Menger Hotel

Teddy Roosevelt recruited the Rough Riders here

Menger Hotel entranceSarah 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.

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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.

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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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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 heated 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)
  • Block all movies on request
  • Block adult movies on request
  • 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
  • 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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Standard Double

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Two double beds provide twice the comfort while traveling with family or friends. Complimentary wireless internet access. All rooms are non-smoking. Bathrooms provide plenty of counter space. Views may include The Alamo or pool, some rooms available with balcony, subject to availability. Individual room features may vary.

Standard King

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Charming king bedded rooms are ideal for couples or business travelers. Decorated with traditional furnishings and bathrooms with pedestal-style fixtures, many of these rooms offer views overlooking the tropica l courtyard, The Alamo or Alamo Plaza. Complimentary wireless internet access. All rooms are non-smoking. Bathrobes and turndown service are available upon request.

Traditional Suite

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The uniquely designed suites are available with one king bed. In addition, the suites feature a comfortable parlor area, making them ideal for those business executives or couples staying several days or who just prefer more spacious quarters. Original section suites offer high ceilings, ceiling fans and elegant white wooden shutters. Views may include The Alamo, Alamo Plaza, and the tropical courtyard or pool. Complimentary wireless internet access. All rooms are non-smoking. Bathrobes and turndown service are available upon request. Individual room features may vary.

Standard Single Bed

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A cozy full or queen sized bed, offers just what the light traveler needs. Complimentary wireless internet access. All rooms are non-smoking. Individual room features may vary.

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