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Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre hotel

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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San Francisco, California
Reviewed yesterday NEW

After my debacle at the Intercontinental, this cozy and art-filled hotel was just the quiet spot I needed. The hospitality was great and the rooms were always taken care of when I stepped out in the morning. The location to Union Square is perfect, and walking to the Wharf or Pier section doesn't take that much time if you're a...

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Cumming
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I did not like the odor of the hotel It smells like mildew The lobby had deodorizer so it wasn't as bad there Rooms are tiny , hardly space to move around the room Other than that staff was pleasant and the room was clean

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hotel is right in the middle of all the action. Short walks to stores and Ocean. It is clean and the rooms are spacious. The staff friendly . The prices a tad lower than other hotels. The elevator is not for the claustrophobic but we never got stuck!

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Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I would have given this hotel a better review but once i got back to the UK i noticed they had taken a small amount of money from my credit card, at checkout they said we had nothing to pay although i did say i had made 3 local telephone calls they said not to worry about that. i have...

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Glasgow
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Would return and recommend this hotel. It was well situated for transport and shops. We enjoyed the near by restaurant for breakfast. Felt there was a cosy atmosphere in the hotel. Room was warm and comfortable and fridge was handy.

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Orange County, CA
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This lovely hotel, with its slanted floors, one elevator and dated (but comfortable) décor was a wonderful place to stay our 2 night jaunt to SF. Upon arrival, we were greeted by friendly and helpful Jeff who accommodated our request for early check in. Our room – 614 – was excellent and clean. I am guessing that people who are...

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Long Beach
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the quiet hotel experience! Original artwork and vintage charm. Safe nice area near union square, China town, Reilly cars basically everywhere! Jeff at the desk is very helpful w so many tips and at your service attitude! Feels like I was in Europe!

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Long Beach, California
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A hidden European old world charm hotel! Original artwork and vintage furniture. So quaint! Nothing modern here... full of history. Clean and feels like home in a big city. A place to retreat. Near everything, can walk to Chinatown, Union square, Fishermans wharf but wear comfy shoes. Jeff at the front desk is awesome w helpfulness and plenty of local...

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for one night after flying in before picking up a car the next day to head out of SF. The location is excellent - very central and 10 mins walk from Powell St station on the BART. The rooms are a little on the small side - perhaps to be expected when so central but are also a...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked to the hotel from the Powell stop on the BART coming in from the airport. Short walk and located just before the block with the steep incline. Friendly staff although some were not too knowledgable of public transportation options. The library bar is charming and we were also a few blocks from a car rental location as we...

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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: $267 - $560 (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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#26 Business Hotel in San Francisco
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“charming yet well renovated spaces”
X4457JBamandag, 18 May 2017 | Read review
“The smaller rooms are in the center of the hotel. If you want a room with multiple windows and a view, book one facing Sutter Street.”
900JamesM900, 30 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Go for a room with a view.”
jeffsagas, 20 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Our room was fine, although overlooked the emergency staircase and not much else - request a room at front of hotel”
BillySinclair, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room which doesn't face Sutter, it is very noisy”
duckleader, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
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