Menger Hotel

Teddy Roosevelt recruited the Rough Riders here

Sarah Bernhardt and Mae West were a century too early to indulge in the San Antonio Scrub and Rub at the Alamo Plaza Spa, but they surely entertained admirers in the stunning, three-story lobby during their stays. Teddy Roosevelt left a lasting legacy in the atmospheric bar, and countless other dignitaries and stars (Babe Ruth, Oscar Wilde, General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Governor William (Bill) Clinton) have graced the hallways of this 1859 hotel.

Stash Plus Perks Available

Members with Stash Plus get:

  • Complimentary Upgrade:
    Based on availability at check-in
  • Welcome Amenity:
    In room upon arrival
  • Complimentary Drinks:
    Up to 2 Complimentary Welcome Drinks at The Menger Bar
  • Food and Beverage Discount:
    20% off at the Colonial Restaurant

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Nineteenth-century building with period art, antiques, and photographs at every turn

What it's like

Menger Hotel lobbyStately columns rise from the burnished floor of the lobby, and antique furnishings, light fixtures, and artwork lend an air of historic luxury. The guestrooms tone down the Victorian décor a touch; those in the older part of the hotel have lofty ceilings and views of the garden.

Independent spirit

Victorian finery, Rough Rider history

Small touches

When Teddy Roosevelt recruited his Rough Riders in the Menger Bar back in 1898, he may not have known that the taproom, added in 1887, was a replica of the House of Lords Pub in London. The architect’s inspiration lives on in the paneled ceiling, beveled mirrors and glass cabinets, solid cherry bar, and brass spittoons.

Eat and drink

Neoclassical elegance has defined the Colonial Room since its 1912 renovation. Traditional entrees like prime rib au jus and lamb shank with linguini grace the menu, and the Sunday brunch buffet garners raves, and can be enjoyed at a table in the garden courtyard.

Menger Hotel dining

And more

Valet parking includes in and out privileges, but that rental car may not be needed, as many of San Antonio’s attractions are within a few blocks, including the Alamo, Rivercenter Mall with its IMAX theater, the Henry B. Gonzales conference Center, and numerous kid-friendly museums.

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Rooms & Rates

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The Menger Hotel sits across the street the historic Alamo, a block from the San Antonio River Walk, and about seven miles from San Antonio International Airport.

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Guest Services

  • A variety of shops within the Menger Hotel Front Lobby
  • ATM available
  • Concierge services
  • Cribs available
  • Airport shuttle
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ice machines
  • Lounge
  • Valet parking
  • Pets welcome (non-refundable fee charged upon arrival)

Fitness & Recreation

  • Fitness center
  • Outdoor pool

Business Services

  • Business center (pay-per-use)

Meetings & Events

  • Meeting room facilities
  • Ballroom

In-room amenities

  • Hair dryer
  • ADA-accessible rooms
  • Adjacent rooms (on request, based on availability)
  • Balcony (based on availability)
  • Connecting rooms (on request, based on availability)
  • Crib
  • Dataport in room
  • Near elevator on request
  • Extra hangers
  • Extra towels
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Late-arrival on request
  • Only Non-smoking rooms
  • Porterage
  • Refrigerator on request
  • Rollaway on request (based on availability and room type permitting – one time non-refundable fee, per stay, limit one per room)
  • Turndown on request
  • Wheelchair on request
  • Extra pillows

Cancellation policy

Reservation must be cancelled 48 hours prior to arrival by 6pm local time.
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Meetings + Events


SPECIAL OFFER: 1 point per dollar on guestrooms and 3 points per dollar on food & beverage

Whether you're planning an intimate board meeting, sales conference, birthday party, or romantic wedding, the Menger Hotel offers unique, elegant event spaces that are perfect for any and all of our needs. Its splendid Victorian-inspired architecture and interiors remain, but a series of extensive refurbishments has left the hotel with a contemporary spirit perfectly suited for any event.


Room Size Dimensions Banquet Reception U-shape Theater Classroom Conference
Ballrooms A, B, C 4,500 113x40 350 400 - 500 250 -
Ballroom A 1,800 45x40 100 100 40 150 80 40
Ballroom B 1,240 31x40 60 80 30 80 50 30
Ballroom C 1,480 37x40 60 80 30 100 50 30
Poolsides I, II, III 990 45x22 60 60 - 36 18 18
Poolside I 330 15x22 16 16 - 12 9 8
Poolside II 330 15x22 16 16 - 12 9 8
Poolside III 330 15x22 16 16 - 12 9 8
Minuet 2,257 37x61 120 120 40 100 75 35
Patio 1,332 37x36 80 80 25 60 50 25
Renaissance 1,014 26x39 50 50 30 50 50 25
Cavalier 640 20x32 30 39 22 35 24 22
Sam Houston 360 15x25 Preset boardroom style - - Preset boardroom style 12
Grant 300 13x23 Preset boardroom style - - Preset boardroom style 12
Kampmann 225 15x15 Preset boardroom style - - Preset boardroom style 8


10 meeting rooms | 12,000 sqft | 316 guestrooms

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