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El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel

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Martinsville, Indiana
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

I was scared to stay after reading some of the reviews. We booked this through Hotwire so we didn't know what we were getting. We had two rooms (family of 8). They were across the hall from each other on the 6th floor. One room had a balcony and overlooked the pool, the other was a little smaller and looked...

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Warner Robins, Georgia
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First things first, the rooms are VERY small. A person cannot squeeze past another person sitting at the desk in the chair. If you wanted to get by someone in the chair you have to jump over the bed. On the positive side, the AC felt great in the San Antonio heat. The parking lot is also very small. I...

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Jacksonville, Florida
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great location, great staff, enjoyed myself greatly. Only issue was I booked a king size bed and was told none available when I got there. I wasn't offered any kind of accommodation for this oversight. Only reason for 4 stars not 5.

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Thank you so much for the experience. I had a great stay as the room was very clean, organized, and well prepared. Customer service was more than amazing. Thank you! Will def come back again next time

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DHanis, Texas
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The room was not ready upon arrival. I filled out the paperwork and was told to wait and they would call us. After an hour or so I went to check on the room and they didn't have my paperwork and had to do it all over again. The room was so small that there was maybe a foot between...

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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice accommodations, but was missing a few things. No full restaurant (just coffee and snacks), no sauna, and no room service. Also, having to pay for parking every night at a hotel you are staying in is insane.

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Warrensburg, Missouri
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Staff very very friendly. Hotel is somewhat dated, but was very clean and welcoming. And is a little bit of a walk from the hub of the river walks action. Which was not a big deal to us. It was a nice walk

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Blue Grass, Iowa
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The tub faucet was leaking a fast stream which made it hard to sleep, after 3 times asking the maintenance to fix it they still did not because they stated it would be too much work shutting off the water. It was obviously running a long time like that because the stains on the tub were visible around the water...

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have to admit that I was a little skeptical when Hotwire gave this hotel to me, but we were on a budget and headed to San Antonio to see our daughter graduate from her Navy school at Fort Sam. When we arrived at the hotel we found the staff to be extremely helpful and very friendly. We requested a...

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Battle Creek, Michigan
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Although relatively close to downtown San Antonio, room was small with limited amenities. Need to walk or cab to restaurants. Front desk failed to follow through on the cab we needed for an early morning ride to the airport. Housekeeping folks were friendly and helpful.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Premier hotel on the San Antonio Riverwalk boasts premium amenities. Indulge yourself at the Holiday Inn El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel in downtown San Antonio. Our tropical hotel is conveniently located near many downtown entertainment and business destinations. As your family arrives at this downtown San Antonio hotel, you will be welcomed by a gleaming mosaic of over 300,000 gorgeous glass tiles, as well as beautiful Mexican art. Situated at the start of the Museum Reach of the San Antonio Riverwalk, our hotel is convenient to local attractions including the Alamo, Tower of the Americas, Market Square, San Antonio Zoo and the Alamodome. You can catch the trolley from our hotel to your destination. Corporate travelers can appreciate the convenience of our San Antonio Riverwalk accommodations with easy access to the San Antonio International Airport, Henry B. Gonzales Center and companies such as Bank of America, AT & T, American Payroll, USAA, Valero Energy and Kinetic Concepts. We also provide business services including faxing, copying, printing and free high-speed Internet access. While lodging at our hotel in downtown San Antonio, see toucans in our aviary, visit our on-call massage therapist, exercise in the 3,000 square foot STRIVE Fitness Studio, swim in the out door heated pool or dine at our full-service restaurant and bar, where kids eat for free. ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel

Address: 110 Lexington Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78205-1313
Region: United States > Texas > San Antonio > East Side
Price Range: $135 - $302 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 306
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Holiday Inn San Antonio
San Antonio Holiday Inn
El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel San Antonio, Texas
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“Try to stay away from the elevators. The noise really comes through into the rooms”
 of 5 bubbles davidlE9391DC, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The tub faucet was leaking a fast stream which made it hard to sleep, after 3 times asking the maintenance to fix it they still did not because they stated it would be too much work shutting off the water. It not only affected our ability to relax but also our ability to sleep. In the hotels interest it had to be running up their water bill because it was wasting a quite bit of water. Not only was it annoying to listen to but not environmentally friendly wasting. The pool water was freezing, it was dirty and did not smell to have much if any chlorine in it. The room was not cleaned well at all, very minimal cleaning. The toiletries they leave in the room were rarely replaced; ex. lotion, kleenex, toilet paper, etc. One positive to the hotel is it did serve a decent tasting breakfast but not included.”
 of 5 bubbles caseys691, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“OK if you can get by with a very small room and bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles X5834AZjamesg, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“had trouble with the key card and they sent an engineer up to fix it in a timely manner. ”
 of 5 bubbles davidj452, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Very dated! Unclean appearance ”
 of 5 bubbles badams1139, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
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