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Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

A very nice, clean hotel by union square within a walking distance from several major points of interest in San Francisco. The rooms are small but comfortable and the level of comfort and convinience you get for the price is quit high. The staff are very accomodating. We planned an only one night stay but ended up staying for an extra night. When I called the lobby to inquire about the possibility of staying one more night, the gentleman at the front desk gave me the price (which was reasonable) but advised me to check online as the rate might have been better. It was better, indeed. I felt like he was looking out for me, as he could have just charged me more and it would still have been more convenient to accept the hotel price rather than check out and look for something else. I will definitely stay there when I go to San Francisco again.

Highly recommend to every body. Clean and hospitable. friendly and professional stuff. Nice restaurant at the hotel. And it is just one block from Union Square and all the shops and restaurants. The hotel has a library where you can take a book and leave your's. No problem with transportation: taxis, Lyft or Uber, muni. But you will enjoy walking. Be prepared for San Francisco weather. Summer is foggy and rainy with strong winds!

Hotel room was spacious and bed was very comfortable. Friendly and fun staff. Happy Hour on the weekends with live music trio in their awesome bar lounge area.

The hotel is basically near the transport system like Bart and muni . Location wise it is in the heart of the city.The paramount problem with this room that I've got during my stay has no Aircondition . I was told just to open the window but unfortunately could hardly be open because it's old. The room is small and noisy area. The smell of the carpet is not good.

A memory maker, I will return! Everyone should give it a try!

One of the best boutique hotels in the city. Amazing staff, cozy bar with some good wine/cocktail selection, clean rooms. A complimentary glass of wine at the arrival was definitely a big bonus! Loved everything about this hotel.

I loved this hotel Near Union Square Great staff, beautiful rooms Happy hour with free wine SO worth the money

The staff at Hotel Rex is second to none. Always welcoming, always helpful and completely cater to the needs of the business traveler. Great happy hour events and walking distance to all things Union Square.

Everything was great! The staff is very friendly. Traveling SOLO the room space is fine. The location is great, you can walk to every location. They have a daily happy hour which they give us a free wine.

Good location, but the hotel false advertises its amenities. Would not stay here again.

The Hotel Rex was in a perfect location only a few blocks from Union Square close to terrific restaurants, like Scala's, Jean d'Arc, and the Dome at Neiman Marcus. The library style bar is terrific the decor seems a little dark . The overall experience is great and they were truly dog friendly to my service dog. A great buy for a terrific location.

The hotel is quaint, well maintained, and in an excellent location. Walk to Union Square. Catch the cable car to Fisherman's Warf a block away on Powell. Have a glass of wine in the Library. The staff members were cordial and pleasant. I definitely will stay at the Rex my next visit.

Was great staff was able to answer all the questions and recommend the best places to see and restaurant for dinner. The hotel is very well located in union square.

The Hotel Rex provided a relaxing atmosphere for my spouse and I. We wanted a location central to the muni system and a variety of restaurants. The staff at the Hotel Rex are extremely accommodating and make you feel like part of the family. All of the staff seemed knowledgeable about the area and were helpful with their input as we planned each day's activities.

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.

Excellent service at the front desk. All our requests were met promptly and with a smile on their faces. Love the pillows. Great location. Have stayed at the Rex before and will use it again.

I picked this hotel because of the low price and location near the pickup for our bus tour (Union Sq). I was most pleasantly surprised by the upscale lobby, free wine hour, comfortable and clean room (stylishly decorated), roomy bathroom, and very accommodating and helpful staff. Our room was ready at 10:00 a.m., so we didn't haven't l leave our luggage behind the desk while we saw the sights that day. The concierge was very friendly and helped us with travel advice and arranged an airport shuttle for us. It was a wonderful experience and I would definitely stay here again.

Love the vintage feel of this hotel, perfect location for us to go everywhere we wanted to go. Staff was extremely friendly and the room was spacious.

Very nice hotel. Very good restaurant. Conveniently located in downtown.

The Rex is a somewhat charming older theme hotel in a great San Francisco location. We did not know it at the time but we were completely ripped off by this hotel. We were charged $559/night for a deluxe queen room with an air shaft view that normally rents for $169. It was hrdly deluxe -- so small you could barely unpack or turn around. For $169 it's OK if you like somewhat tired hotels, but not at that kind of premium. We do not patronize any establishment that engages in price gouging so will not be going back at any price.

562 Sutter St San Francisco CA

Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel places you in Downtown San Francisco, within a leisurely stroll of popular sights such as Westfield San Francisco Centre and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. This 94-room, 3.5-star hotel has a restaurant and a bar/lounge, along with free in-room WiFi. Located centrally in San Francisco, it's also close to Lombard Street and Pier 39.


Dining

You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Start weekdays with breakfast, served for a fee from 7 AM to 10 AM.


All of Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel's 94 air-conditioned rooms provide iPod docks, minibars, and safes. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and LCD TVs with cable channels. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Phones, ironing boards, and desks are also available.

Rooms


Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel features free WiFi in public areas, 2 meeting rooms, and a business center. Valet parking is USD 49 per night if you plan to drive, or hop aboard the airport shuttle at scheduled times for USD 20 per person one way. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this boutique hotel include free use of bicycles, free newspapers, and a porter/bellhop.

Property features

Room options

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Executive Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Hotel Rex

Everyone (6) Business (15) Couples (28) Family (4) Friends (5)
5

a nice hotel in a great location

Everyone

A very nice, clean hotel by union square within a walking distance from several major points of interest in San Francisco. The rooms are small but comfortable and the level of comfort and convinience you get for the price is quit high. The staff are very accomodating. We planned an only one night stay but ended up staying for an extra night. When I called the lobby to inquire about the possibility of staying one more night, the gentleman at the front desk gave me the price (which was reasonable) but advised me to check online as the rate might have been better. It was better, indeed. I felt like he was looking out for me, as he could have just charged me more and it would still have been more convenient to accept the hotel price rather than check out and look for something else. I will definitely stay there when I go to San Francisco again.

By , from Aptos, CA on May 15, 2017

5

great hotel right in the heart of down town

Everyone

Highly recommend to every body. Clean and hospitable. friendly and professional stuff. Nice restaurant at the hotel. And it is just one block from Union Square and all the shops and restaurants. The hotel has a library where you can take a book and leave your's. No problem with transportation: taxis, Lyft or Uber, muni. But you will enjoy walking. Be prepared for San Francisco weather. Summer is foggy and rainy with strong winds!

By , from Costa Rica on Apr 25, 2017

5

darling boutique hotel in union square

Everyone

Hotel room was spacious and bed was very comfortable. Friendly and fun staff. Happy Hour on the weekends with live music trio in their awesome bar lounge area.

By , from Bay Area, CA on Nov 28, 2016

2

standard room no sircondition

Everyone

The hotel is basically near the transport system like Bart and muni . Location wise it is in the heart of the city.The paramount problem with this room that I've got during my stay has no Aircondition . I was told just to open the window but unfortunately could hardly be open because it's old. The room is small and noisy area. The smell of the carpet is not good.

By , from san francisco on Jul 1, 2016

5

love the location! close to everything.

Everyone

A memory maker, I will return! Everyone should give it a try!

By , from Denver CO on May 31, 2016

5

amazing hotel, one block away from the union squar

Everyone

One of the best boutique hotels in the city. Amazing staff, cozy bar with some good wine/cocktail selection, clean rooms. A complimentary glass of wine at the arrival was definitely a big bonus! Loved everything about this hotel.

By on Apr 19, 2016

5

great stay

Families

I loved this hotel Near Union Square Great staff, beautiful rooms Happy hour with free wine SO worth the money

By on Jul 30, 2015

5

great value in sf

BusinessTravelers

The staff at Hotel Rex is second to none. Always welcoming, always helpful and completely cater to the needs of the business traveler. Great happy hour events and walking distance to all things Union Square.

By on Jun 6, 2015

5

bussiness travel

BusinessTravelers

Everything was great! The staff is very friendly. Traveling SOLO the room space is fine. The location is great, you can walk to every location. They have a daily happy hour which they give us a free wine.

By on Jun 2, 2015

2

don't live up to listing

BusinessTravelers

Good location, but the hotel false advertises its amenities. Would not stay here again.

By on Feb 22, 2015