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562 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1102
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Check in and leave the status quo behind. Hotel Emblem San Francisco, an Urban Retreat By Viceroy in downtown San Francisco where Nob Hill meets Union Square and the Theater District, is a haven for those that think as boldly as they live. Inspiring conversation in all the right ways, with plenty of modern provocations, Hotel Emblem features a cocktail-focused restaurant and 96 vibrant guestrooms. Every corner is designed to spark creativity, from the bar inspired by the Beat Generation, to the book-filled Writer’s Alcove in the lobby, to the eclectic guestrooms, where patterns play and an expressive vibe thrives. This hotel is a muse – and you will be, too. Lend your voice at the weekly poetry slam. Get lost in the flow of nightly live jazz. Tap out a few thoughts on the lobby typewriter.
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Non-smoking hotel
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edmjl wrote a review Jan. 2023
amsterdam203 contributions22 helpful votes
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Since our flight from Auckland arrived at early morning hour, we arrived at the hotel way before the actual check-in time, thanks to friendly front desk staff (Joi) we could have an early check in. Another friendly staff, Sonny, was kind enough bringing out overloaded suitcases to our room. Room was located at the 2nd floor, easily reached by staircase. Although the room didn’t have any spectacular view (overlooking I guess the messy back side of another building) , it was clean and tidy. Being closed to Union Square (only a block away), it made us easier to commute ourselves to another parts of the city. +Positive: good location, friendly staffs -Negative: poor view from the room, audible noises from the hallway when people taking, specially from the housekeeping staffs (since we experienced tremendous jet lag and needed the much sleep, the morning cacophonies from the housekeeping staffs were kind of disturbing)
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Fungai M, Owner at Hotel Emblem San Francisco
Responded 2 days ago
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. Please accept our profound apologies for the stay you mentioned as having - please kindly reach out to me directly so that we may speak about your experiences in greater detail. I look forward to speaking with you. Regards Fungai 415.433.4434
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switchedup wrote a review Aug. 2022
Edmonton, Canada36 contributions11 helpful votes
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Hotel Staff were wonderful and accommodating. The hotel itself is unique and stylish with cute touches that make you feel like you belong with the feeling they are happy to have you stay with them. The central location close to shopping and the famous street cars make this a wonderful spot whether staying for a few days or longer. Definitely recommend!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded Aug. 27, 2022
Thank you switchedup for your 5 star review!
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Michelle J wrote a review Jan. 2023
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"Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the new story you are willing to create." — Oprah Winfrey. Calling all free thinkers and creative minds… This is your chance to step outside the traditional mainstream hotel and surround yourself with expressive patterns and textures. Hotel Emblem San Francisco (an urban retreat by Viceroy Hotel Group) offers you boutique style accommodations all the while providing you with exceptional guest service. From the Writers Alcove to the strategically placed typewriters throughout, Hotel Emblem San Francisco (an urban retreat by Viceroy Hotel Group) is inspired by the “Beat Generation” that lived and breathed a life less ordinary. It truly is a creative haven. Today, I had the opportunity to tour the Emblem Hotel with Tony Chappell, Group Sales Manager. To be honest, I could’ve stayed all morning and talked about art with him. Tony was knowledgeable, hospitable and fun to talk to. Such a great resource for the hotel! ~~~~~ If you are looking for a smaller (intimate boutique style) hotel for a group event, I’d highly recommend checking it out. They are ranked as the # 2 hotel in all of San Francisco on TripAdvisor…. What is their secret you ask? Happy employees equals happy guests! ~~~~~ GET INSPIRED! Each guestroom has a writing desk over which an inspiration board is filled with photos, notes, and more. I personally loved this feature!
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Response from Fungai M, Owner at Hotel Emblem San Francisco
Responded 2 days ago
WoW!! Thank you so much for your very kind words about our Hotel, its unique vibe and amenities and moreover the happiness and positivity you felt from the team and Tony. Your comments melted our hearts and will absolutely be shared with Tony and our team at large. Please do come back and see us again soon!
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Lionel L wrote a review Jan. 2023
7 contributions21 helpful votes
An atypical hotel set up in this old building . Wonderful service from check -in to check out . Very caring staff and a cozy stay overall . Very flexible and accommodating. Made my stay much better !
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Fungai M, Owner at Hotel Emblem San Francisco
Responded 2 days ago
Dear @lionell18 thank you for the wonderful comments about the coziness of our Hotel and beyond that, the genuine care and comfort you received from our team. This means a lot to us - we will for sure keep the magic going! We hope to welcome you back again soon
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Nelli G wrote a review Jan. 2023
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Rooms are not huge but they have city views and are very clean. The theme of art and literature all around the hotel is charming and the location can’t be beat. Staff was very kind and attentive without being too overbearing, Sunny in particular made everything very easy. Would stay here again!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: They have an extensive list of amenities like bike rental, aromatherapy for the room, board games...
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Response from Fungai M, Owner at Hotel Emblem San Francisco
Responded 2 days ago
Dear NelliG thank you for your kind comments about the service levels of our team, Sonny in particular - and moreover, the cleanliness of our Hotel. We take pride in being at our best always and we hope that helps to ensure your return to stay with us again soon.
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Laurie A wrote a review Jan. 2023
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This place is very chill, and the staff, for the most part, are very responsive. Joi lives up to her name and is an absolute joy to deal with! The location is perfect, near good restaurants and bars and Fisherman's Wharf. The bar is fun, and the breakfast place is good and quick. There's a full breakfast joint nearby if it's not enough.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Response from Fungai M, Owner at Hotel Emblem San Francisco
Responded 2 days ago
Dear @laurieaJ4028AC thank you for your awesome comments about Joi, the responsiveness of our team and as well, the chill vibe at our Hotel. Please come back and see us again soon!
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megan C wrote a review Jan. 2023
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I loved the character of hotel emblem. The staff was great. It was an easy walk to the conference I was attending and multiple restaurants and bars. My room was so quiet, peaceful, and equipped with everything I needed for a 5 day stay. :)
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Responded 2 days ago
Hello @megan C we are so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay, our proximity to MOSCONE and moreover, the service levels you recieved from our team. Please come back soon!
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Elizabeth B wrote a review Jan. 2023
22 contributions1 helpful vote
Went to the bar after a long day at work. The service is amazing, Rebecca and Kristen are amazing. They offer recommendations and they do not let your glass run dry. Nothing like service with a smile! And friendly conversation! A must do! Sit at the bar counter. Or there’s comfy booths and space in front of the faux fireplace, makes it so nice and cozy!
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Response from Fungai M, Owner at Hotel Emblem San Francisco
Responded 2 days ago
Dear @ebrasier921 thank you so much for shouting out our Obscenity Bar and even more so, your kind words about Rebecca and Kristen! We hope you will come back and see us again soon!
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drivasb wrote a review Jan. 2023
Santa Barbara, California2 contributions
Thank you Sonny, Joy, Gitanjali, Cora and the rest of the staff who made this visit so pleasant and enjoyable. Thank you for the top notch hospitality and accommodations. The room was comfy and clean. The spacious bathroom worked well for special needs child. Loved having the cafe adjacent to the lobby. Lobby was great for chillin. The bar was fantastic and the old fashioneds were superb! We all can't wait for the next trip here.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Response from Fungai M, Owner at Hotel Emblem San Francisco
Responded 2 days ago
Wow!! This has to be one of the coolest reviews we have ever gotten! Thank you for recognizing our team, the cleanliness of the rooms, the great cafe and the awesome drinks in Obscenity Bar!! Please come back again soon!
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Kirsten N wrote a review Jan. 2023
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Just stayed at the Emblem for a few nights on a business trip. The team at the front desk and door were beyond lovely and accommodating. One of the warmest welcomes I've received at a property. Thank you Joi, Mandy, Sonny & Joel for making the trip so easy. I'll definitely be back the next time I'm in town.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Thank you so much for seeing our team and all of their individual efforts that together helped make your stay a memorable experience. We absolutely look forward to your return!
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PRICE RANGE
US$228 - US$308 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
rex hotel san francisco, hotel rex san francisco, rex san francisco
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Hotel Rex San Francisco
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSan FranciscoDowntown San Francisco / Downtown / Union Square
NUMBER OF ROOMS
96
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Emblem San Francisco
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Emblem San Francisco?
Nearby attractions include Marrakech Magic Theater (0.4 km), San Francisco Playhouse (0.1 km), and Grace Cathedral (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Emblem San Francisco?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a lounge, room service, and meeting rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Emblem San Francisco?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Emblem San Francisco?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, breakfast, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Emblem San Francisco?
Yes, a parking garage, secured parking, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Emblem San Francisco?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lapisara Eatery, Liholiho Yacht Club, and Fino Bar & Ristorante.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Emblem San Francisco?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Emblem San Francisco?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Hotel Emblem San Francisco offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Emblem San Francisco?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Golden Gate Bridge (6.9 km), Alcatraz Island (4.3 km), and City Lights Booksellers (1.0 km).