After reading the reviews, we didn't know what to expect when we arrived. I was truly impressed when we walked in. The lobby is very nice and the front desk personnel were great! After a very friendly and fast check-in, we were welcomed as first time Texas visitors with 2 complimentary tickets for their buffet breakfast. When we asked for a smoking room, they said they are 100% smoke free, but they could accomodate us with a balcony room and we booked through priceline (I saw an earlier review that was negative and booked through priceline). Our room was extremely nice also. They still have the big fat TV's and if you want a refrigerator it is $13 extra. Other than those two minor things, everything was super! I didn't come there to watch TV anyway! When we return to San Antonio, we will definitely stay here.....Highly recommend it! If you are looking to stay on the Riverwalk were all the restaurants and attractions are, I would go South on the Riverwalk from this hotel. We like to walk and definitely needed to walk off our meals eaten in the heart of the Riverwalk and walked off our great breakfast from El Tropicano on our walk downtown!
- 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