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|Distance to city centre||2,6 km|
|Nearest airport||San Antonio|
|Distance to airport||9,8 km|
|"Exceptional property, incredible and attentive staff."||(in 31 reviews)|
|"Best nights sleep ever!"||(in 8 reviews)|
|"The food was excellent."||(in 11 reviews)|
|"The hallway noise all night due to concrete floors."||(in 6 reviews)|
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|amazing room||in 37 reviews|
|beautiful hotel||in 44 reviews|
|best nights sleep||in 9 reviews|
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|excellent and food||in 16 reviews|
|free coffee muffins||in 8 reviews|
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|staff was always attentive||in 39 reviews|
Amazing beauty of a place!!!
Very friendly staff, food was outstanding. It was beautiful y decorated for the holidays. Water pressure in shower was the best I have ever experienced. Hotel has a ton of history, if you are a history buff.
Small counter space in bathroom
Everything. A unique hotel with exceptional attention to detail.
The staff is the best. All staff! This has become a favorite hotel for us.
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.
based on 107 reviews
Things to know
- Friendly service
- Stylish hotel
- Nice building
- Beautiful architecture
Policies vary by room type and provider.
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).
Where is Hotel Emma located?
Hotel Emma is located at 136 East Grayson in Midtown, 2,6 km from the centre of San Antonio. San Antonio Museum of Art is the closest landmark to Hotel Emma.
When is check-in time and check-out time at Hotel Emma?
Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 12:00 at Hotel Emma.
Does Hotel Emma offer free Wi-Fi?
Yes, Hotel Emma offers free Wi-Fi.
Does Hotel Emma offer free parking?
No, Hotel Emma does not offer free parking.
Does Hotel Emma offer free airport shuttle service?
No, Hotel Emma does not offer free airport shuttle service.
How far is Hotel Emma from the airport?
Hotel Emma is 9,8 km from San Antonio. Hotel Emma is 114,3 km from Austin Bergstrom.
Can you bring pets to Hotel Emma?
No, pets are not allowed at Hotel Emma.
Does Hotel Emma have a pool?
Yes, Hotel Emma has a pool on-site.
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