This is the definitive account of a beloved hotel that has played a memorable role in San Antonio's history. Generously illustrated, this is the fascinating story of the people who owned the Menger and the noteworthy folk they entertained....
|Title||:||The History And Mystery Of The Menger Hotel|
|Number of Pages||:||250 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The History And Mystery Of The Menger Hotel Reviews
What an unexpected delightful book! In 2007,I was craving a train ride & a spa vacation.Started my adventure by taking Amtrak from North Tx.to San Antonio,Tx.My Hotel/Spa vacation was spent at the Menger Hotel_right across from The Alamo & River Walk.Upon arrival,my perusal in The Gift Shop of books,etc..,I came upon this book!Part 1 was all about the history of The Menger family(German immigrants)building a fine hotel on Alamo Plaza(1859)called "The Menger".The history lesson continues with details about other owners,a tour of the many Antiques,Gillter,Glitz & Glamour of 140 years,notable guest including President's dating from 1880 to present,Military greats,Literary luminaries,Cattle Barons and Stars!I had already visited the "The Menger Bar" which President Teddy Roosevelt & his "Rough Riders" made famous. However, it was Part 2 that made my stay interesting!Part 2 called "The Menger Hotel,Its Haunting Mystery" seven chapters of stories about the "Ghostly Visitations"!! Why did I read these chaptersjust before bedtime!I could have sworned that I either heard creepy stuff going on or saw some of these ghostly visitors down the hallways.Needless to say,I enjoyed the scary tales! BUT,each corner that I turned while going for Spa Treatments was a dark eery jaunt around hallways,etc..as the Spa was located in a remote portion of the hotel.What a great companion this book turned out to be!I re-read portions from time to time ,reliving the ghostly pleasures of a Spa getaway!
San Antonio Texas is rich in history. The author incorporated this into the beginning before moving onto the haunted mystery. This book makes going downtown an adventure, thank you. Great read for anybody new or old to San Antonio.