The Historic Menger stands as the oldest continuously operating hotel west of the Mississippi. The hotel is renowned for its exquisite architecture, including a stunning 3-story lobby and a meticulously restored wing adorned with 19th-century Victorian panache, rare antique furniture, and paintings. Stately columns rise from the burnished lobby floor, and antique furnishings, light fixtures, and artwork lend an air of historic luxury. Many cherished traditions continue to this day, most notably the Colonial Room’s famous mango ice cream – once made fresh from the mangos growing in the courtyard garden.
As a member of the Historic Hotels of America, the hotel has preserved much of the architecture and artifacts from its early days, including priceless antiques and paintings, purchased by Mr. Menger on trips to New York and Europe in the 1870s. Along the walls of the main lobby, you'll see photos of some of the most prominent guests of the hotel, from Teddy Roosevelt to baseball great Babe Ruth. Guest rooms are elegant yet completely modernized, with rooms in the older part of the hotel featuring lofty ceilings and views of the garden.
In addition to being the closest hotel to The Alamo, the Menger is adjacent to the Rivercenter Mall and a two-block walk from San Antonio’s vibrant River Walk and the Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center. The Menger is only a short drive to the AT&T Center, Alamodome and Freeman as well as the famous Market Square. Also next door, the Alamo Plaza Spa offers a rejuvenating menu of facials, massages, and body treatments.
Follow the signs to 281 South (also I-37) to downtown San Antonio. It is approximately 10-15 minutes depending on traffic. Located on the corner of Alamo Plaza and Crockett Street, next to Rivercenter