December 18, 2018

hotel review: Hotel Emma, San Antonio, Texas


Hotel Emma  136 E. Grayson, (877) 801-6134, (210) 448 8300.  146 rooms.  Complimentary margarita at check-in; full breakfast included; 3 restaurants; 1 bar.  Full-service spa.  Situated inside a building originally designed by famed architect August Maritzen in the 19th-century as the Pearl Brewery, this hotel is named in honor of Emma Koehler, who ran the brewery after her husband died.  This creatively designed upscale property is riverfront and features restored old brewery implements that are blended attractively into the decor, including a front desk that makes use of the building’s original antique mailboxes.  Its clock-tower and storehouses have been transformed into atmospheric guest rooms, a library, a lounge, a craft beer pub, and fine dining spots.

exterior of Hotel Emma in San Antonio, Texas
exterior of Hotel Emma in San Antonio, Texas


lobby of Hotel Emma in San Antonio, Texas
lobby of Hotel Emma in San Antonio, Texas


lobby of Hotel Emma in San Antonio, Texas
lobby of Hotel Emma in San Antonio, Texas


front desk at Hotel Emma in San Antonio, Texas
front desk at Hotel Emma in San Antonio, Texas


guest room suite at Hotel Emma in San Antonio, Texas
guest room suite at Hotel Emma in San Antonio, Texas


guest room suite bathroom at Hotel Emma in San Antonio, Texas
guest room suite bathroom at Hotel Emma in San Antonio, Texas


guest room suite bathroom at Hotel Emma in San Antonio, Texas
guest room suite bathroom at Hotel Emma in San Antonio, Texas


guest room suite bathroom at Hotel Emma in San Antonio, Texas
guest room suite bathroom at Hotel Emma in San Antonio, Texas


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8 comments:

  1. Nice themed riverfront hotel. CabCa ask for anything mire for San Antonio!

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  2. I've been to San Antonio countless times, but never to Pearl Brewery. Your post is my first introduction. I must go back!!

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    1. Yes, this area is vibrant with activity and delicious dining options.

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  3. I love hotels in interesting buildings! I really will get to Texas one day...

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  4. This place looks great. I've never even stayed overnight in San Antonio, but I'll save the info for my next travels there!

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  5. You've given me even more reason to visit San Antonio -- for the first time! Love the looks of Hotel Emma and a margarita at check-in is a nice touch.

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  6. I've never been to San Antonio but the Hotel Emma looks very special. The lobby in particular caught my attention. I think it's so important for a hotel to have a grand or interesting entrance.

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