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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

  • Stayed at the Hotel Rex for business and I must say this boutique hotel aims to please. Built in 1909 just after the big earthquake, there is history everywhere and boy, if these walls could talk I'm sure they would have a lot to stay. Lots of TV channels to choose from and the staff was always very friendly and you can walk to Miscone Center if you need to. 6/2/14
  • If you want the charm of a boutique hotel rather than the same chain hotel then this is the place for you. Lots of fun great bar courteous staff and a walk to all the sites. It is near Union Square and China town. 5/29/14
  • I stayed here for a night recently during a trip to SF. The location was super, only 1 minute walk to Union Square. The room was very comfortable, and the décor and theme of the hotel was very enjoyable. Overall an excellent hotel and one I would recommend for any purpose, business or personal travel. 5/29/14
  • The staff were extremely courteous and very helpful. We loved the hotel's theme and intimate atmosphere. The wine reception and movie night were an excellent perk. 5/22/14
  • Reception and bar staff really friendly and helpful and the bar has a nice mix of guests and locals. Just a few minutes walk from Union Square, main stores and easy access for transport to all the main tourist attractions. Free glass of wine at happy hour for guests is a nice touch. 5/5/14
  • We have stayed at the Rex for several years. Sometimes for a week at a time on business.The literary theme and British Bloomsbury decor of the hotel are charming. The Library bar is worth a stay alone. Relaxing and entertaining atmosphere with tongue-in-cheek activities like movie night, lounge act night, and of course the magic show. Books for browsing, and occasional art exhibitions. The rooms are impeccably clean, comfortable and well-maintained. When staying at the hotel, you feel like you live there. Especially nice if you are a woman on a business trip by yourself. 4/29/14

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