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Forbes features Hotel Emma as an iconic brewery in San Antonio. The feature explores Hotel Emma’s rich history and highlights the hotel as a “crown jewel of the culinary-focused Pearl complex.”


Houstonia gives intel that “The Best Bookworm Vacation May Be San Antonio” and suggests staying at Hotel Emma to check out our impressive library, which includes a 3,700-piece collection acquired from novelist and cultural anthropologist Sherry Kafka Wagner.

San Antonio Magazine

San Antonio Magazine features Hotel Emma’s pastry chef, Stephanie Norcio, for creating “edible art” and delicious pastries that can be eaten at the hotel’s restaurant, Supper.


October shares the history of Pearls Brewhouse, and how the 1800s brewery became the heart of San Antonio, noting how Hotel Emma has been integral in modernizing San Antonio and turning it into a travel destination.

CNN Travel

CNN Travel lists Hotel Emma as one of the Best Hotels in North America and the Caribbean, with a nod to the hotel’s best features, AAA rating and Sternewirth’s homage to the original brewhouse.


Want to Try the Most Exciting Food in America? According to Bloomberg Pursuits you need to leave New York City and make your way to San Antonio. As a city with a new appetite for chef-driven restaurants, Hotel Emma is complimented for its grocery kiosk, Larder.

Reader’s Digest

Reader’s Digest list of “The Best Hotel in Every State, According To Customers”, features Hotel Emma as the best hotel in Texas.

Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor ranks Hotel Emma #8 on their list of Top 25 Hotels in the United States.


Worth’s Editors’ Picks 2018 features Hotel Emma’s fragrance spray in Milagros as the perfect hotel scent for purchase, “clean and botanical in a not-too-feminine way.” The feature notes that apart from the hotel’s signature scent, Curio in its entirety is worth a visit to San Antonio. 

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