I came to TripAdvisor because we had such a great time last week at this hotel I wanted people to know and I read the latest comments and now my review is in defense of the hotel mainly. About the animal comment, it is just flat not true, I saw the turtles and birds and tropical atmosphere, it was wonderful to see them in a public environment and they were not being abused (other than contained) nor neglected. They looked fine, I am not a vet but an animal lover and I would be screaming if I saw what they said. And the other person about roaches is just showing their ignorance, there beetles and it is beetle "breeding" season in TX, their everywhere and mainly unstoppable. I didn't have any in my room. Now for our experience: Parking does suck in that area but it is the Riverwalk and very congested, I expected it and we didn't need the car as we were walking distance to everything. We paid a little more than one of the nasty reviewers paid! The staff was great when we interacted and friendly when we passed but we were on a get away and didn't pay much attention. The room was great, clean I didn't feel like I needed to wear socks, bathroom was fine, cleaner than ours at home, lol. The bed held up great, didn't notice anything which to me is good. The location was super, there were lots of shops, mainly tourist stuff and a cool Harley shop, great restaurants in the area and some great BBQ, the Riverwalk was fun, would have been perfectly romantic if there had been less people. You walked right out and could get on a river boat ride, they had taxi's too. I will definitely stay here again
- 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