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What We Love

  • A dreamy and historic boutique hotel in a 19th-century brewhouse, with exceptional diningThe historic charm throughout this former brewhouse
  • The 3,700-volume library and rooftop-pool oasis
  • The complimentary cruiser bikes and coffee in the lobby
  • The culinary concierge on hand to arrange culinary happenings

What To Know

  • The attached Southerleigh Restaurant is serves fantastic fare including vegan options
  • You'll be treated to a complimentary margarita at check in
  • The library is the epicenter of hotel's social scene

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
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Overview

Historic charm, delicious fare and South Texas luxury at a stylish new Pearl District hotspot, with a welcome margarita, morning coffee and nightly macarons

The Lowdown

Meet Emma. She’s cultured, hip and an expert in all things hospitality. From her looks to her service, her authentic approach to San Antonio’s hotel scene is as vibrant as it is refined. She’s got quite a history, too. Once a 19th-century brewhouse, she’s now the new epicenter of South Texas luxury, inviting you into her three restaurants; her accommodations, which blend old-fashioned elegance with modern luxury; and her 3,700-volume library.
 
It’s these out-of-the-box details, also including in-room pantries stocked with local favorites, nightly turndown service with homemade macarons, complimentary Electra cruisers and custom Guayabera robes, that make Hotel Emma standout. But it’s her culinary flavor that will truly make you remember her. She knows how to cook, taking fine provisions, farm-to-table fare and cocktails to a whole new level of sophistication, even offering a culinary-concierge service. She’s got the central locale, she’s got the refined style and she’s got the bold flavor. When it comes to San Antonio, Emma’s truly got it all.

Rooms

 South Texas hospitality is welcoming, approachable and centered around comfort, and you’ll find all of these qualities on display in the Hotel Emma guest rooms. With details like custom Parota wood furnishings and Frette linens, these modern accommodations are rich in unique, high-end accents.Classic Brewhouse rooms offer city views, and offer your choice between a 300 square feet and a queen bed or 320 square feet and a king. Also with city views is the Landmark Brewhouse King room, which measures in at 400 square feet and holds a king bed. For two queens, opt for the 440-square-foot Landmark River Cellar Two Queen room, which boasts a partial river or pool view. Landmark rooms include a sitting area with a leather settee.  

Dining

 Hotel Emma has not one, but three exquisite dining options, perfect if you’ve got a refined palate and a taste for farm-to-table fare. The creative plates at Supper, the first of the three, make you feel like you’re sitting at a farm and a bistro at the same time. The Midwestern approach to American cuisine adds up to a once-in-a-lifetime dining experience, with dishes on the menu like braised-oxtail stew, toasted-cauliflower with green lentils and sticky toffee pudding. Set in the old fermenting cellars, Larder stocks fine groceries and fine provisions that you can eat in or take out. It’s a little European and a little South Texan, with culinary luxuries like bagels with cured salmon and fennel marmalade, sweet-pea falafel with grilled feta and fried-egg-salad sandwiches. For small plates and classic cocktails, Sternewirth is lounge-type clubroom and city bar rolled into one, with sofas and banquettes for mingling over good wine and craft beer. Perfect for both celebrations and business deals, this Prohibition-style bar is as authentic as it is intimate. 

Location

 San Antonio is a diverse and cultural destination with plenty to discover. Passionate about their history, which reaches further back than the state of Texas or even the United States, locals take great pride in the city. Attractions like the Alamo and Missions have become the first UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the state, while a variety of museums and tours pay homage the city’s antiquity. The hotel is situated in the city’s hip Pearl District on the banks of the San Antonio River. This foodie destination boasts more than 15 restaurants on campus, plus the Culinary Institute of America and a large farmer’s market on weekends. This choice location puts you four blocks from the San Antonio Museum of Art and near the new Tobin Center for Performing Arts and the newly renovated Witte Museum. You can also head to the Southtown/Historic King William District, which also offers a variety of excellent restaurants, as well as the Blue Star Arts Complex.

How to Get There

Hotel Emma
136 E Grayson
San Antonio, TX 78215 United States

Reviews

5.0 Excellent 2515 Reviews
A Relaxing Stay
Reviewed 20 hours ago

Hotel Emma is a jewel - complimentary cocktails, uber friendly staff - a good time had by all. The BEST mattress and pillows too. Parking easy and around the corner from LICK ice cream. Loved the library too.

I love Emma!
Reviewed 23 hours ago

wonderful to see staff enjoy their work. From the warm greeting to assistance with every request. We enjoyed the unique design and decor....relaxing in the library is a beautiful way to end the day. Breakfast at Supper is a must. My wife and I enjoyed walking through the lobby, visiting the bar and shopping at the beautiful grocery/deli/bakery! Wish we could have stayed longer

Beautiful Hotel
Reviewed 1 day ago

We didn’t stay here for our trip but we had been told to visit the beautiful building, we did and it did not disappoint!
It’s a must see if you are in the area. Pearl brewery also has many attractions surrounding it.

Girls trip and My new favorite HOTEL!
Reviewed 2 days ago

We checked into Hotel Emma- three rooms, all double queens. There were 7 girls on our 25th Girls trip. From the moment we arrived, I new this was a special place with outstanding customer service. The staff truly goes above and beyond to make your stay the most comfortable. The make you feel as if you are the only one that matters. The Welcome cocktail in the library was delicious. What a nice touch to begin the stay. The rooms is decorated so cute. the beds are the most comfortable I've ever stayed in a hotel. The macaroons from the Lorraine bakery are yummy. the mini bar is stocked with unique food and drink in case of munchies late at night. We loved the bar. Had fun relaxing with their unique menu of cocktails. We ate dinner at Supper. the service and food were equally as good. The atmosphere is lively, but quiet , and surrounded by the farmers market on the weekend. The only downside is we only stayed one night. I will stay longer next time. LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS HOTEL!

Hotel Emma
Reviewed 2 days ago

Perfection! From arrival to departure the experience was excellent. The staff was professional, prompt and polite and the entire facility including my room was well kept, artistic and very clean. The complimentary coffee delivered to room each morning was a nice touch.