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Atlantic Beach Hotel
Ranked #45 of 48 Hotels in San Juan
Racine, Wisconsin
1 review
“Perfect Location”
Reviewed 8 May 2010

If you do not mind a small dose of homosexuality then this place is a great value. My room faced the ocean and offered a breathtaking view. The location of this hotel puts you right in the middle of the Condado which is centrally located for the San Juan area. Plenty of shops and food on the main strip...Ashford Ave, and a bus runs straight to Old San Juan for .75, Finally, as a former native of this area, I can tell this area is safe..which isnt something that you can say about all areas in San Juan. Be sure to check out the penthouse...great sunning area.

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 5 May 2010

We traveled to San Juan to attend a destination wedding. Neither one of us has ever been to San Juan. We stayed for a week and was looking forward to exploring the area. The staff was very nice and gave us good tips on where to dine and gave us great directions to get around. The room was small, clean, light and airy. The bed was comfy as well. The location was great and within walking distance of many good restaurants. The hotel is remodeling so there is some old mixed with new which we didn't mind. This hotel is good if you like to explore the area you are staying in. If you want to lounge around the pool or beach and be waited on hand and foot then you need to spend more money and stay at big overpriced resort. There is a $50 deposit fee that they require upon check in. They give you a receipt and you return the receipt and they give you the $50 back. I was not aware of this prior to checking in but was ok with it when they explained that it will be returned at the time of check out (which we did receive). The two things I would liked to have had was an vending machine with snacks (there is a Walgreens one block from the hotel) for convenience, ice machine and a coffee machine (in the room). If there was an ice machine, we never found it. The hotel and surrounding area is safe. We had walked back from many restaurants and bars at 11:30 p.m. or later and felt safe.
The only time I was truly annoyed was the second night we were there the Billboard Latin Music Awards was taking place and the Conrad Hilton and La Concha were hosting after parties. At 3:45 a.m., La Concha taught it would be a good idea to set off a professional firework display on the beach a couple of properties down from the Atlantic Beach Hotel to close the party. It sounded like the City was under attack. That is not the Atlantic's fault, just make sure you're not staying when the music awards is happening :)

To sum this hotel up:
Pros: Great price, great location, clean and helpful staff
Cons: No pool (for those that don't like sand between their toes), no vending machine, ice machine, no in room coffee maker

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank NikkiZiv
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Orange, California
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Reviewed 29 April 2010

I just returned from a 4 nights stay at the Atlantic Beach. Rooms are freshly painted and clean. Basic accommodations with huge flat screen HDTV. Bathrooms are spotless and the beds are comfortable. Location is top notch! Right on the beach and is a gay friendly hotel with a beach bar. Lounge beach chairs and umbrellas provided free of charge to hotel guest. The biggest draw back is that all night long you hear people coming in all hours of the night and slamming their door. Loud talking in the hallway that just echos through out. If you don't require much sleep then this is the perfect location for the price that can't be beat. Staff is friendly and the beach is wonderful. Can be quit cruisey too. Especially on the weekends. Hustlers are out and about day and night so beware.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled solo
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2 Thank BillyBoy1230
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Harquer
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 21 April 2010

If You're Gay Don't Give Them Your Business!
This place is listed on several gay travel sites as being gay-owned/gay-friendly, though it was apparently sold a few years, it continues to misrepresent itself to gay travelers. The management is anything but gay friendly: they monitor guest's visitors and forcefully prohibit any they don't like, even if well behaved. My guest was asked to leave apparently just because he was the same sex and was in my paid-in-advance room and even though no loud or nuisance behavior was afoot. They also asked me, the guest, to leave -- then tried charging me for that very night! While part of this can be attributed to the tourist-trap milieu of San Jan generally, I definitely felt hostile discrimination.
The hotel itself is located right on the beach, but that's the only redeeming characteristic. Yes, they provide courtesy beach chairs, but renting a beach towel costs $10! Yes, they have a bar, but if you want something more than a bottle of beer or rum&coke, forget it.
Interior is very basic with tile flooring, which being on the beach might be understandable for cleaning purposes, but there was always sand even in the room! The bathroom has shower only and only half-sized sink. And no thermostat nor any individual climate control. I'm used to bare-bones travel including other parts of Latin America, but this was the worst value and least hospitable travel in my LA experience.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled solo
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6 Thank Harquer
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2010

Make sure you get a renovated room as they are quite nice, but small.
The showers are among the best ever! The beds are comfortable.
The staff were very friendly and accommodating.

Stayed April 2010, travelled with friends
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1 Thank James M
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Washington, DC.
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 15 April 2010

This is a gay friedly Hotel, and we are so happy we stayed here. We had room 207, queen size bed that had a ocean view, The room was very clean, the staff was great. I think we were the only lesbian couple there this week, but the boys were hot!!
We will recommend this hotel to all gay couples we know. You walk out from the bar onto the beach and into the water.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2010

I went down with 2 girlfriends and we had such a fantastic time. The staff was super friendly and helpful. The room was clean and comfortable however we did wish for temperature control at night because the AC was on too high. If your intent is to spend the majority of your time on the beach this place is perfect. You walk down the back steps directly on to the beach where they provide chairs and umbrellas free of charge. We spent a lot of time at the beach front bar sipping on reasonably priced drinks and talking with the locals and other hotel patrons. The whole place has a very good friendly vibe. If I return to PR I will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled with friends
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Property: Atlantic Beach Hotel
Address: 1 Vendig St. | Condado, San Juan 00907, Puerto Rico
Region: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > San Juan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#13 On the Beach Hotel in San Juan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Atlantic Beach Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 37
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience one of San Juan's most popular beach front locations at the Atlantic Beach Hotel on Condado Beach. The Atlantic has become a favorite place for the travel savvy and open minded traveler who enjoys its unpretentious atmosphere and its lively appeal to a wide variety of lifestyles. ... more   less 
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