Prices are in New Zealand Dollars.
With a style and tradition befitting the oldest continuously operating hotel west of the Mississippi, the Menger Hotel offers a splendid bridge between San Antonios colorful border town past and its cosmopolitan present.
Pros: Historical, legendary hotel - also comfortably contemporary ... Plus, the staff at the front desk was polished and helpful. They made us feel they were serious about our enjoyment of the hotel. Cons: Would have liked to have stayed another day to enjoy more of the amenities, such as the Menger Bar and its TR Rough Riders connection.
Note: You really need a "none of the above" category for the second question on who was in your party -- none of those definitions fit. This was frustrating and I almost didn't write this review, but decided to submit it by checking "group of friends" even though it's wholly inadequate to describe my party, which was me, my sister, and mother, and my sister's boyfriend.
Pros: Location is excellentCons: Beds are quite narrow.
Air conditioning went out one night.
Thankfully, it was repaired the next day.
Great old school hotelPros: If you want a little history stay, this place is it.
This place is great old school hotel with the oldest bar in town.
Has a nice pool and inner garden to chill.
Nice helpful staff
Rooms were clean and large.
The shower could have stronger flow and pool service coming around a bit (there is a phone to place order) but that is not a big deal.
Location is perfect - Riverwalk starts right here and Alamo is a cross the street
Cons: Can't open windows in the room (the old bulding)
Shower has weak water flow
Pros: The historic portion of the hotel is beautiful! Rooms are small,full size bed... but very nice and very clean.Cons: I would like to suggest that better quality sheets be used on the bed... sheets were way to big, so they tangled up at your feet. The beds are not the most comfortable to begin with and the sheets only made it worse.
Pros: The hotel's location can't be beat: a block away from the Alamo, a couple blocks away from the convention center, and right next to a shopping mall with a wide variety of restaurants and stores. The staff was very friendly.Cons: The room worked for what I needed, but it could have been better. The bathroom was small and was, for some reason, built 6-8 inches higher than the rest of the room. You could hear everything through the walls.
Texas history immersion...Pros: San Antonio's 1859 hotel was all it promised. Perfect central location next to the Alamo, and the Menger Hotel itself is rich in history, generously displayed throughout the building. The room itself was just fine, but I am interested mostly in the ambience outside the room (so long as the beds, showers and such are good). We will return. One note of special interest: the maid was a great source of info; cheerful and helpful!Cons: The view from the window? - a wall! Next time we will ask for a courtyard or other external, interesting view. Otherwise, all was well.
Get a room in the original section of the hotelPros: The Menger is very historic and literally right across the street from the Alamo. There are lots of things to do that are within easy walking distance that give you the San Antonio experience. The historic nature alone is worth the stay.Cons: We didn't get a room in the old, original, historic section. Our room was outdated and in need of renovation.
Cons: Ordered breakfast off the restaurant menu. It was high priced and the portion size was small. 1 breakfast taco with sides was $16!
Pros: Beautiful hotel with charm and character. So close to everything and convenient for someone on foot/ for public transport/ for tours. Great pool. People working there were very nice - allowed late check out at 1:00pm.Cons: A bit noisy at night - one night it was loud drunk tourists, once it was random construction at restaurant in mall next door, & once the fire alarms went off. I don't think it's the hotel's fault though.
Great choicePros: We liked the location so much!! Just besides the Alamo, and the hotel is nicely preserved!!Cons: You can see the age of the hotel in the rooms! The bathroom was extremely small but usefull. The valet it's on the expensive side!!
My favorite Pros: I stay here often and I have tried other places it's so luxurious for the money and the location is in the middle of everything!
Loved the antique look and the feel for the hotle. Pros: I like the over all feel for the hotel.Cons: The size of the room. But looked at the other rooms and i guess for a bit more you gst more space.