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Get an overview of this hotelCasual family hotel overlooking the Riverwalk

Walk to the Alamo

This 9-story family-friendly hotel, 6 blocks from the Alamo, overlooks the start of the Museum Reach section of the Riverwalk; the convention center is 9 blocks away.

Mangos Restaurant

El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel features Mangos Restaurant, serving American cuisine and seasonal specialties with a Tropical flair, and overlooks the Riverwalk.

Southwestern style

Southwestern-style guestrooms offer complimentary wireless Internet access, premium cable channels, and bathrooms with pedestal sinks.

El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel opened in 1962 and is inspired by the Acapulco beach resorts of the time. Located in the heart of the Riverwalk, guests are a short walk away from the restaurants and clubs of the Riverwalk's original section and South Bank, as well as from the dining and shopping in the newer Museum Reach section. Other attractions, such as the Alamo, Market Square, HemisFair Park, and Tower of the Americas are also nearby, accessible by foot or by San Antonio’s river taxis, which provide on-and-off access for El Tropicano guests.

The hotel offers an outdoor pool surrounded by a spacious courtyard, fitness center, restaurant, and lounge. Guests at El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel can enjoy the complimentary wireless Internet access available throughout the hotel.

Business guests at El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel will appreciate the 24-hour business center and 36,995 sq feet (3,437 sq meters) of meeting room space for up to 1,000 people.

This hotel welcomes small dogs.

  • Outdoor pool 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount) 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Restaurant 
  • Conference space 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Express check-out 
  • Total number of rooms - 306 
  • Number of floors - 9 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Concierge services 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Health club 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Computer station 
  • Meeting rooms 13 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Rooftop terrace 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Luggage storage 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 37000 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 3437 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 19 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Wedding services 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Television 
  • Desk 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

Mangos - Open for buffet breakfast daily. Menu features scrambled eggs, applewood smoked bacon, sausages, and pancakes.

Expreso - Espresso bar located just off the lobby area with Riverwalk views. Guests can sip a latte or a smoothie, or enjoy lunch or dinner on the terrace. Menu includes sandwiches, salads, and grilled items.

Room service is available during limited hours.

Nearby Things to Do

The hotel offers a fitness center with cardio equipment and a weight machine, as well as an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Check-in time ends at midnight

Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 75.00 per pet, per stay, plus a deposit of USD 75.00 per stay
  • Dogs only
  • 1 per room (up to 25 lb)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: USD 10.95 for adults and USD 3.95 for children (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 16.00 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 21.00 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Pet deposit: USD 75.00 per stay
  • Pet fee: USD 75.00 per pet, per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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We should mention

Children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.


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