A great time was had by all - family of four, kids 12 and 9! We stayed in a unique room - 2016 - the only room of its kind in the hotel - double bed price but was a 2 room adjoining rooms in the old part of the hotel - one bathroom - king and queen bed! Recommended by Larry in the hotel reservations group. We "hunted" for ghosts and enjoyed staying right next door to the Alamo - we also did the Ghost Tour, $10 for adults, and it was fun without too much cost! It was great to be close to the river - and our kids liked staying in an "ole timey" hotel - we read ghosts stories they gave us at check in. One let down was the "forced" bellhop service - the hotel does not let you push your baggage cart when you arrive or depart. And the valet charge of $25 is TOO much! Park down the street for 1/2 that and walk back to the hotel unless you just want to enjoy the luxury - I walked to valet pkg area to get something from the car and it was not in a protected area or closer than normal to the hotel. The pool area was nice but the hot tub was not working properly - the water was very hot and could not be turned down, and not all of the jets were working.
- 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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