705 East Houston, San Antonio, TX | Directions 7820529.426571 -98.485770
Beautiful Hotel – I've stayed at The Emily Morgan Hotel several times and have always been pleased with all the ammenities provided and the service I received. The rooms are HUGE and the location is perfect. You can walk to everything. I highly recommend this hotel if you are staying in San Antonio for business or pleasure!
A favorite haunt named after a local legend. – The Scene
Not many people have heard of Emily Morgan, but most know the song about her--"The Yellow Rose of Texas." This property draws attention to the local legend with its name and is one of the most popular hotels in the downtown area. It opened in 1926 and was the first documented skyscraper west of the Mississippi River. The Gothic Revival building underwent a $5 million interior renovation in 2001. It caters to every kind of visitor, from business travelers in town for meetings to couples taking romantic vacations to sightseeing families. It is a perfect introduction to San Antonio's rich history.
Some of the rooms offer bird's eye views into the courtyard of the neighboring Alamo. All accommodations offer plenty of personalized touches, such as CD players and gourmet coffee. A few of the standard rooms also have separate sitting areas and Jacuzzi tubs.
This hotel rocks!!! – My husband and I traveled to San Antonio to participate in the half marathon this past weekend and we were sooooo happy we stayed at the Emily Morgan. Their beds are incredibly comfortable! Also, the shower heads and water pressure are perfect after a hard workout. It is a superb location if you plan to spend time at the Alamo, the Riverwalk or even the Convention Center. The staff is very friendly and we were given great recommendations over and over again about where to eat in downtown San Antonio (in order to avoid tourist traps). Plus, they were wonderful to our two doggies. This hotel is beautiful, classy, and lacks any sort of snobby attitude that you might run in to at other upscale hotels. We'll definitely be back.
Michelle – The room was sooooo unbelievably small. I also had a horrible view of the parking lot and other side of the city. Also, I specifically wanted a hotel with a business center. When I arrived I needed to use it right away. I asked for the "business center", and they directed me to a desk in the middle of the lobby with a computer and printer. This was their business center. To make it worse was the monitor was facing the street. So please don't do anything confidential in their "business center". Ridiculous for the price!
Did not meet expectations – Wife and I celebrated our 1st year anniversary and stayed at the Emily Morgan.
We called a month ahead to reserve a room with a king bed, jacuzzi, and Alamo view. The woman on the phone kept trying to sell us a room with 2 full sized beds. When we arrived we were booked a room with 2 full sized beds. They apologized for the "mis-communication" and discounted us $50 per night. We felt cheated and ended up sleeping in a full sized bed (we have a queen at home) for our anniversary!! There were no bathrobes in the room, we called the front desk and were told there weren't any available!! The hotel has a cozy charm and is near the Rivercenter, riverwalk, and Alamo. For its location, and amenities, the Emily Morgan offers great value, but hit or miss service. Worth a try, but were not going back.
The Emily Morgan Hotel offers you the chance to email their staff. To my surprise, an assistant manager called for arrangements. We called 45 minutes prior to arrival and the plaza suite was prepared for us. They contracted an outside vendor for many of the accessories. The Jacuzzi was filled with water and bath salts. Rose petals floated on top of the water and several candles were lit around the tub. The windows could be opened from the Jacuzzi to see the Alamo and the rest of the breathtaking view. Chocolate covered strawberries and chilled champagne was waiting and dozens helium filled balloons. We were given valet parking and a carriage ride. The Oro restaurant was outstanding. Truly this was a honeymoon for the ages, one we will never forget. We plan to have many other romantic getaways at the Emily Morgan. I highly recommend it!
This is the place... – We stayed at the Emily for the lighting of the Riverwalk and WOW! This is the hotel for you! We had room service every morning and it was delicous! Then we had drinks at the bar before heading out (an didn't spend a fortune!) and then hit the riverwalk which was right across the street! IT was perfect. Anyone who is anyone should try this out, it is definatley worth the stay.
AMAZING!! – What an incredible hotel! The best location, the best rooms that I have ever stayed in, and teh staff is unbelievable! I recommend that you stay here everytime you go to San Antonio. I have stayed at some of the finest hotels in New York and San Fransisco and they don't compare to Emily Morgan. If you don't stay here you are missing out.
Coming back soon...
Magical Home Away From Home – This past Labor Day (2003), my best friend and I had the oppertunity to stay at this FABULOUS hotel. We wanted to get away from the norm, so after alot of searching, I found Emily. The pictures on the web sold me, and once we arrived, we were in total aew of her beauty! Once we had checked in and were given our room keys we were absolutely thrilled to see our FANTASTIC view!! We looked out onto the Alamo. We spent 2 nights with Emily, and the whole staff was wonderful. I have highly recommended this property to my friends, and we are planning our next Labor Day to include a stay with Emily!! We had EXCELLENT service. The onsite bar, ORO, is nice too. We had drinks there every night. AND she is located within walking distance to many of San Antonio's attractions, especially the River Walk!!
Best Hotel – My friend and I spent Labor Day weekend 2003 with Emily, and had THE BEST TIME! The hotel was more than we expected, our view was FABULOUS (we looked out onto the Alamo) and the location was PERFECT!! We were walking distance from everything. And the hotel staff were VERY accommodating. I have recommended the Emily Morgan to all of my friends, and I plan on going back soon!! If you are planning a trip to San Antonio, I would definately check out the Emily Morgan!!
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