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Stunning San Antonio getaway named one of the world's best hotels

Stunning San Antonio getaway named one of the world's best hotels

Hotel Emma
Readers of Condé Nast Traveler are in love with Hotel Emma. Photo courtesy of Hotel Emma

One of San Antonio's trendiest hotels is in the global spotlight. Condé Nast Traveler has released its 2016 Readers' Choice Awards, naming Hotel Emma the 19th best hotel in the world.

"Hotel Emma, housed in an 1894 clock tower, isn’t just beautiful (see: masterfully preserved, 19th-century industrial details, like a bottle capper repurposed as a glowing chandelier), it’s also a good time," says Condé Nast Traveler. Add a welcome margarita at check-in, multiple in-house dining outlets, and surrounding Pearl district, and you have the perfect location for vacations and staycations alike.

Only one other Texas hotel lands on the elite world's best list: Austin's JW Marriott, at No. 42. On the magazine's list of best hotels in the U.S., Hotel Emma is third, behind the Thompson and Virgin hotels in Chicago.

Unsurprisingly, Hotel Emma is the No. 1 hotel in Texas, followed by Austin's JW Marriott and Hotel Van Zandt, The St. Anthony, and Gage Hotel in Marathon. San Antonio's Hotel Valencia Riverwalk, Mokara Hotel & Spa, and Omni La Mansión del Rio also appear in the top 10, proving you don't need to travel far for an exquisite getaway.