All Conference Meeting Events will be held at the Historic Menger Hotel and the nearby Crockett Hotel



Room Reservation Information


Conference Hotel Reservations (Historic Menger Hotel):

-The AME discounted rate for rooms ended on October 11th

-Rooms in this hotel may all be booked, especially on Saturday night, but you can check via their website reservation area ( or by phoning 1-800-345-9285


Crockett Hotel Reservations:

-"Sister" hotel to the conference Hotel (Historic Menger Hotel)

-Location for all conference presentations scheduled in the Alamo Room

-Possible AME discounted rate for rooms if you explain you are attending the AME 2012 conference (which is being coordinated by the University of North Texas-UNT).

-Reservations can be made via their website reservation area ( or by phoning 1-210-225-6500



Other San Antonio Hotel options:

-Additional hotel information can be found on the San Antonio Visitor Center Website


-As the conference hotels are near the Historic Alamo, that may be the best reference for finding an appropriate location for your lodging.




History Menger Hotel Information:

204 Alamo Plaza

San Antonio, TX 78205

(210) 223-4361

For more information about the hotel please visit their website.




Built in 1859, the Historic Menger Hotel is located next door to the Alamo and within a 5-minute stroll of San Antonio’s Riverwalk.  A member of the Historic Hotels of America, the Menger’s Victorian lobby, magnificent architecture and displays of rare collections of antiques, paintings and furniture make it one of San Antonio’s most elegant downtown hotels.   The Menger has been recently renovated to combine its historic sophistication with modern conveniences and offers many amenities, including the legendary Menger Bar, an outdoor heated pool, its Spanish garden and Alamo Plaza Spa.


Step into the exquisite three-story Victorian lobby of the Menger Hotel, and you’ll be transported to a time of frontier history and legend. Built in 1859 on the site of Texas’ first brewery, the Menger ushered in a new era of sophistication to the Texas frontier, and more than 150 years of refinements have created a masterpiece of traditional elegance and modern comforts.

Menger Hotel is renowned for its beautiful architecture, a restored 19th-century wing with Victorian-style guestrooms, rare antique furniture, and paintings. Stately columns rise from the burnished floor of the lobby, and antique furnishings, light fixtures, and artwork lend an air of historic luxury.

The Menger offers 316 guest rooms, including 25 elegant suites. Our San Antonio accommodations feature historic sophistication and modern conveniences. Views include The Alamo, Alamo Plaza, and the tropical courtyard garden or pool.

Guests are lavished with amenities, including dining in the neoclassical elegance of the Colonial Room Restaurant, enjoying cocktails and stories in the legendary Menger Bar, or relaxing in the large outdoor heated pool, in the Spanish garden, or at the Alamo Plaza Spa.

Many San Antonio attractions are within a few blocks, including the Alamo, the famous Riverwalk, Tower of the Americas, Rivercenter Mall with its IMAX theater, the Henry B. Gonzales Conference Center, and numerous kid-friendly museums.

Click here for information on ground transportation options from the Airport

(While there is not a specific "Hotel Shuttle" for the Menger Hotel, it is one of the first stops on the "Downtown Shuttle" route)

There is a city shuttle called "SA Trans Express" that leaves every 15-30 minutes from outside the baggage claim area at the airport.  Our hotel [the Menger] is one of the first to be dropped off.  Cost is $18.00 US one way or $34.00 US round trip.  Taxi ranges from $25.00 US to $30.00 US and a flat rate is charged for 1 to 3 people.


Valet parking at the hotel is $28.00 US/day, plus 8.125% tax, subject to change/for Hotel guest only.  Various city lots around the hotel are available from $6.00 US to $20.00 US a day.


  • Remember, the Rock 'n Roll Marathon will be held downtown on Sunday morning. If you are leaving at that time, plan as follows:

    • Valet/taxi service will not be available in front of hotel on Blum Street from 5:15 am to 9:45 am

    • Taxi and shuttle service will be available on Blum Street at Crocket Street and access to the parking lot behind the Crockett Hotel will be open.  (use Menger Valet entrance)














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