The Official Hotel of the Alamo
When you stay at the Emily Morgan Hotel, you are steps away from the Alamo mission, one of the most famous landmarks in Texas. Walk through the chapel where Davy Crockett fought his final battle. Stand in the exact position as the Texan rebels when they made their last stand. The Alamo overflows with a rich history dating back over 300 years and waits for your family to experience it in person. Start planning your historical San Antonio getaway today!
Book Your Stay At The Emily Morgan Hotel
After a captivating day filled with tales of valor, you can surrender to sleep at the Emily Morgan Hotel, located just across the street from the Alamo. A historical building in itself, our hotel was built in 1924 and originally used as a hospital, then granted a part of the Alamo Plaza Historic District in 1977.
Choose a suite with a view of the Alamo or downtown and soak up the sight as you settle in for the night. Draw the blackout curtains and snuggle into your plush king-size bed to rest up for another day of exploration.
Wake up from exciting dreams of musket-fire and brave heroics to a real Texas breakfast at Oro, our on-site restaurant offering modern, southwestern-inspired cuisine.
What We Have To Offer
Quick Facts About the Alamo
The Alamo is an iconic site where the famous battle raged between the Mexican army and Texan rebels over Texas’ fight for independence. Know what to expect before you visit – check out the following list of facts on the famed San Antonio mission:
- 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. September 4 – May 24
- 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 25 – September 3
- Last entry 15 minutes before close
Rules of Reverence:
The Alamo is a shrine to the many who fought and died for Texas’ liberty. There are rules of reverence for all who enter. No food, drinks, photography, pets or cell phone use is allowed. Guests are asked to speak quietly and remove their hats.
Inside the Alamo
History of the Alamo
The Alamo was first constructed in 1724 as a Franciscan mission, designed to convert the natives to Catholicism and the Spanish way of life. It later became a Spanish, then Mexican military outpost after Mexico declared independence in 1821.
The Texas war for independence began in 1835 after a former military governor named Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna rose to power in Mexico City.
The War for Independence
In December 1835, Texan volunteer forces gathered at the Alamo mission. On February 23, after marching all the way to San Antonio to quell the rebellion with between 1,600 and 6,000 men, Santa Anna’s forces began a 13-day siege of the mission, trapping the 200 defenders inside, including frontiersman Davy Crockett.
The Final Siege
Led by famous knife-fighter James Bowie, the brave fighters were finally overtaken by the final siege, which began in the pre-dawn darkness of March 6, 1836. Even though none survived, they managed to kill between 600 and 1,600 of Santa Anna’s men, a costly victory that tasted more like defeat.
A Texan Symbol
The Battle of the Alamo became a heroic symbol of the Texan’s resistance, with cries of “remember the Alamo!” ringing out as Sam Houston’s 800 men defeated Santa Anna’s force of 1,500 at the Battle of San Jacinto, a decisive victory in the battle for Texan autonomy.
Your Visit To The Alamo Is Simple with The Emily Morgan Hotel
Visiting the Alamo is easy when you stay at San Antonio’s destination hotel: The Emily Morgan. We are proud to be next door to this legendary landmark and we are happy to share in your seeing it for the first time. Book your stay with us today and get ready for a southwestern adventure you will never forget.