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Menger Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • One of the oldest hotels in San Antonio, it has hosted Mae West and Theodore Roosevelt
  • Fresh from a 2017 renovation
  • Excellent location overlooking the Alamo and a five-minute walk from the River Walk
  • Historic bar is reputedly a replica of the House of Lords Pub in London
  • The outdoor pool is surrounded by lounge chairs, ideal for a relaxing afternoon

"The hotel's location is terrific" --Frommer's
Enjoyed This
(9 Member Ratings)
"The Colonial Room is always worth a visit even if I’m not staying at the hotel"
Nov 07, 2018
Flower Mound, TX, USA

Map & Directions

The hotel is a 15-minute drive from San Antonio International Airport, and valet parking is available (extra charge applies).

Rooms & Rates

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Built in 1859, the Menger Hotel is one of the oldest in San Antonio, with well-preserved interiors and a long history of celebrity guests -- these walls have seen the likes of Theodore Roosevelt, Oscar Wilde, Babe Ruth and Mae West. The Renaissance Revival-style lobby, complete with marble floor, stretches three stories tall and is adorned with floral wallpaper, oil paintings and gilt-framed mirrors. Outside, things are less formal. You’ll find the outdoor pool and hot tub, as well as a line of rocking chairs in the garden -- perfect for a snooze in the shade.

The hotel is right next to the Alamo, a 4-acre site encompassing the 1836 battlefield, and it’s five minutes on foot from the River Walk and the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. The Alamo trolley tour stops just outside the hotel for easy access to the city’s main tourist attractions, including the 18th-century Spanish Governor’s Palace and the historic neighborhood of La Villita.

Rooms are spread across the historic and newer wings. All have a traditional feel with white walls and antique-style furniture. Older rooms -- although smaller -- are very much in demand, and many have Alamo views. Other room types overlook the Alamo Plaza, the pool and the courtyard, and some even have balconies (call ahead for special requests).

One of the hotel’s key draws, especially for history buffs, is the old-fashioned bar. It’s reputed to be a replica of the House of Lords Pub in London, complete with a carved bar and a wood-paneled ceiling. In contrast, the restaurant is done up in traditional Southern style, with painted columns, arched windows and formal seating, and serves traditional fare like roast lamb and rosemary chicken. A small fitness center and a business center are on site (extra charge applies)

From the press:
  • "The hotel's location is terrific -- between the Alamo and the Rivercenter Mall, a block from the River Walk" -- Frommer's
  • "You'll be the envy of many an overheated tourist strolling immediately across the street from the entrance to the Alamo into the cool lobby and up to your room" -- Fodor's
  • "Restored to its original Victorian glory, and one of its highlights is the three-story lobby, showcasing Corinthian columns, a leaded-glass skylight and many original furnishings" -- Gayot
  • "For all its historic charm, however, the hotel boasts numerous modern comforts" -- Gayot



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center
  • Safe in reception
  • ATM

Room amenities Coffemaker

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel

Bathroom Bathrobe available on request.

  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower


  • Valet service (fees apply)

Accessibility Please call the hotel at 210-223-4361 to have your reservation noted for an accessible accommodation. 

  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

The minimum age to check-in is 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children up to age 17 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Child's cot/crib available free of charge (on request).
Extra bed available (on request) and in double bed rooms only; $20 per night.
Rates are based on double occupancy. The charge for the 3rd and 4th occupant in the room is $10 per person, per night, plus tax.
Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request; one pet up to 40 pounds, and will be charged a non-refundable fee of $125 per stay. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.

Fees: A Valet Parking Fee of $28 plus tax per day applies and will be added to your bill at the hotel.
This fee is subject to change and at the discretion of the hotel.
A minimum hold of $50 per day, placed on your credit/debit card, is required for incidental charges.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(9 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Menger Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.7 Ambiance
5.0 Location
3.9 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The Colonial Room is always worth a visit even if I’m not staying at the hotel
Other Comments
Or waiter for both visits to the Colonial Room was Jeffery and he was fantastic. Will always ask for him.
Kenneth Nov 07, 2018 Flower Mound, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
The ambiance of the hotel was great, the restaurant was exceptional. The valet service was good.
Other Comments
First it was stated rooms overlooked the Alamo or the courtyard , ours did not . All the doors in the room were warped and did not close including the room door Had to call maintenance to get in room , it was stuck closed and we were left standing in the hall. Air conditioner did not work
Bruce Sep 27, 2018 Spring, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
The hotel is just beautiful and well kept!
Katharina Sep 18, 2018 Houston, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
The Menger is close to all of the Riverwalk activities, La Villita, and the King William's area. It is also a short Uber ride over to the Pearl area. Great Location and Value for downtown San Antonio.
Rebecca Sep 11, 2018 Pflugerville, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location: rooms overlooking the Alamo.
Other Comments
The hotel is old and in need of repair. The AC on our room could not cool the room below 76 degrees. I had to try 3 different floors before I could find an ice machine that works. But overall, I like the hotel. Staff was friendly, courteous, and efficient; it’s geographic centrality is unmatched.
BEDOUIN Sep 06, 2018 Houston, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
The Menger Hotel was the perfect location to see all of San Antonio and is next door to the Alamo. The customer service was outstanding. Everyone from the front desk to the valet to housekeeping was friendly and helpful. The rooms were well-done and the hotel itself is just beautiful. We'd gladly stay here again on our next trip to San Antonio!
Joseph Mar 27, 2018 Jackson, MS, USA
Enjoyed Most
Historical significance. The lobby and atrium were great
John Nov 28, 2017 Gilbert, AZ, USA

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