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Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre hotel

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Windsor
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wonderful experience from checkin to checkout. Cheerful and efficient staff in a boutique hotel with great ambience and downtown location. Our stay was perfect! Even though we are "locals", we'll stay again when we have a late night/early morning City event to attend!

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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Overall the hotel is good. It is an older building but that is part of the charm. If your expecting a newer hotel with fancy rooms then this may not be for you. If you want charm and history this is a good place. My room was small but clean. There was not much of a view and the window...

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Yuba City
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Always a great experience. Great central location with access to many parts of the city. The Library Bar is a perfect place to have early evening cocktails while listening to live jazz, and then return to at the end of the night's activities. The staff was very helpful in recommending nearby dining and entertainment options.

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Richardson, Texas
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just returned from our third stay at the Rex. It's a charming hotel in a great location. Walked to so many nearby shops and restaurants. The staff at the Rex is fantastic, so friendly and attentive. Already excited to start planning our next SF trip!

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

A great little hotel with a real artsy feel. Fantastic reception staff who took care of the car parking when it turned out we'd misunderstood the parking permits system. After a somewhat hair raising drive through San Fran to find the hotel this was much appreciated!! The hotel had a much different feel to a corporate hotel - a bit...

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Camberley Surrey
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

This is the first time that we feel Trip Advisor has let us down. On the plus side, this hotel is in a brilliant location - close to union square with access to trams and buses heading all over San Francisco. Beds and bedding are great. Library bar delightful and full of character. Tea and coffee available free from the...

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Livingston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed here for 5 nights as part of my 60th birthday sojourn around the USA. Ideal location with street cars, F Line trams and trolley busses to all parts of the city within a minute or two's walk. A real oasis within the city - the lobby, bar area and corridors all have a library/literary theme to them. The bar...

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Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the people, bed and location. Rooms a bit run down. Time for an upgrade - most especially bathrooms and lighting. Library bar very cozy - good spot to meet up or chill between events. Nice concept.

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Santa Cruz, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a fantastic stay at this quaint and friendly hotel near Union Square. We walked or took the Muni buses all over town. Enjoyed Golden Gate Park, Chinatown, and various neighborhoods. Had brunch at the Presidio Social Club which was a fun and delicious experience. Other good food finds were Johnny Foley's and Park Chow. We just love The City!

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Austin
Reviewed 1 week ago

My 12 year old daughter and I spent spring break in San Francisco and stayed at Hotel Rex. The property is old and could use a little sprucing up - say cobwebs on the ceiling in my room and used some air freshener to alleviate the musty smell - but it is very comfortable and authentic. Staff at the front...

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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
Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Union Square
Price Range: $258 - $553 (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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“Our room was fine, although overlooked the emergency staircase and not much else - request a room at front of hotel”
 of 5 bubbles BillySinclair, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room which doesn't face Sutter, it is very noisy”
 of 5 bubbles duckleader, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms at the back are nice and quiet”
 of 5 bubbles MrsJH667, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“better not to near elevator and service area.”
 of 5 bubbles Anuragme, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Get a room in the back if a quiet one is important to you.”
 of 5 bubbles Real_Grenadine, 27 Dec 2016 | Read review
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