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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

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Top Reasons to Stay at The Menger

You Love Lounging By The Pool

Soak in the sunshine at the pool deck from the comfort of a cool chaise lounge. The Menger Hotel has the largest pool in all of San Antonio, and we can’t think of a better way to relax and unwind.

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 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. 

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Rooms & Suites


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.

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“Historic and perfect”
If you enjoy history and great service, this is the place to go to. My wife and I had a date night in San Antonio and were not disappointed. The suite was very nice and well appointed. We had a few drinks at the bar and enjoyed the great service and were wowed with the beautiful wooden bar. The bar staff and management made our night very memorable.
Carlos C
"Excellent service from check-in to check-out"
Everyone was helpful and friendly. The hotel was spotless and its location is excellent for seeing the Alamo, Riverwalk, and Hemisphere Plaza. I was always given helpful directions and information, my room was comfortable, and the historic integrity of the hotel was pleasantly obvious. I was there for a conference and meals and set-up were done seamlessly with an attentive staff and excellent food. There were never issues with technology either, so meetings proceeded on schedule.
Kevin F
“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!
“Wonderful Venue”
We had a conference here and really enjoyed the stay. The rooms were nice. The service was wonderful and the food was amazing. I have to highly recommend this historical hotel for a small conference. To be honest, I can't really think of anything to complain about.
"Historic hotel with fantastic staff"
The Menger is an historic hotel right next to the Alamo and so close to shopping and the River Walk. The hotel staff could not have been more accommodating and pleasant. If you are planning a trip to San Antonio this hotel has it all - great location, history, wonderful staff, and a fantastic restaurant on-site.
Marsha P

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The Colonial Breakfast Package

A great morning always follows a great breakfast. Enjoy this special offer for two if you stay with us between Sunday - Thursday all summer long  ...

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Take a drive to one of the nation's most romantic cities and stay at the Historic Menger Hotel! AAA Members get all the benefits of booking direct PLUS savings up ...

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Military Leisure Savings

We salute those who serve at the Menger Hotel! Enjoy breakfast for two with discounted parking at $126 per night for all Military personnel on leisure travel! ...

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Dine & Drink


Forever anchored in the gracious traditions of Mary Menger, the Colonial Room and Menger Bar continue to delight guests who appreciate exquisite cuisine and flawless service.


Meetings & Events at the Menger

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Weddings at the menger

Wrap your day in victorian romance

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