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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.

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Extra Phones

Phone: (415) 433-3695

Fax: (415) 433-3695

TollFree: (800) 433-4434

TollFree: (877) 635-1253

Payment method
master card, visa, all major credit cards, amex, diners club, discover
Northeast San Francisco, Downtown San Francisco-Union Square
Hotels, Lodging, Corporate Lodging
Other Information

Parking: On Site

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Wi-Fi: Free

Pets Allowed: Yes


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Provided by Citysearch - 

The headline says it all. I know I've stayed at this hotel, as I remember all of the bars we went to in the vicinity; however, only images on the web help me to remember anything about it. When looking at photos online, I remember the decor being a bit loud and the bed being a bit uncomfortable. Beyond that, I'm not too sure there's anything else to say. I'll give it two stars just for the fact that there are no negative memories that come to mind.

Seth B.


Solid Boutique Hotel

Hotel Rex is a great choice. Was pleasantly surprised by the personality of the place (and a free upgrade to a small suite). The hotel shows its age in a few spots but overall the updates are quite nice. Free wine in the evening is a nice touch...but my favorite part is the books lining the lobby.



Provided by Citysearch - 
One Of The Best

This is the usual hotel i stay at when i come back to SF. It has everything you need without a lot of hassle.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Good, kind, genuine service

This is a great boutique hotel. Perfect location on Sutter St. near Union Square. The lobby is warm and inviting as are the staff. Great value vs. price.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Wonderful hotel, fabulous customer service -- Stay here when you're in San Francisco.

My husband and I came for our anniversary, and we loved it. This is no chain hotel--this place is chock full of personality. The hotel has charming decor, a beautiful lobby and bar, and one of the best restaurants in the city (it's tiny and seats roughly 24 people). Everyone here is friendly and helpful. There's a complementary glass of wonderful wine offered every evening. Steinbeck and Hammett quotes painted on the walls (if you love books, you'll love Hotel Rex). Fabulous handpainted lampshades. For some reason, the place seems to have vacancies. It makes no sense. No sense at all.



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Wonderful Hotel!

My family and I stayed at the Hotel Rex and was impressed with the overall feel and character of the place. We loved how it felt very New York and San Francisco altogether. The location was perfect. It is a small hotel but big on character and charm. The food at the restaurant by the lobby, Cafe Andree was superb! This hotel will now be our special hideaway place in SF!



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Great Hotel on Union Square

Very nice hotel on Union Square. It's far from the homeless areas like Geary or Taylor.

Great service and very nice amenities in the room.



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Boutique Hotel - Perfect Hideaway

Great boutique hotel on Sutter Street, a block away from Union Square. The hotel has a great lobby with bar in the end. The place offers free wine every evening, high-speed Internet in each room, and awesome service! They also have a nice private business center free for guests.



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I was in the hotel for wedding preparations, and gave some mail to the desk clerk as they said they had a mail box. My mail never reached it's destination, including the two rented DVD's that I was returning. It's a shame when a lovely place has a dishonest staff. It also took the valet almost an hour to fetch our car at 11:00 at night.



Provided by Citysearch - 
just not worth it

Service was awful, particularly the front desk as well as the sales staff when we booked a few rooms for my family. My cousins stayed at Cartwright which is steps away from this hotel enjoyed much better value - same location, much cheaper, and the bathroom kit was Aveda. I then realized that there are plenty of choices in this town given the rate Rex charges. Learned my lesson and I won't go back.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Small but cute

This hotel has charm - and although it is small, it's a great little place for a weekend getaway. Rooms and lobby are beautifully decorated, service is ok, not great. Great location next to Union Square. The complimentary wine hour was excellent.



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wonderful sheets

Excellent service, wonderful sheets, nicely decorated rooms, excellent location. The decor in the lobby and bar area is very classy yet comfortable. I would recommend it.