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San Antonio Hotels

Menger Hotel

  • 204 Alamo Plaza Map It
  • Downtown
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  • Close to Alamo, good food


  • Rooms are more worn than at newer properties

Updated 02/05/2013

Fodor's Review

Since its 1859 opening, the Menger has lodged, among others, Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, Oscar Wilde, Sarah Bernhardt, Roy Rogers, and Dale Evans. 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. Balcony rooms overlook the Alamo. Inside, the hotel has a three-story Victorian lobby, sunny dining room, flowered courtyard, and four-poster beds (in the older section). Menger's famous bar, built in 1887, is styled after the House of Lords Pub in London.

Hotel Information


204 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, Texas, 78205, United States

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210-223–4361; 800-345–9285

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 290 rooms, 26 suites

Updated 02/05/2013

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Sep 26, 2012

Good enough for the President, Good enough for me

Stayed on the side that was not haunted! Appearaed the new side has better AC. Good location as we were weary of the noise and drunks at hotels on the Riverwalk. Being close to an ice cream place, 5 feet from the front door not a bad way to go. Next door to Alamo but the crowds are no problem, great shopping at the mall next door. Restaurant not recommended.

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