$103 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 3, 2015 Check-out: Aug 6, 2015

El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel

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

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.2
out of 5
281 reviews
Great girls weekend!

The valet and front desk employees were very nice. No complaints at all, would go back! Loved the room See full review

  • Shannon
  • Jun 28, 2015
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

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.

Rooms

The 306 guest rooms and 11 suites have been recently redecorated in a contemporary style with bright accents of chili and tasteful dark wood. Views may be overlooking the San Antonio River, swimming pool or glittering downtown skyline. Free high-speed wireless Internet is available in all rooms throughout the El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel. All rooms are equipped with coffee makers, hair dryers, an iron and ironing board, telephones with two lines and data ports, and full-size desks. A flat-screen color television with an expanded cable lineup is also in each room. Guests choose a king or two full beds. Suites have raised platform beds.

Property features

The presidential suite was often occupied by President Lyndon B. Johnson and was dubbed "The Texas White House" during that era. Guests go for coffee drinks, rich baked goods or smoothies and fresh fruit at Expresso Coffee Bar. Kids under 12 eat free with their parents at the in-house Latin-inspired restaurant, Mango's. The Tiki Bar serves top-shelf tequilas and rums on its riverside patio; happy hour runs from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Toucans are seen at the aviary. Guests swim in the heated, outdoor pool or work out at the 3,000-square-foot STRIVE Fitness Studio. A business center offers faxing, copying and printing services. The El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel has 15 meeting rooms that offer a combined 37,000 square feet of meeting space. Groups of 10 to 1,000 can be accommodated.

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. 

Nearby attractions
  • Alamo (0.3 mi./0.5 km)
  • Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center (0.6 mi./1 km)
  • Market Square (0.7 mi./1.2 km)
  • Tower of the Americas (0.9 mi./1.5 km)
  • Alamodome (1.1 mi./1.8 km)
  • San Antonio Zoo (2.4 mi./3.8 km)
Business
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms and throughout hotel
  • Business center offers faxing, copying and printing services.
  • 15 meeting rooms offer combined 37,000 square feet of meeting space. Groups of 10 to 1,000 can be accommodated.
Transportation
  • San Antonio International Airport (7.1 mi./11.5 km)
Policies
  • Parking fees are $18 per night
  • Photo ID and credit card are required on check-in

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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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

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

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.

Meeting facilities

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

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

3.2 / 5
5.01.0
281 out of 281
Amenities:
3.2
Cleanliness:
3.6
Hotel staff:
3.8
Comfort:
3.5
Location:
3.3
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
Beth H.
Business
WEST LAFAYETTE
Jul 1, 2015

Disappointing Location

The location was disappointing - it was right on the river walk but all of the attractions are much further down and quite a hike. I would recommend staying at somewhere such as the Holiday Inn further down the riverwalk. The bar in the hotel was pretty good and reasonably priced. The rooms had weird Air Conditioners that didn't keep up well. The room felt muggy. The bathroom was below standards in being clean.

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

Business

Review of El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Shannon
Business
phoenix
Jun 28, 2015

Great girls weekend!

The valet and front desk employees were very nice. No complaints at all, would go back! Loved the room

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

Business

Review of El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Bryan J.
Business
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:

Business

Review of El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
slimkutz
Business
mission
Jun 21, 2015

nice place

I liked the view from my room. The staff was nice...

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

Business

Review of El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Tara M.
Business
N/A
Jun 18, 2015

interesting mini vacay

The hotel was interesting. Super friendly And attentive staff, neat art Deco style decor, great pool and bar.

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

Business

Review of El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Nancy U.
Business
Hemet
Jun 11, 2015

Return to San Antonio

We required a decent place to stay during a trip to San Antonio for our granddaughter's graduation. Although the building and décor reminded us of the seventies, the staff was efficient, polite and helpful. The hotel and our room was clean with comfortable beds. Out of the two elevators one was out of order the entire time we stayed. The hotel is right next to the river walk and has views of it from some of the rooms, however you have to check in early if you want a chance to get one. The walk to where the restaurants and shops are located on the river walk takes about twenty minutes. A coffee maker is in the room. The breakfast at the hotel restaurant was so-so.

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

Business

Review of El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Vanessa P.
Business
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:

Business

Review of El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
juan v.
Business
N/A
May 26, 2015

week end get away

Got there Saturday was expecting alot more from pictures I seen on line rooms are ok lobby is the only thing that's very nise.We check out Sunday overall is alright , staff was very polite.

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

Business

Review of El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Karina A.
Business
N/A
May 26, 2015

Weekend trip

I did not like the fact that they don't have free parking, however staff at front desk and valet parking were very nice and helpful.

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

Business

Review of El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
DesiBoyz
Business
N/A
Apr 24, 2015

Nice hotel for the price

Hotel is very nice. Our kids loved it. Pool was closed as the weather was rainy and cold. Lobby is very nice. Our only complain is the distance from Alamo. It's bit far to walk. We attempted to walk to Alamo but came back after we got lost within couple blocks from the hotel. The tall white guy with glasses at the valet parking was very respectful and knows what customer service is.

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

Business

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