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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 #144 of 351 hotels in San Antonio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2010
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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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    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2010

We recently spent Sunday night on Labor Day weekend at this hotel. We were on our way to a cabin in Utopia so it was a last minute stop, and we did not book the hotel on the internet like we normally would have. At the front desk we were quoted a rate which was $30 higher than the rate... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2010

We had a GREAT time because of the Hotel and their Staff! They were ALWAYS available to answer ANY and ALL questions we had! The rooms were clean and comfortable. We would HIGHLY recommend this Hotel and will be back next year!!

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Westminster, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2010

I was the planner for a reunion of Air Force guys from the 1950's that wanted to visit San Antonio. After reviewing many proposals I selected the El Tropicano because they could fill all of our requirements, and offered a reasonable rate. About 80 attened the 5 day event. Two were initially not happy with their room; the hotel corrected... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2010

This hotel was recommended to my daughter by a friend. I am glad we stayed there. It is an older hotel but the hotel is great! The room was very nice. It wasn't the largest room but it wasn't the smallest. The beds were comfortable. The room was very cool. No problems with the AC. The pool was very refreshing... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2010

I wanted a reasonably priced hotel near where my friend lived and El Tropicana Holiday Inn was it. It is on the River Walk but not close to where the "action" is. You'd have to walk it or a short cab ride ( I wouldn't recommend walking at night). My room was just OK. It had a musty smell to... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2010 via mobile

Stayed there over the weekend and it was the worst expeierence ever. Ice machines were out and asked desk to send some over and never got it and asked gentlemen that was working there my complain and just blew me off. Rooms were full of crickets and just old better to stay some where else and avoid the 18.00 charge... More

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arnaudville, louisiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2010

The staff was very friendly. Our two bed room was small. They have no complimentary micro fridge nor microwave. No ice bucket in our room either. You can pay $10 for a refrigerator and another $10 the microwave. The ice machine on our floor is broken. The toilet is too close to the wall (one side). The restaurant is nice... More

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Tyler, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2010

We had a problem with our room at first, so we went to the front desk. They immediately moved us to the top floor in a very nice suite. They also gave us coupons for a free breakfast the next day. The new room was beautiful, spacious, with an incredible view. I was nervous after reading the reviews, but the... More

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Tyler, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2010

This isn't a bad hotel for the price if you're just looking for a place to sleep & bathe. Paid about $129 per day plus an extra $18 per day to park. A little ridiculous but that's par for San Antonio. Friendly and helpful staff. Hotel was quiet. Our room was small but clean. Not many amenities. Had balcony with... More

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Little Elm, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2010

We stayed at El Tropicano from 6-21 to 6-25 for a quick family vacation to San Antonio. I selected this hotel because I had frequent fliers miles, and it was the best one I could get with the miles that I had. I read all the reviews before I went and had a good feeling going into the vacation. Once... 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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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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