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San Antonio Hotels

Emily Morgan Hotel

  • 705 E. Houston St. Map It
  • Downtown
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  • So close to the Alamo, you can see it from some rooms
  • Nice marriage of modern amenities and classic features


  • Relatively expensive
  • A bit of a hike to the River Walk

Updated 02/05/2013

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Built in the 1920s and named for the woman who inspired the song "The Yellow Rose of Texas," this boutique hotel sits across from the Alamo on a triangular piece of land. Originally built as a medical school, it's neo-Gothic design stands out from other downtown landmarks. Sleek furnishings and whirlpool tubs in marble bathrooms make it a posh destination steeped in period romance. As in many historic hotels, room size varies greatly, and quarters can be tight.

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705 E. Houston St., San Antonio, Texas, 78205, United States

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Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 154 rooms, 23 suites

Updated 02/05/2013

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Sep 18, 2013

ORO Restaurant: So Close to the Alamo

THIS IS A REVIEW OF ORO RESTAURANT AT THE EMILY MORGAN, NOT A REVIEW OF THE HOTEL ITSELF. My spouse and I dined at Oro at the (Doubletree) Emily Morgan for lunch in early July 2013. We made a reservation for lunch using the Open Table reservation system, although the restaurant did not seem to care about our reservation when we arrived. (We just wanted to make sure that Open Table did not mark us as a no-show if the restaurant did not acknowledge

that we arrived.) The Emily Morgan hotel is located adjacent to the Alamo, so it is a great spot to refresh yourself either before, during, or after your visit to the Alamo. Seating is primarily indoors, with just a few tables for two on the sidewalk. The bar area is large and opens directly into the lobby of the hotel. Restrooms are downstairs near the meeting/conference rooms. The food was better-than-average hotel fare. The restaurant has both booth and table seating. Service was not flawless - we ordered macaroni and cheese with an add-on of pulled brisket (as stated on the menu), but the dish arrived sans meat. Gulf shrimp tacos were really fresh-tasting, and the brisket banh mi sandwich was also a hit. Although we would not recommend traveling out of your way to eat at Oro, it is one of the more upscale options located near the Alamo.

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