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562 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1102
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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#3 of 245 hotels in San Francisco
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Check in and leave the status quo behind. Hotel Emblem San Francisco, an Urban Retreat By Viceroy in downtown San Francisco where Nob Hill meets Union Square and the Theater District, is a haven for those that think as boldly as they live. Inspiring conversation in all the right ways, with plenty of modern provocations, Hotel Emblem features a cocktail-focused restaurant and 96 vibrant guestrooms. Every corner is designed to spark creativity, from the bar inspired by the Beat Generation, to the book-filled Writer’s Alcove in the lobby, to the eclectic guestrooms, where patterns play and an expressive vibe thrives. This hotel is a muse – and you will be, too. Lend your voice at the weekly poetry slam. Get lost in the flow of nightly live jazz. Tap out a few thoughts on the lobby typewriter.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
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Laundry service
Ironing service
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Blackout curtains
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Air conditioning
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Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
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Telephone
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Private bathrooms
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Grade: 100 out of 100
282Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
137Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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Andrew C wrote a review Yesterday
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After a long flight i was given a very welcoming and warm greeting. The room was very comfortable and had everything needed with several amenities. The bar downstairs has a good atmosphere, and the bluestone lane coffee shop at the entrance is amazing for coffee and breakfast.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Thank you W9074NKandrewc for your 5 star review!
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Wayne G wrote a review May 2022
15 contributions6 helpful votes
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Nice property. All you could ask for as a central point for playing tourist in San Francisco. Catch the cable car 1/2 block away, walk to restaurants and theater. Excellent staff and very clean, very unique accommodations.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 11 May 2022
Thank you wglidden1 for your 5 star review!
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Roxanne C wrote a review 6 Aug
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In July I came into your Hotel with a friend to have a drink. Absolutely Loved the Decor and the Beat Generation!. Your wrap around Bar is Beautiful!. I had the pleasure of meeting Fungai, he was amazing and a True Gentleman!!. I visit San Francisco often, I would definitely stay at your Hotel.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 2 days ago
Thank you Roxanne C for your positive review!
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ChicagoTraveler26 wrote a review 6 Aug
Chicago, Illinois46 contributions70 helpful votes
We stayed July 27 & 28th, 2022. Loved everything about it! The customer service was top notch. The decor is fantastic, I want to move in permanently! The room was small but adequate, nicely arranged, plenty of room for two. The bed was super comfortable. The location was great, easy access to public transportation, restaurants, bars & Walgreens. The coffee shop attached was amazing, I need coffee before interacting with other humans, so I could roll out get some coffee and come back to the room. There were coffee makers in the room as well, but I was on vacation, no cooking of any sorts! When I return to SF I will be staying at Emblem.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Thank you ChicagoTraveler26 for your amazing review! We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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debraanno2018 wrote a review 6 Aug
Sarasota, Florida3 contributions
My daughter and I stayed at Hotel Emblem a few months ago and I highly recommend this lovely boutique hotel. It's proximity to shopping and fine dining makes it an excellent choice as is but what really makes the property special is the staff. Everyone was so nice and helpful and we loved the relaxed vibe. The hotel has a cool history too. I can't wait to go back with my husband as I know he'll love that aspect.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded 2 days ago
Thank you debraanno2018 for your review! We hope to see you back at Hotel Emblem soon!
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Sara K wrote a review 2 Aug
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I thought I was treating myself to a fancy hotel in San Francisco based on the reviews and the photos, but there's no way this hotel is a true 4 star establishment. I was in a front-facing room for my first night. I am not a light sleeper by any means, and it was so noisy I barely slept. I called the front desk (there is no true concierge, fyi) and asked to be moved to a quieter room. They happily gave me multiple new room options and even offered me a tour of my options. They told me many of the quietest rooms did not have much natural light, due to them being blocked by the many other concrete towers nearby. The front desk also told me it would only be a queen bed, but that's fine by me. After I checked in to the second room, I realized the bed had a slight dip and was not nearly as comfortable as the king sized bed, but the noise level was more important to me so I sucked it up. Both rooms have issues that need repairing - chipped door frames and walls from damage over time, peeling paint, and the dilapidated original windows from the building. The bath tissue was single ply and scratchy, as were the linens. No bathrobe, and the towels were scratchy, thin towels I'm not used to seeing in 4 star hotels. The first room was missing it's alarm clock, which I didn't realize until I checked in to the second room, and the heat wasn't on in the first room. Add in the old windows and a San Francisco summer, and both rooms were very cold. At least in the second room I was able to set the room at 72, and that helped. The heating and cooling system is forced-air and not the loudest, but not the quietest. Water was also difficult to access. The water stations in the hallway of both floors I stayed on were broken, so if I wanted any water I had to ask the front desk for a bottle or get it from the bathroom sink. I understand the hotel is dealing with an old building, but Viceroy is completely incorrect in calling this a 4 star hotel. I would give it 3 stars at best, based on my experience, and I won't be staying here again. I can spend $300 plus a night at an actual 4 star hotel in San Francisco, or find a 3 star hotel for much less money.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from McClinton Heil, Owner at Hotel Emblem San Francisco
Responded 5 days ago
Thank you Sara K for providing your feedback. Can you please contact me at the hotel at your earliest convenience to discuss your stay in further detail? McClinton Heil General Manager 415-217-4023
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Gabriella M wrote a review Jul 2022
San Francisco, California1 contribution
We had a great experience at Hotel Emblem! The staff is accommodating and friendly. They have a go above and beyond attitude! The hotel decor is aesthetically pleasing, and the rooms are so comfortable. I highly recommend Hotel Emblem. If you stay here, don't skip the lounge. It's a cool, relaxing place to have a drink. The cocktails are delicious too!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you A6934IAgabriellam for your 5 star review!
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Alexandre wrote a review Jul 2022
New York City, New York1 contribution
Upon our arrival we were greeted by Audra and Sonny, and were offered house-made sangria (which was DELICIOUS and a great welcome after the long drive), and they even sent up a doggy bed and some some special treats for our pup! From the beginning, a promising memorable stay. The room was clean and comfortable, the hotel had a great hip design, and the central location left everything to be desired within walking distance. The coffee shop BlueStone Lane was a convenient delicious breakfast as well, so we could be off to face the day! Would absolutely stay here again with my family, or recommend to anyone else.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you AlexWineLover for your review and recognizing Audra and Sonny! We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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HustonsBloomfield_KY wrote a review Jul 2022
Bloomfield, KY20 contributions5 helpful votes
Hotel Emblem has a great location and is very hip with incredibly friendly staff. The Obscenity Bar and coffee shop are great. The rooms are typically small city rooms but with wonderful beds and very cool amenities. The next time I’m SF we will definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you Tiger H for your review. We look forward to welcoming you back soon to Hotel Emblem!
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tadhg f wrote a review Jul 2022
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Great hotel and bar . Jesse was the highlight of my experience. Amazing bartender and amazing at making cocktails- challenged him you surprise me with a classic cocktails- he created the perfect sazarac. Overall a great experience. Well done!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Thank you tadhg f for your review and recognizing Jesse!
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PRICE RANGE
US$254 - US$346 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
rex hotel san francisco, hotel rex san francisco, rex san francisco
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Hotel Rex San Francisco
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSan FranciscoDowntown San Francisco / Downtown / Union Square
NUMBER OF ROOMS
96
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Emblem San Francisco
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Emblem San Francisco?
Nearby attractions include Marrakech Magic Theater (0.4 km), San Francisco Playhouse (0.1 km), and Grace Cathedral (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Emblem San Francisco?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a lounge, room service, and meeting rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Emblem San Francisco?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Emblem San Francisco?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, breakfast, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Emblem San Francisco?
Yes, a parking garage, secured parking, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Emblem San Francisco?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lapisara Eatery, Liholiho Yacht Club, and Tacorea.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Emblem San Francisco?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Emblem San Francisco?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Hotel Emblem San Francisco offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Emblem San Francisco?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.