Menger Hotel San Antonio first opened its doors in 1859, and it has been open ever since. A delightfully historic hotel, it is also rumored to be haunted. No less than 32 ghosts supposedly call the haunted Menger Hotel home, so if you fancy the paranormal, then this is the San Antonio hotel for you. This is also a great hotel to stay at if you are interested in famous personalities from the past. Long a hotel of choice for VIP travelers, the Menger Hotel San Antonio has welcomed the likes of Sam Houston, Ulysses S. Grant, Oscar Wilde, and Sarah Bernhardt. It's also worth noting that the hotel's bar is where Teddy Roosevelt went to task recruiting Rough Riders for the famous 1898 assault on Cuba. These are just some of the famous personalities who have visited the haunted Menger Hotel.
The Menger Hotel San Antonio has grown since it first opened in 1859, and today, it occupies an entire downtown block. Other historic buildings were incorporated into the hotel, and as a result, the guest unit total has risen to 316. Historic charm abounds in the Menger Hotel suites and rooms, and some offer exquisite views of the famed Alamo. Period art adds to the historic appeal in the Menger Hotel suites and rooms, as do four-poster beds, Victorian-era furnishings, and old wall coverings.
While not overly luxurious, the rooms and suites at the haunted Menger Hotel are comfortable and feature a healthy variety of modern conveniences. Air conditioning, cable TV, complimentary high-speed Internet access, a hair dryer, and an iron figure among the standard in-room amenities, and guests will also have a small refrigerator at their disposal. Depending on your taste, you might choose to book one of the older Menger Hotel suites or rooms that are filled with Victorian-era antiques. It is also possible to ask for a more modern room that has been redone. Regardless of which room or suite you choose, you'll enjoy a fine travel base with an ideal location. In addition to being close to the Alamo, the Menger is also within steps of the Riverwalk, and the Rivercenter Mall, which is good news for shopping enthusiasts.
When guests at the Menger Hotel San Antonio aren't relaxing in their rooms or exploring the surrounding downtown area, they can always enjoy the hotel's numerous facilities. In addition to a historic saloon that rivals the renowned Buckhorn Saloon, the Menger Hotel features a restaurant that specializes in regional cuisine and a gorgeous lobby where taking a break from it all can be very rewarding. Lovely halls and ballrooms also figure among the facilities, and the attractive gardens beg to be strolled. Other facilities that guests can take advantage of during a stay at the Menger Hotel San Antonio include an outdoor pool and patio area, a fitness room, a guest Jacuzzi, a small spa, a business center, and some gift shops. As far as guests services are concerned, they include 24-hour room service, turndown service (upon request), and laundry service.
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