The location is spectacular. The lobby exemplifies the history of the hotel and San Antonio. The staff are friendly and professsional, but in a weird way. It's like professionalism is not in their nature so their demeanor seems forceful. The price is average. The room we stayed in is run down. The bathroom has old fixtures (shower head is spritsy, the toilet is rusty, the tub is small, and the water doesn't drain well) and there's no ventilation. The pool area seems decent. Pool is a nice size 3-9 ft deep. I like the idea of it being outdoors, but enclosed, I'm not that crazy about the fake grass; having that outdoors in a wet environment invites bacteria and communicable diseases in my opinion. Valet parking is a rip off $22/day. All in all, I've experienced the Menger and downtown living, but I wouldn't do it again.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Menger Hotel San Antonio, Texas