The Menger Hotel - San Antonio

204 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, United States, 78205  show map
 3 stars
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The Menger Hotel - San Antonio

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

USD 28 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Shuttle

Airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Editorial review:

Incredible landmark Menger Hotel is across the street from the Alamo and is known for having ghosts haunting some of the rooms. The public spaces are classy, elegant, and charming, as is the incredible bar where Teddy Roosevelt used to go. The service and food are mediocre, though.

Verified Reviews:

  • Just across the road to the river walk - Complementary coffee at breakfast time - Air conditioner was loud, but functional
  • Fitness room was also extremely limited - Room was big and comfy - Bathrooms were very clean
  • Parking is $19 a day - Beds were extremely hard - Location is perfect
  • Free high speed internet - Rooms are decent - Breakfast in the courtyard is reasonable and delicious
  • Pool is chilly - Would definitely stay again - There is a hot tub - Location couldn't be better next to the alamo

Overview

The traditional 3-star The Menger Hotel offers a classic accommodation in a market area of San Antonio. Founded in 1859, the hotel underwent a renovation in 2009.

This hotel is about 1.6 km away from Southtown, The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center and Overtime Theater. A tower, a theater and a museum as well as parks and a botanical garden are in a short distance from the property.

The hotel offers easy access to shopping centers and souvenir shops.

Southern Pacific Railroad Passenger train station is 15 minutes' walking distance from the hotel. San Antonio International airport lies within about 15 minutes' drive.

Rooms

One-bedroom king suite, king room and luxury suite have contemporary décor along with Wi-Fi, a writing table, a personal computer, ironing facilities and a ceiling fan. The Menger Hotel offers rooms with the garden view. They provide bathrooms with a shower, terry bathrobes and a sink.

Eat & Drink

There is a café for guests to enjoy their meal. The 24-hour restaurant provides special meals. Guests can quench their thirst at Poolside bar with a favorite drink. Offering a variety of dishes, Colonial Room Restaurant and Boudro's on the Riverwalk are just about 100 meters away.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Services

There are a meeting room, a catering service and an exhibition space available on site.

Relax

The hotel offers a solarium and a sauna along with reflex massage and facials with the guests' comfort in mind. A gym and a fitness room are among the on-site facilities.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

private parking is possible on site at USD 28 per day.

Year renovated:   2009.  Number of floors:   5.  Number of rooms:   316.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Early check-in/ -out
  • Pets allowed for a fee
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Sundry/Convenience store
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Bicycle storage
  • Beauty salon
  • Vending machines
  • Fireplace
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Golf course

Services

  • Airport shuttle
  • Paid valet parking
  • Valet parking
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Catering service

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Exhibition space
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Reflex massage

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator on request

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid movies/Video
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • All children under the age of 17 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

204 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, United States, 78205

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City Center
  • San Antonio
    2700 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Southern Pacific Railroad Passenger Station
    3000 ft
  • San Antonio Museum of Art
    4600 ft
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
Restaurants
  • Colonial Room Restaurant
    300 ft
  • Soho Wine & Martini Bar (cuisine: Contemporary)
    200 ft
Parks
  • HemisFair Urban Park
    1700 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    316

Rooms and availability

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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
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A cozy full or queen sized bed, dresser or armoire, desk, bathroom with pedestal-style sink.

Room facilities
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    Two Double beds, dresser or armoire, desk, bathroom with pedestal-style sink.

    Room facilities
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      Standard King Bed
      Bed type: King-size bed
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      A King size bed, dresser or armoire, desk, bathroom with pedestal-style sink.

      Room facilities
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        The uniquely designed suite is available with one king bed. In addition, it features a comfortable parlor area, also furnished with dresser or armoire, desk.

        How to reach hotel

        hotel The Menger Hotel - San Antonio San Antonio location
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        Hotel Address:

        204 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, United States, 78205

        Get directions
        City Center
        • San Antonio
          2700 ft
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Southern Pacific Railroad Passenger Station
          3000 ft
        • San Antonio Museum of Art
          4600 ft
        • Bus stop
          700 ft
        Restaurants
        • Colonial Room Restaurant
          300 ft
        • Soho Wine & Martini Bar (cuisine: Contemporary)
          200 ft
        Parks
        • HemisFair Urban Park
          1700 ft
        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  11 am
        • Year renovated:
          2009
        • Number of floors:
          5
        • Number of rooms:
          316

        The Menger Hotel Location

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        What's nearby

        Tourist attractions

        • Hangar - 400 ft
        • Alamo Special Effects Theater - 400 ft
        • Imax Theatre Rivercenter - 700 ft

        Places of interest

        Convention centers

        Sport related

        Shopping areas

        Amusement

        • Imax Theatre Group Sales - 400 ft
        • Imax Sales and Administration - 400 ft
        • Texas Adventure - 400 ft
        • Cyber Zone - 700 ft
        • Yanaguana Cruises - 1000 ft

        Monuments and Landmarks

        Museums

        • Plaza Wax Museum and Ripley's - 400 ft
        • Daughters-Republic-Texas Libra - 400 ft
        • Alamo Plaza - 400 ft
        • Hertzberg Circus Museum - 700 ft
        • Briscoe Western Art Museum - 1000 ft
        • Institute of Texan Cultures - 1000 ft
        • Hemisfair Park - 1000 ft

        Halls

        • Scottish Rite Auditorium - 1000 ft

        Business areas

        Local attractions

        • Southtown - 1.0 mi
          1012 S Presa, San Antonio
        • Nightmare on Grayson - 1.4 mi
          201 East Grayson St, San Antonio
        • Fort Sam Houston - 2.4 mi
          1210 Stanley Rd, San Antonio
        • Guenther House - 1.1 mi
          205 E. Guenter, San Antonio
        • San Pedro Springs Park - 1.7 mi
          1315 San Pedro, San Antonio

        Near the hotel

        • Long Barracks Museum - 300 ft
          San Antonio, TX
        • Plaza Theatre of Wax - 400 ft
          301 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio
        • San Antonio River - 800 ft
          San Antonio, TX
        • Tomb Rider 3D Adventure Ride & Arcade - 600 ft
          329 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio
        • Ripley's Believe It or Not! -- Louis Tussauds Wax Museum - 400 ft
          301 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio
        • Guinness World Records Museum - 500 ft
          329 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio
        • Ripley's Haunted Adventure - 600 ft
          329 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio

        Restaurants nearby

        • Colonial Room Restaurant - 300 ft

          Address: 204 Alamo Plaza
          Phone: 210-225-6196

          77% likes this, based on 145 reviews

        • Haagen-Dazs - 300 ft

          Address: RIVERWALK PL
          Phone: (210) 226-2006

          65% likes this, based on 41 reviews
          Price Range: USD 3 - USD 22

        • Boudro's on the Riverwalk - 900 ft

          Address: 421 E Commerce St
          Phone: (210) 224-8484

          62% likes this, based on 1081 reviews
          Cuisine: American
          Price Range: USD 32 - USD 41

        • Soho Wine & Martini Bar - 200 ft

          Address: 214 Crockett St

          76% likes this, based on 66 reviews
          Cuisine: Contemporary

        • Haagen Dazs Ice Cream - 300 ft

          Address: 214 Alamo Plz
          Phone: 210-226-2266

          83% likes this, based on 32 reviews

        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  11 am
        • Year renovated:
          2009
        • Number of floors:
          5
        • Number of rooms:
          316
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        The Menger Hotel Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Menger Hotel

        Average guest rating

        7.0out of 10
        Very good
        Based on 107 reviews

        Rating by category:

        Service
        7.0
        Value
        4.0
        Location
        7.0

        Guest reviews

        • Single
          5.8

          Smelled like heavy smoke all the time.

        • Older travelers
          6.2

          I like the sense of history. I loved all the photos placed all around, showing the building before renovations, and historical figures that stayed there.

          Our room had a very strange odor that they must have been aware of, seeing how there was an ionic breeze type machine to purify the air on the floor. The roomwas clean, but the bed was a little stiff for my taste.

        • Single
          6.6

          Reasonable cost, no large problem, and kind staff.

          Many small problems botherd me. Good location, but no exit to southward rivercenter. Tv was misplugged into a special outlet for a lamp which can be switched on/off by a wall switch, then I spent 1 hour to watch tv. A coffee maker with 3pin plug was eqquipped on a desk, but there is no 3pin outlet nearby. A special bath tub plug with a switch was eqquipped, but no instruction. There is no sign to the location of ice machine.

        • Family with children
          8.2

          I loved seeing the building. It was absolutly beautiful and had a rich history. I also enjoyed the ghost stories which made the stay a little more exciting.

          I didnt like that the room did not cool down, espesially on a hot day, it would have been nice for the room to be cool. Also, the beds were a little uncomfortable.

        • Single
          7.0

          The price and closeness to everything

          The slowness of staff to respond to a concern about the vanity light not working. Contact was made with the hotel the evening of our arrival but it was not repaired until two days later only a few hours before we departed. The use of the vanity light was important for applying our makeup, etc.

        • Group of friends
          9.6

          I love the cleaniness of the hotel. Also, I like that it was next door to the Riverwalk Mall. Great location for shopping and restaurants.

        • Older travelers
          7.4

          The staff at The Menger was verry attentive,the Continental Room sunday brunch was excellent,and the hotel itsself was absolutely beautiful.

          We couldn't get a coffie in the bar at 11 P.M. and the pool side service was slow,and there were giant dust bunnies on the pipes over head in our room,but if you dimmed the lights they were fine!

        • Older travelers
          7.8

          loacation couldn't be better

          lack of conciererge services. very difficult for someomne not familiar with the city

        • Older travelers
          10.0

          the old time charm.

          Sorry, we enjoyed it all.

        • Older travelers
          7.8

          Staff was friendly and helpful.

          Toilet seemed to be leaking water along the bottom. We had hoped to use the sauna, but the spa is apparently unavailable on the weekends. Also, going to the pool is problematic. We confronted the following logic problem when going to and from the pool: (1) you can't take your towels from the room to the pool; (2) you can't take towels from the pool to your room;(3) you can't walk through the lobby in a wet suit; and (4) there is no changing room by the pool. We had to break rule #3 in order to go swimming and not wait all night for our suits to dry.

        • Older travelers
          8.8

          Ambiabce

          Service at breakfast, one older lady was very moody/ grampy

        • Single
          9.6

          Great hotel, in service for at least 100 years.Located in the heart of San Antonio. Would stay again. Great history, near the riverwalk and many wonderful restaurants.

          An old hotel with much charm. So you don't get the spiffy new tile floors and maybe the water temperature can be a bit of an adventure. Staff is friendly, efficient, and very appreciative of their work environment. All in all a classic hotel.

        • Group of friends
          9.6

          The staff here was very friendly. Beds were comfy and clean. Bathroom floor needed a little help in the cleanliness part (they missed the corners where things tend to collect). Since this was right across the street from the Alamo (the street however was semi traffic free and quiet) and around the corner of the Riverwalk and mall this made it the perfect location! The pool was nice and well kept with towels provided for you at poolside. Don't forget they provide free water to guests at the valet area! If i were to go to San Antonio again I would definitely stay here! P.S. - they say its the 3rd most haunted hotel in the US and #1 in Texas! The story/history of the hotel is great!

        • Older travelers
          9.6

          From booking to valet parking staff, check in through coffee and check out, the staff is courteous and efficient, the hotel immaculate and beautiful. But first and formost, The Menger is historical. My father took us to the Menger in the 50's and 60'S. His grandfather, John W. "bet a million" Gates stayed at the Menger during his time in San Antonio when he brought the first barbed wire to the cattle industry in 1877, the wire that he touted as "Lighter than air, stronger than whiskey and cheaper than dirt!" The Menger is Texas.

        • Group of friends
          6.6

          Location

          Pay for use a computer Dont have free breakfast Nas atention by reception

        How to reach hotel

        hotel The Menger Hotel - San Antonio San Antonio location
        Show big map »

        Hotel Address:

        204 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, United States, 78205

        Get directions
        City Center
        • San Antonio
          2700 ft
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Southern Pacific Railroad Passenger Station
          3000 ft
        • San Antonio Museum of Art
          4600 ft
        • Bus stop
          700 ft
        Restaurants
        • Colonial Room Restaurant
          300 ft
        • Soho Wine & Martini Bar (cuisine: Contemporary)
          200 ft
        Parks
        • HemisFair Urban Park
          1700 ft
        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  11 am
        • Year renovated:
          2009
        • Number of floors:
          5
        • Number of rooms:
          316