We are so fortunate to live only 20 miles from San Francisco since it is one of our favorite places. Dinner, theater, museums and shopping are among our favorite city activities and, with them all only being a bridge away, none require an overnight stay. However, there is something special about spending a night or two in San Francisco and we often take advantage of HOTEL TONIGHT or EXPEDIA same day deals to do just that! We are particularly fond of smaller boutique hotels and one of our favorites is HOTEL REX which is owned and operated by the Joie de Vivre Hotel Group.
Originally built in 1907 and restored in 1996, it is old San Francisco perfected with an artist and literary theme flowing from the 1920’s. The theme stays consistent throughout the building with a Library Bar and Lounge decorated with historical artist, author and poet portraits, famous quote laden hallways, and smaller, yet comfortable sized rooms. Furnishings are charmingly aged with free umbrellas to use when it is raining and free bicycles to use when it isn’t. Speaking of free…a generous pour of red or white wine is served in the Library Bar for appropriately aged guests every day between 5 and 6 pm. Extremely family and kid friendly, all of our kids have stayed here with us at one point or another and enjoy the easy couple of blocks walk to Union Square. The place just has such a cool feel and we have yet to be disappointed.
You can get some really good deals at this hotel when a convention or conference hasn’t taken over the city. Sometimes under $100.00 and rarely do we pay over $125.00 per night compared to the over $300.00 that it skyrockets. Unfortunately, no matter what kind of deal you get on the room you almost always get burned on the parking which can be $40.00 to $50.00 additional! Alternatives are to BART into the city if you are local or search for an overnight parking garage that might be in the $20.00 to $30.00 range with the addition of a walk. If you haven’t already done so, download the HOTEL TONIGHT app for iOS and Android. Use invite code ENEIMAN2 and receive a $25.00 credit!
Nonetheless, check out our first pick of the City and tell them Alli and Eric from lifeasus.com sent you!
562 SUTTER STREET, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102