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Hotel Rex

  • 562 Sutter St. Map It
  • Union Sq.
  • Local Flavor
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  • Convenient location
  • Literary pedigree


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

Updated 05/02/2013

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 "library," a homey lobby lounge where book readings and roundtable discussions take place as locals and tourists sip libations and eat decadent meals. Small, somewhat dark, cramped 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.

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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
  • No meals

Updated 05/02/2013

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