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El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel

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110 Lexington Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78205
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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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New Orleans, Louisiana
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The El Tropicano is a newly-renovated hotel in a quiet area of the Riverwalk. It feels like you have walked on to the set of Mad Men as it was updated to have the early sixties feel. The rooms were comfortable, the staff helpful and friendly, and there is a bar with great drinks, live music, and a grill that... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We got there late. Took forever to get checked in. We were suppose to have breakfast with our room but it wasn't on the reservations. Got a hassle until the manager said just do it for them. Should have just gone somewhere else for breakfast as it was only so so. Valet Was wonderful, the nices people there. Paid $10... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

At first I was worried that the hotel was no going to be what I was looking for but I was surprised with what I found. The hotel is close to river walk like a 10 mins walk by the river, my family and I enjoyed those evenings walks through the river.the hotel offers a nice breakfast for a fee... More 

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Los Angeles, California, Usa
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5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Even though this hotel was at far side of Riverwalk it was right by one of the Water Taxi stops so totally convenient to go to the main area of Riverwalk. Breakfast was decent. We were a little put off that it opened late the last morning when we needed to get on road. It opened 15 minutes late.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I took our daughter for a quick San Antonio trip. Priceline gave us a deal to stay at El Tropicana for $50 a night. With that in mind, the hotel was actually pretty nice. It's obviously an old hotel that has gone through an upgrade. The rooms were nice and clean and directly on Riverwalk. The staff... More 

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Frisco, Texas
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3 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived on June 18th. It was hot and humid. No surprise for that time of year. Couldn't wait to get inside for a cold margarita. But when we got inside the bar was closed. No restaurant, just a little pre-made sandwich stand. We check in and got in the elevator which was unbearably HOT! Stepped out into the hallway and... More 

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Amarillo, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For the price and location, it is a good deal. Self parking for approx $15 is also a good deal for the River Walk area. Room was clean. Comfortable bed. Nice furnishings. When we were going to sleep, someone was making some terrible banging sounds so I call the front desk. I got an IMMEDIATE visit from security as they... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for one night, because it was on the Riverwalk. It IS on the Riverwalk, just not the part with all of the restaurants and nightlife. We knew in advance there was a charge for parking, but to be fair ALL of the hotels in the area charge for parking. The area to pull up for check in... More 

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Pflugerville, Texas
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed here with some friends over Father's Day weekend. The hotel is located further up the Riverwalk and it's a quick walk to the grab Water Taxi, or a 10-15 minute walk to the heart of the Riverwalk. This made the location ideal for us as we were looking to get away from the hustle and... More 

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