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Recent guest reviews

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.

Swimming pool water was cold. I got a bacterial infection. Dinner buffet extremely expensive.

Autopista General Canas 3km San Jose San Jose

Room options

Superior Triple Room, 2 Queen Beds

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 3

Premium Room

1 King Bed | 2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 2

Premium Suite (Level)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Superior Double Room

1 King Bed | 2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 2

Hotel highlights

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

Barceló San José places you within 3 miles (5 km) of popular attractions like Morazan Park and Costa Rica National Stadium (Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica). 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 room service, or entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 5:00 AM to 10:30 AM.


Rooms

All 254 rooms provide minibars, coffee makers, and free local calls. 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 safes, 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 dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and tours or tickets. Other amenities at this beach hotel include free WiFi in public areas, a conference center, and a business center.

Guest reviews for Barceló San José

Everyone (44) Couples (1) Family (6)
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

5
Everyone

By on Dec 4, 2019

Review comment responded on Dec 5, 2019

Estimado Huésped En primer lugar, nos gustaría agradecerle los comentarios tan positivos que ha compartido referente a su reciente visita a nuestro hotel Barceló San José, estamos encantados de saber que fuimos capaces de cumplir con sus expectativas. Saludos Cordiales, Carlos Ruíz Director

3
Family

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 .

By on Nov 4, 2019

Review comment responded on Nov 21, 2019

Estimado Huésped Sentimos profundamente escuchar que no disfrutara al máximo de su experiencia en nuestro hotel, ya que nos esforzamos día a día en convertir cada estancia en algo inolvidable. Hemos revisado en detalle sus comentarios, junto con nuestros equipos y responsables de cada departamento, y nos gustaría asegurarle que todos sus problemas serán atendidos. Saludos Cordiales, Carlos Ruíz Director

4
Family

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

By on Oct 6, 2019

Review comment responded on Oct 6, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for reviewing your recent stay in our Barceló San José. It is wonderful to hear we were able to make your stay special from the moment you arrived until the moment you departed. Best Regards, Carlos Ruiz Director.

5
Everyone

Great place, convenient and accommodating location.

By on Oct 1, 2019

Review comment responded on Oct 2, 2019

Dear Guest: Thank you for making our Barceló San José your choice hotel on this occasion and for your very kind recommendation to the travel community, this positive feedback keeps us motivated to encounter the compliance of our demanding quality standards. Best Regards, Carlos Ruiz. Director.

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