This was our second stay at the Hotel Rex, first time in 2009, this time in June 2013. Obviously we remembered it fondly, as we didn't really consider staying anywhere else: it was just as good as we remembered and I felt instantly relaxed when I walked in the door off a long flight from Aus. Staff so friendly, welcoming and helpful, rooms really nice size (two double beds) and ours was nice and quiet at the back of the hotel. We stayed here either side of three days at Yosemite, and the hotel were more than happy to keep our big bags while we were gone so that we could travel light (via public transport) to the national park. They also helped us figure out how to get to the train at Emeryville by public transport in the early morning (great tip on the free shuttle between BART and Amtrak).
The hotel location is great: just away from the slight insanity of Union Square, but close enough to walk to Chinatown, the bay and easily accessible to public transport to/from the airport and for getting around the city and neighbourhoods.
Thanks so much to the staff at the Hotel Rex, this is definitely my place to stay in San Francisco!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rex Hotel San Francisco
- Hotel Rex San Francisco
- Rex San Francisco