Renovated in the style of a Parisian salon, the Rex’s lamps are hand painted, there is art on the walls and the bar is lined with bookshelves housing an extensive library. There are readings, movie nights, art shows, live music and cabaret – events that attract both tourists and locals. There are literary-themed cocktails and a daily wine hour. The bar is an extremely pleasant way to while away the hours and there is a little café for breakfast and other meals. The hotel is well set up for people travelling on business and facilities include a modest business centre and generous meeting rooms. Parking for a fee. This is a lovely, well-serviced hotel and those who stay really adore the place. 


The Union Square area is one of the tourist centres of San Francisco – within walking distance to good shops, public transport, business convention centres, the Financial District and Chinatown.  The Rex is also adjacent to the Tenderloin, one of San Francisco’s more interesting historic neighborhoods but one with a high homeless population. Keep that in mind as you walk around.

562 Sutter Street, San Francisco

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