One of the city's most historic hotels.
Standing right beside The Alamo, this 1859 hotel has welcomed countless notables. While many have come and gone, Teddy Roosevelt chose to remain behind in the form of a ghost --- or so some say. This member of Historic Hotels of America has been restored to its original Victorian glory, and one of its highlights is the three-story lobby, showcasing Corinthian columns, a leaded-glass skylight and many original furnishings. For all its historic charm, however, the hotel boasts numerous modern comforts. Here you will find the on-site, full-service Alamo Plaza Spa and a large, outdoor heated pool. Guests have the option of staying in restored Victorian accommodations or in newer guest rooms. After a busy day, you can relax in the tropical garden, which was once the home of several alligators. Another option is dining at the Colonial Room or enjoying a drink at the Menger Bar, where Roosevelt recruited many of his Rough Riders. Wi-Fi is complimentary at this smoke-free hotel, and pets are welcome, with restrictions.