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El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel

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Williamsburg, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Clean, very friendly staff, nice bar, a shame that they don't have a proper restaurant for dinner, only a buffet with one entree each night. Good breakfast, and pretty well stocked counter where they sell sandwiches, salads, smoothies, muffins, etc. Counter and food service at the bar close up at 10:00 p.m., a little early for us. Nice pool, but... More 

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Crockett, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

El Tropicano advertises itself as a river walk hotel. It is on the river, but blocks away from the main river walk with restaurants, lights, shops, etc.It's a very dark and lonely walk from the main river walk back to this hotel at night. The elevator is very noisy all night if your room is within 3 rooms of the... More 

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Waco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Second time staying at this hotel. First time was couple's trip for a quick get away. Second time took entire family. Both stays were nice and will definitely stay here again in the future. Balcony room is nice and they have a tub to take bath.

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Reno
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is okay, a little dated and run down in areas, but the staff works very hard to make your stay as pleasant as possible. If you are lucky, you will meet Dominique at the front desk. She stood out in a crowd of very helpful people as being willing to go even beyond. A delightful person to work... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Like many people who review this hotel, I found it in need of a bit of updating. It is an old hotel, and you could easily visualize Lucy and Ricky Ricardo staying here in Black and White on "I Love Lucy!" if vacationing in San Antonio. Unlike others, though, I found my poolside room to be clean and comfortable. I... More 

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Worcester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The El Tropicano hotel looks a little bit like a left over from the 60's from the outside, but don't let that fool you. The hotel is updated, contemporary and the location is great. Our King size room was very spacious and even included a separate kitchenette area with sink, fridge and microwave. Everything was clean and the bed was... More 

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Frisco, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hotel itself was just Okay and Basic- but the location was good. Our biggest issue with this place was that they had given our room to another family- who used their programmed keys to come in as we had just gotten out of the shower! Talk about Scary and Shocking!! And quite an embarrassment as their little girl was... More 

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Angleton, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed with a large group of children. Reservations and check in was confusing to the staff. We had to make numerous calls to get things squared away. The Valet service was prompt and professional. The rooms are okay, and it offered a coffee maker in the room as well as mini fridge. I noticed the common areas such as... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When we first arrived, the lady at front desk was rude, we were given our room number and we decided that we wanted a room with a patio, so we went downstairs to go ask to see another room and once again the lady was rude but gave us a key card to view a room with a patio, it... More 

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Austin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was attending a training in San Antonio for work and they recommended El Tropicano because it was close to the location. As soon as I checked in at El Trop I knew it was special. Beautiful building, unique decor and located on the non-commercial part of the Riverwalk. I plan to return and bring my family and friends. If... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 

Additional Information about El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel

Address: 110 Lexington Ave, San Antonio, TX 78205-1313
Location: United States > Texas > San Antonio > East Side
Price Range: $95 - $196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 306
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Holiday Inn San Antonio
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