My husband and I stayed 2 nights, from August 9th through the 11th. Check-in was very quick and friendly. We upgraded to the corner suite with the jetted tub and it was definitely worth the extra expense. The room was very big with a perfect view of the Alamo. The décor was beautiful, and the bed was very comfortable. I loved the 1920's gothic architecture (the building was actually a private hospital before it was converted to a hotel in the 80's. Check out the details carved into the exterior walls! And if you aren't too chicken, read up about the ghost stories! It made the trip that much more fun for us.)
I was concerned that this hotel was going to be a little too far from "the action", but that was not the case at all. A five minute walk (if that) puts you right in the middle of the Riverwalk scene. We only used our car when we wanted to venture out to some local restaurants off of the Riverwalk. Every time we needed our car, the valet was quick and friendly, (which takes a little sting out of the $28 daily valet parking fee. Which is actually less expensive than other hotels on the Riverwalk.)
The elevators can be a little slow, and if you check in or out at peak times there is limited space in front to park. We had to circle the building a few times before we gave up and double parked when checking in, but the valet helped get our car out of there very quickly to avoid any issues. Also, if you get a jetted tub, the jets will cycle on at odd times to blow any remaining water out of the system. After an evening of ghost stories, I just about jumped out of my skin when the jets came on in the middle of the night! But I talked to other guests who experienced the same thing and we all laughed because we were sure our rooms were haunted. Again, it just added to the fun.
I would definitely stay at the Emily Morgan again. In fact, I'd be hard pressed to stay anywhere else.
- Also Known As:
- Emily Morgan San Antonio
- Hotel Emily Morgan
- Emily Morgan Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The official hotel of the Alamo and recipient of the AAA four diamond Award, the Emily Morgan Hotel offers guests luxurious accommodations and unbeatable service. Our location puts you steps away from the famous Alamo and walking distance to many more San Antonio attractions including the Riverwalk. While at the hotel make sure to enjoy a delicious experience at the award winning Oro Restaurant. Take a dip in our newly remodeled outdoor pool or keep fit at our fitness center. And best of all, our hotel is pet-friendly so there's no need to leave man's best friend at home. ... more less
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