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Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel

965 reviews
+1 415-433-4434

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Art and Culture at Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel

What Do the Rooms Include?

Each room includes soft bedding on pillow-top mattresses, and bathrobes for your comfort. The rooms feature a French style with quaint accents, such as hand-painted designs on the lamps. Your room will have superior wireless Internet service, as well as a flat-screen TV, a desk, and specialty toiletries. 

What Amenities/Features Are Available?

This hotel, named after a poet, has a fun literary theme that includes a selection of books, readings, and music events. Art lines the walls in the salon, where you can enjoy a book or a conversation. When you're ready to dine, visit the Library Bar within the hotel for American cuisine or a cocktail. 

How Much Will a Stay at Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel Cost?

This boutique hotel charges about $350 per night to start. The price goes up to about $500 a night for a one-bedroom suite. These rates are comparable to other specialty hotels in San Francisco. 

What's There to Do Nearby?

A stay at this hotel puts you in Union Square, close enough to walk to galleries, theaters, restaurants, and other attractions in the area. You're also close to a cable car stop, which you can take to various places around the city. 

What's the Bottom Line? 

This boutique hotel is perfect for people who enjoy reading and cultural activities. It also provides a great spot within the city if you're planning on appreciating the arts and indulging in tourist activities, or even if you're on a work trip.

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Union Square
562 Sutter St
San Francisco, CA 94102
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User Highlights
Overall Guest Score
Bar and Beverages
"Complimentary wine and beer" "Beautiful lobby and Library Bar"
100% thought beverage prices were a great value.
Lovely bar service, according to 86%.
"Hotel staff was extremely accommodating and attentive" "Staff was amazing"
98% found the staff to be very friendly.
94% said the reception staff was great.
"Great airport shuttle service" "Great places to eat"
99% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
100% liked the proximity to shopping.
Value for money
"Excellent quality/price ratio" "Excellent for the price in downtown"
100% thought beverage prices were a great value.
100% thought it was a great value.
"Excellent decor" "Amazing live music"
91% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
83% criticized the unstylish hotel.
"Homemade granola" "Good morning coffee"
62% said the breakfast was too expensive.
"Complimentary wine, coffee, and internet" "We didn't get internet in the room"
75% said the wifi quality was bad.
100% thought it was a great value.
"Very little soap" "Ac unit was very loud"
75% said rooms were small.
70% said the beds were comfortable.
Wellness Area
"There was no gym" "No gym"

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Expert Reviews
Literati, take note. Modeled after New York's famous Algonquin, this salon-style hotel from Joie de Vivre gets its inspiration from literary salons of the 1920s and '30s.
Time Out
Named after Kenneth Rexroth, MC for the fabled Six Gallery reading that provided a launchpad for the Beat Generation, the Rex is one of the city's most appealing small hotels.
At this stylish, literary-themed hotel... paintings and shelves of antiquarian books line the "library," a homey lobby lounge where book readings and roundtable discussions take place.