I was glad that we were not in the area that was being renovated so we did not have to cope with noise, dust, and smells associated with work. Our room was in the non-historic side but I sincerely hope for their sake they finish the old side and get to the "newer" side quickly. The thermostat apparently does nothing. We had to unplug a lamp to use the […] coffeemaker. There was no place to conveniently charge or comfortably use electronic devices. The desk was nice years ago but now was dented and scratched. The telephone was old. I had to ask for a notepad and pen. The bathroom had no towel racks; the towels were stored in a louvered cabinet beneath the sink. The decor in the bathroom was a mishmash of styles and colors. With a little effort on their part it could have been vintage cool but instead looked like a third rate Florida motel in the 1970s. Having said all that, the location right next door to the Alamo is fantastic and the historic parts of the hotel that you can see currently are lovely. Also, there was a big wedding but we did not hear one sound from it. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
I was only in town overnight and had never stayed at the Menger, and I was curious about its history. It's a beautiful property and the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. My room (4099) was nothing spectacular. The furniture was old (not antique, just old) and mismatched. The room was quite small, but I didn't mind since it was just me. Overall, […] it was clean and the bed was very, very comfortable. My "view" was non-existent. I overlooked a rooftop, and across from my window was another window in another partpartof the hotel that I'm assuming was being renovated, judging by the mattress in the hallway. Again, not a big deal on this very short trip, though it would've been annoying if I were not alone or staying longer. The bath towels were a bit rough and thin, not at all luxurious. The toiletries were good quality, though. I heard loud banging (like someone hammering something) when I checked in and again the next morning beginning around 730 am. So much for sleeping in. I did hear every person's conversation who passed through the hallway, and the children screaming across the hall. Fortunately,all was very peaceful overnight. Overall, this was am enjoyable stay. I would prefer not to stay in that room again,but would stay at the hotel again, for sure. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
I will not stay in this hotel again. The room is very small. The shower would not drain so you took a shower in ankle deep water. There was a noise in the room and when we called the front desk they didnt do anything. The shower water always goes from cold to hot. I was very disappointed in our stay. We have a two year old sna rarely get away. We were […] so excited to go to SA for a night and the hotel was bad. We talked to front desk when we left and they did nothing and barely said sorry. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"San Antonio's Best!"
The merger is the best place to stay in San Antonio during the holidays. We took our 3 young grandson's and had a blast stay right in the middle of all the festivities. We love staying at the Menger Hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
Heard stories but never thought I would experience whispers. AS we packed to leave I heard someone whispering to each other of some sort in the room I stayed in. I thought it was coming from outside and it wasn't as my fiancé heard it very close too.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Old World Charm"
Lovely hotel in a great location. Great friendly staff. Hot water could not be regulated making showers very uncomfortable. Room was cold and thermostat did not work to adjust heat.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Sauna at the Menger"
I have always stayed at the Menger because of it's location to the Alamo, Riverwalk and shopping. When we checked in initially, we were taken to a room on the 2nd floor. It was so small, we could barely walk around the bed. We changed to a room on the 3rd floor with two beds. It was a handicapped room. The first night everything was fine however, the […] second night we couldn't get any A/C. It was 51 outside but our room was stifling. I called down to the desk and I was told someone would change the switch to A/C. This worked about 10 minutes and then we got warm arm blowing in again. I called the desk again and was told the heat was on and to turn the entire thermostat to the off position. I did this however, the room never cooled down. It was so hot we could barely sleep. All we wanted to do the next morning was check out and head home! Warning if you stay in a room and it's 50 outside, the A/C in the hotel is turned off and your room if above the first floor will be like a sauna. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great place! Very historic!"
The Menger is a really nice, really historic hotel. I have really been wanting to stay there! It definitely isn't a cookie cutter hotel - it even has some antique furniture and suites! I went exploring, because the hallways go up and down and disappear! It was cool!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beautiful historic hotel"
We chose to stay at the Menger because it has so much of San Antonio's history and we have been guest before. The beds were very comfortable and linen very clean. The bathroom smelled so badly we couldn't use it. Needs a through cleaning with bleach. The thermostat didn't work and we were to warm. I hope the hotel can work on these issues because we […] do love to visit and would gladly pay more for a comfortable clean room. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Excellent Service and the Restaurant is top notch. Enjoyed the Meager Bar and all of the antiques in the building. Its also nice to sit and relax in the garden area.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Devon Cattle Suite"
great staff-upgraded a room. Stayed in the Devon cattle suite. Nice room!Genuine Expedia guest review
It's one of the oldest hotels the side of the Mississippi if not the oldest. We stayed in the store hotels before and this one was the bed today.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel with history and great location"
Loved the hotel. I wished the room would have been nicer (3115) It is in need of renovating. Leaking faucets. No place to plug in coffee maker unless you unplug the light or tv. Would I stay here again? Yes!!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Get a renovated room or look elsewhere."
We chose this hotel because we wanted something historic. This was a mistake for us. The staff was fine but the quality of the rooms was subpar at best. Our first room was the size of a closet and was very run down. The room even had mold in the top corner. We asked for a change and got a little larger room but nearly the same conditions. The second […] night we were moved to a newly renovated room. This room was suitable for us but nothing special. I would not stay here again due to the condition of the first room. I couldn't believe the tried to pass it off as $200 a night room. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Home away from home"
Always stay at Menger, it's comfortable for us, we have show tickets to majestic and this makes it convenient. Love the Sunday brunchGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent Location For San Antonio Activities"
The Menger has nice balconies overlooking the pool area. Pool was closed while we were there. The hot tub was open but area closes at 9PM. It is about a 5 minute walk from the entrance(even though there are any entrances) to the River Walk. Also right around the corner from the visitors center. We bought a 2-day package for the trolley which included […] on and off both days, entrance to the Tower Of The America's. It drops you off there. Also included a boat ride on the San Antonio River.....along the River Walk. We did this, as do most people, at night. At Christmas time the colored lights hang from all the tree everywhere. It is absolutely gorgeous!! Also the hotel is right across the street from the Alamo. That is also where you catch the carriage rides, if you want to purchase one. We did this at night and was really fun. Cost is about $25 for a 20 minute ride. Carriages are decorated beautifully for Christmas. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful and enchanting, but very small! :)"
My boyfriend and I were here to run the Rock-n-Roll 1/2 Marathon, and to my surprise get engaged right after the race!!! The room was lovely, the hotel was beautifully decorated for Christmas, and we were in a perfect spot to get to the expo, race and restaurants on the riverspot. We valeted our car and never needed to get it out. The only thing we […] didn't like was how small the room was. For $225, we received a small room with a very small double bed. The next night we stayed at the Grand Hyatt in a mini suite with a king sized bed for less than half the cost of the Menger. For a young (newly engaged) couple, we won't do it again for the cost, but it is worth it to try at least once. The hotel really is a historic and beautiful building definitely worth experiencing at least once. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great trip to San Antonio. Spa was fantastic"
Spa was amazing the food was great and the bar equals super fun Staff was greatGenuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful old world feel and service"
Such a beautiful and interesting property, a hundred yards from the River Wall. Wonderful staff, great restaurant and bar, such interesting historical artifacts decorating the lobbies. I will stay here on every trip to San Antonio. I can't wait to return.Genuine Expedia guest review
"The Menger is Always our First Choice"
We have been staying at The Menger for years and its always our first choice. You cannot beat the location and the History this unique hotel captures. The only thing is the rooms could be cleaner. You could see light through our hotel room door.from the top and the bottom which was a bit annoying. The front desk staff are fantastic and are always on […] the ball. The valet parking is way way too expensive. It's $28.00 a day and all we did was park the car there. We never asked for it until we left. That really adds up in the end. We stayed 3 nights and paid $84.00 just to park our car there. That is very much a factor on rather we can stay there in the future or just try and find other parking elsewhere. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great location and nice hotel"
Good stay, valet service was a bit slow when we arrived (even though there were not many people there).Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"First time visitor but not my last time."
The Menger had come highly recommended by two different friends. This was the first stay for my daughter and I. I don't think it will be the last. We both thoroughly enjoyed our stayGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to all local activities"
Room was clean and comfortable. Heard it was haunted, but no indication of it. This hotel is on the ghost tour we took and had a great story. Close to Alamo, Tower of America, La Villita, The River Walk, the mall, etc. It's hard not to like the location. The Menger Bar was great and had a few "colorful locals" that made it interesting. The valet parking […] was also very accomodating. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Close to Alamo, City Attractions, Riverwalk-"
Comfortably and clean room in charming historic hotel. Staff was more than accommodating. loved the central location to City attractions, which meant that you could park your car and walk to all downtown attractions safely. Would recommend this hotel to others. Stayed four nightsGenuine Expedia guest review
"A charming blast from the past"
We visited San Antonio for 3 days. The location was great and the history of the hotel was compelling as Teddy Roosevelt assembled his rough riders here. The dining was first rate and the service was old school elegant.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
My wife and I went there for Thanksgiving and had the best time and the Hotel way great and in a great area , you don't have to walk far to have a good timeGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"One of San Antonio's grand old ladies"
Our hotel of choice in downtown San Antonio. It is old so expect that; not a slick newbie. Has charm, beautiful lobby and patio and pool area. Colonial Room is excellent for dining. Staff is outstanding. Desk representative, Ramon, is charming and helpful and remembers you from one year to the next. We have found all guests to be polite, quiet and appropriately […] friendly. The holiday tree is gorgeous. (thanks Expedia for the lovely fruit and cheese tray which was a wonderful surprise; the hotel said it came from you.) Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Thanksgiving in San Antonio at the Menger Hotel"
We enjoyed the atmosphere of Old at the Hotel. We could see the Alamo from our room, double decker Bus and Horse, carriage rides. The Thanksgiving Buffet at the Colonial Room was worth every cent, with fine service, good choices of food and a beautiful room. The valet parking and service to our room was prompt and helpful. Overall, all the people who […] helped at the hotel were very friendly and there was a lot of help there. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"We will be back!"
Excellent location - right in the middle of everything! Staff was very friendly. Hotel was clean. I will be staying here every time I am in San AntonioGenuine Expedia guest review
"A classic hotel in the middle of San Antonio"
I stayed at the Menger while attending a convention at the nearby convention center. I found the hotel quite pleasant and very nicely located. My room was not large but comfortable and quite adequate since I was out in the city all day.Genuine Expedia guest review
Terrific. Great location, beautiful architecture, wonderful staff.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice, central, not for business stays"
Everything was as advertised, the historic hotel is very nice, room was nice and comfortable, location perfect. The staff was consistently extremely nice and helpful. I was, however, staying there for business, and the combination of extremely weak / non-existent wifi in the room + very few and very inconveniently located power outlets was sub-optimal […] for that, although tourists may not mind (although the outlet problem also made it impractical to use the hair dryer for example). Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great Historic Hotel"
I've stayed at the Menger a few times. It is right next door to the Alamo. They have a nice dining room where I had breakfast. My first night I had a terrible time with a smoke smell in my room and bed that gave me a headache. I did complain the next morning and although I couldn't be moved, I must compliment them for really working on the room smell. […] I think they changed everything in the room. Still, it would have been nice to offer something in exchange for the bad night. Overall, if you like something with old charm and historical interest, I would recommend it. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Old, but elegant hotel right next to the Alamo"
Being a native of San Antonio, I can remember The Menger Hotel as one of the most elegant hotels of the time. It has been a dream come true to be able to stay there. The hotel staff were most gracious from the Valet that took care of our vehicle to the front desk at check in, to the room stewards.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Too much noise"
I had booked this hotel for 3 nights but I had to change hotels after the first night. I could not sleep at all with all the noises. One could hear people talking in the other rooms, the doors closing and opening and even the faucet and the toilet running. I would not recommend this hotel unless you are an excellent sleeper.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel close to river walk and alamo"
Easy to navigate to things . loved the history and ambience of the MengerGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice 2 Star Hotel in Great Location"
Location-Location This hotel is right next to The Alamo and many other attractions. I know the hotel is over 100 years old but in my opinion the rooms of a local 2 star Motel look 10x better that the old 1970's look of the rooms in the Menger. Beds where way to soft which caused me a pain in my back for 2 days. Hotel is ok for 1-2 nights but no more. […] Self parking is not available and the only other option is valet parking at $30 per trip. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Oldest Hotel west of the Mississippi"
Stayed in the historic side of the hotel. The room was small and simple, but it was clean and comfortable! Lots of history in this hotel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Tired old rooms. Very little hot waterGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Right next to the Alamo, this hotel is a must-stay for history buffs. Rooms are clean and renovated and reasonably priced. The hotel has some of the quirks of older hotels (slow elevators, noisy pipes) but it has character and charm. It is centrally located to major tourist attractions. The staff is excellent with classic Texas hospitality.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Menger Centrally Located"
Across the street from the Alamo. One block from the River Walk and all the restaurants.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Historic Gem in the Center of the Action"
We enjoyed our stay at the Menger. If you are looking for affordable rates, history and proximity to the Alamo and River Walk, this is your spot. Those seeking high-end comforts would be happier elsewhere. Yes, the standard rooms are cozy and the furnishings are dated, but that's the point of this historic hotel built in 1859. Don't miss the Menger […] Bar where you can see bullet holes from Roosevelt's Rough Riders. Sunday Brunch in the Colonial Room was a nice addition to our stay. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Attractive, good location above average in most re"
We had seen the lobbies of the Menger in past visits to San Antonio and decided to stay for three nights this time. The hotel is aging but overall a very good experience and we will probably stay again when we visit our son .Genuine Expedia guest review
"Close to riverwalk"
Room was super small, shower was awful! Water temp kept fluctuating, hotel smelled moldy. Air only worked sometimes.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Lots of history."
Room had a musty smell to it. Comforter had stains on it. Floor had stains.Genuine Expedia guest review
The lobby, restaurant and most of the lower level were lovely. The bar was very, very loud.the room had very uncomfortable chairs and a bathroom that was barely adequate. The hallway carpets were filthy.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent staff and service, old outdated rooms."
The hotel staff was very helpful and polite. I had a unique situation which they took care without any problems. The room is another issue. Nice beds, but the walls are very thin. I could here the person on the other side snoring all night along with hearing him use the facilities and you hear everything. The air in the room also didn't work properly. […] Would have been ok but for 200 dollars i expected a better stay. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
First-time we stayed at this hotel for what I paided per night I was very disappointed. When we got to our room the air conditioning don't working correctly, the lamp switch was broken and the fan had only one speed slow. Also some of the elevators were out of order. I know this is a older hotel but it should be kept up better.Genuine Expedia guest review
Location location. Room too cold Can not get warmGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel, not very haunted though"
Nice room, wonderfully helpful staff, but I didn't see a single ghost anywhere. Most haunted hotel in Texas indeed! Oh well, they bog you down with coupons and information, and everyone is very friendly. Excellent location, very easy to locate after a day/night out on the town seeing the sights, directly on a few bus routes too.Genuine Expedia guest review
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