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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 5 October 2014

My brother and I wanted to take a quick weekend trip to San Antonio. Literally almost everything was booked. We used hotel tonight and El Tropicano seemed like a good option. When we arrived it seemed like maybe a place that used to be thriving in like the 60s? There's a cool latin vibe... but a way dated cool latin...

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Miami, Florida
Reviewed 30 September 2014 via mobile

We were only in SA for the night & chanced our luck with a Priceline bid. I'll admit I was a bit worried when the name appeared & I had never heard of it but figured oh well we were stuck. When we arrived I was pleased to see the hotel was actually quite nice & clean. At night we...

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Gladewater, Texas
Reviewed 27 September 2014

From the time we drove up to the time we checked out we loved it. The decor is very eclectic and the history of the hotel is fascinating. Loved sitting outside watching the Riverwalk activity with our cocktails. It is a bit of a walk to restaurants...but it is a beautiful walk we did over and over. If you get...

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Ellensburg, Washington
Reviewed 25 September 2014

Essentially this is a 3/5 (average) hotel, but for what it claims and costs, it's a 2/5 (poor). It's an older hotel (about 52 years old) that has had some nice facelifts, but there are some problems with the bones and guts of the hotel. The rooms are decent enough, but nothing overly special either. They are smallish as other...

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 25 September 2014

Walking into the lobby is like a time warp back to the 60's. While the room was quite clean, it showed its age - especially the carpet. Wi-fi is provided but really doesn't work from the rooms. Breakfast is as good as any we've had but is certainly not a dining experience. Access to the river walk is just across...

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Arecibo, Puerto Rico
Reviewed 23 September 2014

We bought this hotel bidding on Priceline and what a good surprise! The hotel is located at the beginning of the Riverwalk area, 10 minutes walk from Downtown and Alamo Area. Our room had a Riverwalk view (beautiful). The front desk was very attentive and cordial! Always latin music on the Lobby. This will be my hotel for my next...

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 22 September 2014

I made a 4 day business trio to san Antonio. This was the second stay I had at this hotel. I will definitely stay there on my next trip. The rooms were very clean and very good daily housekeeping. It is close to great cuisine. The staff at breakfast cared about the experience and insured I had a good start...

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Uvalde, Texas
Reviewed 21 September 2014

Had a great experience the first time we stayed, that we had to come back for the second time, in a month. The beds are very comfortable, the staff are very friendly and the (hot) breakfast buffet was excellent for the price.

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Mexico City, Mexico
Reviewed 20 September 2014

Well I feel in Cuba with a touch of Gilligan Island, there is constantly playing a cuban soundtrack, I am sure I have heard the full album at least 3 times already, the place has a mixture of latin stuff, mexican, caribbean stuff, but with a 70s look with parrots and strange Tiki stuff, but the rooms are very nice...

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Danville, IL
Reviewed 20 September 2014

Let me start with the positives - very friendly, helpful staff -the public areas are nice, but nothing special, it is a clean place - the negatives - very old hotel, rooms small, VERY small bathroom, no counter space, only one plug in - the bed was not too bad, but they have these wall mounted a/c units and it...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel

Address: 110 Lexington Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78205
Region: United States > Texas > San Antonio > East Side
Price Range: $109 - $260 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 306
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Holiday Inn San Antonio
San Antonio Holiday Inn
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