$76 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jul 24, 2015 Check-out: Jul 27, 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
112 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
    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:
    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 / 5
    5.01.0
    112 out of 112
    Amenities:
    4.1
    Cleanliness:
    4.4
    Hotel staff:
    4.1
    Comfort:
    4.3
    Location:
    3.9
    Value:
    4

    91% would recommend to a friend.

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    Review of Barcelo San Jose Palacio Hotel

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    Outta town visitor
    Business
    Reno
    Jun 8, 2015

    Clean resort feel

    Even though this is located in a HUGE city it felt very much like a resort with a really nice pool and active bar. Great value for the money.

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

    Business

    Review of Barcelo San Jose Palacio Hotel

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    Nicole K.
    Business
    N/A
    Apr 6, 2015

    Great Trip

    I loved the Barcelo the ambiance was great and the staff was ok. Beware of Cab gauging. Only pitfall was lots of foods and mosquitos due to food and water being left around.

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

    Business

    Review of Barcelo San Jose Palacio Hotel

    Reviewer score

    5
    5.01.0
    ramiro t.
    Business
    Miami
    Jan 12, 2015

    Business Trip

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

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

    Business

    Review of Barcelo San Jose Palacio Hotel

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    Carlos
    Business
    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:

    Business

    Review of Barcelo San Jose Palacio Hotel

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    Savvy gyrll
    Business
    Minneapolis, MN
    Nov 30, 2014

    Pretty nice

    Comfortable room, nice view. Would be nice to have a balcony but the windows don't even open. The bed was comfy and the room was clean and had a table & chairs and a sitting area so I liked that. The pizza and arroz we ordered from room service was not good, pizza was soggy! I didn't look at what restaurants they had. Also hot tub closes at 4pm on Sunday so that was a bummer. The free airport shuttle was great. I didn't get to eat breakfast so I don't know how that it.

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

    Business

    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
    Cleanliness:
    4
    Hotel staff:
    4
    Comfort:
    4
    Location:
    3
    Value:
    3
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Review of Barcelo San Jose Palacio Hotel

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    Luisgon1
    Business
    San Jose
    Sep 23, 2014

    Nice!

    Excellent Place, the staff was very helpful, nice place, recommended!

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

    Business

    Review of Barcelo San Jose Palacio Hotel

    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    Sosten
    Business
    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
    Cleanliness:
    4
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Comfort:
    4
    Location:
    3
    Value:
    4
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Review of Barcelo San Jose Palacio Hotel

    Reviewer score

    5
    5.01.0
    Local fellow
    Business
    San Jose
    Sep 15, 2014

    Nice weekeknd!!!

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

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

    Business

    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
    Cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    2
    Comfort:
    4
    Location:
    3
    Value:
    3
    Trip purpose:

    Business

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