$83 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 30, 2014 Check-out: Oct 2, 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
93 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.

Hotel Map

9.9461 -84.105
Area served
San Jose, Costa Rica
Nearby airports
Juan Santamaria International Airport - Take the General Canas Highway and turn to the second exit to the Juan Pablo Segundo bridge and follow the signs.
Area description
The hotel is properly located on the General Canas Highway in a residential area called Robledal. The National Theater, National Museum, Mlico Salazar Theater and the Museum of Costarrican Art among other and very short distance of Mall, International offices

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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
    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

    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:
    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 (93)

    Ratings and reviews for Barcelo San Jose Palacio Hotel

    Overall score

    3.9 / 5
    5.01.0
    93 out of 93
    Amenities:
    4.1
    Room cleanliness:
    4.4
    Hotel staff:
    4.2
    Room comfort:
    4.4
    Location:
    3.8
    Value:
    4

    90% would recommend to a friend.

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    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    Sosten
    Richland, WA, USA
    Sep 19, 2014

    Great Time in Costa Rica

    The hotel rooms were nice and clean. Had an excellent view. The staff was very nice, polite, and professional. The breakfast buffet was a GREAT way to start the day. It would have been nice if there would have been a mini-refrigerator in the room. There seemed to be fairly few places to visit within walking distance.

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

    3
    5.01.0
    Jenlop
    Guatemala
    Jul 19, 2014

    Not secure

    The hotel doesn't have security service at the parking lot. We rented a car and the called us early in the morning to let us know that the cars window was broken, when my husband asked about the hotel security they said the security leaves at 11:00 pm. They never told us it wasn't a safe place to leave our car. They didn't become responsible for the damage and claimed that they had warned us but they didn't until the incident had already happened. Very disappointed!!!

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

    4
    5.01.0
    Coloski resort
    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
    Room cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    4
    Room comfort:
    5
    Location:
    4
    Value:
    4
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    Review of Barcelo San Jose Palacio Hotel

    Reviewer score

    3
    5.01.0
    diz
    modesto
    Feb 16, 2014

    airport hotel

    Not close to any restaurants other than their pricy ones. No place to park close to bring in luggage

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

    5
    5.01.0
    Lissa frequent traveller
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Jan 28, 2014

    Great place to stay!

    Wish we would have had longer here! We only stayed one night before going to rain forest and wish we could have stayed longer. Pool area was gorgeous, breakfast buffet was amazing, room very clean and comfortable, staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Airport shuttle was free but hard to catch on arrival. Much better for departure.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    5
    Room cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Room comfort:
    5
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    5
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    Review of Barcelo San Jose Palacio Hotel

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    spoonplugger
    louisville-kentucky
    Jan 21, 2014

    caravan-tour

    it was very nice-comfortable-good service and good food-nice and scenic-good window views---climate was very nice

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    5
    Room cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Room comfort:
    5
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    4
    Entertainment tip: In Hotel

    toucan at bar window

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    Review of Barcelo San Jose Palacio Hotel

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    MIKKID13
    Auburn, California
    Jan 13, 2014

    Nice place.

    I took the suite the first night prior to a tour that I was participating in. It seemed smart to book here since the tour used this hotel for the following two evenings. Food was great, most of the service, with only a few challenges with language barriers. The suite was phenomenal. We have a couple of days at the end of our tour before we go home. I think I will book here and cancel my other reservations. I was really comfortable staying here so I want to give them my business since I am in the area.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    5
    Room cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    4
    Room comfort:
    4
    Location:
    4
    Value:
    5
    Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

    Take advantage of getting a suite. This feels like an apartment for not too much more money over the standard room, plus you get free wifi and breakfast. That can counterbalance or justify the cost, plus you get a primo room.

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    Review of Barcelo San Jose Palacio Hotel

    Reviewer score

    2
    5.01.0
    the lonely travler
    costa rica
    Jan 8, 2014

    just ok

    The hotel is in bad location for walking.Too far fr4om down town. The buffet is to expensive and is not very good. All the food tastes the same. The service is not very good in the buffet area. The staff in the buffet area is not very personable and speaks very little English. All in all, I would not stay there again.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    1
    Room cleanliness:
    3
    Hotel staff:
    1
    Room comfort:
    3
    Location:
    1
    Value:
    1
    Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

    Take a hotel taxi. cheaper

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    Review of Barcelo San Jose Palacio Hotel

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    russandvikki
    Alex. VA
    Jan 5, 2014

    Lover's Retreat

    My friend and I had only recently met and wanted a get-away from work and the cold Northeast winter. This place was perfect. Except for a 2 hour trip to buy some supplies, we did not leave the grounds for almost 8 full days. If you come here, pay the extra for the Premium package with the king suite. The additional food and beverages offered on this exclusive top floor overlooking the city far exceeds the additional cost. We had a wonderful time.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    5
    Room cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    4
    Room comfort:
    5
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    5
    Entertainment tip: In Hotel

    THE POOL Babe, bring lots of swim wear & sun screen

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