• Barcelo San Jose Palacio

    San Jose, Costa Rica
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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.

Barcelo San Jose Palacio

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.

Barcelo San Jose Palacio Reviews

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    Nice hotel in a lonely space

    The hotel is clean yet needs some updating. I visited in June of 2016 and it was pretty empty. This hotel is great for business conferences but if your are looking for a lively bar and party like... Read Full Review

    2016-09-28 - Reviewed By : Maranda B -
    Very good hotel with great staff

    I recently stayed at the Barceló San Jose Palacio. The room was large with 2 queen size beds which were very comfortable. The grounds were beautiful. What impressed me the most was the friendly and... Read Full Review

    2016-09-26 - Reviewed By : Coach-D_NY - Queens, NY
    Very nice hotel, great staff, beautiful location

    For your dollar your not going to get much better then this. Yes it's an older hotel but the grounds are well taken care of, the room are large and very comfortable with nice views. The staff is... Read Full Review

    2016-09-21 - Reviewed By : amot - portland,oregon

Barcelo San Jose Palacio Deals

Hotel Amenities


  • 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 Deals

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.

Extra Info

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.

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