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204 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205-2687
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  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#18 of 382 hotels in San Antonio
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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, Hemisfair Park, and the Tobin Center. Nearby points of interest also include Pearl Brewery, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, and San Antonio Museum of Art. 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 pool. On-site recreational amenities also include fitness facility with cardiovascular equipment. 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.
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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
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
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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
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Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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bossman7576 wrote a review Jun. 21
Detroit, Michigan1 contribution
When we first arrived it was a bit busy. And valet guys were not helpful. One guy stood out and was really helpful. At first our room wasn't ready and rocky helped up with it luggage and put it away so we can come back to it while we went to eat. Good guy. Very respectful and was very polite. He helped us get out the parking lot when it was full of vehicles.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Avoid traffic and make sure to sit tight and look for the busiest valet driver that will be...
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josephga1 wrote a review Jul. 2020
Brooklyn, New York73 contributions36 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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2 Helpful votes
Response from Sarah Guerra, Guest Services / Front Office at Menger Hotel
Responded Jul. 25, 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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Shelly S. wrote a review Jun. 15
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I couldn't have planned a more lovely getaway away but I can't take the credit it was all set up by my husband. We have been to the beautiful Hotel many times and enjoyed their wonderful brunches on the weekend . Our several days stay at this beautiful hotel was only made better by the wonderful staff and their contributions to make it more special. For our convenience they upgraded us to a beautiful suite. The Food and the atmosphere was absolutely fantastic….. Thank you!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Sarah Guerra, Guest Services / Front Office at Menger Hotel
Responded 5 days ago
Hi Ellyshe, Happy Anniversary! I can't begin to tell you how thrilled I am that you chose to spend such a special day with us - and what better way to celebrate than in one of our esteemed suites. I appreciate your loyalty to The Menger and hope to welcome you back the next time your plans include the Alamo City. Thank you and we hope to see you soon! -Sarah Guerra Menger Hotel
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drafTye wrote a review Jun. 8
Seattle, Washington4 contributions
We stayed here in April 2021 for three nights. After researching for weeks we chose this hotel because of the history. How often can you stay in the oldest continuously operated hotel west of the Mississippi River? If you have an interest in history, this hotel is spectacular. It is right next to the Alamo. I mean right next to it. Walk out the door and there it is. We spent each of the three nights sitting in the Alamo Plaza just talking and looking at the Alamo. It was quiet and peaceful and we felt mostly alone. The Menger is a beautiful old hotel with the most incredible Victorian lobby. There is an amazing old grandfather clock and the walls are lined with historical photos, stories, and memorabilia. We stayed in the old part of the hotel and had a room that overlooked the mall next door. The view was non descript and you could hear the people outside talking. That said, we never felt like the sounds of the neighborhood made it difficult to sleep. The room is small, but that is to be expected in an old hotel. The bed was comfortable and we did sleep just fine, but it did seem like the mattress was super old. You'd sit on it and the mattress just collapsed--again this didn't detract at all from our experience--which surprised me as I have back problems and often can't sleep well away from home. One day we ate breakfast at the Colonial Restaurant. The room was beautiful, the staff was excellent. The meal was nothing special. A more expensive Denny's experience. We had a drink at the Menger Bar. We went for the experience and to say we were where Teddy Roosevelt had been. The upstairs area of the bar has really steep stairs, if you are mobility impaired I would recommend just skipping the upstairs. An unexpected surprise was the giant table right outside the elevator on the 3rd floor lobby. We used this table to play board games each night. The guests were so friendly and would always say hello as they walked past. Due to the road construction that was going on, we had to use valet parking. The valet desk was very helpful and friendly. The weekend was very backed up with the valet service and it took a long time to get your car, but this was posted everywhere in the hotel and was not a surprise at all. My only complaint was that none of the ice machines were working. I have permanent injuries that cause me to need to ice knee and back and I could never find ice and a neighboring room said they had the same problem, but that they were given ice by the front desk. I would recommend the Menger Hotel to anyone who has an affinity for history. It was a wonderful and romantic experience.
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Date of stay: April 2021
dgmweb wrote a review Jun. 6
Mexico City, Mexico11 contributions26 helpful votes
Went for breakfast on sunday morning… we passed by and saw this magnificent building right next to The Alamo and though well it looks high end and promising, they must serve an exquisite breakfast… what a disappointment. The stewardess was not extremely transparent, we arrived at 10.20am she offered us the breakfast (served as per the menu till 11am) buffet but she did not mention that it was being cleared at 10.30am, after that you get nothing as they prepare their brunch buffet… a scam… The choice is very poor, quality under-average.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Sarah Guerra, Guest Services / Front Office at Menger Hotel
Responded 3 days ago
Dear dgmweb, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback regarding your visit to the Colonial Restaurant. I was disappointed to read of our shortcomings in the restaurant and you clearly deserved better. On behalf of all of us, please accept my most sincere apologies. It is our overriding goal to provide excellence in service and accommodations in San Antonio. While we normally perform much better, your feedback helped us identify a service lapse between breakfast and our setting up for the Sunday Brunch. I met with our restaurant managers and we agreed that we did need to makes some changes. Going forward we decided to start the Sunday Brunch thirty minutes later, at 11:30, so that we can properly serve those guests coming in for late breakfast. We implemented this change two weeks ago and I am pleased to say that we are successfully delivering the full breakfast service all the way up to 11am. Thank you for your timely and valid feedback. I regret the inconvenience we caused you and would welcome the opportunity to win back your confidence and look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Kind Regards, Garvin O'Neil General Manager
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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.