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Barcelo San Jose

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Our Opinion
Great place to start and end your stay in Costa Rica. The hotel has a cool little casino and an awesome pool! The food is great (especially breakfast) and the main bar is open late with a live band and Soccer every night on the big screen. The staff were great, not everyone speaks english, but then again, it is Central America. Some of the rooms have an awesome view of Chicada, a Volcano close to San Jose. It is only about 10 minutes from the airport and close to downtown San Jose. The hotel has a shuttle to and from the airport and it is 24 hours.

Surrounded by lush tropical gardens, this landmark hotel is the perfect base from which you can explore bustling San Jose or the many nearby attractions. Located in a quiet residential area, it's equally popular with tourists and business travelers. The handy semi-inclusive package we offer is a great way to stretch your travel dollar, and the buffet restaurant is truly impressive! The small on-site casino, with its uniquely Costa Rican games of chance, spa, and 24-hour room service round out the upscale amenities here.

Location: Hillside, 5 min to downtown San Jose, 15 min from the San Jose airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • alturbo60 : Hassocks, United Kingdom
Typical city hotel

Room overlooked a very busy noisy road, better glazing is required. We were on anAll Inclusive basis but they didn't seem to understand what this meant, hard to get adrink before lunch from the bar and were directed to the pool bar where the service was very poor. Also, wine very limited with meals lucky to get a second glass.Rooms comfortable and well equipped.

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Family Trip in Feb 2018

If you are looking for a quiet place that is semi-all inclusive with no frills, this is your place. Crowd is mostly senior citizens so don't expect night life at the place. Food was average but the same at every meal. Staff was very pleasant and always took care of you.

  • ecwaves12 : Montauk, New York
Pleasant quick stay.

We stayed here for only 1 night, for our flight out of San Jose the next morning. It seems to attract more for conferences and business stays, we felt a little under dressed for just being tourists. Overall it was a nice stay, I liked our view of the city and mountains from our room. The bed and pillows were comfortable. We used a taxi that is usually waiting outside the hotel to go into the downtown (late on Sunday night not recommended, most places closed.) There is a sushi restaurant in the hotel but a little pricey for us (we are not there on business accounts). Next day we did not have much time so hung out by the pool which was nice, they have lounges and hammocks which I liked. Something I really liked was the botanical garden on premises. Small but a nice little walk and feels lush even though your in the city. Only thing that I did not like was the fridge was locked? and felt very off limits and uninviting unless you wanted to pay for extras and they advertise free wifi but when i tried signing on it said $7/day! I didn't think it was worth it for 1 day so I didn't do it, or maybe I was doing it wrong who knows. Staff was average, we met much friendlier outgoing ppl of Costa Rica outside the city but nothing in particular to mention. They let us have an extra hour of check out no charge which was accommodating.

  • Terri G :
First time visit to Costa Rica

Our family of 10 adults, spent 10 days in the Barcelo San Jose in January 2018. Our room was clean and tidy, the breakfast had a lot of choices for every taste, and yes, the elevators were a little confusing at first, but we felt very secure with their system. The desk clerks were very helpful answering our questions about local sights and educating us about the colones. We enjoyed downtime in hammocks by the pool. Our very favorite part of the visit was the nightly and most delicious food by the pool at the Rancho Bar. Brayan and Orlando provided fantastic service and they were a lot of fun!!! We would do this again in a heartbeat!

  • bloodbankbob : Albuquerque, New Mexico

The Barcelo has soothing decor and architectural charm. Our room was quiet, and large The breakfast is substantial with excellent variety. the dining room has bright window light. The desk and baggage service is excellent.

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
  • Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
  • Hotel transfers for packages to USA
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature
  • 254 rooms in one 8-storey building
  • 3 restaurants, including 1 International a la carte restaurant, dress code & reservations required
  • Snack bar
  • 24 hr room service (fee)
  • 2 bars including Piano bar
  • Alcohol-free bar
  • 2 pools
  • Jacuzzi
  • Tennis courts
  • Casino
  • Boutiques
  • Currency exchange
  • Tour desk
  • Gym
  • Steambath
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Beauty salon
  • Massage service (fee)
  • WiFi internet 
  • Car rental
  • Laundry service (fee)
  • Medical service (fee)
Hotel Rooms include:
  • 1 king or 2 double beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Cable TV
  • Mini-bar (fee)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • In-room safe
  • WiFi internet
  • Full bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Max occupancy 4 persons, no more than 3 adults
Kids Stay Free - Children 12 and under stay free when sharing with 2 adults.

For the Kids - Babysitting services subject to availability (fee).

Bonus - Daily buffet breakfast included.

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 San Jose
    San Jose,Costa Rica

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Barcelo San Jose Palacio
Residencial El Robledal La Uruca, San Jose 458-1150 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.