My wife and I spent four nights at the Menger in early May. We were part of a group of 30 who met there for a celebration. We asked for a suite and it was a great decision . It was magnificant! Two rooms, king size bed, whirlpool tub, all in a decor with antique furniture. It was a trip back in time.
The old hotel is in wonderful condition, a masterpiece of craftsmanship and architecture from the old west. A visit to the bar recalls Teddy Roosevelt's days of recruting his Rough Riders. The garden is beautiful, the pool very cool and welcome in the Texas heat, and 8 feet deep, not seen in too many places today.
Don't miss the breakfast buffet ($12) on weekends. Of course, the Alamo is right across the street and the River Walk about three blocks away.
Some comments from others staying there for the celebration had complaints about their rooms being too small. Parts of the Menger and more than 100 years old and if size of the room is a concern, we suggest that you mention it when making your reservation. If you are willing to pay a little extra for a suite, you will not be disappointed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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