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Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre hotel
Ranked #62 of 230 Hotels in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This cute hotel was located in a wonderful location, convenient to many tourist attractions and modes of transportation.However, what makes this hotel wonderful is the staff! From the moment you step through the door, you realize you have landed in a special place. From its library bar, comfortable and spacious rooms and great meeting room, you are greeted by employees who enjoy their job and take pride in their workplace. I cannot see me staying anywhere else in San Francisco! This hotel has all that you need for a memorable visit. A special thank you to Senior Lupe!

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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled on business
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

Great location near Union Square, decent size room for a family of four. Decor and room furniture could perhaps do with some updating, wardrobe was slightly broken and the bedside clock/iPhone dock was frankly dangerous due to the power cable being damaged. We returned this to reception but didn't receive a replacement. The restaurant really is just a bar serving snacks rather than a full restaurant, but food was okay and bar staff friendly.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

Check in/out and car valet was seamless and quick. Everyone was very friendly in a sincere way. questions were answered clearly and with a smile. Location was fairly central and finding transportation was easy. Would definitely stay again!

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

I was here on a business trip aug 2017. Good large room, good location very close to Union Square and a very nice restaurant with friendly staff and very affordable but good food. Wifi worked on my laptop but not on my phone.

Disappointing was the compulsory purchase of a'coupon' for a free wine hour a day, 10$ daily discount on the restaurant and some other things. At 21$ that just seems a sneaky way to increase the price. And at around 250$ per night for a room, the hotel is not cheap to begin with.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled on business
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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Central location, service so nice. I liked this hotel, good restaurant, nice rooms, valet parking available but expensive (for 55$!!!). We didn't have a good experience in SF, the hotels are very expensive, most of the time the rooms are horrible, and they have a real problem with the meaning of "clean". So we run away from a terrible hotel and we went at Rex, it was a salvation, the room was good and services also, except for the fact that we found little stains on towels...it could happen but shouldn't.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

This is our go to place in San Francisco. We love the location, but most of all; the staff and ambiance keep bringing us back! They always (seem to) remember us and truly seem to be happy to have us back. Service is warm, friendly and efficient. Love the library bar and the artwork throughout.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Good place to stay in downtown SF. Everything very good. Restaurant closed on weekends but plenty to choose from nearby. Helpful staff at check in and finding JUST THE RIGHT dinner place. Took 40 minutes for valet to get car at checkout but they alerted us it would be at least 20-30 minutes. We would stay again.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled on business
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Address: 562 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1102
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Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Union Square
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
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
Price Range: $206 - $666 (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
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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