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Barcelo San Jose Palacio

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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.

Overview
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
  • val s : Lisburn, United Kingdom
Good Hotel

Great buffet breakfast but sometimes hard to find table early in morning as tables reserved for large tour groups.Not close to shops or restaurants.Rooms are excellent, good size with comfortable beds.The pool area is really nice and you can eat poolside.They offer a collection service from airport, The driver does not come in you need to wait outside and look for the bus which displays hotel name

  • Filippo F : Como, Lombardia, Italy
A PERFECT 5 STAR HOTEL

We spent two nights there, while finishing our trip in Costa Rica. The hotel is a bit far from downtown due to traffic more than distance. Rooms are big and fresh, service is kind and professional and the structure reflects the Barcelò style. It has a complete gym with a jacuzzy to relax, a big pool with a pool bar, four restaurants and a tennis court to play at night as the sun sets. We only had the chance to experience the breakfast service in the morning and was everything people need for a complete breakfast. I hope to come back as soon as possible.

  • Smallpup : Vancouver, Canada
Excellent Value!

I did enjoy staying at this property. The airport shuttle service was great and on time. The room was a great size with 1 big bed. It was clean and comfortable. I enjoyed the hammocks at the pool. Great to relax in after a busy day. I stayed twice within a month and thought some front desk staff looked unhappy and didn't make an effort to smile much. Also, a guy working the tour desk on my first stay in February was smug and seemed disinterested when I asked about a tour. He said he would call the company and call me in my room with the answer. It has been a month and I am still waiting for the call. LOL. The location is away from things (which I knew when I booked) but I made it work. Overall, I would stay here again.

  • Miraclerose : Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Just Perfect

We stayed on the 5th floor and had a room overlooking the garden area. The people who work at the Barcelo were wonderful from the front desk to room service. The Garden's are lovely. My daughter and I enjoyed our stay. I had dental trips into San Jose but do not like staying in the city and this was perfect. Breakfast and desert buffet were delicious.

  • Wilka A : Miami, Florida
Execelente servicio.

My boyfriend and I love the staff, the room was clean and well organized , the food was amazing, the pool and the bar where really nice. All the staff were really professional and fiendly. Ill definitely go back to this hotel again. Thank you barcelo for a wonderful stay.

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

  • 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 Palacio
    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. Escapes.ca cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules.

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