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|"Beautiful Historic building perfectly located."||(in 200 reviews)|
|"Super clean and great location."||(in 179 reviews)|
|"Character, excellent location, pool, friendly staff"||(in 157 reviews)|
|"Very poor service at this hotel."||(in 19 reviews)|
|"Not hot water to bathe."||(in 32 reviews)|
|"Room temperature adjustment not user frendly."||(in 104 reviews)|
|historic hotel||in 520 reviews|
|great location||in 449 reviews|
|hot in the room||in 327 reviews|
|staff was friendly||in 313 reviews|
|valet parking||in 155 reviews|
|great bar||in 81 reviews|
|room service||in 72 reviews|
|hot water||in 69 reviews|
|san antonio||in 53 reviews|
|small room||in 51 reviews|
|historic nature||in 25 reviews|
|walking distance||in 21 reviews|
|beds were comfortable||in 15 reviews|
|rich in history||in 8 reviews|
|good breakfast||in 2 reviews|
Great location downtown, close to riverwalk, right across the street from the Alamo.
No ventilation in the room, so bring a small portable fan. Events in the plaza across the street (protesters, musicians) can be quite loud and go on late into the evening. The card/lock system for the room often malfunctioned and wouldn’t let us in.
Loved the antique look and the feel for the hotle.
I like the over all feel for the hotel.
The size of the room. But looked at the other rooms and i guess for a bit more you gst more space.
The hotel's location can't be beat: a block away from the Alamo, a couple blocks away from the convention center, and right next to a shopping mall with a wide variety of restaurants and stores. The staff was very friendly.
The room worked for what I needed, but it could have been better. The bathroom was small and was, for some reason, built 6-8 inches higher than the rest of the room. You could hear everything through the walls.
I stay here often and I have tried other places it's so luxurious for the money and the location is in the middle of everything!
We liked the location so much!! Just besides the Alamo, and the hotel is nicely preserved!!
You can see the age of the hotel in the rooms! The bathroom was extremely small but usefull. The valet it's on the expensive side!!
Texas history immersion...
San Antonio's 1859 hotel was all it promised. Perfect central location next to the Alamo, and the Menger Hotel itself is rich in history, generously displayed throughout the building. The room itself was just fine, but I am interested mostly in the ambience outside the room (so long as the beds, showers and such are good). We will return. One note of special interest: the maid was a great source of info; cheerful and helpful!
The view from the window? - a wall! Next time we will ask for a courtyard or other external, interesting view. Otherwise, all was well.
Beautiful hotel with charm and character. So close to everything and convenient for someone on foot/ for public transport/ for tours. Great pool. People working there were very nice - allowed late check out at 1:00pm.
A bit noisy at night - one night it was loud drunk tourists, once it was random construction at restaurant in mall next door, & once the fire alarms went off. I don't think it's the hotel's fault though.
Ordered breakfast off the restaurant menu. It was high priced and the portion size was small. 1 breakfast taco with sides was $16!
Great old school hotel
If you want a little history stay, this place is it. This place is great old school hotel with the oldest bar in town. Has a nice pool and inner garden to chill. Nice helpful staff Rooms were clean and large. The shower could have stronger flow and pool service coming around a bit (there is a phone to place order) but that is not a big deal. Location is perfect - Riverwalk starts right here and Alamo is a cross the street
Can't open windows in the room (the old bulding) Shower has weak water flow
Location is excellent
Beds are quite narrow. Air conditioning went out one night. Thankfully, it was repaired the next day.
The historic portion of the hotel is beautiful! Rooms are small,full size bed... but very nice and very clean.
I would like to suggest that better quality sheets be used on the bed... sheets were way to big, so they tangled up at your feet. The beds are not the most comfortable to begin with and the sheets only made it worse.
Historical, legendary hotel - also comfortably contemporary ... Plus, the staff at the front desk was polished and helpful. They made us feel they were serious about our enjoyment of the hotel.
Would have liked to have stayed another day to enjoy more of the amenities, such as the Menger Bar and its TR Rough Riders connection. Note: You really need a "none of the above" category for the second question on who was in your party -- none of those definitions fit. This was frustrating and I almost didn't write this review, but decided to submit it by checking "group of friends" even though it's wholly inadequate to describe my party, which was me, my sister, and mother, and my sister's boyfriend.
The Menger Hotel reigns as one of the oldest hotels in all of Texas. Just steps away from the Alamo, the hotel is infused with the spirit and rich history of San Antonio.
The hotel boasts 316 guestrooms and suites, with a variety of floor plans to meet the needs of guests. Historic charm is felt in each room, while the contemporary amenities ensure guest comfort. Rooms offer flat screen televisions, Wi-Fi, coffee makers and additional little touches that travelers expect.
With customizable space, the Menger Hotel can host any number of board meetings, conferences or personal celebrations. The elegant event space provides a lovely backdrop to weddings or anniversary parties.
The on-site Colonial Room Restaurant and Menger Bar are stately spaces that offer menu items with a hint of vintage inspiration. A large number of restaurants and bars are in and around San Antonio, with the Riverwalk being a short one-block walk away from the front steps of the hotel. The San Antonio Convention Center, Tower of the Americas and Hemisfair Park are just another block further.
San Antonio is a year-round destination that offers concerts, rodeos and festivals that offer a number of great experiences. Guests to the city will always find that there is something fun and exciting happening in the city.
The Menger Hotel is a great choice in destination for business travels and leisure explorers alike. The historic charms of the hotel allow guests to step back in time to experience a little bit of Texas history.
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Value for money
Policies vary by room type and provider.
The quickest way to get from the airport to your accommodation is by car, which will take about 15min. Taxis are easily available outside of the airport’s Terminal A, and the one-way fare to the hotel will be around $27. If you prefer taking public transport, get on board bus line number 5 heading in the direction of Downtown Only, and get off at the St Mary’s Between Travis & Houston bus stop, which will be about 40min later. From there, get on board bus line 301 heading towards St Paul Square and get off 4 stops later at the Alamo Plaza in Front of 215 1/2 bus stop. The hotel will then be a 2min walk away, and the full trip will take around 50min.
If you are looking for a fun evening while staying at the hotel, make sure you join the Sisters Grimm Ghost Tour for a spooky time. The evening starts at 7:00 pm with some ghost stories that you can listen to while enjoying a 3-course meal at The Colonial Room Restaurant, followed by a 30m tour inside the hotel, and a 90m Ghost Tour of Old San Antonio. This experience is available every Friday and Saturday night, goes for a total of 3h, with prices being $69 per adult and $45 per child.
Guests wishing to have breakfast at the hotel can head to The Colonial Room Restaurant, which serves a breakfast buffet every day from 6:30 am, for the price of $17.95 per adult, and $9.95 per child aged 6 to 11 years old. If you happen to be staying there on the weekend, you can opt instead of the Sunday brunch which is also served at The Colonial Room Restaurant. Brunch is available from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm with live Spanish guitar music from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm, for a cost of $30 per adult and $24 per child aged 6 to 11 years old.
Pets are welcome at the hotel, with a maximum of one pet allowed per room, and a weight limit of a maximum of 40 lb. If you are thinking of bringing your four-legged friend with you on vacation, you will be paying a $125 pet fee for the duration of the stay, tax excluded. Please note that pets must be attended to at all times when they are inside the guestroom.
If you are looking at driving to the hotel, the only form of parking available is valet parking. The parking fee is $28 per night, tax excluded, and you do get in and out privileges. If you prefer parking the car yourself, you will find a few parking garages in the vicinity of the hotel. (Prices checked 15/07/19).
Menger Hotel is located at 204 Alamo Plaza in Downtown, 0.7 km from the center of San Antonio. The Alamo is the closest landmark to Menger Hotel.
Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at Menger Hotel.
Yes, Menger Hotel offers free Wi-Fi.
No, Menger Hotel does not offer free parking.
No, Menger Hotel does not offer free airport shuttle service.
Menger Hotel is 12 km from San Antonio. Menger Hotel is 116.3 km from Austin Bergstrom.
Yes, Menger Hotel has a pool onsite.