Avoid this hotel.
The Wi-Fi Interent connection in the rooms does not work. Based on the previous posts and talking to the front desk, they have known about this problem for a long time. You need to go to the lobby for Internet and even there it is spotty. If you're on business and need to do work, you will be very disappointed.
The rooms are old and tired. Barely any art on the walls. Many of the people I was with (there was a conference) complained about no hot water in the showers especially if you are on the top floors. So, I got up at 5:30am to take a shower to make sure I had hot water.
The excuse is that the hotel is old. I've been in old hotels where everything worked fine. The owners of this hotel are a bunch of cheap [--]. The best thing to do is to avoid this hotel so their revenue plummets and they are forced to sell to someone who will put money into it. It has the potential to be a nice hotel.
- 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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