are stained and dirty. Too expensive for that type of room.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff was absolutely excellent and so accommodating. Andrew helps us get settled in after a long day of travel. We were comped a glass of wine and a room upgrade! The charm and aire of history in this place was incredible. The room was very spacious, clean and comfortable. We would return again!

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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
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
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
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Union Square
Price Range: $205 - $531 (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
Hotel Style:
#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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