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El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel

AMOMAUS$98*
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09/04/2017 10/04/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$139*
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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 18 August 2015

DO NOT STAY HERE!!! My family and I went here last weekend it was a disaster from the start. The valet which you pay for was always packed coming back one night we waited in our car for at least 30 mins trying to get the valet guys to move the cars so we can go in an self park...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 16 August 2015

I have stayed here several times. It isn't the Westin or the Hyatt but you also don't pay those prices either. It has a funky vibe and is great for people who appreciate "different". It is somewhat dated but they have done a decent job keeping up with the times. I would say my biggest complaint is the cleanliness. It's...

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Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 16 August 2015

We stayed at El Tropicano during our stay in San Antonio. While you could tell that the hotel had seen it's fair share of guests (slightly dated rooms, and hallways), we were very happy with our stay there. The check in process was smooth and easy and all of the staff we encountered were pleasant. Our room had a pretty...

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Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

DO NOT STAY HERE!!! Staff was horrible and our room had roaches. Some of our property came up missing from our room. TRASH HOTEL!!!! Attempted to contact supervisors to see what they would do about our stolen or missing property from our room but never got a reply back in to how a resolution would be reached. Worst experience.

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Miami, Florida
Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

Upon check in, my family and I felt pleasantly surprised. The hotel has very cute decor and staff was super friendly and helpful. Got to our room and there was a nice welcome message on the bed, even found out that the Rolling Stones have stayed here. So everything seemed to be going well. The room did smell musty and...

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1Thank MollyCecile
Netherlands
Reviewed 11 August 2015

Although we booked and payed this hotel on Expedia long before we went over there and we even called them the same evening to tell us we would have a late arrival, they just as easy gave our room to a higher bidder. The staff handled our anger without any form of compassion or excuse and just send us off...

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3Thank MrBlackMagic
Chicago
Reviewed 11 August 2015

Please don't buy into the negative reviews, go see for yourself and you'll be pleasantly surprised too!!! A little bit of a walk to the riverwalk but aren't you prepared to "walk" anyway?? Far enough away for peace and quiet, close enough to enjoy everything the riverwalk has to offer. Clean, comfortable, nice décor, good food, and excellent customer service,...

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1Thank Michelle M
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 4 August 2015

A throw back of yesteryear, that has not really caught up to the modern times. You wait for Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. or the ghost of LBJ to walk by. A jewel of days gone by but not 2015. I Don't see any thing changing in the next 20 years. Moldy smell in the rooms I did...

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 August 2015

I have to say very surprised with some of the very negative comments on here. I have been here nine nights on business and have extended for another week, and may do so again. The staff are lovely and helpful, room is clean. You get what you pay and this is well worth the nightly fee. Only ten minutes from...

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Corpus Christi
Reviewed 3 August 2015

We stayed at this hotel as part of a convention that we were taking part in. I had read the reviews before we went and I knew it was not going to be like the typical Riverwalk hotels that I have stayed in before, but this was even worse than I expected. There were 4 people in our room. We...

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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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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 78205-1313
Region: United States > Texas > San Antonio > East Side
Price Range: RM452 - RM1,032 (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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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn San Antonio
San Antonio Holiday Inn
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“Very dated! Unclean appearance ”
 of 5 bubbles badams1139, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Stay somewhere else!”
  • Actually no salads available. Toilet an inch from the wall. Worn down chairs. Dirty microwave. T
  • Actually no salads available. Toilet an inch from the wall. Worn down chairs. Dirty microwave. T
  • Actually no salads available. Toilet an inch from the wall. Worn down chairs. Dirty microwave. T
  • Actually no salads available. Toilet an inch from the wall. Worn down chairs. Dirty microwave. T
  • Actually no salads available. Toilet an inch from the wall. Worn down chairs. Dirty microwave. T
  • Actually no salads available. Toilet an inch from the wall. Worn down chairs. Dirty microwave. T
  • Actually no salads available. Toilet an inch from the wall. Worn down chairs. Dirty microwave. T
  • Actually no salads available. Toilet an inch from the wall. Worn down chairs. Dirty microwave. T
 of 5 bubbles ericd40, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Clean, well organized, comfortable bed, easy operating TV remote. Great view of the Tobin Center and River Walk. All the amenities I needed. Thank you.”
 of 5 bubbles 781marthab, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“A room off the pool is worth it. You even have an enclosed sitting area.”
 of 5 bubbles EBDover, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“could update the rooms a little, clean but has a feeling of an older building”
 of 5 bubbles michellebF1250NG, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
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