Hotel Rex

San Francisco, California
100-room hotel, lobby, bar, restaurant, conference room, guestrooms and bathrooms.

The Hotel Rex with it’s hip literary trappings, is the west coast answer to New York’s Algonquin. The clubby lobby is in the spirit of a 20’s literary salon which surrounds visitors with original paintings, sketches and a library of books celebrating San Francisco’s
art and literary scene.

Hotel Rex has the ambiance of a literary haunt...this hotel feels like the setting of a thirties
American film... It's a reminder of a type of hotel that hasn't been seen since John Huston's The
Maltese Falcon.
– Hip Hotels

Out-of-town writers & poets are flocking to the new Hotel Rex, a block from Union Square. The hotel boasts salon portraits, period furnishings and opulent custom-crafted carpets. But the big draw... is the Rex's regular readings, signings and roundtable literary discussions. – W Magazine

... a polyglot variety that might have been collected over the course of many years...touches of
nonconformity and whimsy...Latter-day literati, hip to current art and lit, are said to make up the
majority of the clientele.
– Interior Design Magazine

The men's club/literary theme here is played out in jocular rooms that mix colorful patterns,
checks and stripes in defiance of all convention.
– Metropolitan Home

The worlds hippest hotels... Design to die for... The Hotel Rex lobby recreates a 1920's literary
– In Style Magazine

The Rex on Union Square in San Francisco, was conceived as "one giant art project" and is
dedicated to the proposition that books are good. The clubby, 1920's style lobby by designer
Candra Scott is stacked with thousands of them.

Checking into the Boutique Hotel Boom... The boutique hotels promise guests an ambiance that
is different from any other place... The Hotel Rex has made good on that promise. Using avant-garde writer Kenneth Rexroth as an inspiration, the Rex has the feel of a literary haunt
... high style, high service, high concept.
– Washington Post

If Jack Kerouac were found around San Francisco today, he'd probably throw over his beloved
North Beach coffeehouses in favor of the Hotel Rex on Union Square.
– Bon Appetite

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