Joie de Vivre, the most creative hotel group in the city, is the brains behind this cleverly restored historic building, a restoration that was inspired by the San Francisco art and literary salons of the 1920s and '30s. JDV kept some of the imported furnishings and the European boutique hotel ambience, but gave the lobby and rooms a major face-lift, adding the decorative flair that makes its hotels among the most popular in town. The clublike lobby lounge is modeled after a 1920s literary salon and is, like all the group's properties, cleverly stylish. (They even host jazz artists Fri 6-8pm.) The guest rooms are above average in size, decorated with custom wall coverings, hand-painted lampshades, and works by local artists. If you have one of the rooms in the back, you'll look out over a shady, peaceful courtyard. It's also in a great location, situated near several fine galleries, theaters, and restaurants.
- © Frommer's 2013
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User Reviews for Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre hotel
Nice atmosphere, awful coffee!
There is a nice ambience to this older style hotel, well located in lower Nob Hill, close to the Powell street cable tram. Staff were helpful, requested a quiet room which was granted...
- posted on 11.19.12
- by Hugo22
We absolutely loved it.
Having read several of the other 5 star reviews I can't think of any way to top them. I agree wholeheartedly that this is an excellent hotel, with great ambience and retro feel...
- posted on 11.18.12
- by Rosendaise
Really enjoyed The Rex
What a great find! Hotel has a very friendly feel to it, so welcome after staying at some of the larger name hotels. The front desk staff were so warm and welcoming and nothing was...
- posted on 11.14.12
- by WestAussiesPerth
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- Recommended 2009
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The lavish guest rooms feature a tasteful decor that is less generic than other hotels and come equipped with data ports, a writing desk, mini bar, cable television, CD player, hairdryer, iron, and robes. Hotel services include a bellman, concierge, valet, and laundry. In its true artistic spirit, the hotel offers a "Patron of the Arts" rate, where guests donate $5 to local arts organizations each night they stay. Parking is $30 a day.
Message from Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre hotel
GOLDEN GATE GREETER- As Joie de Vivre Hospitality's way of saying thank you for visiting, we want you to be able to explore and experience San Francisco -from the Inside Out. If you're ready to get off the beaten path to explore a few of San Francisco's famous neighborhoods, let us pair you with a friendly volunteer Golden Gate Greeter for a few hours, absolutely free of charge. Whether it's your first trip, or your tenth, a Golden Gate Greeter is ready to help you explore and experience one of America's favorite cities. This is your opportunity to walk around a neighborhood with a local; discover what it's like to live in San Francisco; meet a San Franciscan who shares your interests; and learn how to get around using public transportation. To learn more about this free guest service, please call 415.248.5927, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.goldengategreeter.com.
- Cafe Andree & Business Center
- Access to nearby Club One Gym
- Enjoy a Golden Gate Greeter!
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- tel: 800/433-4434
- fax: 415/433-3695
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- 562 Sutter St
- Between Powell and Mason Sts
- San Francisco, CA 94102
- breakfast included
- Joie de Vivre Hospitality Inc.
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