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Hotel Emma

136 East Grayson, San Antonio, TX 78215, United States
+1 210 448 8300

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9.5

Excellent
based on 114 reviews
Hotel Emma - San Antonio, TX, United States
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$489
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Good to know

Distance to city centre 2.6 km
Location rating 8.9
Nearest airport San Antonio
Distance to airport 9.8 km

Rooms

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Superior rooms

$1,001+

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Queen bed
$1,001 per night

King rooms

$544+

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$1,106 per night
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$544 per night
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Unknown
$795 per night
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King bed
$847 per night

Queen rooms

$422+

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$1,232 per night
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$422 per night
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Queen bed
$667 per night
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Queen bed
$914 per night

Classic rooms

$407+

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$407 per night
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$595 per night
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$612 per night
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$612 per night
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$701 per night
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$701 per night
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$722 per night
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$740 per night
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$741 per night
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$813 per night
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$813 per night
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$814 per night
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$868 per night
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$905 per night

Deluxe rooms

$722+

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$740 per night
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$813 per night

Reviews

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amazing room in 37 reviews
beautiful hotel in 44 reviews
best nights sleep in 9 reviews
brewery in 11 reviews
concrete floors in 4 reviews
downtown riverwalk in 1 review
excellent and food in 16 reviews
free coffee muffins in 8 reviews
hotel restaurant in 40 reviews
lounge bar and room in 2 reviews
margaritas in 3 reviews
noise all night in 7 reviews
san antonio in 4 reviews
sit and enjoy in 6 reviews
staff was always attentive in 39 reviews
  • Excellent
    Aug 2019
    10.0

    The staff is the best. All staff! This has become a favorite hotel for us.

  • Excellent
    Jul 2019
    10.0

    It is a bit far from the city center river walk restaurants and shopping.

  • Excellent
    Jun 2019
    10.0

    Wonderful hotel. Great design & location. Full of positive energy & a warm & welcoming staff!

  • Excellent
    Jun 2019
    9.6

    everything, the restaurants, the staff, the grounds, our room, the hotel was phenomenal

    the valet could have been better managed. at our arrival, they were non existent and we had to find parking and walk. luckily this problem was eventually resolved by comp. the room next to ours was noisy at 5am. but luckily we resolved this on our own with the earplugs given

  • Excellent
    Jun 2019
    10.0

    The building itself is stunning and this combined with the staff and service makes this hotel truly exceptional!

    There is nothing that I believe required improvement.

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About

Overview

Hotel Emma, a prohibition-era brewery that transformed into a boutique hotel, offers visitors a unique city-break in the heart of downtown San Antonio.

Accommodations vary and offer a wide range of experiences for guests. From the extraordinary rooms in the original Brewhouse tower to the subtle luxuries of the more contemporary River Cellars, every stay at Hotel Emma can be tailored for guests. The Emma Koehler suites are made for entertaining with a vast bar-clad terrace boasting of panoramic views. The charming Garret room is a romantic area for couples, hidden in a corner cupola and featuring a clawfoot tub.

The hotel offers three locally loved on-site restaurants, Supper, Larder and Sternewirth. Foodies will also want to eat at Cured and Botika on Peal Parkway and Feast on South Alamo Street. In addition to incredible food choices, Hotel Emma also offers guest in-room spa services by Hiatus Spa + Retreat, a rooftop pool, fitness center, and a 3,700-volume library of Sherry Kafka Wagner, a San Antonio icon.

This upscale hotel off the beaten path is just a two-minute walk from the San Antonio River Walk and the 1744 Alamo Mission. This choice location puts guests four blocks from the San Antonio Museum of Art, the Tobin Center for Performing Arts, and newly renovated Witte Museum. Guests can also explore the Southtown Historic King William District, which offers a variety of excellent restaurants, as well as the Blue Star Arts Complex.

Hotel Emma offers class, character, cleanliness, and a spectacular location. The hotel is better suited to adults, business travelers, and older children.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa

9.5 Excellent

based on 114 reviews

9.4

Vibe

9.2

Service

8.2

Room

7.3

Value

Things to know

  • Friendly service
  • Stylish hotel
  • Nice building
  • Beautiful architecture

Check in

15:00

Check out

12:00

Cancellation/pre-payment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

AMENITIES

Parking
Fitness centre
Free Wi-Fi
Disabled access
ATM on-site
Car hire
Internet
Concierge service
Gift shop
Laundry service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Room service
Bicycle hire
Outdoor pool
No smoking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Air-conditioned
24-hour front desk
Safe
Storage available
Terrace/Patio
Rooftop
EV charging station
Lift
Massage
Library
Cable or satellite TV
Coffee shop
Babysitting/child care services (surcharge)
Pets not allowed
Hot tub

FAQs when booking at Hotel Emma

Why should I stay at Hotel Emma?
First constructed in the 1890’s, the building was once the tallest in all of San Antonio and holds a significant part of the city’s history. Aspects of the hotel’s former life as a brewery have been kept intact, with machinery and original structures preserving a charismatic warmth. The aura of days gone past is felt as you walk through the hallways and lobbies, with a free guided tour on offer every Wednesday and Friday at 2:00 pm to learn more about the history of the building.
What is the best room at Hotel Emma?
To truly embrace the nostalgic 19th century grandeur of the hotel, book an Artesian Room and sprawl out across the elegant 440 square feet of space. Featuring a king size bed and Spanish porcelain bathroom details, you’ll be living a life of luxury from the moment you walk in. The rooms are available for approximately $356 per night and boast a view of either the city, San Antonio River or the hotel pool.
What events does Hotel Emma host?
A diverse range of events are run by the hotel including music performances, walking tours, wine tastings, theater shows and cultural experiences. Stop in at the Sternewirth Tavern & Club Room on Wednesday and Thursday evenings to hear incredible live jazz music from talented artists. During the weekends it is time to explore, with guided excursions showing you the wonders of Pearl Farmer’s Market and nearby local attractions every Saturday and Sunday morning.
What’s the easiest way to get to Hotel Emma from the airport?
Catching an Uber is a quick and easy way of traveling from San Antonio International Airport, with the drive taking roughly 15m and costing approximately $15. Don’t worry about lugging your baggage around once you land, simply order an Uber and you’ll arrive at the hotel in the blink of an eye. Once you have collected your luggage, exit the terminal on the lower level to meet your driver.
What outdoor facilities does Hotel Emma offer?
Soak up the glorious Texas weather on the outdoor terrace, the perfect spot to socialize with friends or family. A fireplace is available for use during the cooler months, providing a picturesque location to sit and enjoy an evening. There is also a lush garden to explore, with fantastic plants and a picnic area to enjoy.
What laundry services does Hotel Emma have?
On top of daily housekeeping, the hotel provides dry cleaning, ironing, trouser pressing and shoe shining services upon request. Additional charges apply to each of these services, with same-day collection available.
Does Hotel Emma offer shopping options?
Browse the gorgeous boutique items at Curio and find the perfect item to remember your trip with. Selling a broad range of selected retail products such as diamond pendants and leather goods, it is easy to find a meaningful gift for anyone at this groovy shop. There is no need to worry if you forgot to pack something, as the shelves are packed with handy travel necessities like toothpaste and moisturizers. (Prices checked 20/05/19).

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Location

Most popular landmarks

  • San Antonio Museum of Art 0.8 km
  • Japanese Tea Garden 1.9 km
  • The Alamo 2.1 km
  • Majestic Theatre 2.2 km
  • San Antonio Zoo 2.3 km
  • San Antonio Botanical Gardens 2.5 km

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