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Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre hotel

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Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 9 April 2010

We've stayed in many SF hotels, particularly around Union Square, always on the lookout for our 'default' hotel. We found it in the Rex. Perfect location just up from the Square, wonderful decor, a cozy library/lobby featuring a full bar with lively happy hour, and an exceptionally friendly and helpful staff. Didn't have dinner or room service at the attached...

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uk wales
Reviewed 7 April 2010

Excellent place to stay to visit San Francisco - very good food, wonderful relaxing ambiance. Staff are some of the best I have experienced in all the hotels I have staye across the World. I would not hesitate to recommend.

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Key West, FL
Reviewed 6 April 2010

We felt like we had stumbled across an unknown gem when we discovered everything this hotel has to offer. Great location, great staff, good food, free glass of wine every night, free entertainment...Can't think what I would improve in this hotel. I loved it.

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CT
Reviewed 6 April 2010

All the reviews are spot-on. This hotel has friendly service, a funky decor, great location and at VERY reasonable prices. My room was a teeny bit tired (it's not a new hotel), but for the price it was well worth it. I would gladly stay there again.

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Ct
Reviewed 31 March 2010

I recently stayed at the Hotel Rex for two nights with a group of friends and really enjoyed it. The front desk, bartenders and staff were friendly and extremely helpful, which made our stay even more special. The location, in Union Square, is extremely convenient and the overall experience was perfect. I'd recommend this hotel to anyone who is looking...

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St. Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 29 March 2010

I had a great experience at Hotel Rex. The staff was friendly, professional and helpful. My room was well lit, clean and beautifully decorated. There was a nice large flat screen tv, comfortable large bed, wifi Plus the valet service was a deal. I will refer friends and family. I hope to stay at the Rex again.

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East Anglia, UK
Reviewed 29 March 2010

A small friendly hotel - with great staff - and a free glass of wine in the early evenings, often accompanied by live music - with the ambience of a cultured small private club rather than the soulless anticharm of a chain hotel. The first room we were offered was rather gloomy, but thge second - no quibbling - was...

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Reviewed 24 March 2010

Hotel Rex is the best of many worlds with it's dog friendly central location, along with well appointed rooms and hotel amenities, this truly is a place I will return to. With the complimentary glass of wine in the bar in the early evening and the restaurant on site, this is a great hotel.

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Philadelphia
Reviewed 24 March 2010

From checking in to checking out, the front desk check-in person was extremely helpful, friendly, and warming. He upgraded our room to a deluxe king for no additional charges. He also extended our check-out time by 1hour since we were running a little late. The room was clean and very comfortable. We would definitely return if we ever needed a...

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Folsom
Reviewed 24 March 2010

The Hotel, has a back to the 50ish kind of feel, with updated amenities. Loved the room decor, from the paint on the walls, to the artistic lamps and furniture. The linens were upscale, and comfortable, and the rooms are arranged well, no wasted space, but ample at the same time. We really enjoyed the romantic feel of the entire...

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 

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Address: 562 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1102
Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Union Square
Price Range: $191 - $524 (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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“Rooms located at the back of the building are quieter than those at the front.”
 of 5 bubbles somedayjetset, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“only one room with double bed on each floor”
 of 5 bubbles dough302, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Quiet is good, but no sunlight with window facing a wall”
 of 5 bubbles Ken0739, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The suite that we stayed in was excellent”
 of 5 bubbles johngJ8926JU, 14 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Maybe ask for room at the rear of hotel ,it's in a very noisy area”
 of 5 bubbles Travellerange55, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
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