This historic landmark hotel boasts the oldest saloon in Texas. Stroll across its original hardwood floor and prop yourself at the bar for a history lesson from the knowledgeable staff. Rooms are reasonably priced for being next to the Alamo and so close to the Riverwalk. Rooms differ in decor and size. Traveling solo I prefer the tiny rooms with Empire beds (complete with steps to facillitate getting onto the bed) and tiny bathrooms. Why? Two reasons: as a business road warrior I prefer period rooms with a sense of history..and in these rooms the windows actually open so you can hear the morning birds in the Alamo trees. And these rooms have a view into the courtyard of the Alamo. My son recently honeymooned here and they selected a very large suite in a newer addition to the original hotel...they were delighted with their suite. The restaurant is in the newer part of the hotel and lacks coziness so didn't flip my trigger. I am a repeat offender at this "small" hotel.
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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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