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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 26 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 22 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 21 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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Reviewed 5 September 2014

This hotel is not at the top of my list of hotels to stay at in San Antonio but it's not worst either. We booked this hotel and got a great deal through Priceline. I wouldnt pay the prices they have listed on their website. It's on the riverwalk but just as others mentioned its at the end so there...

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Reviewed 2 September 2014

I booked a room on priceline at a reasonable price and this was the first hotel I stay in that I wasnt satisfied with, the location was perfect because everything was so close (Riverwalk). The room that we got was very small and we had no service at all, I had to stop a housekeeper in the hallway so she...

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Peterborough, New Hampshire
Reviewed 31 August 2014

Yes, it's technically on the Riverwalk but at the back end so it's a good walk (15-20mins) to the heart of the Riverwalk activities and on a hot Texas day, that's a long walk. Given that the location feels remote, I would not have felt safe walking the section from the hotel to the heart of the Riverwalk alone, day...

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Reviewed 30 August 2014

From the moment I walked to to see if the El Tropicano had rooms on a Thursday night, to the time of check out, this stay was one of the best travel experiences ever...I wanted to stay here because of the awesome history of the property, plus im a BIG I love Lucy Fan! The night staff was very knowledgable...

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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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  • Free Internet
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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: RM410 - RM915 (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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San Antonio Holiday Inn
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