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San Antonio’s PremierRiverwalk Hotel

A tropical paradise set amid San Antonio’s downtown landmarks, our historic hotel on Museum Reach is reminiscent of a sunny Acapulco beach retreat. Everywhere you look there are brilliant splashes of color, tropical plants, Mexican artifacts, and outdoor verandas overlooking the Riverwalk. Our iconic hotel is adored by all for its retro lobby, elevated pool area, versatile event space, and outstanding hospitality.

Hotel Amenities
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    • Free Wi-Fi throughout hotel
    • Elevated pool area & tiki bar
    • Newspapers available in lobby
  • 3,000 sq. ft. fitness center
  • 37,000 sq. ft. of meeting space
  • Executive Chef & catering team
  • Central Riverwalk location
  • 5-story Basco Vazko mural
  • Self & valet parking on-site*

Top Reasons to Stay

Top-Notch Fitness Studio

Our 3,000-square-foot fitness center has all of the equipment you’ll need to stay in shape during your San Antonio stay.

Top Reasons to Stay

Awesome Downtown Location

Our historic hotel is just steps from prime dining, shopping, art, and entertainment along the lively San Antonio Riverwalk.

Top Reasons to Stay

Free Wi-Fi Throughout Hotel

With free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, it’s easy to upload vacation pics or stay in touch with family and friends.

Top Reasons to Stay

Elevated Pool Deck & Tiki Bar

Soak in the sunshine, sip on a tropical drink, or simply enjoy the scenery from our elevated pool deck and tiki bar.


Delighting guests since 1962, the historic El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel embodies Texas’ famed tradition for hospitality. The renowned El Trop also served as a chic vacation spot for Tinseltown stars such as Rock Hudson, Julie Andrews, Dolly Parton, and the Rolling Stones; and continues to be one of the most well-known and popular venues for social, cultural, and political events in the city.

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