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136 E Grayson St, San Antonio, TX 78215-1397
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-out
Updated 06/02/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#1 of 394 hotels in San Antonio
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4.9
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5.0
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4.9
Value
4.6
2022 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
History-rich, authentic and welcoming, Hotel Emma was once a 19th century Brewhouse. Welcome to Hotel Emma, a gathering place for people who are passionate about food and eager to experience the authentic spirit of San Antonio. Comfortable and unconventional, the hotel's historical ambiance enhances a new standard of South Texas luxury and geniality. Immerse yourself in rich social experiences that showcase culinary wonders and the nuances of local San Antonio culture.
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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycles available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Free shuttle or taxi services
Valet parking
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Car hire
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Convenience store
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Sun terrace
ATM on site
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Bathrobes
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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English, Spanish
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Shawn H wrote a review Yesterday
Washington DC, District of Columbia280 contributions150 helpful votes
Wow, we got a Plaza Suite at Hotel Emma and it was an exceptional experience all around. It is absolutely not cheap, but the hotel goes above and beyond. From a pleasant check-in experience, an exceptional complimentary welcome drink, free bottled water, snacks in the Library, excellent hotel pool, great onsite restaurant and bar, interesting architecture, to a vibrant and exciting neighborhood, full of things to experience - its hard to find anything to fault. The room itself was spacious and well-appointed with a particularly impressive bathroom larger than some other hotel rooms - luxurious bath and shower, separate toilet room, double vanities, all opening from behind double doors. The room was filled with top notch amenities and a minibar that's going to to tempt you in all the best ways. But really, the standout is the service - including the cleaning service, the regular refills of water bottles, the nightly turndown service with complimentary macarons, the small gifts, and obvious attention of staff to the details. People often go cheap on a hotel, thinking they won't spend much time there anyway. Forget that, this hotel is a destination worth traveling to all by itself. Only downside was paying for parking (which seemed to be standard almost everywhere in San Antonio).
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Wayne S wrote a review May 2022
Paris, France124 contributions113 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
The extraordinary and sensitive repurposing of the old Pearl Brewery into a 5-star hotel is a work of art. Every single staff person was so friendly, skilled, and professional. Just an amazing and zen visit.
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Response from Jon Sakshaug, General Manager at Hotel Emma at Pearl
Responded Jun 1, 2022
It was our pleasure having you with us! If you missed it this time, be sure to visit us again and take one of our history tours where you can learn even more about the former brewery! I am thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to having you back with us in the hopefully not too distant future.
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ATLASLLC wrote a review Aug 12
McAllen, Texas1 contribution
this hotel was beautiful and clean. Worth the night stay rate. Room was full of details and clean, and the lobby is just an amazing place to enjoy a drink and a chat with your family or friends. Staff at arrival check in lobby are very helpful and welcome you with a smile.
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kjax0807 wrote a review Aug 11
Houston, Texas1 contribution
I highly recommend Hotel Emma. We celebrated out 15 year anniversary here and I would pick this hotel again. It was absolutely gorgeous decor and layout. The staff is above and beyond accommodating and able to help answer questions. I actually realized I needed a safety pin so I texted the staff and they responded quickly and had room service delivered complimentary travel sowing set! Impressive attention to detail. Everyone greeted us with a smile and made our stay so special! This place is worth the investment!
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sandrasimm0ns wrote a review Aug 11
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My stay at Hotel Emma was great!!! I highly recommend this hotel if you're staying in San Antonio. There is so many amazing thing at this hotel. It is great for your entire family. I loved that you can get on the boat and fide down the river.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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K1937YRbrian wrote a review Aug 10
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Absolutely worth every penny. The architecture, design are all incredible but the best part is The staff! Very friendly, attention to every detail and clearly love their jobs. The Pearl and River Walk area is very nice and has everything you need for a relaxing get away in the heart of San Antonio
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mjenkins644 wrote a review Aug 9
Memphis, Tennessee1 contribution
Absolutely one of the best long weekends we have ever experienced. Staff is warm, friendly, attentive & professional. The hotel itself is an experience-walking back in time! Hotel EMMA is such a unique experience from the decor, the exceptional service, the linens in the room, the diverse rooms & venues, etc. The attention to detail is most impressive. One of our best & most memorable places ever.
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Laurie W wrote a review Aug 8
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I highly recommend Hotel Emma. The staff is exceptional and make you feel right at home. The rooms are beautiful and the hotel is extraordinary. You will leave with wonderful memories and will be ready to plan your next stay.
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justinruiz wrote a review Aug 8
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This was a great location for couples. My wife and I celebrated our anniversary and we felt first class at Emma. The staff was amazing and friendly. Everyone knew it was our anniversary like we had a tag around our necks. It was great!
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Wander21492167075 wrote a review Aug 7
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PERFECTION!! You NEED to experience Hotel Emma!!! Not only is the entire bldg cool, they have the best drinks around & food that will thrill you! Every detail is considered!!!! As a guest, the rooms are so cool, beautiful & super comfortable!!! Little special touches everywhere you look around the entire hotel! I am a travel agent & am constantly in hotels, THIS ONE IS BEYOND MEMORABLE!!! I hope my clients take my advice & allow themselves the luxury of staying here. I can say with 100% confidence, nothing was missed, it was a perfect stay!!!! I was sad to leave & plan on going back often. I’m ruined for anywhere else in or near San Antonio!!!!! XoXo
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Response from Jon Sakshaug, General Manager at Hotel Emma at Pearl
Responded 2 days ago
I'm so thrilled that you enjoyed your stay! Thank you so much, it was our pleasure having you with us. Be on the lookout for what's new a Pearl. There are new restaurants opening in the next few months and an entertainment venue set to open in the next year. We hope to see you back soon!
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$556 - $798 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesTexasSan Antonio
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Emma at Pearl
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Emma at Pearl?
Nearby attractions include Pearl Brewery (0.05 miles), Pearl Farmers Market (0.05 miles), and Pearl Farmers Market (0.05 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Emma at Pearl?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Emma at Pearl?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Emma at Pearl?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Emma at Pearl?
Yes, free public parking nearby, paid private parking on-site, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Emma at Pearl?
Conveniently located restaurants include Green Vegetarian Cuisine, Supper American Eatery, and Cured.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Emma at Pearl?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Emma at Pearl?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hotel Emma at Pearl offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Emma at Pearl?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Emma at Pearl?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Alamo (1.2 miles), King William Historic District (2.1 miles), and The Guenther House Museum (2.3 miles).