$77 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 29, 2014 Check-out: Dec 31, 2014

Barcelo San Jose Palacio Hotel

3 stars
Autopista General Canas 3KM,, El Robledal - La Uruca, San Jose,
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
97 reviews
Great place to stay!

Wish we would have had longer here! We only stayed one night before going to rain forest and wish... See full review

  • Lissa frequent traveller
  • Jan 28, 2014
Great place to stay in San Jose

My two friends and I really loved the Barcelo Palacio in San Jose -- beautiful old world charm with... See full review

  • NH Fran
  • Nov 13, 2013
Stylish guest rooms, great business amenities near downtown San Jose

Located along the General Canas Highway, the Barcelo San Jose Palacio Hotel sits in a residential area just minutes from the international airport and downtown San Jose attractions like the National Museum, the Central Market and the Simon Bolivar Zoo. Boasting a large conference center with space for up to 1,500 guests, the Barcelo San Jose Palacio Hotel makes an ideal choice for business travelers -- services include free parking and airport shuttle, Wi-Fi Internet access (fees apply) and a business center.

Highlights
  • 1,200-person conference center
  • Complimentary airport shuttles (under established schedule)
  • 3  on-site restaurants - The Miyako Restaurant specialises in Japanese cuisine. The Rancho Grill restaurant offers meat dishes and Anfora Restaurant and Cafe serves buffet or a-la-carte meals.
Barcelo San Jose Palacio Hotel Rooms

The Barcelo San Jose Palacio Hotel offers 254 rooms with city or garden views and a wide variety of layout options, from standard guest rooms to junior and full-size suites. In-room amenities include a mini bar, direct-dial phone with voice mail, cable TV, coffee-maker and hair-dryer. Suites come with computers, printers and Internet connections (fees apply).

Features

Business travelers especially appreciate the Barcelo San Jose Palacio Hotel, which boasts one of the largest convention centers in the country. The hotel also has 14 flexible meeting rooms, and business amenities include Wi-Fi Internet access (fees apply) and a full-service business center. To unwind after meetings, guests can relax by the outdoor swimming pool. On-site activities also include a spa center with fitness machines, massage services, sauna, and hot tub. For meals, patrons can find both buffet and a la carte restaurants.

Transportation
  • Coca Cola Bus Station (2 mi/3.2 km)
  • Juan Santamaria International Airport (9.1 mi/14.7 km)
  • Shuttle service between the Hotel and the Juan Santamaria International Airport (at no charge and by request - check set schedule)
  • Shuttle service to the Barcelo Tambor Beach (fees apply and on request - consult timetable)
Attractions
  • Museum of Costa Rican Art (1.9 mi/3 km)
  • National Museum (3.1 mi/5 km)
  • Central Market (2.3 mi/3.7 km)
  • National Theater (2.8 mi/4.4 km)
  • Pre-Colombian Gold Museum (2.8 mi/4.4 km)
  • Simon Bolivar Zoo (2.9 mi/4.6 km)
  • La Paz Waterfall Gardens (28.4 mi/45.8 km)
Business
  • Conference center for up to 1,200 guests
  • 14 meeting rooms
  • Full-service business center
  • Wi-Fi Internet access (fees apply)
Policies & fees
The property provides free airport transportation upon request. Please send flight number, time of arrival and name of the airline to sanjosepalacio.rrpp@barcelo.com at least 24 hours before arrival.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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Barcelo San Jose Palacio Hotel Rooms

SUITE CLUB PREMIUM

Suite Club features 2 Queen Beds or 1 King Bed.
Maximum Capacity: 4 Guests
Room Size: 646 Ft2 / 60 M2.

Large and luminous rooms which are comfortable and very functional. They also have all the technological and personal details to ensure full comfort during your stay.

Guests staying in these rooms have exclusive access to the Club Premium, where they can check-in /out, enjoy a delicious breakfast, lunchtime snack, afternoon tea, night-time refrigerator or residents bar in an exclusive space to relax, hold a small meeting or simply contemplate the marvelous view of the city of San Jose.

In Room Amenities:
  • Balcony
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Minibar and Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Private Bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • In-Room Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Living Room
  • >
    The suites offer additionally computer, printer and direct internet.
    SUPERIOR ROOM

    Superior Room features 2 Queen Beds or 1 King Bed.
    Maximum Capacity: 4 Guests
    Room Size: 334 Ft2 / 31 M2.

    Spacious and light-filled rooms, perfectly equipped for business travelers and holidaymakers and feature all the latest technological and personal details to guarantee comfort during each guest's trip.

    In Room Amenities:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Coffee Maker
  • Direct Dial Phones
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron Board
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Voice Mail
  • Private Bathroom with Bathtub
  • SUPERIOR ROOM CLUB PREMIUM
    SClub Premium is the exclusive services and facilities implemented at Barcel Premium hotels, which provides guests with a superior and exclusive level, well as the chance to extend your check-out time until 14.00. You can also enjoy a delicious breakfast, a lunchtime aperitif, afternoon tea, night-time refrigerator or honour bar in an exclusive area where you can relax.
    Discover these large, comfortable and light-filled rooms of 30.60 m2 perfectly equipped and with views of the gardens, they boasts all manner of technological and personal equipment to ensure your utmost comfort during your stay.
    In Room Amenities:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Coffee Maker
  • Direct Dial Phones
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron Board
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Voice Mail
  • Amenities

    • Free buffet breakfast
    • Free internet
    • Airport shuttle
    • Free parking
    • Outdoor pool
    • No smoking rooms/facilities
    General
    No smoking rooms/facilities
    Concierge
    Elevators
    Activities
    Outdoor pool
    Fitness center or spa
    Night club
    Game room
    Tennis
    Dining
    Free buffet breakfast
    Bar/Lounge
    Restaurant
    24 hour room service
    Services
    Business center
    Laundry service
    In-Room Safe
    Tour desk
    Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Barber/Beauty shop
    Conference facilities
    Doctor on call
    Gift shop
    Currency exchange
    Internet
    Free internet
    Transportation
    Airport shuttle
    Parking
    Free parking
    Parking
    Accessibility
    Handicapped rooms/facilities
    Ramp access to buildings

    Nearby points of interest

    • Museo de Arte Costarricense: 0.8 mi
    • Museo de los Ninos: 1.7 mi
    • Correos de Costa Rica: 1.8 mi
    • Central Park (Parque Central): 1.9 mi
    • Plaza de la Cultura: 2.1 mi
    • Pueblo Antiguo (Parque Nacional de Diversiones): 2.1 mi
    • Precolumbian Gold Museum: 2.1 mi
    • National Theater: 2.1 mi
    • El Pueblo: 2.1 mi
    • Jade Museum (Museo Nacional del Jade): 2.2 mi
    • Spirogyra Butterfly Garden: 2.2 mi
    • Museum of Contemporary Art and Design: 2.2 mi
    • Parque Espana: 2.2 mi
    • Parque Zoologico Nacional Simon Bolivar: 2.2 mi
    • National Museum (Museo Nacional): 2.5 mi
    • Museo de Arte Costarricense: 0.8 mi
    • Museo de los Ninos: 1.7 mi
    • Correos de Costa Rica: 1.8 mi
    • Central Park (Parque Central): 1.9 mi
    • Plaza de la Cultura: 2.1 mi
    • Pueblo Antiguo (Parque Nacional de Diversiones): 2.1 mi
    • Precolumbian Gold Museum: 2.1 mi
    • National Theater: 2.1 mi
    • El Pueblo: 2.1 mi
    • Jade Museum (Museo Nacional del Jade): 2.2 mi
    • Spirogyra Butterfly Garden: 2.2 mi
    • Museum of Contemporary Art and Design: 2.2 mi
    • Parque Espana: 2.2 mi
    • Parque Zoologico Nacional Simon Bolivar: 2.2 mi
    • National Museum (Museo Nacional): 2.5 mi
    • Orosi River Valley ( El Valle del Rio Orosi ): 17 mi
    • Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo: 18.1 mi
    • Chirripo National Park: 52.7 mi

    Meeting facilities

    Meeting Info
    A complete conventions and banquet center with more than 12 rooms with audio visual equipment and capacities up to 1500 people for meetings, seminars, social events and banquets, where you Hill find the perfect place for the success of your event.

    Dining

    Miyako Restaurant
    specialty Japonese Food, open from Monday to Saturday Dinner from 6:00 pm to 11 pm.
    Anfora Restaurant - Cafeteria
    Meats Restaurant - Buffet / A la carte; Breakfast Buffet from 5:30 am. to 10:30 am; Lunch from 12:30 am. to 2:30 pm; Dinner from 6:00 pm. to 10:30 pm.
    Rancho Bar & Grill
    Mets specialty Restaurant - Grill; Lunch from 12:30 pm. to 3:30 pm; Dinner from 7:00 pm. to 10:00 pm.

    Hotel Policies

    Check-in:
    1400
    Check-out:
    1200

    Terms and conditions

    Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

    The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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    Guest Reviews (97)

    Ratings and reviews for Barcelo San Jose Palacio Hotel

    Overall score

    3.9 / 5
    5.01.0
    97 out of 97
    Amenities:
    4.1
    Room cleanliness:
    4.4
    Hotel staff:
    4.2
    Room comfort:
    4.3
    Location:
    3.8
    Value:
    4

    91% would recommend to a friend.

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    Reviewer score

    5
    5.01.0
    Anonymous
    Business
    Silver Spring, Maryland USA
    Jun 28, 2009

    Over all excellent

    Excellent, wonderful place to rest. Food expensive but great.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    5
    Room cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Room comfort:
    5
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    4
    Trip purpose:

    Business

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    Review of Barcelo San Jose Palacio Hotel

    Reviewer score

    5
    5.01.0
    Anonymous
    Business
    St Pete Beach, Florida
    Jun 1, 2010

    Hotel Review

    We had a rental car but took a tour of the volcano & coffee plantation offered through the hotel. It included both breakfast & lunch which were delicious. The tour was great with two beautiful waterfalls & so many other things to see along the walk. the crater was huge & we walked further to see another one that was not steaming. Its quite a climb but well worth the effort. We saw exhibits with birds, big cats, snakes and butterflies. This is one of the most beautiful hotels inside & out with so many lush plants & so well maintained. We didn't realize that the breakfast buffet was free on the weekends so we only ate there on Sunday. It was everything & more there to choose from. The front desk employees were very helpful especially with directions. No street sign or names so maps are not much help. But it was a wonderful vacation.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    5
    Room cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Room comfort:
    5
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    5
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

    Make sure the take at least one tour so you can experience the beauty of Costa Rica.

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    Review of Barcelo San Jose Palacio Hotel

    Reviewer score

    5
    5.01.0
    Anonymous
    Business
    Orlando, Florida
    Feb 22, 2011

    The best hotel

    I will recommend this hotel to everyone...

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    5
    Room cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Room comfort:
    5
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    5
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Sightseeing tip: In Hotel

    nice hotel to stay..

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    Review of Barcelo San Jose Palacio Hotel

    Reviewer score

    5
    5.01.0
    Marcos
    Business
    San Santa Barbara CA
    Aug 19, 2011

    La Pura Vida is alive & well in Costa Rica

    Dear Mr. Groizard - I would like to complement you and your gracious staff at the Barcelo Palacio Hotel on my very positive impression of "La Pura Vida" - I look forward to returning to Costa Rica. I also heard other passengers saying they too were sad to leave Costa Rica and wish they could have stayed longer.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    4
    Room cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Room comfort:
    5
    Location:
    3
    Value:
    5
    Trip purpose:

    Business

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    Review of Barcelo San Jose Palacio Hotel

    Reviewer score

    5
    5.01.0
    DONGARY
    Business
    INDIANAPOLIS`
    Nov 20, 2011

    EXCELLENT SERVICE AND FOOD

    FRIENDLY, COURTEOUS, HELPFUL, GREAT BREAKFAST INCLUDED. HAD A BOTTLE OF WINE WITH NO OPENER AND CAME UP AND OPENED IT FOR ME. PARKING IS A LITTLE TIGHT BUT ADEQUATE IF YOU ARE CAREFUL.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    5
    Room cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Room comfort:
    5
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    4
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Dining tip: Not Applicable

    NEED DIRECTIONS TO GO ANYWHERE. NO SIGNS ON THE ROADS. TRY TO FIND LOCAL ESTABLISHMENTS FOR INEXPENSIVE GOOD FOOD.

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    Review of Barcelo San Jose Palacio Hotel

    Reviewer score

    5
    5.01.0
    dougy fresh
    Business
    Fort Myers Fl
    Apr 21, 2012

    the real deal

    Home town friendly, truly professionals. You name it everybody was there for me, door man, front desk,food servers, gym managers, maids, and taxi-es.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    4
    Room cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Room comfort:
    4
    Location:
    4
    Value:
    4
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Dining tip: In Hotel

    Supreme breakfast buffet, not to be missed. This display of ethnic culinary was on par with any Ritz's Carlton ever.

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    Review of Barcelo San Jose Palacio Hotel

    Reviewer score

    5
    5.01.0
    Travel travel travel
    Business
    Melbourne, Florida
    May 4, 2012

    Visit family and friends in Costa Rica

    Excellent service and location. We were able to travel to different parts of the city and several towns close to San Jose. It is also close to the airport and the hotel offers free transportation. The restaurant breakfast was superb.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    5
    Room cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Room comfort:
    5
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    4
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Time-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

    Hotel driving distance is close to family members and to several areas around the city. Not far from the center of San Jose and shopping areas. Also close to the airport.

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    Review of Barcelo San Jose Palacio Hotel

    Reviewer score

    5
    5.01.0
    dougy fresh
    Business
    Fort Myers Fl
    Jun 27, 2012

    1 week vaca

    Everything worked for me. The pool, gym, and especially the free breakfast. I'm sorry did I mention the great drinks in the bar.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    5
    Room cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Room comfort:
    4
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    5
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

    Go for a nice jog at the park next to the stadium.

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    Review of Barcelo San Jose Palacio Hotel

    Reviewer score

    5
    5.01.0
    Zonzonel
    Business
    FLL
    Jan 29, 2013

    excelent

    i will always come back to this hotel with my family.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    5
    Room cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Room comfort:
    5
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    5
    Trip purpose:

    Business

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    Review of Barcelo San Jose Palacio Hotel

    Reviewer score

    5
    5.01.0
    Costa Rica Brandon
    Business
    Raleigh, NC
    Mar 7, 2013

    Costa Rica Vacation

    This was the nicest hotel at which I have ever stayed. The front desk area was immaculate and the staff was extremely helpful. We had just booked a standard room with 2 queen beds and without even asking we were upgraded to a suite that had a desktop computer complete with its own desk, a seperate living room with 2 leather couches and a flat screen tv, and a seperate bedroom complete with king sized bed and its own flat screen tv. I was so surprised and happy about the opulence of this hotel.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    5
    Room cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Room comfort:
    5
    Location:
    4
    Value:
    5
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Entertainment tip: In Hotel

    They have tennis courts, squash courts and an amazing pool complete with personal cabanas and a swim up bar.

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