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El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel

3 stars
View map of 110 Lexington Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78205

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.3
out of 5
29 reviews
Air Force Graduation

Thank you for a wonderful stay! Hopefully we will see you all again! Sorry the delayed response! See full review

  • Bryan J.
  • Jun 23, 2015
AWSOME TRIP

I really enjoyed my stay at Tropicano and love San Antonio I wish we could have stayed for more... See full review

  • Vanessa P.
  • May 30, 2015

El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel in San Antonio, Texas, opened in 1962 as the city's first hotel. Inspired by the casual glamour and popularity of Acapulco beach resorts, the hotel quickly gained a reputation with rock legends, movie stars and U.S. presidents. Today, the hotel gives off a retro, fun vibe, making it ideal for weddings, honeymoons, reunions, vacations or weekend getaways. Featuring state-of-the-art meeting facilities, the hotel can accommodate groups from 10 to 1,000.

Guests may also take advantage of free wireless Internet, an outdoor fire pit and pool, a full-service bar, full-service dining and on-site parking. El Tropicano's Strive Fitness Studio is a 3,000-square-foot fitness center featuring elliptical machines, treadmills, stationary bikes and digital spin bikes.

Highlights

Nestled in the heart of the Riverwalk, El Tropicano guests are just footsteps away from exciting clubs and restaurants. Top attractions such as Hemisfair Park/Tower, Market Square and the Alamo are minutes away, and all downtown attractions are easily accessible on the city's unique river taxis or by foot. The hotel's restaurant, Mangos, serves a daily breakfast buffet, and Expresso Bar whips up delicious smoothies and lattes.

Within a two-block radius, several small, quaint restaurants offer lunch and dinner, and six blocks from El Tropicano, a variety of restaurants featuring exciting cuisine can be found in the main area of the Riverwalk. 

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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.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
4:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel

Overall score

3.3 / 5
5.01.0
29 out of 29
Amenities:
3.2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3.8
Location:
3.2
Value:
3.5

55% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Sabrina S.
Couples
N/A
Sep 11, 2015

Average

Hotel Needs Updating. A/C Noisy, Staff Friendly. While not in the center of town, you can reach on foot in 20 minutes. Hotel located directly across from a Riverwalk entrance.

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

Couples

Review of El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Bryan J.
Family
N/A
Jun 23, 2015

Air Force Graduation

Thank you for a wonderful stay! Hopefully we will see you all again! Sorry the delayed response!

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

Family

Review of El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Vanessa P.
Couples
N/A
May 30, 2015

AWSOME TRIP

I really enjoyed my stay at Tropicano and love San Antonio I wish we could have stayed for more days then what we did, but the time that we were there was awesome even with all the rain. Thank you Hotel Tropicano and thank you San Antonio for letting us rekindle!

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

Couples

Review of El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Harley K.
Couples
N/A
Apr 6, 2015

convention for work

Swimming pool was not open first few days of stay Room furniture and carpet had stains. The weather was wonderful making the mile plus walk to the convention center a pleasure. The expanded Riverwalk is unique,serene and a lovely counterpoint to the tourist saturated center Riverwalk. The hotel staff was very helpfulworking around amenities that weren't working.

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

Couples

Review of El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Judith B.
Family
N/A
Mar 12, 2015

Retro Styling in San Antonio

Wonderful retro "tiki" themed hotel with very nice pool area. Only drawback is that it's a bit of a walk to the central core of restaurants and shops. maybe a ten or fifteen minuet stroll along the gorgeous Riverwalk We took a ghost tour and had a blast and learned some interesting facts. If you like a bit of nostalgia and not your typical chain hotel this is the place. If it was good enough for the Rolling Stones it is probably good enough for you !

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

Family

Review of El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Mayo Traveler
Couples
genoa city
Jan 25, 2015

so so stay

Parking was easy and the front desk staff credited us for free parking the entire stay. Very nice as there is no street side parking. The rooms were small but well equipped. The bed was very comfortable. The bathroom was tiny and had not been cleaned very well from the last visitors. There was no exhaust fan in the bathroom and mold/mildew was growing between the bathtub tile. We were able to switch rooms and the second was ok. The restaurant staff were horrible, bar food was ok didn't see any real menu choices.

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

Couples

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Stay closer to the entertainment area of the river walk.

Review of El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
wlm67
Family
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:

Family

Review of El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
bkkid
Couples
nyc
Nov 16, 2014

great time

Had great room service. I spent about a week in San Antonio and it was a nice stay. Would come back again. Parking is 9 dollars for being there as long as I did. Not bad

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

Couples

Review of El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Torres
Family
San Antonio, Tx
Aug 4, 2014

Review

Good overall experience. Great front desk staff. Would recommend it.

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

Family

Review of El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Gladys Ha
Family
Washington
Jun 9, 2014

Fun atmosphere

Walking into the lobby was like being transported to Miami. The lobby was bright with fun colors splashes around the place. The Latin music playing in the elevator inspired impromptu dance parties with our 2 year old. The room was clean and comfy as was the pool. We had a great time.

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

Family

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