We wanted to be able to enjoy the peaceful part of the new riverwalk, the art walk and the museum along with the history of that part of the riverwalk. When I read about El Tropicano I thought it would be a good choice but was worried about it being too old.
We had a room (2nd floor) looking out over the river and just steps away from a screened in porch area and a nice outdoor area in which we sat and drank our morning coffee. With the awesome design of the hotel I kept feeling like I was back in the 50's or early 60's and kept picturing Pres. Johnson with his family along with some of the famous movie stars that had stayed there.
The breakfast was above what most others offer and the staff helpful and friendly.
My 26 yr old daughter and I truly LOVED the hotel and our weekend stay there. The pool area is wonderful and nice for families. I would recomend the El Tropicano to anyone and hope that many others experience a great stay as we did!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn San Antonio
- San Antonio Holiday Inn