Our stay at Hotel Rex was thoroughly adequate. I booked the room on a special they were having, which was the best price I could find on short notice for a central SF location. I tried to curb my review to be as objective and generous as possible, with awareness that just because the style of the hotel doesn't match my taste, doesn't mean it provides a poor stay.
- Excellent location.
- The hotel was VERY clean and well kept. The antique furniture was well preserved and the mattress looked new.
- Cleaning service was thorough.
- Our 'deluxe' room had a huge flat screen TV.
- Our room was wonderfully quiet at night; we couldn't hear adjoining rooms or noise outside.
- Staff provided an extra blanket when requested.
- Our room was missing one face towel and any shampoo upon arrival.
- For a 'deluxe' room, I think it was lacking some amenities, like a hair dryer or mini fridge.
- The mattress was hard, and I generally prefer hard mattresses.
- The one window had an A/C unit in it, so we couldn't close it at night when we were cold (thus the request for an extra blanket).
- Staff was professional but not welcoming or friendly.
I'm torn on whether I'd recommend Hotel Rex. I think it could be a wonderful stay for those who are willing to overlook minor disappointments in order to get the historic, boutique hotel feel.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Rex Hotel San Francisco
- Hotel Rex San Francisco
- Rex San Francisco