Hotel Rex

Boutique hotel in Nob Hill & Russian Hill

The Rex draws aesthetic inspiration from early-20th-century literary salons, and sometimes hosts author readings in its cozy lobby bar. Rooms feel inviting (if small) for their traditional masculine color palettes. Beds are particularly great, with crisp linens and down pillows. Caveats: rear-facing rooms lack sunlight but are quiet; street-facing rooms are bright but noisy. Request air-con.