Comes To Life
Welcome to Alamo City, land of legend and lore
Rooted in the rich history of San Antonio, the Historic Menger Hotel reigns as the oldest continuously operating hotel west of the Mississippi. An elegant anchor just steps from the Alamo, our storied hotel has played host to generations of guests who delight in its architectural grandeur, glamorous public spaces and thoughtful modern-day services and amenities. From our museum-worthy furnishings to our celebrated mango ice cream, the Menger is the essence of San Antonio.
more than 150 years in the heart of San Antonio
High speed wireless internet
Two welcome adult beverages
Priority early check-in and late check-out
Earn points to use towards free nights
5 Reasons to choose the menger
You love art, architecture and antiques
Throughout the hotel, you’ll find museum-worthy art and architecture, as well as fascinating vintage photos that trace our storied history. Amid the Victorian architecture and 19th century elegance, delight in the Spanish courtyard and in the Menger Bar, an exact replica of London’s House of Lords Pub.
You believe location is everything
The Menger is located directly on Alamo Plaza and adjacent to Rivercenter Mall and San Antonio’s celebrated Riverwalk. In other words, you’re steps from the city’s best shopping, dining and entertainment.
You're not afraid of ghosts
The Menger’s otherworldly guests are a colorful and delightfully polite group. They include a Confederate soldier, a charming man in a top hat, a Spaniard, a man in buckskin and an attentive chambermaid.
You love history
The oldest continuously operating hotel west of the Mississippi, The Menger traces its history to William Menger, who opened the Menger Brewery in 1855 (and thus introduced beer to San Antonio) and followed it with the hotel in 1859.
You've got a sweet tooth
Fine dining is a long tradition at The Menger, but no trip to our landmark hotel is complete without a serving of Mango Ice Cream in the Colonial Dining Room. It’s been on the menu for more than a hundred years.
Rooms & Suites
SAN ANTONIO’S CLASSIC COMFORT
Blending historic charm with modern-day comfort, The Menger’s 316 guest rooms and suites are elegant urban retreats just steps from San Antonio’s most visited attractions.View all rooms
“San Antonio Royalty”
The Menger is everything you want in one hotel. A historic location, excellent dining and Five Star service. Located in the heart of downtown San Antonio, the Menger is next door to the Alamo and within walking distance of the River Walk, the Hemisfair Tower and Market Square. Built just 20 years after the battle of the Alamo, the Menger is also the site where Teddy Roosevelt recruited many of the Rough Riders during the Spanish American War. The Victorian Lobby holds a collection of fabulous antiques, paintings and stained glass. The bar is an exact replica of the House of Lords pub in London and is a must stop.The balcony of our room overlooked Alamo Plaza and early in the evening the lighted horse drawn carriages arrive to begin their nightly passenger runs. We would recommend a carriage ride since the drivers point out many things you could easily miss on your own. Dusk at the Menger is really an enchanted time as the old and new city begin to light up together. The staff is top drawer and couldn't have been more helpful. They know the hotel and the know the city so they can answer almost any question posed to them. With so many great restaurants in the area, it's easy for the visitor to over look the hotel's own dining facility. Don't. This is first class dining. They have a huge breakfast buffet and the steaks are as good or better than the expensive steakhouse located next door. Not to mention the famous Menger baked potato. The only drawback I noticed was service at the bar was slow. But, with everything else you get, I can certainly overlook that minor flaw. Besides its intriguing history, wonderful dining and great staff, the Menger is perfectly located for the guest who wants to visit the beating heart of this great city.hwyflak
“Sleeping with History”
What a perfect stay. The hotel in all of its historical grandeur was immaculately kept. Comfortable beds, very clean and beautifully decorated. The staff was very friendly no matter what time of day. We stopped by the dining room for Mango ice cream at 10:00 pm and the matre de packaged it to go for us. All in all, the location was fabulous, steps from the Alamo. Excellent hotel.Shannon T
“Fun, affordable place in San Antonio”
I host a conference at The Menger once a year for 150 people. The staff could not be more helpful or pleasant. It's got character and history on it's side. Two blocks from the Riverwalk and immediately adjacent to the Alamo, it's a sure bet.202missy
“Wonderful historic hotel!”
Ask for one of the old rooms. The new wing is fine and lovely, but if you stay at this hotel you should sleep in as much history as possible. It's a grand old dame with wonderful amenities and an excellent location. You are literally across the alley from the Alamo!Gogoinspectorgadget
“The Spirits were Welcoming in the Colonial Restaurant”
I dined last night at the Colonial Restaurant as part of a ghost tour. Our group was seated at a long table and there were at least 25 people present. The service was commendable and as far as I could tell flawless, as each person was made to feel as if he or she were the only person seated at that table. The lights were turned down low and each table was illuminated by a candle. The old-fashioned atmosphere of this dining room lent to speculation about who else may have dined here in the past. This impression was built upon by all of the antiques on exhibit in the corridors and in the lobby. I had a steak as an entrée which came with green beans and rice and dinner rolls with butter. How yummy was that steak! It was not overcooked and each bite contained luscious flavors. For dessert I had a serving of moist, dark, irresistible chocolate layer cake with frosting. I would recommend this restaurant as a spot for a romantic couple, a special birthday, or perhaps a fancy date night.Ninevin
Create a Menger Moment and Save up to 30%
Escape the winter chill and explore the warmth and romance of San Antonio. Now through December 31, 2016, you’ll save up to 30% in Alamo City when you book direct. ...Learn More
Breakfast & Valet
It's the most important meal of the day and the perfect way to jumpstart your stay in San Antonio. Enjoy breakfast for two, plus valet parking. ...Learn More
Park & Play
Location, location, location! Enjoy all the pleasures of staying in the heart of the Alamo City. With our popular "Park & Play" package, you have the best of both worlds: ...Learn More
Savor a romantic getaway at the Historic Menger. Our Menger Rendezvous package includes a bottle of champagne, fresh fruit platter, a $40 credit for dinner at the Colonial Room Restaurant ...Learn More
Stay Longer and Save
Save up to 25% on our standard daily rate when you stay three nights or more on select nights. Whether your stay is for business or pleasure, we're sure you ...Learn More
Spa Time in the Heart of the Alamo
The Menger’s Alamo Plaza Spa offers the ultimate in pampering for the weary traveler, whether it’s a 60-minute massage or even a full day of treatments. Welcome - we’re happy you chose to stay with us here at the Menger Hotel....Read More
Why Not Make Your Next Sweet Treat Epic?
San Antonio summers call for more than the pat on the back you get from a slushy, so follow the locals’ lead and cool off with a sweet treat from Paleteria San Antonio. San Antonio summers call for more than the...Read More
Around the menger
300 Alamo Plaza
A National Historic Landmark and newly minted UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Alamo is an 18th century Roman Catholic mission best known as the site of the Battle of the Alamo in 1836.
Downtown San Antonio
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849 E. Commerce Street
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900 E. Market Street
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739 E. Cesar Chavez
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