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The Art of Travel — Hotel Rex takes its inspiration from the San Francisco art and literary salons of the 1920s and 30s.

This hotel in Union Square San Francisco will take you back in time with custom decor and works of art from local artists.

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Hotel Rex

Guests Are Saying

  • Hotel Rex is very near to Union Square and a 10-minute walk from the underground station with a direct line to the airport. Just around the corner you can take a cable car to Fisherman's Wharf, which is quite nice. Most importantly rooms were clean, and we were very satisfied with the staff.  - February 22, 2011
  • When we go to an interesting old city, we like to be right in the middle of things and stay at a "neat" place. We got it all here PLUS a free glass of wine in the evenings. This hotel is what San Francisco is all about!  - February 16, 2011
  • I was recommended to this chain of Hotels, and the Rex was the one I chose. This was my first time to San Fran and the staff were very helpful, friendly and very knowledgeable. The complimentary wine at night was fantastic, and Dave the barman had many tips and guides for a solo female traveler.  - January 28, 2011
  • This was a fantastic stay. We were going to spend just two nights and travel on, but ended up staying for four since we liked it so much. The location is perfect and the hotel seems to be a magnet for creative and nice people; in a sense, it's an embodiment of the city itself. The decor is artistic and the place has a very literary appeal.  - January 27, 2011
  • The hotel has a gorgeous little bar/restaurant, styled like an antique library with lots of heavy books and dark wood everywhere. They do a happy hour where your first glass of wine is free and the food is very tasty although we only had a small snack there the first night after our long flight from the UK.  
- January 20, 2011
  • Discovered the Rex a few years ago when we got priced out of the Monaco and the Triton. Now, we wouldn't dream of staying anywhere else. The rooms are clean and decorated with flair. The public areas, with a literary salon vibe, are soothing with touches of poetry and whimsy. And the staff is always -- and I mean always -- pleasant and helpful.  - January 14, 2011
  • Wonderful location. Terrific ambiance. Great staff. Everything was perfect. Lovely bar for a drink before heading off to dinner or coming back for a nightcap. We had a short walk to several top notch restaurants and just a block from one of the main cable car routes.  - January 3, 2011
  • The biggest advantage is the location, with only 5 minutes to Union Square (shopping), Hilton (conferences) and Market St. (shopping, restaurants). A lot of tourist attractions are also within walking distance, for further ones you can catch the cable car around the corner.  
- December 20, 2010

Articles

Modern Day Salon Comes to Life at Hotel Rex 7x7 Magazine, December 2010
Modern Day Salon Comes to Life at Hotel Rex

7x7 Magazine, December 2010

Bookish Charms Delta Sky Magazine, November 2010
Bookish Charms

Delta Sky Magazine, November 2010

A Reader's San Francisco New York Times, December 2010
A Reader's San Francisco

New York Times, December 2010

   
Cents and an S.F. Sensibility Los Angeles Times, September, 2006
Cents and an S.F. Sensibility

Los Angeles Times, September, 2006