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The Emily Morgan Hotel - a DoubleTree by Hilton
Ranked #27 of 358 Hotels in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence
Columbus, Ohio
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Pleasently Surprised”
Reviewed December 29, 2013

I typically do not stay at Double Tree hotels, so I was new to this one. The location is great. Directly across from the Alamo. The hotel is very clean, and the staff was friendly and pleasant. My room was HUGE. The bathroom was not only big, but recently remodeled with a large tub and shower. The view was fantastic. The only downfall to this hotel is the fitness facility. It is very small with very little equipment. They have a morning breakfast buffet that was nice but fairly pricey.

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Reviewed December 27, 2013

This hotel was a real surprise. We chose it because it was close to Sam's Burger Joint/Music Hall... but I would definitely stay here again. Sam's Music Hall was a real surprise (big, clean, great sound) and plenty of parking in the area.

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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Reviewed December 27, 2013

We stayed at the Emily Morgan the weekend before Christmas. Loved how it is an old property that has a lot of character but has been totally refurbished in the not too distant past so all the amenities are up to date. The hotel is right across the street from The Alamo and is only a few minutes walk to Riverwalk. Quieter and much less expensive than comparable hotels right on the river. The only negative is in regards to the breakfast buffet. As a Hilton Gold member it was comped, otherwise I would have steered clear of the $15 - plus $3 for coffee - buffet. Not that it was bad but it was very average and not worth nearly that price.

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san antonio, United States
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Reviewed December 25, 2013

disappointed I got no feedback from losing a large sum on cash at the hotel. not even a phone call the next day from management. nothing. very disappointed. so I repeat, i was very disappointed that i received no feedback from hotel management the next day, even to say, sorry you lost money in our hotel. they wouldn't even try looking in the garbage receptacle. I know it was crushed, but no response whatsoever. not sure if I would ever go back to this hotel.

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Athomps2013, General Manager at The Emily Morgan Hotel - a DoubleTree by Hilton, responded to this review, December 27, 2013
Dear Michael,

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to investigate the lost money referenced in your posting. As indicated in my email to you on yesterday, I want to apologize for the delay in a management response. I will await your response to my second email on yesterday.

Warm regards,

AngelaT.
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Reviewed December 23, 2013

The Emily Morgan DoubleTree Hilton Hotel in San Antonio is a stately building next to the Alamo. It is a clean, inviting and pleasant facility that I highly recommend. The room was quiet and the hotel staff were extremely accomodating. While breakfast provided an inviting buffet, getting the attention of restaurant staff in the evening can be a challenge.

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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed December 19, 2013

Right next to the Alamo but not on the overbusy Riverwalk, so quieter than most. Very comfortable room, attentive , not in-your-face service. The best margarita in town (that's saying a lot, but I've been in San Antone at least a dozen times for a week each, and that's a lot of margaritas.). Quiet, friendly bar and not a singles scene even on Saturday night. I'll go back next year.

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Arlington, Texas
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Reviewed December 19, 2013

Everything came together for a perfect weekend. Beautiful weather, warm cookie on arrival and a room overlooking the Alamo helped to make it so. From reading previous posts we asked for a room with two queen beds and a large bathroom that was open to the room. I never take a bath in a hotel, but this was so inviting and with the sliding doors open I could enjoy my favorite tv show while soaking! Staff were very helpful...valet even ran back to the car to retrieve my forgotten cell phone.

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Property: The Emily Morgan Hotel - a DoubleTree by Hilton
Address: 705 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205 (Formerly Emily Morgan Hotel)
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Location: United States > Texas > San Antonio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Business Hotel in San Antonio
#19 Romantic Hotel in San Antonio
#22 Family Hotel in San Antonio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Emily Morgan Hotel - a DoubleTree by Hilton 3.5*
Number of rooms: 177
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 River Walk. While at the hotel make sure to enjoy a delicious experience at the award winning ORO Restaurant. Take a dip in our 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. Our hotel offers valet parking for $39/night, and our one-time pet deposit fee is $50. Check-in is at 4:00PM, and checkout is at noon. ... more   less 
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