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Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre hotel

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
Reviewed 23 September 2010

We had a short but wonderful stay at the Rex. It is well located near Union Square, close to transport, shopping and restaurants. It is small and quirky rather than large and bland. Loved the free wine in the bar in the evening, and the bar itself was friendly and clubby The room was well appointed and, while it was...

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Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 22 September 2010

We stayed 3 nights in the Hotel Rex and our experience was really really delightful. Check in was extremely fast, service was always willing to help you, free wine glasses were delicious (on Friday you can listen to classic music too, recommended). The rooms were quite good, not very big but had all the facilities one could need, and the...

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Rochester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 September 2010

We stayed for 4 nights from the 29th August: What a great start to our California Road Trip this was. We arrived seriously jet-lagged from our London flight to be checked in by a really friendly guy who was able to accommodate our higher floor request. In fact all the staff we met were a credit to the hotel, as...

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Reviewed 22 September 2010

This was the first hotel we stayed in on our trip to California and it really set a high standard for the places we stayed afterwards. The room was lovely and had a unique style. The hotel was clean, the food was good and the value was great. Perfect location as it was only a few minutes to get to...

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Manchester England
Reviewed 21 September 2010

Good central location to union sq. Decor leaves something to be desired, bathrooms outdated and small bed. Evening free wine tasting and the live music where very enjoyable. The reception staff where extremely helpful. So long as you shop around and get a good price it is worth staying.

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philadelphia
Reviewed 16 September 2010

The minute we arrived, the Hotel Rex's staff made us feel right at home. All of the people who work there are polite and friendly. I like sitting in the library and reading all the daily newspapers in the morning with my coffee or at the end of the day, with a glass of wine. The rooms are on the...

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Fresno, CA
Reviewed 14 September 2010

I have traveled quite a bit for work, family obligations, and just to visit friends. I've come to leave my expectations at the door when it comes to hotels. Unless you have been there before, you never know what you're going to get. I was pleasantly surprised by the Hotel Rex. It's in a great location downtown just off of...

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glasgow
Reviewed 14 September 2010

Lovely central hotel which is just a short walk up from Union Square and the BART system which comes straight from the airport to Powell ST and only costs $8.10 one way. Much cheaper than a taxi. Staff very friendly and helpful recommended a couple of restaurants which were excellent. Free internet access for printing off your boarding passes. the...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 13 September 2010

We have just had a most enjoyable stay at the Hotel Rex. We didn't imagine that it would be so conveniently placed for access to the various attractions, restaurants and shopping complexes. The room was not large but adequate and very comfortable. The staff were exceptionally pleasant and helpful.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 31 August 2010

We stayed at theHotel Rex in early July 2010, as it came highly recommended by Trip Advisor. It is, indeed, difficult to beat hotel location in the city plus its reasonable rates. I made my reservation through www.booking.com for two rooms and two nights . Upon arrival I was told that they have one reservaiton only for one night, but...

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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 

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Address: 562 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1102
Region: United States > California > San Francisco > Union Square
Price Range: $270 - $586 (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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