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El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel

3 stars
110 Lexington Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78205
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.2
out of 5
253 reviews
Great NYE place

Stayed here years ago and it has stayed the test of time. An independent locally owned and... See full review

  • Waotz
  • Jan 5, 2015
Great place to stay

Pros: Excellent location. Right next to river walk. quiet yet so close to downtown. Couldn't be... See full review

  • Sofia
  • Jan 5, 2015
1960s flair with tiki bar and modern conveniences on the River Walk The El Tropicano Riverwalk opened in 1962 and remains the same as the first day it opened; sparkly chic and surrounded by a lush tropical landscape. A recent multi-million dollar renovation updated furniture and amenities. There are 306 guest rooms and 11 suites. Several dining and libation options are in-house. Wireless Internet is free throughout the hotel and a business center offers several services. Guests swim in the heated, outdoor pool or work out at the fitness center.

El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel Rooms

Standard Room
Standard Room offers 1 king bed with Desk, 37-inch flat screen television, Cable television service, Premium television channel(s), Voice mail, Clock radio, Coffee/tea maker, Hair dryer, Iron/ironing board, Complimentary weekday newspaper, Air conditioning, Climate control, Window opens, Non-smoking only and Daily housekeeping.
Standard Room
Standard Room offers 2 double beds with Desk, 37-inch flat screen television, Cable television service, Premium television channel(s), Voice mail, Clock radio, Coffee/tea maker, Hair dryer, Iron/ironing board, Complimentary weekday newspaper, Air conditioning, Climate control, Window opens, Non-smoking only and Daily housekeeping.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Pet friendly
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness Center
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Conference facilities
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Wheel chair access
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Wheelchair accessible elevators
Ramp access to buildings

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Hotel Map

29.4323 -98.4883
Area served
San Antonio.
Nearby airports
San Antonio International Airport - 13 miles.
Area description
Located downtown just off the Riverwalk and close to all San Antonio Attractions.

Nearby points of interest

  • Buckhorn Saloon & Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Majestic Theatre: 0.4 mi
  • The Alamo: 0.5 mi
  • San Antonio Museum of Art: 0.5 mi
  • San Antonio River Walk: 0.5 mi
  • Aztec Theatre: 0.6 mi
  • Rivercenter Mall: 0.6 mi
  • Cathedral of San Fernando: 0.7 mi
  • El Mercado: 0.8 mi
  • Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center: 0.8 mi
  • Tower of the Americas: 1 mi
  • Alamodome: 1.2 mi
  • Brackenridge Park: 1.9 mi
  • San Antonio Japanese Tea Garden: 2.1 mi
  • Zoo and Aquarium: 2.5 mi
  • Buckhorn Saloon & Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Majestic Theatre: 0.4 mi
  • The Alamo: 0.5 mi
  • San Antonio Museum of Art: 0.5 mi
  • San Antonio River Walk: 0.5 mi
  • Aztec Theatre: 0.6 mi
  • Rivercenter Mall: 0.6 mi
  • Cathedral of San Fernando: 0.7 mi
  • El Mercado: 0.8 mi
  • Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center: 0.8 mi
  • Tower of the Americas: 1 mi
  • Alamodome: 1.2 mi
  • Brackenridge Park: 1.9 mi
  • San Antonio Japanese Tea Garden: 2.1 mi
  • Zoo and Aquarium: 2.5 mi
  • Botanical Garden: 2.6 mi
  • Fort Sam Houston: 2.6 mi
  • San Antonio Rodeo: 2.9 mi
  • Freeman Coliseum: 3 mi
  • ATT Center: 3.6 mi
  • Splashtown San Antonio: 3.9 mi
  • Missions National Historical Park: 4.9 mi
  • SBC Center: 4.9 mi
  • Lackland Air Force Base: 8.4 mi
  • Morgan's Wonderland: 9.4 mi
  • Sea World: 12.9 mi
  • Eisenhower City Park: 14.3 mi
  • Six Flags Fiesta Texas: 14.8 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Meeting space available for groups up to 1,0000.

Dining

Mango's Restaurant
Guests can enjoy latin and american-infused dishes in mangos hotel's full service restaurant. Children 12 years and younger eat free from the childrens menu with a paying adult.maximum of 2 children per couple.
Expresso Cafe
In the mood for a latte smoothie the Expresso Cafe is the place to visit.Also enjoy breakfast lunch and desserts from Cafe located off the main lobby area.Expresso opens out onto a scenic terrace overlooking the beautiful Riverwalk.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1600
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

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Guest Reviews (253)

Ratings and reviews for El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel

Overall score

3.2 / 5
5.01.0
253 out of 253
Amenities:
3.2
Cleanliness:
3.6
Hotel staff:
3.8
Comfort:
3.5
Location:
3.2
Value:
3.3

63% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Jennifer S.
Business
Meadows Place
Jan 19, 2015

Decent hotel, will need to use trolley

This hotel is on the River Walk but a pretty long distance from the main activity (restaurants, shops, etc.) There is a trolley stop right in front of the hotel but we had to wait 15 minutes after it pulled up because the driver went on a break. This is definitely an older hotel but it's a good value if you don't want to spend hundreds on a hotel in San Antonio.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Chloe's Mom Daphne
Business
Centerville
Jan 15, 2015

Great getaway

We had a great family get away planned and were so excited to find this hotel for such a great deal. The rooms were wonderful, the staff was great and we loved the amenities and how close it was to the riverwalk but still very quiet and reserved. Would definitely stay here again and again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
wlm67
Business
Tomball
Jan 12, 2015

Nice Weekend Getaway

Hotel is clean and Staff was very nice. Food options could be better but there are so many choices for restaurants it really didn't matter. Close enough to the Alamo and Riverwalk. Bathroom ceiling is really low. ...if your 6 feet tall you might fit. Overall a great place to stay!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Waotz
Business
N/A
Jan 5, 2015

Great NYE place

Stayed here years ago and it has stayed the test of time. An independent locally owned and operated, it is still a very pleasant place to stay. Nice location on the Riverwalk. For those that require perfection, it is not the place to stay. The price/value ratio is good. The breakfast buffet is GREAT, make that GREAT.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Any restaurant on the river. But the steakhouse the south end of the Hilton Rio, the Ryan is the best place.

Review of El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Sofia
Business
N/A
Jan 5, 2015

Great place to stay

Pros: Excellent location. Right next to river walk. quiet yet so close to downtown. Couldn't be better. Walking distance to almost everything. If you're not a walker, the bus stop is right outside the front door. We love walking and pretty much walked everywhere, except for the rainy day. Extremely nice and helpful staff. Nice pool and gym. Pretty decent rooms. The on site breakfast buffet and coffee shop is pretty convenient. Public transportation to and from the airport (less than 2$ per person, if you don't mind a 35 min ride!) Cons: Their coffee. It's HORRIBLE. I'm not fussy about food but like a decent coffee for breakfast. The coffee at the buffet as well as in the rooms was almost in drinkable. If the hotel management is reading this, please do something about it! The second is not a con as much as a suggestion to the hotel management: when a customer asks about the best way to get to and from the airport, please let them know that there is a public transportation option. The bus comes right to the hotel door yet we were never told this when we asked. We just happened to find out ourselves! Nonetheless, we had an amazing stay and would stay there again during our next visit!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Hannah M.
Business
N/A
Dec 30, 2014

Weekend Stay

The room and hotel are simple and clean with a good atmosphere. Worth the money.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Goke Pelemo
Business
austin
Dec 29, 2014

Decent hotel close to the riverwalk

It was an okay hotel for its proximity to the Riverwalk. Its location was great and they had awesome staff. However, I thought the decor, amenities and furniture from the lobby to the room were quite dated. It was a decent experience altogether, I really just expected more for the price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Lydia K.
Business
San Angelo
Dec 29, 2014

Disappointment

The hotel is pretty far away from the main river walk. The building itself is old. You have to pay parking fee even though you stay in the hotel. The carpet is very old. I can not believe it this is 4 stars hotel...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Van T.
Business
Houston
Dec 23, 2014

Weekend Family Trip

Older hotel, very few amenities, small bathroom. Location was 5-10 minute drive to riverwalk. Good value for what we paid.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
RenraKekiM
Business
Goleta
Dec 19, 2014

Good bang for the buck

Overall it was a pretty good hotel for the price and was on the river walk. Just keep in mind Its about a 15 min walk to the main area of the river walk. Nothing bad to say, but don't expect the ritz. It was probably an awesome hotel 20 years ago, but now a little outdated by my taste. I still liked it and would recommend it to others.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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