Destination San Antonio: Road-Tripping to Hotel Emma
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Celebrated as the flagship for the Pearl District’s culinary and cultural community, AAA Five Diamond Award-winning Hotel Emma provides one of the most unique vacation experiences in the state. Pack up your getaway car and join us in our lively downtown neighborhood, where there's always something delightful to discover.
EAT - Local Food Favorites
Indulge in breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch at our on-site eatery Supper. Helmed by Executive Chef Jaime Gonzalez, Supper is known for its fresh, seasonal takes on classic American cuisine, and menu favorites are also available for room service during your stay. The Pearl is home to 15 additional restaurants guaranteed to please any foodie, including two brand-new spots serving Asian-American comfort food and French brasserie fare.
DRINK - The Coziest Cocktails
You don’t have to go far to enjoy one of the best bars in San Antonio. Our hotel tavern and clubroom Sternewirth has long been praised for its crowd-pleasing selection of house-made cocktails, uncommon wines, and Texas craft beers—not to mention its dramatic architecture, private alcoves in repurposed beer fermentation tanks, and a massive roaring fireplace.
SHOP - One-of-a-Kind Gifts
With a dozen unique stores to choose from, the Pearl neighborhood is a veritable one-stop-shop for those with an eye for distinctive finds, whether you’re in the market for handcrafted jewelry or rugged leather goods. And Emma’s boutique shop Curio is your source for artisan-made candles and fragrances, the hotel’s custom-tailored bathrobes, Los Poblanos lavender essentials, and more.
SEE - Art, History, and Beyond
Housed in the original 1894 Pearl Brewery building, Hotel Emma itself is an ode to the past. Take in the beautifully restored architectural features throughout the property, and explore rare artifacts and archival photographs in our lobby gallery. Or stroll the famous River Walk, just steps from Emma’s front door, where you can explore everything from the San Antonio Museum of Art to the must-visit Alamo.
When you stay at Pearl’s Hotel Emma, you’ll experience San Antonio as if you are staying at the well-appointed home of extremely interesting friends, your visit peppered with warm social experiences, genuine cultural flavor, insider knowledge, and delightful surprises unique to the hotel, the neighborhood and the city.
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