A real disappointment. If you don't know San Antonio you might want to know this hotel is a pretty good hike into the main part of town, yes you can walk along the riverwalk but it is still a mile or so of the real heart of the action. I.E. Riverwalk Hotel means its on the riverwalk but way out of the main part of town.
Hotel is old and run down. I will say the room was at least clean. We stayed in the tower part of the hotel and the room temperature is contolled from the front desk not separate airconditioners. This was bad news as our room was over heated even through we asked each night to turn down the heat. Leaving the door open was to noisy as the hotel is near a couple of hospitals.
We had to asked for towels and bath soap as the cleaning service never let any both days we were staying there.
Only a buffet breakfast is served at the hotel, they do have a coffee bar and cocktail bar of sorts. The buffet was $9.95 and no better than the free breakfast at Holiday Inn Express. There are no close dining options, it is either walk a mile, take a cab (about $7 one way) or drive.
Opt for something closer to the main part of the riverwalk you will be glad you did.
- 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