by Eileen Ogintz
The historic Menger Hotel is the oldest continuously operating hotel west of the Mississippi. Just steps from the Alamo, guests revel in the history, as well as the modern amenities. The three-story Victorian lobby wows guests. Opt to stay in the restored wing with its 19th century ambiance. The Spanish courtyard garden is filled with palm trees, azaleas and a three-tiered fountain. Rooms are fully renovated and feature one king bed or two queen-sized beds. Wi-Fi is complimentary. The small ‘Menger Petite’ rooms are historically accurate in size with one full bed, but with all of the hotel’s amenities at a less expensive rate.
The Colonial Room Restaurant and Menger Bar occupy one of the hotel’s oldest structures and bring guests back to the early days of the Texas Frontier. The Colonial Restaurant serves a breakfast and lunch buffet, Sunday Brunch and dinner with live entertainment for Sunday Brunch and Friday and Saturday evenings. Don’t miss the Mango ice cream!
Our Editor Loves
- Historic ambience
- Famous mango ice cream
- Courtyard garden
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
by Ken & Deb R
We traveled to San Antonio with family to see the usual sites. We chose the Menger because the reviews were positive, the location was great and the price was good. We thought it would be interesting to stay in a historic hotel and we were right. The decor was very old world classy and well taken care of with an outdoor pool and quaint courtyard off the lobby. The hotel bar is very cozy and we received a voucher for a free drink upon check in. We had two rooms - a king which was in the older section (therefore smaller) and two queen beds in the newer section which was huge. Both rooms were very clean and tastefully decorated. The location is excellent - a short walk from the Riverwalk, mall and across the street from the Alamo. We ate breakfast in the dinning room (buffet) for a very reasonable price as it was shoulder season. Would definitely stay here again.
Great accommodations. We enjoy the history of this hotel very much. Relaxing atmosphere, Menger Bar is great to sit and visit with new friends from all over. The staff is very cordial and helpful. We have stayed here before and definitely will stay again. The central location to downtown, the river walk and the Alamo makes it the perfect place