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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

This hotel is perfectly adequate if you want something that's close to the riverwalk and at a reasonable price. However, it's not close to the parts of the riverwalk that have the glitsy restaurants and shops but it's close enough if you don't mind walking about 15 minutes to get to those places and it's a very pleasant walk. The... More 

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Atlanta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

Reasonably clean rooms, fantastic gym, open WIFI with no silly login requirements (read Chromecast friendly). Has a nice pool and well decorated lobby. Staff was friendly. Hallways were dirty and could use a refresh, but hey, they got the important stuff covered.

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Montgomery Heights, WV
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

The hotel was clean, friendly staff and the Via Bus runs by the hotel. It is not on the main Riverwalk area. About 12 city blocks from The Alamo. Beware of the bar. The female bartender shorts you on the alcohol that goes in drinks. We ordered a double shot of scotch and she gave 1 and a half. We... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Stayed there four nights, worst four nights ever, room retro fitted with cheap noise mini slip ac units that leak water, poor house cleaning, I thought I was some hotel in Mexico City. Loud poor area, until 3-4am. We tried different rooms, all were the same, musty and funky Oder. We read this was a swank place 20-30 years ago,... More 

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Manhattan, Kansas, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

This hotel is ok for the money. The room was renovated and we didn't have the issues with dirty linens or a rundown bathroom. The hallways are pretty sad and the whole layout is just plain odd. The pool is less than stellar and seems to be filled with rain water or hose water and the tiki bar is just... More 

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Sauk Village, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

I was a guest at El Tropicano for only one night. In my opinion it was just a tad bit off the beaten path of the downtown area. Although the word Riverwalk is part of the hotel name, it is anything but right on the Riverwalk. If you want to actually visit the Riverwalk you have to walk about 15... More 

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Winter Haven,FL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Lobby, tiki bar, service desk, where very clean and staffed with friendly helpful associates. Was given a room, that we couldn't hang our clothes without hanging on the floor. TV kept going off. Shower, the grout was either clacked or missing. Plus $18 a day to park. Not worth the price.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

This hotel was very affordable, and the appearance is like walking back in time, It is preserved to the beauty of the 50's with it's elegance, and overall nice atmosphere. Perhaps the only thing is that because of its affordability, it attracts very young customers, in their early to mid 20's. Nothing wrong with that, but they sure like to... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

I don't know where to start..... I have traveled all over the world and I must say this experience was the absolute worst experience. It was so bad that after my 5th night there I could not take the horrible service from the front desk (Mindy), and also the condition of my rooms. Yes I said rooms as in many.... More 

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Houston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Blast from the past as we entered the 50’s era Hotel. The Lobby is now decorated modern to resemble a resort in Mexico. Lobby features: Bar, Coffee bar, Restaurant, Internet Café and outdoor seating. Rooms were small but clean and comfortable. No refrigerators or microwaves in rooms. I had a room overlooking the pool area. Pool area was very nice... 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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  • Restaurant
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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: $94 - $193 (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
San Antonio Holiday Inn
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