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

Free 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

City shuttle service

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor 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 3-star El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel boasts close proximity to The Alamo, Temple Beth and San Pedro Springs Park just 1.9 km away. Opened in 1991, the lovely hotel attracts visitors with its original architecture.

Guests will enjoy the beautiful location in the center of San Antonio. The venue is 1 km away from the city center.

There are shopping options, such as a mall, boutiques and shops within easy reach of the property.

El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel lies within 15 minutes’ drive to San Antonio International airport.

Rooms

The 306 guest rooms are spread over 9 floors. Some rooms have the tower view. Bathrooms are fitted with a shower, a bathtub and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

The full service restaurant serves American dishes. Guests can relax in the poolside bar serving refreshing drinks. A variety of dishes are served in Mango's and Club Cohiba, which are only 5 minutes’ walk away.

All visitors are offered a full breakfast for a fee. 

Services

The hotel offers car rental services for travelling a cultural area.

Relax

The on-site spa facilities include a spa area, a solarium and a sauna. Active travelers will appreciate a fitness center and a gym available on site.

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
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Free safe at reception
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Early check-in/ -out
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • 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
  • Souvenir shop
  • Coffee shop
  • Carte blanche
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Tennis court

Services

  • City shuttle service
  • Valet parking
  • 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
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Television in lobby
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Pool view

Room facilities

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Paid 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
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • 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

  • 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. 

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
Bed type: King-size bed
Size: 270 sq. feet
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  • Air conditioning
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This room features a coffee maker and a flat-screen TV with cable channels. A hairdryer and ironing facilities are provided.

Room facilities
    El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel photos Room
    Double Room Two Double Beds
    Bed type: Double beds
    Size: 270 sq. feet
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    This room features a coffee maker and a flat-screen TV with cable channels. A hairdryer and ironing facilities are provided.

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      El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel photos Room
      Superior Double Room Two Double Beds
      Bed type: Double beds
      Size: 315 sq. feet
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      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.

      Room facilities
        El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel photos Room
        Queen Room
        Bed type: King-size bed
        Size: 220 sq. feet
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        This room features a coffee maker and a flat-screen TV with cable channels. A hairdryer and ironing facilities are provided.

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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
          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

          El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel Location

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          What's nearby

          Tourist attractions

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

          Popular areas

          Places of interest

          Museums

          • Southwest School-Art and Craft - 1400 ft
          • Copper Kitchen Southwest Craft - 1400 ft
          • Buckhorn Saloon and Museum - 1700 ft
          • Artpace A Foundation - 1700 ft
          • San Antonio Children's Museum - 1700 ft
          • San Antonio Symphony - 2000 ft
          • Buckhorn Saloon Museum - 2000 ft
          • San Antonio Children s Museum - 2000 ft
          • Arts-San Antonio - 2000 ft
          • Wax Museum - 2300 ft

          Parks

          Halls

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

          Universities, Institutes

          • Baptist Health System Schools - 1700 ft

          Theaters

          Medical care and Hospitals

          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 hotel

          • San Antonio Central Library - 1500 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 - 2400 ft
            329 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio
          • Travis Park United Methodist Church - 1700 ft
            230 East Travis St, San Antonio
          • The History Shop - 2300 ft
            713 East Houston Street, San Antonio
          • Tomb Rider 3D Adventure Ride & Arcade - 2300 ft
            329 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio

          Restaurants nearby

          • Mango's - 100 ft

            Address: 110 Lexington Ave.
            Phone: 2102239461

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

          • Club Cohiba - 700 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 - 700 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 - 700 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 floors:
            9
          • 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

          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

          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
          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