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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 #141 of 352 hotels in San Antonio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 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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Colorado Springs, Colorado
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2010

DISAPPOINTING! DO NOT STAY! My husband and I were here for a marriage retreat. The hotel lobby was nice but once we got to the room, we were not impressed at all! NO closet, NO refrigerator considering I was nursing and pumping. No screen doors for the balcony. Room smelled bad. Front desk were rude. We gave it all a... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2010

We took an overnight stay there this week and well we were not impressed. We arrived and the staff was very courteous and helpful. We went to our room and well not very happy. The room was a double and we were three and barely fit. The door ways were as wide as my shoulders and at my height. I... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2010

I just spent 5 days (October 2010) in San Antonio. I was traveling alone. I really enjoyed this hotel. Everything is very clean, the staff is courteous, the bedding is upgraded and very soft. I felt totally safe being alone there. The hotel is on one end of The Riverwalk. If you want to be right in the middle of... More

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2010

I surprised my teenage sons with an overnight trip to San Antonio, they were impressed with the great lobby. We had a nice room and they enjoyed exploring the hotel. Since the hotel is located on the riverwalk, I purchased the 24 river taxi passes and we traveled up and down the riverwalk for hours. Great location, not on the... More

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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2010

The El Tropicano really should be in a Latin country with a tropical setting, but this fun and funky hotel was a great place to stay during our 2 day stop-over in San Antonio. Located on the famous River Walk, the decor, furnishings and music are truly latin-tropical. The staff was freindly although I found some of the ladies at... More

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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2010

My husband, three year old son, and I stayed one night at this hotel. I will start with the good. The bed was nice and the a/c worked well. The view from the room was pretty. The River Taxi pick up was right below our room. It was not a far walk to get to it. Rate was 5.00 per... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2010

We stayed to attend a conference. Air conditioner was unusual. It was mounted high on the wall over the bed and had a moving louver which went up and down. There was a space between the louver and the wall which allowed cold air directly on the bed which was nearest the wall. The louver blasted cold air over to... More

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Corpus Christi, Texas
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2010

My stay at the Tropicana. Basic Summary of : 2007 Reunion - WONDERFUL banquet dinner freshly cooked, bar service good to accommodate our crowd. Happy Hour provided, staff more than accommodating. 2010 Reunion TERRIBLE Service/food was beyond disgrace to the past reputation of the Tropicana Hotel. chintzy, chintzy, chintzy In July of 2010 Our group probably spent over $80,000 for... More

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Oakland, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2010

I first stayed at El Tropicano at the recommendation of a friend who lives in San Antonio. Immediately I loved the open expansive feeling of the lobby and the friendly staff. The second stayed was even better and immediately Doug, the manager, greeted our family like old friends. On our first stay, the five in our family occupied two adjoining... More

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Beaumont, Texas
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2010

I booked two days at this hotel through a travel agency before reading the reviews. After I read the reviews, I was concerned; however, my stay at the El Tropicana Riverwalk was wonderful. I originally planned to travel alone. At the last minute, I called and requested two beds instead of one. They quickly accommodated my request. The first evening,... 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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