El Tropicano Hotel

Hotel · Downtown San Antonio
110 Lexington Ave (at St. Marys), San Antonio, TX 78205, United States
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    Christine B.
    "Friendly staff, retro vibe, & a clean, comfy room!"(2 Tips)
    TaMara S.
    "Staff is super friendly and the updated rooms are always clean."(4 Tips)
    Kimberly W.
    "The bed was mega comfy!"(2 Tips)
    Lance C.
    "View from the Tiki Bar patio:)"(2 Tips)
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  • retro vibe
  • outdoor seating
  • comfortable rooms
  • scenic views
  • good for a late night
  • romantic
  • music
  • tiki drinks
  • clean
  • pillows
  • free parking
  • friendly staff
  • Sara Y.

    A little far from the sceney part of the Riverwalk, it's quiet uptown.

    Sara Y · 3 weeks ago
  • Kysa C.

    Pool is beautiful - ask for a room on the 2nd floor with a sliding door that opens to the pool.

    Kysa Crusco · April 27
  • Pratiti M.

    Very old hotel. But clean.

    Pratiti Majumdar · November 22, 2014
  • Gwen B.

    Older hotel

    Gwen Beavers · October 25, 2014
  • Ray S.

    Love the atmosphere. Like a trip back in time.

    Ray Sarracino · August 18, 2014
  • Shane B.

    For anamazing room service option, check out www.TheBikeWaiter.com and choose delivery from over 30 local restaurants. Great vegetarian options as well!

    Shane Broussard · December 21, 2013
  • TaMara S.

    Staff is super friendly and the updated rooms are always clean. The hotel has a retro feel to it, and it's downtown without being too downtown. We got married here over 3 years ago, still beautiful!

    TaMara Sikes · July 13, 2013
  • Penny S.

    Not as close to the riverwalk as I would have liked.

    Penny Stafford · May 6, 2013
  • Chris L.

    Book direct or they will give away your room. And they are rude about it too.

    Chris Lohl · March 16, 2013
  • Blanca Lidia

    It is a beautiful place to stay, there is always great music playing, the bar is open late sometimes, the pool is lighted and closes til 11 and when it's dark it's romantic.

    Blanca Lidia · September 1, 2012
  • Kimberly W.

    Staff were awesome! I really enjoyed our stay here! The bed was mega comfy!

    Kimberly Wyman · June 21, 2012
  • @johnsonjamesy

    Overall, the hotel is okay. A few updates could really take the facility to the next level. Be prepared to pay $18 for parking.

    @johnsonjamesy · April 16, 2012
  • Todd-n C.

    Love the beds and pillows. Felt like we were sleeping on a cloud!

    Todd-n Cabra · March 24, 2012
  • Lucas M.

    My room has a patio which you can smoke without going down to the lobby. How's that?!

    Lucas M. · March 19, 2012
  • Mike B.

    No kidding about the WiFi !!

    Mike Baker · March 19, 2012
  • Cameron L.

    Though it is a great hotel, they will nickel and dime you like crazy...

    Cameron Losoya · February 9, 2012
  • M.C. R.

    Some rooms have a refrigerator and microwave.

    M.C. R. · December 23, 2011
  • Rex A.

    Hotel is alright for the most part, the WiFi sucks ass, and if you call the front desk they will tell you to just use the business center... Gee thanks

    Rex Allyn · October 16, 2011
  • Hotel Tonight

    Every elevator ride is a dance party when salsa is on the playlist.

    Hotel Tonight · September 7, 2011
  • Lance C.

    $20 of Food and Beverage for $15...see Front Desk.

    Lance Cornelius · August 5, 2011
  • Laura R.

    Make use of the trolley! Get a day pass.

    Laura Ramos · July 24, 2011
  • Lance C.

    Mad MEN Sundays at the pool. Bar opens at 12p.

    Lance Cornelius · June 19, 2011
  • Brandon S.

    Free parking for foursquare day event @ Big Brothers Big Sisters - St. Mary's & Baltimore

    Brandon Spaulding · April 16, 2011
  • Lance C.

    Fiesta has begun!

    Lance Cornelius · April 8, 2011
  • Veronica M.

    Join us on 4/16 at El Tropicano Hotel for the 4sqday Official 2011 Party. Read more

    Veronica Morales · March 29, 2011
  • Raul T.

    If you get a room facing the pool and want to sleep in, you won't be able too due to loud samba music playing after 10am.

    Raul Tapia III · March 28, 2011
  • Lance C.

    View from the Tiki Bar patio:)

    Lance Cornelius · March 27, 2011
  • Lance C.

    Dive in Movie tonight...Star Wars.

    Lance Cornelius · March 12, 2011
  • Christine B.

    Great stay! Friendly staff, retro vibe, & a clean, comfy room! Great for fun on the Riverwalk! :)

    Christine Brown · August 29, 2010
  • Craig K.

    Speakers at the pool pump a steady stream of Cuban jazz; the tiki bar inside is like something out of old school Vegas; overall, a very cool retro vibe.

    Craig Kapitan · August 9, 2010
  • Jenny B.

    We just checked in ... So far I'm reasonably satisfied. Room is nice and clean.

    Jenny Buttler · June 28, 2010
  • Sandra R.

    Get a room facing the pool, not the street.

    Sandra Robb · June 16, 2010

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