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El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel
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Reviewed January 20, 2014

This was our first time staying at this hotel, and it is a hotel with character and latin flair. It's a blast from the past and 50s, and is in a very good location and right at the Riverwalk, but removed from the busy part of the Riverwalk. All in all, the room was clean with a king size bed, close to most things, and the trolley bus (blue line) stops right in front. Parking is $18 for 24 hours and the breakfast buffet, although not extensive, for $9.95 is not a bad deal. There are no safes in the room, but the front desk does have a safety deposit, similar to a bank, for any valuables you may want to lock up. Bottom line is, we would stay there again and recommend it to others.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank ehhartnett
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Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

A True Motor Lodge set in a Latin Flare. Even the Elevator has Great Latin Music. The Location is Great & on the Riverwalk. Conveniently located to Restaurants. Clean with Large Rooms. The Best Deal on the Riverwalk. Convenient parking 18 dollars at the hotel allowing in and out or 10 dollars across the street overnight.

Stayed: January 2014, traveled on business
1  Thank Bonarrigo
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Reviewed January 16, 2014

This hotel needs some serious renovations, the rugs are stained, the hallways are narrow and have many many coats of paint on them, the bathtub grout is all cracked, the shower head didn't work properly and the TV went off and on for most of the time that we were there. Someone came to fix it on the last day we were there, but by then it was back on again. The closet doesn't have a door on it, the bathroom is so small, and doesn't have any room for toiletries, etc. The staff was friendly, and the location was good. Otherwise we would never have stayed the four nights we were booked for. Parking was almost $20.00 a day, hotels a little further out have free parking.

Room Tip: If staying on the riverwalk is important to you, then pay a little more and stay at a hotel that has a better quality experience.
  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 16, 2014 via mobile

Rooms were clean and bed was comfortable.....price on the room for the location was great. The hotel bar was very cozy and had live music. I would stay here again and recommend to friends. I am looking forward to my next trip to San Antonio.

  • Stayed: December 2013
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1  Thank Sherri M
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Reviewed January 10, 2014

Great hotel, funky décor in lobby, rooms were comfortable and staff was wonderful! It is far from retail/restaurants on the riverwalk, it is VERY close to downtown on the street! The hotel bar has really great prices and happy hour!

Room Tip: If you can, park across the street at a parking meter, much cheaper than paying the $18 hotel parking fee!
  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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