Literary events are often hosted in the Rexroth Boardroom and the Salon, and several book clubs meet regularly at the Library Bar
Valet parking is $45 a day
Hotel is pet-friendly; there is a weight limit of 40 pounds
Parking on site
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An homage to 1920s literary life soaked in the spirit of the Lost Generation and steps from Union Square
To enter San Francisco’s Hotel Rex is to be transported to a 1920s literary haunt soaked in the spirit of the Lost Generation. Harnessing your favorite writer’s expatriate period in Paris, the public spaces pair Art Deco decor with library-style bookcases, warm lighting and even a crackling fireplace. The lobby’s cantaloupe and peacock palette is far from gaudy thanks to the dim luminance of mannequin-head lamps, and the elevator is wallpapered in decades-old pages of the San Francisco Social Register, a list of wealthy and influential citizens.
Bed & Bath
The sizable (for San Francisco) Parisian-style guestrooms blend such modern comforts as flat-screen TVs and pillowtop mattresses with Art Deco furnishings and plenty of Parisian flair. They’re also full of surprises — such as the stocked honor bar in the bottom drawer of the mahogany writing desk, an amenity fit for F. Scott Fitzgerald and Hemingway if ever there was one.
No space channels Rex’s ’20s spirit more than the Library Bar, where the tables and chairs appear to have been pulled straight out of a French bistro and the cuisine, like the Lost Generation, is “classic American, with European influences.” The Rex Burger with bleu cheese is one of the best in San Francisco, and the cocktails are deliciously potent.
Hotel Rex San Francisco
562 Sutter St
San Francisco, California 94102
How to Get There
The preferred airport for Hotel Rex, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel is San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) - 19.3 km / 12 mi. Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property’s location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.