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Recent guest reviews

Poolside service was nice. Recommend purchasing with breakfast; it’s more expensive if you eat at the hotel restaurant out of pocket.

Great located hotel! We had a great time at swimming, too cold bu

The property, staff and amenities are all of the best quality and admirable. Please make a reservation without hesitation and enjoy!

The place is beautiful clean and elegant. The staff is friendly, helpful and joyful. It was delightful to spend our first night in Costa Rica at this lovely place.

Lovely grounds, swimming pool. Parrots in the trees outside our window. Staff very helpful.

All of the food was great, the staff was friendly, and the property was beautiful.

The food at the restaurant and through room service was terrible. The hair dryer in the bathroom didn’t work. The shower seal was broken leaking water onto floor. Sliding glass doors to patio didn’t shut completely. There seemed to be a continual problem with the room key cards not working (not specific to us bc saw other guests with same issue) which was a problem since you needed it for the elevator to reach your floor.

The grounds, the breakfast and the staff are all excellent.

The Internet never worked even after they reset the password. There is no Refrigerator. Clean, Nice Bed, indoor pool and gym are great, plenty of parking, great breakfast

Rugs in the hallways smell . Cards to open the room constantly needed to be replace ..Restaurant supervisor not friendly . No entertainment after 7:00 pm .

Comfortable beds and very good breakfast. Our room view was amazing

Great place, convenient and accommodating location.

Good location but rooms in hotel need urgent updating.

I liked the grounds , it was a mini rainforest in downtown San Jose.

Autopista General Canas 3km San Jose San Jose

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Free airport shuttle

Barceló San José places you within a mile (2 km) of Museum of Costa Rican Art and Estadio Nacional. This 254-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with 3 restaurants, an outdoor pool, and free self parking.


Dining

This hotel is home to 3 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. Start each morning with cooked-to-order breakfast, available for a fee from 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM.


Rooms

All 254 rooms provide minibars, coffee makers, and safes. Guests can expect to find 43-inch LED TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds sport premium bedding. Other amenities include phones, ironing boards, and desks.


Property features

Guests of Barceló San José have access to an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and outdoor tennis courts. There's free parking, as well as a free airport shuttle (available on request). Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with concierge services, luggage storage, and dry cleaning/laundry. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a conference center, and a business center.

Room options

Double Room Single Use

1 King Bed | Sleeps 1

Suite (Master)

1 King Bed, 1 Double Bed and 1 Twin Bed | Sleeps 5

Premium Room (Superior Level)

1 King Bed | 2 Double Beds | Sleeps 4

Superior Single Room (Premium Level)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 1

Guest reviews for Barceló San José

Everyone (24) Couples (1) Family (7)
5
Family

Poolside service was nice. Recommend purchasing with breakfast; it’s more expensive if you eat at the hotel restaurant out of pocket.

By on Jul 22, 2021

Review comment responded on Jul 22, 2021

Firstly we would like to thank you for the lovely review you shared following your recent visit to our Barceló hotel and are delighted to read that we were able to match your holiday expectations

5
Everyone

Great located hotel! We had a great time at swimming, too cold bu

By on Jun 13, 2021

Review comment responded on Jun 14, 2021

We would like to thank you for the lovely review you shared following your recent visit to our Barceló hotel and are delighted to read that we were able to match your holiday expectations.

5
Everyone

The property, staff and amenities are all of the best quality and admirable. Please make a reservation without hesitation and enjoy!

By on Mar 15, 2021

Review comment responded on Mar 17, 2021

Dear Guest: Thank you for sharing your feedback on your recent holiday experience among us, our main goal being to ensure we keep on delivering unforgettable holiday experiences to our guests, your comments are crucial in this process therefore we highly value your time and constructive critics Best Regards,

5
Everyone

The place is beautiful clean and elegant. The staff is friendly, helpful and joyful. It was delightful to spend our first night in Costa Rica at this lovely place.

By on Jan 20, 2021

Review comment responded on Jan 20, 2021

Dear Guest: Thank you for the great feedback of your recent holiday experience at our Barceló San José; guest satisfaction is our number one goal and there is nothing better than achieving that, we are happy our hotel and staff were able to meet all your needs during your stay.

5
Everyone

By on Feb 23, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 23, 2020

Dear guest Thank you for this heartwarming review of your stay with us, we look forward to your next visit. Best Regards, Carlos Ruiz Director.

5
Family Partner Couples

Lovely grounds, swimming pool. Parrots in the trees outside our window. Staff very helpful.

By , from Oakland, Maine on Feb 13, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 13, 2020

Dear Guest Firstly we would like to thank you for the lovely review you shared following your recent visit to our Barceló San José hotel and are delighted to read that we were able to match your holiday expectations. Best regards, Carlos Ruíz, Director

5
Friends

All of the food was great, the staff was friendly, and the property was beautiful.

By on Jan 9, 2020

Review comment responded on Jan 9, 2020

Dear Guest Firstly we would like to thank you for the lovely review you shared following your recent visit to our Barceló San José hotel and are delighted to read that we were able to match your holiday expectations. Last but not least, it fills us with pride that you could enjoy the gastronomical efforts of our chefs as we strive to satisfy the many culinary wishes of our guests offering the most delicious international and local dishes. Again we thank you for this very kind review of our hotel and we look forward to serving you again in the future. Best regards, Carlos Ruíz, Director

3
Family

The food at the restaurant and through room service was terrible. The hair dryer in the bathroom didn’t work. The shower seal was broken leaking water onto floor. Sliding glass doors to patio didn’t shut completely. There seemed to be a continual problem with the room key cards not working (not specific to us bc saw other guests with same issue) which was a problem since you needed it for the elevator to reach your floor.

By on Jan 1, 2020

Review comment responded on Jan 8, 2020

Dear Guest We greatly appreciate the time you spent to review your recent experience in our hotel, at Barceló we always strive to exceed guests' expectations and your comments will help our teams reaching that goal. Best regards, Carlos Ruíz, Director

5
Family

The grounds, the breakfast and the staff are all excellent.

By on Dec 30, 2019

Review comment responded on Dec 31, 2019

Dear Guest We greatly appreciate the time you spent to review your recent experience in our hotel, at Barceló we always strive to exceed guests' expectations and your comments will help our teams reaching that goal. Best regards, Carlos Ruíz, Director

4
Everyone

The Internet never worked even after they reset the password. There is no Refrigerator. Clean, Nice Bed, indoor pool and gym are great, plenty of parking, great breakfast

By , from San diego on Dec 9, 2019

Review comment responded on Dec 12, 2019

Dear Guest We greatly appreciate the time you spent to review your recent experience in our hotel, at Barceló we always strive to exceed guests' expectations and your comments will help our teams reaching that goal. Best regards, Carlos Ruíz, Director

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