El Tropicano is located in the heart of the Riverwalk. Guests can walk to the restaurants and clubs of the Riverwalk's original section and South Bank, as well as to the newer Museum Reach area. 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.
El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel features Mangos Restaurant, serving American cuisine and seasonal specialties with a tropical flair. The Tiki Bar offers a weekday, happy hour buffet. The Expresso coffee bar is open daily. This smoke-free hotel offers an outdoor heated pool and a 3,000-square-foot (279 square-meter) fitness studio. Wireless Internet access is complimentary throughout, and the hotel has 37,000 square feet (3,437 square meters) of meeting room space available. This property welcomes small dogs.
Southwestern-style guestrooms at this 9-story San Antonio hotel offer 27-inch TVs with premium channels. Wireless and wired high-speed Internet access is complimentary. Bathrooms feature pedestal sinks and roomy tubs with sitting ledges. All rooms are non-smoking units; most have city views.