A historical hotel, authentic and welcoming, Hotel Emma was once a 19th century Brewhouse. Now it’s an extraordinary 146-room riverfront hotel and the flagship for Pearl’s culinary and cultural community on the northern edge of downtown San Antonio. 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.
“Of course, great hotels have always been social ideas"
— Joan Didion
Food is joy, so at Hotel Emma we celebrate San Antonio’s lively foodways at Supper, Chef John Brand’s American bistro, at Larder, the hotel’s gourmet market and deli, and at Sternewirth, our city bar and clubroom. And keep an eye out for intriguing pop-up tastings and demonstrations throughout the hotel.
“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”
― Virginia Woolf
Romance, history and a riverside location — Emma’s eclectic venues add extraordinary panache to every social celebration and business gathering. Hotel Emma, San Antonio’s timeless culture and The Pearl’s vitality become the memorable backdrop for your wedding, party, dinner or business event.