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

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Tennis court

 Spa and relaxation

Health club

Solarium

Reflex massage

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 3-star El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel offers modern guestrooms. Remodeled in 2009, the property features original architecture.

Guests can get to San Antonio Art League Museum, Tower of the Americas and The San Antonio Art Institute in 20 minutes on foot. The hotel is set 600 meters away from La Villita, Buckhorn Saloon Museum and Market Square.

Such shopping places as a mall and markets are a few steps from the property.

15 minutes' drive from San Antonio International airport and 15 minutes' walk to San Antonio Museum of Art train station.

Rooms

The hotel offers 306 rooms. All of them feature high-speed internet, coffee/tea makers, heating, cable TV and ironing facilities. All bathrooms are appointed with a hairdryer, a shower and bath sheets.

Eat & Drink

The seasonal restaurant serves American dishes.

All visitors are offered a full breakfast for a fee. 

Services

A safe deposit box, currency exchange and an elevator for general use and a copy machine, an exhibition space and a meeting room for work can be found on-site.

Relax

Guests will enjoy a health club, a solarium and a sauna on site. The property offers a gym and fitness center to keep shape.

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 rooms:   306.

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Facilities

General

  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Handicap parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Free safe at reception
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Sundry/Convenience store
  • Souvenir shop
  • Coffee shop
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Tennis court
  • Fitness center

Services

  • Paid valet parking
  • Room service
  • Paid porterage
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Cafe
  • Catering service
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Exhibition space
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Health club
  • Spa center
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Television in lobby
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Pool view

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

  • Bathtub
  • Steam shower
  • Washing machine
  • Hair dryer

Kitchen facilities

  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • CD player
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  4 pm

Check-Out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 19 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • 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
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
Restaurants
  • Mango's (cuisine: Eclectic)
    200 ft
  • Ocho at Hotel Havana (cuisine: Latin, Cuban)
    600 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of rooms:
    306

Rooms and availability

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Bed type: Double beds or 2 Single beds or King Size bed
Size: 270 sq. feet
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    How to reach hotel

    hotel El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel - San Antonio San Antonio location
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    Hotel Address:

    110 Lexington Avenue, San Antonio, United States, 78205

    Get directions
    City Center
    • San Antonio
      3300 ft
    Airports
    • Bus stop
      700 ft
    Restaurants
    • Mango's (cuisine: Eclectic)
      200 ft
    • Ocho at Hotel Havana (cuisine: Latin, Cuban)
      600 ft
    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from  4 pm
    • Check-Out:
      until  12 pm
    • Year renovated:
      2009
    • Number of rooms:
      306

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    What's nearby

    Tourist attractions

    • Riverwalk Area - 1700 ft
    • Hangar - 2300 ft
    • Alamo Special Effects Theater - 2300 ft
    • Alamo - 2700 ft

    Places of interest

    • North Star Mall San Antonio Texas - 2000 ft
    • The Alamo - 2300 ft

    Sport related

    • San Antonio Municipal Auditorium - 400 ft
    • Charline McCombs Empire Theatre - 2000 ft

    Amusement

    • Texas Adventure - 2300 ft
    • Imax Sales and Administration - 2700 ft
    • Imax Theatre Group Sales - 2700 ft
    • Yanaguana Cruises - 2700 ft

    Museums

    • Copper Kitchen Southwest Craft - 1400 ft
    • Southwest School-Art and Craft - 1400 ft
    • Artpace A Foundation - 1700 ft
    • Buckhorn Saloon and Museum - 1700 ft
    • San Antonio Children's Museum - 1700 ft
    • Arts-San Antonio - 2000 ft
    • San Antonio Symphony - 2000 ft
    • Daughters-Republic-Texas Libra - 2300 ft
    • Plaza Wax Museum and Ripley's - 2300 ft
    • San Antonio Museum of Art - 2700 ft

    Halls

    • Scottish Rite Auditorium - 1700 ft
    • Travis Conference Ctr - 1700 ft

    Universities, Institutes

    • Baptist Health System Schools - 1700 ft

    Theaters

    • Majestic Theater - 2000 ft

    Medical care and Hospitals

    • Baptist Medical Center - 1400 ft
    • Baptist Hospital San Antonio - 1400 ft
    • Eye Bank-San Antonio - 1700 ft
    • Nix Health Care System - 2300 ft

    Local Attractions

    • Sunset Station Historic Entertainment District - 5000 ft
      San Antonio, TX
    • Nightmare on Grayson - 1.0 mi
      201 East Grayson St, San Antonio
    • San Pedro Springs Park - 1.2 mi
      1315 San Pedro, San Antonio
    • The Alamo - 1.2 mi
      300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio
    • Institute of Texan Cultures - 1.1 mi
      801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., San Antonio

    Near the hotelNear the hotel

    • San Antonio Central Library - 1600 ft
      600 Soledad Street, San Antonio
    • The Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum - 2000 ft
      318 E. Houston Street, San Antonio
    • Ripley's Haunted Adventure - 2300 ft
      329 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio
    • Guinness World Records Museum - 2300 ft
      329 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio
    • Travis Park United Methodist Church - 1600 ft
      230 East Travis St, San Antonio
    • The History Shop - 2200 ft
      713 East Houston Street, San Antonio
    • Tomb Rider 3D Adventure Ride & Arcade - 2300 ft
      329 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio

    Restaurants Nearby

    • Mango's - 200 ft

      Address: 110 Lexington Ave.
      Phone: 2102239461

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

    • Club Cohiba - 600 ft

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

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

    • 4th Street Cafe - 700 ft

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

      84% likes this, based on 42 reviews
      Cuisine: American

    • Ocho at Hotel Havana - 600 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

    • Ocho Lounge - 600 ft

      Address: 1005 Navarro St

      83% likes this, based on 9 reviews
      Cuisine: Cuban

    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from  4 pm
    • Check-Out:
      until  12 pm
    • Year renovated:
      2009
    • Number of rooms:
      306
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    El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel Reviews

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

    Individual 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

    hotel El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel - San Antonio San Antonio location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    110 Lexington Avenue, San Antonio, United States, 78205

    Get directions
    City Center
    • San Antonio
      3300 ft
    Airports
    • Bus stop
      700 ft
    Restaurants
    • Mango's (cuisine: Eclectic)
      200 ft
    • Ocho at Hotel Havana (cuisine: Latin, Cuban)
      600 ft
    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from  4 pm
    • Check-Out:
      until  12 pm
    • Year renovated:
      2009
    • Number of rooms:
      306