This historic city hotel is a proud member of National Historic Hotels of America and a member of The National Trust. Many famous people have stayed at the hotel in the past 153 years, including Teddy Roosevelt, who recruited his rough riders in the famous Menger Bar. This air-conditioned conference hotel has a total of 316 rooms. Guests are welcomed in the lobby, which offers a 24-hour reception and a 24-hour check-out service, as well as lift access to the upper floors. There is a cafe, a bar and a restaurant and guests will appreciate the conference facilities and wireless Internet access. Guests can also take advantage of the room and laundry services. Those arriving by car may leave their vehicles in the hotel car park.
Built in 1859, the hotel is a beautiful landmark located next door to The Alamo, Rivercenter Mall and one block from The Riverwalk. Public transport is available in the immediate vicinity and the hotel is close to the Amtrak rail station. There are restaurants, bars and shops within 2 minutes' walk of the hotel, and the city centre is also just 2 minutes away on foot. The city's museums are around 10 minutes away by public transport, while Austin is roughly 50 minutes away by car.
Standard rooms are very large in size, have views of The Alamo, pool or garden area. The atmosphere is quiet and quaint. All rooms come with a private bathroom with a shower/bathtub and a hairdryer, and offer a double or king-size bed. The rooms also come equipped with a direct dial telephone, satellite TV, a radio, hifi, ironing set and tea and coffee making facilities as standard. Further standard features of accommodation units include air conditioning, central heating and a balcony/terrace.
There is an outdoor swimming pool in the hotel grounds with a poolside snack bar, a sun terrace and both sun loungers and parasols laid out for use by the water's edge. Fitness enthusiasts may enjoy a workout at the gym, and guests can treat themselves to a soothing massage or spa treatment. The full-service spa also offers a hot tub and sauna. Meanwhile, fans of the fairway can head to the nearest golf course, The Quarry, which is approximately 20 minutes' drive from the hotel.
A continental buffet breakfast is served each morning at the hotel. Lunch and dinner can be taken à la carte or selected from various menu options. A fabulous lunch buffet is also served.
American Express, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard and VISA are accepted at the hotel.
The hotel is within 5 minutes of major highways, including Hwy 25, 281, 87 and 10. These are all major highways in and out of the state.
The hotel is open 24 hours a day and fully staffed. Parking is available at an additional fee with in/out privileges.
Direct dial telephone
Satellite cable TV
HiFi stereo system
Iron and board
King size bed