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Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre hotel

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Napa, California
Reviewed 12 April 2010

With all the Hotels in the city, you can pretty much throw a rock and hit three ,and all too often spend a fortune, or miss...... but my Fiance and I wanted something quaint, friendly, fun, price friendly, and most of all clean. We LOVED Hotel Rex. Conveniently located just off Union Square, close by parking garages, friendly staff, great...

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Napa, CA
Reviewed 12 April 2010

Very nice hotel, upgraded rooms, nice hotel bar!!!!! Location is great!

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Reviewed 12 April 2010

I stayed at the Hotel Rex during my last business trip to San Francisco and was amazed at the personal attention I received. In fact, the Director of Operations sat down with my wife and me when we arrived late on a Saturday night and told us all about the hotel, great places to eat and visit and even some...

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Reviewed 11 April 2010

We booked this hotel based on several reviews in tripadvisor and other guide books. We found the advice right on target. The hotel was a great value and located very close to many attractions and shopping. We will look forward to staying here again some day.

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San Diego
Reviewed 8 April 2010

I recently stayed at Hotel Rex and was VERY pleased with the whole experience. Since it is a boutique hotel they offer great customer service and make you feel very comfortable. I met a lot of members of the staff and they took the time to see how everything was for me which made me feel very welcome. It was...

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Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 8 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 5 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 5 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 30 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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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: $251 - $547 (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
Hotel Style:
#10 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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