My family has been going to the Menger for approximately 18 years now. Now that my kids are older, I have made it a tradition to take my daughter & a friend(s) to the Menger every year (sometimes more than once a year) The staff is always friendly, willing to accomodate any needs. Mr. Malacara is very special to us, as he has always been very informative, friendly and always willing to talk to us and share new "stories" of the hotel. We always stay in the original victorian section, as we are fascinated by the beauty and history. The King Ranch suite and the Roy Rogers are both very roomy and have a balcony overlooking Alamo Plaza. We love to sit out and watch the people/horse carriages go by. We visit San Antonio quite often and no other hotel is like the Menger; it's always our choice. The pool is like none i've ever seen, it's georgous and that is where my kids learned how to swim. I highly recommend The Menger Hotel to anyone who loves and appreciates history and good hospitality.
- 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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