Great place to say if you like old-fashioned charm. A group of us stayed recently there for a convention, and the quality of the rooms was definitely mixed: one guy got unexpectedly upgraded to a suite; one had no hot water the first night. My room - 3066 - was fine. King bed, clean, and very quiet. Plus, good view out to the Alamo Plaza. Excellent price for the convenient location - just a block or so from the Convention Center and the Riverwalk. The staff is knowledgeable and helpful, and was attentive to the deficiencies, and the person without the hot water got moved. No refrigerators in the rooms -- you have to ask for one, and it will be delivered to your toom. The hotel has a nice outdoor, heated pool and workout center and interior courtyard. Breakfast buffet in the resaurant was a little pricy - $16.95 - but there was tons of fresh fruit and lots of variety. So much history: Carrie A. Nation left hatchet marks in the bar, Teddy Roosevelt was there, lovely oil paintings, and the feel of a solid historic hotel. Not the Grand Hyatt, but so much more cozy.
- 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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