It's an older hotel that is working on its re-introduction to the riverwalk and if looks like it stepped out of the fifties, the decor is funky and eclectic. Its part of the Museum reach end which is about 7 miles by water taxi from the main riverwalk. The hotel was quiet but it was during the week. My only complaint is the bathroom height of the toilets are too low, they look like children's toilets at a elementary school. The bathroom is too small for more than 1 person and the shower fixtures really need to be cleaned of their lime deposits. The pool was nice and the food was fair. There is a on site bar and plenty of seating for eating, drinking and just relaxing. The water taxi and the trolley will pick you up in front of the hotel so that is a plus. Soon this area will be a major art district and the hotels will be full.
- 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