Ratings based on 684 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 out of 5
94% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Seattle

Central location

Posted 11-Oct-2014
Pros: It was fine.
Cons: Get some Ice machines!
Location: Close to Union Square, a few blocks from entrance to Chinatown.
A Fine place to stay in a very expensive town. The bathroom was quite small and makeup and shaving gear had to be shuffled around. And they had no ice machine in the entire hotel. Had to order from room service! Not easy to make a quick drink before going out!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Calgary, Alberta

Comfy hotel close to everything we needed

Posted 07-Oct-2014
Pros: The staff was wonderful and the location was great.
Cons: The mattress was a bit lumpy but I never sleep well away from home anyway.
Location: The hotel was close to the Union Square shopping centres and there were too many restaurants to choose from during our short stay (Oh darn!)
We were pleasantly surprised at how close the hotel was to everything we wanted to do and see...food shopping and sightseeing. The front desk staff was very accommodating since our flight was delayed and we were over 3 hours late checking in. The room was on the smaller side but since we didn't spend much time in our room it was perfect for us. We loved the duvets and the cleanliness of everything.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Great vibe

Posted 16-Sep-2014
Pros: Location and charm.
Cons: Update!
Location: Union Square!
I have stayed here many times over the years. It's a great location and exudes San Francisco Old World charm. Wonderful eclectic furnishings but it's time to recover or replace.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveller from Salt Lake City

Old-school Hotel

Posted 04-Sep-2014
Pros: Great front desk staff, friendly bartenders, relaxing atmosphere, great location, near-perfect bed mattress, good a.m. coffee
Cons: Old hotel with sloping floors, old windows, small low-speed elevator, etc. But upgrading this hotel would kill the charm.
Location: Just off Union Square. Everything in SF is at your disposal.
Smooth check-in. Got an upper floor room facing the rear since we asked for a least-noise location. Room was of adequate size. We were especially pleased with the comfort of the bed/mattress. Overall feel of the Rex is relaxed and contemplative.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveller from Los Angeles

No AC - very hot, especially in top floor room.

Posted 02-Sep-2014
Pros: Location is ok.
Cons: Air conditioning (even window units) would help.
Experienced the top floor of the Rex last week. The city was warm, but not hot - and the nights were cool outside. Nevertheless my room was uncomfortably HOT - must have been 90 degrees in the room, and the window opens only a few inches (it has blockers to prevent it from opening more). And the room fan does almost nothing but stir around the warm air. That... plus that old "musty" smell of an older property - and you have a recipe for a most uncomfortable night. Sorry - not going back.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Virginia Beach

Nice hotel in the city

Posted 26-Aug-2014
Friendly staff, from the hotel you can walk any directions, city for shopping, china town, Italian street, boulevard. Also enough transportation like busses, tram, cable car.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from brookline,ma

Nice experience

Posted 22-Aug-2014
Pros: Library bar
Cons: Maybe more food (app)
Location: Great location!! Everything is around.
Staff was friendly and having a free glass of wine was cool
2 out of 5
by A verified traveller

Little to no help from staff.

Posted 18-Aug-2014
Staff were quite dismissive, being first time travellers to San Fran we needed help in regards to dining and the cities features. The service can best be related to a 3 star motel. I would not recommend, overpriced with no value.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Brooklyn, NY

Great San Francisco hotel

Posted 13-Aug-2014
Hotel Rex really added to our stay in San Francisco. The staff is super friendly and accommodating. The hotel was very warm and cozy.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from WA

Nice hotel, great position

Posted 04-Aug-2014
Almost excellent, I had a nice time in a central located beautiful place