Book your room at Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel
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Get an overview of this hotelLiterary-themed downtown San Francisco retreat
Close to cable car
Named for San Francisco poet Kenneth Rexroth, this smoke-free, boutique hotel is within 2 blocks of Union Square and the Powell Street cable car; the Moscone Convention Center is a half-mile away.
Wine, jazz, books
Antique books and portraits line the walls of the historic San Francisco hotel, which hosts a wine hour, literary events, and live jazz in the lounge. A café at Hotel Rex serves French-Latino fare.
Air of Provence
A French Provençal color palette pervades the 94 guestrooms of Hotel Rex. All feature pure-cotton linens, down duvets, bathrobes, hand-painted lampshades, CD players, and high-speed Internet access.Information missing or incorrect? Tell us!
Notable theaters, Union Square shopping, and the Powell Street cable car are all within two blocks of this boutique hotel. Complimentary weekday Town Car service is provided to downtown's Financial District, one-half mile away.
Named for Andrée Dutcher, an artist and the wife of poet Kenneth Rexroth, the book-lined café serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily, plus weekend brunch. The business center is reminiscent of an old-fashioned study—updated with computers providing complimentary high-speed Internet access. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in the lobby.
Hotel Rex is a smoke-free property.
- 24-hour front desk
- Airport transportation (surcharge)
- Business center
- Coffee shop or café
- Free newspapers in lobby
- Concierge services
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Free WiFi
- Limo or Town Car service available
- Luggage storage
- Meeting rooms 2
- Multilingual staff
- Number of floors - 7
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Smoke-free property
- Total number of rooms - 94
- Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
- Valet parking (surcharge)
- Wedding services
- Air conditioning
- Blackout drapes/curtains
- Cable TV service
- Climate control
- Free toiletries
- Cribs/infant beds available
- Daily housekeeping
- Designer toiletries
- Free WiFi
- Hair dryer
- Hypo-allergenic bedding available
- In-room childcare (surcharge)
- In-room massage available
- In-room safe
- iPod docking station
- Iron/ironing board
- LCD TV
- Premium bedding
- Private bathroom
- Room service (limited hours)
- Shower/tub combination
Where to Eat
Lobby Lounge - Literary-themed lounge with period furnishings, antique books, and art objects from around the world. Dinner, cocktails, complimentary evening wine reception. Appetizers such as carpaccio (thin-sliced raw beef), Cheese Crepes with Truffles.
Nearby Things to Do
This San Francisco hotel does not have its own fitness facilities, but provides discounted access to a health club across the street. The club has an indoor pool and a full range of cardio and strength-training equipment. A rejuvenating massage can be arranged at a nearby health spa.
The hotel is one-half mile from Yerba Buena Gardens, which features an ice rink, playground, antique carousel, and arts center. Nearby public golf courses include the Presidio Golf Club and the Lincoln Park Golf Course. One mile from the hotel, the Embarcadero offers a waterfront walking/running path leading to Fisherman's Wharf. A classic San Francisco experience is a walk or bike ride across the Golden Gate Bridge, located 5 miles from the hotel. Parking is available at both ends of the bridge. The concierge can arrange free bicycles for guests.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.
Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Check-out time is noon
Children and extra beds
- Children are welcome.
- Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25.00 per night.
- Cribs (infant beds) are available.
You need to know
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
- Valet parking fee: USD 49 per night (in/out privileges)
- Pet fee: USD 50 per accommodation, per stay
- Rollaway bed fee: USD 25.00 per night
We should mention
This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
Awards & Affiliations
- This property is affiliated with the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) and welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) guests.