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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 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW

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 4 days ago NEW

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 4 days ago NEW

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

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The location of the Menger Hotel is tough to beat if you are a tourist in San Antonio. Directly across the street from the Alamo, close to the Riverwalk and shopping. We enjoyed the historic value of this property and were willing to sacrifice a little comfort and put up with the relatively smallish rooms. The pool was a nice... More

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

I truly appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with Trip Advisor. It is rewarding when our guests recognize our efforts toward exemplary guest satisfaction and historic preservation. I have shared your comments with the ladies and gentlemen of our staff as reinforcement of our commitment toward exemplary guest satisfaction. We look forward to your return. Best regards,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good value, clean, nice sized room, lovely complimentary coffee. Next to the Alamo and the river walk. Only complaint was that the bar was very expensive but worth seeing all the taxidermy. Hotel has lots of interesting things to see.

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

I truly appreciate you taking the time to share your delightful experience of your stay over at the Historic Menger Hotel. We are proud to be the proud neighbors of the Historic Alamo and other historic treasures in downtown San Antonio. It is always a pleasure when our guests recognize our efforts as it is our goal to have every... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I pre-purchased a Groupon for this hotel, it was the worst hotel my bf and i have ever visited! The room was so small, i was scared i would hit the bed when i open the door. It was in the middle of summer, the AC didnt work, all the air we got was from a really old ceiling fan... More

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

I would like to thank you for taking the time to share your experience with Trip Advisor. Please accept my sincerest apologies for the discomfort you experienced. The Historic Menger Hotel is very proud to be a member of Groupon. We regret that the historical area of the hotel did not meet your expectations. Some of these rooms have a... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed for a wedding. Booked 2 suites not worth the price. Those 2 rooms are so HOT!!! After complaining they brought us a box fan ( seriously). Found roaches on kitchen cabinets and aunts on bed. So disappointed!!! Bartender at bar also very very rude!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel was beautiful and all of the staff was friendly!! The best part of the entire stay(and would make me return) are the Spanish guitar players in the restaurant. My husband and I had dinner there our first night and it was pretty good but we LOVED the guitar players in the restaurant! We decided to come back every... More

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I truly would like to thank you for taking the time to share your experience in the Historic Menger Hotel's Colonial Dining Room. Our musician is very talented and enjoys the interaction of the Colonial Dining Room guests. I have shared this comment with the staff as reinforcement of our commitment toward providing every guest with fond memories. We look... 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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