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Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre hotel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Tiverton, Rhode Island
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have stayed at the Hotel Rex several times over the last few years. It quickly became our favorite. It is on the small side overall and the rooms we have stayed in continue that trend but they are very comfortable with excellent showers and amenities. There is a good sized bar and daily happy hours with frequent live music....

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Now my favorite place to stay in SF. Can walk easily to UnionSquare, theatres, Chinatown. Furnishings are tasteful, rooms very clean, staff always welcoming and helpful. Bar, restaurant, entertainment onsite if you need to recharge and feel like a local!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I stayed at your hotel and checked out this morning,. The bill you gave me at checkout says $1,824.46 The credit card is in my roommates name US Bank credit cared in the name of Evelyn M Grandy was charged $1,719.15 plus 10.85 plus $255.31 making a total of $1,985.31. An overcharge of $160.85. The last three...

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Thank reginab264
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel Rex was perfect for our 4 nights in San Francisco. Room was great and enjoyed the complimentary wine each night. Location was also great as only a short stroll to union square and shopping and food. Definitely will come and stay again if ever in San Francisco again.

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Mario M, General Manager at Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

ttownley1-Thanks for the visit and the review. Glad you enjoyed the hotel as well as the location and our daily complimentary wine hour. Can't wait to have you back!

montenegro
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

not often do i dare a smaller chain of hotels, but glad i did. My room was not facing the street so it was suprisingly quiet but to note every tuesday at noon the city raises the emerg alarm, hahaha had my window open and sure did get a fright.! first time i have heard a city wide alarm, welcome...

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Mario M, General Manager at Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

GoVacationBeHappy- Thank you for the amazing review. We definitely look forward to welcoming you back. I was thrilled that you found Hotel Rex both quiet and clean. So sorry about the city wide alarm but glad that overall you had a wonderful visit. Can't wait to welcome you back.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel has unlevel floors. In general the hotel feels old. I think is time to renovate a little. The decoration, carpets, furniture, tv, lack of power outlets, only one night stand (just on one side of the bed), ... The location is the only good part.

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Mario M, General Manager at Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Z5004LLpaulk- Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent stay with us, and please accept our sincerest apology for the inconveniences you experienced during your stay. I am sorry we failed to meet your expectations as a property and can appreciate your frustration. Thank you again for your feedback and I hope you would consider returning and...

Lexington, Kentucky
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place to stay close to Union Square and all things SF.. Friendly staff and nice atmosphere. Rooms somewhat small but clean and well appointed. Of course the parking is expensive but that's to be expected.

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Mario M, General Manager at Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

magda_mook- Thanks for the review, glad you found the team to be friendly and welcoming. Please let us know how we can ensure a 5-star rating on your next visit. We love the feedback as we continuously improve. Can't wait to welcome you back!

Little Rock, Arkansas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We brought our daughter along for her first trip to San Francisco, May 2-6. My husband have stayed at the Rex three times previously and always had a good experience. The hotel is clean, convenient and the staff is very accommodating. We booked a suite, Room 703, and it was perfect for our family. My daughter had a sleeper sofa...

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Mario M, General Manager at Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

taw730, Thank you for the 4-star review and for the feedback. We certainly do appreciate your visit and you taking the time to share your observations. Glad to hear that you enjoyed our spacious suite as well as the well trained and friendly team. Come back soon !!

Macon, Georgia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good location. Got to the hotel early evening. Tired from traveling so not eager for to venture out. Discovered there was a dinner and Cabaret club on the property. Saw a wonderful show with a light dinner. Hotel bar had a small combo playing. Very cozy and friendly. Room was small but comfortable. Easy access to all the sights.

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Mario M, General Manager at Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your visit - so glad that we lived up to your expectations and that you found Hotel Rex to be very cozy and friendly. Thanks again - can't wait to welcome you back!

The Villages, Florida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel Rex is located right in the heart of where you need to be: shopping, cable cars, BART, downtown, restaurants and small bodega-like places for breakfast. Valet parking, complimentary wine each nite, quaint bar area with entertainment and a very accomodating staff. Rooms are San Fran small, but everything was clean. Would return.

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Mario M, General Manager at Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for the review ! Super excited that you enjoyed the location and the proximity to everything. Thrilled to read that the team did not disappoint. Come back soon !

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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: RM838 - RM1,745 (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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#56 Family 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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