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
Great location! Everything just a few steps away, The Alamo, the river walk, the Rivercenter Mall, Souvenir shops, etc. The staff very helpful and friendly the moment you arrive definitely staying there again!
After a very long wait to get into the room, it was a great stay. Everyone was helpful, it was close to everything, and sitting on the balcony in the evenings is something that you just don't get to do anymore.