A Retro Original on the San Antonio Riverwalk
outside shot of el tropicano hotel in San Antonio

Catch Sunny Vacation Vibes at El Tropicano Hotel

Inspired by the casual glamour of Mexico’s popular beach resorts, El Tropicano opened its doors in 1962 as an ode to sunny Acapulco. Hip and fashionable right from the start, "El Trop" was the first hotel located on the North Channel of San Antonio’s famed Riverwalk.  Over 50 years later, our iconic "Hotel to the Arts" remains a favorite in the local community for its retro lobby, elevated pool area with tiki bar, massive event space, and its outstanding amenities and accommodations.


  • Free Wi-Fi throughout hotel
  • Elevated pool area & tiki bar
  • Daily breakfast & coffee at Mango's Restaurant and Expresso's Cafe
  • 37,000 sq. ft. of meeting space
  • 3,000 sq. ft. fitness center
  • Executive Chef & catering team
  • Central Riverwalk location
  • 5-story Basco Vazko mural
  • Self & valet parking onsite