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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 #138 of 353 Hotels in San Antonio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2011
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Santa Monica, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
34 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
35 helpful votes 35 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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tallahassee, fl
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68 reviews 68 reviews
12 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2011

We purchased this 2 day stay on Groupon which included breakast each morning as well. We felt it was a good value. It was located on the Riverwalk but being on Lexington, it was a 20 minute walk or you could take a water taxi or regular taxi for $5.00 plus tip. We used the taxi to return at night... More

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

Thank you for you recent "...Group deal worked well for us" review of the Reinvented Retro Vibe of the El Tropicano Hotel. I am very pleased to hear that you felt you received a good value with your Groupon purchase. I hope you will consider us for your future travels to the San Antonio River Walk. Please feel free to... More

Fort Worth TX
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2011

Our reservations with this hotel were made by someone else. On our way to San Antonio, I read the Trip Advisor reviews. Oh dear. There were some poor reviews. We stayed three nights and our experience was very good! On arrival, we were helped with our bags and our car was taken care of by the valet parking attendant. The... More

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

Thank you for your recent "...hotel suited our needs beautifully..." review of the El Tropicano Hotel. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and were not dissuaded by some of the reviews you read prior to arriving. We appreciate the feedback of our guests and realize that not everyone will appreciate our property in the same way. Our current ranking, in... More

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Additional Information about El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel

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*
Number of rooms: 306
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn San Antonio
San Antonio Holiday Inn

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