The Menger Hotel - San Antonio  3 stars

204 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, United States, 78205  show mapSave
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Editorial review:

Incredible landmark Menger Hotel is across the street from the Alamo and is known for having ghosts haunting some of the rooms. The public spaces are classy, elegant, and charming, as is the incredible bar where Teddy Roosevelt used to go. The service and food are mediocre, though.

Verified Reviews:

  • Just across the road to the river walk - Complementary coffee at breakfast time - Air conditioner was loud, but functional
  • Fitness room was also extremely limited - Room was big and comfy - Bathrooms were very clean
  • Parking is $19 a day - Beds were extremely hard - Location is perfect
  • Free high speed internet - Rooms are decent - Breakfast in the courtyard is reasonable and delicious
  • Pool is chilly - Would definitely stay again - There is a hot tub - Location couldn't be better next to the alamo

Overview

Located in few blocks from many San Antonio historical and cultural attractions, the four-star Menger Hotel is next to the Alamo and adjacent to RiverCenter Mall.

This traditional elegant hotel has the three-storeyed Victorian lobby and tropical courtyard garden.

Its 316 non-smoking rooms and suites offer various splendid views and full bathroom.

The dining amenities include the Colonial Room Restaurant, serving breakfasts, lunches and dinners and the Menger Bar, which has been voted as one of the Top Ten Most Historic Bars in the United States.

Year renovated   2008.  Number of rooms   314.

City Center San Antonio - 2700 ft
Airports San Antonio International (SAT) - 7.5 mi
Bus stop - 700 ft
Restaurants Colonial Room Restaurant - 300 ft, Soho Wine & Martini Bar (cuisine: Contemporary) - 200 ft
Parks HemisFair Urban Park - 1700 ft

Rooms

All rooms feature rare unique furniture and painting and are equipped with air-conditioning, full bathroom, direct dial phone, mini-bar, desk, comfortable bed. The balcony rooms are available upon request. There are rooms with historic Alamo view, pool view, Alamo Plaza view or courtyard garden view.

Standard single bed has one queen or one full bed with pedestal sink in th bathroom.

Standard king bed has a king-sized bed and can accommodate two people.

Standard two double beds has two double beds and suites for family stay.

Specialty suites are larger and are inspired with spacious living area, parlor area and a king-sized bed in a separate room. They can accommodate up till four people.

Dining options

The breakfast is served each morning.

The Colonial Room Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and serves international and local dishes.

It has traditional dinner menu and is famous for its mango ice cream, which was served at both of President Clinton’s inaugurations.

The Manger Bar the Menger Bar serves beverages along with appetizers, sandwiches and hamburgers.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Work

The hotel’s business center is open daily from 5am to 12am. A nominal fee applies.

The hotel meetings facilities include multiple rooms for various capacity of people from grand ballroom for 3000 guests with a large dance floor to smaller ones:

Minuet Room for 120 guests with doors opening on a tropical courtyard

Patio Room for 48 guests opening on a tropical courtyard and pool area

Cavalier Room for up to 30 guests with the views of the tropical courtyard

Grant Room for 10 people.

Renaissance Room for 50 guests.

Sam Houston located in the original hotel’s wing with rich dark wood-panaled walls.

Kampman Room for eight people.

Leisure

The relaxation facilities include the Spanish garden, a large outdoor heated pool, hot tub, poolside fitness center with cardio equipment and spa facilities.

Additional features

Child care service is available.

Room/facilities for disabled are available.

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Facilities

General
  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • ATM/cash machine
  • Multilingual staff
  • Concierge desk
  • Storage space
  • Gift shop
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Vending Machines
  • Tour desk
Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is USD 28 per day.

Activities
  • Spa & wellness center
Services
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Shops/commercial Services
  • Wedding Services
  • Valet parking
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Ticket service
Dining facilities
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Audiovisual equipment
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
  • Wheel chair access
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Fitness center
  • Exercise gym
  • Sun terrace
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Beauty treatment
Room view
  • Courtyard view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Patio
  • Mini bar
  • Turndown service
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
Media
  • Cable TV
  • Pay TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • Internet access
  • TV
  • CD player

Policies

Check-In

from  3 pm

Check-Out

until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

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All rooms feature rare unique furniture and painting and are equipped with air-conditioning, full bathroom, direct dial phone, mini-bar, desk, comfortable bed. The balcony rooms are available upon request. There are rooms with historic Alamo view, pool view, Alamo Plaza view or courtyard garden view.

Standard single bed has one queen or one full bed with pedestal sink in th bathroom.

Standard king bed has a king-sized bed and can accommodate two people.

Standard two double beds has two double beds and suites for family stay.

Specialty suites are larger and are inspired with spacious living area, parlor area and a king-sized bed in a separate room. They can accommodate up till four people.

Standard Room 1 Bed
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The Menger Hotel Standard Room 1 Bed
The Menger Hotel Standard Room 1 Bed
Bed type: Queen Size bed or Double beds or King Size bed
Size: 270 sq. feet

A cozy full or queen sized bed, dresser or armoire, desk, bathroom with pedestal-style sink.

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    The Menger Hotel Standard 2 Double Beds Standard Room 1 Bed
    The Menger Hotel Standard 2 Double Beds Standard Room 1 Bed
    Bed type: Queen Size bed or Double beds or King Size bed
    Size: 270 sq. feet

    Two Double beds, dresser or armoire, desk, bathroom with pedestal-style sink.

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      The Menger Hotel Standard King Bed Standard Room 1 Bed
      Bed type: Queen Size bed or Double beds or King Size bed
      Size: 270 sq. feet

      A King size bed, dresser or armoire, desk, bathroom with pedestal-style sink.

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        The Menger Hotel Suite
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        The Menger Hotel Suite
        Bed type: King Size bed

        The uniquely designed suite is available with one king bed. In addition, it features a comfortable parlor area, also furnished with dresser or armoire, desk.

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          The Menger Hotel LocationWhat's nearby

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          What's nearby

          What's nearby.

          The Alamo, a former Roman Catholic mission and fortress, is next door.

          San Antonio Children’s Museum is in 1.5km

          San Antonio Museum of Art, which can be reached by a river taxi, is in 1.8km

          Market Square (El Mercado), a shopping area. Is in 1.5km

          La Villita, an art community in San Antonio, is in 1.5km

          Tower of the Americas, a 750-foot observation tower/restaurant in San Antonio, is in 1.5km

          Magik Children’s Theatre is in 1.5km

          San Antonio Botanical Garden is in 4.8km

          Tourist attractions
          • Hangar
            400 ft
          • Alamo Special Effects Theater
            400 ft
          • Alamo
            400 ft
          • Tower of the Americas
            700 ft
          • Imax Theatre Rivercenter
            700 ft
          Popular areas
          • La Villita Historical Arts Village
            1400 ft
          Places of interest
          • The Alamo
            400 ft
          Convention centers
          • San Antonio Gonzales Convention Center
            700 ft
          • Henry B. Gonzalez Covention Center
            700 ft
          Sport related
          • Lila Cockrell Theatre
            700 ft
          Shopping areas
          • Rivercenter Mall
            400 ft
          Amusement
          • Texas Adventure
            400 ft
          • Imax Sales and Administration
            400 ft
          • Imax Theatre Group Sales
            400 ft
          • Cyber Zone
            700 ft
          • Yanaguana Cruises
            1000 ft
          Historical sites
          • LA Villita
            1400 ft
          Museums
          • Daughters-Republic-Texas Libra
            400 ft
          • Plaza Wax Museum and Ripley's
            400 ft
          • Hertzberg Circus Museum
            700 ft
          • Institute of Texan Cultures
            1000 ft
          • Hemisfair Park
            1000 ft
          • San Antonio Children's Museum
            1400 ft
          • Buckhorn Saloon and Museum
            1400 ft
          Parks
          • LA Villita Park
            1400 ft
          Halls
          • Scottish Rite Auditorium
            1000 ft
          • Villita Assembly Building
            1400 ft
          • Travis Conference Ctr
            1700 ft
          Theaters
          Medical care and Hospitals
          • Nix Health Care System
            1000 ft

          Local Attractions

          • Southtown
            1.0 mi
            1012 S Presa, San Antonio
          • Guenther House
            1.1 mi
            205 E. Guenter, San Antonio
          • Nightmare on Grayson
            1.4 mi
            201 East Grayson St, San Antonio
          • San Pedro Springs Park
            1.7 mi
            1315 San Pedro, San Antonio
          • Fort Sam Houston
            2.4 mi
            1210 Stanley Rd, San Antonio

          Near the hotel

          • Long Barracks Museum
            300 ft
            San Antonio, TX
          • Ripley's Believe It or Not! -- Louis Tussauds Wax Museum
            400 ft
            301 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio
          • Plaza Theatre of Wax
            400 ft
            301 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio
          • Guinness World Records Museum
            500 ft
            329 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio
          • San Antonio River
            800 ft
            San Antonio, TX
          • Ripley's Haunted Adventure
            600 ft
            329 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio
          • Tomb Rider 3D Adventure Ride & Arcade
            600 ft
            329 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio

          Restaurants Nearby

          • Colonial Room Restaurant

            77% likes this, based on 145 reviews

            300 ft
            204 Alamo Plaza

            Phone: 210-225-6196

          • Soho Wine & Martini Bar

            76% likes this, based on 66 reviews
            Cuisine: Contemporary

            200 ft
            214 Crockett St
          • Haagen-Dazs

            65% likes this, based on 41 reviews
            Cuisine: Dessert, Ice Cream
            Price Range: USD 3 - USD 22

            300 ft
            RIVERWALK PL

            Phone: (210) 226-2006

          • Haagen Dazs Ice Cream

            83% likes this, based on 32 reviews

            300 ft
            214 Alamo Plz

            Phone: 210-226-2266

          • Boudro's on the Riverwalk

            62% likes this, based on 1081 reviews
            Cuisine: American
            Price Range: USD 32 - USD 41

            900 ft
            421 E Commerce St

            Phone: (210) 224-8484

          Getting there.

          Airport San Antonio International is in 12.2km

          Getting around.

          Public transport, like buses and trams, is nearby.

          The bus stop is in 100m.

          Valet parking is available per $25 per day.

          The Menger Hotel Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Menger Hotel

          Average guest rating

          7.0
          out of 10
          Very good
          Based on 107 reviews

          Rating by category:

          Location
          8.8
          Rooms
          5.9
          Service
          6.0
          Value
          6.8
          Dining
          6.1

          Individual guest reviews

          • Single

            Smelled like heavy smoke all the time.

            • Average rating
              5.8
          • Older travelers

            I like the sense of history. I loved all the photos placed all around, showing the building before renovations, and historical figures that stayed there.

            Our room had a very strange odor that they must have been aware of, seeing how there was an ionic breeze type machine to purify the air on the floor. The roomwas clean, but the bed was a little stiff for my taste.

            • Average rating
              6.2
          • Single

            Reasonable cost, no large problem, and kind staff.

            Many small problems botherd me. Good location, but no exit to southward rivercenter. Tv was misplugged into a special outlet for a lamp which can be switched on/off by a wall switch, then I spent 1 hour to watch tv. A coffee maker with 3pin plug was eqquipped on a desk, but there is no 3pin outlet nearby. A special bath tub plug with a switch was eqquipped, but no instruction. There is no sign to the location of ice machine.

            • Average rating
              6.6
          • Family with children

            I loved seeing the building. It was absolutly beautiful and had a rich history. I also enjoyed the ghost stories which made the stay a little more exciting.

            I didnt like that the room did not cool down, espesially on a hot day, it would have been nice for the room to be cool. Also, the beds were a little uncomfortable.

            • Average rating
              8.2
          • Single

            The price and closeness to everything

            The slowness of staff to respond to a concern about the vanity light not working. Contact was made with the hotel the evening of our arrival but it was not repaired until two days later only a few hours before we departed. The use of the vanity light was important for applying our makeup, etc.

            • Average rating
              7.0
          • Group of friends

            I love the cleaniness of the hotel. Also, I like that it was next door to the Riverwalk Mall. Great location for shopping and restaurants.

            • Average rating
              9.6
          • Older travelers

            The staff at The Menger was verry attentive,the Continental Room sunday brunch was excellent,and the hotel itsself was absolutely beautiful.

            We couldn't get a coffie in the bar at 11 P.M. and the pool side service was slow,and there were giant dust bunnies on the pipes over head in our room,but if you dimmed the lights they were fine!

            • Average rating
              7.4
          • Older travelers

            loacation couldn't be better

            lack of conciererge services. very difficult for someomne not familiar with the city

            • Average rating
              7.8
          • Older travelers

            the old time charm.

            Sorry, we enjoyed it all.

            • Average rating
              10.0
          • Older travelers

            Staff was friendly and helpful.

            Toilet seemed to be leaking water along the bottom. We had hoped to use the sauna, but the spa is apparently unavailable on the weekends. Also, going to the pool is problematic. We confronted the following logic problem when going to and from the pool: (1) you can't take your towels from the room to the pool; (2) you can't take towels from the pool to your room;(3) you can't walk through the lobby in a wet suit; and (4) there is no changing room by the pool. We had to break rule #3 in order to go swimming and not wait all night for our suits to dry.

            • Average rating
              7.8
          • Older travelers

            Ambiabce

            Service at breakfast, one older lady was very moody/ grampy

            • Average rating
              8.8
          • Single

            Great hotel, in service for at least 100 years.Located in the heart of San Antonio. Would stay again. Great history, near the riverwalk and many wonderful restaurants.

            An old hotel with much charm. So you don't get the spiffy new tile floors and maybe the water temperature can be a bit of an adventure. Staff is friendly, efficient, and very appreciative of their work environment. All in all a classic hotel.

            • Average rating
              9.6
          • Group of friends

            The staff here was very friendly. Beds were comfy and clean. Bathroom floor needed a little help in the cleanliness part (they missed the corners where things tend to collect). Since this was right across the street from the Alamo (the street however was semi traffic free and quiet) and around the corner of the Riverwalk and mall this made it the perfect location! The pool was nice and well kept with towels provided for you at poolside. Don't forget they provide free water to guests at the valet area! If i were to go to San Antonio again I would definitely stay here! P.S. - they say its the 3rd most haunted hotel in the US and #1 in Texas! The story/history of the hotel is great!

            • Average rating
              9.6
          • Older travelers

            From booking to valet parking staff, check in through coffee and check out, the staff is courteous and efficient, the hotel immaculate and beautiful. But first and formost, The Menger is historical. My father took us to the Menger in the 50's and 60'S. His grandfather, John W. "bet a million" Gates stayed at the Menger during his time in San Antonio when he brought the first barbed wire to the cattle industry in 1877, the wire that he touted as "Lighter than air, stronger than whiskey and cheaper than dirt!" The Menger is Texas.

            • Average rating
              9.6
          • Group of friends

            Location

            Pay for use a computer Dont have free breakfast Nas atention by reception

            • Average rating
              6.6
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