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Menger Hotel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   204 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205 (East Side)
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The hotel is amazingly rich in history from the stories to the decor. They have free wifi in the bar and hotel, although plenty of dead spots on it and cellular service to. The rooms are small an cozy, typical of old historic hotel. ***$28 a day for valet parking, one of the highest off the river.*** definently spring for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

From start to finish Menger Hotel offered it's guest a variety of reasons to enjoy their stay, plus some to look forward to with future ones. Management and guest hospitality found a way to greet me daily, and their attention to details spread throughout the beautiful architecture and historic character. The pool area was fantastic, but I'd suggest late morning... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Obviously an old hotel, but well run carrying some history and with comfortable rooms. The staff were all great used the bar and valet parking a lot and all was good. The pool a welcome respite from the heat of the day. Angela in the bar was feisty and cool and managed to create some of the best Margaritas but... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Menger is an impressive, beautiful and completely disarming hotel. There are wonderful antiques lining the halls, nooks, lobby, and rooms. Our room was quite large and very comfortable. We had a wall of windows covered with indoor shutters which face the charming courtyard area. The location is perfect; it is right by the Alamo and quite near the riverwalk.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not a cookie-cutter hotel. There are plenty of other options if that's what you prefer. As a San Antonio resident, I always recommend The Menger for the Sunday Brunch, the deep historical roots, convenience to the downtown sites, and the charming rooms. Fernando and Juan play lovely acoustical guitar during the evening meal in the Colonial Restaurant. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Used a Groupon for our first trip to San Antonio. Although the hotel has a more modern section, our room was in the historical, original section of the hotel. Loved the charm of the room and the history in the halls of the hotel. The hotel is a literal maze of history with stairs coming out of nowhere, etc. The... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Across the street from the Alamo, next to the mall, short walk to the Riverwalk and Cathedral. The hotel is historic, but didn't lack convenience. The bathroom was a little small, but I'm not picky it did the trick! Some said they didn't have water pressure, we hade the opposite problem. It was so strong the overspray would flood the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For our anniversary we decided to take a little trip to the River Walk in San Antonio and stay at the Menger. It's a lovely hotel with loads of history. The original lobby is spectacular so be sure to walk around. On the second floor is the same table that Teddy Roosevelt recruited the rough riders. The bar where he... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, the Menger is old. (this is where TR recruited for the Rough Riders. Visit the bar to see the bullet holes and photos) It is an historic hotel which means it is La Meridien. If you can appreciate its idiosyncracies like ghosts in the hallways, it is a lovely experience. In the new section the rooms are enormous (20... More

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hectorvenegas, General Manager at Menger Hotel, responded to this review

I would like to take this opportunity from the ladies and gentlemen of our staff to say that your comments to Trip Advisor are truly appreciated. We are very proud neighbors of the downtown historic areas and the Alamo. We are very pleased that our efforts toward historic preservation and exemplary guest satisfaction were recognized. We look forward to your... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are lots of wonderful hotels in S.A.. But staying at this hotel is an experience that is not for everyone. It is one of the oldest hotels in Texas and keep that in mind. This hotel would not appeal to me if it was completely updated. I understand other reviewers are talking about...but when I go on vacation I... More

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When a guest takes the time to share their experience with Trip Advisor it is always appreciated. At fist I had to wonder if you had the wrong hotel because we don't have a room number 1432 but as I read your comments i regained reassurance that everything else you described fit the description of the beautiful Historic Menger Hotel.... More

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Address: 204 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205
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Location: United States > Texas > San Antonio > East Side
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Menger Hotel 3.5*
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Historic 1859 hotel next to Alamo, 1 block from Riverwalk. Originally built in 1859, The Menger Hotel is located in central San Antonio, one block from the famed Riverwalk, the Children's Museum, and the Buckhorn Museum. Nearby points of interest also include the Rivercenter Mall, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, and San Antonio Central Library. The hotel's Colonial Room Restaurant serves American regional cuisine for breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch. The historic Menger Bar, a replica of London's House of Lords Pub, features cherry paneling and booth seating. Room service is also available.The Menger Hotel's tropical courtyard garden looks out onto an outdoor heated pool. On-site recreational amenities also include a spa tub, a sauna, and a fitness facility with cardiovascular equipment. The full-service Alamo Plaza Spa offers spa treatments including massages, scrubs, facials, and a Finnish sauna. More than 11,618 square feet of flexible function space accommodates up to 750 guests and includes the Plaza Ballroom, 9 meeting and conference rooms, poolside rooms, and a terrace that overlooks the Menger Court. Valet parking is available (surcharge). Complimentary wireless Internet access is offered in all public areas. The Menger Hotel is a smoke-free property.Built in 1859, the five-story Menger Hotel is next to the Alamo and just one block from the Children's Museum and the shops at the Riverwalk; the arts community of La Villita is four blocks away. The hotel features the Colonial Room Restaurant and the historic Menger Bar, a replica of London’s House of Lord’s Pub. Additional amenities include an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a spa offering European-style treatments. ... more   less 
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