my boyfriend and i travelled to puerto rico for a few days on vieques, and the rest back in san juan. we'd found the site of the atlantic beach hotel, liked the look of it, and the price. we're a hetero couple but this being a 'gay hotel' didn't factor in one way or another...why would it? we'd read some of the negative reviews so were a tiny bit doubtful about it, but we really enjoyed it. sure, it's a little shabby. the elevator is sloooow and creaky. the phone situation is a little odd. (we'd accidentally drowned our phones while in vieuqes,so had to rely on landlines) but our room was squeaky clean, newly refurbished, all white and stark and minimalistic and pretty, the closet was roomy, the bathroom cute, the water pressure just fine, and the AC...well, it can't BE too cold for me, so i had no problem with it. best of all: the view. we opened our drapes and beheld sparkling blue/green waters and gently waving palm trees and white sand, just steps outside our door. the staff was universally pleasant and helpful, from the front desk to the bartenders, the drinks good, the beach chairs and towels free. we slept like babies with the sound of the surf lulling us. the neighborhood seems FINE to me, lively and busy, with tons of restaurants and shopping nearby, and we never felt unsafe. i'd definitely recommend this to open minded, laid back folks who just want a clean pretty room on the beach at a good price, and don't need frills or pampering. we'd definitely go back.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Atlantic Beach San Juan
- Hotel Atlantic Beach