El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel - Downtown

Stay at El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel in San Antonio. Dates into December Available.

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Tropical-Themed Hotel Along San Antonio River Walk

In 1962, El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel was the first hotel to open right along San Antonio's now legendary River Walk. Its primo waterside perch made the hotel a popular vacation spot, even attracting the attention of celebrities—Julie Andrews, the Rolling Stones, and President Johnson all stayed here. Today, location is still one of El Tropicano's biggest draws; it sits in one of the first sections of the walk, just a short distance from restaurants, bars, and nightclubs along the San Antonio River.

The hotel's Latin-inspired restaurant, Mangos, sets out a full breakfast buffet ($9.95 per adult; $3.95 per child) each morning that includes scrambled eggs, applewood smoked bacon, and pancakes. There's also an espresso bar in the lobby, where you can grab a latte or smoothie to sip while you lounge on the riverfront terrace or by the pool. Guest rooms provide a comfortable retreat with upgraded amenities, including ergonomic desk chairs, 37-inch flat-screen TVs, and pulsing shower heads.

San Antonio, Texas: Historic Missions near Picturesque River Walk

In the late 1920s, architect Robert H. H. Hugman designed an urban park around the San Antonio River—a space he envisioned as an American version of Venice, where people could shop and dine along the waterfront. Completed in 1941, the 2.5-mile river walk still serves as a vital artery in the heart of San Antonio, winding past cafés, hotels, bars, and shops.

Located one story below street level, the waterway is flanked on either side by stone pathways, quiet waterfalls, and towering cypress trees. The waterside path reveals little surprises along the way, such as picturesque restaurants, public art installations, and Davy Crockett's coonskin Mercedes. A new extension connects the walk to the four-story San Antonio Museum of Art, where you'll find more than 25,000 sculptures and paintings ranging from Roman antiquities to contemporary pieces.

Also nearby is the Alamo. Thanks to the 1836 battle that made it a symbol of Texas independence, the mission has become the most visited tourist site in the state. It's actually one of five historic Spanish missions clustered around the San Antonio River. The largest, Mission San José, lies just 5 miles south of downtown. Its famed rose window is once again on display following an extensive renovation.

No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed. Read the Fine Print for important info on offer details and other restrictions.

What You Get

  • Stay for two in a king or two-full room
  • Dates into December

Policies and Fees

  • Reservations: Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
  • Cancellation policy: 48hr cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable
  • Taxes: 16.75% tax added at purchase

Read the Fine Print for important info on offer details and other restrictions.


  • Latin-inspired restaurant
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center (extra fees)

The Fine Print

  • Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
  • 48hr cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable
  • No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate
  • No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check in
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • Must use promotional value in 1 visit
  • 16.75% tax added at purchase.

Other Details

Room Details

  • One king or two full beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2 in king rooms; 4 in two-full rooms
  • Adding occupants above standard: $10 per night for each additional guest 12 or older; guests 11 or younger stay free

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: noon
  • Parking: self-parking available on weekdays and valet on weekends for an additional $18 per day
  • Rollaways: available for an additional $10 per night
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets up to 20 pounds may be added for $75 per stay.
  • Accessibility: please contact property for handicap accessibility requests or options.
  • Room upgrades: upgrades to a poolside room may be available for an additional $10 per night by contacting the property.

Getting There

  • By plane: about 10 miles from San Antonio International Airport (SAT)
  • By cab: about $33 from SAT, including a 15% tip

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Marie P. · 2 reviews
· Reviewed May 30, 2018
Efficient staff


Jessica E. · 1 reviews HELPFUL REVIEWER
· Reviewed May 25, 2018
Pictures are definitely not current. Our ac went out in our room at 2:30am. Told front desk and they couldn’t do beside comp the $20 parking they charge to park at the hotel. Which was $20 for uncovered parking.


· Reviewed May 24, 2018
I am very happy with this hotel. It’s a little older but the pool is fun to sit around. There was a bar next to the pool. The down stairs lobby had a place to eat and a bar. It’s a fun place for kids. Then you are right there at the river walk. I will be back.
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