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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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  • High speed wireless internet

    High speed wireless internet

  • Two welcome adult beverages

    Two welcome adult beverages

  • Priority early check-in and late check-out

    Priority early check-in and late check-out

  • Earn points to use towards free nights

    Earn points to use towards free nights

You Love Lounging By The Pool You love art, architecture and antiques You believe location is everything You love history You've got a sweet tooth

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 heated 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. *This is currently unavailable due to hurricane damages on the plant which produces our exclusive mango ice cream recipe. 

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Deluxe King
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Deluxe Two Doubles
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Victorian Suite
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Victorian Standard Room

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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“Fun, affordable place in San Antonio”
I host a conference at The Menger once a year for 150 people. The staff could not be more helpful or pleasant. It's got character and history on it's side. Two blocks from the Riverwalk and immediately adjacent to the Alamo, it's a sure bet.
"Excellent hotel and stuff"
Excellent hotel and stuff. Made our vacation perfect. Very polite people made us feel very welcome. Weather wad also good, just like Finnish midsummer. Thanksgiving buffet was very good and food in hotel restaurant was very good.
“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!
"San Antonio Royalty"
The Menger is everything you want in one hotel. A historic location, excellent dining and Five Star service.
“Sleeping with History”
What a perfect stay. The hotel in all of its historical grandeur was immaculately kept. Comfortable beds, very clean and beautifully decorated. The staff was very friendly no matter what time of day. We stopped by the dining room for Mango ice cream at 10:00 pm and the matre de packaged it to go for us. All in all, the location was fabulous, steps from the Alamo. Excellent hotel.
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Autumn Savings

As summer fades into autumn, take 25% OFF* your stay when you travel on select dates through November 28th. ...

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Autumn Savings

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Breakfast & Valet

It's the most important meal of the day and the perfect way to jumpstart your stay in San Antonio. Enjoy breakfast for two, plus valet parking. ...

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Breakfast & Valet

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Spa Time in the Heart of San Antonio

Stressed? This Spa Package for two in the Alamo Plaza Spa is exactly what you need. Relax with this spa treatment that offers additional features you don't want to miss out ...

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Spa Time in the Heart of San Antonio

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Menger Rendezvous

Savor a romantic getaway at the Historic Menger. Our Menger Rendezvous package includes a bottle of champagne, fresh fruit platter, a $40 credit for dinner at the Colonial Room Restaurant ...

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Menger Rendezvous

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Park & Play

Location, location, location! Enjoy all the pleasures of staying in the heart of the Alamo City. With our popular "Park & Play" package, you have the best of both worlds: ...

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Park & Play

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.

Wrap your day in victorian romance

Weddings at the menger

Wrap your day in victorian romance

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Meetings & Events at the Menger

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300 Alamo Plaza
A National Historic Landmark and newly minted UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Alamo is an 18th century Roman Catholic mission best known as the site of the Battle of the Alamo in 1836.

Downtown San Antonio
This network of scenic walkways along the banks of the San Antonio River stretches approximately five miles, meandering past many of city’s most historic sites and favorite shops and restaurants.

849 E. Commerce Street
Take a trip back in time to experience the day-to-day life of early Texas settlers and the pivotal battle at the Alamo at this immersive, interactive adventure.

900 E. Market Street
Located on the banks of the River Walk, the city’s vast Convention City features the largest ballroom in Texas and “Liquid Crystal,” a $1 million interactive art installation by London’s Jason Bruges Studio.

739 E. Cesar Chavez
Located in downtown San Antonio, the soaring 750-foot Tower of the Americas offers panoramic views of the city skyline. Highlights include an Observation Deck and 4D Theater Ride.

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