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Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre hotel

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Chicago,IL
Reviewed December 5, 2009

We really enjoyed our stay at Hotel Rex. The location is excellent - close to the BART stop, cable cars and the streetcar. Easy walking to Chinatown, the Embarcadero and Nob Hill. The room was nicely decorated, good size, a lot of light and the bathroom was large. We loved the library like bar. Felt like we were in a...

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Sydney
Reviewed November 30, 2009

What a special atmosphere, from the moment you are welcomed by the friendly and professional staff who were only too happy to help with any request no matter how small. Hotel Rex is in a great location near all the action and the ambience is special with loads of personality and character that is all too often lacking in the...

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Essex, UK
Reviewed November 28, 2009

We stayed at the Hotel Rex for four nights in early November. The check in staff were extremely helpful and friendly and we found all staff were the same high calibre. We had a deluxe double double room and found it plenty big enough even with our cases laid out on the floor. The beds were very comfy and the...

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Philadelphia
Reviewed November 26, 2009

Very nice place to stay. Room was large enough for 2. Great location near Union Square, Nob Hill and public transportation. Polite and helpful staff. I loved the complimentary glass of wine each evening and the free a.m. coffee. I will be traveling to SFa couple of times each year, and I will definitely stay here again. The perfect place...

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Brazil
Reviewed November 25, 2009

Hotel Rex almost ruined my honeymoon.....I`ve stayed at this "boutique" hotel at room 316 last week and it possibly was my worst experience in an American hotel. The problems and lousy service started at the check in: the front desk officer checked every detail in my passport and US Visa for full five minutes, using even a small flashlight to...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed November 25, 2009

I picked Hotel Rex based on the high Tripadvisor ratings. Well, we were surely disappointed. The room and the bathroom are both tiny. The green blanket that over the bed looked old and worn. The towel was incredibly rough and felt like an old rag. The room had minimal decor. Aside from the LCD TV screen, the room really felt...

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melbourne
Reviewed November 21, 2009

We recently stayed at the Rex for 3 nights and highly recommend this hotel. Dave the barman was friendly and informative, directing us to the Grand Cafe on Geary St for dinner one evening and it was superb. Great food, service and the building is beautiful and incredibly well priced meals. The location of the hotel is excellent, just a...

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San Luis Obispo, CA
Reviewed November 18, 2009

Hotel Rex is a gem. The decor is original, the customer service is exceptional, and the room rates are highly reasonable. Panache for the value-conscious visitor. I booked a reservation three weeks in advance for a reunion of classmates (15). The hotel was chosen by reputation, location, value, and friendliness to pets. It didn't disappoint and in fact exceeded all...

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Texas
Reviewed November 18, 2009

My husband, 2 adult children and other family members stayed here for 4 nights. The beds were very comfortable and the hotel was relatively quiet. That is very important to us! We ordered room service for breakfast one morning and the food was just okay. The only other downside was not having an ice machine on the floor and had...

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Sacramento, California
Reviewed November 17, 2009

I had a wonderful 3 night stay at the Rex Hotel. I am a Bay Area resident, but decided to stay at the hotel in San Francisco to avoid the long morning commute to the conference I was attending in the city. This hotel is in a perfect location just a few blocks up from the San Francisco Union Square...

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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 94102-1102
Location: United States > California > San Francisco > Union Square
Price Range: $184 - $387 (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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#10 Spa Hotel in San Francisco
#26 Business Hotel in San Francisco
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#56 Family Hotel in San Francisco
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“Go for a room with a view.”
jeffsagas, 5 days ago | Read review
“Our room was fine, although overlooked the emergency staircase and not much else - request a room at front of hotel”
BillySinclair, 5 weeks ago | Read review
“Ask for a room which doesn't face Sutter, it is very noisy”
duckleader, Feb 13, 2017 | Read review
“Rooms at the back are nice and quiet”
MrsJH667, Feb 5, 2017 | Read review
“better not to near elevator and service area.”
Anuragme, Feb 1, 2017 | Read review
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