Get an overview of this hotelLiterary-themed downtown San Francisco retreat

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Restaurant
Business centre
Smoke-free property
24-hour front desk
Multilingual staff

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, and CD players.

Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

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.

Hotel Rex is a smoke-free property.

  • Concierge services 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Restaurant 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Meeting rooms 2 
  • Business center 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Total number of rooms - 94 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Number of floors - 7 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Wedding services 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Smoke-free property 

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Premium bedding 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Phone 
  • Minibar 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Desk 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • iPod docking station 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • LCD TV 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

The Library Bar - Literary-themed lounge with period furnishings, antique books, and art objects from around the world. Dinner, cocktails, complimentary evening wine reception. Enjoy satisfying American classics with unexpected European touches.

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.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Free bicycles on site 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle service is available at scheduled times during limited hours. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25.00 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 50 per accommodation, per stay

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Resort fee: USD 18.00 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Sporting facilities or equipment
  • Internet access
  • In-room bottled water
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 20 per person (one way)
  • 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
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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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. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.


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