$73 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 4, 2015 Check-out: Sep 7, 2015

Barcelo San Jose Palacio Hotel

3 stars
View map of Autopista General Canas 3KM,, El Robledal - La Uruca, San Jose,

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
88 reviews
Business Trip

Always stayed in this hotel. Wifi, breakfast, airport transportation include with room. See full review

  • ramiro t.
  • Jan 12, 2015
Nice weekeknd!!!

In general I had a pleasant stay at this hotel, Id totally recommend it! See full review

  • Local fellow
  • Sep 15, 2014

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.

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).

Property 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.

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.
Nearby 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)
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)
Policies
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
    Accessible 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

    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.

    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.

    Hotel Policies

    Check-in:
    2:00 PM
    Check-out:
    12:00 PM

    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.

    Ratings and reviews for Barcelo San Jose Palacio Hotel

    Overall score

    4.1 / 5
    5.01.0
    15 out of 88
    Amenities:
    4.3
    Cleanliness:
    4.7
    Hotel staff:
    4.5
    Comfort:
    4.7
    Location:
    4.1
    Value:
    4.3

    100% would recommend to a friend.

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    Review of Barcelo San Jose Palacio Hotel

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    Carlos
    Family
    San Jose Costa Rica
    Jan 6, 2015

    Family holidays

    Nice place but there's a few things about the room they need to work more in the maintenance of the rooms.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    4
    Cleanliness:
    4
    Hotel staff:
    4
    Comfort:
    4
    Location:
    4
    Value:
    4
    Trip purpose:

    Family

    Review of Barcelo San Jose Palacio Hotel

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    Coloski resort
    Family
    Nebraska
    Jun 4, 2014

    Fantastic Hotel

    After returning from a week up in the rainforest this place was pure luxury! It has marble flooring and counter tops, very clean rooms. The food was fantastic, we chose to eat in the buffet which was a little pricey at $28 but you could also order off of the menu where they had pasta, pizza, and sandwiches ranging from $6-$14. The pool was Beautiful!! and they had hammocks hanging around with the lounge chairs which added a lot of character. Would definitely stay here again.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    5
    Cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    4
    Comfort:
    5
    Location:
    4
    Value:
    4
    Trip purpose:

    Family

    Review of Barcelo San Jose Palacio Hotel

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    Gene Lynn
    Family
    New York
    Dec 29, 2013

    Great Family Getaway

    Our 16 year old boy and we really liked this hotel. Our room was spacious, the beds were great and the bathroom had a wonderful shower. We tried room service for dinner once and liked it. The buffet breakfasts were fantastic and the poolside grill is a nice lunch option. Dinner in the hotel is too pricey, especially at the buffet dinner restaurant. The hotel is right off the highway and there's really not much to do in the immediate area. Be prepared to rent a car or take a number of tours/cabs. We rented a car and took a few day trips to the mountains, rainforests and jungle waterfalls. Also bring snacks because there aren't any snack stores or machines in the hotel. Although the hotel is great, I'd prefer to go farther away from San Jose, either into the mountains or to the beach.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    4
    Cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    4
    Comfort:
    5
    Location:
    3
    Value:
    4
    Trip purpose:

    Family

    Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

    Try the Multiplaza Escasu shopping mall for some nice restaurants as well as fine stores.

    Review of Barcelo San Jose Palacio Hotel

    Reviewer score

    2
    5.01.0
    AngeloF
    Family
    miami
    Nov 22, 2013

    Great location and value ...

    But don't think that you are getting a high end hotel when you get there ! I't's a normal hotel , it's not what it used to be !

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    2
    Cleanliness:
    1
    Hotel staff:
    3
    Comfort:
    3
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    2
    Trip purpose:

    Family

    Review of Barcelo San Jose Palacio Hotel

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    Nosara Brian
    Family
    Golden, co
    Jun 9, 2013

    Fine hotel

    Nice room, easy to find off highway, good restaurants. Affordable June rate. Kids loved the outdoor pool.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    4
    Cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Comfort:
    5
    Location:
    4
    Value:
    5
    Trip purpose:

    Family

    Dining tip: In Hotel

    Few restaurants within walking distance. Great Japanese restaurant.

    Review of Barcelo San Jose Palacio Hotel

    Reviewer score

    5
    5.01.0
    wdavis
    Family
    North Carolina, USA
    Apr 24, 2013

    Great Hotel in San Jose

    Top Class hotel in San Jose, Costa Rica. Located about 10 miles from airport. Very convenient to find and nestled on hilltop with great views of the city and mountains. Staff was most pleasant and helpful of anyone we met in Costa Rica. Great food, nice rooms, nice pool and beautiful lush grounds adjacent to the hotel. Best value in Costa Rica.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    4
    Cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Comfort:
    5
    Location:
    4
    Value:
    5
    Trip purpose:

    Family

    Money-saving tip: In Hotel

    Room rates were best at the Barcelo Palacio hotel for services provided.

    Review of Barcelo San Jose Palacio Hotel

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    DaxThornhill
    Family
    Toronto
    Apr 23, 2013

    Great hotel, excellent value

    lovely hotel, excellent value. Would not hesitate to book again. The location is a distance away from restaurants and stores, so you always need a cab. Great breakfast buffet. Amazing balconies.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    5
    Cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Comfort:
    5
    Location:
    3
    Value:
    5
    Trip purpose:

    Family

    Review of Barcelo San Jose Palacio Hotel

    Reviewer score

    5
    5.01.0
    Zonzonel
    Family
    FLL
    Jan 29, 2013

    excelent

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

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    5
    Cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Comfort:
    5
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    5
    Trip purpose:

    Family

    Review of Barcelo San Jose Palacio Hotel

    Reviewer score

    5
    5.01.0
    Travel travel travel
    Family
    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
    Cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Comfort:
    5
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    4
    Trip purpose:

    Family

    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.

    Review of Barcelo San Jose Palacio Hotel

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    Len10
    Family
    Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Jan 5, 2012

    Very Decent Hotel for the money

    Hotel was very clean, rooms were decent size. Beds were very soft/plush and comfortable. I found the Dinner buffer a bit overpriced for the selection. And I didn't like the $10/night Internet fee that applies only to 1 device, so I'd need to buy 2 or $20 to get my Ipad and Iphone authorized to use the internet. If It was based on room, and not devices I wouldn't be upset at the $10/night fee. The pool was well maintained. and the staff was attentive at the pool side bar/cafe

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    4
    Cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Comfort:
    5
    Location:
    4
    Value:
    4
    Trip purpose:

    Family

    Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

    Lots to do within 45mins of driving, like the POAS volcano, breathtaking views and nice eateries on the drive up the mountain. visit the boca coffee plantation.

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