Welcome to El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel, your best choice of River Walk hotels in San Antonio, featuring exceptional accommodations and prime location.
When it opened in 1962, El Tropicano was the first hotel on San Antonio's famed River Walk. Hip and fashionable from the start, the "El Trop” was inspired by the popularity and casual glamour of Acapulco beach resorts.
The historic El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel embodies Texas' famed tradition for hospitality with a sunny, sleek retro vibe sure to delight every visitor. Nicknamed the "Texas White House” during President Johnson's tenure in the Oval Office, 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.
Fast forward to 2015 and the hotel continues to proudly host visiting celebrities including Sherman Hemsley, Don Williams, Charlie Daniels, Seth Green and Wynton Marsalis to name a few.
For over 50 years the El Trop has been a part of the very fabric of San Antonio that sets the River City apart from any other in the state. The hotel mission has remained consistent over the past 52 years: Give back to the community that has given us so much over the years.
The El Trop supports and partners with the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, Arts SA and many other organizations throughout the community. For many reasons, specifically its generosity to the art community, the hotel has gained the unofficial designation a
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