$88 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 7, 2014 Check-out: Aug 8, 2014

El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel

4 stars
110 Lexington Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78205
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.2
out of 5
302 reviews
Marvelous!

Great facilities; great staff; great location. Would stay there again in a heartbeat. See full review

  • NCBeachBum
  • Jul 17, 2014
Fun atmosphere

Walking into the lobby was like being transported to Miami. The lobby was bright with fun colors... See full review

  • Gladys Ha
  • Jun 9, 2014
1960s flair with tiki bar and modern conveniences on the River Walk
The El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel opened in 1962 and remains the same as the first day it opened; sparkly chic and surrounded by a lush tropical landscape. A recent multi-million dollar renovation updated furniture and amenities. There are 306 guest rooms and 11 suites. Several dining and libation options are in-house and kids under 12 eat free. Wireless Internet is free throughout the hotel and a business center offers several services. Guests swim in the heated, outdoor pool or work out at the fitness center.
Highlights
  • Tiki Bar serves top-shelf tequilas and rums on its riverside patio; happy hour runs from 5-7:30pm
  • Latin and American cuisine is served at Mango's, kids under 12 eat free
  • Go for coffee drinks, rich baked goods, or smoothies and fresh fruit at Expresso Coffee Bar
  • Heated, outdoor pool, and 3,000-square-foot fitness center
  • 15 meeting rooms offer a combined 37,000 sq. ft. of meeting space. Groups of 10 to 1,000 can be accommodated.
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.

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.

Transportation
  • San Antonio International Airport (7.1 mi./11.5 km)
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.
Policies and fees
  • 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.

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

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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.

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:
1600
Check-out:
1200

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.

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Guest Reviews (302)

Ratings and reviews for El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel

Overall score

3.2 / 5
5.01.0
302 out of 302
Amenities:
3.3
Room cleanliness:
3.6
Hotel staff:
3.8
Room comfort:
3.5
Location:
3.2
Value:
3.3

64% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
NCBeachBum
Jacksonville, NC
Jul 17, 2014

Marvelous!

Great facilities; great staff; great location. Would stay there again in a heartbeat.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Ride the trolley. Parking in downtown is a mess.

Review of El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
LukeHouston
Business
Houston, TX
Jul 11, 2014

Clean room, $18 for parking per day

The hotel was fine, nothing great. Clean room. The appearance of the hotel in and out is dated. The hotel charges $18 per car per day to park.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sailor Nia
raleigh, nc
Jul 2, 2014

Quick Stay

It was a nice clean hotel. Outdated but it was nice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Review of El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
UNHAPPY MOM31
La Porte Texas
Jun 30, 2014

Not a good Hotel

We we first got there which was 5:30. an hour and half after check in time. Our room wasnt ready. The hotel looks nothing like it does it the pic, Its not that nice and its not on the Riverwalk its about a 15 minute walk to the main part of the riverwalk and mall. We also had a leak in our bathtub that leak to the room under us. The first night i locked the door and the latch up top the next morning when we woke up our door was open someone tired to get in our room but couldn't thank god for the latch up top of our door that stopped them getting all the way in. I know i wasn't satified with this hotel and they didn't do anything about my complaint when i told them about someone tried to come in our room when we were sleeping...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Review of El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
San Antonio Movers
San Anonio
Jun 25, 2014

anniversary weekend

This was a really great hotel, everything was nice and clean and the staff was helpful. The only downside was it was a little farther from downtown riverwalk then we thought, but it was only a $6.00 cab ride downtown.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Review of El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Big Willie187
Katy, Texas
Jun 21, 2014

Birthday Trip

Excellent stay at this hotel. Staff was extremely friendly and room was great especially for the price:) Will definitely stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
AKLawman
Houston Texas
Jun 17, 2014

Good place to visit San Antonio and be on the River-walk

The room was great. The access to the River-walk was great. The Hotel was very nice. The pool was great. There was no breakfast included like most other class Hotels offer. The prices at the Pool-Bar were outrageous. Overall the experience was very good.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

San Antonio River-Walk

Review of El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kingjp11
Seattle wa
Jun 16, 2014

Graduation

We had a great time and all of the staff was friendly

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Weekend Getaway'er
Central Valley, Ca
Jun 14, 2014

Good location, very friendly staff

We checked in after a very long drive from Southern California, straight to San Antonio. I looked up hotels by the Riverwalk on Yelp and this came up with good reviews so I booked it on our drive through town. When we arrived, we noticed that the hotel was not directly on the main part of the Riverwalk where all the activities are, but was right next to the walkway to it. In all, we found it it was a five minute walk to get to all the restaurants, bars and shops that the Riverwalk is known for. When we checked in, both the bellhop and the front desk people were very nice and accommodating. We chatted with them about our travels and got our room keys and parking instructions. We were towing a uHaul behind a truck and were really worried about parking, especially staying downtown and by the Riverwalk. The hotel had a side lot that was easily accessible and we had no problems with parking. We went up to our second floor room and didn't see any problems with it. The room was neat and clean and nice and cool. We had a view overlooking the river, which was nice. The room clearly was not new or modern but the hotel also lists this in the add online so I was not expecting much. The places around are room were pretty cool too. They have the pool right in the center with a hot tub but also in the hallways they had little balconies with tables and chairs that were open to anyone who wanted to use them. We saw some groups of family and friends sitting out there with a couple beers, chatting and enjoying the night. After dinner and exploring the Riverwalk, we came back to the hotel bar for a night cap. We had just caught the bartender before closing and got two drinks; a martini and a scotch. Both were good and we sat and talked for a bit while she closed up the bar. After she had everything closed down and was ready to leave, at our surprise, she asked us if we wanted one last round. Seemed to me that she really didn't have to do that and it would mean getting out some things that she just put away. She also could have just left and went home. Instead, she made us one last drink. We only stayed one night and most of our time was spent at the River walk and exploring downtown. As I said before, it is about a 5 minute walk to the River walk. It is also about a 5 minute walk to the Alamo. In all, our stay was very nice, made much nicer by the staff and the great location for a cheaper price than you would pay to be right on the River walk.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Bourdo's on the River Walk. It's right on the river, with outdoor seating and they have a blackened prime-rib. Gotta have it!

Review of El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Nette84
Houston, Tx
Jun 14, 2014

Birthday getaway

Came to celebrate sons 6th bday. We enjoyed to convince of the riverwalk. Had a blast

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
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