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“Had A Great Stay At This Hotel” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Atlantic Beach Hotel

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Atlantic Beach Hotel
Ranked #44 of 46 Hotels in San Juan
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“Had A Great Stay At This Hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2006

I wont say this was an excellent hotel but I enjoy my stay for six days with my partner. Everything was convinent for us, we both loved the beach and the good service they provided. Just one bit problem and that was it was no refergerator in the room we were in which i believe was the Standard room but not much I can complain for good price.

Stayed April 2006
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2006

We recently returned on 3/23/2006 from our fifth annual stay at the Atlantic Beach Hotel. Based on our past visits we have never understood some of the negative commente made about this hotel. We have always found more good points about this hotel than negative.

This year we were able to book our reservation directly thru their web site on their new reservations system which we found to be very quick and convenient. All of the rooms we have stayed in over the past 5 years have been absolutely fine with ample space and always very clean bathrooms with plenty of towels.

All of the staff is really very friendly and helpful and the service could not be faulted. The location is ideal and so close to everywhere that we have always wanted to go while in Puerto Rico. We look forward to our sixth visit next year, and we will continue to recommend the Atlantic Beach based on our past five stays.

  • Stayed March 2006
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2006

I just returned from Puerto Rico and a 15 night stay at the Atlantic Beach Hotel. I have to admit to being worried about booking such a long stay at this hotel after a few of the negative reviews. But from the moment I arrived I knew it would be a great place to stay.

All of the employees and management made me feel right at home from the day I arrived to the day I departed. They were all so friendly and helpful, and couldn't do enough for me. The hotel's location is perfect with a good selection of restaurants close by.

The Atlantic Beach Bar was really HOT, and was always a great place for drinks and meeting locals. All in all, I had a very positive experience at the Atlantic Beach Hotel and have already booked my return trip for July 2006.

  • Stayed March 2006
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2006

I stayed at the Atlantic Beach after staying at the Marriott down the beach and drinking at the Atlantic Beach bar for a couple of past visits. I finally decided to take a chance after the Marriott wanted $250 for a night. I was pleasantly surprise with the room and the value of the property. Don't get me wrong...it is basic accommodations by luxury standards and if you want the Ritz Carlton (at the $400 p/n price tag) it is down the road a few blocks.

I stayed on the 4th Floor in an ocean view room on the end. I usually stay in top suites at top hotels but for a few days at the beach and out of the cold of the northeast, how bad could it be. It wasn't bad at all. The room was clean and comfortable. I saw nothing that other claim. The water was hot in the shower (or though you did need to run it to get the water up to the top floor in the morning) and it was convenient to both Old San Juan and the trendier clubs. The bus stops a block away to you can get to Old San Juan or the Plazas des Americas very easy and cheap.

PROS: PRICE, friendly staff, convenient bar and beach, great breakfast on site

CONS: None really unless you're expecting the Ritz Carlton and in that case, have fun with the old people cause we'll be drinking on the beach.

I had a wonderful visit, drank my butt off at the bar, met some great people with whom I still stay in contact from my area and will be repeating the entire thing next November (if not sooner).

  • Stayed November 2005
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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57 Thank RainbowTrvlr
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2006

I stayed solo at Atlantic beach for 8 days at the end of March, and had a great time. It may help to have a somewhat limited expectations. It's not the Marriott, which for me is a plus. It is a great location, on the beach, in the center of the Condado, lots of places to eat, shop, or hang out.
There are hot bars and dance clubs in Santerce, just up the hill,and the spectacular Old City a short cab ride away.
I had a room facing the ocean, (very clean) and really enjoyed that. The rooms are modest but comfortable. It's true that the airconditioning is cold and the only solution is to tape over the ducts but, so what.
I didn't care, as i was at the beach all day,
at the bar in the hotel for happy hour each night,
and otherwise with my friends out doing things.
Staff was really friendly and helpful, from the beach boys to the front desk, to the cool Jamaican woman who cooks breakfast.
Probably helped that the weather was perfect, clear
and 85 degrees and beach full of hot guys, but
that's really what i came for.
There's a great terrace on the 5th floor,
with a beautiful view, very private, very peaceful. check it out.

  • Stayed March 2006
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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65 Thank adventurer searcher
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Buffalo,New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2006

I would like to say its not as bad as the reviews make it to be. I hear people talking about bugs and the place not being clean. What lies! I saw cleaning peoples every day changing the sheets and cleaning the rooms. The staff was very helpful and kind. Yes its not a five star hotel so do don't expect it. I went with my partner and 2 other guys. We all would agree that it served its purpose for the 2 weeks that we were there. There could be improvements but you get what you pay for!

  • Stayed March 2006
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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102 Thank Aleoop2113
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Chapel Hill, NC
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2006

We didn't know that it was a predominantly gay hotel, but learned from the info desk at the airport. Taxi driver said we were the second straight couple he had taken there in 14 years. When we were there, though, it was mostly gay couples, plus some straight couples and families-- very subdued, in spite of the photos of cross-dressers in the lobby. The room was dumpy, uncomfortable mattress, fungus on ceiling. No control over the AC-- the room was FREEZING! Their only solution was to put tape over the vent. Argh. Still, the staff at the desk was always available with advice and a smile-- more approachable and friendly than anywhere else we experienced in San Juan. The hotel was right on the beach, and the beach was WONDERFUL. It was great to be right on the water.

  • Stayed March 2006, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank Kerry V
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Additional Information about Atlantic Beach Hotel

Property: Atlantic Beach Hotel
Address: 1 Vendig St. | Condado, San Juan 00907, Puerto Rico
Location: 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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