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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
  • Celia C :
Nice place

We had to change our room request to have a double bed instead of a king bed. They changed that without any hesitation. The hotel arranged for a shuttle to pick us up from the airport, this was a seamless transition and made our arrival very quick.The hotel staff were very friendly. The hotel is very clean.The breakfast was very good.I would recommend anyone to stay at this hotel.

  • YL-JC : Miami, Florida
Good experience!

Staff is nice and attentive. We were assigned a double room initially, but we asked to be changed to a king room, no problem at all with the request. Room was very clean. Breakfast was well served. Strong Wi-Fi signal inside and outside of hotel. Great location. I would come back.

  • RobertoB2112 : Costa Rica
A suite is not just a suite

I visited in November 2015 and stayed in a Junior suite leave the second floor. It was close to the reception desk and during the rainy season so I got a fantastic price. The Palma Real Hotel is located right off off the large Parque Sabana on the edge of San Jose Costa Rica. Even though my room was located close to the reception area but noise levels were always low. I tremendously enjoyed the suite the four days that I was there.Again this was close to a year ago but my experiences with the restaurant were less than stellar. The food was OK but not exceptional. The staff of the restaurant as well as the hotel were fantastic. Always an important part of any stay.With all of the fantastic food opportunities around the hotel I would never hesitate to stay here again. Located in the safe and very secure area of the city, the staff do a very good job of welcoming you and take care of you.

  • eballix : Trieste, Italy
Unexpensive and nice!

I have to admit that I have choosen this hotel just because of the price, since I was on a tight budget.I have found a very nice atmosphere, friendly and professional staff, a cozy room, even a restaurant with many vegetarian options. Highly recommended if you need to stay in this area.

  • Dimerid : San Diego, California
A cozy little place

Great Italian restaurant right next door to the hotel. Los Olivos make a reservation because there always seems to be a 30 minute wait. Danny was the best waiter, personable, attentive and funny. Not to mention the food was excellent. Okay now back to Palma Real. The morning front desk staff excellent. Restaurant staff excellent during breakfast. Toilet issues not resolved during stay. Not sure I would stay there again.....

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
  • Items of a personal nature

  • 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.