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El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel

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110 Lexington Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78205
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Missouri City, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

We had a great time. We walked the riverwalk which was right outside the hotel. The main area on the riverwalk is about 7 blocks down the river. It is a nice walk and safe. The room was clean and comfortable. The pool was nice. We did not eat at the hotel. We just didn't want to.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Our family has stayed at the El Tropicano many times and each time it is a pleasure to return. The complimentary drinks and snacks delivered to our room with hand written notes are the personal touches that makes this hotel so welcoming. The staff, as always, were friendly and very helpful and they continue to make our return stays enjoyable... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Thank you, again - El Tropicano - for making our annual visit to San Antonio a pleasant, relaxing and fun experience. I still miss your dinner menu, but breakfast was good and the staff are consistently helpful, friendly and happy. It's a perfect location on the Riverwalk - away from the noise, but close enough to enjoy a walk. The... More 

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Cancun, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

I stayed here on a business trip. The hotel was selected due to the location, very close to the event venue on river walk, and price, very accessible for the company. When we got here, comments were they felt they were in Cuba, for the music on the motor lobby, and main lobby, very tropical. Room was not clean at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

The staff was great here at the el Tropicano riverwalk. The check in was simply flawless they helped us all the was from check in to check out with every need and want we had. The rooms were also very comfortable with the best beds of any hotel

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Chicago, Illinois
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12 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

We were only going for a quick weekend getaway. I had read the reviews on this site, negative and positive. This was all and more than I had expected. Yes, the rooms are small, but very clean and the bed was comfortable. The latin flair was a totally enjoyable change, and being one that loves that musica, I was very... More 

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Austin, Texas
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

My mate and I were in need of some time together, we didn't want to drive for hours so we decided on San Antonio (an hour and a half from our home) I wanted someplace on the river walk but also not so pricy as the contessa or other hotels. I found the tropicana on an Internet search and I'm... More 

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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

My family needed a weekend getaway and weren't sure where to stay. We decided on El Tropicano because of it being on the Riverwalk and it was priced lower than other hotels in the area. We were delighted with the hotel. We loved the clean, well maintained lobby with the Cuban flair and even Cuban music piped in!! We were... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

I booked our stay through the Hotel Tonight app 3 hours prior to arriving, but they did not have our reservation on file when we got there. They charge $18 per night to park in their hotel parking lot. Our rooms keys did not work to open the building's side doors like they were supposed to. One of the elevators... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

First off the public spaces of the hotel look good. We were impressed with the lobby, pool area and fitness center. It all ends there. As soon as you step into the room you could smell something awful. It was a musty body odor smell. We had to open the balcony doors right away to air the room out. The... More 

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