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Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre hotel

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Poznan, Poland
Reviewed 22 July 2010

We've stayed in Hotel Rex for 2 nights in June. The location of this hotel is great. You can actually walk from there everywhere with taking a cab or bus. First of all the staff of the hotel is excellent, I mean all of them-people working there are so nice and friendly , also very helpfull- I think they are...

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Seymour, Indiana
Reviewed 21 July 2010

We spent three evenings planning our trip and researching every hotel in San Francisco. We wanted to make sure we were going to enjoy our six night stay. We decided upon Hotel Rex and it was definitely the correct decision! I must admit the glowing reviews swayed us but the overall deciding factor was Max! You've got to meet Maximo...

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Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed 20 July 2010

The hotel is decorated in warm, rich colors and instantly makes you feel at home. The rooms are large by European standards and small by American Standards. I had a Queen room, which was perfect for one person - it might be too tight for two people, though. The room comes equipped with a mini-fridge, which is handy for snacks...

2Thank Bette P
Lewis Center, Ohio
Reviewed 19 July 2010

We had the pleasure of staying at Hotel Rex for 3 wonderful nights. The staff was so helpful with any questions we had and made my family feel right at home. We traveled with our children (ages 5 and 7) and they were excited every day to see the hotel dog Maximo. After a long day of sightseeing it was...

1Thank karaselby
Los Angeles, CA
Reviewed 16 July 2010

I came to San Francisco with a group of friends to celebrate a couple of birthdays. We had limited funds and as a co-founder of a lifestyle website (affordablecool.com) wanted a great deal. We booked at Hotel Rex on the recommendation of our travel expert and loved it! Boutique hotels are the way to go because they have a lot...

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 July 2010

This hotel is in a great location, close to Union Square. It's comfortable and clean, and our room was a good size. It's a character hotel, so don't expect it to be too streamlined. When we hit technical difficulties receiving an international phone call, the staff were great and went out of their way to fix the problem as soon...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 10 July 2010

We recently spent 4 wonderful nights at The Rex in a king executive room. The room was situated at the back of the hotel overlooking a garden, so was very quiet and we had a wonderful nights sleep each night in the very comfortable bed. Our room was spacious and very clean with a big king bed and a sofa....

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Boca Raton, Florida
Reviewed 8 July 2010

First of all, thank you to all you trip advisor reviewers who have helped me over the years find such awesome lodging. Trip Advisor is the reason I found Hotel Rex and I couldn't be more appreciative. This was the perfect place for our family of 5. We had 2 King Suites right next to each other. Room 402 had...

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Reviewed 7 July 2010

Our room for two adults and two teenagers was a bit cramped and I made the mistake of going for a double and a sofa bed instead two doubles as it was supposed to give us more room. My back still hasn't recovered! The staff were friendly but I felt the whole decor was a bit gloomy not light and...

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Upstate NY
Reviewed 3 July 2010

Just spent 3 lovely days in SF and at the Rex. Felt right at home when we walked into the lobby. The room was clean and had everything we needed. The 5-6pm wine in the bar/library was especially pleasant as we took a break from daytime activities before the evening. One night Miner Family Vineyards offered a tasting--try their Cabernet...it...

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 

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: ₹ 12,353 - ₹ 26,797 (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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#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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