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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 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks 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 June 24, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I would seriously give this hotel a 0 if i could...this hotel was horrible and so gross. Its's very out dated nothing like the pictures. The room had a very strange smell. The restroom was gross! there was hair in the sink...ugghh My husbands pillow had mold on it!!!! The blankets had yellow stains on them. Plus the 9.95 breakfast... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I stayed here while at a convention downtown. This hotel is on the river walk but it is a 30 minute walk to the convention center. That being said, it is a $5 cab ride. If you are ok with that, then it is definitely a good value while in town. The staff are very friendly and respond quickly to... More 

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San Diego, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

Zero rating would be generous.To start with paying for parking $16 per night to self park, not clear on the website. The Lysol smell in the room. The toilet had dried urine at the base around caps.The only towel rack was in the shower opposite end of the shower head. Our room had 1 ergonomic office type chair only,otherwise you... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

When I arrived I was sent to the wrong floor. Walked into the room & there was a strange smell. 2 of the pillows had a stained/crusty yellow/orange substance on them & had to be replaced. The pool bar was closed which was a major downer. I would never recommend anyone to stay here. It says "Riverwalk" but it is... More 

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