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204 Alamo Plz, San Antonio, TX 78205-2687
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  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 07/23/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#14 of 372 hotels in San Antonio
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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.
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Secured parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Wifi
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Vending machine
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Fax / photocopying
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
ATM on site
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Robert J wrote a review Jul 2020
Hermitage, Tennessee32 contributions5 helpful votes
This hotel was established in 1859 and recently refurbished. It reopened in June of 2020. The lobby is magnificent. They even left old details like a row of phone booths. The detail is very fine. The rooms are very large and comfortable. Ours had a balcony overlooking the swimming pool. Checking in was easy. The Menger Bar is also magnificent. The Menger bar is where Teddy Roosevelt recruited his Rough Riders It’s pretty much a luxury hotel and the convenience to downtown San Antonio makes it a gem.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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josephga1 wrote a review Jul 2020
Brooklyn, New York72 contributions29 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
Very well kept. Beautiful room. Delicious morning coffee. Polite bell persons. Nice clean pool. Comfortable pool chairs. Great historic pictures throughout that made us want to spend a day just going around looking at and reading them.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Response from Sarah Guerra, Guest Services / Front Office at Menger Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear josephgal, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments on TripAdvisor. I was so pleased to hear about or associates, the vintage photos that line our lobby corridor and the pool. Please know that I share your love of our hotel coffee. It makes my morning and its as full bodied and smooth as Starbucks. Thank you for braving the headlines to visit us. Please know that our number one priority is to deliver a safe and secure environment during this COVID -19 challenge. Our "Clean Stay Promise" program is modeled after the AHLA's national "Safe Stay" protocols. We looking forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Cheers,
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MartinIra wrote a review Jul 2020
Boston, Massachusetts27 contributions4 helpful votes
Beautiful, well kept historic hotel, actually one of the attractions San Antonio has to offer. Rich in history (Teddy Roosevelt started his Rough Riders here), and other presidents have stayed overnight. Took me back in time. Refreshing to find such a welcoming, polite and hospitable staff, especially Ramon and the rest of the front desk team. After long, hot walks, I always looked forward to the ice cold, complimentary water bottles offered in the lobby upon request. The building is literally next door to The Alamo. Staying at the Menger truly was the highlight of my trip to San Antonio.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Sarah Guerra, Guest Services / Front Office at Menger Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Martinlra, Thank you for taking the time to post your comments. I was so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and thank you for your kind mention of Ramon and our employees. Ramon is one of a kind and he is responsible for setting the culture here at the hotel. Like you, I often find myself walking the lobby and viewing all the great artifacts and photos of past dignitaries. We look forward to the completion of Alamo Plaza renovation early next year which will place us at the doorstep of Texas's most visited landmark. Thank you for braving the headlines to visit our hotel. We look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Cheers,
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LMT wrote a review Jul 2020
Baytown, Texas12 contributions5 helpful votes
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I recently wrote a very unfavorable review for this Hotel. That was before General Manager Garvin O’Neil stepped up to the plate and started knocking the ball out of the park. Evidently he read our previous review because he made sure his staff worked the problem and addressed every issue. We had moved from our room to a suite — he comped the additional charge. He fixed the parking issue and when we returned from our wedding ceremony, there was chilled champagne and chocolate covered strawberries for my new husband and me (well, I get the strawberries). Nicely done and a very nice way to recover disappointed guests and save their wedding weekend.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Room Tip: This is an historic hotel. You can upgrade to a suite for very reasonable amounts.
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Response from Sarah Guerra, Guest Services / Front Office at Menger Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your kind feedback and I was so pleased you reached out to me personally to express your concerns about your accommodations for such a special weekend. You had every reason to expect better and I sincerely apologize that you were prompted to contact me in the first place. I loved the wedding photos of the ceremony at the River Walk and as newlyweds in our Victorian Lobby. It was truly Texan of you in your beautiful wedding dress and colorful cowboy boots! We look forward to your return to the Menger for your anniversary celebrations. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me personally at (214) 223.4361 or via email at goneil@mengerhotel.com if I can be of service in the future. Cheers, Garvin O'Neil General Manger
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Corey Molinelli wrote a review Jun 2020
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Beautiful place and amazing history. The bar is so cool and a must see. The rooms are old but really nice. The restaurant is also great and not too pricy, I highly recommend this place plus it’s walking distance to a lot of great places in San Antonio.
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Date of stay: June 2020
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Response from Sarah Guerra, Guest Services / Front Office at Menger Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
dear Coreymol, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on TripAdvisor. I was so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that you enjoyed our restaurant. The Menger is a unique property with the challenge of providing a quality guest room while preserving the rich history and ambiance that sets us apart from a "cookie-cutter" alternative. Please know that we appreciated you visiting us during this COVID-19 challenge. The Menger's "Clean Stay Promise" is a program that we have implemented that adopts the CDC protocols for making sure our guest's health and safety is our number one priority. Thank you again and we hope to see you in the not to distant future. Cheers,
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$118 - $257 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesTexasSan AntonioDowntown
NUMBER OF ROOMS
316
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Frequently Asked Questions about Menger Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Menger Hotel?
Nearby attractions include San Antonio River Walk (0.2 miles), The Alamo (0.08 miles), and The Magicians Agency Theatre (0.09 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Menger Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Menger Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Menger Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Menger Hotel?
Yes, secured parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Menger Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Panaderia, Zinc Bistro and Wine Bar, and Las Canarias Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Menger Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Is Menger Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of San Antonio.
Are any cleaning services offered at Menger Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Menger Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Menger Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.