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El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel

Key Highlights

Venue Type Hotel
Brand Independent
Rating Rating Information 3 Stars
Distance From Airport 9.5 Miles
Year Built/Year Renovated 1962/2010
Number of Sleeping Rooms 308
Number of Meeting Rooms 15
Meeting Room Space 40,000 Sq. Ft.


When it opened in 1962, The El Tropicano was the first hotel on San Antonio’s famed Riverwalk. Hip and fashionable from the start, the “El Trop” was inspired by the popularity and casual glamour of Acapulco beach resorts. 

The hotel quickly gained a reputation with movie stars, rock legends and ...
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Awards and Ratings

  • AAA Rating Information
  • 3 Diamonds
  • Forbes Travel Guide Rating Information
  • 3 Stars
  • Northstar Rating Information
  • 3 Stars

Venue Awards

The El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel is a delightful, unique property just north of the central downtown business district. The El Trop first opened in 1963 as a sophisticated, modern resort on the San Antonio River, and became an international destination for politicians, presidents and movie stars. The El Trop offers the business traveler and families an exclusive getaway with relaxed poolside amenities and boutique hotel manners. By combining contemporary design elements with materials and colors that reference its 1960s hipness.


Room Features and Guest Services
Mountain Views
Voice Mail Box
Luggage Storage
Urban Views
Room Service
Facility Information
Restaurant on Site
Onsite Catering
Gift Shop on Site
Wheelchair Accessible
Security Staff Onsite
Semi Private Space
Private Space
Outdoor Space
Street Parking
Bus Parking Available
Paid Parking Available
Business Services
Business Center
Audio/Video Capabilities
Video Conferencing
VIP Services
Recreational Activities
Outdoor Pool
Health Club
Venue Accessible By
Equipment Available
Dance Floors
Portable Heaters
Loading Dock Available

Cancellation Policy

24 hour cancellation deadline for individual reservations. During special event periods may increase from 48-72 hours prior.

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