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Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre hotel
Ranked #62 of 230 Hotels in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

This hotel is located near Union Square, very close to the shops, restaurants and some of the attractions. It has an old fashion feel and although it is old, it is clean and comfortable. The staff in the reception were very helpful. The let us do an early check in, which was very helpful after a long international flight, and also had some helpful suggestions.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Travel a lot and read the reviews. Must be going down hill based on what I read and what I experienced. Dated rooms, worn furniture and fixtures. Cobwebs in corners, rusty towel racks and noisy rooms with no views. Not what pictures gave me the impression of. Will not come back.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

Loved our stay. The room was small but clean. Except the window was very dirty and spolied the experience some. But overall, I'll stay here again. Love the library bar and the wine. Friendly atmosphere.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

I was a little put off at first with the slightly tired decor and the dates room but the helpful and friendly staff more than make up for this. Reception staff were more than happy to help arrange excursions, offering very useful advice and were always pleasantly chatty with useful tips on the city. The location is great as a central base and the library bar is good for a cocktail (or two!!). As mentioned the bedrooms with their en-suites could do with a bit of updating and maybe new aircons which are a bit quieter but in all in it was a good experience.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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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!

Room Tip: They are all wonderful!
  • 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!

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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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