The hotel was built in 1962 and still retains a certain 1960's retro charm. Very clean overall and right on the river walk, but you'll need to walk about a mile to get to the heart of the river walk, something to keep in mind if you walk back to the hotel after dark because the path is not always well lit and the nearby neighborhood is a bit questionable. However, the walk is beautiful. You can always take the water taxi, however. The rooms have been updated and are quite comfortable. Not a terribly fancy place but a good value. I thought it was quite a nice deal for $114 a night, but the bellman accidentally slipped the bill for the room next to me under the door, and I saw that they got the room for $85 a night. Anyway, it wasn't a bad place to spend a few nights on business.
- 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