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Enjoy the Legendary History of San Francisco from The Rex

There is certainly no shortage of hotels in San Francisco, but many travelers to this stylish, cosmopolitan and somewhat funky city are seeking a refuge that’s conveniently located but feels unique and distinctive.

That’s where The Rex comes in.

The Overview

The Rex is a boutique-style hotel situated on gallery row, which puts you in the heart of San Francisco’s thriving arts and theater district.

In-line with this location is the literary theme of Hotel Rex. The hotel takes it name from Kenneth Rexroth, a San Francisco poet, and essayist.

You’re not only surrounded by amazing eateries, nightlife, galleries and boutique shopping at The Rex, but there is also a plethora of events held in-house that can satisfy even the most discerning of travelers. On any given night, you may find there’s an author reading or literary talk happening in the hotel library, or live music within the Library Bar. Speaking of the Library Bar, this standout area of the hotel is a big draw for not only hotel guests but San Francisco locals, and even travelers staying at other hotels. You can choose from an array of literature-themed cocktails and also enjoy an elegant nightly wine hour.

The overall design concept at The Rex is about creating a sense of coziness and warmth, with vintage typewriters and period furniture.



The Amenities

One amenity worth taking advantage of at The Rex is the concierge service. San Francisco can be a bit of an overwhelming prospect, particularly if you’re a first-time visitor. The concierge of the hotel is willing and able to help you discover nearby gems, no matter what type of venue you may be looking for.

Other amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, a complimentary glass of wine from 5-6 p.m., complimentary morning tea and coffee, and room service.

You can enjoy live music at the Library Bar on Friday nights, as well as discounted passes to Club one Fitness.

The Rooms

With striped carpeting and elegant window coverings, the individual rooms at The Rex continue the traditional design seen in the commons areas of the hotel.

You’ll enjoy a luxurious pillow-top mattress, an iPod docking station, an honor bar and bathrobes so you can unwind after a day of exploring one of the world’s most fascinating cities.

The rooms also have one-of-a-kind features including custom lampshades, hand painted lamps and original pieces of artwork.


While you’re surrounded by world-class dining at Hotel Rex, if you want to stay in the hotel and grab a bite you can do so at the Library Bar. The Library Bar serves breakfast as well as a dinner menu that’s made up primarily of American-style fare.

Whether you want to take in a show at the Society Cabaret, visit the Hard Water American whiskey bar or simply do some sightseeing in San Francisco, Hotel Rex provides the perfect launch pad. You’ll get a taste of Old San Francisco along with fresh, one-of-a-kind surroundings.