Barcelo Palma Real

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An elegantly appointed beautiful metropolitan hotel located next to the gorgeous La Sabana Park. The Barcelo Palma Real, conveniently situated five minutes from the city center of San Jose, provides the ultimate location to mix business and pleasure. Also ideal for exploring San José's magnificent surroundings.
Location: 5 min from downtown San José and 25 min drive from San José International Airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • secretshannon510 : Oakland, California
Not bad, but not close to the airport

I booked a one night stay here through Travelocity where the hotel was listed as being located 0.13mi from the airport (it's really over 7km from the airport, which is about 30 minutes in San Jose morning traffic). For an early morning flight, airport proximity was important. After searching for the hotel for an hour (due to Travelocity's inaccurate address listing and the hotel front desk not knowing what street they were on), we finally arrived, starving after a 5 hour drive from the Caribbean coast, as the restaurant was closing. No problem, we went to the casino for food and settled on the chicken quesadilla which wasn't bad for the price (or maybe we were just starving). All in all, the hotel is fine, a solid 3 stars. The rooms were clean (bathtub could use some touching up around the grout/caulking); for the price, I'm not complaining. The breakfast was good, more options than most American continental breakfasts.I don't see myself staying here again, but more because I'm not looking to stay in San Jose for anything other than to get to an early morning flight -- and then I'll be sure to book closer the actual airport.

  • LeionMan : Dalarna
Ok and cosy

We only stayed the night on our Costa Rica tour and had a very early breakfast. That was nicely fixed and very good too. The room was clean, sober and with comfy wide beds. So I would gladly return. Not much more to be said.....

  • David S : Frankfurt, Germany

Casino fine,good food,friendly BUT beware of smaller cost items.For drinks I usually got a short pore and was overcharged for a cognac that was just a poor quality brandy.When I asked the barman for a bottle of water he ASKED for €5.I just walked away. If he thought I was very rich of witch I am not people don t get that way by being taken by thieving bartenders.The prices are high enough without having to deal with this.

  • Cathy W :
One night stay.

Only stopped for 1 night before moving on. Nice room and comfy bed. Reception staff were very helpful. Plenty to choose at breakfast. Only negative comment was the Barman ripped me off with my change. I was too tired to make a fuss at the time.

  • suzybro : League City, Texas

I only stayed here one night but would gladly have stayed longer. I arrived well ahead of check in and was told no problem, that my room was ready. The gentleman that helped with my baggage was very professional and friendly. The room was very nice, super comfy bed and I loved the bathroom. There is a mini bar with prices listed. There is also a lobby bar, restaurant and room service; which I look advantage of. The tray was served beautifully and my spinach ravioli hit the spot. I also was offered a shuttle to the airport at 4:00 am for only $5. There is no pool at this property if that is of importance to you. Highly recommended.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
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  • 67 rooms
  • 1 A la carte restaurant (International)
  • 1 bar
  • Exercise area
  • Gift shop
  • Meeting facilities
  • Business centre
  • Internet station (fee)
  • Live entertainment (from Monday to Friday in the Lobby Bar)
  • Room service (fee)
  • Laundry services
  • Open-air Whirlpool
Standard room, Garden or street view includes:
  • 2 double beds or 1 king-size bed
  • 1 bathroom with shower only
  • Telephone
  • Air conditioning
  • Cable television
  • Hairdryer
  • Mini-bar
  • In-room safe available for a fee
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Max occupancy: 3
Junior Suite, Garden or street view includes same as above with:
  • 1 full bathroom
  • Separate living area
  • Max occupancy: 4
  • Kids Stay Free - Applies to all children 12 and under, when sharing room with 2 adults. Special is available year-round. Max 2 kids.

    Bonus features - Buffet breakfast daily and use of swimming pool, spa and tennis courts at the Barcelo San Jose Palacio.

    Honeymoon Bonus - Receive a bottle of sparkling wine, fruit basket, room upgrade (subject to availability), dinner for two once per stay, and breakfast in bed once per stay. Marriage certificate dated within the last 3 months is required at check-in.

    Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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    • Barcelo Palma Real
      San Jose,Costa Rica

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    Palma Real Hotel & Casino
    AV 9 Calle 50 Sabana Norte, San Jose 250 Costa Rica

    Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

    Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

    Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

    Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.