$68 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 28, 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

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

    81% would recommend to a friend.

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    Review of Barcelo San Jose Palacio Hotel

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    Andorta
    Business
    Fort Myers
    Nov 20, 2014

    Great place for bussines

    There for a business trip... location and staff were great.

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

    Business

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    Review of Barcelo San Jose Palacio Hotel

    Reviewer score

    3
    5.01.0
    Centro America traveller
    Business
    Miami, Florida
    Aug 3, 2014

    Worst Barcelo Experience

    The service at the different restaurants was bad, slow and poor attention, the food was not good either. In my opinion, it was the worst service in any Barcelo hotel I have ever been.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    2
    Room cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    2
    Room comfort:
    4
    Location:
    3
    Value:
    3
    Trip purpose:

    Business

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    Review of Barcelo San Jose Palacio Hotel

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    Dr Eric I
    Business
    Augusta Maine
    Nov 11, 2013

    A nice time had by all

    The hotel was a good choice. The breakfast was all that it was stated to be and a little more. The room was nice, clean and was well appointed. The gardens were beautiful. The pool was big and clear. The Red Taxis was a great choice to get into the city . The location in some review was considered a negative, I considered the location a plus because it was a easy reach from the Airport 13 K and the traffic in San Jose can get tough. I would stay at the hotel again. Please and thank you. Dr EIM

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

    Business

    Time-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

    13 k from the airport and puts you only about 6 k from the city.

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    Review of Barcelo San Jose Palacio Hotel

    Reviewer score

    1
    5.01.0
    Zonzonel
    Business
    FLL
    Feb 23, 2013

    They tried to rob me!!!

    I'm allways going to this hotel when i'm traveling in or out Costa Rica but this time I just realize that they can go arround they'r system and rob you.I'm talking about the restaurant not the hotel,so be aware and check your bills when you pay cos they will show you a preview of a bill instead of the final check in order to change it after and get the money for them self! Be aware! I am very disapointed with this and i think i will choose other hotel for my next stay in San Jose!

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

    Business

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    Review of Barcelo San Jose Palacio Hotel

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    ROY President Chairman
    Business
    Barcelo Palacio Hotel, San Jose, CR
    Aug 11, 2012

    2-Day Business Trip

    The Barcelo Palacio Hotel, San Jose, Costa Rica provided us excellent high-quality accommodations, food, service, comfort, value, and location. Additionally, the hotel provided us a complimentary 4-star breakfast, and room internet service. My business associates expressed extreme satisfaction with my selection of the Barcelo Palacio Hotel for our business trip to Costa Rica.

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

    Business

    Money-saving tip: In Hotel

    If you're arriving in San Jose, CR by air, make a reservation with the Barcelo Palacio Hotel for a shuttle-bus pick-up at the airport upon your arrival at least 24-hours in advance of your arrival or you will have to pay about $25 for a taxi to the hotel.

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    Review of Barcelo San Jose Palacio Hotel

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    oakisland2
    Business
    Long Island, NY
    Aug 9, 2012

    Very nice location

    This hotel was excellent and niely located on two main roads for easy access to downtown, the airport, and excursions outside the city.

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

    Business

    Dining tip: In Hotel

    excellent breakfast buffet

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    Review of Barcelo San Jose Palacio Hotel

    Reviewer score

    3
    5.01.0
    JimmyGo
    Business
    Pembroke Pines, Florida
    Jul 30, 2012

    OK for short stay

    The room is big but a little old Brefast buffet not good at all People are very nice

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

    Business

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    Review of Barcelo San Jose Palacio Hotel

    Reviewer score

    2
    5.01.0
    rodrigod
    Business
    Bs As
    Mar 7, 2012

    Not for bussines at all

    Not free internet. 12 USD per day and person (you cannot use your phone while using your notebook) 3 USD per 15mins in bussines center!!! When calling international, USD 50 on a 14 mins call to LATAM... Hotel and amenities are excellent. Any extra service you could use is extremelly expensive.

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

    Business

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    Review of Barcelo San Jose Palacio Hotel

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    Rocco Cruz
    Business
    Ponce, Puerto Rico
    Jan 16, 2012

    business

    Good, the need free wifi, and the mini bar room need to be open.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    3
    Room cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Room comfort:
    5
    Location:
    3
    Value:
    2
    Trip purpose:

    Business

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    Review of Barcelo San Jose Palacio Hotel

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    law man
    Business
    Miami, FL, USA
    Dec 8, 2011

    Very very good!!

    Great place to stay!!! very good location. The view to the small forest in the hotel was out of this world Very helpful and friendly staff can't wait to go again

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

    Business

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