US$179 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in 1 Apr 2015 Check-out 4 Apr 2015

Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

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

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
5.0
out of 5
19 reviews
From the moment we stepped in

From the moment we stepped in to reception we were made to feel very welcome. This property has... See full review

  • Kym
  • 9 Nov 2010
Great location, with a well equipped

Great location, with a well equipped room. Very comfortable bed. See full review

  • Anonymous
  • 1 Nov 2010
Located amidst art galleries and local attractions in this area in San Francisco, Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre Hotel makes for an ideal starting point for travellers looking to explore Downtown Union Square. This cosy hotel is places tourists close to performances and shows at the Theatre District.
General

Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre Hotel provides valet parking (fees apply), luggage storage and Wi-Fi access throughout the property. This pet-friendly retreat also offers concierge services and laundry and dry cleaning.
Location

Hotel Rex is situated on Sutter Street, twelve miles to San Francisco International Airport. Vacationers check out collections at the San Francisco Museum of Art and catch sporting events at AT&T Park.

  • NOTE: Valet parking is $42 USD per night.
Dining

At Hotel Rex San Francisco, literary and live music events regularly unfold at Library Bar, featuring classic American dishes with a European influence. Wine hour and morning coffee are offered.
Rooms

The rooms are appointed with amenities aiming to provide comfort and convenience to guests. Safe deposit box and room service are available.

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 centre
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

37.7894 -122.4098
Area served
San Francisco, CA
Nearby airports
SFO, OAK, SJC
Area description
The Hotel Rex is located in the heart of the theater district and one block away from Union Square, the center of the City's shopping district. The hotel is walking distance to Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy's, Tiffany, Nordstrom, several other fashionable boutiques, art galleries, Moscone Convention Center, Yerba Buena Gardens and the Museum of Modern Art. The Powell Street Cable Car line is one block away and travels to Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown and North Beach.

Nearby points of interest

  • Kertesz Gallery: 0.1 km
  • Union Square: 0.3 km
  • Grace Cathedral: 0.4 km
  • Old St Mary's Cathedral: 0.5 km
  • Toomey Tourell Gallery: 0.5 km
  • Cable Car Museum: 0.6 km
  • Don Soker Gallery: 0.7 km
  • St Patrick's Church: 0.7 km
  • Cartoon Art Museum: 0.8 km
  • Chinatown: 0.9 km
  • Transamerica Pyramid: 0.9 km
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 0.9 km
  • Moscone Center: 1 km
  • 871 Fine Arts: 1 km
  • Octagon House: 1.1 km
  • Kertesz Gallery: 0.1 km
  • Union Square: 0.3 km
  • Grace Cathedral: 0.4 km
  • Old St Mary's Cathedral: 0.5 km
  • Toomey Tourell Gallery: 0.5 km
  • Cable Car Museum: 0.6 km
  • Don Soker Gallery: 0.7 km
  • St Patrick's Church: 0.7 km
  • Cartoon Art Museum: 0.8 km
  • Chinatown: 0.9 km
  • Transamerica Pyramid: 0.9 km
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 0.9 km
  • Moscone Center: 1 km
  • 871 Fine Arts: 1 km
  • Octagon House: 1.1 km
  • Civic Centre: 1.2 km
  • SoMa: 1.3 km
  • Haas Lilienthal House: 1.4 km
  • San Francisco City Hall: 1.4 km
  • Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption: 1.5 km
  • Coit Tower: 1.5 km
  • Ferry Building: 1.6 km
  • Lafayette Park: 1.6 km
  • San Francisco Symphony: 1.6 km
  • Konko Church of San Francisco: 1.7 km
  • Pioneer's Monument: 1.7 km
  • Japantown: 1.8 km
  • Japan Center: 1.9 km
  • ATT Park: 1.9 km
  • Lombard Street: 1.9 km
  • Port of San Francisco: 2 km
  • Underwater World: 2.1 km
  • Aquarium of the Bay: 2.1 km
  • Ghirardelli Square: 2.1 km
  • Wax Museum Entertainment Complex: 2.1 km
  • Pier 39: 2.1 km
  • San Francisco Experience: 2.1 km
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum: 2.1 km
  • Wyland Gallery: 2.2 km
  • Hyde Street Pier: 2.3 km
  • Musee Mecanique: 2.3 km
  • Lands End: 2.9 km
  • Mission Dolores: 3.2 km
  • Mission Delores: 3.2 km
  • Mission Cliffs Rock Climbing Center: 3.2 km

Dining

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

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.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
15:00
Check-out:
12:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted 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.

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Guest Reviews (19)

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

Overall score

5 / 5
5.01.0
19 out of 19
Amenities:
4.3
Cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.7
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
4.9
Value:
4.7

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Review of Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Kym
Business
Not Provided
9 Nov 2010

From the moment we stepped in

From the moment we stepped in to reception we were made to feel very welcome. This property has that "Olde Worlde" charm about it with complimentary coffee in the morning, and wine in the evening happy hour. Location is just great for retail therapy - 5 minutes walk to Department stores about Union Square. Cable car runs right by the hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Not Provided
1 Nov 2010

Great location, with a well equipped

Great location, with a well equipped room. Very comfortable bed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mary
Business
Not Provided
31 Oct 2010

Very clean, tidy, and friendly

Very clean, tidy, and friendly hotel, with a lot of personality. It would be difficult to beat the Hotel Rex for location, at this price. Less than 5 minutes to Union Square, and attendant facilities. Front of house staff were well presented, friendly, knowledgeable and polite, and could not have been more helpful. The only gripe was the elevator. One more elevator would put the problem of long waits to rest. Would I stay again, you bet. Thanks for a great stay Hotel Rex.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Ross
Business
Not Provided
13 Oct 2010

Staff were very friendly and helpful

Staff were very friendly and helpful and the location was excellent - just adjacent Union Square. Happy hour with free glass of wine for guests was appreciated and the lounge atmosphere was very pleasant. The lounge could have done with some lighting during the day for reading and the cafe attached to the Hotel was only average. Still there were plenty of restaurants and cafes nearby.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Not Provided
26 Sep 2010

We really enjoyed our stay. The

We really enjoyed our stay. The room was medium sized but fitted all requirements well. Nice flat screen tv too! The location was fantastic - especially considering the price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Not Provided
18 Sep 2010

Perfect location to shops, cable

Perfect location to shops, cable cars everything! Safe to walk around at night and it was in close proximity to all tourist sites. Staff helpful, friendly, free wifi and access to computers if you don't have a laptop with you-free printing facility for boarding passes. Will definitely return!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Tegan
Business
Not Provided
16 Sep 2010

The service was excellent. The

The service was excellent. The only bad thing was the air conditioning. The unit was quite old and it made loud noises constantly. Everything else was perfect. The dog in the foyer made my day.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Not Provided
1 Sep 2010

Characterful hotel in an excellent

Characterful hotel in an excellent location. I would definitely use again and highly recommend it. Right on Union Square and a short walk to Chinatown etc.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Not Provided
3 Aug 2010

quirky little hotel near union

quirky little hotel near union square - very well located for the best shopping in town, some nice restaurants nearby, and the cable car to fisherman's wharf stops less than 100 feet away! it has a kind of shabbiness to it but i mean that in a good way, kind of shabby chic as opposed to unkempt. the bar is excellent and always busy, a good little hangout.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Lynell
Business
Not Provided
22 Jul 2010

Staff very helpful. Nice how

Staff very helpful. Nice how they put on free tea and coffee in the morning from the bar, and a free wine during happy hour. Very nice rooms, plenty of room. Excellent location right in the middle of downtown SF. Will definitely be back

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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