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
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
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.
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.
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.
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
If you are looking for more than the typical tourist destination, Hotel Emma offers a great story and stay. The walkable, shoppable, casual atmosphere is relaxing and inspiring. #revitalize #renew #don'tmesswithEmma
Great experience, the hotel architecture is amazing and the staff other than Concierge were great. I would strongly recommend this hotel experience to anyone. It is pricy, but for a one time experience, it was great.
If you want to experience something different in a hotel experience - this is the place for you to visit. Staff is most accommodating and facility is very unique. Visit on weekend when Pearl Market is taking place - fun for all.
Hotel Emma is as beautiful outside as she is inside: the rooms, the lobby and the various eateries. The entire property was lovingly and painstaking restored and there is exposed pipework and old machinery on full display.There are also working indoor/outdoor fireplaces (perfect at this time of year).All the employees are professional, helpful, friendly and knowledgable. The general Pearl area offers many activities to chose from and everything is walkable.Depending upon the season, Emma can be pricey but it's worth seeing/staying there.Guests also receive complimetary cocktails upon check in and morning coffee.
Every aspect of our stay at Hotel Emma was exceptional. The property is a treasure for San Antonio. Staff treated us like we were guests in their own home. Dinner at Supper was excellent-service and food.