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Perth, Australia
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed at the Rex for a week as our first stop off in a trip around the US. Upon arrival the staff were friendly, and throughout our stay were always welcoming and helpful. The hotel certainly has a theme throughout (see the many pictures) and the rooms stay true to this. So if you're not a fan of period... More 

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Mario M, General Manager at Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Ryan Q - Thanks for the review, glad you found the team to be friendly and welcoming. Please let us know how we can ensure a 5-star rating on your next visit. We love the feedback as we continuously improve. Can't wait to welcome you back! More 

New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I stood at the Hotel Rex in October 2016 for a quick getaway. I was charmed by the hotel's cozy atmosphere (you really do just want to curl up with a good book here) and free wine in the evenings. While I could be dismissed as a boozy millennial for highlighting that as an advantage, solo travelers could use free... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel, staff, restaurant and bar fantastic if a little quirky. Couldn't have chosen a better location (just up from Union Sq) for a fantastic five day stay in San Francisco. Staff couldn't have been more helpful & friendly. Rooms were of a decent size & clean and were serviced everyday. No grumbles at all and would stay again and again.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at Hotel Rex a couple of weeks ago on s work trip. Excellent location and free wine in the afternoon. Beyond that, not really much going for it at all. Room: tiny, and with a view of a brick wall. The bathtub was slightly dirty and with cracks in it. Service: the front desk folks were pretty spaced... More 

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Mario M, General Manager at Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Lindsey V - Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent stay with us. Honest guest feedback is critical to our improvement as a hotel so we certainly value yours. I am sorry we failed to meet your expectations as a property and can appreciate your frustration. Thank you again for your feedback and I hope you... More 

Crater Lake, Oregon
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is typical of many of the boutiques you find scattered throughout the city. Absolutely nothing wrong with the property as it comes in squarely in the center of the rating scale. It's a good alternative to the egregiously overpriced hotels found in the city center, but don't expect a lot more than a place to hang your hat... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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78 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for 8 nights in this boutique style old hotel. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. The hotel is about 5 blocks up from the start of the cable car on Market Street up a rise and is close to groceries and restaurants. The staff were very friendly and helpful. There is a self service laundromat a block... More 

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Dustin K, Manager at Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Hello palmnz, We are pleased you enjoyed your time with us. The city can be noisy at times and hope you didn't lose too much sleep. We would love to have you back so you can enjoy one of our quieter off the street rooms. Thank you for your genuine feedback. Regards, Dustin Kabai Assistant General Manager More 

Bournemouth, England
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39 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First impressions were good, very friendly and helpful at reception. Corridors need better lighting to counteract the brown walls. Room was on the small side, but comfortable. Enjoyed the free wine at happy hour, but only limited food was available.

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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am currently writing this from one of the rooms although I shall await leaving to post it. As I look around at the dimly lit, drearily decorated and extremely dated room around me, I wonder where it all went so wrong. This hotel could be exactly what it is advertised as, a quirky 30's style hotel with a unique... More 

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Zichron Yaakov, Israel
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50 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel is well located near Union Square. Staff was nice and helpful. Nice happy hour in the afternoons. Room was generally nice but a little dated. The only downside was the air conditioning. I like to sleep with AC, and the room only had a window unit. The unit as quite noisy, and since it is situated in the window... More 

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Bendigo, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel is a little old and dated but clean and good quality linen, a must for me. Great location near union square and if you catch the train (Bart) to Powell stop, you can just walk up the road to the hotel. Walk to Union square to jump on a cable car or a bus. Certainly not luxury of... More 

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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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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: $142 - $391 (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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“Rooms located at the back of the building are quieter than those at the front.”
 of 5 bubbles somedayjetset, 1 week ago | Read review
“only one room with double bed on each floor”
 of 5 bubbles dough302, Oct 21, 2016 | Read review
“Quiet is good, but no sunlight with window facing a wall”
 of 5 bubbles Ken0739, Oct 18, 2016 | Read review
“The suite that we stayed in was excellent”
 of 5 bubbles johngJ8926JU, Oct 14, 2016 | Read review
“Maybe ask for room at the rear of hotel ,it's in a very noisy area”
 of 5 bubbles Travellerange55, Oct 12, 2016 | Read review
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