Hotel Emma sits proudly on the banks of the Museum Reach of the San Antonio River just over a mile from the source of the river itself. While the river acts as one bookend for the Hotel, Pearl Plaza and Park act as the other, offering visitors respite among native trees and flora, fountains, shaded pavilions and front-row access to the twice-weekly Pearl Farmers Market.
Explore Pearl’s vibrant culinary community — fifteen chef-run restaurants, a food hall, cafés and bars, year-round culinary events and special chef-led dinners and tastings. The highly-regarded Culinary Institute of America, right next door to the Hotel, offers guests opportunities for culinary immersion through frequent food enthusiast programs.
With a strong commitment to food excellence, Pearl is host to a producers-only farmers market. All Pearl Farmers Market vendors are located within a 150-mile radius of San Antonio, and deliver fresh, local, seasonal products that they planted, raised, and harvested. Come meet our local farmers and ranchers!
Steps away from Hotel Emma — glorious shopping. Browse the thirteen novel, independent shops selling everything from custom-made guayaberas at Dos Carolinas to ultra-chic clothes and jewelry at Lee Lee and Latin kitchen essentials at Melissa Guerra.
There’s a distinct diversion for every taste and interest just steps from Emma’s front door. Take in the scenic beauty of our quiet stretch of the San Antonio River, where picnic spots and jogging trails abound. Or wander the bustling Pearl neighborhood and experience its wealth of restaurants, shops, bars, and entertainment like a local.