Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre hotel San Francisco
Close the union square was the hotel the perfect place to discover SF. You get 1 glass of wine every evening.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre hotel San Francisco
Great Hotel! Great Customer Service! Great location!
I can't wait to stay there again! It really is a beautiful hotel. The location is great! Their staff offers excellent customer service! Great rooms!
I'll be Staying Here Again
5* for the price range. The entire staff was great. Front desk was helpful, cheerful, and professional - even though I was tired and cranky. The free wine tasting had just ended, but I was given a coupon for a glass in the lobby bar. The restaurant had good food, great staff, and affordable prices. The king size bed was very comfortable, the room spacious with sofa and seating area. Aveda amenities, q-tips, comfy robes, ironing board, good shower, CD's, SF tour books - all a nice touch. Good location, close to Union Square. I will stay again when I return to San Francisco.
Great location, great value, sweet ambience
The staff at the Rex are so courteous and helpful. Location is fantastic. Rooms are comfortable and quiet. It's not luxurious but it is soulful and homey. Will definitely stay there again.
Great Service, Nice Room, and a Great Location
Excellent, helpful, friendly staff! The entire hotel and our room was nicely decorated and very clean. A short walk to Union Square and a 1/2 block walk to the cable car stop.
The staff really went out of their way to provide us with helpful advice, directions, and arranged an excellent deal on a rental car.
I Left My Heart at the Rex
I found the staff at Hotel Rex, from front desk, bar and restaurant, to be absolutely charming and very professional. My room reminded me of the little hotels I stayed at in Paris, but the decor was much nicer, with a lovely mix of fabrics and lively ceramic lamps. The Aveda amenities are a nice touch, but the comfortable bed was the best perk.
With a great location close to Union Square, I have a new favorite in San Francisco.
My husband and I stayed at the Hotel Rex for two weeks in August 2003.
The Hotel Rex is conveniently located near Union Square--meaning that you are near the Powell line, and can walk to the shops and clubs and activities around that area. It is an older building, like one of those dingy hotels with creaky floors, a tiny elevator and dimly lit hallways. However, it has that veneer of trendy, sophisticated San Francisco bookishness about it--with old books in the lobby, comfortable if shabby seating, and a complimentary serving of wine every night from 5-6pm.
The Hotel Rex is a modest place indeed althoughbilled as a trendy boutique hotel. Trendy decoratingon the cheap is what you get. It is a dark and dustyplace, but the beds are comfortable, and it is welllocated close to the cable car, lots of restaurants,and easy to walk down to Union Square. The bigcomplaint that I have is the staff lied about problems the Rex was having or people wouldhave chosen to book elsewhere. The elevator hadbeen out of order for more than two weeks, saidthe bellboy who had to carry people's bags up to six flights of steps. But the desk staff lied andsaid it happened "yesterday" and would be fixedby "tomorrow." No, it wasn't. After 3 days it stilldidn't work, and I never saw any sign of a technician working. If I hadn't talked to the SalesManager personally at length earlier in the week,I wouldn't be so offended at the lying. But I happento think it is relevant to mention that your elevatordoesn't work when you are putting people on the4th, 5th, and 6th floor. Once the hotel staff startslying, you are best to avoid that hotel, which Iwould advise you to do.
Just got back from a stay at the Hotel Rex.I read alot of the reviews and knowing that they just reopened to guests, I went in with an open mind.I got an awesome deal from Priceline and did my home work about a few extra things on the hotel concerning how they put you up if you're a "Internet booked guest" or using the phonelines should you have a laptop.The hotel wasn't completely open when I arrived. In fact they had every other floor available. They did thier best to honor my upgrade request. I was given the best possible room on the weekend and then on Sunday was moved to the king size room.However, folks be forewarned, if you're looking for alot of room to move, the Hotel Rex might not be for you. The King Size room was about the size of a queen. There wasnt much room to move around. The goodies were outstanding though, with Aveda bath products. Watch yourself w/ the honor bar though, especially if you like to snack.The staff was great. High marks to Chris and his crew for making as many people comfortable in a tough situation. The hotel is in a great location, right off of the Powell Street Cable Car and in the middle of Union Square.If you're looking for ambiance and location, this place is most certainly for you.
Hotel Rex is the place to stay
I stayed in the Hotel Rex in June 2002 and had the best time. If you are looking for a place that is different, not your usual hotel and has an amazing atmosphere... you want hotel rex. It is small, has a library theme in the lobby, quotes on the walls of each floor, pages from books covering the elevator walls, and many more unique details that make this place amazing! The staff was extremely helpful and nice... absolutely no complaints.