The Menger Hotel  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   316.

204 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, United States, 78205

Distance to:

  • City Center - 800 m
  • Airport: Stinson Municipal - 9.9km, Kelly AFB - 10.3km
  • Bus stop - 200 m

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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Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 17 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Pets

Pets are allowed on request

Facilities

General
  • Parking (fee required)
  • Car rental
  • Elevator
  • Pets allowed
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Tour desk
  • Concierge 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
  • Laundry
  • Butler service
  • Ticket service
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Internet Access
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
  • Wheel chair access
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Exercise gym
  • Fitness center
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • In-room safe

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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.

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Bed type: Queen Size Bed or Double Beds or King Size Bed

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

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

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      Bed type: Queen Size Bed or Double Beds or King Size Bed

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

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        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

          Attractions for Tourists
          Popular areas
          • La Villita Historical Arts Village
            400 m
          General
          • The Alamo
            100 m
          Convention Centers
          • Henry B. Gonzalez Covention Center
            200 m
          Shopping Areas
          Amusement
          • Imax Sales and Administration
            100 m
          • 100 m
          • Texas Adventure
            100 m
          • Cyber Zone
            200 m
          • Yanaguana Cruises
            300 m
          Historical sites
          • LA Villita
            400 m
          Museums
          • Plaza Wax Museum and Ripley's
            100 m
          • Daughters-Republic-Texas Libra
            100 m
          • Hertzberg Circus Museum
            200 m
          • Hemisfair Park
            300 m
          • Institute of Texan Cultures
            300 m
          • San Antonio Children's Museum
            400 m
          • Buckhorn Saloon and Museum
            400 m
          • Arts-San Antonio
            500 m
          • San Antonio Symphony
            500 m
          Parks
          • LA Villita Park
            400 m
          Halls
          • Scottish Rite Auditorium
            300 m
          • Villita Assembly Building
            400 m
          • Travis Conference Ctr
            500 m
          Theaters
          • Majestic Theater
            400 m
          Medical care and Hospitals
          • Nix Health Care System
            300 m

          Local Attractions

          • Steves Homestead
            1.7km
            509 King William St., San Antonio
          • Southtown
            1.7km
            1012 S Presa, San Antonio
          • Guenther House
            1.7km
            205 E. Guenter, San Antonio
          • Classic Theater at Blue Star Arts Center
            1.8km
            1400 S. Alamo, San Antonio
          • Nightmare on Grayson
            2.3km
            201 East Grayson St, San Antonio

          Near the hotel

          • River Walk
            660 m
            100 Villita, San Antonio
          • Long Barracks Museum
            80 m
            San Antonio, TX
          • Ripley's Believe It or Not! -- Louis Tussauds Wax Museum
            120 m
            301 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio
          • Ultimate Mirror Maze
            110 m
            217 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio
          • Fork in the River
            110 m
            289 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio
          • Plaza Theatre of Wax
            120 m
            301 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio
          • San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau
            140 m
            San Antonio, TX

          Restaurants Nearby

          • Colonial Room Restaurant

            77% likes this, based on 145 reviews

            70 m
            204 Alamo Plaza

            Phone: 210-225-6196

          • Soho Wine & Martini Bar

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

            60 m
            214 Crockett St
          • Haagen-Dazs

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

            80 m
            RIVERWALK PL

            Phone: (210) 226-2006

          • Boudro's on the Riverwalk

            73% likes this, based on 1108 reviews
            Food: American
            Price Range: USD 32 - USD 41

            260 m
            421 E Commerce St

            Phone: (210) 224-8484

          • Pat O'brien's

            75% likes this, based on 87 reviews
            Food: Southwestern

            120 m
            121 Alamo Plaza

            Phone: (210) 220-1076

          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

          6.8
          out of 10
          Very good
          Based on 48 reviews

          Rating by category:

          Dining
          6.1
          Location
          8.8
          Rooms
          5.9
          Service
          6.0
          Value
          6.8

          Individual guest reviews

          • I loved the convient location, nice older hotel and the building itself is lovely. The lobby is magnificant and the front desk service prompt, the balcony rooms overlooking the pool are very large rooms. The bar is fabulous, breakfast is superb.

            The staff were very rude and the entry into the bathroom had an unusual high step up that was not noticable.

            My rating for the hotel:

            • Average rating
              6.8
            • Location
              8
            • Rooms
              8
            • Service
              2
            • Value
              8
            • Dining
              8
          • The location was great, our room in the oldest section of the hotel faced the garden was lovely and the staff at The Menger was verry attentive. Beds were comfy and clean, ambiance at the bar was really unique and pleasant, the restaurant inside was very nice as well.

            Just the essence of old San Antonio, early morning showers and meals not worth the price. Pool not heated.

            My rating for the hotel:

            • Average rating
              6.4
            • Location
              5
            • Rooms
              8
            • Service
              5
            • Value
              6
            • Dining
              8
          • Relative luxury of all areas, reasonable cost and i loved seeing the building. The lobby is fantastic and the staff is gracious and helpful. No shower gel available, the bar is amazing and the outside gardens are beautiful, the restaurant has a pretty good version of a vegetarian Eggs Benedict.

            I anticipated an unpleasant stay and not worth the money. Poor service and tiny bathroom. The bathtub looked dirty.

            My rating for the hotel:

            • Average rating
              7.0
            • Location
              8
            • Rooms
              8
            • Service
              5
            • Value
              7
          • Location was very nice, the hotel itsself was absolutely beautiful and free wifi in the lobby and free internet in the room was a plus. Most staff were courteous, eager and the accommodation were more than comfortable. The breakfast buffet was excellent, fresh made waffles and omelets.

            Stuck to the inside of the shower area, high cost of valet parking and bathroom needs to be updated.

            My rating for the hotel:

            • Average rating
              7.8
            • Location
              6
            • Rooms
              8
            • Service
              8
            • Value
              9
          • Excellent location downtown near shops, majestic Theatre and just across the street from the Riverwalk. Old beautiful historic hotel and nice House. Lovely lobby and open areas, the staff is courteous and efficient, the rooms are decent and include free high speed internet.

            The place was not clean and the standard of service was rather poor too. The bed was very uncomfortable, elevator was ancient, creaky and sort of scary.

            My rating for the hotel:

            • Average rating
              6.0
            • Location
              9
            • Rooms
              4
            • Service
              6
            • Value
              5
          • The location was perfect, historical aspects of the hotel were highlighted well and accessible, the history of the building was rally interesting. Lobby was beautiful, great access to the downtown San Antonio area and the staff here was very friendly. The beds were very comfortable, the breakfast brunch was absolutely incredible and the courtyard pool was clean and refreshing.

            Internet connection is poor quality, rooms are small.

            My rating for the hotel:

            • Average rating
              7.8
            • Location
              7
            • Rooms
              9
            • Service
              9
            • Value
              8
            • Dining
              6
          • Great location right next to the Alamo and the Riverwalk, the hotel is full of such rich history.

            Room and bathroom very very small.

            My rating for the hotel:

            • Average rating
              8.0
            • Location
              10
            • Rooms
              5
            • Value
              9
          • Liked the location, another great stay and the pool was nice and staff seemed friendly. Our room was spacious.

            The hotel smelled old and the water temperature for the shower was not good.

            My rating for the hotel:

            • Average rating
              6.0
            • Location
              4
            • Rooms
              7
            • Service
              5
            • Value
              8
          • Historical location, wonderful hotel and poor service,no manager on the premisses. The beds were perfect.

            Room remainded light from outside light.

            My rating for the hotel:

            • Average rating
              8.2
            • Location
              9
            • Rooms
              9
            • Service
              5
            • Value
              10
          • Location was perfect, the hotel staff were very friendly and professional, the service was disappointing. The beds were quite comfortable.

            Our room was awful.

            My rating for the hotel:

            • Average rating
              4.6
            • Location
              8
            • Rooms
              4
            • Service
              2
            • Value
              4
          • The location near the Riverwalk is a plus, the story/history of the hotel is great.

            Rooms are old and dull.

            My rating for the hotel:

            • Average rating
              7.0
            • Location
              6
            • Rooms
              5
            • Value
              10
          • Convenient location and beautiful Hotel. Complimentary coffee in the lobby 0900, kind staff and the Continental Room sunday brunch was excellent.

            The windows were absolutely filthy.

            My rating for the hotel:

            • Average rating
              7.2
            • Location
              10
            • Rooms
              7
            • Service
              7
            • Value
              5
          • Location was good, everyone at the hotel was very friendly including the other guest and the staff at the Menger was helpful. The rooms were comfortable.

            Our bed was very uncomfortable.

            My rating for the hotel:

            • Average rating
              7.2
            • Location
              6
            • Rooms
              5
            • Service
              8
            • Value
              10
          • Reception area fabulous swimming pool and classy Historic Hotel. Its beautiful lobby, friendly, courteous service and bed was very small, big enough for a two small children and this was a king size bed. Restaurant staff were very attentive at breakfast too.

            Rooms are dated and tired.

            My rating for the hotel:

            • Average rating
              8.2
            • Location
              10
            • Rooms
              6
            • Service
              10
            • Value
              7
            • Dining
              8
          • The location is ideal and the storyhistory of the hotel is great.

            The staff were rude and not particularly nice at all, the bathroom was not clean enough.

            My rating for the hotel:

            • Average rating
              5.6
            • Rooms
              5
            • Service
              2
            • Value
              10
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