Hotel Rex


  • Convenient location
  • Literary pedigree


  • Cramped, airless rooms
  • Tiny baths and closets
  • Musty hallways

Published 07/06/2016

Fodor's Review

At this stylish, literary-themed hotel—named after San Francisco Renaissance poet, translator, and essayist Kenneth Rexroth and frequented by artists and writers—paintings and shelves of antiquarian books line the a homey lobby lounge and small, somewhat dark rooms with restored period furnishings and striped carpeting evoke the spirit of salon society. The hotel also provides nostalgic touches like a study decorated with a collection of vintage typewriters (and two high-tech workstations). Currently breakfast and dinner are served in the Library Bar, which also hosts an evening wine reception with live jazz, DJs, literary readings, and movie nights on select evenings. If you find a deal online, the hotel will often match your price.

Hotel Information


562 Sutter St., San Francisco, California, 94102, United States

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415-433–4434; 800-433–4434

Hotel Details:

  • 92 rooms, 2 suites
  • Rate includes: No meals

Published 07/06/2016


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