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Durham, North Carolina
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here the night before we flew out of Costa Rica to return home. The hotel was nice, the pool lovely (a bit chilly) and the buffet (especially the breakfast) was delicious. The transfer to the airport went seamlessly and everyone was professional and kind. My only real complaint is that we had requested a crib for my son...

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Channel M, Director General at Barcelo San Jose, responded to this review

Dear Guest In Barceló we strongly believe that there is always room for improvement and your comments will assist our team in their continuous efforts aimed at meeting our guests' expectations, therefore we greatly appreciate the time you took out of your day to share. We hope to have your visit soon. Best Regards Carlos Ruiz Director

Sammamish
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We love Costa Rica, and this is our third trip. We chose to spend 2 nights in San Jose for one reason: to take my son to a La Liga futbol game. So we came here with the expectation of the hotel being an oasis in the pretty dirty and disappointing city of San Jose. We were in the mood...

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Channel M, Director General at Barcelo San Jose, responded to this review

Dear Guest We would like to express our gratitude for the comments you made about your recent visit. They help us to understand how our guests experience their stay with us. It is always our goal to achieve maximum customer satisfaction and we are delighted to hear that your holiday at Barceló San José was an enjoyable one. We continuously...

Reviewed 1 week ago

Breakfast included in our room rate was amazing. Buffett style but huge variety. The hotel provides a free shuttle bus to and from the airport. It leaves the hotel on the hour and leaves from the airport on the half hour. Recommend using this rather than local taxis who tried hard to rip us off despite being metered. Very comfortable...

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Channel M, Director General at Barcelo San Jose, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you very much for sharing this great review of your recent stay at Barceló San José. We are thrilled that you have enjoyed your stay and certainly agree that our dedicated staff plays a key role to our guests' overall experience. The entire team works very hard to ensure that we deliver a high standard of service...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Barcelo San José is a hotel that while well preserved is showing it's age in building structure, by no means I'm saying is not a nice place, it just dated. I was treated nicely, upgraded to the 6th floor at a very good nightly rate considering that we are in high season. If you get a room in the...

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Channel M, Director General at Barcelo San Jose, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Marco, Thank you for your recent visit to Barceló San Jose. We would like to thank you for the lovely review you shared following your recent visit to our hotel and are delighted to read that we were able to match your holiday expectations. We really enjoy to read that you had enjoy the benefits of our Premium...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel was very clean and the room spacious. The breakfast buffet was amazing with so many choices and everything was fresh. The pool was pretty with zero entry, bar/restaurant, small lazy river and hammocks. There was also a small, but charming and well maintained garden area. The hotel is a quick $5 Uber ride from central San Jose, about...

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Channel M, Director General at Barcelo San Jose, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the great feedback of your recent holiday experience at our Barceló San Jose; 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. We greatly appreciate the time you spent for your kind...

Victoria, British Columbia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of business people around. Kids running around on vacation was met with many frowns. Pool is super cold. Breakfast is fantastic, and the sushi restaurant, although super expensive, very good. The pizza is the best deal, and excellent.

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Channel M, Director General at Barcelo San Jose, responded to this review

Dear Guest We greatly appreciate the time you spent to review your recent experience in our hotel San José Barceló we always strive to exceed guests' expectations and your comments will help our teams reaching that goal. We are happy to hear that you enjoy our sushi and our pizza. Hope to serve you soon. Best Regards Carlos Ruiz Director

Vineland, New Jersey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Barcelo Hotel chain is new to us but we will look for their hotels in the future. The hotel in San Jose, Costa Rica, is in some ways typical of luxury hotels in country capitals. The entry is modern and spacious with lovely furniture in which to lounge. The staff, of course, is courteous and accommodating. Our reservation included...

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Channel M, Director General at Barcelo San Jose, responded to this review

Dear Guest We always find it nice to read that our guests went home with great holiday memories and we are very grateful for the time and effort you spent to share your personal experience at our Barceló San José hotel with us and Tripadvisor readers. We hope to have your visit soon. Best Regards Carlos Ruiz Director

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here while passing through San Jose. Nice, comfortable hotel. The pool area looked nice, although we didn't use it. The bar was fine...nothing noteworthy, but reasonably priced and a place to enjoy a snack and a drink. The breakfast buffet (included) was a typical Costa Rican buffet. We all had plenty to eat before leaving. The rooms were...

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Channel M, Director General at Barcelo San Jose, responded to this review

Dear Holly 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. Yes our rooms with balcony are great because have a really nice view...

Pembroke Pines, Florida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A couple of us decided to visit Costa Rica, we stayed at the Barcelona San Jose. Best trip ever!!! The staff are so polite and friendly, they were so helpful in telling us where to visit and how to get there. We were on the VIP floor and received true VIP treatment. We hired a driver from the hotel to...

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Dear Dayanasainrfort We would like to express our gratitude for the comments you made about your recent visit. They help us to understand how our guests experience their stay with us. It is always our goal to achieve maximum customer satisfaction and we are delighted to hear that your holiday at Barceló San José was an enjoyable one. We continuously...

Lisburn, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Great buffet breakfast but sometimes hard to find table early in morning as tables reserved for large tour groups. Not close to shops or restaurants. Rooms are excellent, good size with comfortable beds. The pool area is really nice and you can eat poolside. They offer a collection service from airport, The driver does not come in you need to...

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Dear Mrs. Val, First we would like to thank you for your recent visit to Barcelo San Jose. Thank you very much for the time you spent to share your personal impressions of your stay at our Barceló San Jose.We always welcome feedback, as it allows us to continually improve the experience we create for our guests. Iam sure that...

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Barcelo San Jose

Address: Residencial El Robledal | La Uruca, San Jose 458-1150, Costa Rica (Formerly Barcelo San Jose Palacio)
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range: $109 - $187 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Barcelo San Jose 4*
Number of rooms: 254
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Also Known As:
Barcelo San Jose Palacio Hotel San Jose
San Jose Barcelo
Barcelo Palacio Hotel Costa Rica
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in San Jose
#2 Luxury Hotel in San Jose
#16 Business Hotel in San Jose
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