This is not the first time we have stayed here, but it was definitely the BEST. Staff brought their "A Game" - super friendly and accommodating, especially Front Desk and Housekeeping. Room was immaculate. Agree with other reviewers that the beds and pillows aren't plush (pillows feel like flat foam) but did not prevent us from getting a good night sleep. Towels are wonderfully fluffy! Tip for the shower - turn on hot water first, then adjust with cold and you won't have any issues. Bear in mind this is a HISTORICAL hotel and will have its creaks and groans from time-to time (why do some guests forget that?). Doors tend to close noisily.
The pool was fantastic - just the right temperature, super clean, plenty of towels and lounge chairs and the staff came by to ask if we needed anything (much appreciated!). Not impressed with the workout area which was overly warm and only had a few machines; no free weights. The bowl of apples and oranges, however, was a nice touch :)
The courtyard is a pleasant place to lounge in the evening. There was a wedding one night and the staff assured us that the music would finish by 9:30 so it would not disturb other guests - very thoughtful!
We love The Menger! Charming old-world ambiance and the location can't be beat - in walking distance of everything.
Reservations made though the hotel website give you a myriad of options, from the standard AAA to Historical Hotels rates, plus their own specials - sign up for emails!
For anyone interested, we found the hallways to have a "presence", but nothing malevolent.
- 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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