Hotel Emma

136 E Grayson St | San Antonio, TX 78215-1397  [SEE MAP]San Antonio, TX  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Complimentary bikes for guest use to explore the area
No spa on-site
Hotel Emma stands out among travelers for its cool culture. This is largely brought on by the hotel's history as a former brewery. In 1916, Pearl's Brewhouse became the largest brewery in Texas, and although its heyday has come and gone, many of the Pearl's original architectural features are still intact. Visitors marvel at the refined industrial elements featured throughout – particularly in the lobby – and are equally impressed with the quality of the accommodations. Guests report rooms to be exceptionally styled and comfortable, thanks to amenities like 48-inch flat-screen TVs, beds with Frette linens and luxury bathrobes. And the food is just as much of a staple here as beer used to be. Foodies can take advantage of the on-site concierge for recommendations in the area, or they can grab some house-butchered meats at Larder, enjoy small plates at Sternewirth or sample the farm-to-table fare at Supper. There is also a rooftop pool, a fitness center, a library and a gift shop on-site. Service consistently wows lodgers, as does the hotel's location just 2 miles north of downtown San Antonio.
San Antonio, TX
Hotel Class
Property Type
Hotel, 146 rooms
Primary View
Traditional, Modern



  • 5.0Hotel Class
  • EXCELLENTCritic Rating


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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2019
  • TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2019



Guests of all ages walk stunned and agape admiring the upscale, beautifully crafted and furnished lobby, library, larder and rooftop pool areas that are housed in this chic, former 1894 Pearl brewery. Discover the many items salvaged from the original building and used as chandeliers, fixtures and furnishings; enormous ammonia compressors as cushiony private love chairs; tanks and tank legs as decor.

AAA/CAA Five Diamond Awards 2019

Travel + Leisure


A brewery turned hotel sounds like a hipster cliché, but this Roman & Williams?designed showstopper advances the industrial-chic aesthetic. Its 146 character-packed rooms have original stonework and vaulted ceilings, along with an urban edge (guayabera-inspired seersucker robes, exposed steel window frames).

Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2019

Condé Nast Traveler


It's hard to believe this used to be an old brewery. Despite opening in 2015, this hotel has a timeless elegance that feels like a particularly luxurious stop on San Antonio's annual parade of homes tour.



San Antonio's new Hotel Emma in is the very definition of industrial chic. Housed in the popular Pearl neighborhood's iconic 121-year-old brewhouse, the mid-sized hotel flaunts big-city style.

Other Awards

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2019
  • TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2019

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 3579 have reviewed the Hotel Emma, giving it a rating of 5, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 3579 reviews 5.0 (based on 3579 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Inside Hotel Emma's accommodations, guests will find custom wooden furnishings, patterned curtains and dark concrete or carpeted floors. Standard room amenities in this former brewery include queen- or king-sized beds dressed in Frette linens, pantries with minibars (known as ice boxes), Dos Carolinas bathrobes and HD TVs. Upgraded rooms and suites offer perks like clawfoot tubs and private terraces.
  • Free Wi-Fi access

Standard room size350 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Hotel Emma is nestled within San Antonio's Pearl neighborhood next to various shops and restaurants. A farmers market can also be reached on foot from the property. To get to other parts of San Antonio, visitors can travel by bus from one of several nearby bus stops. Or, guests can take advantage of the hotel's complimentary cruiser bikes and house cars.
  • Less than 8 miles south of San Antonio International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking ($21.65)
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (free)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


Hotel Emma is home to three eateries: Supper, Sternewirth and Larder. Supper, the property's main restaurant, serves creative American cuisine made with seasonal ingredients, while Sternewirth dishes up hearty small plates alongside cocktails, wines and craft beers. And at Larder, guests can savor house-butchered meats, baked goods, meals and more on-site or to-go. Room service and snacks from the in-room ice boxes are available as well.
  • Hotel's concierges can assist with restaurant and food-focused event recommendations
  • 24-hour room service available
  • All guests 21 and older receive a complimentary margarita upon arrival

Number of restaurants3

Cuisine TypesAmerican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


Visitors have access to a small rooftop pool. On the clay-tiled pool deck, travelers can enjoy poolside refreshments while lounging in a chaise.
    • Lap pool
    • Wading pool
    • Lazy river
    • Family pool
    • Infinity pool
    • Whirlpool/hot tub
    • Adults-only pool
    • Lifeguard on duty
    • Poolside service
    • Waterslide
    • Deck chairs or cabanas
    • Pool bar


    Although on-site kids amenities are limited, children will likely enjoy playing in the hotel's rooftop pool or reading a book in the 3,700-volume library. Guests can also borrow cruiser bikes while staying at this Preferred outpost.
      • Kids Club
      • Free Kids Club
      • Fee for Kids Club
      • Cribs
      • High Chairs


      On the third floor of the hotel, guests will find a fitness center with floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the property's trees and the nearby San Antonio River. Available equipment includes free weights, along with cardio and weight-training machines.
        • Weight equipment
        • Cardio equipment
        • Yoga mats
        • Free fitness classes
        • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


        Business functions can take place in one of the property's five meeting rooms, a courtyard or Supper's private dining room. The largest available venue is the Elephant Cellar, which features 19-foot ceilings, industrial accents, custom chandeliers and space for up to 200 people. For more intimate meetings, guests can reserve the hotel's 12-person boardroom.
        • Custom catering menus, flower arrangements and more available upon request

        Number of meeting rooms5

        • Business center
        • Meeting rooms
        • Meeting and event planners available


        Couples can host indoor and outdoor weddings at Hotel Emma. Indoor venues include the spacious Elephant Cellar and two smaller cellars, all of which overlook the San Antonio River. The 1,500-square-foot courtyard is ideal for outdoor ceremonies and receptions.
        • Elephant Cellar, largest on-site option, has space for up to 200 people
        • Custom catering services

        Maximum wedding guest capacity200

        • Hotel hosts weddings
        • Outdoor space for weddings
        • Wedding planners available

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