El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel - San Antonio

110 Lexington Avenue, San Antonio, United States, 78205  show map
 3 stars
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El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel - San Antonio

Paid Wi-Fi
Parking

USD 18 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour business center

Food/ Drinks

Outdoor dining area

Poolside snack bar

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Cafe

Snack bar

Coffee shop

Shuttle

Shuttle service

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Heated swimming pool

Private swimming pool

Verified Reviews:

  • Parking area is open, but secure - Location was great - Nice clean pool with towels provided
  • Hotel has an excellent bar area - Staff is friendly - Fitness center was large and well equipped
  • Place was clean, decor pleasing - Staff always helpful - Had a nice view of downtown san antonio
  • Hotel lobby is attractive - No continental breakfast nor free coffee - Room was very comfortable
  • Very close to river walk like 10 min. walking - A/c smelled like homeless people - Internet had terrible reception

Overview

The grand El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel is a 3-star property located in the center of San Antonio. The hotel was opened in 1991, renovated in 2009 and is housed in a 9-storey building.

Guests can reach Riverwalk within a 15-minute walk. The venue is 1 km away from the city center.

The hotel offers easy access to a mall, boutiques and fairgrounds.

San Antonio Museum of Art train station is a 15-minute walk from the property. San Antonio International airport is 15 minutes' drive away.

Rooms

El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel offers 306 guestrooms appointed with a safe, climate control, coffee/tea makers, cable TV and wireless internet with all the sights of San Antonio within easy access. Some rooms have the city view. They have carpet floor and modern furniture.

Eat & Drink

The property offers a seasonal restaurant serving American cuisine. There is an onsite Expresso Coffee bar to relax in. Mango's and Club Cohiba are located within 50 meters away.

All visitors are offered a full breakfast for a fee. 

Services

The property features parking, a convenience shop and a designated place for smoking.

Relax

An outdoor swimming pool, a sunbathing terrace and a tennis court are offered on site. For active guests a fitness centre and a gym are provided.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

High-speed internet access is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site at USD 18 per day.

Year renovated:   2009.  Number of floors:   9.  Number of rooms:   306.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Free safe at reception
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Early check-in/ -out
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Sundry/Convenience store
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Coffee shop
  • Carte blanche
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Tennis court

Services

  • Shuttle service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Paid porterage

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Snack bar
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Catering service

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Exhibition space
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Private swimming pool
  • Heated swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Television in lobby
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Massage

Room view

  • Pool view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Free in-room safe
  • Living room
  • Dressing area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Washing machine

Self-catering

  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 4 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 19 years
Existing bedding FREE
There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

110 Lexington Avenue, San Antonio, United States, 78205

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City Center
  • San Antonio
    3300 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Southern Pacific Railroad Passenger Station
    1.0 mi
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Mango's (cuisine: Eclectic)
    100 ft
  • Ocho at Hotel Havana (cuisine: Latin, Cuban)
    700 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of floors:
    9
  • Number of rooms:
    306

Rooms and availability

El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel photos Room
King Room
  • Room size:

    270 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
Room Description:

This room features a coffee maker and a flat-screen TV with cable channels. A hairdryer and ironing facilities are provided.

El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel photos Room
Double Room Two Double Beds
  • Room size:

    270 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
Room Description:

This room features a coffee maker and a flat-screen TV with cable channels. A hairdryer and ironing facilities are provided.

El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel photos Room
Superior Double Room Two Double Beds
Pool view
  • Room size:

    315 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
Room Description:

This room features a coffee maker and a flat-screen TV with cable channels. A hairdryer and ironing facilities are provided It has extra space and is located poolside or overlooking the pool.

El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel photos Room
Queen Room
  • Room size:

    220 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
Room Description:

This room features a coffee maker and a flat-screen TV with cable channels. A hairdryer and ironing facilities are provided.

Standard Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
Room Description:

This double room has air conditioning.

El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Riverwalk Area1700 ft
  • Hangar2300 ft
  • Alamo Special Effects Theater2300 ft

Popular areas

Places of interest

Sport related

Museums

  • Southwest School-Art and Craft1400 ft
  • Copper Kitchen Southwest Craft1400 ft
  • Buckhorn Saloon and Museum1700 ft
  • Artpace A Foundation1700 ft
  • San Antonio Children's Museum1700 ft
  • San Antonio Symphony2000 ft
  • Buckhorn Saloon Museum2000 ft
  • Arts-San Antonio2000 ft
  • San Antonio Children s Museum2000 ft
  • Wax Museum2300 ft

Parks

Halls

  • Travis Conference Ctr1700 ft
  • Scottish Rite Auditorium1700 ft

Universities, Institutes

  • Baptist Health System Schools1700 ft

Theaters

Medical care and Hospitals

Local attractions

  • Sunset Station Historic Entertainment District5000 ft
    San Antonio, TX
  • Nightmare on Grayson1.0 mi
    201 East Grayson St, San Antonio
  • San Pedro Springs Park1.2 mi
    1315 San Pedro, San Antonio
  • The Alamo1.2 mi
    300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio
  • Institute of Texan Cultures1.1 mi
    801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., San Antonio

Near the hotel

  • San Antonio Central Library1600 ft
    600 Soledad Street, San Antonio
  • The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum2000 ft
    318 E. Houston Street, San Antonio
  • Ripley's Haunted Adventure2300 ft
    329 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio
  • Guinness World Records Museum2400 ft
    329 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio
  • Travis Park United Methodist Church1700 ft
    230 East Travis St, San Antonio
  • The History Shop2300 ft
    713 East Houston Street, San Antonio
  • Tomb Rider 3D Adventure Ride & Arcade2300 ft
    329 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio

Restaurants nearby

  • Mango's100 ft

    Address: 110 Lexington Ave.
    Phone: 2102239461

    55% likes this, based on 34 reviews
    Cuisine: Eclectic
    Price Range: USD 12 - USD 17

  • Club Cohiba700 ft

    Address: 1015 Navarro St.
    Phone: 210-222-2008

    72% likes this, based on 28 reviews
    Cuisine: Contemporary
    Price Range: USD 20 - USD 35

  • Ocho Lounge700 ft

    Address: 1005 Navarro St

    84% likes this, based on 40 reviews
    Cuisine: Cuban

  • Ocho at Hotel Havana700 ft

    Address: 1015 Navarro Street
    Phone: (210) 222-2008

    61% likes this, based on 58 reviews
    Cuisine: Latin, Cuban
    Price Range: USD 12 - USD 52

  • 4th Street Cafe700 ft

    Address: 207 4th St
    Phone: 210-226-0680

    83% likes this, based on 11 reviews
    Cuisine: American

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of floors:
    9
  • Number of rooms:
    306

El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel

Average guest rating

7.6out of 10
Fabulous
Based on 93 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Family with children
    10.0

    Nice location, right on the river walk. The room was clean with a comfortable king-size bed. The breakfast was good.

  • Family with children
    10.0

    For our stay in July 2012, the location and the good price we got on the Riverwalk was very good. The hotel is old and every effort hasb been made to upgrade it. It was a nice room all in all. I am happy and enjoyed it.

    The parking lot. There was parking but it was small, cramped, hard to find a spot, had to wait for someone to leave to get their space, had to squeeze in unmarked spots that were way too little and had to share the lot with all kind of police cars. The a/c was loud and you either had it on or off.

  • Older travelers
    3.2

    Very small room. Barely walking room around bed. Only 1 chair. Though Riverwalk has been extended out to El Tropicano, we had expected to be on downtown Riverwalk, not 2 miles away.

  • Group of friends
    8.2

    The staff was very friendly! And very helpful! I liked that it was in a quiet area, yet a short trolley ride from all the action. Everyday I purchased a trolley pass from the front desk & took a taxi back in the evening.The staff had menu's for most of the nearby restaurants. There are a few places to eat within walking distance. They have 2 bars(which are very reasonably priced), one in the lobby & one by the pool. At night they have a fire by the pool & bar for the children to make smores. Even though it was the middle of summer the fire was mesmerizing and beautiful to sit by. The pool is beautiful at night! I recommend getting a room with a balcony. Mine was on the second floor which went out to the pool-very nice.I Loved the Toucan which sang to us every morning as we sat outside our room. There is arboretum which has a tortoise, an iguana and a Toucan. There are Koi around the back that leads to a laundry room. It's the staff that makes the Hotel exceptional, everyone is so nice & helpful!!! I have to say it's the nicest staff of anywhere that I have stayed, at any hotel. It is an older Hotel, but the a/c worked great!!! I would recommend this Hotel & would stay there again. It was a great value for the money! The RiverWalk, Downtown, The RiverCenter Mall, The Alamo & The Mexican Market Place are all convenient Trolley rides from the Hotel. At night you can even ride in a Horse-drawn lighted Cinderella Coach.There are many modes of transportation available that come right to the Hotel. It is also very safe place to stay. Although I didn't eat there, I did have some of their coffee, it is their own brand and was pretty good. The Taxi ride from the airport to the Hotel is around $28, which is cheaper than the Airport Shuttle if you have more than 1 person as the shuttle is $18 per person. The Taxi didn't charge per person.

    I wish they had a real restaurant.They have a Deli with premade items (Sandwiches & Salads, Yogurt, Fruit & Juices). The breakfast(about $10 I think) was not to my liking. It is a Smorgasbord/Buffet but didn't look appealing to me.I Ate downtown & the Riverwalk. There are restaurants within walking distance.Do not stay next to the Fitness Room, The guys kept dropping weights, I called the front desk & they made them stop. But it was extremely annoying!!!

  • Couple
    4.2

    The design of the Lobby.

    The staff was not that nice, they did not even tell us about the ammenities or ask if we would like help with our luggage. They did not even direct us to the elevator or show us in the direction our room was. We basically had to learn everything on our own. Considering the Riverwalk is why people go to San Antonio they didn't even bring up the Riverwalk. We also do not like the fact that they said they were on the River walk but yet you have to drive to get to any restraunts or shops and pay $10 or more to park. They also charge $18.00 a night for parking in their hotel!! That is ridiculous. Our hotel bath tub started leaking black stuff and maintenance took forever to come fix it so we left our room after getting tired of waiting. It was fixed when we got back late that night. The A/C worked perfect during the day but did not work good at night. We were sweating.!! It was actually a very gloomy room that seemed a bit scary. The experience was terrible and we will not be going back to that hotel or to San Antonio.

  • Couple
    3.2

    The price

    Nothing the staff was very rude we we're not greeted once we would have to speak to the staff first. The room was moldy smelling very small and the sheets were moist feeling almost wet. We stayed 3 nights were gone all day and our room was only cleaned once. Also the parking prices were ridiculous.

  • Family with children
    7.0

    Was not happy that we had to wait 1hr 1/2 for our room!!! And the fact that the staff kept telling us our rm shld be rdy in about 10min, every 10 min!! And then to find out they gave our room to someone else!!! And it's too far from the part of the Riverwalk we wanted to be near.

  • Older travelers
    5.6

    We were disappointed to say the least. When we booked, it was indicated that our room will have a king size bed and at no time did we request a handicapped access room. Our room was comfortable enough. However, designed for weelchair access. The shower did not have a counter to place toiletries or other items and the shower was hazardous for normal persons, tile floors were slipery as we stod to shower. The hotel did not provide an information pamphlet or instructions to show was was abailable or the location of services and activities. The complimentary balcony had a tremendous view of the roof below. The bed was just quinn size.

    Thank you for the complimentary drinks at the bar. We enjoyed San Antonio non the less.

  • Couple
    9.0

    The hotel was very clean! When we first arrived we had a guy that was very rude and after that we had a guy that was very nice and helped us out. The walk is far but def worth it! Such a great pretty walk.

    Check in was at 4pm and we arrived a little after 5 and they still didnt have a room ready for us. The guy that helped was completely rude and didnt offer anything for us while we had to wait. An hour past and room still wasnt ready so another guy helped us out and offered us free drinks. Finally got our room and after that if we needed anything we went to the second guy that helped us. When we checked out he also helped us and didnt charge us for parking. I would stay at this hotel again because it was a great hotel, and pricing. It is about a 20 min walk from the main area but the walk was sooo pretty!

  • Older travelers
    9.0

    I really liked the location. The hotel is located on the quieter end of the riverwalk. It is close enough to walk to all of the tourist destinations but far enough removed to be quiet and relaxing.

    The hotel staff was not equipped to accomodate the hotel guests for the breakfast buffet. There wer long lines while there were open tables or tables waiting to be bussed. Much of the time there were more tables not being used than there were being used, while the line of people grew longer and longer.

  • Family with children
    8.2

    Its was right off the riverwalk and breakfast was great

    The rooms didn't have a small fridge and microwave

  • Single
    10.0

    great customer service - great staff, great atmosphere, clean and professional

  • Family with children
    9.2

    Nice Hotel, clean rooms, and great staff. Would stay there again!

    Read on the Web site that breakfast was included with price, found out when we got there that since we booked thru Booked.net and got the room at a reduced rate, breakfast was not free, it was 10$ per person. Got pretty expensive with 5 people in our family every morning! (An extra 300$ for the week I didnt plan in our budget). Will ask more questions next time!

  • Older travelers
    9.6

    Very nice, clean, pool & fitness were wonderful.

  • Group of friends
    8.2

    The staff was very friendly! And very helpful! I liked that it was in a quiet area, yet a short trolley ride from all the action. Everyday I purchased a trolley pass from the front desk & took a taxi back in the evening.The staff had menu's for most of the nearby restaurants. There are a few places to eat within walking distance. They have 2 bars(which are very reasonably priced), one in the lobby & one by the pool. At night they have a fire by the pool & bar for the children to make smores. Even though it was the middle of summer the fire was mesmerizing and beautiful to sit by. The pool is beautiful at night! I recommend getting a room with a balcony. Mine was on the second floor which went out to the pool-very nice.I Loved the Toucan which sang to us every morning as we sat outside our room. There is arboretum which has a tortoise, an iguana and a Toucan. There are Koi around the back that leads to a laundry room. It's the staff that makes the Hotel exceptional, everyone is so nice & helpful!!! I have to say it's the nicest staff of anywhere that I have stayed, at any hotel. It is an older Hotel, but the a/c worked great!!! I would recommend this Hotel & would stay there again. It was a great value for the money! The RiverWalk, Downtown, The RiverCenter Mall, The Alamo & The Mexican Market Place are all convenient Trolley rides from the Hotel. At night you can even ride in a Horse-drawn lighted Cinderella Coach.There are many modes of transportation available that come right to the Hotel. It is also very safe place to stay. Although I didn't eat there, I did have some of their coffee, it is their own brand and was pretty good. The Taxi ride from the airport to the Hotel is around $28, which is cheaper than the Airport Shuttle if you have more than 1 person as the shuttle is $18 per person. The Taxi didn't charge per person.

    I wish they had a real restaurant.They have a Deli with premade items (Sandwiches & Salads, Yogurt, Fruit & Juices). The breakfast(about $10 I think) was not to my liking. It is a Smorgasbord/Buffet but didn't look appealing to me.I Ate downtown & the Riverwalk. There are restaurants within walking distance.Do not stay next to the Fitness Room, The guys kept dropping weights, I called the front desk & they made them stop. But it was extremely annoying!!!

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

110 Lexington Avenue, San Antonio, United States, 78205

Get directions
City Center
  • San Antonio
    3300 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Southern Pacific Railroad Passenger Station
    1.0 mi
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Mango's (cuisine: Eclectic)
    100 ft
  • Ocho at Hotel Havana (cuisine: Latin, Cuban)
    700 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of floors:
    9
  • Number of rooms:
    306