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El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel

3.0 of 5 Motel   |   110 Lexington Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78205
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Ranked #140 of 352 hotels in San Antonio
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Peterborough, New Hampshire
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Yes, it's technically on the Riverwalk but at the back end so it's a good walk (15-20mins) to the heart of the Riverwalk activities and on a hot Texas day, that's a long walk. Given that the location feels remote, I would not have felt safe walking the section from the hotel to the heart of the Riverwalk alone, day... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From the moment I walked to to see if the El Tropicano had rooms on a Thursday night, to the time of check out, this stay was one of the best travel experiences ever...I wanted to stay here because of the awesome history of the property, plus im a BIG I love Lucy Fan! The night staff was very knowledgable... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We just completed a stay at the El Tropicano hotel on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas. The staff at this hotel are very nice and seek make sure you have a pleasant stay. The lobby has a very fun environment. When I rank hotels, I rank them based off their star level. Based upon this hotel's star level (3... More

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West Hurley, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Even though you can tell the hotel is an old one the fitness room and the hotel staff is really excellent. The staff goes out of their way to ensure you are happy and bend over backwards to accomidate you. We had a room overlooking the river walk and the view was very nice. The bed was comfortable and the... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at the hotel for a meeting that I attended, so I did not pay for my room. Let me start with the positive. The beds were comfortable, the pillows were fabulous and it has, hands down, the best fitness room of any hotel I've stayed in. It was on the north end of the Riverwalk and we took... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a great price for the location. Our water pressure would change suddenly and the toilet was hard to flush... no major issues just minor inconveniences. We paid for a deluxe room with a balcony, and received a patio which consisted of two chairs sitting outside a door that led outside. It wasn't bad, just not what we expected.... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service was poor from the beginning and we had to have a room change due to bug issues. This was not the level hotel I was expecting when I booked it and that is a shame. If you need a place to sleep and you're desperate choose this hotel.

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Fort Worth, Texas
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I stopped in San Antonio on our way back from Corpus Christi. This hotel was great very nostalgic. We were on the river and able to walk to all the shopping and dining. The room was good our favorite was the balcony it was romantic to finish our evening on the balcony with a night cap. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the best time here! Everybody treated us with cheerfulness . Our room had a very nice view and was clean and comfortable . The bar and swimming pool was great we will be back soon with more time, thanks to all staff!

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Duncanville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I spent the last three days at this wonderful hotel. Frank Regalado took good care of us. While there I met Debbie , Corey , Ben and Alberto in the bar area and all of them treated us special. We will be back in October or November with hopes of staying with you again.

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Address: 110 Lexington Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78205
Location: United States > Texas > San Antonio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel 3*
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn San Antonio
San Antonio Holiday Inn

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Premier hotel on the San Antonio Riverwalk boasts premium amenities. Indulge yourself at the Holiday Inn El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel in downtown San Antonio. Our tropical hotel is conveniently located near many downtown entertainment and business destinations. As your family arrives at this downtown San Antonio hotel, you will be welcomed by a gleaming mosaic of over 300,000 gorgeous glass tiles, as well as beautiful Mexican art. Situated at the start of the Museum Reach of the San Antonio Riverwalk, our hotel is convenient to local attractions including the Alamo, Tower of the Americas, Market Square, San Antonio Zoo and the Alamodome. You can catch the trolley from our hotel to your destination. Corporate travelers can appreciate the convenience of our San Antonio Riverwalk accommodations with easy access to the San Antonio International Airport, Henry B. Gonzales Center and companies such as Bank of America, AT & T, American Payroll, USAA, Valero Energy and Kinetic Concepts. We also provide business services including faxing, copying, printing and free high-speed Internet access. While lodging at our hotel in downtown San Antonio, see toucans in our aviary, visit our on-call massage therapist, exercise in the 3,000 square foot STRIVE Fitness Studio, swim in the out door heated pool or dine at our full-service restaurant and bar, where kids eat for free. ... more   less 
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