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A neo-Gothic medical facility turned 177-room boutique, with a prime downtown location and a reputation as a haunted hotel
With origins as the city's first medical office building, the Emily Morgan Hotel is steeped in history. Unusual gargoyles depicting medical ailments adorn its exterior and some guests say that ghosts haunt its interior. As a nod to the hotel's notoriety for paranormal activity, the on-site Oro Restaurant and Bar offers a Psychic Happy Hour with palm readings on Thursday nights.
Notable amenities include a heated, stainless steel pool with deck area that overlooks the city, and a cozy library with comfortable couches, books, newspapers, two computers, and Wi-Fi (for a fee).
In the heart of Downtown San Antonio, across the street from the Alamo and close to the River Walk entertainment district, convention center, shopping and historical sites
The Emily Morgan Hotel has a prime downtown location, with San Antonio’s famed Alamo right outside its front door. Numerous historical sites, tourist attractions, restaurants and shops are within walking distance.
Recently renovated rooms are crisp and comfortable.
Renovated rooms are contemporary and fresh, with new gray wallpaper and attractive furnishings including leather ottomans, dark hardwood furniture, and comfortable couches. The feather-top beds with 400-thread count Egyptian cotton linens are the rooms' standout feature. Bathrooms feature granite countertops and AVEDA bath products. Suites offer Jacuzzi bathtubs.
Some rooms have Alamo views through elongated windows featuring gargoyles.
A recently remodeled swimming pool works well with the hotel’s ongoing facelift and there are meeting spaces, places for work or study, and a fitness center.
The hotel lobby houses the ORO Restaurant and Bar, which features Texas cuisine, Wi-Fi, and a Psychic Happy Hour with palm readings.
Housed in a historic neo-Gothic building with a reputation for paranormal activity, this 177-room boutique has a prime downtown location across from the Alamo and within walking distance of the River Walk entertainment district and Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Rooms at this pet-friendly, non-smoking property have recently been renovated and feature leather ottomans and comfortable couches.