Antique styled interior decor with arcs & moldings on ceilings

Classic Meets Contemporary

Delivering Exceptional Guest Experiences Since 1859

Babe Ruth, Elizabeth Taylor, Teddy Roosevelt. These are just a few of the guests who’ve passed through our doors over the last century and a half. Like you, they were drawn by more than four walls and a firm bed. With 11 hotels in four states, 1859 Historic Hotels is anchored in the history and traditions of its locations, celebrating and honoring the culture and community that makes each one unique.

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Explore Our Collection

1859 Historic Hotels

The Historic Menger Hotel, San Antonio, Texas
Overton Hotel & Conference Center, Lubbock, Texas
Brown Hotel, Louisville, Kentucky
The Cliff House at Pikes Peak, Manitou Springs, Colorado
The Crockett Hotel, San Antonio, Texas
DoubleTree by Hilton Houston Hobby Airport, Houston, Texas
South Shore Harbour Resort & Conference Center, Houston, Texas
Inn At The Waterpark, Galveston, Texas
Inn Of The Hills Hotel & Conference Center, Kerrville, Texas
Y.O. Ranch Hotel & Conference Center, Texas Hill Country, Texas

Trace Our History

From Brewery To Boarding House: A Nod To Mr. Menger

What began in 1859 as an extension to a beloved San Antonio brewery is now 1859 Historic Hotels. Unique hotels, resorts and conference centers rooted in the culture and culinary traditions of their individual locations, our properties shine with originality, yet share a passion for service above all else. We tip our hat to William Menger, whose brewery turned boarding house continues to reign as the oldest operating hotel west of the Mississippi.

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Black and white historic photo of the Menger Hotel

What Our Guests Say

Rave Reviews For 1859

  • Overton Hotel & Conference Center
    “Loved our room looking out over Texas Tech. A wonderful view! Excellent location close to Tech and many restaurants. Easy access to other parts of Lubbock. The food is excellent, and the lounge area is quite enjoyable.”
  • The Historic Menger Hotel
    “We love the Menger. It has a wonderful history, great location (walking distance to the Alamo, which is right across the street; the Riverwalk; and other places of interest). The place has retained the authenticity of its origins, which we love.”
  • The Cliff House at Pikes Peak
    “I can't compliment the staff enough! The front desk crew, bellmen and restaurant staff were professional and extremely helpful our entire stay. We ate at the restaurant for almost every meal (breakfast, lunch and dinner) while in Manitou Springs, and were never disappointed.”

Awards & Affiliates

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