Sheraton Gunter Hotel San Antonio
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205 East Houston Street · San Antonio, TX 78205 USA | Parking garage (for GPS): 311 North St. Mary's Street
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History of Sheraton Gunter Hotel

Steeped in the rich traditions of San Antonio, The Gunter Hotel has remained not only a prominent downtown fixture but a part of the city's unique heritage, as well.

1837 History 1837
Just one year after the battle and fall of the Alamo, the Frontier Inn lit its kerosene lamps and opened its doors to the waves of new settlers surging in from the East. The Inn had the best location in the center of a bustling town that sprawled comfortably along the banks of the winding San Antonio River.
1851 History 1851
In 1851, the Vance brothers purchased the Frontier Hotel for $500 and replaced the hotel with a two-story building that the Army could lease to house troops stationed in San Antonio. The facility continued to serve as a military headquarters until 1872 when the building was returned to the Vances.
1872 History 1872
The first railroad arrived in San Antonio in 1877 and increased business 100 percent. Now known as the Vance Hotel, guests could be taken by horse-car from the train depot to the hotel for five cents. Once there, they would relax in first-class accommodations for $2 per day.
1886 History 1886
Having arrived in San Antonio from Germany only four years earlier, Ludwig Mahncke and Lesher A. Trexler took over the Vance Hotel. Trexler had spent years as a hotelier and knew how to attract both successful businessmen and cattlemen from the Southwest to the Mahncke Hotel.
1909 History 1909
Officially opening on November 20, 1909, the eight-story, 301 room hotel of steel, concrete and buff brick was the largest building ever built in San Antonio. The Gunter Hotel was named for its investor, Jot Gunter. In 1917, a ninth story was added. Then, in 1926, three more stories were added, with the “Gunter Roof” crowning the new annex.
1968 History 1968
HemisFair ’68, San Antonio’s World’s Fair, opened on April 6, 1968 and began welcoming millions of visitors. HemisFair put the city’s best foot forward for all the world to see! The Gunter Hotel was instrumental in transforming San Antonio into one of America’s great cities.
1989 History 1989
In July 1989, the historic Gunter Hotel first joined the global network of Sheraton Hotels. At the time, it was only the fourth historic hotel in the United States to join the Sheraton organization.
1999 History 1999
Following the completion of an eight million dollar renovation, the famed Gunter Hotel was rededicated in November 1999. Hotel staff released helium balloons with a key to the hotel’s front door attached symbolizing that the Gunter Hotel would continue to provide uninterrupted service to San Antonio visitors.
2008 History

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Today, the historic Sheraton Gunter Hotel offers 322 guest rooms and continues to be a popular destination for visitors to San Antonio.

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Sheraton Gunter Hotel San Antonio

Embrace history and timeless design at the Sheraton Gunter Hotel San Antonio. Located in the heart of downtown San Antonio, our hotel places you in the middle of all that is San Antonio. Take in a show at the Majestic Theater or stroll down the world-famous Riverwalk, both are just across the street.

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