Why We Love It
- One of the oldest hotels in San Antonio, it has hosted Mae West and Theodore Roosevelt
- 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 heated outdoor pool is surrounded by lounge chairs, ideal for a relaxing afternoon
"The hotel's location is terrific" --Frommer's
91% (35 Member Ratings)
Rooms & Rates
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 a heated 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 four-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.
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).
Rooms are spread across the historic and newer wings. All are simply furnished in royal blue and feel quite traditional, 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).
- "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
- Infant cots / cribs
- Newspaper / magazines
- Extra beds / roll away beds
- Gym / fitness center
- Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
- Outdoor pool
- 24-hour front desk
- 24-hour security
- Laundry / dry cleaning
- Room service (limited hours)
- Business center
Room amenities Coffemaker
- Iron and ironing board
- Flatscreen TV
- Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
Bathroom Bathrobe available on request.
- Valet service (fees apply)
- Accessible bathroom in some rooms
- Accessible meeting room
- Accessible parking
- Accessible path of travel
- Accessible pool area
- Accessible restaurant
- ADA compliant rooms
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm
Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm
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). No extra bed/rollaway bed available for children. Extra bed available (on request): free of charge for adults depending on room type.
Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged an extra $125 per stay. Maximum of one pet per room. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.
Parking is available at a daily charge of $28 (in/out privileges).
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.
Additional details: The complimentary breakfast included in the Travelzoo VIP rate does not include tax or gratuity.
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(35 Member Reviews)