I wanted to stay in a central location, preferably in a unique type of hotel.The location was perfect and all the staff encountered were more than helpful.I loved the atmosphere in the bar, in particular.The wine in the evenings was a welcome change after cookies in New York.Minor room problems were easily resolved.Would I stay there again?Undoubtably.We felt extremely safe and the location was perfect.What would I change?I would give the hotel a coat of paint and do a general update.More blankets are needed in the bedrooms and perhaps more lighting.This is not a hotel that would appeal to everybody.If you are used to standard 5* luxury and want just that, then don't stay here.But if you are looking for something a bit different with a welcoming atmosphere, excellent food and the occasional live jazz, even if the decor is a bit sad, then enjoy!
- 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