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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.

Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel

562 Sutter St San Francisco CA 94102

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 providing complimentary high-speed Internet access. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in the lobby.

Hotel Rex is a smoke-free property.

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

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

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

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. 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

To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the "Special or Accessibility Requests" section of "Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

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

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

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 hotel 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

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • 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.


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