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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 #142 of 350 hotels in San Antonio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2011
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Madison, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2011

Loved this hotel for its location (conveniently located in walking distance from all the best sites, and yet quiet and family-oriented), its friendly staff, it's nice bar/pool, and great caffe'/breakfast area. Perfect for young couples and families, I will definitely recommend for future stays!

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HotelManager3, Guest Relations Manager at El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind "perfect location, great facility..." review of the Reinvented Retro El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and the hotel facilities. More importantly, I'm glad to hear that our "friendly" staff treated you so well during your time with us. I hope to have the opportunity to serve you in the... More

Waco, Texas, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2011

My Husband and I stayed here for 3 nights for our honeymoon. The staff was so nice and the hotel was breathtaking. We were bumped up to the 9th floor in a suite becuase it was our honeymoon and comped breakfast and parking. They sell trolley tickets there as well.The pool lights up and is so relaxing. , Very clean... More

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HotelManager3, Guest Relations Manager at El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel, responded to this review

Christi, Thank you for your recent "Loved this hotel..." review of the El Tropicano Hotel. I am so pleased that you were able to share your special occasion with us by staying at our hotel for your Honeymoon. I'm pleased to hear that we were able to provide some upgrade and complimentary services to help celebrate your special time. We... More

Santa Monica, CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2011

El Tropicano was a wonderful place for our family reunion. The rooms were clean and the bed was really comfortable and cozy. Every staff member that I encountered was very friendly and helpful. I appreciated being away from the craziness of the Riverwalk night scene. It was convenient to be next to the Riverwalk and take a water taxi to... More

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HotelManager3, Guest Relations Manager at El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel, responded to this review

Scotty, Thank you for your recent review of your stay at the El Tropicano Hotel. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and, more specifically, were treated so well by our staff. We look forward to the opportunity to host another function for you in the future. Sincerely, Lance Cornelius Guest Experience Manager More

San Antonio, TX
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71 reviews 71 reviews
29 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2011

Stayed here for the weekend and all in all a pleasant stay. The lobby is just like what I imagine Cuba would look like in 1959. The staff is very pleasant and helpful. Our room was very nice and very clean but again a little dated. The bathrooms are a little small but entireley functional. The beds are very comfortable... More

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HotelManager3, Guest Relations Manager at El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for you recent review of the Reinvented Retro Vibe of the El Tropicano Hotel. I'm glad you appreciated the ambiance of our hotel. As an original independent hotel, that has utilized various brand names (such as Holiday Inn), we strive to continue the atmosphere of the El Tropicano from the 1960s origins with all the modern conveniences. Currently,... More

Austin, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011

We were in San Antonio for business and were looking for an affordable place to spend the night so we didn't have to drive back to Austin on the same day as a long work day. We had just missed the Groupon (apparently the most popular ever!), but got a good rate anyway. I was a little worried about the... More

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HotelManager3, Guest Relations Manager at El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks you for your recent "...Time Travel to Acapulco in the '60s" review. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and found the uniqueness of our Retro flair to be so welcoming. As well, I appreciate your detailed review of the Pros and Cons that you perceived at the El Tropicano. I'm sorry to hear that our four... More

Waco, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011

the decor was out dated. the parking lot was small and hard to park any type of large vehicle. when we got to the room and looked for a phone book we were told that there was one at the front desk we could use. we also asked for information on the facilites at the hotel and was told that... More

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HotelManager3, Guest Relations Manager at El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review of the El Tropicano Hotel. I'm terribly sorry that we were unable to meet your needs during your recent stay. I do understand your frustration with parking in a downtown area, parking is definitely a commodity and space is limited in the San Antonio downtown area. I'm terribly sorry that you struggled to park... More

Minnesota
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32 reviews 32 reviews
32 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2011

Like many of the other reviews we booked this stay on a Groupon. The hotel far exceeded our expectations. From the moment you arrive you feel like you just landed somewhere tropical. The hotel has tropical music playing throughout and the scenery to match. This hotel has a lot of personality which goes a long way in this age of... More

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HotelManager3, Guest Relations Manager at El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review of the El Tropicano Hotel. I'm glad to hear that our Groovy Groupon offer worked out well for you. As well, I'm glad that you found the hotel public area to be so inviting and relaxing during your stay. The entire vibe of our hotel is something different from the cookie cutter hotels of... More

Conway, South Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2011

Nice Hotel ~ BEAUTIFUL LOCATION ~ The River Walks was spectacular. They tried to give us the wrong room just like Daniel F and we had ours reserved since February. And they gave us a room looking at parking lot. But we got it resolved. We got there in the middle of the day. There restraunt only serves breakfast. The... More

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HotelManager3, Guest Relations Manager at El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review of the Reinvented Retro Vibe of the El Tropicano Hotel. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay but sorry to hear that you starved. We are in fact just shy of a mile from the section of the Riverwalk that features the majority of the restaurants, but as you stated we are... More

Austin, Texas
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2011

I stayed at the El Tropicano Riverwalk hotel for a small conference and am so glad this is the hotel they chose! I'll admit - at first I was a bit disappointed that we weren't staying right on the riverwalk. And when we drove up, it looks a little old. Seeing a building directly across the street being torn down... More

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HotelManager3, Guest Relations Manager at El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent "...Retro Latin vibe" review of the El Tropicano Hotel. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the hotel, even though your first impression was not exactly what you expected. Yes, the building across the street (the Municipal Auditorium) is under MAJOR renovation and should be quite impressive when complete in late 2012 / early 2013.... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2011

I just recently stayed at the El Tropicano Riverwalk on the suggestions of some friends. It was a pretty cool getaway for my wife and I. we get very little time to ourselves and read some neat things about this place. On the riverwalk but not where all the loud activity is at. Very Peaceful. Nice large pool and friendly... More

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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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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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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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