First time in San Antonio and I accidentally picked this hotel out of a hundred. I was looking for an affordable hotel walking distance from the Alamo and the River Walk and this one appeared to be one. The wife and I stayed for 2 nights. We got to the hotel and it was more beautiful than all the pictures online. All reviews will tell you about being a historic site, I want to stress the amount of history in all areas of the hotel, it’s a beautiful museum! Everywhere you turn there’s a chance to take a picture with something interesting in the background. It’s like walking into a classical hotel with all the amenities of any modern hotel in San Antonio. The room we stayed had one bed, with a living room area nicely decorated with really beautiful furniture. It made us feel very happy and welcome. We dined at the hotel, and the food was beyond good. We ordered the steak and I just have to say WOW! They have live music at night, his name is Fernando who plays classical songs on his guitar. He played 3 songs for us, and made us feel really happy to be there. At night it’s really quiet and you can have a very personal and romantic dinner. The Alamo is literally next door. Walk outside, turn right and there it is! The Riverwalk is to the left and is also very close. I want to personally thank the receptionist Hanna for helping us book the room, Fernando for his personal touch in making our night so special with his guitar. The cleaning staff for having such a clean room for us. The valet for taking good care of our car and having it ready for us whenever we called. And a special thanks to the Menger management for having such a beautiful hotel, and for all the historic art displays. If this is your first time in San Antonio(and you’re not sure where to stay), and you’ve never seen the Alamo, love everything that has to do with history, this is the hotel to stay at. Very affordable, rich in history but modern in every way, friendly staff and everything is next door, no need to use the car unless you’re going to Sea World.
- 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