705 East Houston, San Antonio, TX | Directions 7820529.426571 -98.485770
my wife & I & our daughters stayed a long weekend @ Emily Morgan and if was AWESOME! the room was great and the view was just as great! We could see right into the courtyard of the Alamo. The room was clean as was the bathroom! the service was awesome, the staff treated us like we were the only people there! Whenever we asked for something we got it right away. the bartender in the bar was just as freindly as she could be! We recommend the Emily Morgan to ALL our family & friends!! Myself I'm counting the days until we return! It was just an enjoyable time. Also it is in the perfect location so that you don't need to drive your car anywhere you can walk to everything!!!!! This place is just AWESOME!!!!!!
Don't expect much from Emily Morgan's – "Location" perfect! The Alamo and River Walk are within crawling distance. Comp parking as a guess saves you a few bucks also, but when it comes to the "Over Stated" menu...seek breakfast else where. We ordered Smoked Salmon/bagels for breakfast on Wednesday and were told we couldn't have it until Saturday. We ordered "Petite Rib Eye" and it wasn't available either. I asked the waiter if I were to return on Saturday for Salmon/Bagels would he assure me that it would be available? "Yes" it will. Guess what... I returned bright and early at opening on Sat am and low and behold...NO BAGELS! How in the heck does one run out of bagels to go with a "signature dish" The waitress then said...we have other bread available. The sour milk that was served to my grandson was the final straw. So I thought!!! AFTER BEING IDENTIFED AS SOUR, IT WAS SERVED TO ANOTHER FAMILY!!! WHO'S RUNNING THIS JOINT"? The dirty bathrooms down stairs, popular items not available throughout the week AND weekends on the menu seems to be a little much. I dealt with the screaming throughtout the day at the pool, but when it comes to "todays" economy, and where to spend money, Emily Morgan will be "Kicked to the Curb" Let's be fair here. The Chef "Marv", and waiter Raffel, are above reproach. The day shift guy named Joseph should be commended also. The Tuna dinner and chicken pasta are 5 star quality by anyones standard. If you where to order just that and leave, you would be impressed. Please put your hard earned funds else where and avoid this location completley.
The Worst Hotel Stay Ever! – Honestly could not believe that this hotel was given so many stars. I knew it was not going to start off well when we arrived at 3:45 pm to check in and myself and numerous others were told our rooms were not yet ready. (Check in was suppose to be at 3:00 pm or after.) Exhausted from traveling, we had to find something to do for nearly an hour.
The next day we left and came back at 1:00 pm, they had not yet cleaned the room and when we asked, they said we could do a 'light service' which apparently means throwing out trash and giving us more towels. Nothing at all was cleaned--boy was this hotel understaffed.
The coup de gras--the fire alarm went off at 1:00 am and it took us an hour and a half to get back into our rooms. No apologies from this hotel--nothing. Why did the alarm go off? A rain storm about a week ago messed up with a lot of their systems..... Yikes! I had no clue that a few inches of rain could put that much havoc on a building?
When I called to speak with the manager, they left me on hold for 15 minutes and then hung up. Oh and don't try emailing because the GM doesn't respond either. This hotel gives independent hotels a bad name.
Two good notes: the bellman, Johnny, was exceptional and the pool/hot tub area were relaxing.
Traveler Beware: I STRONGLY encourage you pick another place to stay!
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Tasty but frustrating – The food is really very good, but be prepared to serve yourself. The staff are borderline with their enthusiasm. They seem to wish to be somewhere else (certainly anywhere but in the restaurant.) I?ve dined there a half dozen times in the last two or three months and found that if I want a drink, I should visit the bar. Yes, get up from your table, go to the bartender and order your drink, wait for it to be made, then take it back to your seat. Some time after that, get up, go to the manager and ask for your bill.
Not worth the price – I was so excited for my weekend at the Emily Morgan. I chose this hotel specifically for the room with the jacuzzi bathtub and view. I called after I made the reservation to make sure that I was going to get the room I requested and the woman confirmed it. When I got to my room, I was on the 3rd floor. I immidately went to the bathroom to check out the view from the tub and much to my diappointment, the glass was frosted over for obvious reasons. That night when I got into bed, there were holes in my bed sheets on one side though the bed was comfortable. The next morning when I went to take a shower, there was hair all over the tub. I was very disappointed. I would have rather had a cheaper, smaller room then a big dirty one. When I completed the review the hotel sent me after my stay, I let them know about my diappointments. The hotel manager called and left me a message and that was over a week ago. I have called and left messages for him to call me back but to no avail. If you arent satisfied with your stay, dont expect them to try and keep your business.
Exquisite – Absolutely fabulous.... Perfect. You must try the lobster mac and cheese!! My filet mignon was cooked to perfection. Everything is beautifully presented, and the taste is up to the beautiful presentation. You must eat here!!!
A lodging staple for budget-minded road-trippers and business travelers. – In Short
Since the Ramada brand made its debut in 1954 in Flagstaff, Ariz., the hotel franchise has been offering dependable accommodations with budget-wise perks. Families appreciate the kids-stay-free policy for children 17 and under staying with their parents. Other amenities usually include a swimming pool, full-service restaurant, lounge, in-room data ports and voice mail. Group rates--for wedding parties, corporate groups or family reunions--are available for parties requiring 10 or more rooms per night.
A must have for quality class and fun – With an upscale sophisticated feel Oro provides a great atmosphere with exquisite food and unbeatable drink specials. A little known secret is that on Tuesdays and Fridays(11:30 - 2:30); the bar offers 50 cent Grey Goose martinis. Yes I did just say 50 cents and Grey Goose in the same sentence. The pasta dish that they offer as a lunch special is an absolute culinary dream. I used to live in northern Italy and I would still put Oro's pasta in my top ten list. The staff is wonderful and the bar keeps are not only extraordinary at there jobs but smooth and really know how to make your visit singular and unique. A cool blend of returning locals who are known by name and visiting hotel goers who are indulging in the upper scale San Antonio vibe. Not to mention uber central, across from the Alamo and in a Historic Hotel. I give it a smiling 5 stars - LOgan
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