$209 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jul 5, 2015 Check-out: Jul 7, 2015

Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

3 stars
View map of 562 Sutter St., San Francisco, CA 94102

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
65 reviews
Great Value in SF

The staff at Hotel Rex is second to none. Always welcoming, always helpful and completely cater to... See full review

  • JJJL
  • Jun 6, 2015
Bussiness Travel

Everything was great! The staff is very friendly. Traveling SOLO the room space is fine. The... See full review

  • ANA I.
  • Jun 2, 2015
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. Literary events regularly unfold in the lobby bar, and the hotel's new Caf Andree is an enchanting blend of a Northern California caf and authentic French bistro. Guestrooms are decorated in a palate of Provencal colors and feature the work of local artisans as well as an impressive menu of modern amenities. The Hotel Rex has recently reopened after completing its spectacular million-dollar renovation.

The Hotel Rex now accepts pets for a one time cleaning fee of $100 per stay. Valet parking is available at $38.00 plus tax.

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Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre Hotel Rooms

Standard Queen
Each guest room is decorated with custom wall coverings, fresh fabrics, hand-painted lampshades and the work of local artisans. They include new pillow top mattresses, a two-line cordless phone with voicemail, dataport, cable TV, pay-per-view movies, CD player, honor bar, mini-refrigerator, writing desk, bathrobe, iron and board, electronic lock. ADA compliant and non-smoking rooms are available upon request.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
General
Concierge
Pet friendly
Activities
Fitness Center
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Kertesz Gallery: 0.1 mi
  • Union Square: 0.2 mi
  • Grace Cathedral: 0.2 mi
  • Old St Mary's Cathedral: 0.3 mi
  • Toomey Tourell Gallery: 0.3 mi
  • Cable Car Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Don Soker Gallery: 0.4 mi
  • St Patrick's Church: 0.4 mi
  • Cartoon Art Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Chinatown: 0.5 mi
  • Transamerica Pyramid: 0.6 mi
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 0.6 mi
  • Moscone Center: 0.6 mi
  • 871 Fine Arts: 0.6 mi
  • Octagon House: 0.7 mi
  • Kertesz Gallery: 0.1 mi
  • Union Square: 0.2 mi
  • Grace Cathedral: 0.2 mi
  • Old St Mary's Cathedral: 0.3 mi
  • Toomey Tourell Gallery: 0.3 mi
  • Cable Car Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Don Soker Gallery: 0.4 mi
  • St Patrick's Church: 0.4 mi
  • Cartoon Art Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Chinatown: 0.5 mi
  • Transamerica Pyramid: 0.6 mi
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 0.6 mi
  • Moscone Center: 0.6 mi
  • 871 Fine Arts: 0.6 mi
  • Octagon House: 0.7 mi
  • Civic Centre: 0.7 mi
  • SoMa: 0.8 mi
  • Haas Lilienthal House: 0.9 mi
  • San Francisco City Hall: 0.9 mi
  • Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption: 0.9 mi
  • Coit Tower: 0.9 mi
  • Ferry Building: 1 mi
  • Lafayette Park: 1 mi
  • San Francisco Symphony: 1 mi
  • Konko Church of San Francisco: 1.1 mi
  • Pioneer's Monument: 1.1 mi
  • Japantown: 1.1 mi
  • Japan Center: 1.2 mi
  • ATT Park: 1.2 mi
  • Lombard Street: 1.2 mi
  • Port of San Francisco: 1.2 mi
  • Underwater World: 1.3 mi
  • Aquarium of the Bay: 1.3 mi
  • Ghirardelli Square: 1.3 mi
  • Wax Museum Entertainment Complex: 1.3 mi
  • Pier 39: 1.3 mi
  • San Francisco Experience: 1.3 mi
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum: 1.3 mi
  • Wyland Gallery: 1.4 mi
  • Hyde Street Pier: 1.4 mi
  • Musee Mecanique: 1.4 mi
  • Lands End: 1.8 mi
  • Mission Dolores: 2 mi
  • Mission Delores: 2 mi
  • Mission Cliffs Rock Climbing Center: 2 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Corporate meetings, wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, showers, brunches, literary events and private parties have all been hosted at the Hotel Rex. With state-of-the-art lighting, the Hotel Rex can create different moods, from professional to intimate and romantic. Three areas are available to host a special event or meeting.

Dining

Cafe Andree
Open for Breakfast, Dinner, and Weekend Brunch.
Lobby Bar
The lobby bar opens nightly at 5pm

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
65 out of 65
Amenities:
3.7
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.6
Comfort:
4
Location:
4.6
Value:
4.1

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Nov 25, 2007

Affordable oasis

The hotel Rex is a great alternative to big chain hotels. It was warm and comfortable in the lobby, especially during the wine reception! Great location. Building is a bit old, but it only adds to the overall character of the hotel. We had a wonderful time and would definitely return.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

you can get your one, three, or week pass to the public transportation system (including the cable cars) at the rite aid on the corner of powell & sutter just half block from hotel.

Review of Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Apollo 12
Business
San Diego, CA
May 30, 2009

The best couple get-away

plays, architectural walking tour, museums, our own walks, visited Tiburon, and Sausilito. Good eats and drinks.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

John's Grill; restaurants on Belden Lane

Review of Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
wigator
Business
madison,wi
Oct 29, 2011

great trip

great location, not at a toursity location but great safe area could walk from there anyplace, or take public transportation. great staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Tomato Franco
Business
China
Feb 12, 2013

Great Location to everywhere you want to reach in SF

It is very cool location, you can reach Chinatown, piers, union square by foot. Great...I have a very nice 2 days stay here,

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Carlos Avila 619
Business
San Diego, CA
Jun 3, 2014

Excellent attention, excellent location

Right in the heart of Union Square, offering a very friendly staff. The rooms is a little small, but compared to other reviews of SF City hotels, it may be an adequate size. Ditto for the elevator, pretty tight quarters. The comfort, cleanliness, and the staff's attention far exceeds any other 'naggy' comment regarding room size. The cherry on the cake was the two beach cruisers available for use by hotel guests. My wife and I saw the City from a perspective available to few tourists (unless you decide to pay an arm and a leg to rent a bike for the day). The informality of taking the hotel's bicycles on a spin around the Embarcadero through the City's many neighborhoods made our stay at Hotel Rex second to none.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Elephant Sushi in Russian Hill neighborhood, worth the short Lyft trip.

Review of Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
cyferguson
Business
Dallas, Texas
Aug 8, 2011

Hotel Rex was a home away from home...

We traveled to San Francisco to beat the Texas heatwave (it was over 108 degrees in Texas while we were in San Francisco!) and also to celebrate our 29th wedding anniversary. We just enjoyed the city, spent a day driving up to Yosemite, another day in Bodega Bay, four days in San Francisco proper. We really enjoyed the quaint atmosphere of the Hotel Rex. We especially loved the friendly staff, including [...] at the front desk who brought his sweet little pug (Maximo) to work every day. Max would sit on his little pillow and greet everyone like a little hotel mascot. The hotel was quaint, clean and the staff went out of their way to make our stay pleasant. We loved the location near Union Square, restaurants and shops everywhere!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
.asl.
Business
Hood River, OR
Jan 18, 2010

Fabulous experience!!

The hotel was in a great location. I was looking for something unique and the hotel was definitely unique. Loved the decor. The front desk staff was helpful and friendly. We enjoyed our time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Eidemilm
Business
Denver, CO
Sep 15, 2009

Convenient and Relaxing

Hotel Rex was a delightful experience for the cost. The service was outstanding and the facilities fulfilled all of our expectations. The free glass of wine during happy hour was always a nice way to relax after exploring the city from this convenient location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
New York, NY
Sep 9, 2007

My review of Hotel Rex

beautiful hotel for individual travelers with wonder old fashioned French music for breakfast!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Norwood, MA
Jul 17, 2011

Classic & Timeless

The Hotel Rex felt a little like Woody Allen's latest film, "Midnight in Paris," in that it's atmosphere was timeless, welcoming, and seemed to be of another era. The lobby/library area is its main charm and the gentleman behind the bar is the most gracious host and sir-mix-a-lot I've encountered in many-a-year. The concierge and staff were incredibly helpful and uniformly accurate in their recommendations. A true representation of the friendly charms of San Francisco. The rooms for me and my friends were well-appointed, clean, and well maintained, and the service staff respectful of a traveler's needs. Superp experience all the way around.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Union Square is central to everything--cable cars, great restaurants, the art in Union Square itself, and is within a hearty walking distance from the ballpark and museuems.

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