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  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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#17 of 380 hotels in San Antonio
Travellers' Choice
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.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Secured parking
Paid internet
Hot bath
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Vending machine
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
ATM on site
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Seating area
VIP room facilities
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
City view
Landmark view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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homewood_traveler41 wrote a review Yesterday
Chattanooga, Tennessee376 contributions81 helpful votes
This was one of the most beautiful hotels I've ever visited. Hotels today are all cookie cutters. This is a beautiful old hotel in a great location. Next door to the Alamo and a very short walk to the river walk. If I ever return to san antonio this will be my hotel destination.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
josephga1 wrote a review Jul 2020
Brooklyn, New York72 contributions35 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
Very well kept. Beautiful room. Delicious morning coffee. Polite bell persons. Nice clean pool. Comfortable pool chairs. Great historic pictures throughout that made us want to spend a day just going around looking at and reading them.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Response from Sarah Guerra, Guest Services / Front Office at Menger Hotel
Responded 25 Jul 2020
Dear josephgal, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments on TripAdvisor. I was so pleased to hear about or associates, the vintage photos that line our lobby corridor and the pool. Please know that I share your love of our hotel coffee. It makes my morning and its as full bodied and smooth as Starbucks. Thank you for braving the headlines to visit us. Please know that our number one priority is to deliver a safe and secure environment during this COVID -19 challenge. Our "Clean Stay Promise" program is modeled after the AHLA's national "Safe Stay" protocols. We looking forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Cheers,
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Steve B wrote a review 14 May
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We stayed at the Menger Hotel two nights. Great pool and gardens. Right next to the Alamo. Close to everything. Great history and décor. Restaurant has a great breakfast and occasional buffet. Truly enjoyed the time.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Clayton wrote a review 13 May
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My wife and I stayed here for our anniversary and loved it. It’s classic and drenched in beautiful history. They kept the true beauty of 1856 by keeping a lot of the antique furniture. You walk into the past here. The staff is amazing and super helpful. The bar was great, it was my favorite place. Like drinking with John Wayne. Close to everything and in walking distance. I have not gripes. 5 stars all day.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
eltorreta67 wrote a review 12 May
Albuquerque, New Mexico70 contributions59 helpful votes
The first thing that I have to say is every single person that worked there that we ran into were very friendly. This hotel has a lot of history and yes it is a old hotel rooms are smaller but still roomy. Our room was nice clean one thing is it needed to be dusted but that's not a deal breaker. We also had breakfast in restaurant was good. Also used pool nice and clean! We stayed there May 4th thru May 9th. We decided to stay an extra day. I must say there are strange things that happened there. Thank you for a nice stay Menger :). R.Torres
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Date of stay: May 2021
US$118 - US$257 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesTexasSan AntonioDowntown
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Frequently Asked Questions about Menger Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Menger Hotel?
Nearby attractions include San Antonio River Walk (0.3 km), The Alamo (0.1 km), and The Magicians Agency Theatre (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Menger Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Menger Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Menger Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Menger Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, paid private parking nearby, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Menger Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Panaderia, Zinc Bistro and Wine Bar, and Las Canarias Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Menger Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Is Menger Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of San Antonio.
Are any cleaning services offered at Menger Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Menger Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Menger Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.