Atlantic Beach Hotel and Bar

 
76% love it
  98
GayCities Members report that Atlantic Beach Hotel and Bar has closed
Beach-front Bar
Located at San Juan's most popular gay beach. This is the place to order those daytime exotic drinks and listen to tropical island music. Offers early evening happy hour.

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    • Jarico
      Jarico 8 months ago
      Hates it

      Closed
      The hotel is still open but the bar is not

    • joesinaz
      joesinaz Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Last there in(OMG) 1997. Loved it!!

    • gayro
      gayro Over a year ago
      Loves it

      A gay friendly beach
      A nice place to be yourself

    • BonafideTravelbug
      BonafideTravelbug Over a year ago

      Standard Gay Bar/Hotel
      Basic service, basic accommodations, beachfront. It is mostly gay clientele and has been in operation for ages. Puerto Rico is very gay-friendly (or they simply don't care) so staying in a gay-hotel is unnecessary, but if you want to support the gay economy, it makes some sense. Convenient to sleazy nightlife on outer Condado, which is a bonus. Relatively retro with blue laser lights and poorly maintained palms.

    • ken.bellinder
      ken.bellinder Over a year ago

      Good times
      During the day very busy but attentive to customers. Night quiet but great views. Oceania restaurant next door, upscale. Many casinos close by.

    • qrhombus
      qrhombus Over a year ago
      Loves it

      It's all about the Happy Hour
      I'm currently on my third day staying at the Atlantic Beach Hotel. The hotel service has been friendly at this 2-star hotel. I chose this place because it was cheap and on the beach. And you get what you pay for. HOTEL PROS: Comfy bed, continuous (though non-adjustable) air conditioning, decent bathroom, plenty of plug outlets. HOTEL CONS: Mold spores on the bathroom ceiling & air vent, hallway noise is quite noticeable, room was very small, old hotel phone crackled during conversation with front desk, front light switch did not work, closet had only 4 hangers. OPEN-AIR BAR PROS: This full mixed-crowd, but mostly-gay bar offers Happy Hour from 5-9pm. Drink prices at that point are $3.75 (including the tax) on all mid-grade liquor drinks except for mojitos and other specialty drinks. They also offer some of the best slider sandwiches I've ever eaten (3 for $5 during Happy Hour, $8 otherwise). Excellent open air seating is pleasant, and the staff are quite friendly. Direct views of the beach, and a nice ocean breeze make this bar a MUST-go-to, even if the hotel accommodations don't quite meet anything above 2-star standards. OPEN-AIR BAR CONS: None. The bottom line: Hotel: 2 stars. Bar: 5 Stars

    • amistades
      hola soy nuevo por aqui vivo en florida me gustaria conoser personas de mi tierra p.r.

    • ricanpapitox
      ricanpapitox Over a year ago
      Loves it

      The Hotel is Welcoming of "Family"
      I went to this hotel hoping to have a great time. I was there 2 minutes and the bartender greeted me graciously. I helped that he was cute...lol But I got a drink and sunbathed for about an hour before going down to the beach. There on the beach I met some awesome girls...and boys. The hotel served us right on the sand, we took two shots and drank the native beer Medalla. It was awesome! Speedos and "boy shorts" are a common sight here and it does not matter how you look. All in all, I loved being there and I can't wait to stay there this summer!

    • bsdogg2006
      bsdogg2006 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Don't believe the reviews
      I am in Condado now. Didn't stay here because of the negative reviews I read on here

    • joe.whoolery
      joe.whoolery Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Nice place
      Was very pleased to see the updates. Heard some neg reviews, but really enjoyed my visit. Love the services from Juan, Miguel and Armando. The staff treated me like a queen.

    • Cedwardsnapa
      Cedwardsnapa Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Pretty bar
      Pretty bar not very crowded changing and updating nice happy hour 5 to 9

    • KANOAB77
      KANOAB77 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      The place was quite but the service was great. Beyond my expectations.
      I was told this beach bar was always packed. This was not the case when I visited. Sept5th-10th. However The drinks were great. On the weekends their beach welcomed everyone guest or not. Hector and A-Rod were very pleaseant and helpful. I met a lot of people from all over the world. I had great drinks and great conversation. It will probably pick up after Oct. Just went at a very slow time. they have done a very impressive remodeling project. They are getting ready to open up a trendy bar and offer food service as well. My friend had an ocean view room. It was well appointed and bright and inviting.

    • LATINONTOP
      LATINONTOP Over a year ago
      Hates it

      DONT STAY THERE
      I WENT TO SLEEP WITH THE WINDOWS OPEN BECAUSE I WAS FREEZING U CANT CONTROL THE AC FROM UR ROOM I CALL THE FRONT DESK AND THEY TOLD ME TO OPEN THE WINDOWN IT WAS KIND OF NICE GOINT TO SLEEP WITH THE SOUNDS OF THE WAVES BUT U HEAR LOAD PEOPLE AT THE BAR. YOU HEAR PEOPLE OPENING AND CLOSING OTHER DOORS, U HEAR THE HOUSEKEEPING LADYS TALKING IN THE MORNING, STAFF VERY OLD AND NOT FRIENDLY. CHECK OUT AT 12 MEANING BEFORE 12 U B OUT I WENT TO CHECK OTHER HOTELS AND I RECEIVE A CALL AT 1210PM THEY WERE LOOKING FOR ME TO LEAVE THE HOTEL OR I WAS GONNA BE CHARGED ANOTHER NITE, SO I WENT BACK TO WHERE I WAS THE RADISSON AMBASSADOR. ATLANNTIC IS NICE ONLY FOR A DRINK OR THE BEACH

    • A shame!
      In the last 12 years this hotel and bar have sunk so low... Back in the day (up till 1999) it was a pleasure to go, enjoy of drinks, nice drag queens show, high and low tea, you always make new friends both locals and tourist. The administration have neglected it's patrons and the property itself. I only hang out in the beach in front of the hotel, as still it's a gay spot but don't go to hotel anymore.

    • LetItRide
      LetItRide Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Horrible tourist trap... Beware!
      Several years ago I used to enjoy the outside bar, during the day.. today, even that is terrible. Poor managed site. FILTHY. Roaches. Against my advice my friend booked a weekend stay here.. When I went to see him I was NOT permitted to go up to his room. You'd think a dive like this would have changed the 'no visitors or hookups in guest rooms allowed' policy to save themselves. They have not. You PAY for a room and ur not permitted to take anyone you may meet up to the room, let alone friends, family etc.. not staying in the room. His bathroom was full of mold and a mouse entered and exited via the gap in the window sill. He had to forfeit his paid room and relocate to the Marriott as the management did nothing to appease him. The employees are rude and sarcastic to your face while smirking at you. This place should have been closed by authorities long ago. Seedy, low rent clientle and owners. I hear it is a tax write off for the owner who prefers it running at a loss. (My friend is in real estate there). Shame.. such a good location and such a waste of space.

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