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“Historic Hotel”
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Menger Hotel
Ranked #22 of 357 Hotels in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Historic Hotel set next to the Alamo. The hotel seems to have been constructed/expanded two or three times since the original build in 1859. I have stayed in the original building and found the rooms very small. The rooms seem to be larger in the newer buildings. There are also balconies in the newer buildings. The restaurant is very nice and breakfasts are well presented-the wait staff is professional. The Menter bar is worth stopping in for a drink as Teddy Roosevelt recruited his rough riders at this here. The Menger is literally next door to the Alamo. The Riverwalk is easily accessed thru the mall next door. Morton’s Steakhouse is less than 50 meters from the Menger’s valet entrance. There is also a Dave and Busters plus a Yardhouse at the mall. They may both front on the Riverwalk. Overall I like the convenience to the Riverwalk and Alamo the Menger offers. It is without doubt a great place to stay during your visit to San Antonio.

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  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled on business
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Wally H, General Manager at Menger Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Thank you for the great review and score. Enjoy your day and come back for another visit.

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

This was our first time staying at the Menger. There are several other very nice Hotels in close proximity to the Alamo but the Menger is the most convenient to the Riverwalk as well as the Alamo. This would go on forever if I went into the historical significance of the hotel so I will leave that to the reader to do their own googling. Everything was very clean and the staff was very nice. The courtyard is very lovely and the lobby is a throwback to a time when people would strive to bring style to an otherwise difficult time.
I'm giving this a four out of five because there seemed to be a little confusion over times and operations of the dining room. However the food was great. It is a luxury hotel so the pricing on the menu may be a turn off to some.
The only thing I did not try was the pool and bar. I will be checking that out next time as we will be staying here again in the coming month.

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled with family
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Wally H, General Manager at Menger Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Wonderful review and we appreciate the 4/5 rating. We look forward to your next visit coming up soon.
Enjoy your day.

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

My family & I checked into the Menger Hotel on a Saturday for a one-night stay. Justin at the check-in desk was phenomenal. He gave us suggestions for places to have dinner, provided us with a map of the area and pointed out places to visit. Our room was comfortable, those beds are FABULOUS! My daughter & her boyfriend loved the windows & "balcony". The hotel is definitely close to the River Walk, and we enjoyed a drink in the bar prior to retiring for the night. Definitely recommend!

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
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Wally H, General Manager at Menger Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Excellent!
Thank you so much for mentioning our front desk agent. We have an employee appreciation program so your mention of Justin just gave him some extra points.
We look forward to your next visit and thank you for he recommendations.

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Stayed at this hotel for a US Navy reunion. The hotel is beautiful but not very "user friendly". There have been renovations but some glaring omissions. In our room, 5133, there are no towel racks, no safe, on refrigerator, no ice bucket. We booked a suite but after being shown 2 with views of walls of adjoining buildings, we down graded to a room with a balcony and nice skyline and pool view. One of the suites we were offered had the bathroom and bedroom on opposite ends, you had to go through the living room to get to the bathroom from the bedroom. The hotel appears to have had many additions over the years and the layout and floor plan is confusing at best and there appears to be no "short cuts" to get around the property.
We enjoyed our stay and the reunion activities at the hotel. The hotel personnel were nice and friendly. The location is great and within easy walking distance of many attractions, restaurants and shopping. Not sure I would stay here again though because of the layout.

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled with friends
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Wally H, General Manager at Menger Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Thank you I appreciate your review and we hope you do come back and try us again. If you do, ask for a refrigerator and we will deliver it to your room.

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

We stayed at the Menger for a reunion. This place is beautiful. We stayed in the historic part of the hotel and were just amazed at how well it had been restored. One little issue, wish there were brighter lights in the bedrooms - we like to read at night but that didn't take away from our experience.
Food in the dining room was delicious. We ate breakfast buffet of sausage, biscuits and gravy, grits (YUM), omelets , fresh fruits and hot coffee.
Last the service. EXCELLENT is all I can say. Please and Thank you - just polite and professional - helpful with local restaurant suggestions - the valet guys were just as polite as the front desk crew.

This was a completely delightful stay and would stay again if ever in San Antonio.

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Wally H, General Manager at Menger Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

San Antonio and the Menger Hotel will welcome you with open arms should you find your way back to San Antonio.
Have a blessed day.

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Additional Information about Menger Hotel

Address: 204 Alamo Plz, San Antonio, TX 78205-2687
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Region: United States > Texas > San Antonio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #22 of 357 Hotels in San Antonio
Price Range: €127 - €215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Menger Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 316
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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